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FC508(18 posts)

Oct 13, 2001 9:49 PM
Anyone monitoring the FC508? I clicked on the website and I think I spotted our man Doug. Scroll down to 7AM solo on the road, click on photo R0010811. I think that's him. Looks like he his holding his own.
re: FC508Cliff Oates
Oct 14, 2001 1:08 AM
Dino, yep. They haven't been updating the split times though. These two pics are of Doug on the Bianchi (one, two). This looks like one fron earlier in the day, again on the Bianchi (pic).
Oct 14, 2001 8:21 AM
You have better eyes than I do, now I'm not sure if the one I mentioned is him. Wonder why he opted for the Bianchi instead of the C-40? Perhaps he is going to use both bikes(?). Looking at all these photos of the different riders makes me want to get out and get some serious rides in.
re: 2 bikesCliff Oates
Oct 14, 2001 1:15 PM
He said he was going to take both, and he had a plan for which one he was going to use when, but I don't remember what the plan was.
jersey INSIDE bibs??NO WAY!
Oct 15, 2001 6:11 AM
Oct 16, 2001 2:14 PM
Not bibs, just a Camelbak.

Bibs don't work well when you have to stop on the side of the road and relieve yourself (#1 and #2) multiple times.

Oct 16, 2001 2:12 PM
Those are all of Seana Hogan. I wish I had her legs.

Go Doug! - What's the url ? nmdavidl
Oct 14, 2001 3:29 AM
Go Doug! - What's the url ? nmCliff Oates
Oct 14, 2001 3:57 AM
I guess it would be too obvious to just hover your mouse over the links that were in the reply I posted... Try, or if you prefer.
Oct 14, 2001 7:12 AM
Deal with it. (n/t)Cliff Oates
Oct 14, 2001 1:15 PM
He's in 6th place thru 381.6 miles......Len J
Oct 14, 2001 11:33 AM
checkpoint 5, 25 hrs & 6 minutes as of 8:06am wst, If he keeps this up he qualifies.

Go Doug!

He's in 10th place thru 429.33 miles......Len J
Oct 14, 2001 2:29 PM
Took 5:51 to do last 47.7 miles. I hope it was because he slept. Total duration almost 31 hours. Leader is almost 50 miles ahead of Doug, and 30 miles ahead of anyone else. Doug's gonna have a tough time comming in within 15% (Raam Qualifier) unless Leader rests (He hasn't yet). But Doug's still out there.

He's in 10th place thru 479.03 miles......Len J
Oct 14, 2001 6:23 PM
elapsed time of 34:56. Needs to break 35:51 to qualify. (Leader finished in 31:10). He had 29.5 miles left. It appears he is just going to miss it. I hope I'm wrong in my calculations.

I still think it's a hell of an effort.

boggles the mind, reallypeloton
Oct 14, 2001 6:45 PM
I checked the website at the time of the first split. Now, when I think about the time that has passed since then, and all the other things that I have done it blows me away that Doug has been suffering on the bike that whole time. I can't imagine the mental anguish, GI issues, muscle agony, sleep deprevation, and everything else that Doug must be going through participating in that race. Try and really visulize and internalize about how he must feel right now. Scary, isn't it? I really hope he makes the cut for RAAM, even if it seems like a long shot at this point. Regardless, 10th out of 27 solo starters in a race like that at this point. One tough guy
boggles the mind, reallyDINOSAUR
Oct 14, 2001 10:07 PM
Remember he was injured last month, I think that must have set him back a bit in training. I hope he makes the cut off, if not he will be there next year, you can count on it...
Doug's time ...DINOSAUR
Oct 14, 2001 10:16 PM
The race is over, Doug's time 36:47:58. Good show!!!
Oct 15, 2001 6:06 PM
Well, finished. My legs held up great, my stomach let me down. Bonked really bad (could not keep the bike on the road) around 390 miles, but recoved off and on after that, even good enough to ride about 22 mph the last 30 miles.

As with soldiers, you fight this one on your stomach.

Going to bed now, I'm tired. Will fill in more tomorrow. Thanks all for checking it out.