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  1. #106
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Portland, OR, USA
    Posts
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    Real name: Leila
    Where do you live? Atlanta, GA

    Explanation of your handle: I like the Lord of the Rings series, so it seemed to fit. Plus it's the name of a mountain range, so it seemed sufficiently off-the-wall for my taste.

    Explanation of your avatar: FedEx dinged up my bike frame, so I took pictures in case I wanted to report it. I realized when looking for an image that it was the only bike-related picture I could use.

    Age (general or specific): 19

    Occupation: college student

    Favorite bike: I actually think unicycles look wicked cool.

    What's in your stable? Raleigh M20. 8 years and counting with this bike, I think. Yep, it is time to get some new tires.

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Probably during summer of 2003, riding down a hill near Veneta, Oregon. Speed: who knows?

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Err...

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Lie? Me?... This evening after dessert with a (male) friend at a local cafe, I left a note on a napkin for our waiter implying that my friend thought he was quite the dandy. To be fair, the waiter was rather cute.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Crossing the last stream just before reaching the plateau of the 11,000-foot Shandur Pass, highest polo ground in the world.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Any time I ride it like a scooter. Wheeee!

  2. #107
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Midwest US
    Posts
    201

    Pleased to meet you

    Real name: Renee

    Where do you live? Netherlands, originally living in Wisconsin, here in Europe for 3 years

    Explanation of your handle: It's a play on "venus de milo" -- the avatar is a painting of Venus de Milo by Salvador Dali.

    Age: 43

    Occupation: IT Director

    Favorite bike: My Trek 5200 WSD

    What's in your stable?
    Trek 1220
    Trek WSD 5200
    Giant Cypress
    Trek mtn Y-Bike
    Santana tandem
    Looking for a new hardtail mtn bike...
    I kinda have a problem with bikes and shoes...

    Fastest speed on a road bike? Where? When? 43 mph, on a downhill where I used to live in Wisconsin....vroom!

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? See below, one of my faves!

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told? I don't lie (oops, was that it?!! )

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Coming in at the end of the MS150...the crowd made you feel like you just rode the Tour de France! And most memorable "bad"...riding in the pouring rain on our tandem in the Door County century - yuk!

    Most fun ever had on a bike: Learning how to mountain bike in Chequamagon in Wisconsin...it was fun and funny all at once.
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    Ride like a girl.

    Renee

  3. #108
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Mertztown, PA
    Posts
    1

    First EVER post to a message Board

    Real name: Susan
    Where do you live? Mertztown, PA. 60 miles N.W. of Philadelphia.

    Explanation of your handle: just one of the names my husband calls me.

    Explanation of your avatar: photo from first real vacation in many years - Outer Banks. NC

    Age (general or specific) Turned 50 on 2/22. Determined to make my 50's my best decade.

    Occupation: Communications Specialist with the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

    Favorite bike: Trek Hybrid (entry level model.)

    What's in your stable? 1980 (more or less) Schwinn Caliente 10 speed. Rust color, non-quick release tires, weighs a ton.

    Fastest speed on a road bike? who knows. I ride for pleasure, not competition.

    Most memorable moment on my bike: vacation in Outer Banks, NC. Hurricane Jeanne decided to go inland. Took bike for a ride up the bike path in Nags Head. Thought - boy, this really is easy riding at the shore. Turned around to go back to house and realized I had a very strong tailwind helping me along. It was now a very strong headwind, and it took me much longer to return.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Rails to Trails PA Bike Sojourn in 2004. NorthWestern PA sagged ride for 3 days. First time on bike for consistent 30-40 mile a day ride. Loved it. Want to do more.

  4. #109
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    Mar 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    3
    Real name: Gen
    Where do you live? Albuquerque, NM

    Explanation of your handle: See avatar

    Explanation of your avatar: See handle

    Age (general or specific): about 30

    Occupation: grad student

    Favorite bike: The one I have, I guess...

    What's in your stable? Raleigh M50.

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Once when I was a kid I went down a big hill, hit a bump and flew off. It was probably pretty fast.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? None exist.

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Not sure I've ever actually lied (except instinctively, as a child, to my parents). =)

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Nothing memorable yet.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? The neighborhood kids and I used to ride really close together in formation, pretending to be the Air Force Blue Eagles. (We wrecked a lot too).

  5. #110
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    3,099

    Welcome Susan & GenHawk

    Welcome to the boards ladies! Pleased to meet ya both and hope you have as much fun "lurking" as the rest of us do!

    and congrats on your "first post to a message board Ever" susan.....pretty scary wasn't it? I know my first I must've read the thing a dozen times to make sure it sounded right and had no typos! Geez....the innocence of our first posting!
    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!"

  6. #111
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Los Gatos, CA
    Posts
    49
    Hi, been lurking for awhile, now I've decided to jump in!
    Real name: Carrie
    Where I live: Los Gatos,CA.
    Inspiration for my handle? It just popped into my head!
    Avatar? Not sure even what that is!
    Age: 36
    Occupation: SAHM
    Favorite bike: I don't know yet. I need to ride a lot more.
    What's in my stable: '92 Specialized Crossroads, soon to be forced into retirement, rusty old Schwinn racer, early sixties, the kind you have to back pedal to shift! It was fun when it worked! Now I don't have the heart to get rid of it.
    My fastest speed on a road bike: I don't know, I go so slow now I should probably ride on the sidewalk.
    Another picture of yourself and your ride: wait 'till I get my new ride!
    What's the biggest lie I've ever told? I'm having a hard time with this one... so many lies to choose from... Must I choose?
    Most memorable moment on a bike? Hmm... Trying to mountain bike on my mother's giant pink Schwinn cruiser? Accidentally running over my little friend when I was seven years old?
    Most fun I've had on a bike-all the fun riding I used to do on that old Schwinn racer.

  7. #112
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2

    Smile

    Real name: Deanna

    Where do you live? Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    Explanation of your handle: have been called "DeDe", and b'day is 5-3-73

    Explanation of your avatar: Don't have one yet.

    Age (general or specific) 32 on May 3

    Occupation: Director of Education at a Junior College

    Favorite bike: Would like to have a Trek WSD one day.

    What's in your stable? Felt 90

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Sunday (March 20, 2005) On country back roads near our home; I think I made it up to 16 mph at one point. (I am still a little shaky after taking a bad fall going around a curve too fast! ) I will work my way back into it, though. This ride was only my 4th time on the bike and the longest distance I have made on it so far (18 miles.)

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


    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I really can't remember! That doesn't mean I haven't told a "big one," though!

    Most memorable moment on my bike: This is my first experience with a real bike (I had a three-speed when I was 12, if that counts.) Anyway, my most memorable moment so far would probably be the ride through the country side with my DH. It was quiet and peaceful.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Probably the same trip as above.

  8. #113
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Benicia, CA
    Posts
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    Hey Carrie- leet us know when you make it to the street so we can join you!

  9. #114
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    Mar 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
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    Real name: Sandy
    Where do you live? Bancroft, Michigan

    Explanation of your handle: Just me.
    Age (general or specific) 58 on the 16th of April

    Occupation: Empty nester, working part time.

    Favorite bike: I think (hope)I just bought it yesterday.

    What's in your stable? After much research I finally decided on a Bianchi Veloce triple in the beautiful celeste color. I also have a Trek 650 Mountian bike.

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? I can't remember for sure, but I know I was going downhill on my Trek mountian bike at the time.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Maybe I'll post one later when I have my new bike home.

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: Me lie, never! Oh wait, that might just be it!

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Riding across the Mackinaw Bridge at sunrise. Also getting my hubby interested enough in biking to join me on a regular basis on his recumbent, a Rans Rocket.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Lots and lots of them including riding the Hart to Montaque Rail Trail last summer with all four grandkids. their parents and my hubby.

  10. #115
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
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    Welcome Sandy and congrats on the sweet new bike!

    Corsair *jealous now!* Mac
    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!"

  11. #116
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    30

    I'm new, so here goes....

    Real name: Emily (Em, Emmy)
    Where do you live? Chapel Hill, NC

    Explanation of your handle: Universities...I'm currently a Masters student at UNC - Chapel Hill (Tarheels), and formerly at Lafayette College (leopards) and Penn State (Nittany lions).
    Age (general or specific) 24 on January 30th

    Occupation: Student....almost done.

    Favorite bike: Brand New Specialized Allez Sport, Black 56cm frame.

    What's in your stable? The aforementioned Specialized, and a special edition Cannondale MTB

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? This is my first road bike, so for now 26.4mph last week on a relatively flat greenway, sprinting to beat my BF.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? lots at http://community.webshots.com/user/miniscraper but none of me and my bike, yet...

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: umm...I'm not telling

    Most memorable moment on my bike: nothing major yet...hopefully I'll have something soon

    Most fun ever had on a bike? lots of rides with friends, all over the place

  12. #117
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    999
    Quote Originally Posted by Tar-Cat
    Favorite bike: Brand New Specialized Allez Sport, Black 56cm frame.
    Hey Emily,

    Welcome! I ride a specialized Allez Sport 56cm too. How tall are you?
    Cheers!

    Cindy

    Team Luna Chix

  13. #118
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    30
    I'm 5'10"...how tall are you?

    I love my bike
    Always loyal...

  14. #119
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    999
    ditto: 5'10

    Have fun riding!
    Cheers!

    Cindy

    Team Luna Chix

  15. #120
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    227
    I've been registered since Nov but realized I never introduced myself. So here goes..

    Real name: Mindie

    Where do you live? Salt Lake City, Utah

    Explanation of your avatar: Have I loaded my avatar? I'll have to look. Its a viking ship-- I'm a proud Swede (well Swedish American)

    Age (general or specific) quickly approaching 30

    Occupation: Business Analyst

    Favorite bike: I'm new to all this so my bike is my favorite.

    What's in your stable? I have just one bike... a red specialized allez sport named Wolfgang

    Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? Hmmm...I haven't clocked myself yet given the fact that I have only ridden it on a local bike trail once, then the weather got bad again so its been the trainer ever since.

    Another picture of yourself or your ride? Not yet.

    What is the biggest lie you've ever told: I can't think of any right now (perhaps thats the lie)

    Most memorable moment on my bike: Well, I haven't had too many moments but so far it would definitely be taking it out for my first ride on a local trail here. I had only ridden a really heavy discount store stock mountain bike before and was shocked at how fast I felt on the road bike.

    Most fun ever had on a bike? Learning to clip in and out. (again, newbie ). I'm taking a bike clinic this week and next week to teach me bike maintenance and then after that, well, who knows. The skies the limit.

 

 

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