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Hey Dog, good luck at the FC508 this weekend!(41 posts)

Hey Dog, good luck at the FC508 this weekend!Spinchick
Oct 11, 2001 5:37 PM
Be thinkin' aboutcha! :-)

Pedal on,

Spinchick
Give em hell Doug! The best you got!....Len J
Oct 11, 2001 5:45 PM
You can do this.

I'll be thinking about you too.

Len
Give em hell Doug! The best you got!....your ready
Oct 11, 2001 6:54 PM
You've done the prep now reap the reward.

Science and skill vs ignorance and superstition.

good luck
re: Hey Dog, good luck at the FC508 this weekend!GW Rider
Oct 11, 2001 6:37 PM
Good Luck!!!

Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.

And keep spinning.
re: Hey Dog, good luck at the FC508 this weekend!harlett
Oct 11, 2001 8:59 PM
may your will be at its strongest.................

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
from Alice in Wonderland
Ah, Charles Dodgson-one of my favorites. His puzzlesMB1
Oct 12, 2001 5:56 AM
could keep Dougs mind going while he is doing those long desert miles.
Good Luck! (nm)UltegraRacer
Oct 12, 2001 3:36 AM
you don't need luck, you're ready. just do it. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 4:45 AM
thanks, allDog
Oct 12, 2001 5:52 AM
Slept in this morning. I think I'm ready. Don't know what else could have been done.

I'll be thinking about you all, too. Every little bit of inspiration helps.

I'll be back Monday.

You know where you can follow it on the web: http://www.the508.com/web2001/index.html

Thanks.

Doug
I'm a little jealous of all the fun you are going to have. nmMB1
Oct 12, 2001 5:57 AM
Fun?ColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 7:20 AM
508 miles sounds like a bit too many miles for "fun". Maybe if I was riding it in a week's time, but in a day?
Gotta remember he is in shape for it. What would be aMB1
Oct 12, 2001 9:14 AM
death march for you or me is going to be an adventure for Doug. Plus he has been looking forward to it for a long time. I got a lot of faith in the man.
things not to forget:Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 6:03 AM
crew
PSV
wheels
bike
helmet
shoes (very important)
gloves and glasses
bike computer
food

easy to miss the details when you're looking at the big picture.
Vasoline! OMG vasoline JSOMN! nmMB1
Oct 12, 2001 6:20 AM
good luck Dougpeloton
Oct 12, 2001 12:26 PM
'Cycle for pleasure? I don't do it for the pleasure. I do it for the pain'- Lance Armstrong

Remember this when it gets rough. Good luck!!!
May you...Miklos
Oct 12, 2001 6:32 AM
...have the speed of a greyhound!

We are all wishing you the best.

GO DOG!

Miklos
forget Muhammad... Doug Sloan.OK
Oct 12, 2001 6:41 AM
All hail. sheep.
<font color="blue"><font size=2><i>Here, Here!</i>Kristin
Oct 12, 2001 6:50 AM
Tailwinds to you and yours! All the best Do(u)g!
I still can't bring myself to call you "Dog". My mom taught me never to call people that! :-)

Go get 'em!!!!
oops, sorry -- big font! Didn't realized how it'd look (nm)Kristin
Oct 12, 2001 6:51 AM
careful or I'll put in a "marquee" tag again (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 7:21 AM
sd
PEOPLE THAT SCREW UP THE BOARD SUCK (nm)NM
Oct 12, 2001 7:24 AM
NM
sorry... (nm)Kristin
Oct 12, 2001 8:26 AM
C'mon now...I was just jokingColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 9:27 AM
If they didn't want us to screw up the board with useless HTML tags they wouldn't allow it in the first place....right?
</font>Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 9:34 AM
testing
</font>Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 9:41 AM
ahhh, better...that's fixed it. K, don't quit your day job. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 9:42 AM
What'd you fix?Kristin
Oct 12, 2001 10:45 AM
I don't see anything that's changed. Did I do something bad to your screen? Perhaps you're using one of those inferior browsers. :-)
hard to remember, eh?Js Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 10:52 AM
text was all blue from your post in the subject line down the page--you changed the font in your subject line, but forgot to terminate the font statement. d'oh! once that was fixed, the time/date posted was in another format, can't remember exactly what it's called in the source, but it's roughly "message read" format. i just included in each subject line of two responses under your BOMB, returning our beloved message board to a readable state.

I remember that you work with notes (BT/DT),...are you working with html now, also? remind me to sell my stock in __________ (fill in the blank). j/k. ;-)
I wondered what had happened to my screen. Does seemMB1
Oct 12, 2001 11:08 AM
fixed now. Maybe I'll start wearing nylons now too.

"Not just for evening wear anymore".
Did everyone see what J-Ku saw?Kristin
Oct 12, 2001 11:13 AM
Everything looked fine in my end. I only apologized because my subject line was so beastly looking. From my vantage point, at least, this didn't appear to affect anything else. I'm running IE 5.50.4522.1800.

I thought about attaching an end font tag, but was aware that every subject line posted begins with a new font statement. This should have taken care of it. A new tag is supposed to cancel the last. It must be a bug. Doubly sorry! It will not happen again.

Rule to live by #236: Don't screw with HTML in SUBJECT LINE on RBR
nope...looked fine to me (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 11:40 AM
J-Ku: IE 5.50.4807.2300IC, SP2 nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 12, 2001 11:43 AM
this means YOU, ColnagoFEnm
Oct 12, 2001 12:27 PM
nm
Huh? What'd I miss?ColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 1:10 PM
The tags I put out a while earlier looked just fine to me. I'm a web developer and wouldn't forget to terminate tags. The program must do it. Maybe only allows a certain # of chars?
must be browser/platform specificColnagoFE
Oct 12, 2001 11:39 AM
her text looked just fine to me--no problems at all using IE 6 w/ NT...as did the marquee tags I had put out earlier. I think the program must truncate HTML code at random making using it even a worse idea than I originally thought.
Hope the weather holds up for you...DINOSAUR
Oct 12, 2001 7:52 AM
Hope it doesn't get too hot, they are expecting warm weather this weekend. You have certainly prepared for this trek. I'll be watching your progress on that web site you provided.
Good luck
Dino
Hey Dino! I see they got 66 year olds doing this.9WorCP
Oct 12, 2001 10:19 AM
No excuses now. You can start training tomorrow and be ready for next year. What do ya think?
Hey Dino! I see they got 66 year olds doing this.DINOSAUR
Oct 12, 2001 12:13 PM
I think someone needs to kick my ass daily so I get get motivated and start getting some serious rides in. Who wants the pleasure of the first kick? I think half the problem is spending too much time on this stupid computer..
Get along, little doggie!.... ;-)4bykn
Oct 12, 2001 8:08 AM
When I'm sweating after 50 miles saturday, I'll be thinking of you and your herculean feat. Amazing!
Have a good ride !Delia
Oct 12, 2001 8:26 AM
Good luck.
re: Hey Dog, good luck at the FC508 this weekend!cp123
Oct 12, 2001 10:56 PM
go do(u)g go! You can do it. in fact you WILL do it!