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Old 09-14-06, 07:43 AM   #51
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Breaker one-nine. This here is the RockyMtnMerlin. I live up in Wyoming and I ride a fancy titanuim bicycle.


Where it all started,

"Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June in a Kenworth pullin' logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on and a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We was huntin' for bear on I-one-oh 'bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck and I'm about to put the hammer down. "

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Old 09-14-06, 08:01 AM   #52
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It means I didn't think very hard about it when I joined the forum.

Some of the gals I ride with call me "Bruce Almighty". Affectionately, I think. Shoulda used that, maybe.
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Old 09-14-06, 08:14 AM   #53
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For those that care, for Napa Cabernet 1968, 1974, 1985 & 1994
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Old 09-14-06, 08:39 AM   #54
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It's my name, I use it every where, I'm to stupid to remember more than 1 username and 1 password.
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Old 09-14-06, 09:06 AM   #55
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One of many derivatives of my surname. I grew up with this name. So, showing a decided lack of imagination, I named my bike shop Crum Cycles. I have been a Crum my whole life. A fact my wife reminds me of on a regular basis.

My CB handle on the other hand is "Guardrail". A reference to my one serious truck accident when I jack knifed on black ice in PA in 1977, tore up 100 feet of guardrail and then plummeted into a ravine. I walked away but was charged by the State of Pennsylvania $100/ft for the guardrail I mangled. Hence my signature, "keep it 'tween the ditches".
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Old 09-14-06, 09:19 AM   #56
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Mine came from learning to ski with 2 friends. I was the youngest at 35, the other were somewhat older. For the first three seasons of skiing, every trail we ventured on was prefaced by at least one of us saying "how steep is it?" , I liked it so I took the name. The Toes signature comes from a very long time ago (circa 1972) one of the bike club members started calling me Terry Toeclips . Toes just kind of stuck.

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Old 09-14-06, 11:28 AM   #57
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It's the street I live on, Cass Ave.
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Old 09-14-06, 11:33 AM   #58
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My other avocation is jazz guitar. Like my professional cycling career, I make lots of money at it (kidding!).
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Old 09-14-06, 12:17 PM   #59
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All it represents is the "other" hobby that I enjoy with my first name and last initial. My racer friends refer to me as karterjimm. Being in the karting motorsports at age 67 is a feat in itself. I use the cycling as a conditioning for kart racing.

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Old 09-14-06, 12:21 PM   #60
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Cheeseflavor... no idea. It was silly enough and really means nothing.

Also, it sounds more original than "Steve".

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Old 09-14-06, 04:21 PM   #61
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My first name is Reece. A long time ago, I was registering for some site online (ebay, maybe?), and there was already a reece. So I went with reece2. It's what I use for most online registrations.
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Old 09-14-06, 04:50 PM   #62
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It all started when I told my wife (then fiance) the story of me as a seven year old sitting on the back porch with a live turtle, a screw driver, and pictures of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he races the turtle and the turtle keeps hopping out of his shell in my head....

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Old 09-14-06, 04:52 PM   #63
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It all started when I told my wife (then fiance) the story of me as a seven year old sitting on the back porch with a live box turtle, a screw driver, and pictures of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he races the turtle and the turtle keeps hopping out of his shell in my head....

She called me Turtleguy from then on.
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Old 09-14-06, 04:53 PM   #64
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Sorry for the double.
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Old 09-14-06, 05:11 PM   #65
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We raised rabbits many years ago. We had named them after startrek, Spook, Kirk, and so forth. We named our little farm Starship Bunnies, and have been using starship for email for a long time!
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Old 09-14-06, 05:38 PM   #66
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Hello. My name is Bud, and I ride a bent (recumbent).

Sheesh, that sounded like an AA meeting..........
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Old 09-14-06, 06:05 PM   #67
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Old 09-14-06, 06:32 PM   #68
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My bike is blue, and my favorite ride is going up Highway 40 near my house from the Hogback to the top at Genesee. Denver-area folks'll know what I mean.
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Old 09-14-06, 06:41 PM   #69
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Oh, and I like the old Ricky Skaggs song!
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Old 09-14-06, 06:59 PM   #70
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Old 09-14-06, 07:36 PM   #71
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A character from one of my favorite books (Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon), and also a pun on what I do for a living, which is work in the space program.
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Old 09-14-06, 07:57 PM   #72
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Hello. My name is Bud, and I ride a bent (recumbent).

Sheesh, that sounded like an AA meeting..........
Recognizing a problem is the first step towards getting cured, Bud.

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Old 09-14-06, 09:04 PM   #73
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My job in the Navy was as an Aviation Bosn's mate and our rating insigna was a Flying Anchor, an anchor with wings. I thought it kind of sounded like me on a bike. Flying and dragging an anchor.
No avator, have never figured out how to make that happen.
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Old 09-14-06, 09:50 PM   #74
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I have been in the oil, natural gas and chemical businesses almost all my working life and my business is at zip 15106. And no, everyone in the business has not gotten filthy rich off high oil prices. This has been one of our worst years in the last 5.
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Old 09-14-06, 10:16 PM   #75
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