As of now I do still where my bracelet, have basically had it on for 7+ years at this point only having to replace it once when it broke. I have certainly been in a debate with myself on whether to take it off or not. I did put it on initially when it was first introduced due to Lance's exploits in cycling and the TdF. However my mother also started a battle with cancer (which she ultimately lost) at the same time so my reason for wearing it became twofold. As Lance's results and popularity grew along with the Livestrong Foundation wearing it became simply second nature. Even after he left the sport I continued to wear it because of the cause it represented. My sister also had a bout of cancer 5 years ago so I had even more confirmation for wearing it. Fortunately my sister was rid of cancer and remains free and clear to this day but obviously in the past couple months I have started to debate again taking it off. I am an avid cyclist, racer and have been for a long time. I was more a fan of Greg Lemond as he was my inspiration for taking up the sport which I still love just as much today if not more. I would not say I owe any of that love of the sport to Lance but enjoyed very much watching him perform over his "reign". As a longtime fan of the sport I acknowledge the issues within the sport and while I believe his results were mainly based on a "level" playing field but I did not care for his arrogance and bullying of people who questioned or opposed him. I always thought pre-cancer he did dope like so many of his fellow competitors but always hoped post-cancer he would not be so foolish to do so. I was wrong. I may actually decide whether to remove my bracelet after watching the interview and see what is said and how it is said. If I see no real acknowledgement and/or genuine regret for having done what he did then it will come off without hesitation. I am suspecting given all the evidence and other things that have surfaced, along with Lance's attitude up until this interview I will end up taking off my bracelet. It's a shame and I truly hope Livestrong does not suffer too much because of this because it is clearly a great organization not withstanding it's founder and his public persona.
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