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please step away from the computerDog
Nov 26, 2001 1:16 PM
Friends: I'll only be posting from home from now on, just evenings. Later.

Dog
oh, brother!!
Nov 26, 2001 1:48 PM
who cares?
Big project?nova
Nov 26, 2001 3:16 PM
or simply the realization that you are spending WAAAY too much time on this and other web sites while you are on the clock!? Or something else? I don't mean to pry, but since you brought it up...

I fall into the 'realization' category, and just when I think I'm out, they keep pulling me back in...
re: please step away from the computerpeloton
Nov 26, 2001 3:52 PM
I've had to cut back lately too, Doug. Too much work, and too many classes. Right now I'm going to be using a little free time to go to the gym, but the slacker in me wants to sit on the couch and have a beer. Being busy is really pissing my inner slacker off.
re: please step away from the computerJon
Nov 26, 2001 4:48 PM
The inner slacker vs. the inner hammerhead. Classic ongoing struggle between the forces
of darkness and light. So here's the solution: have a beer...then kill the guilt with a killer workout.
Repeat until a) you're too drunk and hungover to workout any more or b) you're an outrageously
fit alcoholic.

Once you've finished, and of course passed, your courses, Peleton, come back and share some
esoterica with the hoi polloi!
re: please step away from the computerpeloton
Nov 26, 2001 8:29 PM
Jon-

The inner slacker vs. the inner hammerhead. I like your solutions, although I don't think I could handle either anymore. I got most of my partying out of my system (probably your share, and a few others too) as an undergrad a few years ago. My ability to recover has definitely slid.

Have you been skiing yet this year? I've got a few days in now. I hear the Lake Louise World Cup up your way is in trouble due to lack of frozen precipitation. It was good to see Aspen get off the past couple of days. Great result for Bode Miller too, today. Best result for an American in slalom since McGrath came in second in 1988 behind Tomba. Miller's really an incredible athlete.
From the computer to the bike to the slopes.Jon
Nov 27, 2001 1:56 PM
P - Got in my first semi-day down at little old Rabbit Hill on the weekend. The week before we were
still occasionally on the road with our bikes. Then the temps dropped about five or six degrees and
what with the newfangled snow guns they had one run (about 300 verts) done in about four days.
It's been snowing the last few days and things are looking up. I start teaching Saturday. My
son's doing volunteer duty at Louise. They've got the course and a few other runs skiable and will
start training runs tomorrow, from what I'm told. The B.C. mountains have quite a bit of snow and
have been open for three weeks now.

Here, I thought either Bode got lucky or ten Austrians all inexplicably fell down at once! It's nice
to see some North Americans kick butt once in awhile. BTW, are you doing any coaching these
days?

P.S. I still think being a fit drunk is the way to go!
From the computer to the bike to the slopes.peloton
Nov 27, 2001 2:14 PM
I'm coaching,but only part time this year due to my schedule with the wonders of on going education. Coach less now to do more the in future? Good to hear that you've gotten out on the hill, too. Watch Bode this year though. He is getting more consistant in training this fall, especially in slalom. He is the fastest guy in the world when he can regulate his aggressiveness. You should have seen him a few years ago though- wild. I've raced (maybe that's a strong word, well I was on the same course) with him before, and what he can do is something else. It's great to see someone familiar who isn't Austrian on the podium too.

Nothing wrong with being fit AND drunk!
From the computer to the bike to the slopes.Jon
Nov 27, 2001 2:36 PM
Are you going for the Big PHD?
From the computer to the bike to the slopes.peloton
Nov 28, 2001 11:08 AM
Finishing the MS first, and we'll see. I'm getting impatient to get back on the hill and in the gym full time again

Warm here lately. Local mountain just closed for a few days. I bummed.
From the computer to the bike to the slopes.Jon
Nov 28, 2001 12:48 PM
I know the feeling. We had that type of year last year. Max. base in the mountains was about 60 cm.,
if you can believe that! For the first time in ten years I didn't do one day in the mountains. Everybody
that went came back pissed off, with trashed skis. Best snow in Alberta was made snow
on the little river bank hills. Sounds like it's your turn now. It's a good time to bury yourself
in the books. Short term pain, then it's over and fun time's back!!
Big project?nova
Nov 26, 2001 6:23 PM
or simply the realization that you are spending WAAAY too much time on this and other web sites while you are on the clock!? Or something else? I don't mean to pry, but since you brought it up...

I fall into the 'realization' category, and just when I think I'm out, they keep pulling me back in...
couple thingsDog
Nov 26, 2001 6:35 PM
1. yes, way too much time here (addicted?) - not at other web sites, though, pretty much here; 2. need to be more efficient with time, with so much going on; 3. a trial coming up; and 4. may as well get used to less time, with home stuff, family, work, and the kid coming.

At least at home I'm within earshot of my wife if she needs something.

Doug
Oh Great idea DOGGGDefman
Nov 30, 2001 9:23 AM
So when you aren't away cycling you will be on the computer. I can see why your wife is pissed at you.
Share a little about yourself, Defmanpeloton
Nov 30, 2001 3:36 PM
Then we can all sit around and take low shots at your life, too. It's great to be able to make fun of people through the safety of the internet, isn't it?

I look at it this way. I'm more reserved on this site than face to face. If I'm going to say something to someone, it just isn't any fun if I can't look you in the eye. There is really no need to take shots at dog, especially from your vantage point. I'm guessing your usual handle isn't even Defman. Tough to take someone seriously who can't even use their fake name- ie handle, to make fun of someone else in a faceless environment.

Sorry to everyone else for the rant. I'm just a little sick of people taking shots at dog just because of the amount he contributes here. Does he ever really say anything that inflammatory? Maybe it's just jealousy...
Share a little about yourself, DefmanJon
Nov 30, 2001 6:36 PM
Thanks Peleton. Same goes for all the other puerile flamers on this board. For this reason
I'm contributing less and less to this board. It's too bad because there are a lot of
worthwhile contributors to these discussions.
Second that! nmLen J
Dec 1, 2001 6:58 PM
Do not let the flamers keep all of you away.hms
Dec 2, 2001 12:13 PM
Although I only post here occasionally, I have been checking the board regularly for the last year. I have learned a great deal from those, like Do(u)g, who post regularly, and generally enjoy the (civil) exchanges on the board. I would hate to see a few flamers keep all of you away.

Usually, I just disregard posts by flamers. And, I would suggest that if the flamers do not like someone on the board, they just shouldn't open up posts from those that they do not like (that is easier for the flamers than for the rest of us -- when people use regular identifiers, we know who they are -- the flamers change their handles). However, I thought that Defman's post was an expecially low blow. This board not only has not only has helped me with technical issues relating to cycling, but given me insights into the personal issues that others on this board have (i.e., how one balances the time and financial demands of cycling with family demands and expectations). Defman's post exploited, in an especially nasty way, a piece of personal information about Do(u)g that Do(u)g posted in good faith and which led to some very constructive discussions. There is nothing that we can do about Defman and his/her like. But, he/she really made me angry.

BTW: A few weeks ago, Do(u)g posted about a court victory that he had (see below). I have read the decision in Do(u)g's case and know something about cases like his from cases upon which I have worked. Do(u)g and his colleagues were able to turn some very difficult facts into a positive result for his client. Given Do(u)g's lawyering skills, he does not need my help to defend him from flamers. But, I wanted Do(u)g and the other regular posters to know that there are others out there, like me, who usually are silent, that appreciate you. (If I were not a Democrat, I would say a "Silent Majority." I guess that I am dating myself with that reference).
Dog asks for it by posting...I dont share those details (nm)Derp
Dec 4, 2001 7:42 AM
I agreeDefman
Dec 4, 2001 7:44 AM
Dog posts personal detials of his life on a public board. How dumb is that?