Amateurs on EPO is NOT a good thing
Not because they are going to beat me in a race or something, but this stuff is just plain dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. 55 is a pretty high hematocrit level. I know there are people living in the mountains etc. that have such levels naturally, but if you boost your body to that point it is very dangerous. It would be like blowing up an engine, and that engine would be your hart... EPO is a very good product for cancerpatients and people with a series of medical problems. It is one of the few doping substances that really makes you go faster instead of just letting you think you don't hurt and make you push your body even more like fx. amfetamines.
One thing is the professionals using it under strict medical supervision, but amateurs doing stuff like this at home just freaks me out!
Site's like these should be banned, some people just need to be protected against themselves. People will probably tell you this stuff isn't dangerous and that they have used it etc., but it IS dangerous. (like Dr. Ferrari... comparing EPO to orangejuice
Please don't get into this, I have seen strange things happen to people and it just isn't worth it! I love cycling and racing, but if winning a race becomes more important to you than your own body beïng healthy there is something wrong.