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Poll: Anyone think DOG actually works?(27 posts)

Poll: Anyone think DOG actually works?FBM
Sep 21, 2001 8:18 AM
Or does he just sit around here posting all day?
Posting....like the rest of us! ;-) (nm)Brooks
Sep 21, 2001 8:25 AM
What, this isn't work? nmMB1
Sep 21, 2001 8:34 AM
re: Poll: Anyone think DOG actually works?DINOSAUR
Sep 21, 2001 8:38 AM
Doug Sloan is a AA+ personality that has ten arms. I remember a while back when he stopped posting the forum took a dump. He is usually right on the mark with information and can be very helpful. Anyway-this site is free, so as long as the posts concern bicycles anyone can post anything they want as much as they want, it's the American way. I've posted here so long I regard Doug as a friend, and I stick up for my friends. You don't have to read all the posts. Let's not bash each other, we are extremely lucky to be able to do what we do and breath fresh air. We lead a life style that most folks are'nt aware of. I wish I had Doug's drive , I'd spend more time on my bike and less time on this stupid computer that is smarter than me.
Well Said & Ditto. (nm)Len J
Sep 21, 2001 8:48 AM
DOG=Bryan NystromOldster
Sep 21, 2001 9:03 AM
Anyone been around long enough to remember Bryan Nystrom? Another know-it-all who wrote and defended tubulars, Litespeed's Vortex, Ulta-light stuff of all kinds (esp. Sweet Wings). I wonder if he and DOG were separated at birth?
DOG=Bryan Nystrom=Ed RaderBiff
Sep 21, 2001 10:49 PM
Rember Ed Rader. Another crusty, Short tempered know it all!
DOG=Bryan Nystrom=Ed RaderTom C
Sep 23, 2001 7:49 PM
What ever happened to Brian Nystrom? By the way, they couldn't be the same person, Nystrom used 36 hole tubular rims.
We used to argueDog
Sep 24, 2001 5:40 AM
Brian was very obnoxious. Knowledgeable, but obnoxious. When we all agreed to play nice, he disappeared and hasn't been heard from, at least by name, since. Who knows, though. This place is so anonymous, and one person could use a dozen different names in a given day, that he could well have been here all along.

Doug
DOG=Bryan Nystrom=Ed RaderRod
Sep 25, 2001 3:20 PM
I think Nystrom still posts very occasionally at cycling forum. Rader got married a couple years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Hmmm, I suppose that means something, but I'm not sure what. Marital bliss and a loss of interest in bike forums, or a list of honey do's that will keep him away from the computer for years.
DOG I LOVE YOU WILL YOU MARRY ME? (NFM)Doghead
Sep 21, 2001 9:05 AM
y/n
DOG I LOVE YOU WILL YOU MARRY ME? (NFM)DINOSAUR
Sep 21, 2001 9:18 AM
I'd marry him if he'd buy me a new Colnago Master X-Light with Campy Record....I'd probably marry my rottweiler for an ML.
How much legal trouble can there be in Fresno? nmmr_spin
Sep 21, 2001 9:06 AM
hit on a big caseDog
Sep 21, 2001 9:24 AM
No, I don't work. I hit on a big case several years ago and just waste away my days either riding or posting about riding. The whole lawyer thing is a sham. Sure, I'm licensed, but I don't need to work any more. Plus, I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Reality: I begin work at 5:30 to 6:00 a.m. each day, and usually leave around 5 p.m. Of the 11 or so hours I'm here each day, I bill around 8 on average. Leaves plenty of time for some quick posts. I'm in bed by around 8 every night. Plus, I'm a trial lawyer. When I get into a trial, and just before it in preparation, I'll be working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, which banks up a little time for the rest of the year. You might have seen that there were some time periods in which I'm hardly here at all. When you don't hear from me, I'm likely working very long days on the road or in trial (or riding!). So, the schedule is fairly flexible and varied.

Some days I do goof off quite a bit. No doubt about it. Sometimes that's needed to keep from going nuts, you know?

My favorite topics are about the technical aspects of riding. I love that stuff. So, then they come up, I get extra interested.

Now, let's get back to talking about cycling.

Doug
Here is a technical question for you then,MB1
Sep 21, 2001 9:30 AM
If the 'lilbiker cuts one tooth off Spinchicks 12 tooth cog and attaches it to Mamas 52 tooth chainring, what gear is she in?

And can a good lawyer get her off or just community service?
are you writing cyclist's prenuptial agreements?(nm)Dave Hickey
Sep 21, 2001 9:31 AM
Does this mean no? NMDINOSAUR
Sep 21, 2001 9:45 AM
NM
being facetiousDog
Sep 21, 2001 9:55 AM
I work my tail off. Part of the reason I get ulcers now and have to ride.
I was referring the Colnago....DINOSAUR
Sep 21, 2001 10:31 AM
I understand about stress. Part of the reason I took an early retirement. I stopped riding back in '90 as it was too difficult due to the constant change that comes with shift work. After working graveyard you have a choice to go for a ride or go to sleep, when I hit my 50's sleep became more important. Also court cases screwed up my whole life. Get off work at 6:15AM, take a nap, court appearance at 9:30AM, back home at 11:00AM, (if you are lucky), back to sleep for as long as you could. The winters made the problem worse. Other than that life in the fast lane was good, hard to change gears when I retired.

What kind of tires are you using now? I tried the Performance Forte Pro Kevlars and the rear tire would last around 600 miles until I developed problems with the casing.
Now I'm riding with a 23 Conti GP3000 on the rear and a Forte Pro Kevlar on the front. I can't tell you what a differece it make when I slapped on the Conti. I thought the Cont's were harsh riding but the Forte's were twice as bad. I wish I could afford a new set of tires at the start of each month. Cambria Bicycling Emporium has the Conti GP 3000's for $39.00, best price i've found. For info I switched over to co2 last month and have yet to experience a flat, accept for today as I have just jinxed myself...
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhh. I'm a little dense.Dog
Sep 21, 2001 12:55 PM
I'm too literal some times.

Hey, I can barely get by my wife my buying my own bikes. She'd kill me for even thinking about it.

Funny thing about the tires. I've tried 10 different kinds this year alone. While I love Axial Pros, they cut and flatted excessively. Great grip and ride, but they were driving me nuts. They are race only for me now.

So, recently I've had luck with Michelin Axial Comps, with Kevlar mesh (black tread, gum sidewall, little red stripe), and Tufo tubular clinchers. The Axial Comps are a little heavy but I've not had a you know what in over a month, which is the longest I've gone in 4 years. Same with the Tufo's. The Tufo's are very heavy, but you don't carry a spare tube, but some sealant instead. The Tufo's use some harder compound rubber, which doesn't pick up stuff or cut as easily, but isn't very grippy. I'd highly recommend the Comps for all around use. In fact, that is the tire I'm going to use primarily in the 508 mile race next month, as one flat could negate any weight savings from the lighter tires, and grip isn't that important.

I tried Conti 3000's, but had the same flat problems, and the rear wore too fast.

You might consider using 25mm tires. I put Conti 2000 28mm's on my old Bianchi, and it did soften up the ride a little. Weight is not a big concern on it, either, so I use Slime tubes as well. Never any problems.

Doug
Axial Select, not Comp nmDog
Sep 21, 2001 1:49 PM
Doug, FWIW...Cliff Oates
Sep 22, 2001 1:19 PM
You might have a look at the Vittoria Rubino Pro. I don't have enough miles on mine yet to comment on wear (still recovering from becoming a human lawn dart back on Father's day) but the ride and general feel is easily the equal of the Axial Pro. They also seem to be more resistant to cutting than the AP's. Vittoria is pushing the high carbon content of the casing since carbon enhances tire wear (aforementioned notion had Jobst B. snickering over in r.b.t recently). They're a little cheaper than the Michelins at $36 (from Excel) which is nice, and they come in black or colored tread.
?*&%$ tires!Dog
Sep 23, 2001 6:24 PM
I knew this would happen. Every *&$^#@(^%$ time I mention that I've not had a f*** on a certain tire, I get one on the very next ride. Got 2 on an Axial Select on Saturday, after a full month without one! Son of a (*%$#! I'm never going to recommend a tire again. It jinxs me every time.

Now I'll have to change tires. I'll try the Rubino, but I'll not tell you how they worked (unless they are bad, then it's ok, I suppose).

Doug
No need to defend yourself around here...Spinchick
Sep 21, 2001 10:12 AM
I, for one, would miss you if you didn't post. Who else can dish up those hilariously sexist jokes while having to work so hard at actually being sexist? (I hope you can tell I'm kidding)

Oh, and would community service involve picking up toys?
JealousyJon
Sep 21, 2001 10:18 AM
Doug,

Your detractors are just jealous that you're able to lawyer your ass off, make copious amounts of
money with which to buy Colnago bicycles, then ride them a gazillion miles a year. As a matter
of fact, so am I!
although past threads have indicatedTB Hallaran
Sep 21, 2001 12:48 PM
That his wife don't like his bike riding too much.
marriage maintenanceRod
Sep 25, 2001 3:25 PM
sheesh Doug, no wonder your wife's not thrilled about your cycling interests. Leave work at 5, in bed by 8, at work by 5:30. I think it's writ somewhere you have to spend at least a couple quality hours a week with your spouse to maintain an ample supply of brownie points that allow husbands to devote themselves passionately to their hobbies.