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Old 08-22-03, 11:02 AM   #1
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Lets speak about ourselves. Where from ,occupation, etc etc.

Hi all, ok we all know each other roughly, at least the regulars but i am wondering if you would like to get more info on each other ...apart from just our bikes , since many of us are becoming friends.

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Old 08-22-03, 11:06 AM   #2
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Oups. Here are mine

Age: 26
Location : UK ,Exeter or Athens Greece
Occ: Phd Student
Hobbies : Plastic modelling, airbrushing , aerospace design , pc-hardware, racedriving
Riding hobbies : Anything gravity fed coz i am a bit lazy at the moment, i love epics with super technical terrain or fast fireroads.
Music : 70s Ledzeppelin etc.
Component? : BB-Shell , heart of the bike.
I would like to ride down a DH of Mnt Olympus.

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Old 08-22-03, 11:11 AM   #3
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Riding habbits: Aggressive XC, (verge of freeride w/o big drops-small ones yes.)
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Which component represents you the most?: Headset, because I'm always going in all different directions.
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Old 08-22-03, 11:15 AM   #4
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Which component represents you the most? Wheels cos im a bit twisted
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Old 08-22-03, 11:21 AM   #5
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Good idea! Here goes me...

Age : 25
Location : Denver, CO USA, but from Queensland, Australia
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Hobbies other than MTB : Cooking, music, plastic modelling, road cycling
Riding habits : Mostly reasonably aggressive cross country mountain biking (though not too good at staying on for the technical downhills yet!)
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Where would you like to ride? : An epic MTB ride through Peru...
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Plastic modeling? booyah what do you construct mate?

Cornwall? Transparent we are close. I live in Exeter maybe we could hook up for a ride sometime.
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Plastic modeling? booyah what do you construct mate?
Mostly scale cars, 1:24. Hoping to pick up an airbrush and compressor this winter to try some more interesting paint finishes (though I've got my eye on a new road bike too... ).

Yerself?
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Occupation: Self Employed (marketing & business in the automotive racing industry)
Hobbies other than MTB: Just bought a road bike, having a blast. Owned a professional drag racing team (getting out of it..been racing for 15 years) into fitness, outdoors/sports, cooking, & all the important domestic things to keep my women happy
Riding habbits: Been riding since early this year. I ride 6 days a week...still learning and figuring out a routine...Right now I'm trying to go back and forth between road and mtn...it's tough!
Fav. Music.: System of a down, Slayer, Pennywise, 50 Cents, (most hiphop), Shania Twain
Which component represents you the most? I would have to go with booyah's answer..I've been told I'm full of hot air at times..lol
Where would you like to ride? (that you have never ridden before). Well I've only been riding locally in Southern CA.....I would love to ride everywhere.
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Old 08-22-03, 11:35 AM   #9
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Mostly scale cars, 1:24. Hoping to pick up an airbrush and compressor this winter to try some more interesting paint finishes (though I've got my eye on a new road bike too... ).

Yerself?
hey.... for those into scale modeling... check out automotive forums (here)

they have a HUGE modeling forum, and many very skilled builders.

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hey.... for those into scale modeling... check out automotive forums (here)

they have a HUGE modeling forum, and many very skilled builders.

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Good forum with some very skilled modelers...
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Old 08-22-03, 12:17 PM   #14
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Booya . I construct 1/24 race cars but mostly i do 1/48 WWII aircraft. I got 4 IPMS championships in a row 1998-2002 in IPMS Greece . People tell me i can do wonders with my airbrush so i am thinking into custom paintjobs for helmets or frames. What do you reckon?
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Old 08-22-03, 12:26 PM   #15
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Hey Math, check this out, and the prices! Wowzer! http://www.troyleedesigns.com/custom..._frameset.html

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Old 08-22-03, 12:30 PM   #16
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Hey A2 awesome site. It gave me good new ideas for my lid. I m looking forward to go back to Greece on Xmas to get handy with my airbrush on my specialized xc helmet. I wish i could wear a full face but i reckon its overly heavy and hot for my liking. Any ideas for a lid? I mean any paint ideas for a non full face helmet. By the way , A2 could you make this thread sticky so everyone can check us out when he pops in this forum? (like post your rigs etc etc)
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Some of the new composite helmets are actually pretty light nowadays. If you've got a lot of money, check out the D2 Carbon from Troy Lee Design (homepage of the link I sent you!), friggin awesome helmets and only $410.00. Too rich for my blood!

BTW, I'll sticky this thread as well, but I don't want to get too carried away making so many threads sticky as it'll get cumbersome. I may "un-stick" it or the others if it doesn't get a lot of posts.

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Booya . I construct 1/24 race cars but mostly i do 1/48 WWII aircraft. I got 4 IPMS championships in a row 1998-2002 in IPMS Greece . People tell me i can do wonders with my airbrush so i am thinking into custom paintjobs for helmets or frames. What do you reckon?
Ice hockey goalies pay a bundle to get their helmets tricked out. I have no idea if they play where you live? Just a thought.
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Nah ice hockey is non existent in Greece. I really think though that its a hobby that i love and i reckon that i wouldnt or couldnt commit myself to professionaly paint stuff.
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Age : 43 (ouch) only 21 between my ears

Location : Weston, FL (west Ft. Lauderdale) Started mtb in Kansas City back in the 80's, and just picked it back up in the last couple of years. Where were BigHit & KC-Freeriders when I needed them?

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You mean I slighted in-line goalies? My bad.
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