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Old 10-08-02, 06:19 AM
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Are you famous?

I just wondered, is anyone in this forum famous, or should I say, infamous maybe? Could it be that there is a celebrity of some sorts hiding in this forum?
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Old 10-08-02, 07:16 AM
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I'll settle for obscurity.



(You've got Joe, he's famous! And Sheldon "Celebrity" Brown.
Don't forget Eldon, John. )
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Old 10-08-02, 07:16 AM
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Famous UK athlete Sebastion Coe, Olympic gold medalist and world record holder 1500m runner turns up at the rear gates of Lords Cricket Ground in London. The steward on duty refuses to let him in.
Steward "Im afraid, Sir, that you will have to use the main entrance like everyone else."

Seb Coe "But dont you know who I am. I'm Sebastion Coe"

Steward " Well in that case Sir, you be able to run there".
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Old 10-08-02, 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by Pete Clark
I'll settle for obscurity.



(You've got Joe, he's famous! And Sheldon "Celebrity" Brown.
Don't forget Eldon, John. )
So Pete ... I take it that you're not famous . I could be, I just choose not to be. Yeah, that's it .
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Old 10-08-02, 09:58 AM
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I've often been told that I'm a legend in my own mind. Does that count?
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Old 10-08-02, 09:58 AM
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I was 'famous' for a while and was mentioned in one of the SA legal journals. I was arrested in the 70s when I reentered SA from the UK. The charge? Evading military service. The military police took me into custody and I was held at detention barracks. That was a hard ordeal.

I was brought before a joint military/civilian legal tribunal. I successfully argued that in terms of qualification for military service, there was a difference between a SA passport (they would not give me one on account of my fathers 'radical' views in the 1960s - he was an afrikaaner, by the way) and an identity document (which they did give me). The passport implies citizenship, and the identity document identifies you as either a citizen or as a resident. My ID document was not stamped with either status.

I concluded by telling them, that unless I am granted a passport to clarify the undetermined status of the identity document, then I am not entitled to take part in any electoral process, and being excluded, I cannot be expected to defend a constitution or political system that I have no right to participate within. A long tale, I admit.

My father was very outspoken, and though he did not take alliegance with the then, outlawed ANC, he was respected by many blacks in the community in which we lived.
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Old 10-08-02, 10:10 AM
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Former resident 'Arogant Bastard and Poor Speller' of Bicycleforum.com. Does that count? I wrote a nifty short story for Bob at the time as well.. thats about the extent of my fame unless you count high school athletics (which I dont).

Hmm.. famous Rabbit in certain circles, but I've already determined few here move in those. =

Infamous gamer and Official Poor Sport and Cheat of tabletop and online strategy games.. Come get your booty whupped online battletech 3065 mux or the Solaris gameworld (MW4), and see me laugh in your face as I do.

I'm famous at work, too. Everyone here seems to know me as 'that bastard in the IT department'. Its a long nickname, but one I've come to cherish..
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Old 10-08-02, 11:22 AM
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Nope. nor do I want to be. The money isn't worth the price you pay for famous.

And really fame only occurs in select circles. Very Very few people are infamous. Past Lance armstrong I couldn't name a single other roadie. Once you get past Lance, Michael and Tiger there are very few 'infamous' people.
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Old 10-08-02, 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by stumpjumper
[Everyone here seems to know me as 'that bastard in the IT department'. Its a long nickname, but one I've come to cherish.. [/B]
Seems Stump and I share a title.

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Old 10-08-02, 11:33 AM
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Why would someone want fame?

I used to work at a Boy Scout Camp, and actually been asked for my autograph by kids that had camped there. I thought it was funny.

There was a short amount of time, where I was dating a journalist. Sometimes it seemed like all she was worried about was if anyone watched her spots. I helped her out once on space heater safety, While she was talking they had me cleaning a space heater. The next day I was at a burger joint, the guy in front of me looked at me funny(in a glum way). Then "Hey, you were on TV last night!" There was a smile on his face. I asked him if he was smiling because I did not come across as an idiot on TV.

I feel being respected for the things you do, or the way you are, is by far more important than fame. As John Conlee said in one of his songs " I am just a common man.."
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Old 10-08-02, 11:49 AM
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Yes. I admit it. I'm famous.
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Old 10-08-02, 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by SpiderMike
As John Conlee said in one of his songs " I am just a common man.."
Since we're quoting songs, here's one of my favorites:

" Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.
Take your time... Don't live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love,
And don't forget son,
There is someone up above.

(Chorus)
And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Be a simple kind of man.
Won't you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

(Chorus)

Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

(Chorus)"

-Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Old 10-08-02, 03:07 PM
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Well...I'm not famous . I'm pretty big on the local race scene. I'm very well known as far as junior cycling goes in the U.S. I'm starting to get a little more recognition among the elite track riders in the U.S. Road around here is hard to get too famous...
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Old 10-08-02, 03:09 PM
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Velo is famous Notes her Biography: Multi-Time Junior National Road & Track Cycling Champion, Former National Record Holder
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Old 10-08-02, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Joe Gardner
Velo is famous
LoL. Joe, you should be the famous one, if anyone, around here!
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Old 10-08-02, 03:16 PM
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I've been recognized a very few times around Memphis as, "Hey, aren't you a dancer? I saw you in something!" After a few minutes we figure it out. One of the members of the Miss Saigon Broadway tour asked me to sleep with him, and I said hell no. That's my 'almost famous' story
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I know this will probably disgust a few people here but...

I once went to a restaurant/beer hall in Munich where they served bratwurst by the meter. I ate a meter's worth. They took down my name and where I was from and posted it to the wall along with others. Does that make me famous? There sure were a lot of names on that wall though. |8^)
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Old 10-08-02, 05:31 PM
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I used to be "The Bicycle Guy" in sparsely populated Leon County Texas, being I was the only adult who rode with any regularity.
How about it?
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Known on 3 continents...and I am proud of it. But, not for cycling. And, now that you all know that, I'll have to change something
 
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Not really famous, so to speak, but at one time my picture was on the wall at most Post Offices across the U.S.A.
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Originally posted by khuon
I know this will probably disgust a few people here but...

I once went to a restaurant/beer hall in Munich where they served bratwurst by the meter. I ate a meter's worth. They took down my name and where I was from and posted it to the wall along with others. Does that make me famous? There sure were a lot of names on that wall though. |8^)
I ate a 48 oz steak for my 18th birthday. I usually like my steak med-rare so I asked for it this way. I didn't know the thing was 3 inches thick! So it turned out to be raw in the middle. I sent it back after eating about 1/4 of it, then polished the rest of it off after its return.

My name is posted on the wall as well, along with many other hungry bastards.

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Don't agree with Maelstrom's comment, after top known cyclists few professional cyclists are famous.. Of course question is fame a good thing.
Cyclists who pay attention to professional cycling events know who are the great cyclists are. Just attend any local cycling expositions.. There will be lines of greaters to meet members of the more famous cycling teams- such as Saturn.
If you ever get to see one of the national European cycling events- following the days stage- there will be lots of groupee's about wanting the various cyclists autograph...
This somewhat more so in Europe than the U.S.
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Originally posted by cyclezealot
Don't agree with Maelstrom's comment, after top known cyclists few professional cyclists are famous.. Of course question is fame a good thing.
Cyclists who pay attention to professional cycling events know who are the great cyclists are. Just attend any local cycling expositions.. There will be lines of greaters to meet members of the more famous cycling teams- such as Saturn.
If you ever get to see one of the national European cycling events- following the days stage- there will be lots of groupee's about wanting the various cyclists autograph...
This somewhat more so in Europe than the U.S.
I'd say Euros shows a far greater appreciation and support for all their riders. In the US there are celebrities and they get attention at the races, but nothing rivals the Euros.

Personally, being a celebrity of sorts has it's benefits. However, celebrity status is only the result of excelling at what ones does best. We all put our pants on and take them off the same...
 
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Heah, Garbear.. You are a another local who frequents this board. Fairly new. Welcome aboard . the wine route is often
my commute to work..Great ride.
Ride with any local cycling groups.? Often stop at the vintners deli's.? See you on the wine route. CZ..
PS- Speaking of local pro's- you probably know we have a few famous pros' we might see on our wine route from time to time..Don't think those pro kits- are always just wannabee's.
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Heah, Garbear.. You are a another local who frequents this board. Fairly new. Welcome aboard . the wine route is often
my commute to work..Great ride.
Ride with any local cycling groups.? Often stop at the vintners deli's.? See you on the wine route. CZ..
PS- Speaking of local pro's- you probably know we have a few famous pros' we might see on our wine route from time to time..Don't think those pro kits- are always just wannabee's.
Built a home next to the vino route here 3yrs ago, fresh from Newport Beach, CA. Haven't found any riding buddies yet. However, I am getting a work out in the surrounding hills. I am pretty good on distance and speed on the flats. Heading to Newport Beach this wkend for a nice long "flat" ride with some speed. These hills around my house are kicking my a**. Last night a short 30min, 5.5 mi ride through the surrounding hills got me a BPM of 160-175, an overall average of 9.9 mph and kicked my a**.
 

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