i just rode more in a week than I care to discuss and am sitting down for the first time with web access. I can't for the life of me understand how you can ride enough to get as strong as that dude. Sure puts a good carrot out there for those of us lesser losers to chase.
I don't know the guy and I don't want to insinuate anything, but is doping an issue in XC?
It is not an "issue" because major sponsor money is not involved in mountain biking. There is doping in XC for certain. The USADA does a pretty good job of showing up at pro mtb riders houses un-announced for an on the spot piss test.