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Which people herekoolaid
Apr 2, 2002 2:25 PM
would you like to have at your table for a long dinner and conversation?
My picks
Rollo Tommassi
MB1 and MissM
Len J
With Woof the Dog laying in the corner
re: Which people herecp123
Apr 2, 2002 5:54 PM
re: Which people herenetso
Apr 3, 2002 5:00 AM
MB1 and Missm
I'll bite.Len J
Apr 3, 2002 5:54 AM
I would have different groups over for different things.

For interesting life conversation:

JS Haiku Shop
JS 5280

For racing & long riding experience conversation

Lone Front Ranger

For Bike fitting/Construction/Choices


For pure fun

Spirito De Fionoccio
Breck (If we could find him)

I would probably sprinkle Bill, Colker, Mel Erikson & Dave Hickey amongst the groups also.

I think I'd like to spend a three day weekend in organized riding & parties with about 30 or 40 regular posters & just wander from conversation to conversation seeing if my mental image of them matches in any way with who they really are.

Hey, I'm there...Spinchick
Apr 4, 2002 10:11 AM
but only if MB1 wears his kilt, Js Haiku wears pantyhose and Spirito changes his name back the the fennel reference.
what if mb1 wears kilt w/pantyhose and i just drink beer? nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2002 1:43 PM
no, no, no...Spinchick
Apr 4, 2002 3:36 PM
you got to be da pantyhose man. But you can still drink beer.
Hey can I come to your party?Sintesi
Apr 4, 2002 6:17 AM
I'll sit in the corner and be quiet if you give me a beer. :)
Well.....okay, butSpinchick
Apr 4, 2002 10:06 AM
only if you share your beer.
I'll talk to anyone about bike stuffRideLots
Apr 4, 2002 11:25 AM
Anyone who wants to hang out and talk cycling is fine with me. Just no politics or religion discussions :-)
Apr 5, 2002 8:32 AM
I should feel flattered for appearing on one person's list. But just the same, I'd rather have a conversation while riding with someone in between taking gulps of fresh air and munching on a bagel.

You really can't learn to know someone by just logging on an interent forum. Often it comes down to who has the most time on their hands and who is the best writer. Funny how some people avoid each other, when they really don't even know who they are talking to.

It's also funny that this forum was created as a place to submit non-cycling topics but it's usually rather slow over here.
Maybe we need a post about religion or politics (just kidding)..
Aside from being somewhat dissappointed..PaulCL
Apr 5, 2002 10:43 AM
that I'm not on anyone's list, this thread brings up another old subject...a RBR organized ride. What better chance to actually talk to fellow forum members.

The idea has been tossed around a few times before. Maybe it's time to bring it up again. How about an East coast ride, a West coast ride, a MidWest ride, etc....Anyone good at organizing these things?? Pick a couple of weekends, a meeting place, someplace with a few hotels and/or camping area.

Idea #2...probably for about those RBR jersies?? I'm planning on doing four organized centuries between now and the end of June. I'm sure I'd bump into a few RBR members in the crowd if we only knew who we were.

YES! I'd show for a group ride.Kristin
Apr 5, 2002 11:54 AM
I'd even do some of my cool tricks. Like running into a curb and crashing. Rolling over road kill. And my most recent trick; rolling thru a new mud puddle not having any clue how deep the crater is. And I still think they should do Jerseys'. I don't get what the hang up is with the ConsumerReview guys. I mean, there are enough people interested in purchasing one that RBR would be sure to turn a little profit. What's up with that? Do they just not like us? Perhaps there still have some capitol investment left and they don't want to make any money until thats all gone.
More thoughts for a wet day....DINOSAUR
Apr 5, 2002 11:19 AM
Going one step further. When I read the original post, I scanned down and found my name listed. I was kind of flattered, but then I thought a lot of people are going to get their feelings hurt. A long time ago, before this section was created, someone mentioned that the forum had a little clique. I thought it was kind of lame, but from just lurking over here it does appear to be so. But I guess birds of a feather, flock together, human nature. I'd rather be on a ride and stop at a nice location and listen to nothing but the sound of the wind rustling through the tree tops. I've had my full of people over the years and I enjoy the solutude that comes with retirement more than anything else.
Just rambling....this post is not directed at anyone. If it wasn't raining, I'd be out at this time riding my bike and worrying about the "F" word....I'm just an old dinosaur..out of step with times (and glad of it)...
Apr 5, 2002 11:45 AM
I'm inclined to agree. I was way flattered to have my name listed...though I think my presence would be accepted more for entertainment value than anything else...kinda like a court jester. This is okay because I tripandfallonmyface really well and am learning to juggle. In the end, I hesitated to respond because there really is no one here that I dislike, and I'd hang out with any of you given the opportunity. (Though there are some who might frighten me should I meet them in a dark alley.)
Apr 5, 2002 12:02 PM
Tell us who!!!!!!
Apr 5, 2002 12:16 PM
I couldn't have answered the question for the same reason. I find everyone who posts here interesting in some way or another. If I tried listing everyone I'd be interested in hanging out with I'd end up remembering someone I neglected to add.

I think the RBR group ride (and party afterward) would be a great idea. I would love to meet everyone here - except for a few rather annoying trolls. But even they could be beneficial for their comedic relief.
More thoughts for a wet day....RideLots
Apr 5, 2002 12:03 PM
I agree, Dino. I'd like to hang out and ride or talk with anyone here, except maybe those who make a habit of being intentionally irritating, and we all know who they are. Nonetheless, I'd predict that even the most obnoxious would be a lot more mellow in person.

We share a passion. That's what it's about.
Dino is a chick magnet.Sintesi at home
Apr 5, 2002 5:11 PM
A must selection for any frivolous dinner party or group ride. Hats off to the old don.
Apr 5, 2002 5:39 PM
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand. Which, to admire, we should not understand.

William Congreve
I'd sit next to you at a dinner party...Spinchick
Apr 5, 2002 6:57 PM
especially if you wore your cape ;-).
About that cape...DINOSAUR
Apr 7, 2002 5:23 PM
I have a phobia about wearing my cape. I went to a shrink and he said I suffered from cape fear. He prescribed medication and advised me against ever moving to Florida and living on a houseboat with my wife and daughter. Hold on a sec, there is some guy knocking on our front door with a greasy hairdo and a lot of tattoos...I actually think about stuff like this when I ride my bike, must be all that oxygen moving through the brain...
Apr 8, 2002 4:36 AM
You're just wacky. I love that in a person :-).
re: Which people herecp123
Apr 7, 2002 9:02 PM
Well dino, it was me who picked you. And Kristin - and it's not because you're the court jester. Why - well Dino, maybe it is in the way you write. Maybe just something about your experiences in life the universe and everything. I've been sitting here reading and lurking for at least a couple of years and have come to admire a lot of people. Sometimes i contribute, but rarely do i start a new conversation. Why, I guess I figure i've not got much to say, or that compared to some others, my experiences might be miniscule. Or maybe because i'm just too woosy to in case i get shot down in flames. Maybe the board is perceived as clicky and its certainly not that i don't like the others, but perhaps they are not as open and out there as some of my choices. The more a person chooses to share can help give others a truer picture.
Life is short...DINOSAUR
Apr 8, 2002 7:16 AM
I worked 27+ years in an occupation where there was a good deal of gripping and complaining. I did my own share, especially the three years prior to my retirement. I can remember retiring, and a couple of days later sitting in a chair and looking out of our living room window and watching the rain coming down and wondering what I was going to do now as I had nothing to complain about. I think at that moment I started going though some old magazines and came across a photo of Fausto Coppi in an old Bicyling magazine that inspired me to start cycling again. I often wonder what my life would be like if I had thrown that magazine away, perhaps I would have never returned to cycling. I do a lot of lurking also, I read stuff from newbies on questions I'm too proud to ask. Everyone has something to contribute.

And life is far too short to complain about the little stuff..
California or BustKristin
Apr 8, 2002 8:03 AM
Just an update as promised. Bernardo will not be making the trip with me to Davis. Southwest would not allow me to use my voucher to purchase space for him. I'm okay with this. A leisurly ride on rented moutain bikes will be just fine for me! The Chicago spring has been cruel. If its sunny is cold, if its warm its rainy. Not sure when I'll start riding again.

Thanks for the offer to ride. Sorry it won't work out! Enjoy one or two for me okay?

California or BustDINOSAUR
Apr 8, 2002 8:56 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, I was looking forward to riding with you. Beautiful country in the foothills. Spring is now in full glory, but it still rains occasionally. I've ridden the past month with nothing on my legs and short sleeve jerseys with a thermo T underneath. The weather is the best part about Calif, however it's overun with people and housing is expensive.....enjoy your trip..if you can, try visiting the Santa Cruz area. You would get the best of both worlds, the redwoods and the pacific ocean...and if you want a real treat drop on down to Big Sur...
I'll bring the wine!!rollo tommassi
Apr 9, 2002 4:21 AM
I'm very flattered - thank you!
LFR, Sloan, DINO, Miss M & /shirt (nm)Allen az
Apr 9, 2002 1:59 PM