I’ve unknowingly competed against some big dopes. I sat among the cycling hopefuls at Olympic Trials when Lance Armstrong was chosen. I rode my heart out in a 100-mile breakaway with Michael Rasmussen, who, a few years later, would be thrown out of the Tour de France while leading the race. Both made the decision to dope, and both ruined their lives because of it. Armstrong’s Cinderella story crashed to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. And now, whispers of doping are beginning to be heard in the motocross industry. As you’ve likely heard, James Stewart failed an FIM drug test during supercross, and while the details of this test never really emerged, rumors abound of countless other racers using performance-enhancing drugs. But I’m not here to talk about rumors; I’m simply commenting on the potential impacts of PEDs within our sport.