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by DougG
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: How Bad Is It, Doc ?
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: How Bad Is It, Doc ?

:lol: :lol:
by DougG
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Doping and why everyone is doing it.
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Doping and why everyone is doing it.

If I was a marginal pro athlete and felt I had to take PED's to survive, I likely would do it. If it meant the difference between survival, and possible success in my career and the end of my career then I would probably seriously consider it. Pro sports are a business, they entertainment for the bu...
by DougG
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Doping and why everyone is doing it.
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Doping and why everyone is doing it.

I understand why people do it, but as Jen said that doesn't make it right.
by DougG
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: A Cautiionary Tale....Re carrying ID
Replies: 61
Views: 2384

Re: A Cautiionary Tale....Re carrying ID

That's quite a story Jo Jo. Good for you for looking after the bike and for helping contact his family. :D But, I am not surprised you would do something like that. :clap:
by DougG
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Lance Armstrong Wins Marathon In Steamboat Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: Lance Armstrong Wins Marathon In Steamboat Springs

He is innocent until proven guilty. Congrats to Lance on winning the marathon. :clap:
by DougG
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Doping relativity...
Replies: 50
Views: 2857

Re: Doping relativity...

Did you hear about the recent scandal when an AG tested positive in a recent Gran Fondo event in NY ?? :shock: :? http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/news/in-search-of-relevance-a-cat-3-turns-to-epo-and-hgh_232611 That was a good article. It shows how anyone can get consumed by their "recre...
by DougG
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Maniac Cyclist hit by car - update on page 2
Replies: 63
Views: 6168

Re: Maniac Cyclist hit by car - update on page 2

It's great to hear from you Rick. Get healthy will ya?!!
by DougG
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Maniac Cyclist hit by car - update on page 2
Replies: 63
Views: 6168

Re: Maniac Cyclist hit by car - up date on page 2

Here is an article in today's online edition: .ORILLIA - Pain raced through Rick Ball's body as he lay sprawled on the roadway. One thought kept running through his mind: “I just kept shaking my head saying, 'No. Not this again,” the 46-year-old said Monday. “I lost my leg and now I'm worried about ...
by DougG
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Maniac Cyclist hit by car - update on page 2
Replies: 63
Views: 6168

Maniac Cyclist hit by car - update on page 2

A Maniac who many of us are friends with, and One of the most inspiring people I know, Rick Ball had a cycling accident yesterday. Luckily he will be ok. . ORILLIA - Area athlete Rick Ball is in hospital after being struck by a vehicle while cycling on Wednesday. According to police, Ball was riding...
by DougG
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Thank You
Replies: 3
Views: 5121

Re: Thank You

:-BD :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
by DougG
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: La's Surprise PB at the TTF Olympic Tri
Replies: 35
Views: 1949

Re: La's Surprise PB at the TTF Olympic Tri

Well done Lesley, I was wondering how you did. :D
by DougG
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Orillia 5km & 10km Sunday August 5th -TIMEX Series
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Orillia 5km & 10km Sunday August 5th -TIMEX Series

I have done a few of these races, they are great. Smaller than the "big city" events of course, but the courses are excellent for racing and the price is right.
by DougG
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: My first Centurion ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: My first Centurion ride

. If you're interested in another challenge, join us "down south" for www.threeporttour.ca

Hey Trixiee, that looks great, unfortunately I have plans that weekend. :(
by DougG
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: My first Centurion ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: My first Centurion ride

FYI - rode past your old cottage on the weekend. Wasaga to Balm Beach. Nice ride..

I used to love riding through there. Haven't been up there since I sold the place. I miss it though. :(
by DougG
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: My first Centurion ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

My first Centurion ride

I know this isn't a running event, but I thought I would check in anyway :P (as some of you know nagging injuried have curtailed my running). The Centurion events are much like marathons, in that there are multiple distances and a mix of serious and casual riders. Most events are 25, 50 & 100 mi...
by DougG
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: RA Smashes her Old 5k PB
Replies: 22
Views: 1183

Re: RA Smashes her Old 5k PB

Way to go RA!! :clap:
by DougG
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Simon Whitfield to carry Canada's flag
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Simon Whitfield to carry Canada's flag

:clap:
Very cool indeed!
by DougG
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Oscar Pistorius to Compete in London 2012!
Replies: 67
Views: 5002

Re: Oscar Pistorius to Compete in London 2012!

And the other side of the coin asks, "Who says people with disabilities want to be seen as inspiring?" Whoever wrote that has a chip on their shoulder. As far as the Oscar goes, the inspirational aspect is there whether he likes it or not. As to the argument that "he won't likely win...
by DougG
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 2012 Tour de France - Spoilers / Alerts / Ramblings
Replies: 54
Views: 5377

Re: 2012 Tour de France - Spoilers / Alerts / Ramblings

TSN reported that he has dropped out of the Tour. :( .CANADA'S RYDER HESJEDAL WITHDRAWS FROM TOUR DE FRANCE The Canadian Press 7/7/2012 7:09:36 AM Text Size Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada has withdrawn from the Tour de France after sustaining a left leg and hip injury during the cra...
by DougG
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Oscar Pistorius to Compete in London 2012!
Replies: 67
Views: 5002

Re: Oscar Pistorius to Compete in London 2012!

.I find it disappointing news: he is not doing the same event as the others.

He is an inspiration to many people, and I honor that, but his prosthetics make the event different.

+2
by DougG
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: On the shelf
Replies: 23
Views: 5538

Re: On the shelf

. decided to see if I could shape my body into that of a Greek God. As it turns out, when I did a lot of heavy weights my body became more like that of a Bulgarian weight lifter. :lol: :lol: I keep my weights simple, and my back won't let me do squats with anything other than very light weights. Yo...
by DougG
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: On the shelf
Replies: 23
Views: 5538

Re: On the shelf

Joanne, DStew, thanks for the tips :D I have had a couple of slow, easy runs and they were ok. Here's hoping they were sign of good things :pray: I am keeping my fitness up by walking the golf course most of the time, and cycling with the Barrie Cycling Club. Dstew, I have started on the weights aga...
by DougG
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 100% of cycling deaths preventable...
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: 100% of cycling deaths preventable...

I read the article and thought, yeah, so what? There was nothing new in it and very little substance. To say 100% of these deaths were preventable, is stating the obvious. Accidents are preventable, usually one party involved was breaking the law (i.e. speeding) or was not paying attention. If every...
by DougG
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Do you carry 'protection'?
Replies: 145
Views: 10631

Re: Do you carry 'protection'?

I misunderstood the thread. I saw the title and was wondering what I was missing. :?
by DougG
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: RA Smashes her Old Half PB - link to pics pg2
Replies: 35
Views: 1954

Re: RA Smashes her Old Half PB

Way to go RA! :D :clap: :clap:

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