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So, who all is still here? (Who are you? follow up)DougSloan
May 14, 2003 7:42 PM
I was going through all of the "who are you" posts, and I saw a lot of names we haven't seen recently. I thought it would be interesting if everyone still around would append a reply to their original "who are you" message, showing you are still around. My guess is that less than half still are, unless there is some serious lurking going on.

I'll start.

Doug, where do I find this on the site?dtufts
May 14, 2003 8:21 PM
thread link here (reply to original thread)DougSloan
May 15, 2003 7:00 AM
JS Haiku Shop "it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post..." 5/15/03 7:07am

It's noted at the top of the General Forum page, too.

Okay, here goesboneman
May 15, 2003 12:40 AM
Handle- Boneman (formerly zelig since day one of rbr's existence but changed isp's so..) Still waiting for the Dog to take my up on my open offer of a meal and drinks in London if he ever attends one of the many lawyer conferences held in town.

Name- Calvin

Age- 51, going down the slippery slide of the slope now

Location- London, UK where I can ride year round. Born NYC, still have a house in Fairfield, CT

Occupation- Risk Director for US financial service co

Main Rides- Litespeed Vortex and Corrado Custom steel (made in Liverpool)

Words to live by- "It doesn't get any better than this"

Anything else fun- Traveling in Europe, living outside of the States (at some point I'll be back), seeing Eric Clapton twice at the Royal Albert Hall, Black Crowes at the Brixton Academy was also a great show, Millenium New Year along the Thames, eating in Italy and drinking in the UK

Picture- Enjoying Istanbul with the Blue Mosque in the background with wife of years who gives the green light on anything bike related although I'm told that I would be a member of EBay anonymous, like AA, if one existed. "My name is boneman and I have a problem......."

Haiku- I'm of Chinese ancestry so I'll pass
May 15, 2003 12:52 AM
Zelig/Boneman; good to have you back, i wondered where Zelig had got to, your posts/advice on London based attractions were always worth a read. Good spring weather in London at the moment, I think Condor has a sale on,
May 15, 2003 1:40 AM
The weather has been good although this week has been a bit dodgy. Monday night's ride, it chucked down and blew sideways for about 30 minutes and then ended in a glorious night riding around Richmond park w/o cars as the gates were closed.

Thanks for the Condor tip. May have to drop down this weekend.
Boneman - RichmondPatrick
May 15, 2003 2:30 AM
Boneman, I live out east (Essex) so the delights of Richmond Park are unknown to me. I do however have a good choice of country lanes for a decent Sunday ride, and my club has just started Wednesday pm 10 mile TT's, good riding
re: So, who all is still here? (Who are you? follow up)tempeteOntheRoad
May 15, 2003 4:29 AM
TempeteOnTheRoad; is Sébastien: a slim again, fat again 33yrs old French Quebecer.

I've been reading on this forum for a few years. And would be dubbed a serious lurker.

I live with my wife and we have our own house. We want to have a child. We have two normal dogs and an autistic third (a cat).

I work for a bank. Have travelled the hard way (work boots and a good hat) for years. Used to race MTB, triathlon, xc-ski. I enjoy playing hockey, soccer. But above all, fishing, reading, and riding with 'her' on a quiet country road.

Bikes: Giant TCR2 (shim 105...) absolutely custom, except for the seat. And a 92 Kona HeiHei with thumb shifters... I also have other thrash bikes for city communting. I have friends who are really, really fast (read spring classic fast) who are killing me each ride.

I like Bukowsky and Franck Black.

words: All bikes are equal. It's the motor that counts.

Japanese poems:

Heny Miller didn't have no gears
It's hard to invent a new color
Tasting dirt has been useful
My god, is it so late?

...and such.
Where is grandmammou?????coonass
May 15, 2003 4:56 AM
Still LurkingBikinCO
May 15, 2003 5:12 AM
Still in Colorado.
mostly a lurker these days, toolonefrontranger
May 15, 2003 5:18 AM
I haven't had the time or motivation lately to post a lot, I'm afraid.
You should be paid to post!jesse1
May 15, 2003 7:15 AM
I (and others I'm sure), learn more from one of your posts than a single issue of Bicycling Mag.
I think members on this board would be better off canceling their magazine subscriptions and sending you the $!
Occasional poster...Nater
May 15, 2003 5:30 AM
most often lurking around here, the component, and cyclocross boards.

Name: Nathan

Age: 28

Occupation: Bicycle mechanic paying the bills working as a microbiologist.

Bikes: GT ZR3.0 with Centaur (just finished)
Surly Cross-Check
On-One Inbred with gears
Azonic DS1 set up as a SS MTB

Geography: Upper Midwest

Words to live by: "Don't do anything you can't deny."

Haiku: I'm a scientist so I'll pass.
Still here.KG 361
May 15, 2003 5:38 AM
Hre ya go; KG 361 "it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post..." 5/15/03 6:33am
It's early and I'm tired and can't spell......nmKG 361
May 15, 2003 5:39 AM
Here I is again...JS Haiku Shop
May 15, 2003 6:10 AM
it's unfortunate that posting updates to the original thread brings it back to the top of the page. damn thing is four miles long!

JS Haiku Shop "it's been six months since the last 'who are you?' post..." 5/15/03 7:07am
man, you really have that beard thing going...DougSloan
May 15, 2003 8:44 AM
You look like Sheldon Brown's younger brother. Gonna shave it all off like him, too? :-)

shaved it off before the chattanooga rideJS Haiku Shop
May 15, 2003 9:08 AM
and left a goatee and short 'burns (no more Bobke chops). guess we determined on the noncycling board that i'm gauche beyond description ("the goatee is the mullet of the new millennium"). LOL.

of course i started with long hair and then got a few years older and it started falling out. "progressive forehead." i've threatened (for five years) getting a beard trimmer and using it on my head, but Mrs. Haiku is against it. soon enough it'll be a universal 1 cm from the neck up. :|)>

the full facial hair (untrimmed, natch) surely was handy on the colder illinois rides. on the 300k my companion asked if he could "borrow my beard". upon the last hill of the first 90*F local club ride, i decided to nix the Grizzly Adams 'til 'cross season.

luckily i work in an environment that values what's inside your head rather than outside.


-J ("Beatnik Randonneur")
make that 'after the chattanooga ride' nmJS Haiku Shop
May 15, 2003 9:15 AM
Occasional poster here...pdg60
May 15, 2003 6:19 AM
and did not reply to the original "who are you" post.

My name is Don and I live in Milwaukee w/my wife and our cat. Would like to have kids someday but the wife is to focused on the marathon and couple o' duathlons she has planned for this year.

No matter. More time for riding and golf.

My "handle" is pdg60 (Paramount Design Group 60cm = my road bike)

1993 Paramount w/Ultegra
2000 Trek XO-1 cyclocross w/numerous upgrades
2001 Trek 8500 (my main XC race bike)
1996 Klein Adroit (my favorite MTB)
2003 Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed (this is a fun bike)
1997 Cannondale M300 (my rigid all 'round beater/winter bike)

I work as for a Transportation Engineering/Consulting firm and we deal primarily with Intelligent Transportation Systems. This is just until I build my real estate empire to the point where it can be full time.

I am 33 and graduated from UW-Milwaukee after a 4 year stint in the U.S. Navy.

I check the boards pretty much on a daily basis but don't post very often.

Favorite things to do other than my first love (biking) include golf, fishing, basketball, volleyball and watching my Green Bay Packers baby!!

Nice to meet you all.
re: So, who all is still here? (Who are you? follow up)toronto-rider
May 15, 2003 6:46 AM
Gary 31 male, single, as my name suggests I live in Toronto, Canada, originally from JHB South Africa. I am in accounting at the moment, but need a new direction work wise. One great thing about the job allows me to surf this site and message board on

2001 Thin Blue line (Reynolds 853,)ultegra and Kyserium Elite -bike was bought used Aug 2002
2000 Cannondale F1000 - only original thing is the frame and fork, xt/xtr.
Looking to get new road bike when I have the finances. Spend way too much time on Maestro and Total Cycling calculating dream bike. If I lived in the states would spend much more money on bike stuff, but shipping costs/duty to Canada kill me. Anyone in Buffalo wants to volunteer to be my shipping address.
Hello I'm Peddlefoot and....PEDDLEFOOT
May 15, 2003 7:00 AM
I'm a bikeaholic.
Handle is: Peddlefoot
Name is Larry
Age: 40
Streamwood Illinois (just outside of Chicago)
Occupation :Communication Tech for Motorola.Part time Spinning instructor and personal trainer.
Main ride is: a custom 531 lugged steel Croll with 105
and Trek 1000 with 105 and Ultegra upgrades.
Words to live by : Nothing beats a comfortable saddle.
Training plan: to ride as many miles as I can.
New discovery : Steel is Real.
Mostly a lurker, unless something inflames my passions.jesse1
May 15, 2003 7:29 AM
My name is Mike, and biking is my passion. I'm 53 (yesterday) and have been mostly mountain biking the last 5 years.
Formerly a runner, but I can't run anymore due to some back problems. I try to stay fit by riding several times per week. I live in West Virginia, and the trail/singletrack prospects are plentifull and of good quality.
From my house I can ride across a train bridge (not supposed to though)and be on the C&O Canal Path or the Western Maryland Rails-To-Trail in less than twenty minutes.
I've recently bought a Fuji Team and have found others to ride the roads with. In WV it's best to ride with "witness's".
Some of the mountain biking was competitive, and I hope to do some road races soon (not sure what type though).
My occupation is that I have my own Chimney Cleaning company, and from Jan-May, I have plenty of time to train.
In the fall, there's not much time to ride.
re: So, who all is still here? (Who are you? follow up)BikeViking
May 15, 2003 7:29 AM
THings mostly the same, but I have updated since last post:

handle: BikeViking
name: Scott
age: 40 (damn Father Time!!!)
geographic location: Hampton Roads, Virginia

occupation: Imagery Analyst/Master Sergeant USAF

main ride(s: '03 Trek 5200 and 99 Trek 930

words to live by: "Pain is the sign of weakness leaving the body" OR "It never gets easier, you only get faster"

anything else fun:
lusting after titanium (Tuscany or Vortex)
BIG fan of prog-metal band Dream Theater
proud owner of a Glock Model 22 with aspirations for the Ruger Mini-14 ranch rifle in .223
Still hereBipedZed
May 15, 2003 7:54 AM
Hardly post at all anymore compared to the RBR salad days of 2000/2001.

Here's a photo from last night's TT.
Still hanging in.Spoke Wrench
May 15, 2003 8:23 AM
Screen name: Spoke Wrench
Age: Old
Occupation: School bus driver (reformed bike shop owner/employee and insurance safety consultant)
Bikes: I have five that I use. A good week is one in which I have ridden all five.
Claim to fame: I'm probably the slowest rider who still has the nerve to post regularly.
I'm herePdxMark
May 15, 2003 8:49 AM
Screen name: PdxMark
Age: 42
Occupation: Patent lawyer
Bikes: Three, with a fourth calling my name. Litespeed Tuscany main ride, Cannondale Saeco CAAD5 commuter (and matching super-auto espresso maker in the office), Cannondale CAAD4 Mtn bike (sits unused alot), and a Bianchi Pista calling my name (would be my first ever bike from a European maker).
Claim to fame: Proud panty waste, daily bike commuter.
May 15, 2003 8:58 AM
name: Dave Tufts (hence, the handle)

Age: 35

occupation: attorney

location: salt lake city

ride: stock '03 Trek 5200, Postal Colors, flite trans am

bio: new to this board. I was into road riding many years ago. Getting back into it after a long hiatus. I picked up my new Trek a couple of months ago. Bikes have changed a lot inthe last 10 years. Wow. This hobby is tons of fun.

I'm just a recreational/fitness rider. I enjoy solo for now. Maybe will get into some groups after I get my legs back. Don't plan to race at all. But I do look forward to a few saturday century rides.
Haven't so much as lurked...Gadfly
May 15, 2003 9:46 AM
...for quite some time. Got sidetracked. Didn't I already say this? Just responded to Haiku's who's who post. But it's good to be back.
re: So, who all is still here? (Who are you? follow up)alansutton
May 15, 2003 9:46 AM
I'm Alan- live (most of the time) in Portland, OR with wife and 2 stepdaughters. My handle is my name. I started riding 25 years ago. I've been on RBR/MTBR since the beginning. As a junior racer in the early 80's, I made it the Nationals in Colorado Springs. During my college years I raced for Ernie's in the Cat2 squad. I still ride a lot, using my bikes as my primary mode of transport. For a few years, I had a 50 mile round trip daily bike commute.

I'm a linguist working in localization, mostly software. Undergrad at UC Santa Cruz, CA (Yeah, I'm a Slug). Grad work done at UC Berkley, PH.D UC San Diego. Today my daily bike commute is only 2 miles each way. I've found I'm more productive working away from home as oppose to a home office. Working from home, I found myself playing with my bike toys more than I was working.

Other hobbies I enjoy other than bikes: Eating, painting, cooking and woodworking.

2002 Eddy Team SC (3000 miles)
2001 Independent Fab Planet Cross (2000 miles)
2000 Calfee Luna Pro (3500miles)
1999 Schwinn 4 Banger
1995 Nashbar bike (40,000 miles) My daily rider.
1989 Mondonico Diamond (LOTS miles)
1987 ALAN Record Carbino (LOTS miles)

I've own many bikes over the years. Some I owned only a race season, others such as the ALAN and the Mondonico I've kept for many years. I retired the ALAN in 1998 but plan on restoring it with Super Record as I purchased it in 1987. I paid $2500 for it back then! That was a lot of money in those days, but it goes to show how much better value bicycles are now days. Today's bicycles are, in my opinion, superior in performance (weight, reliability and ergonomics).
My guess is that several have changed handles...eyebob
May 15, 2003 10:08 AM
recently. I noticed a surge of new ones right after the New Year. I'm still here but less than before.....

Still here....still lurking mainly...nmallezrider
May 15, 2003 10:24 AM
still around..._rt_
May 15, 2003 10:25 AM
lurking mostly on mtbr/passion...

re: Still lurking...JL
May 15, 2003 10:34 AM
and posting, infrequently. For some reason I never did post my info. in the original post, though I've hung around since RBR "broke away" from

Here goes:

John Lauber (aka JL)
Live in Malvern (soon to be Exton), PA (Philly area) with wife and 2 kids.
Independant Consultant (Computers)
2001 Trek 5200, 1991 Diamondback Centurian
No real words to live by.
No picture, I'm usually on the other end of the lense.
I don't Haiku.

Happy riding.

been here a little over a year now.rockbender
May 15, 2003 11:18 AM
first visited RBR when I and my S.O. were in search wisdom while shopping for new bikes. We both ended up buying bikes from the RBR classifieds, and I have been lurking here ever since.

Name: josh

Handle: rockbender

Lives in: Bend, OR

Pays for bike parts by: Constr. mgmnt/engineer

Age: 28

Other Likes: rock climbing, mountaineering, skate ski, tele ski

My bikes: 2001 C-dale R2000 (Caad 5/Ultegra)
Alpine Design CX (853/zona, ultegra/OP)
Mongoose ST10.7 (softail ti mtb)
sub-$75 motobecane fixie
Schwinn Collegiate - year unknown

I have laughed and learned a lot from the community here, so have slowly been trying to 'give back' when there is something I might know about.
here's the picJS Haiku Shop
May 15, 2003 11:24 AM
thanks J - you're quicker than me! (nm)rockbender
May 15, 2003 11:40 AM
doh! sorry, here's the pic.rockbender
May 15, 2003 11:38 AM
Long-time lurker and sometime poster...The Walrus
May 15, 2003 11:55 AM
here and on the non-cycling and 'cross boards.

Age: Eligible for AARP but not Social Security

Occupation: Unemployed Senior Programmer/Analyst

Location: SoCal

Bikes: More than any sane person could justify, but I
i am
working at selling most of 'em (see "Occupation" above)

Rides these days are mostly of the touring sort--I like to load up the panniers, let Amtrak take me and the bike somewhere and then roam around for a few days before I head back. When I can't manage that, I'll do all-day rides where I can combine different kinds of terrain and topography.

Ambition: To be reincarnated as MB1
I'm still here....DINOSAUR
May 15, 2003 12:20 PM

Age- 60

Occupation-Retired Calif Highway Patrol Officer (I used to chase tail lights for a living, now I chase bugs).

Married-16 year old daughter and two grown sons (31,37).

Location-In the foothills above Auburn Ca ("Below the snow and above the fog"- we see a little of both.

Bikes- '99 Klein Quantum Race and a '02 Colnago Master X-Light.

I usually log on here in the morning before I ride as part of my daily routine.

I log on the VeloNews forum as Zootracer.

I sort of went through an identity crisis when I retired, which is the norm for retired folks. Now I think of myself as a dad, husband, cyclist, and a guy who is handy with a weed whacker in the summer.

I came over here from the Bicycling Magazine forum in late '99 or early '00,I can't remember.

There is a lot of good information here, but stuff tends to get repetitiive after awhile.

Sorry-no beard but a short goatee and mustache.

I've met two people on the forum> GTX, who purchased my old '66 Plymouth Satellite, and OutWest, who is visiting me this summer from Canada with his wife and family.

I think half the problem is people change log-on names and it's hard to remember who is who.

Motto-It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
Six weeks in........TNSquared
May 15, 2003 12:36 PM
Been lurking about six weeks and started posting just a few weeks ago. Picked up cycling recently to remedy a real case of being "motivationally challenged" with my running. In fact, I dare say I was the most well rested runner in the entire SE United States.

Bought a bike in December and haven't looked back. Think I'm hooked. Anyway, the sordid details:

Handle: TNSquared - 'splained that a few days ago in the handle/screename thread

Age: 36

Location: Memphis, capital of gaudy Elvis things, poorly conceived sports arenas and even more poorly conceived secondary road systems

Occupation: Banking/Risk Management (hey, it pays for alot of cool bike stuff!!)

Ride: "all too common" Trek 2300, alu alloy & Ultegra :)
I'm not dead yet. (nm)djg
May 15, 2003 4:06 PM
used to be quindog, now ,,, bicycle268bicycle268
May 15, 2003 5:32 PM
mostly lurk between phone calls at work

age: 35
occupation: mutual funds
location: new jersey

likes: riding my bicycle + this forum
dislikes: punctuation and capital letters

first came here as a result of the "goatroaper" fallout at velonews 'tech-talk'

BTW- it's not too late to get into a high yield bond fund!!
used to be quindog, now ,,, bicycle268bicycle268
May 15, 2003 5:33 PM
mostly lurk between phone calls at work

age: 35
occupation: mutual funds
location: new jersey

likes: riding my bicycle + this forum
dislikes: punctuation and capital letters

first came here as a result of the "goatroper" fallout at velonews 'tech-talk'

BTW- it's not too late to get into a high yield bond fund!!
oh yeah.... and i can never post without messing up!!(nm)bicycle268
May 15, 2003 5:37 PM
I'm still lurking... but rarely post now.cp123
May 15, 2003 5:54 PM
Don't know why. Perhaps I just don't have anything worthwhile to say.

Nothing has changed for me except I'm now a year older.