LEGEND OF MEDOC (AKA DOC LEROY):
In the early 70's a young doctor by the name of Leroy lived just outside of Hollister, North Carolina. The young man was not only a doctor, he was also a rising star on the road racing scene. Whenever he was not in the office, you would see him running the roads around Hollister training for the next big event. Despite countless age group victories and a handful of first place finishes, he was never satisfied, and always looking to get faster and stronger. Many compared his passion for running to that of the great Steve Prefontaine.
Doc Leroy, as he was called, was obsessed with his diet; always trying to find what foods, herbs, and fluids would help prepare him best for his next race. You could often find Leroy trying to eat just about anything he could get his hands on hoping to find the secret ingredient to make him faster. Being a doctor, Leroy often wondered if a blended liquefied version of some foods would be digested faster and therefore provide a quicker burst of energy.
It should come as no surprise that Leroy was essentially creating the first ever energy gels. Long before the invention of GUs or Clif Shots, Leroy and his trusty blender were always mixing up a new concoction. Originally, Leroy would use things like fresh fruit and coffee beans. Before long he then started adding new things like pine sap, and tree slugs. Sadly, he didn't stop there. . .
Doc Leroy eventually opened up his medicine cabinet and began to experiment. Much to his delight he seemed to have found the magic formula. He became faster and stronger. His pace dropped by 50 seconds, and his endurance seemed endless as he would complete eight hour runs and never tire. He became addicted to his formula and drank more and more. Over time his muscles began to swell, and he had terrible headaches, but he still couldn't stop.
Finally one day Leroy's body simply had enough and swelled beyond recognition. He literally burst out of his clothing, and one eye swelled shut. Even his tongue swelled to the point where he could barely speak. About this time a patient of Doc Leroy's entered his office. She screamed with fear as she saw the disfigured beast in front of her. "What did you do with the doctor?" she shouted!
Leroy tried to speak, but couldn't because of the swelling in his tongue. He wanted to tell her that he was the doctor, but the only sounds he could muster, were "ME DOC! ME DOC!"
The town folks stormed the doctor's office with torches and pitch forks and chased this creature that they now called "Medoc" out of his office, and into the nearby mountains. Leroy could hardly believe what had happened. Angry and frustrated, he has lived in the mountains of Hollister ever since. The area is now known as Medoc Mountain. Leroy (now referred to as Medoc), is rarely seen. He normally only comes out after dark to hunt and occasionally run. Some believe he is still searching for the magic formula to turn him back into a normal man.
Medoc never intended to hurt anybody, and we think he is harmless, but for now. . . we strongly encourage you to leave Medoc alone. Be sure to read the Rules and FAQ sections to ensure your safety.