Here’s Floyd Landis and David Zabriskie riding a fixie up a mountain

Ex Tour winner and pro talk racing, doping and hemp

Watch Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie ride up a big ol’ hill on a fixed gear

State Bicycle Co — purveyors of handsome, go-fast fixies for all budgets — has just released its latest video in its ongoing series, Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros.

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The episode features Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie riding up Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas with State-sponsored rider, Bryan Harding, and sees the trio talking candidly about racing, doping and hemp.

Floyd Landis is best known as the ex-winner of the 2006 edition of the Tour de France and, more recently, as the man behind Floyd’s of Leadville — a company that produces CBD hemp-oil daily supplements, which among many other purported benefits, are said to reduce inflammation and improve recovery for athletes.

Dave Zabriskie, who recently joined Floyds of Leadville — which is beginning to look a little bit like a club for disgraced Tour riders, but I digress — talks about the moral dilemmas he faced regarding doping during his career.

The highlight of the video has to be watching Landis and Zabriskie give up on a particularly steep pitch and start pushing the rather tall-geared bikes. It’s good to know that even ex-pros can’t be bothered sometimes.

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Overall, the video is incredibly enjoyable, insightful and well worth ten minutes of your time.