"...It really is a magical island even when you are not smoking anything like a lot of the locals. One of my favourite stories is from around age 15 when I was doing trailwork on Hornby. In exchange for helping out for the day I was given a joint; Hornby is a bit of a hippy island and a joint was pretty much like cash. I don't smoke and I was hungry so I headed down to the local gathering place, the Co-op store. It seemed pretty normal at the time that I just traded the joint with some dude for a burrito. Still sounds like a pretty good deal to me..."
Maybe when Geoff writes, "magical island," he means the kind of place that ADA testers can't get to for purposes of performing targeted tests. Anyway, Geoff, good to know that trading banned substances still sounds like a pretty good deal to you in 2009, one that you're apparently happy to endorse in the eyes of any 15 year-old cyclists reading your diary on CyclingNews.com... BTW everyone, you can follow Geoff on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/GeoffKabush.
And for the commentator who thinks that 15 year-old kids know the difference between weed and crack cocaine...guess what? There isn't any as far as in-competition prohibition in concerned:
WADA Code, I would think), trading dope for work for food could involve you in scenarios that saw you rumbled for:
Article 2: Anti-Doping Rule Violations
2.6 Possession of Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods
2.6.1 Possession by an Athlete In-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance, or Possession by an Athlete Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance which is prohibited Out-of-Competition unless the Athlete establishes that the Possession is pursuant to a therapeutic use exemption granted in accordance with Article 4.4 (Therapeutic Use) or other acceptable justification.
2.6.2 Possession by an Athlete Support Personnel In-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance, or Possession by an Athlete Support Personnel Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance which is prohibited Out-of-Competition in connection with an Athlete, Competition or training, unless the Athlete Support Personnel establishes that the Possession is pursuant to a therapeutic useexemption granted to an Athlete in accordance with Article 4.4 (Therapeutic Use) or other acceptable justification.
[Comment to Article 2.6.1 and 2.6.2: Acceptable justification would not include, for example, buying or Possessing a Prohibited Substance for purposes of giving it to a friend or relative, except under justifiable medical circumstances where that Person had a physician’s prescription, e.g., buying Insulin for a diabetic child.]
2.7 Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method
2.8 Administration or Attempted administration to any Athlete In-Competition of any Prohibited Method or Prohibited Substance, or administration or Attempted administration to any Athlete Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Method or any Prohibited Substance that is prohibited Out-of-Competition, or assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting, covering up or any other type of complicity involving an anti-doping rule violation or any Attempted anti-doping rule violation.
Again, it doesn't matter if he smoked pot or not. He reports that in 2009, after all those years to reflect, he still believes it was a good decision and a good deal to do trail work in exchange for marijuana, and then to trade that marijuana for food. And as a role model for I'm sure dozens of eager young teenage mountain bikers, to relay this story to the world via CyclingNews.com is indicative of a high degree of irresponsibility - especially given today's anti-doping climate.