Bravo to The Bulletin for declining to interview Chris Horner. That he would refuse to answer questions about doping is, of course, suspicious, along with his well-choreographed absence from the post race test. The victory is tainted. If he has nothing to hide, then let him meet the press. In view of his sport, his past associations, and his age, any self-respecting journalist has good reason to raise the doping question. Conditions? What kind of fools does he take us for? We Central Oregonians would love to put Horner up on a pedestal along with Ashton Eaton. Now we’ll put him down as just another juicer. The sooner The Bulletin gets him off the front page, the better.
They arrive from every corner of Oregon — and even from across the country — on a remote gravel road just outside the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Thirty cars line the small parking area at Whitewater Trailhead 68 miles east of Salem, their owners stepping into the bright sunlight on a recent Saturday wearing hiking boots and carrying backpacks for a journey into one of the… ... more