Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

What Does Your Username Mean?

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

What Does Your Username Mean?

Old 04-27-19, 05:02 PM
  #51  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
Posts: 2,692

Bikes: Domane SLR7 Disc

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Liked 68 Times in 39 Posts
First internet service was a dial up called Delphi. All text based, no WWW. This was about '93 or '94. It asked for a screen name. "What the heck is that??" As I considered it, our rescue dog, Nestle, wandered over and voila! nesdog.
__________________
[insert clever quote here]
nesdog is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 05:07 PM
  #52  
Semper Fi
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,942
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1172 Post(s)
Liked 358 Times in 241 Posts
qcpm = One of my responsibilities in our family construction company, Quality Control Program Manager
same = professional society I am proud to be a member of, Society of American Military Engineers

Bill
__________________
Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13



Last edited by qcpmsame; 04-28-19 at 04:56 PM.
qcpmsame is offline  
Likes For qcpmsame:
Old 04-27-19, 05:36 PM
  #53  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,771
Mentioned: 125 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1454 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 40 Posts
Mine is the real christian name. I was a journalist for a longish time, so my name appears in various publications going back 20 to 40 years.

Been a cyclist for over 20 years, including a period as head of a cycling organisation which was part of the city's councils, and a randonneur for quite a long time, too; that included a time as state president of Audax and member of Audax's national committee.

Fairly early member of BFs, so was lucky enough to enrol here with the real name. Also was a member of another forum that had a long-distance content, but it went to crap, and I eventually stopped posting there and forgot the password anyway. I think that forum eventually went down in a technical way and everyone's posts were eliminated... and I think my enrolment name was stolen when the forum came back to life.
Rowan is offline  
Likes For Rowan:
Old 04-27-19, 07:40 PM
  #54  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tucson Az
Posts: 1,675

Bikes: 2015 Ridley Fenix, 1983 Team Fuji, 2019 Marin Nail Trail 6

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 336 Post(s)
Liked 224 Times in 136 Posts
On most of the boards I'm on, I'm Rivrrat, due to the inordinate amount of time I used to spend fishing in Washington.

Now that I live in Arizona, I figured I needed a new name. One day I was watching a Roadrunner cartoon, and well...........
Wileyrat is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 07:47 PM
  #55  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,771
Mentioned: 125 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1454 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 40 Posts
Originally Posted by Wileyrat
One day I was watching a Roadrunner cartoon, and well...........
One of the best cartoons, if not the best, ever to have been created. In my simple opinion.
Rowan is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 09:13 PM
  #56  
In Real Life
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 52,152

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 141 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3203 Post(s)
Liked 596 Times in 329 Posts
Originally Posted by Biker395
There is a thread on the general forums about this, but not in the 50+ group.

I was just curious about our usernames. How did you pick yours and what is it's meaning to you?
It was 2002. I was in the midst of my divorce from my first husband and was in the process of creating my own identity. I was also fairly new to the internet and forums so I figured there was no time like then to come up with a username that was "me".

I'm part Serbian and I really like cats so I looked up the Serbo-Croatian word for "cat": mačka

That was perfect! And it uses parts of my real name.

The č is pronounced ch like church, so it became Machka pronounced much like Match-ka.

I've been Machka for 17 years now.
Machka is offline  
Likes For Machka:
Old 04-27-19, 10:01 PM
  #57  
Life Feeds On Life
 
Hondo Gravel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 2,143

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4411 Post(s)
Liked 4,522 Times in 3,024 Posts


This my 11 year old Winkin. Sleeping on my lap I am fixing to hit the hay and go for another bike ride tomorrow. I have a zoo on my small ranch here in Texas.
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Old 04-27-19, 10:39 PM
  #58  
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Posts: 7,649

Bikes: Miyata 618 GT, Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina, Miyata team Ti, Santa Cruz Highball

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1606 Post(s)
Liked 2,571 Times in 1,218 Posts
Got back into cycling by commuting to work, got rear ended and was pretty sore after a flip and landing on the curb on my back, or, 35 years of work as a garbageman...take your pick.
curbtender is offline  
Old 04-28-19, 01:22 PM
  #59  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Adirondacks
Posts: 335

Bikes: 2018 Diverge Comp, 2016 Specialized SL4 Comp,

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked 56 Times in 42 Posts
Originally Posted by jppe
We are staying in Westport in July as a part of the FANY ride. Starting in Plattsburgh that day. Headed to Fair Haven the next day.

Familiar with the area?
Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of Westport and you'll likely ride past my home. Didn't realize the FANY ride was coming through eastern NY. Fair Haven is in Vermont, how does that fit into FANY?
Champlaincycler is offline  
Old 04-28-19, 05:44 PM
  #60  
2 Wheels > 4
 
Hydrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 91

Bikes: Just one more

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Hydrate

Drink Up
Hydrate is offline  
Old 04-28-19, 07:57 PM
  #61  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 208

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105 (2021) Cannondale Cujo 2 (2018) Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 (2017) Giant Sedona (2006) Cannondale R1000 (2001)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Liked 238 Times in 105 Posts
First name is Ken and I live in Connecticut.

Last edited by KenCT; 04-28-19 at 08:05 PM.
KenCT is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 07:47 AM
  #62  
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 30,225

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1572 Post(s)
Liked 643 Times in 364 Posts
It's evolved through the years. I used to be more Retro. Now I'm more Grouchy.
__________________
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 08:02 AM
  #63  
Senior Member
 
metalheart44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Northwoods, Wisconsin
Posts: 702

Bikes: Holland Exogrid & Holland HC

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I added 44, my birth year, and now I am Metalheart44. Since then I have acquired some cobalt chromium hardware for both knees and I am trying to avoid any more metal in my body.
metalheart44 is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 10:04 AM
  #64  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Posts: 90

Bikes: Specialized Sirrus, Cannondale Catalyst, Diamond Back Extreme TG, Schwinn Mesa Runner with an 88cc 2 stroke engine

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 15 Posts
Back in the infancy of the internet, before social media, I was a member of many forums, and my friend and I were challenging each other to find the most despicable name we could thing of without getting rejected. I think his was frothyoozinglungcookie and mine was flyingbloodyfrogbiscuit, which has evolved over time to frogbiscuit.
frogbiscuit is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 11:16 AM
  #65  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Monument, CO
Posts: 40

Bikes: Giant Revolt Advanced 2, Cannondale SuperSix 3, Giant OCR2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Based on my last name and the character from "Sixteen Candles".
donger is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 11:24 AM
  #66  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 37

Bikes: Alchemy Helios

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Captain Insano

Captain Insano is Bobby Boucher’s pro wrestling hero in “The Waterboy”. I love that movie - it’s so endearingly stupid. The name has no connection to cycling whatsoever.
Captain Insano is offline  
Likes For Captain Insano:
Old 04-29-19, 11:56 AM
  #67  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mine is derived from my favorite Phish song: Divided Sky
divided_cycle is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 11:59 AM
  #68  
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 39,228
Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18408 Post(s)
Liked 15,501 Times in 7,321 Posts
I was riding an Independent Fabrication, which some people call an "Indy Fab," when I joined BF. Z is first letter of my last name. Some people have assumed my name means I live in Indianapolis and love it.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 12:05 PM
  #69  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 9 Posts
355MONO is my old Gibson guitar. It's a great one too. And, it's the password to all my bank accounts.
355Mono is offline  
Likes For 355Mono:
Old 04-29-19, 12:44 PM
  #70  
Senior Member
 
Sojodave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 586

Bikes: The Blurple Specialized Roubaix Pro

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 220 Post(s)
Liked 143 Times in 75 Posts
I live in South Jordan and my first name is Dave
Sojodave is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 12:54 PM
  #71  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 24

Bikes: 1992 Trek 950

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Li is a geographical reference, whitehat is a computer network term, although the hat does get dirty now and then
liwhitehat is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 12:59 PM
  #72  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,586
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 709 Post(s)
Liked 395 Times in 315 Posts
A variation on "retro-grouch", Duragrouch means I favor parts and designs that are... wait for it... DURABLE. Wheels with lots of spokes, 3X or more lacing, NOT radial, double wall and double-socketed rims, standard (non-proprietary) designs with good interchangeability like square-taper bottom brackets (i.e., TIME-durable, you can easily find replacement parts decades after production), serviceability (replaceable bushings/bearings/races), well designed racks, seats that are comfortable and last decades with proper care, durable frames with lifetime warranties.

I'm not against innovation; The new splined bottom brackets are an improvement in design and allow a lighter (hollow) spindle, I just wish the manufacturers had agreed upon a standard so the crank from one will fit the BB spindle on another.

Disc brakes are nice, but I don't want to spend 5X the cost for replacement pads as rim pads, unless they last at least 2-3X as long.

Lights are currently a win/win; Vast improvement in performance and prices continue to drop. You can now get a pretty bright light, over 500 lumens, for $30 for known USA brand and locally bought, to $17 online for near 1000 lumens, big battery, made in China. And LEDs are vastly more durable than old filament bulbs, and brighter, and 1/10 the power consumption.
Duragrouch is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 02:08 PM
  #73  
Senior Member
 
Bearonabike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Huntsville/Decatur/Florence Alabama
Posts: 1,080

Bikes: Jamis Aurora, Fuji S10S (X2), Jamis Coda

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Much quicker than "hirsute heavy man on a bike."
Bearonabike is offline  
Old 04-29-19, 02:18 PM
  #74  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Posts: 1,221

Bikes: '13 Diamondback Hybrid Commuter, '17 Spec Roubaix Di2, '17 Spec Camber 29'er, '19 CDale Topstone Gravel

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 590 Post(s)
Liked 445 Times in 260 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Back in the dark ages, UNIX logins were limited to 8 characters. My last name has 11 characters, 7 consonants and 4 vowels, so I just took out the vowels.
Tiresnorter?
Riveting is offline  
Likes For Riveting:
Old 04-29-19, 03:40 PM
  #75  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,513

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4559 Post(s)
Liked 2,802 Times in 1,800 Posts
Originally Posted by metalheart44
Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I added 44, my birth year, and now I am Metalheart44. Since then I have acquired some cobalt chromium hardware for both knees and I am trying to avoid any more metal in my body.
Ah, I would have guessed a Cat Power fan. "Metal Heart" was a song on her Moon Pix album more than 20 years ago. And in her own eccentric fashion she reinvented her own song 10 years ago with a very different interpretation of that song.

My mom had titanium joints, staples and other stuff holding her bits and pieces together. She used to semi-joke that she could feel lightning strikes in her joints during regional t-storms.
canklecat is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.