I still haven’t read the article yet, but apparently others have, and I’d like to thank those kind souls who’ve actually sent me positive comments or words of encouragement since “Vanishing” appeared in Outside Magazine.
I read the article, and as suspected the it is a classic hatchet job, which included taking three words out of a two sentence quote and completely misrepresenting the context in which they were uttered. A strange combination of truth and manipulation in an attempt by the author to fit my interview into his pre-ordained story line.
Nonetheless, I don’t get why people are focusing on my sanity or whether or not I rode the Tour de France. My roommate rode four Tours of Italy, another teammate won a stage in the Vuelta…it’s not like this shit isn’t real, people.