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    So how did you come up with yours. Some are obvious but others have to have a story behind them. Myself, on many other forums I go by BigUgly but someone here already had that. I say the big part was obvious but the calling me ugly was jealousy.Since that was taken I go by youcoming. Basically all I ever heard when I joinied th ecycling club was, youcoming, so I thought it was a pretty good handle. Now I use it in reverse....haha!
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    The name of my bike.
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    Back in March of 2000 when I started cycling again, I jokingly asked my wife if I looked like one of those winos' in the neighborhood you see riding beat up old bikes down to the liquor store. I thought the name was funny because wino rider is the exact opposite of what I am and what I ride.

    Its just a funny handle I like.
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    I took mine after my favorite racehorse ......http://www.thoroughbredchampions.com...ies/dahoss.htm
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    When I was a yearold, my Daddy sat me on his knee and said, "'from this moment on, you shall be known as Mr. Beans".

    Lots of friends, all my uncles, half my cousins really do call me Mr. Beanz. Dad calls me "Beans". I just changed the 's' to a 'z' for the cool factor. Didn't help though!

    There it is, right there on my bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
    So how did you come up with your [Forum Name]. Some are obvious but others have to have a story behind them...
    See this previous thread with 97 posts, "What's the origin of your user name," started 8-22-02, through 8-28-08:

    What's the origin of your user name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    Jim from Boston. D'uh.

    I occasionally call into radio talk shows as Jim from Boston (I'm sure they would disallow my real moniker of Dr. Perfect.) My favorite calls have been to a couple of WRKO Boston hosts, in particular Howie Carr, who have railed against bicyclists. My subtitle when I call or write the station is "Your Number One Fan among Boston's Bicycle Commuters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    See this previous thread with 97 posts, "What's the origin of your user name," started 8-22-02, through 8-28-08:

    What's the origin of your user name.
    Yeah, but that isn't in the Clyde section, it is in General.


    I have always been "flipper", but flipper was taken on the first forum I joined 15 years or so ago back with my 9600 baud modem. I was also a street rodder for many years and built many engines so the 18436572 was second nature to me also. I just put them together. For those of you not car freaks, 18436572 is the firing order of a small block Chevy.
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    First initial, last name.

    Creative huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Yeah, but that [previous thread about Forum Names] isn't in the Clyde section, it is in General.
    This is off-topic, but I read about 14 Forums, and I find there is a lot of cross-over. For example a lot of threads about winter cycling are found in the Commuter and Road Cycling Forum, even though there is a Winter Cycling Forum. Likewise, some threads of interest to Clydes and Athenas might be found in the Training and Nutrition, and Fifty-plus Forums.

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    Jim,

    I got your PM. I think there is always a lot of crossover when you have that many different forums within a site. But, I usually spend my Bike Forums time in Clydes. I have posted in Road and Triathlon but very limited. This was the first time for me in the General forum that I can remember, unless it was like your post where someone posted a link to another forum thread.
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    Mine was created for a Nascar fantasy racing league. It is a takeoff off Face the Nation utilizing race for the racing league and my last name is Nation.

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    Mine's a carry over from my vintage motorcycle hobby and a forum I used to hang out in.

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    Mine was chosen for me as a reaction to a silly indiscretion on my part. I signed a newsgroup post with my title "Historian, Pennsylvania State Chess Federation" beneath my name. And for years this is what I endured:

    *********
    "As noted, every reader on this forum understands that "The Historian"
    refers not to exceptional status enjoyed by The Historian but to the utter
    pomposity of someone who would arrive on this forum by referring to a
    meaningless title and who will not simply say, "Okay, that was a pompous
    gesture. I really ought to laugh at myself a bit more because I would then be
    less laughable."

    Readers know the phrase, "The
    Historian," appertains because The Historian is a pompous nit.

    Readers are aware that I titled one rgcp participant, "The Historian," because
    he appeared here signing himself as the historian of the Pennsylvania State
    Chess Federation in an exercise of absurd pomposity. My point was that the
    phrase, "The Historian," is a way of pigeon-holing a prancing nit. The phrase
    was an exercise in irony. [Another poster] argued that I misrepresented the rgcp
    participant's self-description which was, in one instance, "Historian PSCF."
    The point was that Our Historian only thinks of himself as a historian rather
    than as "The Historian." I said bunkum to that. The phrase, "The Historian," was clearly meant as an
    exercise in irony -- whether withering or heavy-handed was and is up to the
    reader to judge.

    *********

    There's a lot more, but more only means louder in this case.

    Well anyway, after a couple of years I adopted the screen name "The Historian" and jokes stopped. I'll let you folks determine if I've stopped being a pompous, prancing nit.

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    I work for a video game hardware and software review website, GamingNexus.com

    We all have user names for xbox and the like so we can identify each other in games.

    I like technology and i have always seemed to know a lot about it, so technology became TechKnow, add the GN for Gaming Nexus and there you have it. I go by a different handle in hockey forums.

    And I visit other forums based on what I want to talk about. Here its mostly clyde specific or about my rides as I am a clyde, my rides belong here. But I wont hesitate to hop over to commuter to learn about commuter gear, or to the triathlon thread to do some learning there as well.

    I spend most of my non-clyde time in Foo though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    prancing nit.
    Lots of Character rolled into your forum name, in more ways then one.

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    I just use my name.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    I work with html and other web languages. In html there are open html <html> tags and close html tags </html>.

    The close tag basically means it is ending that piece of html.

    So </intolerance> basically means end intolerance.

    I think I used it as my name because at the time I was getting an electric bike and everyone was putting me down for it. The electric bike actually turned out to be a really big (and heavy) mistake.

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    I ride so hard so fast for so long I am always looping back to collect stragglers

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    Neil, you can be one, but you're OUR pompous, prancing nit and we've grown used to you and wouldn't have you any other way.


    Mine is my real first name and my old radio handle when I was trucking. I got tagged with Stormcrowe because I was a wizard at routing, and in the winter, if you ever wanted to find me, pick the point where the winter storm was the worst and chances were that that's where I'd be at.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Mine was chosen for me as a reaction to a silly indiscretion on my part. I signed a newsgroup post with my title "Historian, Pennsylvania State Chess Federation" beneath my name. And for years this is what I endured:

    *********
    "As noted, every reader on this forum understands that "The Historian"
    refers not to exceptional status enjoyed by The Historian but to the utter
    pomposity of someone who would arrive on this forum by referring to a
    meaningless title and who will not simply say, "Okay, that was a pompous
    gesture. I really ought to laugh at myself a bit more because I would then be
    less laughable."

    Readers know the phrase, "The
    Historian," appertains because The Historian is a pompous nit.

    Readers are aware that I titled one rgcp participant, "The Historian," because
    he appeared here signing himself as the historian of the Pennsylvania State
    Chess Federation in an exercise of absurd pomposity. My point was that the
    phrase, "The Historian," is a way of pigeon-holing a prancing nit. The phrase
    was an exercise in irony. [Another poster] argued that I misrepresented the rgcp
    participant's self-description which was, in one instance, "Historian PSCF."
    The point was that Our Historian only thinks of himself as a historian rather
    than as "The Historian." I said bunkum to that. The phrase, "The Historian," was clearly meant as an
    exercise in irony -- whether withering or heavy-handed was and is up to the
    reader to judge.

    *********

    There's a lot more, but more only means louder in this case.

    Well anyway, after a couple of years I adopted the screen name "The Historian" and jokes stopped. I'll let you folks determine if I've stopped being a pompous, prancing nit.
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    I was working at an auto dealership and was basically named SpeedXl by racer/mechanic friends when I use to race cars.

    Its was derived from one guy ( Jamaican) calling me speed racer extra large, so speedXL came about. Its been my handle on every forum I have joined for the past 14 years. Its sounded funny when my buddy said it with his accent and 6 redstipe beer's! yeah Mon!
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