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it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...(299 posts)

it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 7:21 AM
howzabout a nuther'un? we have some new victims, er, posters, and some of us have changed our handles...

suggested format:

* handle
* name
* age
* geographic location
* occupation
* main ride(s)
* words to live by
* anything else fun
* picture if available
* care to submit a haiku?

be as specific or as vague as you care, since this is the internet and you may not want to share. :-)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...muncher
Mar 18, 2002 7:30 AM
Muncher
Gus
34
Near Guildford, South UK
Lawyer
Coppi, Jake XC, Grisley MTB, Gazelle SS commuter. If you mean where - anywhere and everywhere.
You only live once.
Press officer of my local club - need interest stuff to publish so welcome interesting cycling stuff from everyone.
No camera.
Haiku too difficult.
Great idea for a threadPjkad
Mar 18, 2002 6:05 PM
Pjkad
Paul
51
Short Hills, NJ
Internet exec.
Seven Axiom Ti "Big Green Comfort Machine"
"Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes...because if you do you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes"
who am ip dog
Oct 14, 2002 4:59 PM
P - or p dog (p was already taken)
21
Birmingham, AL
4th year college student
Lemond Zurich - 1st bike, just bought it used
Training for my first sprint triathalon.
Previously ran XC in high school and 3yr of college.
Looking for a way to train without the impact, and mix things up a little bit; less risk of injury
Don't know much about cycling, but have learned much from this site and forum board.

Pain is weakness leaving your body.

Here is a rookie shot at a Haiku.

Haiku is for girls
And those who'd dodge for a squirrel
To spin is to win
Scary Slowscary slow
Oct 30, 2002 10:44 AM
scary slow
dave
32
orlando,fl
tech geek
specialzed allez comp, fuji club(soon to be fixie),c-dale f1000(converted to single speed), klein adroit, missing cross bike
no excuses,just ride!
other interest: other than bikes...ya right! i am completely one dimensional.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Marcus75
Dec 18, 2003 12:16 PM
Marcus
28
Los Angeles, California
Manager of distribution company
Been a MTBer for 10 years until I decided recently to purchase my first road bike for training purposes.
Scattante CFR double ultegra w/ specialized turbo pro computer. (FIRST ROAD BIKE)
Ride- Griffith Park usually but will go anywhere with smooth roads.
Will be looking to join a local club as soon as I get better.
No Digital Camera yet.
who I bepsychling78
Dec 24, 2003 6:56 AM
Michael (psychling)
43
Topeka, Indiana (not a misprint)
teacher/preacher/gadfly
been on a road bike since 1988
current main steed is a 1997 cannondale R300; alternately get on the Fuji Saratoga touring rig, equipped with CX tires for winter
best ride: hugging the county line road, dodging Amish roadapples, finding hills around Middlebury.
I ride with the mixed bag of folks from Hollinger Bikes in Goshen when the weather's warm
here I is.JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 7:36 AM
handle: Js Haiku Shop

name: J (duh!)

age: 30

geo location: the South

occupation: haiku laureate

main rides:

'00 specialized allez sport (double)
'00 bianchi giro (triple w/a 12x27, heh, heh, heh)
'01 surly steamroller SS
'99 specialized rockhopper

words to live by: "just put your head down and keep pedaling"

anything else fun?

if we feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats we get the cat skins for nothing.

picture if available...

care to submit a haiku?

this thread would be great
if we entice the lurkers
put fingers to keys
still here (update)JS Haiku Shop
May 15, 2003 6:07 AM
handle: J's Haiku Shop

name: J (not "JS" as commonly mistaken)

age: 31

geo location: Elvisville

occupation: part-time haiku laureate

main rides:

'01 merckx strada OS
'02 surly crosscheck
'01 surly steamroller fixed/SS
'99 specialized rockhopper

words to live by:

"coasting is for sissies"
"no whining!"
...and...
"go beyond your programming"

anything else fun?

training plan: ride lots. feel good? ride more. tired? rest.

picture if available...

care to submit a haiku?

new discovery--
brevet riding: for those with
ultra low IQs
here I is.harry hall
May 26, 2003 7:30 PM
Harry Hall: 48 year old lifer bike mechanic and embryonic frame builder, live between Seattle and Portland somewhere,
married with six kids--all of whom have four legs and fur.
Main rides are two self-made steel road bikes, one that looks British and one that looks French, '60 Ideor, '58 Helyett, '47 Amerio, and the front half of a Co-Motion tandem.
Ok, here we go....look271
Mar 18, 2002 7:42 AM
Name: Mark Wanco aka "look271"
Age: 43!
Location: New Cumberland, PA-Just outside of Harrisburg
Occupation: Medical technologist
Main Ride (s): Look kg 271 (d'0h!), Bianchi fixed gear, Nishiki "beater bike", or, "lead bat"
Words to live by: satisfied.
Lucky for you, no pics and no haiku!
Hey kids! A pic of me on the bike! (Finally!)look271
Aug 18, 2002 12:02 PM
Don't flame me for riding a mtb on the road (with knobbies, no less.) I was on the way to the trail from a friends house. This is at the top of a 2+ mile climb. Really.
Awesome legs dude.(nm)TREKY
Nov 26, 2002 3:35 PM
I'm still here, Doug.KG 361
May 15, 2003 5:33 AM
Now as KG 361. Another pic, just to prove it =) Here I am with my French brother-in-law Raphael. No anti-French commenst please, he's a good guy who also rides =) That would be me on the left.
'who are you?'PdxMark
Mar 18, 2002 7:44 AM
handle: PdxMark
name: Mark
age: 41
geographic location: Oregon
occupation: Patent lawyer
main ride(s): '01 LS Tuscany (Chorus) (replaced Klein Stage Comp)
Cannondale caad 3 hardtail commuter
words to live by: Be nice
'who are you?'scruffyduncan
Mar 18, 2002 9:02 AM
handle: Scruffyduncan
name: Duncan
age: 29
location: London
occupation: Account Manager
main ride(s): 94 (I think??) specialized allez, condor squadra daytona

favourite phrase: "F**k, this hill's a c**t
'who are you?'jcheyney
Mar 18, 2002 9:12 AM
Handle: jcheyney
Name: John
Age: 35
Location: Irving, Texas
Occupation: Registered Nurse, Pediatric ICU
Main Rides: Univega Modo Vivere (bought for this year's RAGBRAI), Univega Rover T2.5
Words to Live By: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Here's me :^) !Bikez
Aug 18, 2002 7:01 AM
Handle: Bikez
Name: Bill J. Pappas
Age: 31
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Investment Broker
Main ride: Pinarello Prince(Record),Kona Explosif
Words to live by: Follow through on all things to the end!
i'm less than i pretend and more than others suppose..colker
Mar 18, 2002 7:56 AM
colker- colker- really old, remember seeing hippies- rio de janeiro- pro photographer, film director, script writer- 54 cm canary yellow steel lugged pinarello vuelta built with daytona- "what's next?"
Hah!Mel Erickson
Mar 18, 2002 9:45 AM
I WAS a hippie!
oh...colker
Mar 18, 2002 9:51 AM
waking up... was it very hard?
me; i tried to be punk but was already too old to be vaccant.
oh...Mel Erickson
Mar 18, 2002 10:11 AM
I only know what I've been told.
flavio colker?harlett
Mar 19, 2002 10:18 PM
"i'm less than i pretend and more than others suppose.." the words of a true director--
if memory serves me correctly i think i saw your movie metalguru at roze film dagen in amsterdam-- i've done research work with the homodok-lesbisch archief in amsterdam on both film and literature--
it's nice to have your presence on this board--

on writing and directing..
"suddenly the book i was adapting has become part of my memory, and i'm remembering a dreamed life as i walk through those sets"--
olivier assayas
Remember seeing hippies?McAndrus
Mar 18, 2002 9:55 AM
I remember being a hippie. Or as an equally aged friend of mine likes to say, "If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there."
Remember seeing hippies?Lliduak
Mar 18, 2002 6:57 PM
I wish I were there. Haight Ashbury was the place to be. Smoke a little and peace. There was never a better time to be alive.
GO AWAY TROLL (Eugene) - nmMJ
Mar 19, 2002 9:01 AM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mr_spin
Mar 18, 2002 7:57 AM

  • handle: mr_spin
  • age: 37
  • geographic location: san jose
  • occupation: engineer
  • main ride(s): Litespeed Classic D/A, Santa Cruz Superlight (MTB), Specialized Hardrock (commuter)
  • words to live by: This will make me live longer? Longer than what?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...blondepower
Mar 18, 2002 8:04 AM
BlondePower
30
Los Angeles
Sustaining Engineer
02 Sulvang, Commuter (beats driving in traffic)
"what ever doesn't kill ya, will make you stronger!!"
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...JBurton
Mar 21, 2002 10:26 AM
JBurton
30 years old
Dallas/Fort Worth (recently moved here)
Graduate Student (Drawing and Painting)
Serotta Colorado III w/Ultegra and Open Pros, Voodoo Bizango w/XT. Both super, super sweet steel rides.

Words to live by, spoken by a true sage back in Georgia..."Hey Buddy...Don't f##k up!"
I'll give it a go.IAM
Mar 18, 2002 8:07 AM
IAM
Ted
36
Whitby Ontario Canada
Autoworker
O1 Guru Flite, 99 Fisher Paragon
Anything that doesn't kill you, will make you stronger.
I also ski(DH&XC),golf,camp,hike. So many hobbies so little time.
Sorry no photo available
I'll leave the Haiku to the experts
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Pedal Jockey
Mar 18, 2002 8:08 AM
Handle: Pedal Jockey
Name: Annonymous (That's why they created handles)
Age: "I'm older than I ever intended to be"
Geographic Location: Earth
Occupation: Computer geek, soon to be unemployed
Main Rides: A car, then a bicycle (when I have the time)
Words to live by: Life is sufficiently vague, make what you want from it.
Anything else fun: Nothing else is fun
Picture if available: Luckily for you, none available
Care to submit a haiku: I don't have enough of a grasp on the English language to submit anything worth while.

PJ
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...boneman
Mar 18, 2002 8:14 AM
Boneman- my sister-in-law laid it on me years ago
Calvin
50 years in 25 days
Live in London, work in Tunbridge Wells
Risk Director/Financial Services
Corrado custom, Roberts custom fixed, Vortex
What is it about 'no' that you don't understand?
Relying on UK public transport for commuting
I prefer holding the camera (see zelig shots in bikes/races)
Prohibited by ethnic background
Who am I?PsyDoc
Mar 18, 2002 8:17 AM
Name: Mark Whatley aka "PsyDoc" or "PsyDad"
Age: 35
Location: South Georgia
Occupation: Associate Professor (just promoted!)
Main Ride (s): Seven Axiom Ti
Words to live by: Knowledge itself is power (Ipsa scientia potestas est) - Francis Bacon

The photo was taken prior to my wife and newborn son being discharged from the hospital at the end
of February of this year.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...morrison
Mar 18, 2002 8:23 AM
I'll give it a go:

morrison
geoff
too old to compete, too young to quit
San Diego
criminal defense lawyer
caad5, zep
don't take yourself too seriously
family, wine, travel

picture is of my two girls, Emmy and Becca
no haiku
nice ...you are truly blessed NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 18, 2002 9:50 AM
Helmets for the wheel barrow races!mikebikr
Mar 18, 2002 2:36 PM
Nice shot. See there is more than biking.
OK.Len J
Mar 18, 2002 8:28 AM
Len J
Len
46
Easton, MD Flat land with much wind.
CFO VP Finance
Trek 5500, Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
"Life is about choice."
Hobby's besides biking. Parenting, Golf, Writing Poetry, Reading, Mentoring.
Picture-No digital camera (Lucky for you)
Haiku, No way I compete with the master.

BTW, How's the knee?

Len
re: kneeJS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 10:44 AM
feeling better, still a little tight and out of the ordinary. been stretching and walking, otherwise taking it easy (and taking aleve). going to the doc this afternoon to see if they can take a pic to see if anything's out of place. that's my litmus for getting on the trainer. otherwise, i'm sitting around, doing stuff around the house, and gaining weight FAST. still lifting and even considering getting a membership to the local club so'z i can start swimming if i'm off the bike for more than another few days. ever put on 6 pounds in 8 days? ugh! i'm thinking about rigging up a leg sling so i can ride the bike with just the left leg. elephantino has my deepest sympathies.
Still here......Len J
May 15, 2003 7:37 AM
New Bike Serotta Legend Ti

Still no picture of me.
Still here...... me too....t-bill
Jul 2, 2003 2:08 PM
I just became the proud owner of a Legend Ti myself.

Other changes...
Older now = 34
additional family member = daughter born on 4/29
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Ted
Mar 18, 2002 8:36 AM
Handle: Ted

Name: Ted

Age: 27

Location: Alberta, Canada

Occupation: System Analyst

Main Ride: Marinoni Delta+ (full chours)

Words: Sport is not everything, but everything is nothing without sport
re: it's been six months since ................arderra
Aug 27, 2003 3:20 PM
Handle : Arderra

Name : Arderra

Age : M29 (for now!!)

Location : Ireland

Occupation : Architectural Technician

Main Ride : Nothing for a few years (trying to get back into it)

Bike : 7 year old Batavus SL Ultegra 9 speed
Would like Fort RO-Eight with full dura-ace (10 spd)

Words : Are we there yet!!!!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...DINOSAUR
Mar 18, 2002 8:46 AM
Dinosaur
Ed
59
Foothills of NorCal
Retired State Of Calif employee
Klein QR, soon to own a Colnago MLX
"Just do it"
No picture
Not a Haiku but..."If you want to be happy, be."
Can't resist...Stampertje
Mar 18, 2002 8:49 AM

  • Stampertje
  • Bram
  • 26
  • The Netherlands
  • Graduate student 

    • Koga Miyata Flyer, old road bike with horizontal drops, recently fixed (that's fixed gear)
    • Univega Via Montega, steel hybrid

  • Always look on the bright side


I want a new bike
Recumbent or cyclocross?
First I need new knees

Haiku difficult?
Already halfway to end
Finish is easy

Brede rivieren
Zie ik traag door laagland gaan
Denkend aan Holland

Cycling is cadence
Speedskating is poetry
Cycling can't compare

Lurking here daily
Wishing I could ride my bike
Must get back to work
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...netso
Mar 18, 2002 8:58 AM
Netso
Stan Morey
58 yo
Florida
Superintendent of Public Works
Retired Professor of Physiology
Canny r4000si
Canny r2000si
Ciocc Mockba 84
Try-try
Travel
well...why not....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 18, 2002 8:59 AM
spirito di finocchio

ben

33

NYC + suitcase (born sarajevo, grew up in australia)

photographer (struggling) , director (aspiring), bartender (rent),

Cavalera (basano del grappa), montagner - fixte (passarella), torpado - beater (padova)

Words to live by?....."ill try anything twice" "ive seen more dawns than farmers" (the latter usually happens after applying the former) .... but most importantly...."Love is all you need"

fun? each day is to cherish and enjoy and there is infinite amount of brilliant things about the world and especially in those around us that we sometimes take for granted........ i once had a one night stand where i woke up in the morning to realise that i had woken up in that bedroom with the same woman before, when i escaped out on the street to go home the surroundings were the same as the last time confirming the predicament. i cant beleive we both went thru the same bull$hit (intro. flirt. wooing) and yet had no idea. i sat on the kerb and cried.....for the first time in my life i really felt i was stupid and wasting my life. that day i booked a one-way ticket to japan. a neighbour there (art director) saw some of my prints and hooked me up for a fashion shoot...i havent been back to oz for 6 years. i still aim to be a surfer bum like i was....one day.

i was going to submit some haiku but then thought a different form of haiku would please you sick masses

;-)
ok, me againlonefrontranger
Mar 18, 2002 9:01 AM
*handle : lonefrontranger

*name : Beth

*age : 33 going on twelve

*geographic location : The Front Range, Boulder CO specifically. Imported redneck native of Oregonia, OH (try finding that on a map).

*occupation : unemployed high-level admin assistant, bike mechanic, racer, waitron, errant mosh pit enthusiast and life cynic

*main ride(s) : Colnago/Record 10 Dream Plus, Morgul Bismark/Chorus 10 custom TT geometry, Colnago/Centaur 10 Dream Cross, 1981 Trek / Nuovo Record fixie, had to sell the Klein/XTR hardtail to make the payment on the 2002 Subaru TS wagon

*words to live by : "if you haven't been puked on by someone else, you haven't lived yet"; former coach re: a particularly memorable racing experience my first season, many moons ago.

*anything else fun : how many other ladies you know can prep your frame, adjust your bearings, true your wheels and dust you in a sprint?

*picture if available : webcam still dead & the boardies complained that you can't see my face in racing pics, well duh, I'm usually sucking stem at that point... You ain't missing much.

*care to submit a haiku? I am forbidden to haiku by my doctor.
lucky you didn't post a pic....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 18, 2002 9:17 AM
as im drooling already
MisJGMisJG
Mar 18, 2002 9:05 AM
-MisJG (it means "I miss Jerry Garcia)
-Shelby
-34, M
-Chicagoland, Far-West Suburbs (southern DuPage)
-Customer Service
-1997 Cannondale R500, 1987 Schwinn LeTour (now a commuter)
-Nothing I say will ever unlock the secrets of the Universe. Figure it out yourself.
-RAGBRAI is about as fun as it gets!
-No scanner/dig cam, no pics
-Without a Scanner
I cannot submit any of
my myriad pics

Wow! That was easier than I thought! Why did haiku always seem so difficult in school? Probably because I was trying to unlock the secrets of the universe in 17 syllables!
ok, some words. . .MisJG
Mar 18, 2002 9:07 AM
"Wind doesn't suck, wind blows!" (said anytime someone complains about a headwind, "This sucks!")
Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!MB1
Mar 18, 2002 9:18 AM
Wind is fine, riding in head wind sucks. So don't let wind get to your head!
No, YOU are Wrong! Please Think!MisJG
Mar 18, 2002 12:28 PM
Wind does not SUCK, Wind BLOWS!! See?!
Hey MisJGFlyByWire
Mar 19, 2002 11:00 AM
I live in Dupage as well (Willowbrook). I'm always looking for a training partner as the members of my cycling team live in the city. Let me know if you're interested.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...BikeViking
Mar 18, 2002 9:05 AM
handle: BikeVIking
name: Scott
age: 39
geographic location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
occupation: Imagery Analyst/Master Sergeant USAF
main ride(s: '92 Trek 1200 and 99 Trek 930
words to live by: Pain is the sign of weakness leaving the body
anything else fun: lusting after an '02 Trek 2300
No pics yet
care to submit a haiku:
There was a yong man from Nantucket,
Whose #### was so *****, he could ***** it,
As he said with a grin,
as he ****** off his ******,
"If my $$$$ was a ((((((, I'd ##### it!"

OOPS! that's a limerick! That's what I get for sleeping through Lit class
Or . . . there once was a man from duluthmorrison
Mar 18, 2002 9:25 AM
who lost both his b--ls in his youth,
so he f-----d with his nose
and fingers and toes
and ca-e through a hole in his tooth.

limericks more fun
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...tarwheel
Mar 18, 2002 9:08 AM
- handle: tarwheel, bianchi boy (depending on which computer I'm using)
- name: tom
- age: 48
- geographic location: north carolina
- occupation: writer (public affairs)
- main rides: 2001 gios compact pro, 1985 bianchi nuovo record
- words to live by: if the bike fits, ride it
- anything else fun: try the irish coffee recipe on non-cycling discussions page!
- picture if available: n/a
- care to submit a haiku?

rain ride yesterday
something I try not to do
cold hands, soggy feet

great ride saturday
tail wind for twenty-eight miles
paceline in headwind

this the perfect ride?
sunny, fifty miles, tail wind
or no pain, no gain?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Indiana Rider
Mar 18, 2002 9:19 AM
Indiana Rider
Scott
39
Indiana
VP manufacturing Company
I ride to relieve stress... and have grown to love it.
"I want to die on my 100th birthday and have my girl friend so upset she has to drop out of high school."
oh yeh....my pic (nm)Indiana Rider
Mar 18, 2002 9:27 AM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...littlegirlbike
Feb 22, 2003 12:38 AM
littlegirlbike (it's my bike's name, I can't help it)

Laurel

21

SF Bay Area

Student....forever?

2001 Bianchi Eros Donna

Favorite Quote:
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel... the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. - Susan B. Anthony

no photo...We'll all have to wait 'til I go pro ;-)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...maniac
Mar 18, 2002 9:20 AM
Handle mainiac
Ken
40
Maine
CNC Programmer
Trek 2000 and Trek 6000
Words to live by
All your money wont another minute by(Not MY Original)
If you get the chance to sit it out or dance DANCE(Not MY original)
You dont want a pic
Bet you are 'fraid I'll post the kilt pix!MB1
Mar 18, 2002 9:33 AM
No need to worry.

Age-well aged.
Geographic location-about 3 miles from this picture.
Occupation-Purchasing Manager.
Main Rides-Santana Team Ti (178 wet miles on Saturday), Bianchi Crosser (10 wet miles today), Gunnar Street Dog (31 wet miles on Sunday). Got others, don't ride them much.
Words to live by-You want to ride how far today?!??! Don't you know it is raining???

I actually like riding in the rain.
chicken ;-) nmSpinchick
Mar 18, 2002 12:11 PM
Bunker Hill? Nice pic! (nm)tempeteKerouak
Mar 18, 2002 12:15 PM
DC actually. Taxation without representation. nmMB1
Mar 18, 2002 6:30 PM
I wore a Kilt to work on Friday (3/15)!!MisJG
Mar 18, 2002 12:30 PM
Get yours at http://www.sportkilt.com
kilts are NOT coolscruffyduncan
Mar 21, 2002 9:36 AM
Hello, It's Me.gregario
Mar 18, 2002 9:37 AM
Handle: gregario
Name: John
Age: 40
Geographic Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Occupation: Formulations Manager for a Spice Extraction company. We make natural food flavors and colors and hop extracts. Slowly going crazy. Hoping for another opportunity to rescue me.
Rides: Anvil Chisel with DuraAce, Colnago Super (old) with Campy Super Record (mostly), Trek T-200 tandem, Raleigh Chill (commuter)
Words to live by: "After a while you will find that having is not as pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not logical but it is often true." - Spock
- I think, I am, in a burning building, and I gotta go. - Laurie Anderson
+too many others to even remember...
Other fun: hiking, photography, seeing the sun when it makes an infrequent appearance.
Sorry, no photo
Haiku:
I'll go tomorrow
to that place where I belong
alone and not missed
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...McAndrus
Mar 18, 2002 9:39 AM
- McAndrus
- Mick
- 50 (look older, feel younger)
- South Carolina
- Computer programmer
- Local hill route, Tuesday night sprints, Thursday hill ride, ... the list goes on and on.
- "You're only young once but you can be immature forever."
- Hanging out with my daughters.
- Don't have a picture of myself handy but my bike is better looking. http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/yellowcfr(1).jpg
- Haiku? As a poet I'm very bad and it makes me very sad.
"Who are You?"- Who "I am the Sea." -Who128
Mar 18, 2002 9:42 AM
128 (that mad perimeter road around Boston known as 'america's technology highway" and refered to in the song that bore my handle "Roadrunner" -Johnathan Richmann and the Modern Lovers. (Radio on!!)

DK

XXXVII

Boston(we put the ass in Massachusetts...)/NE

esq.

'87 Specialized Allez w/600 group, Trek 850 mudin'bike, catch, wrench and release yardsale bikes for kids who can't afford one. Dreaming of upgrade...soon!!

Please. Thank you. Be interesting or shut-up. Peace, Love and share the profit.

Ulimate frisbee, cooking, assorting things into appropriate places...(Teutonic heritage.) Bechstein Debauchery. Radio.

If I think Before
I am, Who is the I Which
Pre-supposes I?

YeeHaa!!!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...PatM
Mar 18, 2002 10:01 AM
handle: PatM
name: Pat
age: 36
geographic location: SE Massachusetts
occupation: Database Administrator
main ride(s): KHS Aero Comp, but looking to get a Al ride of some sort soon.
no haiku
Who am I?Mel Erickson
Mar 18, 2002 10:09 AM
Good question:

Handle: Mel Erickson
Name: Mel Erickson (creative handle, don't you think?)
Age: 49
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Occupation: Director of a County Planning & Dev. Agency
Main Rides: Softride Solo, Giant XTC NRS1, Santana Rio tandem, Miyata commuter
Words to Live By: Always behave like a duck, stay calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like hell underneath.
Anything Else Fun: fly fishing, cross country skiing, woodworking, soccer refereeing (some would consider it masochistic, even me at times).
Picture if Available: See the picture on the "Whats New" page on the left of the masthead. I'm the one holding the tall cool one, (now sans beard and a trifle older)
Haiku: I'm not going to embarrass myself
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...tempeteKerouak
Mar 18, 2002 10:12 AM
tempeteKerouak (storm on the road)
Real first name: Sébastien
32 years old.
Montréal, Québec
Occupation: boring office job during which I write poems and short stories, surf the web, trying hard to get kicked out.
Main rides: Giant TCR2 -road-, Kona HeiHei -mountain-, Peugeot 10spds -commuter-.
Words to live by: "don't try" (Charles Bukowski)
Anything else fun: "You can resist anything, except being tempted" -Oscar Wilde.

Haiku studied while 20 years went by.
World is round, Coriolis made them no better.
Bicycle wheel still turning after I quit.
Crumbled paper found in forgotten jersey pocket.
which of those guys is you?colker
Mar 18, 2002 10:22 AM
i like them.
dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!mr_spin
Mar 18, 2002 10:22 AM
I love that line from the movie Ghostbusters...
I'm a little of everything...tempeteKerouak
Mar 18, 2002 12:13 PM
They live well together!

The crazy Mountian dog; composed and calm, yet only hidding the storm brewing...
The childish playful Border collie, nervous and lean; almost fragile will never stop.
The other autistic dog; the cat. Lives in a world of its own. Never bothered, has an answer for everything. Blazé, yet always curious.

Now; wife talks about babies... Maybe she got the message finally!
I'm sure the dogs like the microwave at nose level...(nm)MrDan
May 14, 2003 7:10 PM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Jekyll
Mar 18, 2002 10:15 AM

  • Jekyll
  • Mike
  • 33
  • PA
  • Managing Partner, Networking/Programming Firm.
  • Rides:

    • '00 Cannondale Saeco Team w/DA
    • '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000 Lefty (FS)
    • '01 Litespeed Pisgah (HT)

  • That which does not at first kill you should be mixed stronger.
  • Skiing, Dogs, Cooking, German Cars, Audiophile (needed a hobby that could get me into the poor house faster than cycling or cars).
  • Me no haiku - computer geek - not very creative....
and since we're posting pics....Jekyll
Mar 18, 2002 10:30 AM
May we never forget.... Picture taken in March of '01. Me (in the middle) my girlfriend and my best friend.
What a shame................
...and here's another...from yours truly, July 1998JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 10:49 AM
whoops...here it is...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 10:53 AM
sometimes its better to look the other way....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 18, 2002 11:04 AM
liberty can never fall.
we like birds fly above a sea
of life with rythmic tides.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...jtolleson
Mar 18, 2002 10:24 AM
jtolleson
julie
38
denver, colorado
lawyer
retro ride -- celeste green lugged Bianchi with downtube shifters
regular ride -- 1998 Litespeed Catalyst
"Don't be a goober."
Waaah. My pic doesn't work.jtolleson
Mar 18, 2002 10:25 AM
: (
maybe i can help...lightened it up, too!...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 10:54 AM
ps: dude! you're a chick! i never knew... nm :o)JS Haiku Shop
Mar 18, 2002 10:56 AM
ps: dude! you're a chick! i never knew... nm :o)jtolleson
Mar 18, 2002 1:41 PM
You are wise in the ways of pic downloads and gender identity! : )
Is that Sedona? Flagstaff? Or are you just trying . . .morrison
Mar 18, 2002 2:00 PM
to confuse us w/ your AZ jersey?

What kind of law?

Geoff
Dontcha recognize dem Presidents?jtolleson
Mar 18, 2002 3:11 PM
Mt. Rushmore century, last August. And I live in Colorado, but couldn't resist the Az flag jersey for $30 at Velo Swap.
Dontcha recognize dem Presidents?MP
Apr 4, 2002 8:29 AM
jtolleson. How did you resolve the CT1 issue?
I am me, most of the timeElefantino
Mar 18, 2002 10:33 AM
• Elefantino
• Mike
• 44 (today, sheesh I feel old)
• Jacksonville, home of Super Bowl XXXIX and many nice trees, some of which drop branches on our nice roads
• I can't remember ... oh yeah. Editor
• Trek 5200 (recently repaired, yet to be ridden again); Specialized S-Works M4 (recently built, yet to be ridden); Serotta Ottrott (yeah, right!)
• "Have a good health plan"
• I have a peculiar taste in cycling clothes
• I'm the one on the left.
44? Ah youth......nmMB1
Mar 18, 2002 6:29 PM
get well soon :) nmweiwentg
Mar 18, 2002 6:38 PM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mike r
Mar 18, 2002 11:00 AM
name: mike rynne

age: 20

geographic location: clare, ireland

occupation: student

main ride(s): currently a giant cfr
next week my De Rosa Merak is arriving, i hope

words to live by: if it doesn't kill you it'll only make you stronger

anything else fun: i like rockclimbing
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Andy M-S
Mar 18, 2002 11:01 AM
handle: Andy M-S

name: Andy (what else?)

age: 44 next Friday

geographic location: Wisconsin's West Coast

occupation: Programmer/Analyst

main ride(s): Most the time...(sun!)

Celeste Bianchi mongrel

The rest of the time... (rain!)

Black singlespeed roadbike with fenders

words to live by: "Don't get Midasized!"

anything else fun: my kids?

picture if available: nope...

care to submit a haiku? no, but my bike is as close to poetry as I need...
I must tell the truth....cosmicEugene
Mar 18, 2002 11:11 AM
Handle (banned and not banned) - Lliduak, cosmicallyconscious, annoying dumb ass
Name - Eugene
Age (optimistic)- 16
Geographic Location (assuming I would buy into such an unjust division of Mother Earth) - Just about anywhere in the non-polluting, socially conscious and freedom loving third world
Occupation - whining and being an annoying prick
Main rides - Bamboo - see below - upgrading to two wheeler soon!
Word to live by - "Get the f&ck out of here means nothing to me" or "Facts, I don't need no stinken facts"
Anything else fun - Hanging out with other unemployed malcontents who feel that everyone else owes them something, dressing in hemp, annoying cycling forums, not checking facts before making "arguments", jumping to conclusions on utterly unrelated matters, hanging out at WTO meetings.
- what's haiku?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Shad
Mar 18, 2002 11:14 AM
Shad
Shad
33
Apple Valley, MN
Corporate Tax Accountant
'00 Litespeed Palmares/record (yep, Litespeed so it must be junk), '87 Trek 330 fixed, '99 Specialized FSR Comp, '97 Schwinn Moab, 7 other misc.
"No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better." Homer Simpson
"Don't quit until the hay is in the barn."

First haiku attempt
Hope 'ku judge gives C minus
Squeak by like in life

Lurk here for four years
Lots of spammers come and go
Board is still the same

Rare I post response
Computer geeks tell my boss
No more lurk at work

Love week in review
Helps me skip the threads that spew
Thank you J Haiku
Minnisota as a border state?Kristin
Mar 27, 2002 9:53 AM
Looks like Rhode Island...am I right, am I right??
I think you're familiar with that Great Lake!Shad
Apr 2, 2002 9:40 AM
Just taken from a different POV in Cheeseland.
I'll playStraightblock
Mar 18, 2002 11:23 AM
handle: Straightblock

name: Craig

age :46

location: central California

occupation: cube farm resident

main ride(s): 2000 Bianchi Alloro, vintage Colin Laing track bike, Diamondback road beater/trainer bike/commuter, vintage Stumpjumper MTB set up as a singlespeed, mystery hardtail MTB, older Santana tandem.

words to live by: Everyone rises to his level of incompetence and remains there. This explains how I became a Cat 1 roadie in the late 70s.

anything else fun: A house with a 3 car garage is great if you only have 2 cars in the family. Gained 2 bikes since moving a year ago. Mrs. Straightblock says that's enough.

picture if available: Nothing digital handy, but while watching the '84 Olympic track races, someone thought I was Alexi Grewal. LOL! In reality, picture something closer to Anthony Edwards.

haiku? Gesundheit!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...CT1 Guy
Mar 18, 2002 11:26 AM
CT1 Guy
Fraser Kennedy
37 (and getting younger??)
Hampshire, UK
Supplychain Excellence Manager (don't ask?)
2001 Colnago CT1 - full campy / Alan Record Carbonio - full Campy / 2000 Specialized Rockhopper / 92 'dale M600
By the way...there's a small hill just down this road....
Occasional triathlon just for fun / in-line skating

sorry, no piccie

I have a bike
in carbon fibre
with dodgy brakes
OkelidokeliKrypton
Mar 18, 2002 11:35 AM
handle : Krypton
name : Joel
age :28
geographic location : Sherbrooke, Qc, Can.
occupation : Corporate sales director
main ride(s) : 2002 Argon 18 Krypton Ultegra with Ksyrium's & Trek 8500 Mtn bike & Specialized 92 Allez carbon & 91 Kona Hot Mtn bike.
words to live by : race you to the post. Loser buys pizza.
anything else fun :learning photography, I goal in an ice hockey team and trying to enjoy life.
picture if available : next time!
care to submit a haiku? : I think I'll pass
Hey man, connais-tu ces gars-là?tempeteKerouak
Mar 18, 2002 12:28 PM
Un club de Sherbrooke ou Magog?
Hey man, connais-tu ces gars-là?Krypton
Mar 18, 2002 12:56 PM
Salut tempeteKerouak,

I saw one of those once I think. I was riding near mount Orford and four guys where coming in the opposite direction. I'm pretty sure they had that jersey on. So I was at orford wich is near Magog. So maybe they are from Magog....then again, I live in Sherbrooke about 65Km from where I saw them, maybe they where just doing the same ride I was :-)

Your in Mtl? Is the weather nice or what this year...S'il pourrait faire juste un peu plus chaud, ce serait fantastique!!!!!
Eastman,Sherbrooke, Magog, Sutton...tempeteKerouak
Mar 18, 2002 1:16 PM
Favorite place to ride is the Eastern Townships... My family owns chalets/land in the region. I have a few friends in Sherbrooke, Lennoxville...

Nice hills on the way to Mégantic hey?

Yes, they are from Magog. Strong team as it seems. Will try to ride with them for easter w-end.

I've already gone outside a few time. Il faisait 10 Celcius ou moins (plus vent). C'est quant-même froid! Sortie la plus longue à date: 65 km.

I'll see you around.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Slipstream
Mar 18, 2002 11:37 AM
handle: slipstream
name: lee
age: gray is on its way
geographic location: Illinois & Oregon
occupation: engineering mgr
main ride(s): Highway 101-CA to Wash; Great Lakes Loop
words to live by:
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure." Mark Twain
"You can observe a lot by just watching." Yogi Berra
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." Pancho Villa's last words

care to submit a haiku?
spread V across the horizon
geese fly far and free
take advantage of the slipstream
also, "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear." TwainSlipstream
Mar 18, 2002 11:53 AM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mike r
Mar 18, 2002 11:37 AM
name: mike rynne

age: 20

geographic location: clare, ireland

occupation: student

main ride(s): currently a giant cfr
next week my De Rosa Merak is arriving, i hope

words to live by: if it doesn't kill you it'll only make you stronger

anything else fun: i like rockclimbing
last time I got BLASTED for this, but here goes...Spinchick
Mar 18, 2002 11:38 AM
-Spinchick
-Robin
-This is my 20th year as a 17 year old
-Joisey
-full time mom, currently a baby-makin' machine
-'00 Univega Modo Vincere, '91 Giant mtb, 12 other bikes in various states of disrepair/refurbishment (I love PsOS)
-"Can I ride yet?"
-other fun stuff: my 4yo daugher LOVES her bike
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mike r
Mar 18, 2002 11:40 AM
name: mike rynne

age: 20

geographic location: clare, ireland

occupation: student

main ride(s): currently a giant cfr
next week my De Rosa Merak is arriving, i hope

words to live by: if it doesn't kill you it'll only make you stronger

anything else fun: i like rockclimbing
Who am I?PaulCL
Mar 18, 2002 11:47 AM
handle:PaulCL
Name: Paul
Age: just turned 40
Location: Edgewood, KY across the Ohio from Cincinnati
Occupation: stockbroker. Lousy job for last two years
Main Ride: Colnago Bititan, Campy Record, Speeddreams, two bit legs
Words to live by: "If you ain't gonna do it right, don't do it!" (thanks, Dad)
Picture: I have no idea how to post one??
Haiku: No way Jose.
Anything fun: I just bought a new car. Now that's fun!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Beaver
Mar 18, 2002 11:58 AM
Beaver -- college nickname
Jason
30
North Carolina
Director of Operations for a non profit
01 Look KG241, 02 Giant TCR1, 02 Giant SE2 mountain bike
Look where you want to go, not where you are going
It's me - - -liv2padl
Mar 18, 2002 12:00 PM
handle: liv2padl
name: dan
age: 50
geographic location: NE Carolina
occupation: coastal kayak instructor and guide
main ride(s): Colnago Master Lite, Eddy Merckx
words to live by: "You're never too old to have a happy childhood".
I had a haiku once but had it successfully removed by a surgeon.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...hikerryank
Mar 18, 2002 12:03 PM
hikerryank
Ryan Kelley
23
Lancaster PA
Residence Hall Director
'01 Fuji Team, 02 Trek Fuel 98, 00 Santa Cruz Heckler
Its the unexpected that turns a ride into an epic tail.
example.. "Oh yeah, we may have to swim our bikes across a small puddle." "Puddle, thats a f...ing lake."
Like to rockclimb, hike, backpack, tennis, but I'm happiest on a bike.
No pics here at work.
A Haiku??? I'm lucky just to piece together a sentance that makes sense. Forget that.

Hikerryank
We come from the land of the ice and snow...sodade
Mar 18, 2002 12:07 PM
handle: Sodade

name: Aaron

age: 33

geographic location: Southern NH

occupation: Computer Dude

main ride(s): Merlin Cyrene (full DA), Old Univega steel MTB, Celeste Blue Bianchi (sweat laden trainer bike now)

words to live by: "Feel nature's will still winning - just beginning..."

anything else fun: http://www.bornnaked.net (music, not porn)

picture: What happens when you mix a mountan bike, a dog and a squrrel?

haiku:

the rain pelts my eyes
Immigrant Song loud - people
must think I'm crazy
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...SteveO
Mar 18, 2002 12:15 PM
SteveO
Steve
33
AC, NJ
SW Analyst
Raleigh Tech. 43/16. Trek 2100 (105/ult)
Beer is really good.
Tri, Surf, Hunt, Fish.
No pics
Nah.
C.V.MikeC
Mar 18, 2002 12:22 PM
Handle: MikeC
Name: Mike Crowther
Age: 49
Geography: South Jersey
Occupation: Internet Company President...yes, it hurts (ex-aquarium & theme park manager)
Main ride: Me-Seven Odonata; Wife-Trek 7500FX; Daughter1-Trek Mountain Track; Daughter2-Schwinn Speedster. Dog and cat don't ride.
Words: "That which does not kill us makes us strAnger..."
Other: Ex-rugby player, runner, skier, racer, with no more knee cartilege or hair. I don't care about the hair.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Bigburlymtnman
Mar 18, 2002 12:28 PM
bigburlymtnman
Chardin (pronounced Shardon)
15
Harrisonburg, VA
student in HS
Fisher Sugar 2, soon-to-be Zurich, old clunker
none on the top of my head
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...4bykn
Mar 18, 2002 12:32 PM
Handle: 4bykn
Name: Mike
Age: 43
Location: Normal, Illinois
Occupation: Auto worker (Mitsubishi)
Main rides: 2001 Airborne Zeppelin w/Ultegra
1992 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon w/Ultegra
Words: "Sometimes I might get drunk,
walk like a duck and smell like a skunk" Bob Dylan
Other fun: My two daughters (pic enc)
my secret infoishmael
Mar 18, 2002 12:40 PM
john
28
philly
student/tutor

my new ride is an abici and i commute to temple on an orange khs track bike

if there was ever a saying i like and use its "its not good, its not bad, its just the way it is"

im the youngest one here!! feels great!!

i doubt the pic will work, i dont know what im doing you can find me and other sold things at http://highermedia.com/john_auction/
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...grandemamou
Mar 18, 2002 12:41 PM
handle:grandemamou
name:kip
Age:37
GL:Southern Louisiana
occupation:evil marketer
main rides: Any time any place
Words to live by:"If you had left at daybreak you would be there by now"

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Troyboy
Mar 18, 2002 1:30 PM
Troyboy
not Troy
34
Southern Cal
Marketing Manager
Several including Klein QPro Record Egro, Ciocc DA 9, etc.
Vigor, Happiness
Pic is skurfing at Havasu? Mojave? Too many brews to remember which one.
Blew the pic, sorry.Troyboy
Mar 18, 2002 1:32 PM
Here goes again. Don't got no ridin' pics here at work.
Here I goagilis ti
Mar 18, 2002 2:07 PM
agilis ti
31 years old
Central North Carolina
University Adminstrator for NCSU my alma mater
(pack got screwed against uconn yesterday, no foul!!!)
Merlin Agilis with Record parts and Euros Wheels
Cannondale Ultra-Cross.
Favorite ride Seeing god on my way from Folk Art Center up to Mount Pisgah.
forgot my mantra...agilis ti
Mar 18, 2002 2:17 PM
from the man Ben Franklin..."Beer is evidence that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
ride pic. nmTroyboy
Mar 19, 2002 9:56 AM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...totrod
Mar 18, 2002 2:21 PM
who am I ....

I've spent the last year trying to figure that one out. I'm not the same person i was then.

Handle: totrod
name: Bill
Age: 43 human years
Location: Seattle, the quirky metropolis
Occupation: Electrical (shocking) engineer
Ride: LeMond Maillot Jaune, or a.....um.....what is that mountain bike... whatever.
Words: Bike riding saved my lives.
pic: No!
haiku: did you know that is Ukiah spelled backward?
Post Surgery EntertainmentSherpa23
Mar 18, 2002 2:38 PM
Sherpa23
Ryan
26
Europe,Caribbean, Colorado
Pro Cyclist
Parlee XL road, Anvil Chisel road and track
Oops heres the haikuSherpa23
Mar 19, 2002 8:46 AM
I win big races
and race in far off places
with super cool bikes.
Keep us up to date on what's goin' on!Troyboy
Mar 19, 2002 1:31 PM
One of our guys recently got back from the Vuelta a Cuba and was the highest finishing American ever.
Keep us up to date on what's goin' on!Sherpa23
Mar 19, 2002 3:15 PM
Well, I started the season well, winning the first two races of my season, 6 weeks after the competition started theirs. Then I broke my pelvis in a crash 2.5 k out from winning my third. Out for 3-6 months. No Tour of Martinique, no World Cup Mexico, No World Cup Colombia, not even an NRC race until well into the summer )c: Not to worry, I will be back better than ever.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Bike Bum
Mar 18, 2002 2:49 PM
Handle: Bike Bum aka Dan

Age: Hit the Big 50 last month

Geographic location: Tehachapi, In the mountains East of Bakersfield, CA.

Occupation: Graphic Designer, Cartoonist, or "Bike"toonist if you prefer.

I'm new to road cycling but been riding Mtn bike for 14 years, I ride a 2000 Specialized Allez Elite, Road Bike and a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC Pro Mtn Bike.

Words to live by?....check out the Bible there's quite afew in there.
anything else fun? There's this;
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Bike Bum
Mar 18, 2002 2:55 PM
The picture didn't come up let me try again....
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Bike Bum
Mar 18, 2002 3:04 PM
...And a picture of the Family....
Here's my info.nigel
Mar 18, 2002 3:49 PM
handle: Nigel
name: Andy
age: 33
geographic location: New York City
occupation: freelance/temp proofreader
main ride(s): 2000 Giant TCR2
words to live by: Do unto others...(though I'm not religious at all)
anything else fun: Drummer in a rock band, Saintface(Saintface.com), Captain/Goaltender of an ice hockey team.
picture if available: See below.
care to submit a haiku? Sure:
Planned to race this year
But surgery and a crash
Have put it on hold

:)
Where do you ride?McAndrus
Mar 19, 2002 5:07 AM
Nigel - Just curious. Do you live in Manhattan or one of the other burroughs? Other than Central Park, I can't imagine where you'd ride. Where do you do your riding?
I often go across the GW Bridge and into Jersey.nigel
Mar 19, 2002 9:57 AM
The photo I included was taken in New Jersey on Route 9W. On weekends, I usually ride through the city, across the GWB, into Jersey, and north 'til I cross back into NY state and to Nyack or beyond (about 62 miles roundtrip). There's some really sweet riding in northern Jersey, and it's well worth the trip just to get out of the city.

During the week, there's little option other than Central Park.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...cush
Mar 18, 2002 3:54 PM
cush
Mike
34
Albany, NY
Special Ed Teacher
Litespeed Tuscany
Honey, I swear, the UPS guy was delivering stuff I WON!
Picture is of myself and my 3 year old on a ride in February, although it is snowing now.
I am not a poet and I know it!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Money D
Mar 18, 2002 3:59 PM
Money D
Steve
26
Virginia
3rd year med student
GT ZR2000 pictured, Trek 8900
SH!T JUST WORKS OUT or DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...terry b
Mar 18, 2002 4:43 PM
handle: terry b
name: uh, terry b
age: 48
geographic location: corrales, nm - rio grande valley
occupation: factory automation manager
main ride(s): pinarello opera, colnago MxL, Calfee TPro, Sampson Kalispell, Psycle Werks Wild Hare, MTN Cycles San Andreas, Proflex 856
words to live by: "I believe in God, I spell His name Nature"
anything else fun: Mexico, books, single malts, birds, digital cameras
picture if available: below
care to submit a haiku:

Spring means southwest wind
soon summer will be here, yea
what? more wind. oh no
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Djudd
Mar 18, 2002 5:50 PM
Name: D
Age: 39
Location: Washington DC (about 5 miles from MB1's photo)
Favorite rides: Bridgestone RB-1, fixie convert Sterling (commuter), something else very soon
Occupation: writer (for a certain newspaper) and part-time adult education teacher
words: "Mama, the Italians are coming to Bloomington" - my favorite line from "Breaking Away"
Haiku: I won't even try
No haiku,no pic.STEELYeyed
Mar 18, 2002 5:40 PM
STEELYeyed
CW LaPlante
39 1/2
NE Iowa
Building Inspector
Litespeed/105,Specialized/XT MTB
Give the strength to change the things I can,the courage to accept the things I can't,and the wisdom to know the difference.
As for me. . .Mike P
Mar 18, 2002 6:00 PM
Mike P.
Mike Pugh (another Mike. how many do we have here?)
39
Chattanooga, TN.
Technical Analyst, Network Systems.
I ride a Raleigh 800.
"If you can't lick-um, try to lick-em. It'll still taste good."
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...badabill
Mar 18, 2002 6:26 PM
* badabill
* Bill
* 41
* San Diego
* mechanic
* Landshark roadshark, Marin pine mountain, Surly crosscheck, vintage Gitone ( all my rides are steel )
* seize the moment :-)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...speedisgood
Mar 18, 2002 6:35 PM
OK, why not . . .

handle: speedisgood

name: Don Lu

age: Actual: 31, Functional: 24

geographic location: Cleveland, Ohio

occupation: Certified Athletic Trainer, Exercise Physiologist/Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I work in a sports medicine clinic and a local high schools' athletes when they get injured. Basically, I get paid to watch sports and fix athletes. Unfortunately, I have to work on myself occassionally :(

main ride(s): GT ZR 1000, GT Vengeance, Klein Rascal

words to live by: If you can't be right, be wrong at the top of your voice. From Homer Simpson, "To alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, ALL of life's problems."

anything else fun: Just started running and really enjoy the feeling of something different on my legs. Oh, I also like beer. And coffee.

picture if available: Me in front.

care to submit a haiku?

Riding hard, see spots
Will I see my breakfast now?
Only time will tell
Homer Simpson Sole that....Bike Bum
Mar 18, 2002 8:13 PM
Hey Speedisgood (Don),
Homer Simpson, I think sole that quote "If you can't be right, be wrong at the top of your voice" from peanuts, Linus' sister Lucy. I remember from High School back in the sixies....
I remember youNessism
Mar 19, 2002 11:27 AM
Nice disappearing act. Where have you been?

Moving in June to places unknown.

Drop me a line if you get a hankerin.

Ed Nessism

nessoh@centurytel.net
gosh 5300 + views at the time I'm seeing this...weiwentg
Mar 18, 2002 6:44 PM
well. monkey see, monkey do. here goes:
Name: Weiwen (it's Chinese, and only one Westerner has got it right on the first try without hearing me say it first).
age: turned 21 last December. mwahahahah!!!!!
location: born in Singapore, studying in Ann Arbor
occupation: duh
main - well, only - ride: Giant TCR 0, almost full DA, Cane Creek Cronos on Aerohead rims. sweet ride.
words to live by: -"De l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!" - Danton (no, I am NOT French)
haiku: no damn way :)
pic of meweiwentg
Mar 18, 2002 6:45 PM
this was an (ahem) self-portrait using a digital camera.
pic of meweiwentg
Mar 18, 2002 6:47 PM
gosh, that was gigantic ... here's a pic of me at my first race. I'm in the U of M jersey and black helmet, second 'row' of people and just a bit left of center, leaning on my handlebars.
Where can I get a UofM jersey?-nmms
Mar 18, 2002 7:11 PM
Where can I get a UofM jersey?-nmweiwentg
Mar 18, 2002 7:20 PM
don't know if we have any spares. mail me at weiwentg@hotmail.com and I'll forward your mail to El Presidente.
Do you know?McAndrus
Mar 19, 2002 5:14 AM
You race for UoM? Just curious to see if you know Erin Grose. She's my niece who recently graduated and she raced for them a couple of years ago.
Do you know?weiwentg
Mar 19, 2002 5:24 AM
well, I'm a freshman, and I've only been riding for seven months or so. so, unfortunately, I don't know your niece.
Flame this!Lliduak
Mar 18, 2002 6:56 PM
handle Kaudill
name Eugene Kaudill
age 42
geographic location SF CA
occupation Environmentalist
main ride(s) Orange Juice, my orange bike
words to live by Be Environmentally Friendly
anything else fun Recycle and take care of mother earth
picture if available N/A
care to submit a haiku? Not really, if I did, you would just flame me.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Scot_Gore
Mar 18, 2002 7:23 PM
handle: Scot_Gore
name: Scot Gore (handle, what's a handle?)
age: 42
geographic location: Minneapolis, MN
occupation: IS Manager
main ride(s): Specialized Allez Comp
words to live by: Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it.
anything else fun: History is fun
picture if available: No Pic
care to submit a haiku?: Hi, Koo
Found a Biking Related PicScot_Gore
Mar 18, 2002 7:33 PM
Hey Doug.........I'm still here NMScot_Gore
May 14, 2003 7:54 PM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...ms
Mar 18, 2002 7:29 PM
handle: ms, hms

name: Mark

age: 43
location: Baltimore, MD

occupation: lawyer

main ride: 2001 Trek 5200

words to live by: It depends on who you are. A saying that drives my daughters crazy (especially when they are embarrassed by my wife or me): "The acorn does not fall far from the tree." A phrase that drives my clients crazy: "On the other hand . . ."

anything else fun: antique collecting (not as much since I took up cycling two years ago); gardening; reading (history)

picture: not available (since I began getting a buzz cut for the gray hair that remains on my head more than one person has said that I look like Cal Ripken -- but I'm shorter (6'0"), lighter (165lb.) and have no ability whatsoever at ball and stick sports)

haiku: maybe six months from now
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mwood
Mar 18, 2002 8:02 PM
mwood aka Mike (you figure out the rest) 39 yrs.
Alamo, CA (28 miles east of San Francisco)
Sales Director for Asset Managment Company
I am also very new to this site.

Favorite and most common rides: Mt. Diablo, Mt. Hamilton, Berkeley hills, Three Bears...I also spend about half my seat time on my mountain bike, but don't hold it against me.

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching"

haiku? What the hell is a "haiku"?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...cp123
Mar 18, 2002 8:30 PM
cp123
Claire
35
Live in Canberra, Australia
ride - 14.3hh palomino gelding, giant peloton 8400
longest ride - "around the bay in one day" - 210 km
would like to have ability to ride at a higher level, but lack of "real talent" and other priorities in life mean i only do it at a somewhat socially competitive level.
Picture - I'm too technologically incompetent to do one - besides, it'd put you all off your dinner...
typically late to the partyStarliner
Mar 18, 2002 8:30 PM
Starliner
48, divorced, 1 daughter & 1 son + 2 cats
California - wine country north SF bay area
custom bottle design & sales/custom label decoration
Lemond RS ti; BP Stealth (Asian cf frame); soon to be built-up GT zr 1.0; Ibis Alibi hardtail MTB
don't look back, they might be gaining on you (Satchel Paige)
later for the picture when I can get one

for those who read this
there is something you should know
you're very special
I AM YOUR FATHER!Allen az
Mar 18, 2002 10:37 PM
-handle: Allen az

-name: Allen M. Antonelli

-age: 17

-geographic location: Surprise, AZ

-occupation: Senior in HS. The mom wants me to get a job at Walgreens.... I'm gonna go ride my bike instead :o).

-main ride(s): '01 Trek 1000 (shhh, don't tell anyone)

-words to live by: (none)

-anything else fun: I like drawing & designing stuff

-picture if available: Well, I don't want to make you people feel ugly, so I won't.... only kidding! ;)

-care to submit a haiku?: nah
laurenharlett
Mar 19, 2002 12:00 AM
age.

.spontaneous girl
.i wish to remember her
.inquisitiveness
laurenharlett
Mar 19, 2002 12:03 AM
location.

gathering poppies
the one with dragonflies
left behind
laurenharlett
Mar 19, 2002 12:05 AM
occupation.

"don't count syllables
when composing a haiku.
it's the thought that counts"... graham miles
26th st??? NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 19, 2002 8:54 AM
laurenharlett
Mar 19, 2002 12:07 AM
there are rainbows in the morning
that splatter across my bed
fluttering beside me, like the eyelashes of angels--
Whoa this is good stuff harlett!!! nmMB1
Mar 19, 2002 5:47 AM
Great pictures. nmLen J
Mar 19, 2002 10:03 AM
REALLY great pics! (Cute little girl, too) nmlook271
Mar 19, 2002 3:37 PM
une vie gracieusebrecht
Nov 14, 2003 1:06 PM
a haiku for you...

Chill November day
sleeps, dreaming ... how it could be,
if it would be not
my anam carajordan_b
Nov 17, 2003 11:29 PM
Our Hearts dwell forever in the same place
Me, Myself, and Ijim hubbard
Mar 19, 2002 1:54 AM
Handle-Jim Hubbard(Means 'punter' started by the the Kiwi Olympic riders in 1996)

Name- Dave

Age- 25

Location- Home(Auckland, New Zealand)

Occupation- Land Surveyor

Rides- Cannondale Cadd 5 D/A, Cannondale Cadd 4 D/A, and last but not least "THE TRAINING PIG"

Words to live by- "It ain't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"

Picture- No

Haiku- I deal with numbers not words.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...AllUpHill
Mar 19, 2002 4:52 AM
-Matt
-Southwest Virginia
-Student (Computer Engineering)
-Trek 5900 (picture of mine), Lemond Tourmalet
-Me no speak Haiku.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...hinaults dog
Mar 19, 2002 8:34 AM
here goes
hinaults dog
john
34
the birthplace of the modern bike- coventry uk
library assistant
'85 bianchi anniversary s/c record chorus/daytona
colnago crystal record/chorus
mlah
listening to negresses vertes
no camera (you lucky people)
?????
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Miklos
Mar 19, 2002 8:48 AM
handle- Miklos
name- Rohne Miklos
age- 38
geographic location- Battle Ground, WA
occupation- Engineer/CNC Programmer
main ride(s)- GT ZR3000 (when the suns out); Trek 930 (w/slicks for rain or knobbies for off road)
words to live by- People living in the city should not be allowed to make decisions for people living in the country.
anything else fun- Motorcycles, snowmobiles, 4x4's, horses, hiking, camping.
picture if available- Not me, this is my wife riding by the wreck of the Peter Iredale.
care to submit a haiku? Ummmm.....no!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Yellow
Mar 19, 2002 10:12 AM
handle: yellow
name: ben
age: 27
geographic location: Silicon Valley
occupation: software project/product manager for startup in SF
main ride: brand new, freshly assembled (today!) C40 Rabobank with Campy Record and Neutron wheels. laid off cycling for 6 years, decided to get back into it when last dot com closed down and was idle for 7 months (alas, found a job that now takes 14 hours of my day). spent wayyyy more than I should have, but my last bike lasted me 8+ years, so I'll call it a wise investment.
words to live by: anything worth doing is worth overdoing (coined by a sucessful friend)
anything else fun: I suck at snowboarding, but I enjoy it. An ex-audiophile during the cash rich dot com days, although the Porsche 993 has stayed with me throughout (this one sees a few track days a year, providing higher g-force than my C40). Certified gadget freak too.
Picture: I've been told I'm not photogenic, and my ego doesn't want another setback so....
Haiku: isn't that something that fell out of my bike the other day?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...brian
Mar 19, 2002 10:40 AM
Brian C. or Brian (Brian C. didn't take in new required registration.) Also tried to apply for the handle Roy G Biv but that didn't seem to take either.
Brian C.
50
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 40 miles west of Toronto at the western end of Lake Ontario.
Editor.
Down the back roads of the Niagara Peninsula, almost to Niagara Falls; turn around, come back; 90 miles
Sex and cycling: Get as much of it as you can while you're young.
Sorry, I'm haiku challenged
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...FlyByWire
Mar 19, 2002 10:55 AM
Handle: FlyByWire
Name: Bill Coffee
Age: 35
Geographic Location: Chicagoland, Dupage County
Occupation: full-time cyclist, otherwise - project manager
Main Rides: Cannondale R800, Fisher Paragon
Words To Live By: Less Talk, More Ride
Picture: Results of a crash I had last Sept. And yes, I was wearing a helmet!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...NeedSpeed
Mar 19, 2002 1:25 PM
NeedSpeed
Age: 32
Geog. location: No. Virginia/D.C. region
Any ride: they all remind me of riding like I was invincible as a kid
Occupation: Journalist
Main rides: regional trails; Maryland roads (they RESPECT cyclists — it's the law)
WTLB: "Wherever you go, there you are." From the Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
Anything else: Always take time on each ride to just feel the elements: the sun or the cold or the wind and watch as your own ability takes you through the world. Remember that every climb is "not as bad as you thought" one you reach the summit.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...NeedSpeed
Mar 19, 2002 1:33 PM
Whoops. Forgot the bike: Trek 2200, Vector Pros, DuraAce drivetrain. I call it my mistress because if I'm not at work or with my wife, I'm with her.
It's not big-bootie, it's big-boo-tay!!!McAndrus
Mar 19, 2002 1:39 PM
Sorry. For those not in the know, it's my favorite line from Buckaroo Bonzai.
Just a quick comment.Ahimsa
Mar 19, 2002 8:08 PM
A few pop music lyric quotes that sum up my views on this idea:

"Anonymity is a virtue...especially in this day and age." -Les Claypool of Primus from "Here Come the Bastards"

"All you know about me is what I've sold you." -Maynard Keenan of Tool from "Hooker with a penis"

I chose these not only for the words themselves, but also the implied meaning of the song titles when associated with the quotes. I hope you understand.

Haiku? Sure. How's this?

Why pray tell did
JS Haiku Shop change handles?
Haiku D'etat was cooler

Cheers!

A. (Who thinks many of you are great folks and all, but has been down the "mass chatroom unmasking" road before. It is a bad idea. Better to keep it on an off board one-on-one basis if we must become acquainted in meatspace.)
Just a quick comment.Starliner
Mar 19, 2002 11:49 PM
I understand your position and respect it. I'm not going to post my name on these threads because, well, it has to do with my aversion to be put on lists and for getting junk mail and the desire to keep my life simple and peaceful. So I will always try to retain some degree of anonymity but as time goes by and the more I hang around someplace like this, anonymity tends to erode away bit by bit. So be it.

i have discovered
it helps to keep my eyes closed
in order to see
Stop taking so many of those cynic pillscritmass
Mar 20, 2002 1:43 PM
They are bad for your disposition
eh, what the hell...dustin73
Mar 19, 2002 11:40 PM
dustin73

dustin barrientes
20
austin, tx
student at UT
main rides:
-Spec. Allez Sport double
-Spec. Stumpjumper
-On-One Inbred singlespeed
"better to regret something you did, than something you didn't"


i'm in the middle...best pic i've got, sorry...
It is time to be heardLliduak
Mar 20, 2002 4:17 AM
Isn't it some of you that told me that this is a bicycle discussion form, and yet we have pictures of babies, wives, girlfriends, and vacations being posted to the sacred bicycle fourum. You are all okay with it as well. You all are two faced hippocrits.
such a stubborn donkey you aretz
Mar 20, 2002 6:12 AM
such a stubborn donkey you areLliduak
Mar 20, 2002 6:32 AM
I was repeating what I was told when posting in a cycling discussion form. What double standards you doofs really have.
Demand an immediate refund! (nm)muncher
Mar 20, 2002 6:34 AM
or write a letter to your congressman! [nm]Ahimsa
Mar 20, 2002 2:05 PM
It's haiku-rific!js5280
Mar 20, 2002 11:23 AM
handle: js5280

name: John Spangler

age: 30

geographic location: 5280 above sea level, Denver, CO

occupation: Systems Analyst, a people person who speaks geek

main ride(s) : Airborne Zepplin, Santa Cruz Superlight (MTB), Salomon 450 (Snowboard)

words to live by: "Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way" - Rev. James Buffett

anything else fun : If it's not fun, it's not worth doing

picture if available: nothing handy, I'm on the road this week

care to submit a haiku?

. . .trying to quit
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Icefrk13
Mar 20, 2002 1:07 PM
handle Icefrk13
name Matt
age 30
geographic location Good O'l Salt Lake City UT
occupation Technical Support
main ride(s) Any thing I can
words to live by It is easier to ask forgivness than permission
anything else fun Iceclimbing, Backpacking and yes mountainbikeing some times
picture if available None at this time
care to submit a haiku?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Icefrk13
Mar 20, 2002 1:19 PM
My rides are
00 Trek 1000 (started the absession of road riding)
00 Specialized Endro Pro
2001 Viner Evolution (on the way I can not wait)
I'm back...bike_junkie
Mar 20, 2002 10:09 PM
Haven't been around here much for a few months, but here I am. I started out as Zorak on mtbr back in '97, and have always been bike_junkie over here at rbr.

I ride a Serotta Legend Ti with Record 10, live in hot & sunny Arizona and am 34 years old. Took me a few years to get my dream bike, but I lust no longer!

I'm in the market for a cyclocross bike for general riding and my 12 mile commute to work. Haven't had a mtb in over a year, but will probably get a locally-built Titus one day.

I'm hoping Lance wins the Tour again, but will be glad to see Tyler Hamilton, Jonathon Vaughters, or Fred Rodgriguez have their own victories as well. Should be a good Tour. Really hope Hincapie can win another classic this year too.
heyRideLots
Mar 21, 2002 12:55 PM
Just checking in. Needed new handle (f/k/a Dog).

*Doug
*41
*Calif central
*tree killer
*EV2, C40, Pista, and coming soon, P3
*"If you want to, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
*everyone's seen my pictures too many times
haha...i thought you were referring to a Specy P3dustin73
Mar 21, 2002 9:01 PM
geeze...too much time on MTBR for me.

nice stable, though.
easy cP3oh! i dont expect royalties NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 21, 2002 10:43 PM
still here nmDougSloan
May 14, 2003 7:44 PM
gregg-roadbikeREVIEW site managergregg
Mar 26, 2002 3:15 PM
handle: gregg
name: gregg
age: 33
geographic location: SJ Bay Area
occupation: computer geek
main ride(s): '01 Giant TCR 0, '97 Santa Cruz Heckler
words to live by: "screw it, just ride"
anything else fun: motorcycles(street and dirt), PS2, family type stuff w/the old lady and baby(she's actually 10, but we still call her baby)
care to submit a haiku?: I don't like Haikus,
Poetry is tough to do,
I'm no good at it.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mackgoo
Mar 27, 2002 5:54 AM
mackgoo

Bruce

43

MA, South Shore

Chem Tech

Bianchi Ti Mega tube, Colnago Duall cross

Just built up the cross bike. I've been having a blast for the last few months. Sure beats a trainer.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mackgoo
May 14, 2003 10:45 PM
Still here. My name is mackgoo and I'm a Campyholic.
Why not...Kristin
Mar 27, 2002 1:06 PM
Handle: Kristin
Name: Nicholas (What do you think?)

Age: I made it a third of the way through! Now things are beginning to loosen up/tighten, squeak, kink, crackle, grow thicker/thinner, drift farther apart, and head south. Ugh! My doctor informs me that cycling won't fix any of this, but that I'll feel better just the same.

Geographic location: Chicago (but a west coast wannabe)

Occupation: Plebe and future Pulizer Prize winner

main (only) ride: 01' DeBarnardi Alle
Rides name: Bernardo

Words to live by:
Better to dream big and fail miserably than to live practially and fail miserably.
"Where ever you go, there you are."
(Honestly speaking...Romans 12)

Other stuff: Can't I just take a pill for that?

haiku? no thanks I had that yesterday.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...DankFrank
Apr 1, 2002 10:33 AM
handle: Dank Frank (some day I hope to open a vegan/vegetarian restaurant under this name)

name: Frankie East

age: 34

geographic location: Woodbridge VA

occupation: Sr. Software Engr.

main ride(s): Mt Vernon trail to and from work (15mi each way)

words to live by: Be nice.

anything else fun: About to have a daughter (due Apr 12th). Any advice?

care to submit a haiku? Someone would have to help me with this one, I suck at writing English code. Can't get it to compile. :(
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...MP
Apr 4, 2002 8:27 AM
MP
Mark
50
Folsom, CA (not the prison though)
lobbyist
foothills in the Sierra range
recreational rider
Litespeed Siena
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...nyedid
Apr 4, 2002 10:44 PM
nyedid
Namir
20
Santa Fe, New Mexico during the schoolyear and San Diego, CA during the summer.
Student!
Trek 5200 (soon, am in the process of buying)

roads thawing out in
spring-- which fresh pothole will dent
my awesome new wheels?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...StmbtDave
Apr 5, 2002 1:16 PM
StmbtDave
Dave Williams
55
Steamboat Springs, CO
utility finance manager
Wilier Alpe D'Huez (road), Moots YBB (mtb)
If you want to do it you'll find a way, if you don't want to do it you'll find an excuse
I just changed my screen name to "Ken or Fresno"Ken of Fresno
Apr 6, 2002 11:04 PM
Handle: Just changed my handle from KLM to Ken of Fresno
Name: Ken
Age: Thirty something
Location: Fresno
occupation: student, teacher, mechanic, salesman, etc...
main rides: the loop, wild cat, toll house, appoloosa
words 2 live by: faster, faster, faster!
anything else fun: The Japanese word for an old cheap bicycle that people use to commute on is "moma chari."
picture: I know, this is a ROAD BIKE forum, but I just don't have a good pic of me on my road bike. If you can tell in the pic, I am wearing my Sidi road shoes with Look road pedals (that was before they had clipless mtn pedals!).



haiku:

I must not stop now.
Pedal faster, not dead yet.
Am I still breathing?
oops, my bikes...Ken of Fresno
Apr 6, 2002 11:16 PM
'99 Lemond Zurich, 2000 Ibis Mojo, '98 Specialized S-Works, '91 Bianchi limited, all listed in the order of use they get.

The newest steed in the stable will soon be a 2001 Quintana Roo Ti-phoon.
Me, myself, and Iswimbikerun75
Apr 8, 2002 3:36 PM
swimbikerun75
Jason
26
Phoenix, AZ
Civil Engineer
Scattante Airplane Ultegra, Gary Fisher Hardtail
Half of every loop ride is downhill.
Scared of racing in packs, so triathlons it is!
No Haiku...I left poetry behind in my last english class
8 years ago.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...empacher6seat
Apr 8, 2002 6:34 PM
Paul R
18
BC, Canada
Rowing Coach/Grocery Store Employee/Student
1989 Concorde "POS" Shimano 600
"If you're not feeling like you're going to see God in 5 seconds, you're not pushing hard enough"
Something fun... SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! whew!
No pic, and God... don't get me started on haikus ;)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...funknuggets
Apr 9, 2002 11:17 AM
handle : funknuggets
name : c-money
age : 30
geographic location : Kansas City
occupation : System Analyst
main ride(s) : Lemond Reno/Ultegra, Mongoose Iboc Pro SX
words to live by : Honey Brown, Guiness, Oatmeal Stout...
anything else fun : Once t-boned a collie doing 43mph
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Humma Hah
Apr 22, 2002 4:08 PM
Humma Hah
Tom Ligon
48
Manassas, VA
Engineering Technologist/Nuclear Rocket Scientist/SF Writer
Main ride: 1971 Schwinn singlespeed cantilever cruiser
"Specialization is for insects." (Heinlein)
Flying, hiking, fixing up the WV mountain cabin
Pictures available at tomligon.com
I'm more a meter and rhyme guy -- see poems on website.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Soultrain
Apr 23, 2002 12:09 AM
Handle: Soultrain
Name: Daniel
Age: a well used 22
location: currently on a tiny island in the middle of the indian ocean called Diego Garcia.
Occupation: Enlisted Navy / Avaition electronics technician / calibration labratory supervisor / collateral duty inspector
Main Ride:'00 fisher sugar2, 01 Klien quantum race, 99 kestrel 200ems My love.
place: now that is one cruel joke. there is only 1 road "DG1" and it is 26 miles long so take a guess. lets just say that I know all of the land crabs along the way and have given them names. Back home, I have to say that I love the ventura area and the lake casitas loop is my favorite.
words to live by: TRYING
I watch movies quite often and find myself quoting lines from movies with disturbing regularity.
no pic sorry
The navy has sent me around the world in my short stint, Singapore, phillipines, okinowa/tokyo japan, and this pretty little island. I have been all over the US as well.
I picked up cycling when I broke my neck about two years ago and couldn't play any other sports due to the nature of the injury and had to find a sport that was low impact. I started out mountain biking and that proved to be decidedly non-low impact so I bought the Klien. Which I fell in love with and have had a torid love affair with until now, that the Kestrel has taken my attention away from her for a time. When racing season starts up next season I will have her ready though. I will be going to school and racing in the Ventura area next year. Hopefully I will be able to upgrade from five, fairly quickly due to the fact that I have around 9,000 miles under my legs in the last two years and know my way around a pack. I can't wait to get back to the competitive scene that is in socal so I can race my butt off.
Cheers!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...kelty
Apr 24, 2002 6:19 PM
handle: kelty
name: kelty
age: ?
geographic location: COLORADO
occupation: COLORADO CYCLIST
main rides: litespeed vortex, derosa king, merx max and many more.
words to live by:LIFE IS A BIKE GET ON IT AND RIDE.
anything else fun: yz250
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...MVN
Apr 26, 2002 8:19 PM
Handle: MVN
Name: Mark
Age: 39
Location: Louisiana (we call it the "Hell of the South", lol)
Occupation: Guitar instructor/Grad. Student in Counseling
Main Ride: Just got into it this past summer, so my ride is ...um...shall we say entry level (Trek 1000). I like it, but I'm already looking for a mid-range bike.
Words to live by: "Anything worth doing, is worth doing well."
Also, "Life's too short to worry." And, "Do whatever you want to do, just make sure you're happy."
I started out mountain biking, but got into road riding because I live too far from the trail. I've discovered I like road biking MUCH more than mtb. I guess it's that speed thing, lol.
Check out my website for pics. I haven't updated it since early 2001, but I look pretty much the same (shorter hair, lol). When I get time I'll put up some riding pics.
I've been lurking here for a while and have asked for and received advice from a lot of nice people, and a few not so nice ones, lol. So thanks to everyone who helped me out.
I'm not a haiku-ist, and besides, my effort would pale in comparison to JS, lol. I'll leave it to the master.
Web site: http://www.bayou.com/~macn
Update...MVN
Aug 20, 2003 8:48 AM
Handle: MVN
Name: Mark
Age: 40
Location: Still in the "Hell of the South"
Occupation: Still teaching guitar, looking for counseling job. Graduated on 8-09-03 with M.Ed. in Counseling.
Main Ride: Trek 5200 Pearl Black Carbon, 2nd bike is GT ZR 3.0 Lotto colors, sold the Trek 1000. The 5200 is MUCH better (and more comfortable) than either of the other two. No comparison, really.
Still can't Haiku.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Carbon fiber fanatik
May 12, 2002 2:47 PM
okeydokey.... I'm ur basic middleclass, balding thirty-something guy who's biggest personal passion is cycling. I'm into both road and mountain and a self admitted carbon fiber fanatic. I live in Michigan and dread the winter, but it allows me to hook my trainer up and listen to music safely. I also am into kayaking, rollerblading and just about any other form of outdoor activity. Not sure what else to blab about..but i do have a pic on my yahoo messenger... Karbon_fiber_fanatiK, if anybody gets bored and wants to talk bikes...look me up.
forgot my bikes...doh..!Carbon fiber fanatik
May 12, 2002 3:54 PM
martec with full dura ace, hed 3's, look hsc etc... Scattante built for fun, Kestrel CS-X mountain with aerospoke and sram 9.0 sl. The martec is my fave.
EricV, 30 in Boulder, COericV
May 23, 2002 10:39 AM
EricV
Eric Venditti
30
Boulder/Denver area in Colorado
Electrical Engineer
Anything not too hilly so far. I am new to road cycling!
"Qui ne tente rien, n'a rien!" or in english "who is not trying anything is not getting anything"

If you are in the area and want to hook up for a bike ride or other activities email me at evenditti@earthlink.net
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...fracisco
May 29, 2002 3:23 PM
- fracisco
- john
- 31
- Los Angeles (South Bay)
- rocket scientist
- I am new to road biking, and I have been getting up to speed on getting riding shape up to par. Since I have purchased my bike, a kermit the frog green Cannondale, I have only been able to ride before work, since I have been out of town every weekend except for Mother's Day. I have been doing the South Bay Wheelmen Tuesday/Thursday Marina ride, but a half hour before them, kind of as a 'prerunner'. My first experience with road cyclists was at the 1984 Olympics, since my youth soccer team staffed a refreshment booth as a fundraiser. I just waited a long time....
- Do your best.
Sure why not...I'm on vacation !GreenFan
Jun 10, 2002 5:59 PM
Handle ; umm none that I'm aware of
Age ; Doug
Age : 38
Location ; Philly burbs
Occupation ; Mailman
Main Rides ; Pinarello Paris, Trek XO1
Words to live by ; Never get off the bike...
Anything fun ; riding during rush hour is my favorite
Pic ; Paris is already in bike shots
Haiku ; Gesundheit
handle haiku_rt_
Jun 24, 2002 11:11 AM
rebecca, _rt_
rides road, mountain: asphalt, deep woods
known on Passion: *rt*

35
southeast
bianchi '01 Giro


trek '01 8000 wsD


building up '01 trek oclv 5200
(sorry no pics yet)

restoring a 36cm '76 motobecane Nomad


link to restoration story here: http://forums13.consumerreview.com/crforum?14@@.ef52b53

rt
hmmm. guess i did reply the first time_rt_
May 16, 2003 7:47 AM
ah well, here i am again...

_rt_ 5/15/03 11:34am

rt
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...mlester
Jun 28, 2002 5:11 AM
mlester
mike
23
se ct
devil doc
road-felt f75
mtn-specialed hardrock
"the only easy day was yesterday"
I'm a new victimqueenb
Jun 28, 2002 3:31 PM
Handle:queenb. Name: Brenda Age: 41 Geo location:NH
Occ:Finance Administrator Extraordinaire!!! Main Rides: Road in the summer Trails in the Winter and everything in between. I'm really becoming obsessed with riding. It's getting into the blood this year. Last year(my first) I went through the "I hate it" phase. Now I can't wait to get out. Words to live by: The older you get, the bolder you get. Go with it!!
re: Allow Myself To Introduce...Myself...Pirate27
Jul 1, 2002 8:30 PM
Okay...seems simple enough. If I'm going to get active on here I might as well let others get a peek at who I am...

HANDLE: Pirate27
NAME: Mark
AGE: 24
GEO LOCATION: Marshfield, MA (South Shore)
OCCUPATION: 4th Grade Teacher
MAIN RIDE: Cape Cod Canal and Rail Trail
WORDS TO LIVE BY: Never stop laughing
ANYTHING ELSE FUN: Scuba, sports, swimming, video games, movies, travel, almost anything. =)
--No picture
--Not quite a haiku expert...so I'll say no one that.

Other stuff....hmmm. My favorite food is seafood, any fish will do. I am a big Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett fan. I ride a Cannondale R700 with red/white/blue colors. New to road biking but hoping to get hooked quickly... Adios!

Want to know anything else...just go ahead and ask! =)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...aliensporebomb
Jul 8, 2002 9:59 AM
handle: aliensporebomb
name: todd madson
age: 38
geographic location: mpls, mn, usa
occupation: it/is professional/musician/artist/journalist
main ride(s): giant tcr2, mongoose surge mtb
words to live by: the road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed puppy dogs.
anything else fun: if it's not fun, why do it?

picture if available: (see pic - after mountain biking
last november wearing WAY too many layers).

care to submit a haiku? certainly

yellow magic bike
full throttle slingshot racer
now rests in repose
I'm new.BDB
Jul 8, 2002 9:04 PM
Been browsing the boards for a while, and am starting to get into it a bit.

handle: BDB
Name: Robert Halton
age: 30
Geog Locale: San Francisco
Occupation: IT Sys admin
Main Ride.

Colnago Ovalmaster w/ Record 10 Speed.
Klein Adept Comp.

Both are less than 2 months old, just getting back into riding

Picture: Of the bike sure of me nope
http://members.telocity.com/roberthalton/ovalmaster.jpg

Haiku:
No idea what they are.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...LeanneWilde
Jul 9, 2002 7:35 AM
name: Leanne
age: 20
geographic location: California
occupation: student
anything else fun: anything outdoors
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Turtle Boy
Jul 16, 2002 10:20 PM
handle - Turtle Boy

name - Henry

age - 46 ---- hooooo boy! Thats gonna hurt

geographic location - Oregon

occupation - Engineering Manager / Geek

main ride(s) - 2001 Lemond Tourmalet , 2000 TREK 4900 MTB

words to live by - "never say never", "It ain't over till its over", "stop and smell the flowers"

anything else fun - Fly fishing, bird watching, XC skiing, thrashing the blues on my Fender Strat

picture if available - I'll spare you all

care to submit a haiku?

Italian bike floats like the wind
inner tube leaks like an old rusty Schwinn
silence on the roadway
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...peter1
Jul 21, 2002 5:48 PM
peter1
ummm...peter?
34
Hunterdon County, NJ
newspaper reporter
Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel; Santa Cruz Heckler; Specialized Stumpjumper

I have lived on Power Bars and Gatorade for 48 hours straight...several times.

Why not a haiku?
Because prose will do nicely
Now go ride your bike
Better late than never...Diamondback
Jul 27, 2002 11:28 AM
Diamondback
Randy
43
Dallas, Texas

Capital Markets Trader (Bonds)
Diamondback Master (old Friend)shopping for my next dream bike

Don't take no for an answer!

I am a trader, you think I would sit still long enough to write a Haiku?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...fbg111
Jul 30, 2002 4:11 AM
I'm new 'round here, so here goes:

- fbg111
- Byron
- 27
- SE NC
- Computer Programmer, soon to be Marine
- Giant OCR1 (first ever road bike)
- "Talk is cheap"
- I'm a road biking and tri-noob, so will probably have plenty of questions for the experts round here.
- /
- "an old pond,
frog-leaping :
water's sound..."
About you becoming a MarineJustDoIt
Aug 20, 2002 9:13 PM
hey man, I hope you don't mind of my Question? I notice you're becoming a Marine, I'm interested in joining the armed forces, but still trying to decide between the Marines or Army and I'm wondering what made you decide for the Marine core ? Do u shave? is that an issue??
Anyways, I hope I'm not bodering you, Thanks.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Barton
Jul 31, 2002 7:42 AM
Handle - Barton
Name - Barton
Age - 58
Geographic Location - New Jersey
Occupation - Computer software
Main Ride - Jamis Eclipse
Words to live by - "Every expert was once a beginner"
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Rob March
Aug 1, 2002 9:20 AM
handle - Rob March
name - ditto
age - 32
geographic location - Ventura, CA
occupation - civil engineer
main ride(s) - Ojai river trail, Foothill Road, Pacific coast roads
words to live by - Once you get used to it, insanity can be the most normal thing in the world. - Geets Romo
anything else fun - I'm actually only just buying a road bike now. I've been using a hybrid for the last 8 months or so, commuting to work occasionally for the last 4 months. I have a 2003 Specialized Allez Elite 27 on order from my LBS (Open Air Bikes...great shop, great guys). Can't wait to try it out. I want to use it on my first half-century that I have planned (Ojai-Santa Paula-Ventura loop).
Boo!PaisleyRioux
Aug 1, 2002 6:03 PM
My handle is PaisleyRioux.
People call me Pais.
I'm female, 33, from a mid-Atlantic state.

"If you have a problem, fix it."

Tried a new bike pump
The backwards lever rammed my thumb
That son of a bitch
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Velocipedio
Aug 10, 2002 4:00 AM
handle: velocipedio
name: Mateo
age: 38
geographic location: Montreal, QC, Canada
occupation: Journalist, writer, university professor
main ride(s): Senneville Loop, Rigaud, Oka-Hudson, Mount Royal cyclocross
words to live by
anything else fun: Just bikes, mostly.
picture if available
The pic inspires me....rtyszko
Aug 18, 2002 10:14 AM
Mateo,

That pic you posted is inspiring to me. I moved back to New Hampshire from Sunny AZ and I was worried that I wouldn't have nearly enough time to ride. Seeing that pic makes me think that I just need to change my frame of mind (as well as my bike frame for that matter) and get out and do it when I can even in the winter. Whooooohooooo.

BT
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...rtyszko
Aug 18, 2002 9:18 AM
Handle....Rtyszko
Name....Bob Tyszko
Age....35
Location....New Hampshire (New England) formerly Tucson AZ
Occupation....Friendly neighborhood Optomtrist
Fav. Rides....Mostly So. New Hampshire rides out through the farmland of Hollis, Dunstable, Milford, Mont Vernon
Words to live by?......."The only Zen you find at the top of a mountain is that which you brought with you....."
Haiku....Haiku? I don't need no stinkin' Haiku!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...liebejungen
Aug 19, 2002 11:20 AM
Who am I?

Handle: Liebejungen

Name: Jonathan Seeger

Age: 29

GL? : Indiana

Occupation: Software testing

Main Ride: Trek 7500 FX (love it!)

W.T.L.B: " To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. - William Henry Channing"

Fun Is: A good day on the bike when you are spinning it just right, the weather is perfect, perhaps it is fall with the colors of leaves and such.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...JustDoIt
Aug 20, 2002 8:10 PM
Newbie to the forum as well to cycling.... Here goes nothing.....

handle : JustDoIt
name : J. A.
age : 23
g. l.: Somewhere in the Baja, Mex. (Born Arizonian, U.S.)
occ. : Student, one year upon Grad.
main ride : Trek 2300 Composite
w t l by : No Pain no Gain, Nothin to loose Evytng. 2 Gain
anything else fun: Football, anything else outdoors
picture if available : Soon to be
this is me...allezrider
Sep 6, 2002 8:35 AM
handle -----allezrider
* name ----eric
* age----28
* geographic location ---south(nashville tn)
* occupation----photographer
* main ride(s) ----specialized allez comp
-----trek 850 (beater mtn bike)
* words to live by ----one pedal at a time
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...SIZE16
Sep 6, 2002 4:13 PM
handle: Size16
name: chris
age: 34
geo loc: highland, il
occupation: credit and collection manager
main ride: 27 mile loop
words to live by : bigger is better haha hehe (my handle is my shoe size)
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...GratefulDave
Sep 17, 2002 9:43 AM
Grateful Dave
Dave D.
32
Nor Cal (Arcata)
Dealer Service rep (Hint: Think car racks)
Masi Nova Strata, Ritchey P-20 Steel is real!
Cat 3 roadie, sport Mnt. Bike, 10 yrs as shop wrench / manager.
no pic, no haiku
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...BrianNYC
Sep 20, 2002 10:11 AM
handle: BrianNYC
name: Brian Seidman
age: 39
geographic location: NY, NY
occupation: Attorney/Entrepreneur
main ride(s): Trek 7300 at the moment (See my 9/20 post asking for bike recs, I need advice on a real road bike).
words to live by: Where ever you go, there you are
anything else fun
picture if available
care to submit a haiku?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...BrianNYC
Sep 20, 2002 10:21 AM
handle: BrianNYC
name: Brian Seidman
age: 39
geographic location: NY, NY
occupation: Attorney/Entrepreneur
main ride(s): Trek 7300, but see my 9/20 post asking for real bike recommendations.
words to live by: Where ever you go, there you are
anything else fun
picture if available
care to submit a haiku?
Who am I - REALLY!theeatkins
Sep 30, 2002 3:50 AM
I'm a 50 yr old former triathlete just trying to stay in some kind of reasonable shape. I try to get as much time on either my road or mtn bike, but other demands for my time are constant. I have now given up having lunch on a daily basis so I can at least get a run in. My favorite saying is from an old Mark Allen poster still on my wall at home: "Eat right, drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of sleep, go like hell!". I ride either a Calfee Luna Pro or a Specialized full suspension mtn bike. Ride safe and don't give in.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...ridermark
Oct 1, 2002 6:39 PM
Hey everyone!

I've been hanging out at bicycling.com since I started riding just over a year ago. Now I thought I stop in and see what I've been missing here! Guess I better get the details out of the way.

38 years old (til next month)
Northwest suburbs of Chicago
Working as a personal financial consultant but my background and education is in Counseling Psychology
My main ride is my 1983 Trek 400. I've also got a 1996 Giant 750.

Just finishing up my first full year riding and managed to put in 1600 miles ytd., nearly all of it on the road. I even commuted in to work a few times as well, although not nearly as much as I envisoned in the spring.

I look forward to meeting everyone and learning even more about riding! Bye for now.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...seangauvreau
Oct 1, 2002 8:55 PM
handle: onbelief
name: Sean
age: 21
geographic location: Royal Oak, Mi
occupation: student/cafe worker
main ride(s): none currently, building on a cannondale team saeco frame
words to live by: work to eat. eat to live. live to ride. ride to work.
anything else fun: haha, no!
picture if available: yep
care to submit a haiku?: Man, I have better things to do!
I'll bite...Kami
Oct 19, 2002 7:38 AM
Handle: Kami

Name: Mark Bass

Age: 23

Location: Alberta, Canada.

Occupation: Accountant, going back to school in six months.

Rides: Road: Marinoni Piuma. CX: Marinoni Squadra (modified). XC: Cove HJ. Trials: Thylacine X-Trials.

Picture:
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Uprwstsdr
Oct 21, 2002 12:48 PM
Handle: Uprwstsdr
Name: R. Scot Bross
Geo Location: NYC - Upper West Side
Occupation - Advertising/Marketing
Main Ride: Road - Moser TK1, full DA except for Campy front hub. Mtn. Specialized Stumpjumper M4
Words to live: Treat others with respect and kindness
anything else fun: Ultimate
Haiku: Body at the desk
Mind peddling down the road
Soon the two shall join
Age: 38Uprwstsdr
Oct 21, 2002 12:49 PM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Snyder
Oct 29, 2002 2:40 PM
Words to live by:
Never jump out of the same hole twice.

Haiku:
Sad sweet stench decay
alone on the open road
road kill o possum
5-7-5, right?wooglin
Nov 2, 2002 6:49 PM
Does anyone actually read this thread? Oh well, what the hell:

Wooglin. Retro grouch.
Specialized Allez. Red. Lugged.
Yankee in SC.
5-7-5, right? Right! Here's what it isgtscottie
Jun 25, 2003 12:56 PM
Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form
consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain.
Largely through the efforts of Masaoka Shiki, this independence was formally established in the 1890s through the creation of the term haiku. This new form of poetry was to be written, read and understood as an independent poem, complete in itself, rather than part of a longer chain.
Strictly speaking, then, the history of haiku begins only in the last years of the 19th century. The famous verses of such Edo-period (1600-1868) masters as Basho, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa are properly referred to as hokku and must be placed in the perspective of the history of haikai even though they are now generally read as independent haiku. The distinction between hokku and haiku can be handled by using the terms Classical Haiku and Modern Haiku.

The history of the modern haiku dates from Masaoka Shiki's reform, begun in 1892, which established haiku as a new independent poetic form. Shiki's reform did not change two traditional elements of haiku: the division of 17 syllables into three groups of 5, 7, and 5 syllables and the inclusion of a seasonal theme.
Kawahigashi Hekigoto carried Shiki's reform further with two proposals:

1.Haiku would be truer to reality if there were no center of interest in it.
2.The importance of the poet's first impression, just as it was, of subjects taken from daily life, and of local colour to create freshness.

Sound pretty informed don't I?! Well I found it on the NET.
-kai- woogiet-bill
Jul 2, 2003 2:00 PM
To whom it may concern...VertAddict
Nov 4, 2002 9:04 PM
handle: VertAddict
name: Brian
age: 35
geographic location: Alberta, Canada
occupation: Risk Manager, recreational historian
main ride(s): Trek 5500
words to live by: We look at danger and laugh our heads off.
anything else fun: The vert is skiing, hiking, biking, running in the mountains...If I can just get an accident/injury free season...
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...NikoK
Nov 16, 2002 12:02 AM
Niko K.
26
Vantaa, Finland
Avionics-mechanic

In the summer, i ride mostly my tri-bike. In the winter the MTB. In a few year cycles, i also get an itch to get on a bike tour.
My bikes are: Ciöcc Booster (tri), Pinarello Asolo (road), Marin Pine Mountain (MTB), Trek 750 (touring).
I´m also very interested in doing all the possible maintenance by myself.
Tig has entered the buildingTig
Dec 18, 2002 9:44 AM
I don't know why I've avoided adding this for so long...

"Tig" An old chat name from the past.

"Doug" An older name.

39 -Some parts of the brain and body are younger, some older.

Clear Lake, south of Houston near Galveston Bay.

Layed off IT weenie.

Merckx Fuga, Romic touring converted to cool road fixte.

"Life is 10% what happens to us, 90% how we handle it."
"Ride lots"
Lance: "People ask me why I ride my bike for six hours a day: what is the pleasure? The answer is that I don't do it for the pleasure. I do it for the pain. In my most painful moments on the bike, I am at my most self-aware and self-defining. There is a point in every race when a rider encounters the real opponent and realizes that it's... ...himself. You might say pain is my chosen way of exploring the human heart."

Happily married with plenty of kids and pets to keep the house "interesting".
A rare riding pictureTig
Jan 22, 2003 1:01 PM
This is rare since I'm usually the photographer on the other side of the camera and I don't ride MTB much. Only in Texas will you see shorts in December!
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Fredrico
Dec 23, 2002 2:38 PM
Fredrico, after the Italian film director who got ideas for his movies by riding the streets of Rome on his bicycle. I'm formerly Guido, after the journalist character in Frederico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," played by Marcello Mastrioanni. My real name is Paul McKnight, 59.

Now live in Herndon, VA. Work for BusinessNOW TV magazine show as editor and cameraman.

Mainly ride the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail, which passes through Herndon a half mile away from my apartment. Will surely branch out this Spring. Average ride is now only 15 to 20 miles, but I look forward to increasing that at least once a week to 40 or beyond. Perhaps I am caught up in the nostalgia of younger days!

Ah, my main Rides, as in bikes! A 1984 DeRosa Professional, Columbus SL, 36 spoked wheels, box rims, full Campy Super Record gruppo still going strong with downtube shifters and 6 speed freewheels. I bought it new.

The other ride is an "Alpine" built by Fred Kelly in Rockville MD, 1986, SLX, more Super Record components, only heavier rims and 28C tires, and fenders, yeah, for commuting and inclement weather.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", or something like that. We are rapidly coming into a one world culture. I can walk to grocery stores from at least 6 different nationalities. The parents waiting at the bus stop with their kids in the mornings as I go off to work are from at least 4 different countries. One cannot be snooty in this world if one wants to get along.

I love the world from a bicycle. I love what riding does for fitness and health. What else can I say.

Peace and adrenalin,

Fredrico
I'm bored, I'm surfing, I'll add to this post, finallynoveread
Jan 28, 2003 7:47 PM
handle: Noveread (previously Wannabe)
name: Andy
age: 30
location: Wisconsin
occupation: politico
main ride: Litespeed Sirius (new), Schwinn Fastback ltd, Bianchi Alfana
words to live by: Don't forget to play
anything else fun: yeah, one or two other things!
pic: hah-hah, I don't think so
haiku: nope, too tired
Ruined by its own successmickey-mac
Jan 28, 2003 7:54 PM
This "it's been six months" post has now lasted over 10 months and is showing signs of going strong for over a year. Will we ever have another who are you and what do you do thread, or will this one be the end-all? The suspense is killing me.
LOLJS Haiku Shop
Jan 29, 2003 6:01 AM
with 29,000 views so far, and having to page-down 8 times to pass this post, i'm afraid gregg might have to upgrade the board software for the next "who you be" post. i was getting worried there for a minute on the "what do you do" post, but it fell off, finalllllllllly...
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...NikoK
Feb 24, 2003 1:05 AM
NikoK
26years
Vantaa, Finland
Tri/Road: Ciöcc Booster, Pinarello Asolo
MTB: Marin Pine Mountain
Touring: Trek 750
In the summer i ride the Ciöcc mostly, it´s my tri-specific bike. In the summer Asolo is used for biking to work or somewhere else where i need to leave the bike somewhere locked (can´t do that with the Ciöcc, it gets too much attention). Asolo gets also used on the Tacx in the winter. Marin gets used all year around, but perhaps more in the winter.

Niko
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...NikoK
Feb 24, 2003 1:07 AM
oops
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...marco_esq
Feb 24, 2003 10:04 AM
Handle:marco_esq

Name: Marco

Age:36

Location: Metro West Boston

Occupation: estate planning attorney (but lookin to flee the legal profession)

Rides: Fondriest Don Racer, Trek 5900 - both are set up w/ Shimano D/A and Deda bits, numerous wheelsets including Mavic and Rolf; Radio Flyer wagon, red w/rust highlights...

Words to Live by: Life is a journey ... are we there yet?

Anything Else Fun: Collect Asian art; preparing for another year of promise and disappointment from the Red Sox (that passes for fun in new England)

Photo: The imagination is more evocative than a photo

Haiku: I will leave that to the experts
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Bibendum
Feb 24, 2003 1:33 PM
handle : Cris
name : bibendum
age : 31
geographic location : Skitting around the Front Range somewhere, CO
occupation : Punchbag at Mungo's gym.
main ride(s)...always start out heading West.
words to live by : crankyanker!!
Bikes include : Airborne Zeppelin (02), Cannondale R800 (94), Kona Blast (00).
my turn!girchygirchy
Mar 23, 2003 12:06 PM
My handle is girchygirchy...it's a long story. My real name is Brian, I'm currently living in Lexington, Kentucky, and am studying electrical engineering at UK. I'm from Frankfort, however, and return there during holiday and summer breaks to work at the Frankfort Plant Board. They're the municipal supplier of electricity, water, cable, internet, and phone to most of Frankfort. I'm employed in the electrical engineering department there, but help out the water engineers sometimes too.

My main ride is an '01 Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS. As of now, it's also my only ride, but I'm getting ready to fix up a '73 AMF Westpoint 3-speed, my dad's old bike. I've upgraded my 'Rock with a Duke XC 80mm fork, Deore disc/Sun Rhyno Lite wheelset, and a front Avid disc.

Words to live by...mine would be "Brother's gonna work it out." They seem silly, and are from a Willie Hutch song used in a Chemical Brothers album of the same name. I always try to look past setbacks, and see that things will be ok in the end. The slightly humourous wording also gives reference to my sense of humour, which I find very important in life.

Besides cycling, I have an obsession with music and its reproduction. Most of my money goes towards bike or music equipment. I also enjoy the vinyl sound, so I'm always picking up some old records. Other enjoyments are cars, movies, photography, and computers.

I have a website with pictures (one of me, sort of...go to pictures, night, and it's first thumbnail shown) and other info, at www.geocities.com/girchygirchy

Sorry, I suck at haikus :Þ
re: Chumpy McChumpersonchumpy
Mar 25, 2003 10:15 AM
+ handle: Chumpy (really it should be lumpy, but someone already took it...)

+ name: noel

+ age: 32

+ geographic location: ottawa, ontario

+ occupation: run my own consulting company

+ main ride(s): Rocky Mountain Thin Air, Trek 5200

+ words to live by: "when do I get paid?"

+ anything else fun: my wife
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...sacheson
Apr 13, 2003 7:15 AM
handle: sacheson
name: Sam
age: 31
geographic location: Denver, Co.
occupation: unemployed software engineer
main ride(s): High Grade Road, or Deer Creek to Morrison via Ketridge
words to live by: He who sweats the most in peace time bleeds the least in battle (from M. Ali)
anything else fun: kayak, trail run
picture if available: Nah, wouldn't want the radical conservatives from non-cycling to put a face with the handle.
care to submit a haiku? All my haikus would be inappropriate for a family site.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...stan_b
May 9, 2003 4:51 AM
stan_b
Jason
31
Massachusetts
Accountant
2002 Jamis Eclipse, 2000 Specialized Allez Elite
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...daisymae
May 14, 2003 1:08 PM
Daisymae
31
Graduate Student (EE)
Boston, MA
Cannondale R600 compact

Centuries, various disease rides, recreational

Where are all the ladies on this thing? Anyone know about women's specific bikes?

Haiku:
There once was a man
Who hailed from Nantucket, Mass
He had a bucket

Maybe I'll post a picture, maybe not
Looks like I didn't post here before.bnlkid
May 15, 2003 5:14 AM
Handle - bnlkid
name - Brad
age - 36
location - mpls/st.paul
occupation - IT developer
It's been a long rideGadfly
May 15, 2003 9:01 AM
I haven't checked in for probably a year or so. Just drifted away, I guess. Still riding, though. For the record:

Gadfly
Ralph Hollingsworth
40
Chicago area
Writer/Creative Director
2000 Klein Quantum Pro, Schwinn Deluxe tandem (circa late 70s, pictured)
"We cannot know the position and speed of an electron at the same time. The more you know about one, the less you can know about the other." (paraphrased)
Sailing (24' wooden sloop)
Fixie-atedFixie-ated
May 15, 2003 9:18 AM
handle Fixie-ated

name
Wally Grooms

age
40????? already????

geographic location
Winston Salem NC

occupation
Portfolio Analysis

main ride(s)
TT, Tri's or Du on my Y-Foil

words to live by
Ride hard, run fast and love your family

anything else fun
I Corintians 9:14

picture if available

care to submit a haiku?

New pavement on road
The taste is that of honey
The tires roll, sun smiles
sorry, no haiku this time..._rt_
May 15, 2003 10:34 AM
haven't been around much so i guess i missed this when it was posted...

handle: rt

age: 36

location: atlanta

occupation: gov't slacker (your tax dollars hard at work!)

main rides:
road:
'01 Trek 5200 oclv (with an brand new '03 Postal paint job)
'00 Bianchi giro
mtn:
'03 Dean ace 3
'01 Trek 8000

words to live by (borrowed from something i read recently):
Finagel's 3 Laws on Information
1. The information you have is not what you want.
2. The information you want is not what you need.
3. The information you need is not what you can obtain.

pic:


rt - slipping back into lurker mode
Yeah, I'm sort of new...OverStuffed
May 15, 2003 1:41 PM
I've been posting sometimes for a couple months, lurking for over six.

OverStuffed (Old screen name from high school)
I'm in and out of college right now (currently out)
I'm another DC area fixie rider
I have an early 80's Peugeot Iseran, converted to fixed gear as a beater. After the conversion, the weight dropped from 30 to 24 lbs.
My other ride is a 99 GT Avalanche which doesn't get nearly enough use.
The real world? What's not real about this one?
Get out and ride.
i'm a newbie biker and newbie to the forumgsgal
May 28, 2003 9:11 AM
handle; gsgal
name; b.
age; 24
geographic locale; northern california
occupation; statewide elections analyst
main ride; american river bike trail and vicinity; lemond tourmalet, first bike and the old college mtn bike junker.
words to live by; humble thyself. (i recite this to myself when i get going too fast, am being wreckless, or think i'm invincible. perhaps the word humble doesn't apply, but it always brings me back to earth)
anything else fun; swimming, water polo - i was a fishy since early teens through college. i also run, but that has taken the backburner. obviously, i'd like to combine the three and try a triathlon. also, cooking. but NOT baking!
pic; no digital pic -- YET
haiku; what an odd request. don't have one.
SoCal Time Trial Racing and Training groupTime Trial dot org
Jun 19, 2003 8:57 AM
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...t0adman
Jun 19, 2003 10:46 AM
t0adman
Todd
30
Seattle, WA
Sales Manager, Tech Curriculum Company
2002 Lemond Zurich (arrives Tuesday!), 1986 Mercian (all Super Record), 1996 Raleigh Urban Mountain Tank (commuter)
That which does not kill you....can still really hurt!
Avid alpine skier (steep and deep), wakeboarding, soccer, flag football, boating, reading, fitness, swinging (just kidding)
haiku? bless you!

This pic was taken at 5:30 am at the start line of the 2002 RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party!). I'm doing it again this year - great ride.

Want to go for a ride in Seattle or just get in touch with me?
mrnowtime/at/hotmail.com
It's been over a year now...SpoiledBikeDaddy
Jun 28, 2003 9:14 PM
Handle: SpoiledBikeDaddy
Name: Drew
Age: 34
Geo. Location: N. Virginia
Occupation: Bureaucrat
Main Rides: Kona Major Jake on the road, Marin Nail Trail for dirt, Old clunker for the ride to the Metro
Words to live by: Tend to your own
Other fun: What're you kidding? I'm a BUREAUCRAT!
(Sorry, no pix)
Haiku:

Ride for exercise
Yellow temptation arches
You want fries with that?
Hot out here, ridin' alone at 5 am.HalfWheelin
Aug 1, 2003 1:56 PM
Handle: Halfwheelin'
Name: Eric Hildebrandt
Age: 34
Loc: SW AZ
Occup: Marine Harrier Pilot
Fav Ride: wasatch mtns, Dome Valley, rollers,
Words: Mankind is generally good
Interests: Listening to the gems my 5 year old lays on me, Running, College football, people watching

New to the RBR, but enjoy the information and opinions. I started riding last year to augment my running. I ride a late model Trek 5200 and if nothing else, I feel fast.
I rode for the first time in five months yesterday, so there were some tune-up requirements before I set out. I generally like to maintain my bike for simple fixes, so the posts are very helpful.
Have very little group riding experience, but the two (2) I have been on were comprised of great people that I had never met before and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride/race/company (Is it just me or do the last 2 miles of any ride seem to break away and end in sprints).
It is hot here (100+ ave) I can generally only get 3-4 solo short rides a week, 20 mi each, and maybe a 2 hr ride on the weekend. Bike culture here seems well hidden, but if you're out here drop me a line.
I heard the term "half-wheel" in a couple posts and it made me look at the way I ride. Though it can carry a negative connotation, it also carries some friendly, competitive undertones. This perspective summarizes the people I enjoy to spend time with, as well as my nature (can we go faster? can I go faster? wow, we're going fast) So, tempered with the company I keep, I choose to look at it as a good thing. Feel free to Half Wheel anytime(if the roads permit), and you'll get a smile out of me.
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...rubendc19
Aug 6, 2003 7:30 PM
Ruben
22
New Jersey
College Student
Raleigh R500 RoadSport
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...Terry_Swisher_PMF
Aug 7, 2003 8:36 AM
# Terry_Swisher_PMF the PMF stands for Party Mutha Fokker
# Terry Swisher
# 38
# Fair Grove, MO
# Paint Factory
# Old Cannondale that is black and gold
# Party on dude.
# Partyes are fun. I'm on a mission from god.
# none
# What is a haiku?
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...spluti
Aug 13, 2003 10:53 AM
Spluti
Baughb
48
Northwest
Engineer
Old Colnago, Trek 2100, Bridgstone Radac
Ollie Ollie Oxen Free
here's minemfuchs1
Aug 15, 2003 7:38 AM
Mfuchs1

Mike Fuchs (pronounced "Fox")

34

Lawrenceville, Ga Just north of Atlanta

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

1999 Klein Quantum Pro w/ full Campagnolo Revelocentaurus group replaced the 1992 Pinarello that I crashed in 1999

1999 Trek 6000 mountain bike that is a 6000 in name only everything except the seatpost quick release and headset have been changed
Who am I? Something I've been trying to figure out for years!MaRider
Aug 21, 2003 3:59 PM
Handle: MaRider
Age: 27
Location: Boston, MA
Occupation: Researcher (Physisist)
Main Rides: Commute from Billerica MA to Cambridge and back, rides around Billerica/Concord/Carlisle/Lexington areas. All Massachussetts, of course.
Words to live by: Do, or do not, there's no "try" -- Yoda


Well, I'll have a go at it....PatC
Sep 22, 2003 9:25 AM
although it's been quite a long time since the last message was posted on that thread !

handle : PatC
name : Patricia
age : 47 (much older than most contributors to that forum !)
geographic location : Vichy - Auvergne - France - Europe
occupation : teaching English to French kids
main ride(s) : centuries in very hilly regions or mountains - mtn bike rides in Auvergne
words to live by : Life is so beautiful ! Will never have enough of it ..........
picture : I have uploaded one but don't know if anybody will manage to see it - it's the first time I've ever done that !
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...triton
Oct 5, 2003 4:15 PM
Handle: Triton
Name: Witness Protection Program
Age: 34
Geographic Location: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Cancer Researcher
Main Ride: Mississippi River Trail
Words to Live By: Wherever you go, they you are!
Anything Else Fun: Lots of stuff but can't share!
Picture: Only taken from my bad side
re: it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post...lemonlime
Oct 5, 2003 5:22 PM
lemonlime
scott
30
Bremerton, Wa
Chief, United States Navy
Specialized Enduro Expert; Cannondale R1000 (coming soon)
"It doesn't have to be fun to be fun." - Mark F. Twight
family, running, running, mtn climbing/biking
sorry, no pics
screw poetry :)
Okay, here I amRob01
Nov 12, 2003 12:20 PM
Hi! I'm new, so here's my stats:

handle: Rob01 - yeah, I know, not very creative
name : Rob
age : 36
geographic location : South-west Alberta, Canada
occupation : Financial Planner
main ride(s): Specialized Allez E5 Comp; Custom Mtn Bike (built by ME!) and a Kona that I ride more now.
words to live by : It's ALL about the bike!
anything else fun
picture if available : Gotta shrink 'em down...
care to submit a haiku?
OK, me too then!mtbmon
Nov 14, 2003 9:40 AM
handle mtbmon (soon to be namaSSte)

name Scott

age 36

geographic location Bay Village, OH

occupation bond trader

main ride(s) Rocky Mtn Blizzard singlespeed, Gunnar Roadie, various bmx rides

words to live by Be who you are and say what you feel. Those thatmind, don't matter, those that matter, don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

anything else fun life is fun, if you let it be.

care to submit a haiku I could do these all day (I think)
lungs on fire
click, click, click
winter climbing rules!
still here??I'll play..eggshell
Nov 17, 2003 1:33 PM
handle: eggshell(highschool nickname)
name: Matt
age: 35
location: suburb of Memphis(elvisville!)
occupation: small business owner
fave local rides: MRT,Gtown loop,ShelbyFarms,beyond my driveway
haiku: J wants this haiku
we should send him a razor
aerodynamics!
Peace-M.
still here??I'll play..eggshell
Nov 17, 2003 1:39 PM
handle: eggshell(highschool nickname)
name: Matt
age: 35
location: suburb of Memphis(elvisville!)
occupation: small business owner
ride: Litespeed Arenberg,Trek 2100,Cannondale(mtb)
fave local rides: MRT,Gtown loop,ShelbyFarms,beyond my driveway
haiku: J wants this haiku
we should send him a razor
aerodynamics!
Peace-M.
cyclist of all tradescyclist of all trades
Dec 25, 2003 5:25 PM
handle: cyclist of all trades

name: withheld due to need for secrecy

age:40

location:rocky mtns

occupation: Trek Rep

ride: Reynelds weld lab T-bone low racer recumbent, lemond zurich
Greetings -rroselli
Jan 15, 2004 11:39 PM
handle: roselli
name: rob
age: 41 e-gads!
location: Glendale, Ariz
job: Datacenter, Mgt
rides: Raleigh Grand Prix, Specialized Enduro
favorite: Sedona, Az(mtb) & Apache Trail, Az(rd)
phrase: "ride boldly ride, in search of Eldorado"
fun: hiking, biking, quading, bowling
pic: '{-}-{-}`
haiku: "gazoontite"