|It's Been Almost Five Months Since The Last Who Are You Post||CalmedDownRonPruitt|
Aug 2, 2003 6:39 AM
|I am Ronald Pruitt. Cyclist, Evangelist, Husband, Former Drug Addict, And All Around Nice Guy. I ride a Trek 1000 and Giant OCR 3, and I am thinking about getting a Tandem for my wife Gayle and I to ride. She rides an old Raleigh Record with Suntour components. She isn't as serious about riding as I am. I ride to stay in shape, and to witness to people. My father had a heart attack at an ealry age, and that scares me because I am built just like him. Gayle has put me on a low fat diet, sort of like the Atkins diet. It has been helping. I live in Antioch, IL with my wife and our two cats Mr. Beelzebub and Satan. I regret nameing my cat Satan and Mr. Beelzebub, but they were given those names in my radical days, and I know I will be forgiven when I get to the holy gates for doing so. Both cats are black cats. I repair Maytags for a living.|
|re: It's Been Almost Five Months Since The Last Who Are You Post||CalmedDownRonPruitt|
Aug 2, 2003 6:44 AM
|Here is my highschool senior picture. The car behind it was the Rad mobile. I had it before I started riding. Everything I did was radical in those days, and my camaro was no exception. I was that kid that took all the dares, and had no fear. I started drinking beer at age 11. I was heading down a real bad path.|
|I am ,...||Mycroft|
Aug 2, 2003 7:14 AM
|... a physician, a corporate slave, a technophile, a horophile, an ex-oenophile, a past audiophile, a bibliophile, a sometime inspired photographer and a frustrated cyclist.
I have been cycling "seriously" for about a year - starting with mountain bikes (bought 2 of the wrong size before I got the right bike - an Ellsworth Truth 2002). I live in Singapore, which is an urban city state and where there are only a limited number of trails available without going to Malaysia.
I transitioned to a Litespeed Tellico as a hybrid before moving to roadbikes. Got a pre-owned DeRosa King which showed me what a real bike can feel like. Now I'm on the King almost all the time while the other 2 are gathering dust. I am getting more fit, but still cannot climb to save my life!
And of course, I spend too much money, but I am careful to only buy the things that I don't need. Want vs Need is a big problem for me, as is weak self-restraint.
|I am a||gildomilo|
Aug 2, 2003 8:53 AM
|24 year old recent college graduate. Who is desperately seeking permanent employment in our terrible economy. I live in Connecticut and work for the University of Connecticut as a computer programmer. I also enjoy photography, hiking and fishing along with cycling. I started cycling because I needed to lose weight, and I fell in love with it. Every ride I go on I try to take a different route. I ride a 2003 Fuji Touring model with tires that are too fat.
|horophile...measuring time?...aren't we all||marcoxxx|
Aug 2, 2003 9:00 AM
|to heal thy climbing get a triple crankset on the deRosa and be a spinophile...i had to succumb to the many toothed crank myself, but now i climb
|Great time for a "who I am" update||Spoiler|
Aug 2, 2003 9:41 AM
|Five months ago, I was a 34 yr old male journalism student. Since then, my life has taken a complete 180-degree turn.
I'm now the holy reincarnation of Pippy Longstocking, the redheaded, lesbian, children's character. I share my adventures through large print books with vivid illustrations. I still ride, but I've started wearing women's cycling wear.
Five years ago, I was a meat and potatos man. Now, I only eat the meat from animals that die of natural causes or suicide.
|Spoiler, I love you man :O)||Live Steam|
Aug 2, 2003 9:46 AM
|Hey how about road kill? Does that qualify?|
|Spoiler, I love you man :O)||Spoiler|
Aug 2, 2003 2:45 PM
|I must have been dehydrated when I wrote that. Road kill qualifies only if you can prove the animal intentionally jumped into the vehicles path.|
|Spoiler, I love you man :O)||Live Steam|
Aug 2, 2003 3:04 PM
|I know I was dehydrated when I read it. Hot and humid as hell here in NYC. I drank a gallon of Gatorade today. Hope this breaks tonight. The NYC Crit is tomorrow. Last year it was 100 in the shade. Looks like they'll get the same conditions tomorrow!|
|Spoiler, I love you man :O)||CalmedDownRonPruitt|
Aug 2, 2003 3:29 PM
|Armidillos are known for that.|
|Armidillos=slip n' fall artists||Spoiler|
Aug 2, 2003 7:01 PM
|I heard that armadillos only do it for the insurance money. When the driver gets out of the vehicle to check on the animal's condition, the armadillo asks for an immediate cash settlement.
It's a sweet scam. I wouldn't want to face a Texas jury who's sympathy firmly rests in the corner of an omnivorous , burrowing mammal in a neck brace.
|Hi, my name is Satan||familiar|
Aug 2, 2003 10:19 AM
|and I am Ron's familiar. you know know what that is right? I help Ron conduct his evil deeds here on earth. Beelzebub and I were sent by the Dark Lord to keep an eye on Ron. We think he wastes too much time messing with your heads here on RBR. We try to keep him busy doing bad things, but for some reason he always wanders back here. We even cast a spell and let him ride a 5:50 3 mile time trial thinking it would shut him up and get him back on his bike, but even that didn't work. It's really best if you just ignore him, and this silly "conversion to Christ" thing he has going on. Rest assured, he is still one of Satan's Spawn.
Here's my picture, don't be afraid, just like every other cat (familiar or not) I like a good can of Fancy Feast Tuna, a warm spot in the sun and having the back of my neck scratched.
Have fun with your weekend rides, and remember - we can do that 5:50 spell for you if you need it. The price might be a little high though.....
|Hi, my name is Satan||CalmedDownRonPruitt|
Aug 2, 2003 11:01 AM
|How did you know my 3 mile time. Oh I forgot, you are Lucifer.|
|You know who I am!||the bull|
Aug 2, 2003 11:56 AM
|Most people either like me alot or hate me!
Tommy The Bull
I think I am 30 now!
I am a father.
I work on Acuras.
I live in Cary(I am from Chapel Hill).
Life is going by fast.I pulling like a motherf&*(&^!!!!
|who made your grey bar tape?(nm)||spookyload|
Aug 2, 2003 12:15 PM
|Cinelli !nm||the bull|
Aug 2, 2003 1:14 PM
|At work..||the bull|
Aug 2, 2003 1:39 PM
|Lazywriters transmission!||the bull|
Aug 2, 2003 1:46 PM
|Yes they shift smooth but all I do is replace them!Kinda like other Jap shifting systems!|
|Why do you bring my name into this?||Lazywriter|
Aug 2, 2003 9:53 PM
|Dou#$bag. As far as my preference for Dura Ace, I actually used to ride Chorus and the hubs and shifter springs came me trouble. We all know that the shifters on the Campy suck. My Dura Ace has been flawless. If you work for Acura then you should know first hand how ell the Japanese make thier products.
My VW has been troublesome, but my Honda is purring like a kitten almost 7 years later.
|All in good fun Lazy!||the bull|
Aug 3, 2003 4:19 AM
|I figured if anyone could take it, it would be you!
I just think of your references to the whole Acura/Honda-Dura-ace/Ultegra thing.
I play-I play!
So if I have pissed you off I am sorry!
I only hoped for a smile from your end thats all!
Aug 2, 2003 3:14 PM
|That toolbox probably cost more than my house.
What's your bike look like?
Aug 3, 2003 5:16 AM
|Nice tool box!!! Is that a chain on the bottom right to keep it from rolling out of the shop?? Great idea!! Puts my double MAC toolbox to shame. Serving and wrenching for the U.S. Coast Guard now. I keep a patrol boat running. Nice pic again.....Don|
Aug 2, 2003 1:33 PM
Aug 2, 2003 2:05 PM
|I don't ride a bike, but my car has four tires. I have no toenails and am pretty sure I hold the world record for counting backwards from 6488 by 2s. I'm the Reverend Al Sharpton's 2004 presidential campaign manager. I like eating warm tar. I hate trees but love shrubberies. My parents abandoned me in a coin locker at Ontario Airport in 1966. I plan to change my name to Richard Sagawa when I have enough money to pay the court filing fees.|
Aug 2, 2003 3:30 PM
|I am voting for Al Sharpton for President. You have my support. He is a man of god.|
|The details of my life are quite inconsequential....||kjr39|
Aug 2, 2003 6:17 PM
|Very well, where do i begin?
My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.
My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum...
I highly suggest you try it.
|Thank you, Dr. Evil. [nm]||The The|
Aug 2, 2003 10:18 PM
|Is there a Flat Bastard here||NASA Noddler|
Aug 3, 2003 5:36 AM
|Is there a Flat Bastard here||CalmedDownRonPruitt|
Aug 3, 2003 6:31 AM
|I see everyone is making a mockery of my posts once again. This is serious stuff. I want to know about you. I want to know your witness. I want to know your religion. I want to know the type of bike you ride, etc. Can't we get serious about one of my post?|
|The Messiah is here!||Spoiler|
Aug 3, 2003 9:29 AM
|Brian: I am NOT the Messiah!
Arthur: I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.