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blonduathlongrl 10-06-06 03:28 PM

how'd you come up with your ID?
 
Im from a very small town, where everyone knows everyone but somehow they rarely refer to me as Karen. They always refer to me as "ha! that blonde running girl?" or "ha, that blonde biking girl?"
it's always been as if I dont even have a name... so on here I kept tradition and combined both names they gave me.
what does your ID mean to you and why did you pick it?

Stacey 10-06-06 03:31 PM

It's my name, silly!

Tom Stormcrowe 10-06-06 03:32 PM

I picked it for my blogging, actually. I cover some very personal issues at times after surgery, etc, and I needed a little distance. Othe rthan that, I kind of like it.....it's a cool name!http://dune.servint.com/uploads/f_eyebrows.gif

LastPlace 10-06-06 03:34 PM

Id..........
 
LastPlace..........Old, slow and usually in..........LastPlace.

KingTermite 10-06-06 03:40 PM

A loooooong time ago, when websites first started making everybody register with a username, I figured out very quick I couldn't keep remembering different names. So I decided I needed to use one name and stick with it.

Here's the story how I originally came up with the name:
http://www.kingtermite.net/info.shtml

free_pizza 10-06-06 03:45 PM

i used to get very large quantities of free pizza on a regular basis. That's all i will say.

PatrickMcCabe 10-06-06 03:46 PM

ahhhh.....long story.

blonduathlongrl 10-06-06 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PatrickMcCabe
ahhhh.....long story.

I got time:p

cc700 10-06-06 03:52 PM

my initials are CC, and i have 700cc wheels.




i just lied, i have 27" wheels:p

PatrickMcCabe 10-06-06 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
I got time:p

Just a good solid Irish catholic name, bestowed on me by my parents.

Patrick Joseph McCabe.

Snuffleupagus 10-06-06 03:59 PM

A couple years ago some friends and I were in need of a name for our adventure racing team.

I felt the name needed to be particularly irreverent, and nonsensical...so Team Snuffleupagus it was.

explody pup 10-06-06 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacey
It's my name, silly!

Same here.




:(

Shifty 10-06-06 04:01 PM

When I was just starting out bike racing, my team had a coach who was very talented, and a German emigrant. He raced in Europe, and was retired in Phoenix, and was lots of fun to work with. He didn't like the fact that the Phoenix area was so flat, so most of our training was in the foothills and mountains surrounding the metro area. So, his main concern with us was that we were in the correct gear at ALL times, and would ride along in his car (his wife driving the Mercedes) with us, constantly telling us to "shift! shift! shift up! shift down! (think German acsent here). To this day when I start to climb a hill I can hear his banter in my head, and I'm a better rider from his coaching (I was then too). So, we called him?, you guessed it, he became know as Shifty. My screen name is a tribute to my first, and most wonderful cycling coach.

TexasGuy 10-06-06 04:04 PM

I'm really ultra ultra lame
I live in texas
and I'm a guy
and, while I'm was not born or raised in texas, texans and texas seems to suit me.

blonduathlongrl 10-06-06 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shifty
When I was just starting out bike racing, my team had a coach who was very talented, and a German emigrant. He raced in Europe, and was retired in Phoenix, and was lots of fun to work with. He didn't like the fact that the Phoenix area was so flat, so most of our training was in the foothills and mountains surrounding the metro area. So, his main concern with us was that we were in the correct gear at ALL times, and would ride along in his car (his wife driving the Mercedes) with us, constantly telling us to "shift! shift! shift up! shift down! (think German acsent here). To this day when I start to climb a hill I can hear his banter in my head, and I'm a better rider from his coaching (I was then too). So, we called him?, you guessed it, he became know as Shifty. My screen name is a tribute to my first, and most wonderful cycling coach.

wow, Im so glad I asked :)

TexasGuy 10-06-06 04:08 PM

wouldn't it be Sheeft Up Sheeft town or am I thinking too Arnold Schwartzenneger here?

karmical 10-06-06 04:09 PM

karma is comical if you look within deep enough...

ngateguy 10-06-06 04:21 PM

I came up with mine because mine from the are of Seattle I lived in (Northgate) when I first got on line.
It was because I could not use my name (David) or nickname (Chia, another long story) without having a bunch of numbers after it.

guess I should change it to neverettguy (I live in North Everett) now :P

bluebottle1 10-06-06 04:22 PM

Mine comes from an old British radio comedy program caled "The Goon Show." It was actually before my time, but my parents had a lot of recordings from the show, and I used to listen to them all the time. There was a character named bluebottle who I always related to in a strange sort of way. He was a little....off. Anyway, like KT, I can't remember hundreds of different identities, so I've stuck with this one most everywhere.

cycle17 10-06-06 04:33 PM

Mine's not that exciting. I explained this once a long time ago somewhere here on BF.

17 is my favorite number. It's just come up a lot in my life: two apartments have been #17, One of my favorite local race drivers number was #17, The day my plane landed back home in the U.S. after Desert Storm was April 17th, etc... there are many instances...but suffice it to say that 17 comes up a lot in my life. I even had to use the number 17 in my Ebay I.D. because it was the first number I could use/that was available in front of the word I wanted for my I.D.

Cycle...or more accurately cycling....is one of the things I love to do most and this IS a cycling website, so cycle17.

midgie 10-06-06 04:38 PM

I'm short 5'2" and a former boss thought it was funny to call me midgie

jiiiim 10-06-06 04:46 PM

i think it's cool to stretch my name =P
four "i" because there's 4 people in my family

Minesbroken 10-06-06 04:48 PM

My bike was broken and I needed advice.

jiiiim 10-06-06 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minesbroken
My bike was broken and I needed advice.

you sure it was your bike that was broken? :rolleyes:

Minesbroken 10-06-06 04:54 PM

Yeah it wouldnt make it up a hill so I threw it off a cliff...then I started digging into the hill with a stick for about 2 hours and finally...covered with mud from head to toe I realized...that it wasnt the bike that was broken after all....*hangs head in shame*


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