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Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!(19 posts)

Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!Mike
Aug 30, 2001 9:36 AM
OK, end of summer is approaching. We seem to be in a bit of a funk with Dino and Dog having their woes, everyone screaming over site changes, disparaging others' bikes, and debating world politics. How about a poll about some of the good points of the site? I know it sounds a bit like junior high school, but here we go:

1. Friendliest poster
2. Funniest poster
3. Most creative poster
4. Most tech-savvy poster (frame material, components, etc.)
5. Most helpful poster to newbies
6. Most enthusiastic poster
7. Most knowledgeable poster regarding riding (technique,etc.)
8. Most curious poster

Anyone have some categories to add?
Good idea, I'll bite...Len J
Aug 30, 2001 9:45 AM
#3 is easy, Haiku de'at
#7 is easy, Dog
Rest of list & more.....Len J
Aug 30, 2001 10:43 AM
1. Dinosaur
2. Mike Mc Mahon
3. Haiku D'Etat
4. TJeanloz
5. Humma Hah
6. Kristin
7. Dog
8. Breck

9. Best training tips Jon Billihamer/Lonefrontranger
And I'll respond to my own pollMike
Aug 30, 2001 9:52 AM
1. Hummah Hah
2. grzy mnky (so shoot me)
3. Haiku d'Etat
4. undecided
5. Hummah Hah
6. Kristin
7. Dog
8. Kristin/RandyMH (and I mean curious in the inquisitive kind of way and not the "odd" kind of way)
Happy poll!PaulCL
Aug 30, 2001 9:56 AM
#1. Humma Hah
#2. Mike McMahon ...'cause you nailed me good once, got me laughing
#5. John Billheimer very helpful on all questions from tech to form
#8 Trollman...why bother to waste the energy to type.
ohmygod, I'm responding to a pollpeloton
Aug 30, 2001 9:59 AM
1) Dog
2) Bowl of Noodles
3) Haiku'd'etat
4) TJeanloz
5) Humma hah
6) DINOSAUR
7) Dog/Lone gunman/too many racer types to list here
8) Breck (where did he go?)
Ah, BreckMike
Aug 30, 2001 10:08 AM
I've been wondering where he went. In my response to #8, I was thinking curious as in inquisitive. However, if responding to curious in the "odd" sort of way, I'd definitely go with Breck: odd, interesting, and always entertaining. Come back, Breck!

Also, I think I'm going with you on #4-TJeanloz
Ah, BreckDINOSAUR
Aug 30, 2001 11:01 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last time I recall reading anything from Breck was that he had purchased a new bike and he was set to ride it the next day (?)..... anyway anyone who survived the USMC is ok in my book....
Ah, BreckMike
Aug 30, 2001 12:21 PM
I'll send him an e-mail from home tonight to let him know people were asking about him and request that he make at least a guest appearance to liven things up.
Ah, Breckpeloton
Aug 30, 2001 3:51 PM
The only thing about Breck that I thought out of place was that he was a self-professed good ol'boy, but he pledged alligence to a Japanese truck (Toyota). What's next? Cowboys drinking microbrew over Budweiser? Formula one over NASCAR? It just isn't right. ;)
Antidote?!Eyore
Aug 30, 2001 10:39 AM
So the rest of us "losers" are not worthy? *sniff* goodbye cruel world...
re: Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!DINOSAUR
Aug 30, 2001 10:55 AM
I can't list anyone in any particular order. I read just about all the treads. Everyone has helpful insight at one time or another. I see newbie questions that I was afraid to ask. This sport is a learning experience. I feel a connection here and consider a lot of you as friends. This forum is a godsend to guys like me who don't belong to a club. It's my link to the cycling world.

Now someone make my day and buy my old classic car so I can buy my new bike (I'm still deciding).

After reading about Dougs problem (or is it Dog?) I feel better. Bummed out because my dearly loved 86 year old Italian mother-in-law has cancer.

Be thankful we do what we do and never take anything for granted......life is short.
Amen Dinonova
Aug 30, 2001 2:51 PM
"Be thankful we do what we do and never take anything for granted......life is short."

I try to be thankful each time I roll to a stop at the end of every ride. Thankful that I had a safe ride, thankful that I CAN ride, thankful that I can afford a bike, (second bike is on the way), thankful that my family understands my riding (or claim to understand anyway).

That all sounds trite on the surface, but if you don't appreciate what you have, starting with your health, then I don't see how life can be enjoyable.

Everyone be safe out there this weekend.
re: Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!Harley man
Aug 30, 2001 11:28 AM
1 Humma Hah-kind to small children
2 Harley man think Trollman funny, for now, like Frankenstein on SNL.
3 jeffreyh, haiku unsurpassed
4 grz mnky, appreciate ornery attitude. can take the boy out of new england but can't take new england out of boy
5 Akirasho-be the bike
6 Kristin- who else
7 Dog
8 Kristin
re: Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!Spinchick
Aug 30, 2001 12:34 PM
For the short time I've been lurking and posting, here's my list:

1. Hummah Hah/Dinosaur
2. grzy mnky/Mike McMahon/MB1
3. Haiku/dirtbag
4. undecided
5. A few: Dinosaur/Dog/Cliff Oates/Spoke Wrench/MB1/Jon Billheimer
6. Kristin
7. Dog/Jon Billheimer
8. undecided
All my chads are still hanging, it must be the Republicans.nmMB1
Aug 30, 2001 12:43 PM
LOL - #2=MB1 nmSpinchick
Aug 30, 2001 12:50 PM
re: Antidote to doom and gloom? Happy poll!Kristin
Aug 31, 2001 6:43 AM
Wow. I feel so included. *sniff*...thanks! I really can't begin naming names. I like everyone on the board. I can say for sure that all the regular posters bring something unique and special to the community. Naming only 8 would exclude a hundred others I hold in such high regard. You know who you are!

I for one am amazingly thrilled to have found this community. I said it before. I would not have the bike I have, or know as much about riding, if it weren't for this group. I dare say, I'm probably a bit faster because of you! Many thanks!

Eyore...you've always been my favorite Pooh character. You should have had your own show. I'll be your freind.

Sincerely,
Kristin
i'd like to thank the academy, my bike, my...nm/nhSpiritual Haiku
Sep 4, 2001 6:18 AM