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Old 11-17-2013, 05:44 AM
CiclistiCliff CiclistiCliff is offline
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* real name, Matias
* where do you live? Suburbialand of Walnut Creek, CA
* explanation of your handle: Drink too much bourbon and say Motobecane enough times
* age (general or specific) 26
* occupation Bike mechanic
* favorite bike, don't have one
* what's in your stable?Niner EMD9, Paramount PDG Series 5, Schwinn CrissCross commuter
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Low 50's. Sierra Road, San Jose, CA. Often.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? 2000 ish

-MA
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:40 PM
Spin Diesel Spin Diesel is offline
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Posts: 11
real name: Classified
where do you live?: NOVA
explanation of your handle: Self explanatory(I think)...I like the small gears
age (general or specific):35
occupation: Software engineer
favorite bike: My DeSalvo Ti
what's in your stable?: Horses..........if I had a stable
fastest speed on a road bike?: I hit 80mph once, it was on my Ducati though
how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year?: 0, I rode my hardtail everywhere.
what is the biggest lie you've ever told?: "I cleaned that section just fine yesterday"
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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Introduction

* real name, if you like: Eric, itís the name my parents ∑∑∑∑ing gave me
* where do you live? Raider Nation
* explanation of your handle: name + zip
* explanation of your avatar: What I'm doing now
* age (general or specific): Eisenhower was President when I was born, but that donít make me old
* occupation: You mean work? I donít do that ∑∑∑∑ anymore!
* favorite bike: The next one
* what's in your stable? Vintage Steeds: í59 Raleigh, í75 Paramount, í77 Olmo Competition, Cinelli, Pogliaghi, Colnago Masterlight, 3Rensho Pursuit, Merckx AX Ti, De Roso Trophee Super Prestige, and a dozen frames. Modern: Parlee Z5sl just for those east bay hills
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? 5,200+, but I donít keep track
* picture of yourself or your ride? Hmmm, someday
* make up and answer at least one additional question: Why did you really join this group? To sell off all those vintage steeds Ė just you wait!!!
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told: Just another mile
* and, something fun: http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/[/FONT]
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Coluber42 Coluber42 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 154
I'm new here, so I figured this was a good place to start.

* real name, if you like Emily
* where do you live? Boston Area
* explanation of your handle Latin word for my favorite animal, and I've been using it as a handle for 15+ years so why stop now?
* explanation of your avatar Guess I should get one?
* age (general or specific) 31
* occupation Musician and Bike Bag Maker at Dill Pickle Gear
* favorite bike 1974 Raleigh Professional built up as a fixie brevet bike, by the name of Archie
* what's in your stable? Aforementioned Raleigh, Surly CrossCheck fixie commuter, 1972 Raleigh Professional built up as a touring bike, 2004 Fuji Team Issue (that I hardly ever ride...)
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 62mph, drafting a tandem down Roxbury Gap in Vermont
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? A lot, give or take... I don't count
* picture of yourself or your ride? From the Appalachian Double Cross 1000k this year

* make up and answer at least one additional question. What instrument do you play? Recorder and historical flutes. Yes, recorder. Yes, it's a real instrument and I spent six years in music school for it.
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told? Oh, I think this section is fairly flat
* and, something fun. Coming up with bicycle limericks!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:15 PM
velotrack velotrack is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,133
* real name, if you like - Don
* where do you live? Alameda, CA - 510, Bay Area! East Bay.
* explanation of your handle - No clue.
* explanation of your avatar - No avatar, just yet!
* occupation - Still in school.
* favorite bike - Broakland Streetfighter.
* what's in your stable? Broakland, Focus Cayo
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 51, Napa ALS Ride 2012.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? No clue.
* and, something fun. Riding in the rain.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:00 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 502
*real name-T.Plum
* where do you live? Southwest OH
* explanation of your handle-Old family joke about how bad my name COULD have been.
* explanation of your avatar- If someone could explain how to GET one...
* age (general or specific)- Mid 30's.
* occupation- woodworker. sometimes museum grunt.
* favorite bike- The one I keep coming back to is the Litespeed Catalyst. It just fits. Period.
* what's in your stable? You referring to my basement? Cause I have bikes down there. Litespeed, Merckx MXL, Cervelo Soloist. Reorganizing though...
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Get up to mid 50's on some of the MANY hills around here... dunno what the fastest was.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? Back injury killed my Spring, but methinks I have around 3000 now. Never enough!
* picture of yourself or your ride? I've never looked good enough on my bike for someone to bother taking a picture of me... I'll see if someone took one by accident.
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told- This answer should be easier than it is...
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:57 AM
bwee bwee is offline
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Brian Oei!

I'm new to posting here. I figured this is a good place to start!

* real name: Brian
* where do you live? San Francisco, originally from LA
* explanation of your handle: last name is pronounced Wee so a common nickname for me is B-wee
* explanation of your avatar: no avatar yet
* age (general or specific): 26
* occupation: User Experience Designer
* favorite bike: My 2009 stump jumper full suspension that was stolen from me
* what's in your stable? Koga-Miyata Randonneur Extra (set up as townie), Steelman euro cross, (in the works a Box Dog Pelican)
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 60 mph down Sir Francis Drake
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? 3,000
* picture of yourself or your ride? still looking...
* make up and answer at least one additional question. Why do I ride? To escape San Francisco's foggy weather and explore!
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told: In a moment of desperation, I once told a potential employer that I quit my previous job as opposed to being laid off. I felt so guilty on the train ride home that I called him an hour later to apologize for lying.
* and, something fun: I used to teach bike safety as a job.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:43 AM
YoKev YoKev is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Kingston, NY
Posts: 631
* real name: Kevin
* where do you live? Ulster County, NY
* explanation of your handle: Abbreviated last/first name
* age (general or specific) 31
* occupation: Land Surveyor
* favorite bike: hmmm
* what's in your stable? Legend Ti, Woodrup Giro, Vicious Cycles Metal Guru, Ted Wojcik Prolite Comp
* fastest speed on a road bike? No idea, but a guy in the group said when I passed him when he was going 65
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? Meh, probably not enough

Taking in the scenery during a ride in Nova Scotia this past July:


My one race in recent history:

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:56 PM
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Jormungandr Jormungandr is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 147
Long time lurker, figured I'd finally make a few posts.

* real name, Jeovany
* where do you live? Los Angeles
* explanation of your handle, Growing up I was really into norse mythology, where Jormungandr is the serpent of the world.
* explanation of your avatar, Like my handle, my avatar is also a memento of my childhood, since I was obsessed with the Muppet Show.
* age (general or specific) 21
* occupation Engineering student/part time bike shop employee
* favorite bike My Raleigh XXIX
* what's in your stable? More like what hash't been in my stable.
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? About 50mph give or take, coming down from Mt. Wilson.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? Not really sure, since I barely use my garmin.
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told youselfThis will be my last bike build.
* and, something fun. Bikes are fun, but building them is even funner.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:01 PM
kasak kasak is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Not quite the long time lurker level Jormungandr managed but I may still qualify.

* real name: Drew Cress, I'm the son of Mike (aka exonerve)
* where do you live: North Carolina ... rolling farmland
* explanation of your handle: Breakfast of Champions
* age: 28
* occupation: Lazy #*(@ or seasonal work at a lodge in Alaska
* favorite bike: Colnago C40
* what's in your stable? C40, Salsa Campeon, Novara Ponderosa 29er
* fastest on a road bike... not fast enough
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? Not sure, 2.5k ish? Ended up missing a far bit of the summer as I was needed elsewhere.
* photo: that is a good question
* biggest lie: I took a Strava KOM from Mark Minn
* Make up and answer one: Kinda surprised this wasn't in the suggested q&a but my height 6'8" ~ 6'9"
* something fun: I ride with my dad

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Old 12-11-2013, 10:02 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 247
*real name: Francis
* where do you live: NYC
* explanation of your handle: I drive nothing but V8s
* explanation of your avatar: custom painter's teaser pic
* age (general or specific): 37
* occupation: D.P.T orthopedics & sports medicine
* favorite bike this week: besides the two I own, anything from Storck
* what's in your stable: Answer is right below
* fastest speed on a road bike: 48mph on a descent
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? around 6K
* picture of yourself or your ride?



* what is the biggest lie you've told yourself: 3 kids and we're good... No. 4 on the way
* and, something fun: my oldest son (6yr.) not only loves riding his bike, he enjoys helping me every time I'm working on my bikes
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:37 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8
* real name, Antonin
* where do you live? Belgium at the finish of GP Wallonie!

* age (general or specific) 29
* occupation Web designer
* favorite bike Team SC!
* what's in your stable? Cinelli zydeco, Specialized Tarmac, Merckx Team SC, Giant XTC
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 82 in the south of Belgium in 2001
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? not to many I will 2000

* and, something fun. I like fly fishing
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:42 AM
frankiefrijoles frankiefrijoles is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 324
* real name,francisco garcia
* where do you live? houston texas
* explanation of your handle: names frankie and i like beans
* age (general or specific) 26
* occupation Bike mechanic
* favorite bike,rocky mountain hammer
* what's in your stable?hammer, swiss cross, gan well pro, niner air 9 carbon, colnago conic slx
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? dont use computers.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? 2000 about
*picture of you on a ride: dont use cameras
*something fun : on the local new regularly speaking about issues in a bike shop because a local anchor likes to hang around the shop instead of working
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:47 AM
Single_speed Single_speed is offline
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* real name: Matthew
* where do you live: Northern NJ
* explanation of your handle: It has a nice 'ring' to it.
* age (general or specific) mid-40's
* occupation: Teacher
* favorite bike: Custom Titanium Hardtail
* what's in your stable: Ti Hardtail, Vintage Rudge, Bianchi San Jose
* fastest speed on a road bike: 40 mph. Downhill. Years Ago.
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? Haven't ridden a road bike since I pinched a nerve in my neck.
*picture of you on a ride: OK.
*something fun: I love music, things with wheels, and I own four dogs.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:58 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 50
* real name: Kelly
* where do you live? NC Barrier Island
* explanation of your handle: Old band Name
* explanation of your avatar: Favorite "Can't be killed if thrown off bridge to tarmac below" ride ~ Colnago Oval Master
* age: 52
* occupation: Swart Amplifier Co ~ Hand-Wired Tube Amplifiers
* favorite bike: '09 Look 595 Mondrian, '83 Grandis Special, '04 Independent Fabrication Ti CJ... all in Running
* what's in your stable? See Signature
* fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 62mph ~ NC Blue Ridge Mtns
* how many miles ON THE ROAD on a road bike last year? 7170
* Why do I still Ride Vintage Steel? Even to this day, I still think hand-made steel is still the most enjoyable to ride, providing the best feel and connection with the road, while still providing much of the performance of modern rides. There are a few compromises but all livable. The vintage part is my connection with cycling's past which was my present at one point in time.
* what is the biggest lie you've ever told: Hi, I'm G. Gordon Liddy
* and, something fun: I joined Strava and haven't had any fun since...







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