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Old 06-07-09, 12:13 AM   #1
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When you post, we all see them but some are decidedly strange, weird or wonderous so with that in mind tell us -----What is it and why did you pick it to use ? I,ll start, mine is "Secret Squirell" , the reason being me and some "mates" like to go for a beer or 3 on a friday nite so we started the "Secret Squirell" club, (Do I need to say anymore fella,s ?) so now you know, Your turn ! cheers NED !
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Old 06-07-09, 12:20 AM   #2
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<-- Helmet. I've survived being struck by a motorvehicle twice now. This most rescent incident, when I opened my eyes and I saw the my head heading for the pavement, I swear to God the very first thing that went through my mind was "and this is why those idiots need to wear helmets!" I was referring to the countless I see everyday riding around the Portland Metro Area w/o them.

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Old 06-07-09, 12:28 AM   #3
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I was doing a Reynolds 3 tubes decal graphic in French and got bored. So I did one in Russian. Now I am thinking about doing one in Chinese too.
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When you post, we all see them but some are decidedly strange, weird or wonderous so with that in mind tell us -----What is it and why did you pick it to use ? I,ll start, mine is "Secret Squirell" , the reason being me and some "mates" like to go for a beer or 3 on a friday nite so we started the "Secret Squirell" club, (Do I need to say anymore fella,s ?) so now you know, Your turn ! cheers NED !
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Old 06-07-09, 12:52 AM   #5
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Daffy Duck - to try to slow down Operator's verbal slings & arrows. I mean, how can you argue with Daffy Duck, right? So it provides a warning shot of the words that will follow unless....chill....chill....(down Fido - down).

You asked! So that was my initial motivation. It has expanded to include a plethora of occasions encountered on an internet forum. Having been a super-moderator up the line, dealing with over a million people from the whole world, I've rather learned what is possible. I'm sure any of the local mods could tell you some good war-stories from the trenches!
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Old 06-07-09, 05:57 AM   #6
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It is a caractature of Cino Cinelli taken from "Guerin Sportivo" dated 25.04.39, just prior to the Giro d'Italia.
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Old 06-07-09, 06:09 AM   #7
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Mine came about after a BF'er ( sorry can't remember who) that found a Tommasini that had various part ground off it and his name painted on it, Drew. The thread was something like "I hate Drew more then words can say". So the that turned into the now famous "Drewed bike" as in "That bike was Drewed up!"
So being a retro grouch and not wanting any more bikes being "Drewed", I found this pic of Drew Carey and used it for my avatar. I did have one guy awhile back take my avatar as a personal insult to Cleveland, LOL. For the record I don't hate Drew Carey or Cleveland, just people who hack up great bikes.

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Old 06-07-09, 06:20 AM   #8
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Mine is an alter ego of myself from a comic I've been drawing since highschool.
Gene is an incredibly violent, incredibly vulgar person with a plethora of guns, swords, and explosives that he never hesitates to whip out and use. I mainly created him that way because he was a good outlet for my pent up (since depleted) aggression. He's been used in three different series of comics amongst my friends. Mine: The Unnecessary Force; My friend Brians: The Oblivion Archives (same canon as The UF) and Bladen Force. Gene is only a minor character in The Oblivion Archives, but a main character in The UF and Bladen Force.
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Old 06-07-09, 06:23 AM   #9
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Just posted my photo. That's all. Can't help it if some other guy looks like me.
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Old 06-07-09, 06:23 AM   #10
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I only started using one recently. NYC subway stations often have art projects, and many of those are tile murals built into the ceramic tile walls. One of my favorites is the "Broadway Diary" series by Timothy Snell in the 8th St. station on the N/R line. It's street scenes from the NYU area. I "chopped" the circular composition (apologies, Mr Snell) because it uses up a lot of height for a post when I don't have that much to say. I particularly like the one with the dog (Jack Russell?), but it's not bike-related.





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Old 06-07-09, 06:59 AM   #11
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Old 06-07-09, 07:05 AM   #12
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Last name is Fischer. My (current) avatar is a fish on a bike. Doesn't take much to connect the dots. Previous to this one I used the Gazelle headbadge as my avatar for a long time. And previous to that I had a barracuda drawing as my avatar.
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Old 06-07-09, 07:24 AM   #13
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Mine is Buddy Christ from the movie, "Dogma." Why? It made me laugh. I have gotta a few PM's over the years from folks who say it is their favorite avatar on BikeForums.


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Old 06-07-09, 07:27 AM   #14
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My avatar is the label from a local micro brewery, Bell's Oberon. I like the beer and I think the label is cool. It also reflects my sunny outlook on life.

Maybe one day I'll restore a bike and use it as a head badge.
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Old 06-07-09, 07:36 AM   #15
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My avatar is a pic of my two kids. They are my two little partners in crime when it comes to cleaning and working on my bikes, They also help me keep their mother clam when I bring in a new bike. I have nothing more special than them two.
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Old 06-07-09, 08:03 AM   #17
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I'm a musician as well as a bush biker. I tend to use "album" covers that have inspired me to keep a fluid and ever morphing style as a drummer through my career as well as music that inspired me to start playing at ws years old. Generally, I try to stay away from making any statements with my avatar. At times my signature tends to express my point of view on different contemporary societal themes.
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Old 06-07-09, 08:14 AM   #18
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A picture of my pug Milo when he was a few weeks old. Incredibly loyal and I couldn't hope for a better canine companion.
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Gee, mine is just plain dull.....the top tube/head lug on one of my Paramounts.
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Mine is a drawing I made based to the Raleigh Heron from this 80's era commercial another poster linked to.
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Old 06-07-09, 08:29 AM   #21
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'Tama' is a Japanese woodblock print, by Shôtei.

http://shotei.com/artists/shotei/tama/tama.htm

I own a copy of this print, and if you ever come to visit me, you will see this in person. My photo makes it look rather creamy yellow, but it is actually a light creamy white colour.

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Gee, mine is just plain dull.....the top tube/head lug on one of my Paramounts.
Ditto, representing the Prugnat lug camp in this case.

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Mine is my bike by a "Slow" sign.
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I'm a Marx Brothers fan. If you haven't seen The Big Store, you should, just for Groucho's cycling scene.
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Mine is a picture of me during a 200k brevet in Cleburne, TX. Nothing special, but I like it.

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