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2008-04-08 10:05 AM

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Newbie to BT.  I've been on TNO for 5-6 years or so, an occasional ST lurker/poster and doing triathlons for about 10 years now.  For the BT'ers, allow me to introduce myself, 'Bigfuzzydoug'.  I'm big (225-lbs), I'm fuzzy (no leg shaving for this beast)...  I'm Doug!  A former body-builder, married 15 years, father of two, long-since gotten soft and flabby, Network Manager for Food Lion grocery stores.  Originally from NY, lived in Israel, been here in the South in NC 18 years now.

I've done mostly sprints and Oly's.  I'm a pretty good swimmer (I actually help others more than I can swim fast myself.  My BFD's 10 Points to Swimming for Newbies and Novices has gotten around), I'm a decent cyclist as I've been doing that all my life (even did the cross-country thing once) and as for running?  Well...  Let's just say that 'big' does not usually equate to running.  I suffer through a slow 1-hour 10K.

Let's see how long you all can put up with my "unique" brand of twisted humor.  Tongue out



2008-04-08 2:11 PM
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Welcome.  I'm new at this, but I totally hear ya on the "big don't run."  There are lots of us here that run super slow
2008-04-08 3:48 PM
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Welcome, Doug.  Sounds like you're bringing lots of good experience to BT.  There are also plenty of people 'round here with a twisted sense of humor.  You'll fit right in .
2008-04-08 4:01 PM
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Hey BFD! We corresponded on TNO in the past. I still lurk there somes - ST too - but ended up spending more time here. Great workout/nutrition logs on BT. Good people too. Of course, nothing wrong with the TNO crowd - still enjoy a lot of the threads there too. Welcome to the other side.
2008-04-08 4:07 PM
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There goes the neighborhood.  I knew when I told you there was a "Girls of BT" thread you'd show up here.  ;-)
2008-04-08 5:34 PM
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Good to see ya man! It'll take a little getting used to keeping up with the rapid thread movement. Kinda like moveing from quick sand to warp speed.

Hey, my post count is higher than yours.   



2008-04-08 5:36 PM
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Is that how you're enticing all the guys to come on over?    Hmmm, worked for me.
2008-04-08 5:46 PM
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Fatdoggy - 2008-04-08 5:07 PM There goes the neighborhood. I knew when I told you there was a "Girls of BT" thread you'd show up here. ;-)

Ooooo... SUCKAH!  Yeah - you hooked me in on that one.  The way I see it - I'm the new knight in shining armor, here to protect those girls of BT from the evils that is the Fatdoggy.

- Someone's gotta keep you honest!  Tongue out

2008-04-08 6:02 PM
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OHMIGOD!!!!   I have missed you so!!!    

dang. Fatdoggy didn't even remember me.   c'mon....  I didn't even change my user name when I came over here either. 

Welcome to all that is BT.  I think you'll LOVE it here!!!  

how are the kids now?  big?  They were such babies.....

you forgot your "BFD Dad Stories" that we all so loved. 

Christine/Lucy

 

edit: got a name wrong. They're all dogs anyways....
edit again: I'm a stickler for proper spelling.



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2008-04-09 8:00 AM
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Hey Lucy!

Thanks.  Yeah, I figure maybe I'll try posting a little here and seeing how it goes.  Maybe I'll grace BT with a few Bigfuzzydad stories.  (I'm still working on putting that all together into a best-selling bookWink

Yeah, the kids sure aren't babies anymore.  They're growing up.  Gracie's 6-1/2 and Kyle's now 3-1/2.  They're both as funny and witty as ever.  She's a creative, hippie, yoga-addicted, dancing, artist.  He's a..... little pain in the butt!  Typical boy.  All he wants is race cars, football, rocket ships, to leap off tall things to try and get hurt and to pee on trees outside!  Why?  Because in his words, "because I can!"  Wink

2008-04-09 8:29 AM
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Hey hey, any triathlete that is a cat sailor as well is welcome here....oh wait we take almost anyone.


2008-04-09 10:53 AM
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Shortyy - 2008-04-09 9:29 AM Hey hey, any triathlete that is a cat sailor as well is welcome here....oh wait we take almost anyone.

Oooooo.  Talk talk TALK!  Do you have a cat as well?  If so, what kind and where do you sail?  While the Great Lakes are certainly a large enough body of water to sail in, I would think it would be rather cold and rough, even in the Summer?  I have a '91 Prindle 18.2.  Nice all-around cat with rotating centerboards which makes life easier.  I've been sailing for over 30 years on all kinds of stuff.  I live right on Lake Norman in NC which while being a decent-sized lake, can be a challenging place to sail.  Not the best winds and you've got to know your way around.

2008-04-09 11:20 AM
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I've got a Nacra Formula 18.  Been racing since I was about nine, which puts it at 18 years holy wah.   I've been on everything from a hobie 16, nacra 5.5, 5.8, inter 20, couple different prindles.  Grew up racing all over the US, been down to lake norman.....there used to be a big 18 square race down there in october if i remember correctly.  Great lakes are awesome sailing, but your right, we start in May and finish by mid to end of september b/c its just too cold.  I dont have any boat pictures on my computer, but when i get home i'll post one.

By the way, thats a nice lookin prindle...



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2008-04-09 2:03 PM
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Shortyy - 2008-04-09 12:20 PM

I've got a Nacra Formula 18.  Been racing since I was about nine, which puts it at 18 years holy wah.   I've been on everything from a hobie 16, nacra 5.5, 5.8, inter 20, couple different prindles.  Grew up racing all over the US, been down to lake norman.....there used to be a big 18 square race down there in october if i remember correctly.  Great lakes are awesome sailing, but your right, we start in May and finish by mid to end of september b/c its just too cold.  I dont have any boat pictures on my computer, but when i get home i'll post one.

By the way, thats a nice lookin prindle...

Well ohhhhhh-kaaaaaay.  I can shut my mouth about being fast now.  F-18?!!!!  You would be sailing circles around my heavyweight fat-cat!

My Dad got me into sailing.  He went the half-cat route and on into the big blue-water boats.  Started with a Puffer bathtub, then an AMF 2100, then the trailor-sailer-trip-from-hell event (remind me to PM you the story - it's a freakin' RIOT!) took him to a Nor'Sea 27 and finally the big Hans Christian 42.  Did NY to Bermuda twice on that one.

Me, I always went with cats.  Actually started out on a Trac-16 (remember those?  Boomless) then bought my first Hobie-16 at the tender age of 15 (when all the guys were buying stereos and thinking cars, my buddy and I bought the H-16........ to pick up girls!Wink  Then a H-18 and 10 years ago I found the Prindle, brand new and unsold at a dealership that went up in a cloud of reefer smoke.

I've raced a little but never let it really get into my blood.  Shame because I could really get addicted to racing.  In fact, I haven't sailed a whole lot these past 5 years since my kids were born.  Now that they're a bit older and more independent, I'm wanting to get back into it more.  The itch has really got me and I'm planning on prepping the boat for the season THIS WEEKEND!  Like swimming, I have no excuse being so close to the lake.  I should be open water swimming AND sailing considerably more.  One of my biggest excuses is crew - while I've solo'ed my P-18.2 before, it's not really "enjoyable".  It's truly a two-person job.

That regatta down here is called Cat-Fest and is held in Sep.  They still have a Nacra Square fleet and the Hobie Waves have gotten more popular.  In 9 years I've only done it once (again, a true shame).  I'm desperate to get 'Special Treat' back on the water again.  Now to only find a friend who's into sailing who would love to crew on a weekend with a mere 1-2 days' notice ('cause you need that thing called wind to make the whole process work and there's no scheduling that on a calendar weeks in advance!)

If you lived closer and didn't mind a huge, fat (albeit experienced) 225-lbs crewman....  Tongue out

 

2008-04-09 3:51 PM
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Welcome to BT...!   Also great to have another sailor here as well!  Your boat looks great.  I grew up racing all sorts of boats on Lake Michigan.  Have not done too much racing (or even sailing) of late due to a new addition to our family.  Hope to get back into it once the little guy is more independent. 
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Bigfuzzydoug - 2008-04-08 11:05 AM

Newbie to BT. I've been on TNO for 5-6 years or so, an occasional ST lurker/poster and doing triathlons for about 10 years now. For the BT'ers, allow me to introduce myself, 'Bigfuzzydoug'. I'm big (225-lbs), I'm fuzzy (no leg shaving for this beast)... I'm Doug! A former body-builder, married 15 years, father of two, long-since gotten soft and flabby, Network Manager for Food Lion grocery stores. Originally from NY, lived in Israel, been here in the South in NC 18 years now.

I've done mostly sprints and Oly's. I'm a pretty good swimmer (I actually help others more than I can swim fast myself. My BFD's 10 Points to Swimming for Newbies and Novices has gotten around), I'm a decent cyclist as I've been doing that all my life (even did the cross-country thing once) and as for running? Well... Let's just say that 'big' does not usually equate to running. I suffer through a slow 1-hour 10K.

Let's see how long you all can put up with my "unique" brand of twisted humor. Tongue out



Hey BFD!

I too was a TNO regular for a while till I "fell off the wagon" so to speak. I enjoyed your threads over there.

Now that I am trying to get back into shape, I have been trolling the boards a bit.

TNO just doesn't feel the same for some reason. Definitely a lack of activity over there.

BT does seem like a nice place so far.
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