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My last post on old forum, What was your favorite post, linebigrider
Feb 3, 2004 5:57 AM
comment that you read on this forum?

Griz had a bunch of fans but I defer to a recent satirical reply that describes riders on racing bikes as looking like dogs trying to hump footballs. It struck me funny that day.

I always loved material and frame discussions and enjoyed posts from russw and todd heron, as they were never rude but always presented their point of view with style and purpose.

I'll see you on the new forum, I'm outta here.
The two funniest moments on this board:OldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 6:10 AM
The photo Nick posted of his squat-jump was the funniest lately.

Funniest all time was when grz mnky told that 'dope' railer to 'put the bong down, read, and think before you send a flame. Not doing so makes you look like a horse's ass'

Old grz. Just disappeared one day, never to be heard from again ...
oh yeah, that reallly was funny!! nmrollo tommassi
Feb 3, 2004 7:41 AM
Here it is:redmenace
Feb 3, 2004 7:57 AM
grz mnky "frame protection" 6/21/01 12:56pm
Another Grzy mnky storyPdxMark
Feb 3, 2004 9:05 AM
Grzy mnky had a nice addition to a thread about driving into garages with roof-mounted bikes on top, and the resulting bike carnage.

The context is the grzy mnky was sharp, sharp-witted, knowledgeable, and a bit irrascible.

His addition to the thread was that he was heading off for a ride with awful weather outside. With the nasty weather, he mounted the bikes on the car roof-top inside the garage (or carport). His bike/garage collision crash occurred as he drove OUT of the garage.

grzy "Stupidity poll" 10/30/01 4:49pm

I laughed SO hard....
The two funniest moments on this board:aliensporebomb
Feb 4, 2004 5:19 AM
There's so many it's impossible to narrow it down to two
funniest moments but the Mario/Il Dentista post is great,
so were many of the ebay auctions where you'd have some
guy auctioning a bike 20 years old and in need of vast
amounts of mechanical repair and the guy promoting it as
"Lance Armstrong's actual bike".
In reply to: Where does the Racing Triple fit in the Campy line?rusa1586
Feb 3, 2004 6:10 AM
Between oxymoron and contradiction. grzy mnky (sp?)
...your an idiot...Spunout
Feb 3, 2004 6:16 AM
Jump squats were great, rider jumping the great wall was good too.
It sounds strange but...PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 3, 2004 6:31 AM
..I sort of miss Nick.He was good for a laugh .He did ignite alot of funny flames.

By the way my new screen name on the new forum is pedlfoot for what it's worth.
You can still get a few nickismsFrith
Feb 3, 2004 12:31 PM
over at
He posts every once in a while and still hasn't learned a thing. Still living in a dreamworld on an imaginary podium.
Anything with an Aarontoy picture cracks me up! (nm)innergel
Feb 3, 2004 6:47 AM
soo many....I still laugh at this line tho'...rwbadley
Feb 3, 2004 7:15 AM
I was bored, one thing led to another, long story short, I wound up tea-bagging my nads in a bowl full of the milky goo.

Courtesy of Spoiler.
I remember that..that was hylarious and as I recall........CARBON110
Feb 3, 2004 7:27 AM
There was quite an uproar on behalf of that statement. Doug has had some pretty funny ass pictures and captions. He once posted a picture of a classroom full of desks that was completely empty and titled it something like ""Attendance for Mens weekly self-help group meeting to discuss womens rights"" It was a good illustration

It was pretty funny
re: My last post on old forum, What was your favorite post, lineSteveCnj
Feb 3, 2004 7:28 AM
Any of Spirito's posts were great, although the best had to be "An interview with Spirito"
Agree; miss the 'character' the board had then (nm)hrv
Feb 3, 2004 7:34 AM
speaking to podium girlsgodot
Feb 3, 2004 7:59 AM
rwbradly posted this about what he would say to a podium girl, given the chance.

"Sure, it's easy for me to be suave and debonaire sitting here at the 'puter in my raggedy bathrobe at 8AM. What most likely would issue from my mouth would be something like 'pthbbbbt allloooya gerbil gerbil'"
Spirito's 50's Tour updatesDave Hickey
Feb 3, 2004 8:52 AM
A couple of years ago, Spirito posted "live" updates from one of the 50's TDF. They were posted at the same time as the current TDF was running. It was very cool....
Oh! Simoni's dentist: Il Dentista, Mario, and me out...Spunout
Feb 3, 2004 9:17 AM
for a night of clubbing. That was crazy, I have a piece of the text here:

First of all, let me just state for the record that I had no idea Mario was bringing the man known to me only as "Dentista". I certainly didn't invite him. It was all Mario's doing. I figured me and Cippo would just do our usual rounds of various clubs and ogle women over glasses of vodka and tonic (I've never met an Italian with such a taste for vodka as Cip). That has been what generally happens whenever he is in least since we both have gotten older and married. Suffice to say that things were wilder a handful of years ago and many fine women got a lot more than just a good ogling, but that is another story.
So, at any rate, here stands Cippo on my front porch with a bigger than usual grin, and to his left is some older guy (a total stranger) with greasy hair and an even greasier smile.
Cippo threw open his arms and shouted (much too loudly for 9 pm), "Ahimsa! Ciao, voi vecchio bastardo! Siete buoni?"
"I am fine Mario, so nice to see you again. We have much catching up to do." As I said this we embraced and I could see over Cippo's shoulder the greasy man nervously checking his watch.
"Please, come on in." I told them both. "We can have a cocktail in the bar before we leave."
The stranger mumbled something under his breath to Mario that I didn't catch. I speak only a little Italian and even then it can be hard to understand when people are not speaking clearly. Mario shushed him and gave him a stern glance.
I extended my hand to the stranger, "I don't believe we have met, I am Ahimsa."
"Il Dentista." he breathed.
"I'm sorry?"
"Il DENTISTA." He said again, this time louder, and slowly, as if I were deaf.
"Swell." I thought, "The Dentist. Great. That's appropriate. Hanging with this guy is gonna be about as fun as a root canal."
"Your friend is a bit...odd. Where did you dig up this stiff?" I whispered aside to Mario as we entered.
"He is just...aaaah....nervous. He has not met you before, he will be friendly in time." Cippo spoke quietly, deliberately, like a child with a secret.
"How is your wife?" Mario changed the subject.
"She is well, thanks. She is having a night out with the girls so that we may drink undisturbed before heading out for the evening."
"Aha, she is a good woman. You are a lucky man to have a wife such as she."
"Indeed. I am happy." I smiled.
We stood in the foyer of my home, jazz music filling the hall. Mario leaned out the open door and whistled to the limo driver. He then moved his hand in a circular swirling motion, telling the driver to circle the block. He then clenched his fist in the air, followed by a flash of four fingers and then five, signalling that he should call Mario's cell phone in forty five minutes to check in. Then he closed the heavy front door behind him.
I motioned for them to follow me down to the bar, Mario grinned excitedly and said something to the effect of "You will like this." to the man apparently known as "The Dentist".
We descended the staircase into the bar.
Allow me to explain a few things about the scene here: as soon as you reach the bottom of the stairs you begin to see that the room is a bit different to say the least. For one thing, there is a six-foot glowing volcano and maybe a dozen man-sized grinning carved idols to greet you like guards at a gate. The whole room glows slightly orange like fire, and the volcano belches small puffs of smoke at regular intervals that play off the lights. The walls and floor are obsidian black and look like volcanic rock. All manner of strange artifacts hang on the walls and ceiling, a spear here, an old surfboard there. Hula girls. Tiki mugs. Human skulls. Shrunken heads. Tropical plants. Lots of bamboo. Not exactly your average Italian night spot. Cippo loves it. The dentist looked shocked.
Mario has been here many times. He has even brought me a few
great reminiscing post!gregg
Feb 3, 2004 9:49 AM
You still have about 4-5 days of side by side, then we'll lock these old boards up.

I never knew Griz was so popular!

Another great idea! Vote for Best All Time!OldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 9:55 AM
Let's wrap up these old boards with a bang! Vote for Best All Time RBR Classic poster! C'mon Gregg, set it up as a 'Hot Topic" above!

I vote for grz mnky!
Grz gets my vote!Kram59
Feb 3, 2004 10:10 AM
Especially the deer story. A classic.
gryzy was good, much reviled, much beloved, as with all prophetsbill
Feb 3, 2004 2:39 PM
There were a couple of times when electronic blood almost was spilt over gryz's growling.
My personal favorite post was this, from a drier and less petulant presence whose name escapes me -- it was years ago, well before this past season, but it rings truer than ever:
"Tyler Hamilton would be great, if he'd just start kicking someone's a** other than his own."
Oh the memories -- haiku, Radical Ron, the couple of times when Doug Sloan posted blue (it happened, it really did, before he was annointed), etc., etc.
the Tyler comment was minelonefrontranger
Feb 3, 2004 6:10 PM
And I can't take credit for it, I paraphrased it from Mad Dog O'Grady.
The Sprinter Dog...racerx
Feb 3, 2004 9:59 AM
Somebody please find that picture of the black dog with the dumbells attached!

That one always puts me on the floor!
grzmnky was greatDougSloan
Feb 3, 2004 11:31 AM
Grzmnky, I think later "grzy" was like a Kerry Irons in a bad mood. Knowledgeable, but inflammatory. I was a great loss when he disappeared.

The best thread or series of threads of all time has to have been the Chinese wall jumper. Creative people came out of the woodwork on that one.

My favorite post of my own, in which I felt a moment of inspiration, was DougSloan "How do you guys get a rise out of your stem?" 5/7/02 2:21pm

Bowl of Noodles was a real pain in the rear, but at least in an entertaining way. Long gone, though.

heheh, I remember that one, here's one of my faves...rwbadley
Feb 3, 2004 11:53 AM
rwbadley "Not for the squeamish or faint of heart...." 9/3/02 5:48pm

We had so much fun that day making this 'mockumentary'
Great Wall Jumper...biknben
Feb 3, 2004 11:41 AM
Although the Great Wall jumper insulted a few people, I was rolling on the floor. When people started photoshopping the picture, I could no longer contain myself.

Some of LFR's phrases have been burned into my skull. Stuff like "dumpster divin", "Pavement Surfing", etc. One I will never forget is when she described her backside looking like, "psychedelic broccoli on a bad trip" while wearing a pair of J. Vaughter's old tights. Classic!
When J's Haiku rallied for his apostrophe: the series128
Feb 3, 2004 11:46 AM
where is that thread:

The apostrophe protests
international apostrophe rally
the text was great
liked that one

Also (vaguely recalled):
liked the one long ago where i anthropomormized Spirito's bike frame as his proud, abused lover while, i think, he carried on about a velvet couch

strange days indeed....
Can we have an entire board of his haiku???rollo tommassi
Feb 3, 2004 12:14 PM
Please! they are all wonderful! J's Haiku - make a website!
My favorite -- Mr. Brown ShortsMarkS
Feb 3, 2004 1:34 PM
JS Haiku Shop "ode to UPS--bring bike, fast! (haiku)" 5/1/02 4:46am

The part from which the haiku derives its name:

please, mister brown shorts--
drive your van with wing-ed wheels
bring me Ti seatpost!...
grzy, Wailer, and the Perfect Gas Lawmickey-mac
Feb 3, 2004 9:18 PM
Doug's Forum Pact II thread was . . . uh . . . sidetracked by a debate between Wailer and grz mnky starting here: Wailer "Forum Pact, Part II" 6/15/01 12:30pm