Saw this at a couple of places (PEZ, cyclingnews...):
Foyd Landis charging $25 to have his photo taken with fans at a bike store in Dallas TX. What the h.. e.. double hockey sticks is that all about?
One of the things I always thought Landis had going for him was that people, including the everyday cyclist, could relate to him. He was "us" as opposed to "them." When you meet him and talked to him, which I have had the pleasure of doing twice now, he does not come off like someone who would cheat. I know, it could be an act blah, blah, blah, but I never got a "creepy" feeling talking to him.
This latest gimmick to raise funds shocks the conscience. I thought the whole idea behind the FFF tour and wiki presentation was to bring people in, to sway public opinion in Landis' favor.
The last time he was in Chicago, one of things that I was impressed with was that he took photos with everyone. I wouldn't be surprised if 100+ people walked out of there with a photo of themselves with Landis on the camera phone.
Twenty five bucks for a photo certainly would raise money, but I didn't think (hoped) that was his only goal.