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Congratulations Do(u)g!(31 posts)

Congratulations Do(u)g!BipedZed
Oct 14, 2001 7:59 PM
That is one tough guy. You are an inspiration to us all.

Craig
Ditto...DINOSAUR
Oct 14, 2001 10:20 PM
I'm sure he has some good advice he can pass on to all of us.
re: Congratulations Do(u)g!Len J
Oct 15, 2001 3:25 AM
YOu Da Man!

Len
I was thinking of youDuane Gran
Oct 15, 2001 4:13 AM
Doug... I was thinking of you this weekend. When my measly 95km ride felt a little tough I realized that you had probably been riding nearly 10 times this far and it humbled me. We are all very eager to hear from you about it.
re: Congratulations Do(u)g!MikeC
Oct 15, 2001 4:52 AM
There are a lot of people on this site who talk the talk. You've proved that you can walk the walk, too. I hope that some of the misanthropes here show a little more respect in the future.
Great job, Doug!
I think he proved he can ride the ride. 9th in 36:47:58 13.8mphMB1
Oct 15, 2001 7:21 AM
Call it a job very, very well done! I hope he is sleeping now.
That's a typical speed for me on a 5-mile commute!Humma Hah
Oct 15, 2001 5:13 PM
I'm trying to picture what an ordeal that ride is. Doug's definitely one heckuva rider!
Congratulations! nmDebby
Oct 15, 2001 5:01 AM
Wow!
That looks like one tired racer!Kristin
Oct 15, 2001 6:20 AM
Congrats Doug! Awesome job. How long did you sleep?
I think he's still sleeping! (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 15, 2001 9:44 AM
Way to Go Doug!PaulCL
Oct 15, 2001 6:24 AM
Ooh the pain!

Sorry you missed out on RAAM - but you accomplished more than most any of us would even consider. I'm impressed.

http://www.the508.com/web2001/results.html
You Da BIG Do(u)g!look271
Oct 15, 2001 6:29 AM
Congrats Doug. Thought of you while doing my (seemingly) short 100 miler. Too bad about RAM, but impressive all the same.
Definitely impressiveCliff Oates
Oct 15, 2001 7:15 AM
Sorry you didn't qualify, but finishing that grueling race is an achievement to be proud of. But, you're still nuts you know...
He may be a nut but at least he is our kind of nut! nmMB1
Oct 15, 2001 7:23 AM
all hail!peon
Oct 15, 2001 7:25 AM
Lord King God of Cycling, Doug Sloan... we are not worthy.
Who shall ever-after be referred to as King Big DogSpinchick
Oct 15, 2001 8:00 AM
by us, your loyal subjects.

"If you can't run with the Big Dogs, stay on the porch!"
Does that make us fleabs?Kristin
Oct 15, 2001 8:01 AM
sorry...bad joke!
Every dog has his day, but this Do(u)g is special. Congrats! nmET
Oct 15, 2001 7:39 AM
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You da man!Tig
Oct 15, 2001 10:00 AM
Great job of riding 508 in such a short time. Most of us take 3 weeks of short rides and many days off in between to cover that distance! You've done what we can't really imagine doing, and did it well. Success is yours.

We can prepare our bodies only so much for something like that. The biggest challenge must have been within the mind. So much time and pain can let the negative stuff creep in and tamper with success. You passed that test. You WON!
Some guys inspire me. Some guys just scare me. I'm not surebill
Oct 15, 2001 10:08 AM
which is Dog.
Way To Go!Jon
Oct 15, 2001 10:44 AM
You have my undying respect! Congratulations on an epic accomplishment.
What happened to finishing on the Milano?Steve Davis
Oct 15, 2001 10:55 AM
Seriously, great job. I logged onto the 508 website a couple of times over the weekend to see how you were doing. I think I logged on mid day on Saturday and then again a couple of times on Sunday. It's hard for me to imagine riding all that time, especially when I consider all the things I did between the first time I logged on and the last time I logged on late Sunday night when I first saw that you finished.

A terrific accomplishment. Congrats.
qualify for RAAM?js
Oct 15, 2001 11:07 AM
nm
re: Congratulations Do(u)g!Gail
Oct 15, 2001 12:42 PM
Awesome accomplishment!!!!!!!
Thanks everyoneDog
Oct 16, 2001 7:09 AM
I'm doing a ride report for a web page. I'll post the link to it later today. Gotta take care of some work stuff (imagine that) first.

Thanks for the support and good thoughts. It helped me to get through it.

Doug
here's the story...Dog
Oct 16, 2001 2:05 PM
http://www.midcalracing.com/5082001/5082001.htm

Dog
Really interesting.look271
Oct 16, 2001 4:12 PM
Good dinner time reading. Once again congrats. I use the Hammer Gel h20 combo too, as well as Endurolytes. Haven't tested them like you have, but it's good to have an other opinion as to how well they work. Try the cardio caps and enduro caps. I've found these to help, too. Having just finished a seeminly easy century, you are helping to inspire me to do more. Hmmmmmm, there's a 175 miler around here in June/July....
Cheers!
Mark
Great read.....Len J
Oct 16, 2001 5:03 PM
and objectivly told. Makes it more valuable. Thanks.

It's interesting that the stomach issues are what held you back. I would have missed planning for this. I'll remember this tip as I set my goals for next year.

I'm impressed once again with the power of the mind. It's clear from your narrative that you had every reason to quit, yet you held on & ended up feeling better. Quite a lesson.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your journey.

Len
here's the story...peloton
Oct 16, 2001 5:32 PM
Wow Doug, I am seriously impressed.

You should be very proud of that accomplishment Doug. Very, very few people could deal with that kind of suffering and still go on. I couldn't have done it. Good job.
Thanks DougCliff Oates
Oct 16, 2001 6:44 PM
I enjoyed reading the story of your race. I couldn't ever imagine myself doing what you did, so experiencing it vicariously through your eyes is as close as I am ever going to come to that experience.
Dog, I've officially dropped the 'U'....Js Haiku Shop
Oct 17, 2001 5:22 AM
haven't read it today, but i checked the midcal site yesterday afternoon as you were composing the article. your comments about RAAM seem short-sighted. not criticizing, just observing. what i mean to say is: you didn't want to ever ride the 508 again until you were headed home. i think your inclination for other, more challenging rides may change with time. maybe not. who knows. your potential seems limitless. limitless.

inspiring, informative, educational, and...did i mention inspiring? now i'm aspiring (and motivated to perspire).

but, not surprising.

did you come up with any good haiku out there?

thank you, Dog.