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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004
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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Getting to Know You!

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    Here it is ladies! Got this off another bike forum and had great fun! Just copy and paste then change to fit you!



    Real name: Kathie
    Where do you live? Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Explanation of your handle: I think the F4U-Corsair is one of the most awesome planes ever built and my father was flight engineer for the last Corsair outfit to fly in the Navy. The Mac is part of my last name.

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar??....you mean I could have an avatar??

    Age (general or specific) 46 on Dec 15th!

    Occupation: Administrative Assistant

    Favorite bike: would Love either a Rivendell or a Luna.

    What's in your stable? Trek Navigator 200 2004

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 28.5, riding on one of the many bike trails here in Abq, 2004.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? I don't have very many pixs of myself - I hate having my pix taken


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I can't remember, which means I've either told too many, or I don't lie! (I'll let ya'll pick!)

    Most memorable moment on my bike: I just got back into riding in Aug of this year and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I took a 30 mile ride on my birthday and saw a Bald Eagle. He wasn't that far up and was flying in lazy circles between the bike trail and the Rio Grande. It was the first time I had ever seen a Bald Eagle outside captivity. He was awe-inspiring and one of the most majestic creatures I had ever seen. I will carry that memory with me the rest of my life.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? I got lost trying to find a trailhead recently and ended up in this neighbourhood of HUGE homes that I didn't even know existed. I had a blast riding around and looking at the houses!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

  2. #2
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    Jun 2002
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    Getting to Know You!

    Real name: Dita
    Where do you live? Hayward, CA

    Explanation of your handle: my first customized road bike, bike thief got it just after I joined TE. 8-(

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar?? I could have an avatar??

    Age (general or specific) 48

    Occupation: service rep for a beeeg phone company

    Favorite bike: the one I ride, I feel lucky to have my dream bike

    What's in your stable?
    Road: Mondonico Futura Legero, Campy Record, Rolf Alero Wheels
    Mountain: GT Outpost trail hardtail, nothin' special

    Fastest speed on a road bike? according to my computer I've gone over 45 that had to be only for a nano second, I'm cautious...20-25 usualy and that's downhill only. Avg on flats and hills...sloooow

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? there are a few on my homepage, check the www's below

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I never lie....there, that's the biggest

    Most memorable moment on my bike: so many, hard to choose,one was my first true century, day 2 on the AIDS Lifecycle on the last hill towards King City, I was one of the last riders, going up the hill, rounding it and seeing the city ahead, feeling tired but knowing I'd make it and looking behind me to the mountain range and valley and seeing what we'd crossed together.

    The other i would say is meeting the TE'ers for the ride up Mt. Diablo, one of the most beautiful and challenging rides and great company.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? so many memories but after the Lifecycle riding down car-free Market St. in San Francisco on Pride day behind the womens motorcycle contingent and "Mikes on Bikes"

    that and almost any quiet day on Alameda creek trail when the Great Blue Herons are out...
    Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on the road ~ Motobecane Mixte
    N+1 new bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Commuter ~ Soma Buena Vista Mixte

    http://madeinusareviews.blogspot.com/

  3. #3
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    Oct 2002
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    Real name: Veronica
    Where do you live? Antioch, CA

    Explanation of your handle: Duh?!?

    Explanation of your avatar: It's my dog Greta. She died a year ago October and I just haven't had the heart to change it. I really like Irulan's but haven't been able to make one half as good.

    Age (general or specific) 38 on Dec 17th!

    Occupation: 5th grade teacher

    Favorite bike: My Rambouillet

    What's in your stable? a Rivendell Rambouillet - better known as Fluffy, a Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, a Santana Arriva tandem, and a 12 year old Rockhopper

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 59 on a 7% grade on the back of the tandem WHEEEEE! I generallly hit the mid 30s on descents I know well. I always stay in my own lane - unlike some cars I've followed.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? If you're really interested there are a bunch on our website

    TandemHearts

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I 'm a lousy liar.


    Most memorable moment on my bike: Crashing my Stumpjumper on a rainy day going off the sidewalk in front of my house while wearing my slippers and no helmet. My hand still hasn't fully recovered. The bike is fine.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Probably chasing down a roadie while riding the tandem on the Ironman route in Hawaii.


    Veronica

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
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    Real name: Gena
    Where do you live? Medford, MA

    Explanation of your handle: I've gone thru several at different periods in my life. This one I took in homage to my wacky cattle dog, Quidditch. He is such a Spazz... and the more I thought about it I realized I was too.

    Explanation of your avatar: I found it out in cyberspace. It looked kinda spazzy.

    Age (general or specific) Turned 49 in 2004

    Occupation: currently not working

    Favorite bike: I drool over the white carbon Luna

    What's in your stable? Specialized Allez Comp 18, 2003 and an old Trek 1000 that may morph into a fixed gear in the future

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? abt 60 mph. when I was in high school, (call me stupid) in New Jersey going down a mountain on a training ride. It was when I raced in my first childhood.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Pics of me in several incarnations on my site...


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I'm with CorsairMac on this one.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Finishing the AidsRide in 2000

    Most fun ever had on a bike? I don't think I can go there... this is a family forum
    no regrets!

    My ride: 2003 Specialized Allez Comp - zebra (men's 52cm), Speedplay X5 pedals, Koobi Au Enduro saddle

    Spazzdog Ink Gallery
    http://www.printroom.com/pro/gratcliff

  5. #5
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    Aug 2003
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
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    Real name: Karen
    Where do you live? Worcester, Massachusetts

    Explanation of your handle: I live in Massachusetts and still consider myself a babe

    Explanation of your avatar: Have not found one I like...yet

    Age (general or specific) 42 on Jan. 26

    Occupation: Nurse Practitioner, considering either MPH or Phd

    Favorite bike: SEVEN SEVEN SEVEN SEVEN SEVEN

    What's in your stable? 1986 Terry Precision, 2003 Trek 5200, and
    a 2001 Rockhopper...those are mine...hubby owns a Colnago and son a Bianchi

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 38 mph going down a steep Massachusetts hill

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Don't even think of taking my picture


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Wow, that kids a brat, glad he's not mine...

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding the beautiful New England coastline with my hubby after we were first married.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? 1986 Pan Massachusetts Challenge


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  6. #6
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    May 2004
    Location
    Glendale, Arizona
    Posts
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    Real name: Jan
    Where do you live? Glendale, Az.

    Explanation of your handle: None needed, but thinking of a change.

    Explanation of your avatar: another thing I need to work on.

    Age (general or specific) 52

    Occupation: special ed teacher

    Favorite bike: I drool over nearly anything with two wheels.

    What's in your stable? Mtb: TREK 6700WSD; Road: Specialized Allez Sport; Communter: Haro Vector,. If I were rich, I'd probably have a couple more, a singlespeed mtb and a full-suspension mtb. Well, and a tandem to ride with my husband. I could probably afford the bikes, but not a new house with a garage big enough to hold them.

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 36, on a downhill, of course!

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? I need to learn how to attach pix here. Boy, I have alot to learn!


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: "I laugh in the face of death!" (I'm a wimp.)

    Most memorable moment on my bike: When I first began mountain biking, I took a class where the instructor inspired me to keep trying to make it up a short, steep technical hill with a sandpit at the bottom of it. I got stuck in my pedals and went down hard three times in a row before I decided to save it for another day.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? I can't pick! Every ride is an adventure, and every ride is great.
    Last edited by JanT; 01-04-2005 at 09:34 PM.

  7. #7
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    Oct 2004
    Location
    Arlington, VA
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    Real name: Suzanne
    Where do you live? Arlington, VA

    Explanation of your handle: Irish Catholic Girl

    Explanation of your avatar: Don't have one!

    Age (general or specific) Almost 42 (just like my chest size, haha--not really!)

    Occupation: Investigator

    Favorite bike: Terry Madeleine

    What's in your stable? Terry Classic; Trek 7300; Trek 7200 (permanently on trainer)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Just started riding outside again, so not too fast yet!

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? I'm the family photographer so I'm rarely in pictures.


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Catholic guilt keeps me from lying much. Also, I highly value integrity

    Most memorable moment on my bike: I, too, am just getting back to riding outside (I've been a Spinerval addict for a couple of years---first using a spin bike and now, I'm using a trainer). In October '03, my husband and I treated ourselves to Trek 7200s and, for the first time in 20+ years, I hopped on a bike. I was pretty nervous about wiping out, so I limited my riding to occasional jaunts on a fairly deserted trail. This October, I decided to buy my Terry, which was the best purchase I've made in years. The bike was the perfect fit and consequently, I became much more confident in the saddle. What a difference the right bike can make! I'm now riding on the road---just to get to my favorite trail which is about a 1/2 mile from my house---and I'm no longer a nervous nelly on my bike. I'm no longer riding the brakes down hills :-) I've rediscovered my love of riding and get out as much as possible. Every ride makes me more confident and a better rider.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Every time I ride, I have fun. The most fun so far---powering up hills and passing lycra clad, super skinny men!!! Yes, there are benefits to having a big, muscular bum :-)

    Luna Eclipse//Terry B'fly
    Luna Orbit//Sella Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    Bianchi Eros Donna//Terry Falcon
    Seven Alaris//Jett 143
    Terry Isis (Titanium)//Terry B'fly

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
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    Real name: Kristina
    Where do you live? Fairfax, VA

    Explanation of your handle: First initial, last name = Picha, pronounced peecha. I'm so original

    Explanation of your avatar: Hmm, well, I guess I felt like I was caught with my hand in the cookie jar when I bought my Turner
    Age (general or specific) 36 on the 27th

    Occupation: SAHM

    Favorite bike: Love my Turner but wouldn't mind trying some Freeride bikes

    What's in your stable? Specialized Hardrock, GT Outpost, Turner XCE, KX100 (sneakin' in a little MX action there)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Hmm, don't ride a road bike but the fastest on my mtn bike that I know of was 26 mph.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Naaa, I look like a fatty dweeb.


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I can't remember, which means I've either told too many, or I don't lie! (I'll let ya'll pick!)= hee, hee, I'll just leave that be. I'm in the same boat. :0

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Just last weekend, I discovered the term "**it eating grin" I lowered the seat on my bike and flew down a 1000ft mtn (I know that's small potatoes for some of you) in 15 mins. I splashed through mud puddles,getting mud all over my teeth b/c I was smiling so much. What an absolute blast!!

    Most fun ever had on a bike? See previous post.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    michigan
    Posts
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    Real name: Barb
    Where do you live? Oakland County, Michigan

    Explanation of your handle: I was too dumbstruck to think of one. Everywhere else, my handle is "slowspokes" also an obvious choice!!!

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar??....you mean I could have an avatar??

    Age (general or specific) 41

    Occupation: High School Counselor

    Favorite bike: Bianchi Eros Donna
    What's in your stable? Eros Donna and Giant Sedona DX....soon to add a Mtn bike

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 32, riding a curvy down hill in a county park...wheeee

    Another picture of yourself or your ride?no pics...yet

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Yes, that was the best ever!!!!

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Realizing that my cottage property is just off 2 beautiful rail to trails, not to mention great roads with a bike lane (not common around home)

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Riding with my family down one of the RTT up north and stopping by a lake for breakfast.

    Or was it the first 25 mile road ride on my new Bianchi

    Or was it the first time I rode with my bike club and they dragged me 12 miles farther than I had ever riden. I loved it.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    20
    Real name: No explanation needed

    Where do you live? Tilden, Illinois

    Explanation of your handle: No explanation needed

    Explanation of your avatar: Didn't know what an avatar was, but now that I do I don't know how.

    Age (general or specific) 41

    Occupation: Administrative Assistant

    Favorite bike: Fuji Royale or Speicailized Sirrus Pro Disc

    What's in your stable? 2004 Fuji Sagres

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 29 this past summer on downhill on my first organized ride.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? no pics...yet

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Probably happened when I was a kid and that's too long ago to remember.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Finishing my first organized ride. Looking forward to making many more memorable moments this year, didn't start riding until July '04.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Accomplishing my longest ride (30 miles for the first time) with my husband encouraging me all the way, it was a beautiful day and I felt great on the bike.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    the dry side
    Posts
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    Real name: Penny
    Where do you live? Spokane WA

    Explanation of your handle: I read sci fi
    Explanation of your avatar: somebody did a nice photoshop job on a photo of me.

    Age: mid 40's

    Occupation: custom manufacturer
    Favorite bike: ???

    What's in your stable? Kona King Kikapu, Giant Sedona ( before it became a comfort bike)

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? N/A

    Another picture of yourself or your ride?
    lot on my website: http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/pen...ing/biking.asp

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told:

    Most memorable moment on my bike:

    The most recent one is when I was out with my hubby and we were riding technical trails... he was hesistanting on a rock drop and I came up behind him, screaming, GET OUTTA MY WAY and he grabbed his bike and jumped out of the way and I rode it clean... woohooo....

    Most fun ever had on a bike? At least every other ride.

    ~Irulan
    2015 Liv Intrigue 2
    Pro Mongoose Titanium Singlespeed
    2012 Trek Madone 4.6 Compact SRAM

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    244
    Real name: Beth
    Where do you live? Atlanta, GA

    Explanation of your handle: I love to ski (those pictures of Tahoe on another thread have me longing for the slopes). Anytime I'm frustrated with my job, I joke that I'm going to quit and just become a skibum.

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar??....you mean I could have an avatar??

    Age (general or specific) 40

    Occupation: Microchip Designer

    Favorite bike: I love my Colnago

    What's in your stable? Colnago Chic Plus; Trek

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 53mph; I was doing a pretty steep descent in the N. Ga mountains. I didn't realize I was going so fast or I think I would have slowed down.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? I don't have anything posted right now that I could link to.

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I'm not a very good liar so it probably wasn't a very big one.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding up Alpe d'Huez the day before the TdF time trial last summer. The crowds had already gathered and people were cheering you on (allez! allez!). It was quite an experience.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? I think it was the downhill I mentioned above. When I got to the bottom, I was wishing for a ski lift to take me to the top (didn't want to suffer through the climb again) so I could do it another time. Now that I think about it, maybe I wouldn't have slowed down if I realized how fast I was going

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
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    Real name: Gretchen
    Where do you live? Portland, OR

    Explanation of your handle: I try to ride my bike to work at least twice a week.

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar?? I have no clue how to have an avatar!

    Age (general or specific) 40

    Occupation: Science Education Specialist

    Favorite bike: Trek 5200 WSD Project One Fuji Floral

    What's in your stable? Trek 5200, Trek 1000 (soon to be retires), Gary Fischer Tassajara, Cannondale Bad Boy Rigid, Schwinn cruiser project bike

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? 38 or so, last year, on a training ride near Champoeg state park

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? I don't know how to post a single picture but here's a link to my Cycle Oregon pictures: http://homepage.mac.com/gstahmer/PhotoAlbum4.html

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding through the streets of Key West in my wedding dress after getting married at sunset on a pirate ship during a Hurricane.

    Most fun I've ever had on my bike: Cycle Oregon 2004. - my biggest accomplishment yet.
    Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it - Maya Angelou

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Brighton, England
    Posts
    672
    Real name: Liz
    Where do you live?Brighton, South Coast of England

    Explanation of your handle: I belong to Brighton Mitre CC and one day I Might be a fast rider.

    Explanation of your avatar: Taken in France on some quiet roads by my BF as we both rode along. Get anxious when he does this as I'm sure he'll end up in a ditch one day.


    Age (general or specific) 30

    Occupation: Currently unemployed but used to do Pensions Administration

    Favorite bike: De Rosa Dual or Pinnarello Dogma

    What's in your stable? This one ...http://www.londoncyclesport.com/bikes/liz_condor.html . I've also got a steel Paganini for the winter and a recently acquired a Scott Kokomo mtb - bargain off ebay.


    Fastest speed on a road bike? Down Saddlescombe Hill off the South Downs, 39.5 mph. Still looking for that elusive 40.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Check out our club website on a trip to the velodrome at Calshott.http://www.brightonmitre.com/ Click on News, followed by Calshott Trip


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: "Honestly, that's not a problem."

    Most memorable moment on my bike: When my BF got down on one knee on the legendary Paris -Roubaix cobbles in Northern France this April and proposed.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? I'd only had my bike for 3 months but went on a weekend camping trip to see the Tour with some clubmates. I was totally out of my depth as I'd only just started riding and on one flat section I became part of a train. Gary was pushing Tris, who was pushing me. We were doing about 25 mph-fasted I'd been on a bike at that point. It was such a laugh!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    No longer suffocating in TX
    Posts
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    Real name: Stephanie

    Where do you live? Plano, TX

    Explanation of your handle: lack of creativity

    Explanation of your avatar: I need one of those...

    Age (general or specific) 33 on Dec 26th

    Occupation: mom,wife

    Favorite bike: my Bianchi

    What's in your stable? Bianchi Giro in the most beautiful blue ever, LeMond Alpe d'huez, Trek 7200

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? mid 30's in Austin, downhill, of course

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? they are all goofy looking!

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding in the Ride for the Roses thinking I'm never going to make it because the wind is killing everyone and seeing cancer survivors young and old riding along, just glad to be there

    Most fun I've ever had on my bike: any day with no wind!

 

 

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