5/17 – Ragen posts “First Blood on the Bike“
TL:DR – she fell off in the parking lot
5/27 – Ragen posts “Waking Up From My Bikemare“
TL:DR – getting a bike is hard when you are fat. And expensive.
6/1 – Ragen posts “Getting Back on the Horse“
TL:DR – She wiped out 7 out of ten times. She didn’t actually ride the bike anywhere. She was just practicing starting and stopping.
6/3 – She blogs about running – not relevant to this story so no screen shots.
6/8 – She posts “Taking to Flight.”
TL:DR – Just read it.
Her triumphant story about her very first bike ride. Four miles. She only fell once. She cut her time with every lap. She encountered headwinds. And overcame them. Her chain fell off and a car full of guys stopped to help her. Once again, Ragen beat all of the odds and is excelling at athletics. Because hey – she is an elite athlete and all. But there is just one problem with this post (aside from the fact that nobody gave her $100)….
Look at the date. It was written the day before she blogged about falling off the bike 7 out of 10 times just trying to start and stop. This ‘triumphant bike ride’ story didn’t get posted to her blog until 6/8. So why the discrepancy in dates?
Here’s the thing… if you write a blog, save it as a draft and publish it later, WordPress uses the date that the post was written, not the date that it was published. If you make any edits to the post, WordPress will change the date of the draft to reflect the last time it was edited.
This tells us that Ragen had her ‘triumphant’ bike ride story written and ready to go on 5/31. And she just waited a week to post it. But in the meantime, she posts a sob story about falling off of a bike 70% of the time.
Is there ANYTHING honest about her?