Mongo did the 23/2300 Hammerfest tonight completely "dope free" for the first time in a long while...and it wasn't so bad.
I dope because I have to, not because I want to. And before you get any ideas that Mongo is hypocritical about being anti-doping on the Pro level but okay with it on the suburban, Cat 3-4-5, group-ride level, let me make one clear distinction. Mongo's doping is not for "performance enhancing". On the contrary...it is for "sucking reducing".
I gave it all I had tonight and the results were pretty good. I climbed well, for me, and I was in the mix in the Sprint until the final couple hundred metres (European for yards), when I eventually faded to fifth.