A need to remember, pitted against a need to forget... The tide has only just turned for the better, but the dance inside our heads that goes back and forth will long continue, writes Anthony Tan.
Why do we continue to talk about him?
Off the back of Cycling Central editor Phil Gomes' latest blog, 'Too soon to get the band back together?', Al Hinds, Rob Arnold and myself mused over him in this week's podcast (go to the 30:40 mark to listen).
If we're "genetically hard-wired to eat" as the experts say, it follows that parents should be hard-wiring their children to exercise, too. Asks Anthony Tan, aside from walking, what easier way is there than to start with a bicycle?
"Australians are getting fatter, more quickly, than just about any other country in the world."
That's what ABC Four Corners reporter Geoff Thomson told the audience in last week's episode, 'Fat Chance', which focused on the Victorian town of Ararat - once one of the "fattest" towns in Australia - to see the effects of an ongoing community intervention to promote weight loss and improved health.
Given today is national #Ride2Work Day, Anthony Tan has timely discovered a new titleholder as 'The King of Spin'.
It's timely national Ride2Work Day popped up today - right on the back of some typically lowbrow reporting from a typically lowbrow publication, a.k.a. The Daily Telegraph.
"Is cycling to work really faster than the train? We put Clover Moore's claims to the test," read the headline in their May 10 article featured last week.
If David Millar still yearns for the days of old when the sport was no more than a farce, then time is nigh for the Scot to move on, writes Anthony Tan.
Ever since he returned from his two-year doping exile on 24 June 2006, a week before that year's Tour de France, David Millar has been a godsend for cycling journalists.
The pre-suspension haughtiness had been purged - he was no longer 'Le Dandy' as he used to be known, monikered as such for his bon vivant lifestyle in Biarritz where he used to live large. He had been humbled. Thankfully, though, his eloquence in thought and speech remained; he was as charming to listen to as watch on the bike, and the marriage of words and action, together with his now-defiant stance on doping, was a blessing for us hacks so used to the contrived sentiments of his less articulate peers.
After his scathing blog on the women's road race in Ponferrada and the social media reaction it spawned, Anthony Tan believes there is really only one way to sort out who's right...
So... It seems many of you had - and still have - a beef with me after the blog I wrote on the elite women's road race in Ponferrada, 'Where's The Impetuosity?'
And that's okay. It's a free world. You're entitled to your perspective, as am I.