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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 00:15

Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 00:15
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 15:44
Loving this username. Smileys are looking incredibly retarded.  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 15:51
We need some cycling smileys designing.. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 15:56
Yeah, I love how this forum is all about freedom though. It would be sad if the owner(s) were to take matters into their own hands too now. I really would NOT like to be robbed of this awesome username for instance.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 23, 2012, 15:57
Yeah, I love how this forum is all about freedom though. It would be sad if the owner(s) were to take matters into their own hands too now. I really would NOT like to be robbed of this awesome username for instance.

you do realize we are all at the mercy of Dim here, don't you? He already deleted the entire member abse once, who knows what other horrid things he'll do to us :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 15:59
Yeah, I love how this forum is all about freedom though. It would be sad if the owner(s) were to take matters into their own hands too now. I really would NOT like to be robbed of this awesome username for instance.

you do realize we are all at the mercy of Dim here, don't you? He already deleted the entire member abse once, who knows what other horrid things he'll do to us :p

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm concerned about.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 16:05
 :o this one looks like Hitler.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 16:12
Yeah, I love how this forum is all about freedom though. It would be sad if the owner(s) were to take matters into their own hands too now. I really would NOT like to be robbed of this awesome username for instance.

you do realize we are all at the mercy of Dim here, don't you? He already deleted the entire member abse once, who knows what other horrid things he'll do to us :p

No because now it does nightly backups, and once there are a few more admins i can revert to being Dim again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on January 23, 2012, 16:14
He has already deleted one of my posts. It was a lovely cat video ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 16:15
He has already deleted one of my posts. It was a lovely cat video ;D

that was with the username debarcle. was in the same database. Wont happen again.

Yeah, I love how this forum is all about freedom though. It would be sad if the owner(s) were to take matters into their own hands too now. I really would NOT like to be robbed of this awesome username for instance.

your publicly displayed name can be whatever you want it to. So even if your username is Amsterhammer should you want to just go to profile, account settings and change your publicly displayed name. something that people requested on cn. (as long as the name complies with the forums guidelines)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 23, 2012, 16:16
Hi guys, ramjambunath on CN and I was just pushing a kid's ricketty tricycle.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 16:25
your publicly displayed name can be whatever you want it to. So even if your username is Amsterhammer should you want to just go to profile, account settings and change your publicly displayed name. something that people requested on cn. (as long as the name complies with the forums guidelines)

So technically, there could be two people with the same name on display?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: thirteen on January 23, 2012, 16:32
He has already deleted one of my posts. It was a lovely cat video ;D
just so long as you'll still be able to put up your lovely food pics and recipes, i'll be happy  :-*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 23, 2012, 16:33
Amsterhammer, where is the WHU pic? It's your emblem.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jamsque on January 23, 2012, 16:39
I don't even know what I'm doing here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 16:40
Amsterhammer, where is the WHU pic? It's your emblem.

I'm not the Amsterhammer from CN. I just like this username a lot and it was up for grabs, so...
Doesn't my signature state this?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 23, 2012, 16:47
What sig? Where sig?

Ah found it, in the profile eh. AAAiiiiiiiieeeeeeee
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 17:41
We have changed bad Boomcie to Boomcie. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 17:41
your publicly displayed name can be whatever you want it to. So even if your username is Amsterhammer should you want to just go to profile, account settings and change your publicly displayed name. something that people requested on cn. (as long as the name complies with the forums guidelines)

So technically, there could be two people with the same name on display?

And no, because that would breach the forum rules. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 23, 2012, 18:01
Wait what, I'm suddenly a moderator?

So everyone, please all hail our mighty lord Dim or you will be banned  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 18:10
We have changed bad Boomcie to Boomcie. :D

Sad sequence of events.

I severely dislike this totalitarian stuff Dim!!! Why on earth can't I choose my own username? I was the first one to claim it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 23, 2012, 18:18
Because you are just a sad wind up merchant, that was why you thought it would be amusing and clever to steal my name.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 23, 2012, 18:21
Because you are just a sad wind up merchant, that was why you thought it would be amusing and clever to steal my name.

I'm not sad, I'm really happy actually  :).

Plus it was super clever!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bicing on January 23, 2012, 18:36
Pretty hilarious stuff right here.

EDIT: Here's my INTRODUCE YOURSELF to get back on topic
I'm bicing, and I spell like underarm hair
When I'm lazy which is everytime I'm here
I loved cycling since was 2005
Lance armstrong and phil liget fueling my drive
Then I realised a stooge those men indeed were
and a Cycling Forum I began to read over
and over and over and over again
each and every day morning and evenin
For 3 years plus a daily visitor
For much much less time a regular contributor
As i thought i might be ready to post regular
Some commercials advertising Kim Kardiashia
Began to offend, distract and demotivate
Along with a bunch of other issues, I'm bored of writing and I have to go eat so that'll do. I'm bicing. Welcome me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 23, 2012, 18:44
Oh my, is Susan, really Susan? Or is it TFF? :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 19:15
Im Dim, obviously.

Most people know me from cn forums, or twitter (@dimspace).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 23, 2012, 19:36
Well I can see this is going to be one serious and uptight kind of forum.  :-X

nice emoticons

I was one of the velo10 that got deleted otherwise I would have been a top user already :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 23, 2012, 19:37
hey wait!
I used to be called a sunday rider now i'm a couchie :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 19:42
hey wait!
I used to be called a sunday rider now i'm a couchie :(

everyone is a couch potatoe until 10 posts when extra section(s) become available.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 19:44
Well I can see this is going to be one serious and uptight kind of forum.  :-X

nice emoticons

I was one of the velo10 that got deleted otherwise I would have been a top user already :o

Going to work on the emoteicons.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 23, 2012, 19:51
He has already deleted one of my posts. It was a lovely cat video ;D

Gosh strict rules...what was the cat doing??  :-*
 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 23, 2012, 19:53
Well I can see this is going to be one serious and uptight kind of forum.  :-X

nice emoticons

I was one of the velo10 that got deleted otherwise I would have been a top user already :o

Going to work on the emoteicons.

They're actually kind of refreshing in a cheesy way  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BlueBuzzard on January 23, 2012, 19:57
Evening All,

Love the TeamSkyFans site so hopefully I'll find plenty of like minded people on here. Been cycling seriously for about 15 months now and entered a few Sportives last year to get myself motivated on those less than hospitable days. Huge fan of Team Sky and really looking forward to this year.

I'm aiming to do at least 1000 miles of events this year for charity and already signed up to the Wiggle No Excuses, Peak 100, Dragon Ride, both (YES BOTH) Etape du Tour stages and just today added the Etape Cymru to the list. So I'm just shy of 600 miles so far for this year!

Also spending time during the Etape rides getting out to watch the Tour de France this year as well. Can't Wait.

Jay
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 23, 2012, 20:08
He has already deleted one of my posts. It was a lovely cat video ;D

Gosh strict rules...what was the cat doing??  :-*
 :D

the cat was lost with the ten members.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Reno on January 23, 2012, 20:20

Hello there.. my name is Reno and I looove cycling. That's all there is you need to know at this point ;) The forum I use to frequent is drying up, uninspiring me at least, so when I heard about a new forum, I thought it would be a good idea to jump on board and see what is it about, how informative and wether the good overshadows the amount of bs. I do have a handle on cn forum, but not really active there; I simply follow a few threads that are of interest.
Passionate about cycling, among other things, aspiring journalist in a way, though uncharted territory. Between jobs, hence my current interest in web publishing, blogging. Something is cookin' tho, but more on that another time. Twitter handle: renovandael
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on January 23, 2012, 20:35
Hey I'm Moondance, 23 year old student from the Netherlands, and a founding father of the Dutch mafia (yes, we've infiltrated this place already).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 23, 2012, 20:41
Hey I'm Moondance, 23 year old student from the Netherlands, and a founding father of the Dutch mafia (yes, we've infiltrated this place already).
And we already have the corrupt cop again  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: badger60.1 on January 23, 2012, 21:41
Hi my name is Dave, i ride a Pinarello Dogma (although i dont do it justice)i plan afew sportives this year so i may meet up with some of you,i'm also a moderator on a honda fireblade site so if there is anything i can do to help please dont hesitate to ask,
cheers folks,
Dave (badger60.1)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sublimit on January 23, 2012, 21:50
hi, my name is sublimit and i sometimes ride a Fondriest also have a rubbish saracen MTB and i collect snails ;)

what happened to the other smilies?  these ones are weird!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stefrees on January 23, 2012, 21:56
Hi I'm stef, ride a ribble Gran fondo with campagnolo, villa fan, sky fan, and was an unprofilic poster over on the advert forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bicycle-ho on January 23, 2012, 22:39
I'm a bike-ho, but it's only one of my many vices.

Love the sport even with all it's drama but most of all I love bicycles (all kinds).  I've ridden and followed cycling for too many years to list here.  I guess you could say I'm old school.

...and yes I post elsewhere under a different handle.  I figured this was a chance for a clean start, if you will.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on January 23, 2012, 23:17
Spoiler (hover to show)
I'm
krebs303


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 23, 2012, 23:20
Evening all, why hi there Krebs. ;)

Wasn't the same without the avatar. Where's the BoB? :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 23, 2012, 23:38
mewmewmew13 here from cn....this place looks to be interesting. I ride a Wilier and also have a Ridley x bike....love cycling and bikes.
It will be intriguing to see how many members are here at this time next week.

nice job, dim  ...btw the big creepy-looking emoticons are gone again... ??? :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on January 24, 2012, 00:39
Hello all. Thought I would join my second-ever forum and bring my same user name with the same Amurican spelling from the CN forum. Interesting to see this thing get off the ground, good work dim. If it can match the quality of the tsf site it won't be half bad at all.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 24, 2012, 01:10
Im Dim, obviously.

Most people know me from cn forums, or twitter (@dimspace).
Hang on a second, if your dim whose "admin"? :o

I feel like im in the end of a skooby doo episode where the guy you thought it was all along didnt do it.

If I follow this to its logical conclusion its the guy no one  expects.

Daniel benson?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 24, 2012, 01:12
dim has 2 accounts.

1 admin, one where he is a regular user.

or so i assume.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 24, 2012, 01:18
Im Dim, obviously.

Most people know me from cn forums, or twitter (@dimspace).
Hang on a second, if your dim whose "admin"? :o


Im dim. :P 99% of the time I will just be regular old me, and not even a moderator (I dont think its good for the owner to also be seen as a mod - its the users forum - not mine). The admin account is the one used for adding new features, maintaining the forum, etc
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arb on January 24, 2012, 01:31
I am The Arbiter, you may have seen me around before, I've had a couple of other names also...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 24, 2012, 01:35
I am The Arbiter, you may have seen me around before, I've had a couple of other names also...

well hopefully you will just need the one  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 24, 2012, 02:38
Hey I'm Moondance, 23 year old student from the Netherlands, and a founding father of the Dutch mafia (yes, we've infiltrated this place already).
And we already have the corrupt cop again  ;)


On CNF you may have succeeded in expelling the 2 former members who notoriously  defected to the Colombians in the Boogerd wars of 05.

But without several high ranking members of the organizatsya such as Francois, youngest and Dekker Tifosi,  the position is looking weak, especially since  Cartel Don   DAOTEC aka Solo Mono aka Spanglish   aka "El Senor de los interwebs"   is not exiled from this  new country and is free to come set up operations. Likewise  chief enforcer Ryo "El Animal" Hazuki   is free to join him.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vandenberg on January 24, 2012, 02:55
Vandenberg, from Sydney.
Looks like this forum has formed from CN or somesuch, seems like there's a core group come from somewhere else that all seem to know each other already.
So what does velorooms have to offer that can't be found elsewhere? 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 24, 2012, 03:12
And we already have the corrupt cop again  ;)



On CNF you may have succeeded in expelling the 2 former members who notoriously  defected to the Colombians in the Boogerd wars of 05.

But without several high ranking members of the organizatsya such as Francois, youngest and Dekker Tifosi,  the position is looking weak, especially since  Cartel Don   DAOTEC aka Solo Mono aka Spanglish   aka "El Senor de los interwebs"   is not exiled from this  new country and is free to come set up operations. Likewise  chief enforcer Ryo "El Animal" Hazuki   is free to join him.

The mafioso does not fear a colombian uprising. We encourage other families to have a presence, as long as these people understand who really hold the power on the internetz there is no problem here.

As for ryo, he could have been great in the dutch mafioso... but he choose a life of exile, failure and dissapointment; to be fair those being the core attributes of a dutchman maybe all is not lost.

But the Mafioso is stronger then ever, don't let the transparency of our greatness fool you.

(http://[url=http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg]http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on January 24, 2012, 03:44
Vandenberg, from Sydney.
Looks like this forum has formed from CN or somesuch, seems like there's a core group come from somewhere else that all seem to know each other already.
So what does velorooms have to offer that can't be found elsewhere?

Yep, think this forum was started due to a number of people that were fed up with the cycling news forum.

I am Dave, and contrary to the name am no longer in Zambia but in Sydney (still use the name as do not have a good enough memory to remember more than 1 signon). After 15 years away rediscovered my love of cycling (both watching and riding) a couple of years ago, largely down to arrival of Team Sky.

I ride a Malvern star (choice was entirely based on the interest free offer that came with it) which my wife already terms the gift that keeps on giving due to the constant need for upgrades, clothes, toys etc etc

Mainly hang around the cyclingnews forums for insider info on teams / riders from people who know (or pretend to know) far more than me, and race info.

thought i would check this place out as a number of people had moved over.

oh and i still need my daily dose of the Random World of Krebs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GreasyMonkey on January 24, 2012, 11:02
Vandenberg, from Sydney.
Looks like this forum has formed from CN or somesuch, seems like there's a core group come from somewhere else that all seem to know each other already.
So what does velorooms have to offer that can't be found elsewhere?

No silly outbrain.com advertising stuck in the middle of posts...:-)

Many thanks to Dim for a new space, and he knows how to use the features available to him, etc, etc. Cheers.

I am the same old GreasyMonkey from CN Forums. Australian, resident in Madrid , my rides are Mondonico & Teschner frames with Campag gear. Live in the mountains and cannot climb for love nor money.......
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: doolols on January 24, 2012, 13:51
Hellooooo

I also came from the CN site, where some of you may have occasionally seen my downtube floating around the Clinic.

Middle-aged, retired, just started cycling 'properly' after a lifetime of meandering slowly from place to place. I also write. Badly.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 24, 2012, 13:56
The mafioso does not fear a colombian uprising. We encourage other families to have a presence, as long as these people understand who really hold the power on the internetz there is no problem here.

As for ryo, he could have been great in the dutch mafioso... but he choose a life of exile, failure and dissapointment; to be fair those being the core attributes of a dutchman maybe all is not lost.

But the Mafioso is stronger then ever, don't let the transparency of our greatness fool you.

(http://[url=http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg]http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg[/url])

But you dropped the love Rabo bit timmy sad to see it go

JSG
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 24, 2012, 14:35
Vandenberg, from Sydney.
Looks like this forum has formed from CN or somesuch, seems like there's a core group come from somewhere else that all seem to know each other already.
So what does velorooms have to offer that can't be found elsewhere?

Yes, a few people have come from cn, but hopefully that will be balanced out from people who come in from twitter, teamskyfans and other areas.

What does it offer. Well thats something that only time will tell. The basic premise is just to provide a decent english language forum where the users can have some input into the way it is run, features, and how the community develops.

I also, as you will notice from the links at the top want it to work with other sites to give them some publicity. Theres so many great sites out there, but unless you follow the right people on twitter, or go to certain places you dont see them. We arent here to compete with other cycling sites, but hopefully compliment them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 24, 2012, 14:40
wonder if Susan Westemeyer will come over and say hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mc_mountain on January 24, 2012, 17:01
On CN with the same user name - pretty much lurk on CN. maybe a bit more active here, maybe not.  Have taken a very keen interest in road cycling in the last few years, after watching the tour for years.

Tommke is one of my favourite riders now I follow the whole season (hence the avatar), when I just watched in July I was never very fond of him.  He has also been on my CQ team two years running - was able to place 3rd last year, could have been better if poor Soler hadnt suffered so @ TdS and hadnt decided to keep my team to 30 to mimic protour regs and as result didnt include Cobo.

Also a regular visitor to teamskyfans, CQ rankings and cyclingfever

I'm not scottish, the mc is emcee (joke from a long time ago) and mountain bit is just by chance.

Find Paul and Phil difficult to deal with. 
Hoping for an outcome on the Lance investigation that leaves no room for doubt.

on twitter as @completewasters
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on January 24, 2012, 18:43
wonder if Susan Westemeyer will come over and say hi

And why not?  Hi!

Just don't expect me to write much, just like the CN forum, cycling4fans forum etc.  Gotta maintain that ol' journalistic objectivity.....

Susan
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 24, 2012, 18:59
I've also come over from the CNForums where I peddle my wares Dopeology.org (http://www.dopeology.org) and Timekeeper Brussels Homestay (http://www.brusselshomestay.com) where folks can come stay at my place and see the Spring Classics.

Might get a ban now for being mild commercial but at least it's not a banner ad.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 24, 2012, 20:18
Was not a negative, just that you are part of the cn furniture hope u do post up a storm
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 24, 2012, 20:30
I've also come over from the CNForums where I peddle my wares Dopeology.org (http://www.dopeology.org) and Timekeeper Brussels Homestay (http://www.brusselshomestay.com) where folks can come stay at my place and see the Spring Classics.

Might get a ban now for being mild commercial but at least it's not a banner ad.  ;)

No offense, but do you really have to have that blatant reference to doping in your signature?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 24, 2012, 20:56
No offense, but do you really have to have that blatant reference to doping in your signature?

Yes, unless I hear otherwise. But it's an historical reference website, not a glorification of doping and I designed, built and administer it. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 24, 2012, 23:07
But you dropped the love Rabo bit timmy sad to see it go

JSG

i always regretted that.

screw rabo  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on January 24, 2012, 23:10
Just dropping in to say hello. My username should provide plenty for now but I must admit that I have a growing concern that cycling, and the interwebz in general, have diverted too much attention away my music over the past few years. Seriously. <looking for the appropriate emoticon for concern & humor but the selection here really is silly>
Not sure that joining yet another online community is the best solution for that though.

Also, whatever it takes to eliminate this "couch potato" business will be a strong motivator for upping my post count in the near future.

I do like the name and logo of the forum here. It's inviting. Some nice user controls as well.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 25, 2012, 01:59
Yes, unless I hear otherwise. But it's an historical reference website, not a glorification of doping and I designed, built and administer it. :)

I certainly didn't think your site was a glorification of doping, and all credit to you for your efforts! But, that's not my point.

I'm sure that I'm not the only poster on the other side who avoids the Clinic, and I won't be taking part in doping discussions here either. Why then should I (or anyone else who feels the same) have to see the word 'doping' staring at me every time I see one of your posts?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 25, 2012, 02:05
Signatures only appear once per page anyway to save bandwith (as we are allowing images in signtures)
Im sure the mods will decide privately what is allowed in signatures.  :-*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arb on January 25, 2012, 02:16
i always regretted that.

screw rabo  ;)

Indeed, once Wilco moves to GreenEdge for 2014 there will be no reason to support Rabo anymore.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on January 25, 2012, 02:31
Signatures only appear once per page anyway to save bandwith (as we are allowing images in signtures)
Now that's a great idea. I don't mind signatures, but it's always annoying to see the same one (especially the large and bright ones) several times per page when a member is having a back n' forth conversation. You're really onto something with the features here, or maybe that just exposes my lack of sophistication with forum software.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CyclingShorts on January 25, 2012, 02:36
We need some cycling smileys designing.. ;)

I'll Have a go when I have a spare mo! Frankly these are just disturbing...  ???
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 25, 2012, 02:38
Now that's a great idea. I don't mind signatures, but it's always annoying to see the same one (especially the large and bright ones) several times per page when a member is having a back n' forth conversation. You're really onto something with the features here, or maybe that just exposes my lack of sophistication with forum software.

going with a comprimise. People can have images (to a certain height, i think its 60px by about 400 across) or flashy text etc, but balanced by only one per page which makes the pages less of an eyesore (and easier on mobilebrowsing etc)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 25, 2012, 02:55
I'll Have a go when I have a spare mo! Frankly these are just disturbing...  ???

i like them. crazy/psychotic smilies I've always loved.

(http://209.85.62.24/372/166/0/e577864/e577864.gif)

^ add this one please.  :-*
--

who is The Arbiter?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bicing on January 25, 2012, 07:28
Indeed, once Wilco moves to GreenEdge for 2014 there will be no reason to support Rabo anymore.

Good one! It's totally going to happen.
Domestique for Cameron Meyer at Le Tour ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Frank71 on January 25, 2012, 07:41
Hi, I'm Frank71. Also coming from the CN forum, mainly as a super lurker.

I stopped regular cycling five years ago (five years and two days to be exact) and intend to start again, eventually.

Still working on an appropriate avatar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 25, 2012, 09:17
I certainly didn't think your site was a glorification of doping, and all credit to you for your efforts! But, that's not my point.

I'm sure that I'm not the only poster on the other side who avoids the Clinic, and I won't be taking part in doping discussions here either. Why then should I (or anyone else who feels the same) have to see the word 'doping' staring at me every time I see one of your posts?

Fair enough, but it appears as my sig on CNForum outside the Clinic and you've never complained there before. :) I think it's because the relative text size of the posts here is much smaller than it is on CNForum. I'll suggest upping the size to Dim. If he doesn't want to, I'll diminish my sig just for you. Can't say fairer than that, can I?  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 25, 2012, 12:12
Fair enough, but it appears as my sig on CNForum outside the Clinic and you've never complained there before. :) I think it's because the relative text size of the posts here is much smaller than it is on CNForum. I'll suggest upping the size to Dim. If he doesn't want to, I'll diminish my sig just for you. Can't say fairer than that, can I?  8)

I'm sure that we can reach a compromise like reasonable adults. ;)

Your sig is far less noticeable in the other place, and I tend to see less of your posts there than I am likely to here. Also, when I first broached this subject I was not aware of the 'one signature per page' tweak here. Changing the relative proportions of either text or signature so that yours becomes less 'eye-popping' would be a splendid solution. Thanks for your understanding!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 25, 2012, 12:31
ive posted the css for l'arriviste in the features thread so he can play around with the default forum fonts and sizes if he wishes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Archieboy on January 25, 2012, 13:01
Hi all,just found you, looks good.
Is Amsterhammer the old poster from KUMB.  A lifelong Hammer myself.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 25, 2012, 13:13
Hi all,just found you, looks good.
Is Amsterhammer the old poster from KUMB.  A lifelong Hammer myself.

I am indeed! Who were you when I still posted there? My last post there was nearly five years ago, when I replied to the condolence topic for my wife.

Another Hammer cycling fan, far out! 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Archieboy on January 25, 2012, 13:21
Jasper was my username on there, never a heavy poster though. Still visit there most days checking out the joke thread.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 25, 2012, 14:26
The mafioso does not fear a colombian uprising. We encourage other families to have a presence, as long as these people understand who really hold the power on the internetz there is no problem here.

As for ryo, he could have been great in the dutch mafioso... but he choose a life of exile, failure and dissapointment; to be fair those being the core attributes of a dutchman maybe all is not lost.

But the Mafioso is stronger then ever, don't let the transparency of our greatness fool you.

(http://[url=http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg]http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m548/tiiimmmy151/mafioso.jpg[/url])

If the Dutch mafia wants to survive on here it needs to find a new angle. The Mollema/ Keldermann/ Gesink/ every other dutch rabo rider, will win all 21 stages in the Tour and only ever lose because they let others win - trope, has had its time.

No silly outbrain.com advertising stuck in the middle of posts...:-)

Many thanks to Dim for a new space, and he knows how to use the features available to him, etc, etc. Cheers.

I am the same old GreasyMonkey from CN Forums. Australian, resident in Madrid , my rides are Mondonico & Teschner frames with Campag gear. Live in the mountains and cannot climb for love nor money.......

You live in Madrid. Wow awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 25, 2012, 15:22
Let me jsut introduce myself as well.
My name is Barry, I live in the Netherlands (a long standing member from the Dutch mafia as well)
I am currently pretty much unemployed, so I got a lot of time for riding my bike. I have studied law and criminology
Came on here from the CN forum where I have been a moderator, although I already resigned from this position several months ago
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 25, 2012, 15:24
If the Dutch mafia wants to survive on here it needs to find a new angle...

Actually you know that's very curious: you hit on something I was feeling my way towards too while browsing here. Mewmewmew13 already suggested in the Shoutbox that young Boomcie take the opportunity to mature a little in this forum, given his history of bannage "over there". How many other users will similarly "make a fresh start" with VeloRooms? Joining up here is a moment of tabula rasa, a sort of poetic redemption.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 25, 2012, 15:32
Let me jsut introduce myself as well.
My name is Barry, I live in the Netherlands (a long standing member from the Dutch mafia as well)
I am currently pretty much unemployed, so I got a lot of time for riding my bike. I have studied law and criminology
Came on here from the CN forum where I have been a moderator, although I already resigned from this position several months ago

Wow, Barry: you did exactly the same honours as I!

I never qualified as an advocate because I had already decided not to bother after becoming disillusioned as an assistant on a particularly difficult rape and child abuse case.

The criminology stuff I was particularly fond of but it seemed ominous to me that all my profs resembled the people they studied: broken homes and alcoholism.

Anyway I decided to get out of academe right after graduating and then after selling banks and forming a few disgusting corporations and public-private partnerships, I bridged into technology. It was still a time when you could still do that easily.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 25, 2012, 15:36
Actually you know that's very curious: you hit on something I was feeling my way towards too while browsing here. Mewmewmew13 already suggested in the Shoutbox that young Boomcie take the opportunity to mature a little in this forum, given his history of bannage "over there". How many other users will similarly "make a fresh start" with VeloRooms? Joining up here is a moment of tabula rasa, a sort of poetic redemption.

In essence everyone gets a complete clean slate when they join up. So we won't take into account banning histories and such from other sites

Quote
Wow, Barry: you did exactly the same honours as I!

I never qualified as an advocate because I had already decided not to bother after becoming disillusioned as an assistant on a particularly difficult rape and child abuse case.

The criminology stuff I was particularly fond of but it seemed ominous to me that all my profs resembled the people they studied: broken homes and alcoholism.

Anyway I decided to get out of academe right after graduating and then after selling banks and forming a few disgusting corporations and public-private partnerships, I bridged into technology. It was still a time when you could still do that easily.

Well, it is a bit different, I specialized in international public law and the criminology is a specific master cocnerning international crimes. So it did not really have to do with broken homes and such and child abuse, but mroe with genocide, mass rape and other systemic human rights violations. I am actually looking to remain in academia and would like to get a phd position or some other research position ( I would not really like to be either a defense attorney or a public prosecutor in these types of cases, mainly because of the gruesome nature of many of these acts)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 25, 2012, 15:43
In essence everyone gets a complete clean slate when they join up. So we won't take into account banning histories and such from other sites

Well, it is a bit different, I specialized in international public law and the criminology is a specific master cocnerning international crimes. So it did not really have to do with broken homes and such and child abuse, but mroe with genocide, mass rape and other systemic human rights violations. I am actually looking to remain in academia and would like to get a phd position or some other research position ( I would not really like to be either a defense attorney or a public prosecutor in these types of cases, mainly because of the gruesome nature of many of these acts)

You probably shouldn't answer this due to privacy etc but your description of your studies sounds a lot like the course they do at Maastricht. I personally know several graduates of that who work here in Brussels.

I understand it better now. You're more a Den Haag than a Govan sort of guy ;) Niche area in which to find funding. Best of luck to you!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 25, 2012, 15:54
You probably shouldn't answer this due to privacy etc but your description of your studies sounds a lot like the course they do at Maastricht. I personally know several graduates of that who work here in Brussels.

I understand it better now. You're more a Den Haag than a Govan sort of guy ;) Niche area in which to find funding. Best of luck to you!

I didn't know they had such a course at Maastricht. But luckily multiple institutes all over the world are just creating faculties or departments about this exact problem so funding isn't really a problem, the problem is finding a place where they want a starter
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 25, 2012, 15:57
There sure are an awful lot of Dutch and Belgians around here. ;D

I would have introduced myself on the first page if the village idiot hadn't decided to steal my identity. Many will recognize me from CN, one even from an earlier lifetime! ;)

I'm American and have lived in Amsterdam for 23 years, so I"m pretty much a local here too. My wife died of breast cancer nearly five years ago, since which I live alone. I have three grown sons, one lives here, one with his mother in London, and the oldest with my two grandchildren in Indianapolis.

Unlike some, I have never created an artificial online persona. What you see is what you get.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 25, 2012, 16:40
Unlike some, I have never created an artificial online persona. What you see is what you get.

As Barrus Said

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d87lKyPrVvc/TWS1KA-W7HI/AAAAAAAADv4/18431py4pkY/s400/Clean_Slate_Start_Anew.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 25, 2012, 16:56
As Barrus Said

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d87lKyPrVvc/TWS1KA-W7HI/AAAAAAAADv4/18431py4pkY/s400/Clean_Slate_Start_Anew.jpg)

Shouldn't you be addressing this suggestion to the person who needs it? I'm no different here than anywhere else. Neither, sadly, is he.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 25, 2012, 18:08
Well Many of you know me already... Ryaguas From the CN...

24yo, Petroleum Engineer but unemployed, the global crisis is killing me... no one wants an starter  :'( anyway... focusing in my master degree, trying to have fun... The mafioso rejected my application long ago... so I'm stading in the neutral zone in this war of the families... until some of them wants to recruit me  8)

Nice to see all those great ppl, that I already knew from CN, here... a shame that Timmy change his name =( hope to get Ryo to this new home, plz dont call DAOTEC I cant stand that guy or girl... bah...

Great work Dim! a nice place you have here...!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 25, 2012, 18:44
Well Many of you know me already... Ryaguas From the CN...

24yo, Petroleum Engineer but unemployed, the global crisis is killing me... no one wants an starter  :'( anyway... focusing in my master degree, trying to have fun... The mafioso rejected my application long ago... so I'm stading in the neutral zone in this war of the families... until some of them wants to recruit me 8)

Nice to see all those great ppl, that I already knew from CN, here... a shame that Timmy change his name =( hope to get Ryo to this new home, plz dont call DAOTEC I cant stand that guy or girl... bah...

Great work Dim! a nice place you have here...!  ;)

u should Start a southern european affiliated mafia (you know the dirty doping countries :D).. :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 25, 2012, 18:47
I am zam_olyas from the neighbouring forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 25, 2012, 18:53
u should Start a southern european affiliated mafia (you know the dirty doping countries :D).. :P

Are you commanding that mafioso?  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: benotti69 on January 25, 2012, 19:36
Sorry i'm late  :P but i am here.

Well done Dim. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 25, 2012, 19:56
Sorry i'm late  :P but i am here.

Well done Dim. ;)

Welcome Benotti! Nice to see you here
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: benotti69 on January 25, 2012, 20:14
cheers.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GreasyMonkey on January 26, 2012, 06:47
I guess we should be the Mediterranian Mafia - be careful, we will soon make your currency worthless, along with our own:-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sizzle on January 26, 2012, 10:54
Decided to keep the username I have on Cycling News because a lot of you will be familiar with it.

I started following cycling 5-6 years ago. One night after a life-drawing class I turned on the TV and saw the Tour de France coverage. Something about the shifting and morphing of the peloton, its shape and colours, was hypnotic. I watched it again the next night and, over time, found myself moving from an aesthetic appreciation of the hive-like peloton and stunning scenery to the tactics and contradictions (it's a team sport but individuals win races? huh?) that shape actual racing.

My own bike is a Malvern Star. I'm a ride-about-town-in-civvies kind of cyclist. I started cycling to reduce my carbon footprint and increase my level of health, but the more I ride the more I love it just for what it is.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 13:46
Fair enough, but it appears as my sig on CNForum outside the Clinic and you've never complained there before. :) I think it's because the relative text size of the posts here is much smaller than it is on CNForum. I'll suggest upping the size to Dim. If he doesn't want to, I'll diminish my sig just for you. Can't say fairer than that, can I?  8)

Thanks for the adjustment. We have reached an equitable compromise without any aggro, which is as it should be! ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 17:59
Another lurker making the jump from CN.  Same name there, but i doubt anyone remembers me as I really never posted at all.  Lets see if I can make a better habit of contributing here.

Welcome mate! nice to have you here!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 18:01
Decided to keep the username I have on Cycling News because a lot of you will be familiar with it.

I started following cycling 5-6 years ago. One night after a life-drawing class I turned on the TV and saw the Tour de France coverage. Something about the shifting and morphing of the peloton, its shape and colours, was hypnotic. I watched it again the next night and, over time, found myself moving from an aesthetic appreciation of the hive-like peloton and stunning scenery to the tactics and contradictions (it's a team sport but individuals win races? huh?) that shape actual racing.

My own bike is a Malvern Star. I'm a ride-about-town-in-civvies kind of cyclist. I started cycling to reduce my carbon footprint and increase my level of health, but the more I ride the more I love it just for what it is.

Welcome to you too SpareTyre :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 19:18
Barrus,
No, this is TFF.  Susan banned me because I referred to TITTIES in a thread (which only repeated a post in the same thread that was posted on the 13th of Jan.)  She had been itching to ban me, so as she did last time, she invented a reason.  She has the power there, so that is her right.  It is however a reminder of why things went downhill at DPF.

Past that, I am happy I have a place to post.  The secret hidden home to my favorite topic is not available yet, but in 9 more posts, it will.  Good to see so many familiar people here.  Good also to see you as a mod again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 26, 2012, 19:26
You were banned to send you here. Its all part of the cunning plan.

As for
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. What happens at
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stays at 
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This is a fresh start and a clean slate for some.  :-*

*really must change those smilies*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 19:28
Fair enough.  I leave there never to return.  Thanks for creating this.  It was well needed Dim.  That place has its uses, but there appears to be a little bit more freedom (babes thread was the first clue).  I like more freedom (but not too much, I promise).  Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: benotti69 on January 26, 2012, 19:30
Glad to see some other nutters joining  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 19:34
OMFG! TFF has joined! God Helps us!  :-* hahaha
Welcome mate! Nice to have you here!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 26, 2012, 19:41
It's great to see so many familiar faces here.  A nice place dim has created kind of like a little getaway cottage in the woods.  :P

Spare Tyre you are hooked! Once you feel the cycling like that ... ;D

welcome to all!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 26, 2012, 19:44
Awesome, TFF in the house!  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 19:45
Barrus,
No, this is TFF.  Susan banned me because I referred to TITTIES in a thread (which only repeated a post in the same thread that was posted on the 13th of Jan.)  She had been itching to ban me, so as she did last time, she invented a reason.  She has the power there, so that is her right.  It is however a reminder of why things went downhill at DPF.

Past that, I am happy I have a place to post.  The secret hidden home to my favorite topic is not available yet, but in 9 more posts, it will.  Good to see so many familiar people here.  Good also to see you as a mod again.

Well fornicate my old boots! What a surprise on my return from the coffee shop. I'm actually glad to see you. ;D

Let's both agree to forget ancient history and avoid anything LA related on the basis of Dim's 'clean slate' policy, ok?

Yes, we can post boobies, but Barrus would like us to avoid pink bits. I have not yet tested the limits of tolerance, but I'm sure I can count on your help in that regard. :P

Yes, Dim knows the smilies suck, we'll get better ones. There is a politics topic too. In short, welcome.

edit - I didn't actually write 'fornicate'
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 19:52
Well fornicate my old boots! What a surprise on my return from the coffee shop. I'm actually glad to see you. ;D

Let's both agree to forget ancient history and avoid anything LA related on the basis of Dim's 'clean slate' policy, ok?

Yes, we can post boobies, but Barrus would like us to avoid pink bits. I have not yet tested the limits of tolerance, but I'm sure I can count on your help in that regard. :P

Yes, Dim knows the smilies suck, we'll get better ones. There is a politics topic too. In short, welcome.

edit - I didn't actually write 'fornicate'

I can't talk about LA?  I guess that's cool as long as I can post about TITTIES!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 19:55
Hey TFF wasnt Cobblestoned you archinemesis?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 19:57
I can't talk about LA?  I guess that's cool as long as I can post about TITTIES!!

You can discuss LA to your heart's content in the place reserved for that purpose. ;)

I won't be joining you there, so that solves that.

We could even add beer to the tittles.....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 20:05
Hey TFF wasnt Cobblestoned you archinemesis?

Actually, stoned and me are on good terms.  We disagree about LA, but past that, we are cool.  Is he here?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestones on January 26, 2012, 21:12
Fair enough.  I leave there never to return.  Thanks for creating this.  It was well needed Dim.  That place has its uses, but there appears to be a little bit more freedom (babes thread was the first clue).  I like more freedom (but not too much, I promise).  Cheers!

I just noticed you were banned on the other place. Reason enough for me to make the jump. Now I have to figure out a new forum. This might be my 4th or 5th cycling forum :sigh:

and, oh yeah, this is Cobblestones.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on January 26, 2012, 21:21
I just noticed you were banned on the other place. Reason enough for me to make the jump. Now I have to figure out a new forum. This might be my 4th or 5th cycling forum :sigh:

and, oh yeah, this is Cobblestones.

Two heavyweights in one day. This is on the scale of a Soviet-era defection! ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 26, 2012, 21:57
I just noticed you were banned on the other place. Reason enough for me to make the jump. Now I have to figure out a new forum. This might be my 4th or 5th cycling forum :sigh:

and, oh yeah, this is Cobblestones.

Yea, they were looking for any reason, and it was taking too long, so they just made one up.  Banned over using a word that isn't blocked by the word filter and that was used in several other places with no editing.  Oh well.  I was poking them in the eye regularly, so it isn't like it was wholly unexpected.  I do think I will switch though.  It isn't the forum it once was, and it was about time to leave.

Good to see you here.

P.S.  Don't tell Polish where we are.  Actually, send him over.  He is good for a laugh sometimes.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 22:00
Ufffff

Welcome Cobblestones!! nice to see you here!!

Having TFF and Cobblestones here is like having Contador and Cancellara in the same team   :D

Hey BroDeal isnt Polish at the end? I thought that He was Polish haha

If we have TFF and CS here then we need Polish and Wonderlance! hahahaha
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 22:11
I just noticed you were banned on the other place. Reason enough for me to make the jump. Now I have to figure out a new forum. This might be my 4th or 5th cycling forum :sigh:

and, oh yeah, this is Cobblestones.

Welcome, election topic friend! ;)

As long as you're not the German of annoyingly similar name.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 26, 2012, 22:12
This is on the scale of a Soviet-era defection! ;)

 ;D  ;D

One of them may be a double agent, though....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestones on January 26, 2012, 22:19
Thanks for the welcome. I just put my last post on CN for now (in the free TFF thread). Now let me check out things here.

Chaos thread: check
BoB thread: check

feeling at home already
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 26, 2012, 22:24
As long as you're not the German of annoyingly similar name.

That is Cobblestoned  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: l29205 on January 26, 2012, 22:27
Just joined with my cycling news username, not that I posted there that much
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 26, 2012, 23:11
Barrus,

Past that, I am happy I have a place to post.  The secret hidden home to my favorite topic is not available yet, but in 9 more posts, it will.  Good to see so many familiar people here.  Good also to see you as a mod again.

Tff, always a pleasure to see you on the forum. Yeah, my moderating role here has put me in my old comfortable position and I believe on this place it will be a better fit for myself.
Yes, we can post boobies, but Barrus would like us to avoid pink bits. I have not yet tested the limits of tolerance, but I'm sure I can count on your help in that regard. :P
My tolerance is quite lage, but the picture itself won't remain up  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on January 26, 2012, 23:36
Good to see some of the old crew here. I've been a bit of a ghost at CN in the past several months, more of a lurker maybe, but there should be some good conversation here as we populate the place (and when Het Volk arrives of course).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestones on January 26, 2012, 23:41
That is Cobblestoned  ;D

Yes, I have heard rumors of a poster with that name on CN.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: brassyn on January 27, 2012, 00:13
Posting to say hello.  Not a CN poster (I did eventually register but never got round to that whole posting thing), more a semi-casual lurker so I'm probably not familiar to anyone here. Awkward new kid ahoy  :)

Briefest of summaries: I first go into watching cycling when I was a kid. Tour de France only on terrestrial tv with Gary Imlach and Phil and Paul.  Fun summer times.  There was a big break (called university) when I only kept in touch a little until in the past five years or so I started following the sport properly again.
I'm not the most knowledgeable about the sport but I'm enthusiastic and I love it.  I can often be found on twitter being more than a little dry and sarcastic.  Or just often found on twitter. Be(e)ing  :P

(please excuse the over-use of emoticons, first posts are always tricky...)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 00:21
Posting to say hello. 

Welcome! Getting started is always the hard bit, then the posts just start flowing. Where are you from? I take it that you're a guy in your 20's from what you wrote? Just curious. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 27, 2012, 00:28
Brassyn is also part of the brains behind the wonderful

http://tinyurl.com/f-ckyeahcycling (http://tinyurl.com/f-ckyeahcycling)

I take it that you're a guy in your 20's from what you wrote?

snigger
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Scott SoCal on January 27, 2012, 00:29
So THIS is where everybody went......... ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 00:36
So THIS is where everybody went......... ;D

In a bizar kind of way, I'm even kind of glad to see you. ;)

There is a politics topic. :P

And, I expect to see some proper topless SoCal babes on bikes from you! ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 00:37
Brassyn is also part of the brains behind the wonderful

http://tinyurl.com/f-ckyeahcycling (http://tinyurl.com/f-ckyeahcycling)

snigger

If that snigger was because I was miles off-base, please enlighten me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 00:49
Welcome to old AND new!
Please don't feel like if you are new that you aren't welcome to comment. We all were new once and maybe the shoutbox is a good place to start!

We're all here because we love cycling!

The emoticons keep evolving.. :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Icebreaker on January 27, 2012, 01:00
Live in western Canada.

Started racing bikes - 40 years ago.  don't do it any longer but the nuttiness went on long enough.

Work in corporate restructurings / debt workouts / insolvencies / etc.

Have too many bikes collected over the years.  Now i ride for fun mostly in BC, Alberta, California and Arizona.  Started MTB'ing ( again) last year.


Same username on CN, different on on RBR for many years but got off there.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 27, 2012, 01:03
Barrus,
No, this is TFF.  Susan banned me because I referred to TITTIES in a thread (which only repeated a post in the same thread that was posted on the 13th of Jan.)  She had been itching to ban me, so as she did last time, she invented a reason.  She has the power there, so that is her right.  It is however a reminder of why things went downhill at DPF.

Past that, I am happy I have a place to post.  The secret hidden home to my favorite topic is not available yet, but in 9 more posts, it will.  Good to see so many familiar people here.  Good also to see you as a mod again.

well thats not fair considering I had titties in my post multipletimes :D

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tick on January 27, 2012, 01:43
i'm tick, looks pretty good here so far
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 01:58
Posting to say hello.

That awkward(sp?) moment when you are the new guy in a forum where everybody knows each other... ::)

hahaha nah just joking! Welcome mate! always nice to have new blood :P cuz we are vampires!!! (sorry for the bad joke  :-X)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 02:01
So THIS is where everybody went......... ;D

Oh my... Scott is here! now this is a party!
Welcome mate! hope to see you active in the "dark side" of the forum! haha
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 02:13
Welcome Benotti! Nice to see you here
Welcome mate! nice to have you here!
Welcome to you too SpareTyre :P

lol classic Ryaguas. Likes every one in the world apart from A Schleck and Cancellara :D

I see you are going for the top poster position on these boards.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 27, 2012, 02:18
I will say this, the forum software is fantastic here.  So much better than any other cycling forum I have seen that I think you will convert many just on those features.  Really slick flipping awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 27, 2012, 02:19
@hitch

the greatness of the mafioso wasn't the running gag 'mollema/gesink/etc' are gonna win everything.

Our strength came when we argued and took down the doubters in numbers. There was a time at CN we mafioso members would argue and debate as a group. It was difficult for the individuals to debate against a group of stubborn 'thugs'.

t'was a beautiful thing.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much


That being said Wilco will win everything ;)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 02:26
Two heavyweights in one day. This is on the scale of a Soviet-era defection! ;)

Its like when Hulk Hogan signed for WCW. ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 02:33
lol classic Ryaguas. Likes every one in the world apart from A Schleck and Cancellara :D

I see you are going for the top poster position on these boards.

nah at the start of the important races you are going to take that place!
I'll just be a regular poster... trying to give my opinion and have fun :)

You in the "other side" have over 10k posts im just have 1.6k posts  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 02:36
Thanks for the welcome. I just put my last post on CN for now (in the free TFF thread). Now let me check out things here.

Chaos thread: check
BoB thread: check

feeling at home already

There is a spring classics section for you too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 02:38
Good to see some of the old crew here. I've been a bit of a ghost at CN in the past several months, more of a lurker maybe, but there should be some good conversation here as we populate the place (and when Het Volk arrives of course).

You were one of my favorite posters until you stopped posting.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 02:43
I think you would increase the number 10x if you went to CN and posted that we have real titties over here.  I'm the only person who gets banned for writing "TITTIES" so you guys are all clear.

To get a month ban for posting titties is the equivalent of getting life imprisonment for parking on a yellow line.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jukebox on January 27, 2012, 03:04
Alright, my posts and username got zapped last night, so I'll try again.  I was a super lurker, very infrequent contributor over at CN.  I'm going to do my best to actually contribute this time.

I do need an avatar though, maybe I should get my first one through a bet...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 03:05
now that you've all gotten to say the word 'titties' several times do you think that you can move over to the Bob thread and say it to your heart's content?  ;)

Like, if some of us female cyclists just kept screaming "penis penis penis!' in all of the threads about gear, racing, welcome to the forum etc ...it would get old .....I mean jeez . There's a place for everything  and I would hate to see a few females get scared away from the nice new forum.

 :'(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gravel Rash on January 27, 2012, 03:46
Bm1979 from CN , nice start to this place , great layout too , Well done
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on January 27, 2012, 04:07
You were one of my favorite posters until you stopped posting.
Cheers! Very good to see you here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 04:16
Bm1979 from CN , nice start to this place , great layout too , Well done

Welcome to our new house mate! *hugs*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 27, 2012, 04:41
Okay, I'm done.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: blutto on January 27, 2012, 06:18
...damn I feel almost giddy with excitement...this is so fxxking cool...it got done and we're here...so when is the first food-fight!!!!!!....err...very frank exchange of views...nahh just kidding ????...really...maybe...the champagne has gone to my head ( yeah I cracked a bottle to celebrate...what can I say, this is special ...)

Cheers

blutto
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: brassyn on January 27, 2012, 09:34
Welcome! Getting started is always the hard bit, then the posts just start flowing. Where are you from? I take it that you're a guy in your 20's from what you wrote? Just curious. ;)

Nah, older and much less male. Thank you for the welcome though! Oh and I'm very Scottish  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sizzle on January 27, 2012, 12:26
now that you've all gotten to say the word 'titties' several times do you think that you can move over to the Bob thread and say it to your heart's content?  ;)

Like, if some of us female cyclists just kept screaming "penis penis penis!' in all of the threads about gear, racing, welcome to the forum etc ...it would get old .....I mean jeez . There's a place for everything  and I would hate to see a few females get scared away from the nice new forum.

 :'(

Nicely put MewMew, cheers.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 12:50
now that you've all gotten to say the word 'titties' several times do you think that you can move over to the Bob thread and say it to your heart's content?  ;)

Like, if some of us female cyclists just kept screaming "penis penis penis!' in all of the threads about gear, racing, welcome to the forum etc ...it would get old .....I mean jeez . There's a place for everything  and I would hate to see a few females get scared away from the nice new forum.

 :'(

Since my original reply vanished into cyberspace, I'll recap.

I understand your concern mew, and I undertake to confine all sexist references to female anatomy to the appropriate place. I urge my fellow MCPs to do likewise. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dekker_Tifosi on January 27, 2012, 13:00
I'm the same D_T as from cyclingnews.

Got a PM from someone to go over here. So.. just checking it out. Don't know if I'll stay here tho, depends on the animo this board will (or will not) get
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 13:04
I'm the same D_T as from cyclingnews.

Got a PM from someone to go over here. So.. just checking it out. Don't know if I'll stay here tho, depends on the animo this board will (or will not) get

If you're another Feyenoord fan you can f*** right off. :P

(Humor!)



Welcome, it's cool here. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 13:56
I'm the same D_T as from cyclingnews.

Got a PM from someone to go over here. So.. just checking it out. Don't know if I'll stay here tho, depends on the animo this board will (or will not) get

Welcome! and nice to have more dutch mafia on board!
BTW Congratulations for Dekker getting a contract in Garmin... lets see if He is going to have a good year!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Scott SoCal on January 27, 2012, 14:44
My name is Scott, I live in Southern Cailfornia.  I, too, am coming over from the CN forum.  This is only the second forum of any kind I have ever participated in.

Mea Culpa, I used to think a certain 7time TdF winner was all that and a bag of potato chips.  Once I actually read some of the info available it became pretty clear what the real story was... And continues to be.

I own a small business.  I am married for almost 20 years, no children, lots of animals.

I have cycled since I was a little kid.  I was a professional athlete in the 1980's and suffered a couple major knee injuries that made it difficult to cross-train by running.... So my fist real road bike was a Nishiki w/campy... Era 1983 or so.

I have been racing my bike for fun since the mid 90's.  Never too seriously as I have developed a taste for world class beer and that seems to be a priority.

My wife and I (after 15 years of talking about it) finally decided to go to Belgium to watch the Ronde and later Paris -Roubaix in 2008.  We have both fallen in love with Flanders, the Belgian people, the racing... We have made friends in Belgium now that we keep in contact with and look forward to seeing every year now.  We also get to travel to other places as well but somehow keep going back to Brugge.

So, in 2010, I was able to do the RvV Cyclo.... Just awesome.  Soooo much fun.  I was able to do it last year (along with the Paris-Roubaix Challenge) and will do it again this year.  Probably the most fun I have ever had on a bicycle.

Anyways, a little about me...

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestones on January 27, 2012, 15:06
My name is Scott,

Hello Scott, great you could make it over here. Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on January 27, 2012, 16:00
Yo guys

Name is boomcie, I'm Belgian. Like Scott this is only the second forum I have joined. I don't even have a Facebook-account. Do own a Twitter account as of late: @Amsterhammer (not so funny to most apparently).

I've been very interested in cycling since I was about 16 years old approx. I studied communications and did my Master's thesis on "doping and cycling in Flemish newspapers". I joined that other cycling forum because I wanted to interact with people about cycling on another level.  I joined this place because I like the approach behind it. Looking forward to see how it'll pan out.

Lately have been getting involved in some juvenile stuff. Loving that as well. My reputation is currently in the sewers --> am looking to rehabilitate that somewhere in the distant future, please bare with me.

@D_T: Welcome buddy, you really want animo?   :D

Good to see some of the nice CN people on here. Welcome all.

Ps: bring back smiting!  :o (Führer smiley is hilarious)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mc_mountain on January 27, 2012, 16:33
I am tempted to propose that, periodically, a new introduce yourself thread is set up, say once every 3 months, when I first joined CN forum the similar thread there was huge and too long to read, when all I really wanted to know about was current, active posters whose posts i'd been reading.

Each time the new thread starts current members can reintroduce themselves, and new members can have a chance to get to know something about them.  Lots of lurkers on CN are seeing VR as chance to contribute more and I think something like this might maintain this feeling to new members down the line.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 17:22
I'm the same D_T as from cyclingnews.

Got a PM from someone to go over here. So.. just checking it out. Don't know if I'll stay here tho, depends on the animo this board will (or will not) get

Invite your good friend Gerrit Jan over here. Its not like he can post in CN anyway with him being banned and all.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 17:24
Yo guys

Name is boomcie, I'm Belgian. Like Scott this is only the second forum I have joined. I don't even have a Facebook-account. Do own a Twitter account as of late: @Amsterhammer (not so funny to most apparently).

I've been very interested in cycling since I was about 16 years old approx. I studied communications and did my Master's thesis on "doping and cycling in Flemish newspapers". I joined that other cycling forum because I wanted to interact with people about cycling on another level.  I joined this place because I like the approach behind it. Looking forward to see how it'll pan out.

Lately have been getting involved in some juvenile stuff. Loving that as well. My reputation is currently in the sewers --> am looking to rehabilitate that somewhere in the distant future, please bare with me.

@D_T: Welcome buddy, you really want animo?   :D

Good to see some of the nice CN people on here. Welcome all.

Ps: bring back smiting!  :o (Führer smiley is hilarious)

Hilarious  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Daminao Machiavelli on January 27, 2012, 17:29
Yo.  In da house.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 27, 2012, 17:31
Can someone contact Daotec?  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 27, 2012, 17:47
Can someone contact Daotec?  :P

i am trying to but for some reason i cant post or send message n 2cycle.be
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 27, 2012, 17:48
Yo.  In da house.

welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestones on January 27, 2012, 17:50
Can someone contact Daotec?  :P

Great idea. I hope he finds his way here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on January 27, 2012, 18:00
i am trying to but for some reason i cant post or send message n 2cycle.be

Gerrit Jan aka Ryo Hazuki knows Daotec personally.

So through him runs the road to Daotec.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerrit-Jan-Bultje/1318223517# (http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerrit-Jan-Bultje/1318223517#)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 18:14
Gerrit Jan aka Ryo Hazuki knows Daotec personally.

So through him runs the road to Daotec.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerrit-Jan-Bultje/1318223517# (http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerrit-Jan-Bultje/1318223517#)

I'll recieve Ryo with my arms wide open but no Daotec...   :-X
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 27, 2012, 18:15
Yo.  In da house.

Welcome Damiano!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 18:17
You stuck the wrong topic, Dim. ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 18:19
Damiano check spelling... :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Daminao Machiavelli on January 27, 2012, 18:41
Damiano check spelling... :o

Crap.  I suck.  I'll have to try again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on January 27, 2012, 18:54
You can modify the user name in your account settings. If Daminao is your account name, you can display Damiano.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 27, 2012, 19:05
You can modify the user name in your account settings. If Daminao is your account name, you can display Damiano.

Too late.  I now have two accounts.  I double suck.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on January 27, 2012, 19:10
Too late.  I now have two accounts.  I double suck.

No, you haven't and no you don't ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 21:37
wow supreme being   :-*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 27, 2012, 22:24
ok I am here newborn aka oldborn I am 22 years old student from Transilvania, could I just become moderator from now on :-*
I love you all ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 27, 2012, 22:51
Hello, newborn or Dracula.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on January 27, 2012, 23:14
yep I am here too

Hi All  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 28, 2012, 02:20
wow supreme being   :-*

I love that avatar/picture.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Maxiton on January 28, 2012, 03:24
It's kinda weird to have everyone from the old forum on this new forum.  Weird but nice.  Thanks to blutto for the prompting.

I just reached in to my suitcase of medical preparation and chose an avatar. 

Now we just need a  few obtrusive ads, it'll be just like home.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 28, 2012, 03:43
I just reached in to my suitcase of medical preparation and chose an avatar. 

Is that Brawndo in pill form?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 28, 2012, 04:24
It's kinda weird to have everyone from the old forum on this new forum.  Weird but nice.  Thanks to blutto for the prompting.

I just reached in to my suitcase of medical preparation and chose an avatar. 

Now we just need a  few obtrusive ads, it'll be just like home.

We would have come looking for you had you not shown up..... :D
everyone is moving along nicely.... ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: python on January 28, 2012, 07:44
hi all. i’m python from the cn.

good to see dim ‘at work’ again :) i always was partial to dim’s candid posting style.

lurked for a bit, was itching to start posting and now that i see so many cn posters i like, i had to  :o

i’ll try to be less serious and grumpy than over there  :)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2012, 07:46
It's kinda weird to have everyone from the old forum on this new forum.  Weird but nice.  Thanks to blutto for the prompting.

I just reached in to my suitcase of medical preparation and chose an avatar. 

Now we just need a  few obtrusive ads, it'll be just like home.

We would have come looking for you had you not shown up..... :D
everyone is moving along nicely.... ;D

I also think it is important that the forum does not become CN new and develops a klick we should encourage all cycling fans so this can become the cycling forum, with the different languages, great software and the chat for race days this place could be huge

anyways all imo of course

   

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: El Imbatido on January 28, 2012, 08:28
Hey guys,

You all know me from CN but i'm here now too, to check out where all the cool kids have gone to. One suggestion though.....(if it has already been suggested then just ignore it).......I am an admin at the site that is under my avatar pic to the left this post (and alot of you know me from there as well as alot of you are members (dim, ferminal etc etc etc)) but we have a shoutbox as well but we use multiple shoutboxs so we can have one for race day chat where spoilers are allowed and also the general one you see when you log on where spoilers are not allowed. The no spoiler one is the default one but you can change to the the race chat one when you want to see what is going on.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2012, 08:32
Hey guys,

You all know me from CN but i'm here now too, to check out where all the cool kids have gone to. One suggestion though.....(if it has already been suggested then just ignore it).......I am an admin at the site that is under my avatar pic to the left this post (and alot of you know me from there as well as alot of you are members (dim, ferminal etc etc etc)) but we have a shoutbox as well but we use multiple shoutboxs so we can have one for race day chat where spoilers are allowed and also the general one you see when you log on where spoilers are not allowed. The no spoiler one is the default one but you can change to the the race chat one when you want to see what is going on.

I think that is the plan, 99 % sure  for a race day shout box - spoiler not sure about. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: El Imbatido on January 28, 2012, 08:52
I am suggetsing that they keep the "general" shoutbox and have it as a spoiler free one. But have the ability for the individual user to view a 'race day' shoutbox by going to a certain part of this forum or clicking on a certain button to changes the shoutbox to the 'race day' shoutbox.

Because a shoutbox from my experience with them is better for race day then the race day threads we have at CN forums. As you don't have to write a whole post then have it posted, then refresh your page to see other people posts and then quote this person or that person when you want to respond to something etc etc Because a shoutbox, has a 'refresh box' button that doesn't affect the whole page so....the whole page doesn't have to reload.

Basically i just find them easier and the discussion moves along more fluently. Just my 2cents
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 28, 2012, 09:19
I am suggetsing that they keep the "general" shoutbox and have it as a spoiler free one. But have the ability for the individual user to view a 'race day' shoutbox by going to a certain part of this forum or clicking on a certain button to changes the shoutbox to the 'race day' shoutbox.

there is a raceday shoutbox.. you just cant see it because i turned it off..

Basically a single line under the shoutbox that says "this shoutbox is spoiler free.. for race day discussions click her" and links to another box.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: benotti69 on January 28, 2012, 09:25
hi all. i’m python from the cn.

good to see dim ‘at work’ again :) i always was partial to dim’s candid posting style.

lurked for a bit, was itching to start posting and now that i see so many cn posters i like, i had to  :o

i’ll try to be less serious and grumpy than over there  :)

Glad to see you slithered over and on to here..... ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: python on January 28, 2012, 10:33
Glad to see you slithered over and on to here..... ;)
i have shed my old skin whilst slithering over here  ;) cheers.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 28, 2012, 12:07
Always good to see familiar names in a new place. Welcome, guys and gals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Francois the Postman on January 28, 2012, 13:26
From admin over on CN to coach potato here... and much happier.

One question: was it 10 posts or 10 paragraphs to get into the Pharmacy?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on January 28, 2012, 13:36
10 posts or it would be way too easy for you to get access! ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 28, 2012, 13:38
From admin over on CN to coach potato here... and much happier.

One question: was it 10 posts or 10 paragraphs to get into the Pharmacy?

I was expecting a much more lengthy introduction.. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 28, 2012, 14:18
From admin over on CN to coach potato here... and much happier.

One question: was it 10 posts or 10 paragraphs to get into the Pharmacy?

It may sound like bullsh*t, but I have lost my interest in the topic.  I made a joking post about HWMNBN there, but I am really finding it hard to muster any give-a-sh*t about him or doping anymore.  I think this year, I am just going to watch the races for what they are and ride my bike a lot.  That is one of the reasons I like the clean break from the other place.  The Clinic there is a spinning wheel of obnoxiousness with little new content and a whole lot of argument over things that have been argued for 10 years.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 28, 2012, 15:12
Hey welcome Francois the War and Peaceman ;D, please for non English barbaric dudes only 45749 words per thread is possible, thanks mate :-*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GreasyMonkey on January 28, 2012, 15:25
From admin over on CN to coach potato here... and much happier.

One question: was it 10 posts or 10 paragraphs to get into the Pharmacy?

Hey Francois, glad to see you here, and I hope you are much happier/relaxed in this environment.

I've always enjoyed your posts butduring your time in Admin, your great contribution to threads was sadly diminished.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 28, 2012, 17:58
It may sound like bullsh*t, but I have lost my interest in the topic.  I made a joking post about HWMNBN there, but I am really finding it hard to muster any give-a-sh*t about him or doping anymore.  I think this year, I am just going to watch the races for what they are and ride my bike a lot.  That is one of the reasons I like the clean break from the other place.  The Clinic there is a spinning wheel of obnoxiousness with little new content and a whole lot of argument over things that have been argued for 10 years.

I lost my toleration for wading through the endless interplay between Polish and Dr. M.  Seriously, when browsing CN's forums I would look at the forum index and if the last post in The Clinic was made by Polish then I would not click on the forum because I knew the last few pages would be filled with crap.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 28, 2012, 18:00
I like ths page design better than what was here yesterday.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: benotti69 on January 28, 2012, 18:05
I lost my toleration for wading through the endless interplay between Polish and Dr. M.  Seriously, when browsing CN's forums I would look at the forum index and if the last post in The Clinic was made by Polish then I would not click on the forum because I knew the last few pages would be filled with crap.

Yeah, but where else can you get good crap like that these days :P

The Clinic was on a slope as soon as Novitsky took on Armstrong. Whether Armstrong gets his dues or not his day is done and most people know what the score is. He cheated and his awareness aint up to much good either.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestoned on January 28, 2012, 18:07
I love you all


Applauding for karma is gay. That's what I used to call "fumbling" in the clinic.
There will be a lot of manlove karma around here.   ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cobblestoned on January 28, 2012, 18:09
I lost my toleration for wading through the endless interplay between Polish and Dr. M.  Seriously, when browsing CN's forums I would look at the forum index and if the last post in The Clinic was made by Polish then I would not click on the forum because I knew the last few pages would be filled with crap.

People can be so different. Individuums.

I need my daily Polish.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 28, 2012, 18:46
hi all. i’m python from the cn.

good to see dim ‘at work’ again :) i always was partial to dim’s candid posting style.

lurked for a bit, was itching to start posting and now that i see so many cn posters i like, i had to  :o

i’ll try to be less serious and grumpy than over there  :)

hi python!
nice to have the option of this friendly feeling forum...

I was getting tired of all the bickering over @cn depending on who you did or didn't like as a rider.
Most people just love cycling and have interesting personalities whether you agree with their views or not.

so we thank dim for this
and goofy emoticon city
 :-* :'( ::)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 28, 2012, 18:56
I like ths page design better than what was here yesterday.

yes I do too. This is easier to read with this font/size and the white and light colored layout is very nice to read. There is more open whitespace etc etc
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on January 28, 2012, 20:22
hi all. i’m python from the cn.

good to see dim ‘at work’ again :) i always was partial to dim’s candid posting style.

lurked for a bit, was itching to start posting and now that i see so many cn posters i like, i had to  :o

i’ll try to be less serious and grumpy than over there  :)

Hi python, good to see you over here too :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin318is on January 28, 2012, 22:16
I´m on board and "I yam what I yam".
Hoping this new forum will be the balanced and enjoyably relaxed one that we all crave, where the only  rules are the good ones and everything else is cool and froody
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin318is on January 28, 2012, 22:18
Incidentally, if you really want to discuss CN forums with me - do it over there, because here I couldn´t really care less.  Ah the serenity!   ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 28, 2012, 23:01
I´m on board and "I yam what I yam".
Hoping this new forum will be the balanced and enjoyably relaxed one that we all crave, where the only  rules are the good ones and everything else is cool and froody

It's a veritable mass migration! :)

Welcome, Martin.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on January 29, 2012, 01:02
wow - everyone is here

and hopefully friendly    ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 29, 2012, 01:04
Incidentally, if you really want to discuss CN forums with me - do it over there, because here I couldn´t really care less.  Ah the serenity!   ;D

I think thats a general forum rule, what happens on cn, stays on cn. This is a new friendy place open to all.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: python on January 29, 2012, 01:55
hi python!
nice to have the option of this friendly feeling forum...I was getting tired of all the bickering over @cn depending on who you did or didn't like as a rider.
i hear you, mew  ;) my new skin is thicker than the one i shed (and left) over there  :D
Hi python, good to see you over here too :)
cheers ! it already feels comfy here.
I think thats a general forum rule, what happens on cn, stays on cn.
wait a minute, dim… :ois dual citizen legal ?  8) as far as I can tell, most of us still are… :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 29, 2012, 02:03
i hear you, mew  ;) my new skin is thicker than the one i shed (and left) over there  :Dcheers ! it already feels comfy here. wait a minute, dim… :ois dual citizen legal ?  8) as far as I can tell, most of us still are… :D

what i mean is, arguments over there dont come over here, and problems with their, get discussed over there.

This is sanctuary..

You just wanted to show you could multi quote ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: python on January 29, 2012, 02:18
You just wanted to show you could multi quote ;)
or perhaps i'm not in a rush to boost my post count to 10 and enter the pharmacy  :P  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Training Wheels on January 29, 2012, 02:19
Going to work on the emoteicons.

Sounds like more fun than going to work on the bus  ;)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Training Wheels on January 29, 2012, 02:21
I think thats a general forum rule, what happens on cn, stays on cn. This is a new friendy place open to all.

Just like Vegas or rugby tours!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 29, 2012, 02:32
i hear you, mew  ;) my new skin is thicker than the one i shed (and left) over there  :Dcheers ! it already feels comfy here. wait a minute, dim… :ois dual citizen legal ?  8) as far as I can tell, most of us still are… :D

Am I still free to complain about RBR, Podium Cafe, Serotta forum, Velocipede Salon, DPF, and Bike Radar?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arb on January 29, 2012, 02:45
lol Bike Radar. I'm not sure why it is so special that Future decided to spare it from Outbrain.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GreasyMonkey on January 29, 2012, 03:19
lol Bike Radar. I'm not sure why it is so special that Future decided to spare it from Outbrain.

A quick guess, somebody who "matters" at Future has a personal interest in Bike Radar, unlike CNF....?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 29, 2012, 03:54
i hear you, mew  ;) my new skin is thicker than the one i shed (and left) over there  :Dcheers ! it already feels comfy here. wait a minute, dim… :ois dual citizen legal ?  8) as far as I can tell, most of us still are… :D

...most of us...

Clean break for me.  I really dig the new place.  I renounced my citizenship there, so after my ban is up, I am gone.  I think the posts will still be there, but the will be listed under "guest"  Good luck to all the people there.  I think the features here are going to move a lot of people though once they see what this place is and can do.  Great forum software (I think I've mentioned it several times, but it is worth repeating.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on January 29, 2012, 04:02
...most of us...

Clean break for me.  I really dig the new place.  I renounced my citizenship there, so after my ban is up, I am gone.  I think the posts will still be there, but the will be listed under "guest"  Good luck to all the people there.  I think the features here are going to move a lot of people though once they see what this place is and can do.  Great forum software (I think I've mentioned it several times, but it is worth repeating.)

Hoping it does not just become CN forums with different formatting though. I still hang around both and think this forum has a more relaxed feeling.

still has the new car smell
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 29, 2012, 04:17
I'm thinking that most find this a nice refuge from the garbage going on @ cn and will strive to carry the good vibes on here.

lol python can multi quote...I think he may be the first to do this here.. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Francois the Postman on January 29, 2012, 04:35
I have already witnessed several people burning their old clothes, and leaving grudges, battle scars and stale antagonism behind. A very welcome change, encouraging, and long may it last.

Maybe we all were due a reboot, and it took a pro-active overlord like Dim to stop the growing frustration with each other.

It would be nice if we all could slip back into enjoying the banter about a sport that enthuses all of us, in a relaxed way. Less point-scoring, and arguing about the position of a comma in a sentence.

It probably also makes a difference to that he has made this our house [kudos]. It can be very inviting to give CN a kick up its arse, but mess with Dim, and you've probably have outstayed your welcome with the rest of us here, rapidly.

This really can be the place we want it to be, and make room so others can have it their way too. It certainly ought to be easier to find corners in a building that suits some, but probably not others, when we are able to change the lay-out of the place without having to wait 4 weeks before someone flicks a switch.

Good vibes. Hope we will remember why we arrived here, when the heat of an exchange carries us away. Agree to disagree, live and let live. We all love cycling, and a good chat that most of us probably can't have quite the same way, wherever we are logging in from. That's why we are here. 

[off to play some hippy sh*t]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: python on January 29, 2012, 05:08
To further ‘impress dim and mew with my mult-iquotes :D
...most of us... I renounced my citizenship there……
sorry tff for chopping up you post. i wanted to focus on the specific points you made. .yes most of us love the freedom of being a multiple citizen. but such is the bizarre nature of busy people (or perhaps it’s plain human inertia or a drive for a comfort zone) that most (i know i will) are likely to settle on a ’preferred forum’.  very unfortunately, and in my view (in this specific case) unfairly, you were denied that option. the ironic and perhaps the sad side  of your renouncement is that you quit several dozen of posters who consider you their official cn cyber friend.  i was never ‘officially’ listed but I’m willing to correct that deficiency here provided dim allowed the option…i’m still exploring... 
Hoping it does not just become CN forums with different formatting though. I still hang around both and think this forum has a more relaxed feeling. still has the new car smell
i like the ‘new car’ comparison. can’t vouch for others, but after a while my new car became just a car. the point being is, all forums start high and often ride low, it’s how they deal with the inevitable lows is the challenged for both the success and survival.  if it comes to it. lots of shyt goes into the generality but at the end of the day it's the strength of the community that rules,
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sublimit on January 29, 2012, 07:48
Some of the bickering over there could funny but it was kind of getting on my nerves of late, and the endless pointless polls...   

I'm like with TFF on this and done with the place but maybe i'll lurk on some of the raceday threads once in a while..,and maybe check out how bad my fantasy team is doing.   :P

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SAT252 on January 29, 2012, 12:42
Hi

Another lurker from the ad site. Allways been to intimidated to post so hoping to find a suitcase of courage to dip into over here!

Got into cycling via Robert Millar in the 80s but not seriously until good old P & P on chanel 4 in the 90s! To decrepid to do more than talk a good race though.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 29, 2012, 13:06
To further ‘impress dim and mew with my mult-iquotes :Dsorry tff for chopping up you post. i wanted to focus on the specific points you made. .yes most of us love the freedom of being a multiple citizen. but such is the bizarre nature of busy people (or perhaps it’s plain human inertia or a drive for a comfort zone) that most (i know i will) are likely to settle on a ’preferred forum’.  very unfortunately, and in my view (in this specific case) unfairly, you were denied that option. the ironic and perhaps the sad side  of your renouncement is that you quit several dozen of posters who consider you their official cn cyber friend.  i was never ‘officially’ listed but I’m willing to correct that deficiency here provided dim allowed the option…i’m still exploring...

I have already witnessed several people burning their old clothes, and leaving grudges, battle scars and stale antagonism behind. A very welcome change, encouraging, and long may it last.

Maybe we all were due a reboot, and it took a pro-active overlord like Dim to stop the growing frustration with each other.

It would be nice if we all could slip back into enjoying the banter about a sport that enthuses all of us, in a relaxed way. Less point-scoring, and arguing about the position of a comma in a sentence.

It probably also makes a difference to that he has made this our house [kudos]. It can be very inviting to give CN a kick up its arse, but mess with Dim, and you've probably have outstayed your welcome with the rest of us here, rapidly.

This really can be the place we want it to be, and make room so others can have it their way too. It certainly ought to be easier to find corners in a building that suits some, but probably not others, when we are able to change the lay-out of the place without having to wait 4 weeks before someone flicks a switch.

Good vibes. Hope we will remember why we arrived here, when the heat of an exchange carries us away. Agree to disagree, live and let live. We all love cycling, and a good chat that most of us probably can't have quite the same way, wherever we are logging in from. That's why we are here. 

[off to play some hippy sh*t]

Kind words python, and I think you were listed there at the very end.  I hope many of my other cyber friends will migrate here.

As Francois points out so well, there was a negative vibe over there that developed.  I certainly contributed to that extensively.  I will endeavor to do the opposite here.  Trolls will come, they do to any forum.  What I hope is that here, instead of trying to drive them away with words upon words, they are just ignored.  Let that battle continue to rage, and other battles of the non-trolling variety rage there.  I love cycling, and I love talking about racing.  I think that if we can get a live chat for race days instead of the posting in a forum format, we will certainly draw a crowd.

Francois, great post.  It does feel good to shake off the winter clothes.  It feels like spring...which is my favorite time of year, especially for cycling.  Now, I will go do some hippy sh*t too. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 29, 2012, 13:10
Hi

Another lurker from the ad site. Allways been to intimidated to post so hoping to find a suitcase of courage to dip into over here!

Got into cycling via Robert Millar in the 80s but not seriously until good old P & P on chanel 4 in the 90s! To decrepid to do more than talk a good race though.

Welcome.  I am sure for someone lurking, CN could be very intimidating.  Hard to jump in.  Here, you jumped in on the ground floor, so you get to help set the tone here, and talking a good race is great fun...we just have to get to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for the real fun to start.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 29, 2012, 16:45
Hi

Another lurker from the ad site. Allways been to intimidated to post so hoping to find a suitcase of courage to dip into over here!

Got into cycling via Robert Millar in the 80s but not seriously until good old P & P on chanel 4 in the 90s! To decrepid to do more than talk a good race though.

yes welcome!
Pretty much all the posters on cn were/are good folks. but lots of opinions and over-fueled fires that just went on....so the vibes did feel a bit intimidating I suppose. That's not good.

Everyone deserves a chance to chime in and share knowledge and thoughts, so really glad you jumped in here!

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on January 29, 2012, 16:47
I see that we have a 'buddy' system but I'm wondering if there is a friend-type bucket on each of our profiles that accommodate avatars as well....
have not really looked into it yet... ??? :-\

It am hoping maybe Damiano or someone will start up a CAT GROUP and if that is a function of this forum...guess I need to check things out there
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on January 29, 2012, 16:56
at the moment its just buddies and they appear in bold on the whos online list, and you can post comments on people profiles. There are more things can be added, something called super profile that allows all sorts of things.

Something for the future.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 29, 2012, 17:30
Hi

Another lurker from the ad site. Allways been to intimidated to post so hoping to find a suitcase of courage to dip into over here!

Got into cycling via Robert Millar in the 80s but not seriously until good old P & P on chanel 4 in the 90s! To decrepid to do more than talk a good race though.
Welcome. Jabberwocky is an art form.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sylvester on January 29, 2012, 23:49
This smiley alone  :-* makes this forum worthwhile. Thanks for creating these boards, as much as I liked the-place-that-shall-not-be-named it did have a lot of disadvantages, thus I never posted a lot.

As for me: Belgian, currently studying in Italy and enjoying la dolce vita, more of a runner than a cyclist, more of an Euskaltel than a Boonen fan, and eh, of course I'm a bad puddy tat with a pink skin under his fur coat, too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Francois the Postman on January 30, 2012, 00:05
.... more of an Euskaltel than a Boonen fan, ....
Ah, you are not alone in here. I have always had a soft spot for our man in orange, and their local supporters. Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slow Rider on January 30, 2012, 00:51
Decided to move here from CN as well, and become a bit more active in the process. Lurked there, posted some stuff at times, but never really sticked to it.

To introduce myself: I'm a beginning cyclist myself, bought my first bike a few weeks ago after having watched races for a number of years now. As my name suggests though, I'm not quite the fastest guy around just yet :P I support many different riders from various teams, but I do tend to be a fan of Liquigas in particular, especially Nibali.

Hoping this forum will continue to grow, since I already like it much better than the CN one :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on January 30, 2012, 01:00
Decided to move here from CN as well, and become a bit more active in the process. Lurked there, posted some stuff at times, but never really sticked to it.

To introduce myself: I'm a beginning cyclist myself, bought my first bike a few weeks ago after having watched races for a number of years now. As my name suggests though, I'm not quite the fastest guy around just yet :P I support many different riders from various teams, but I do tend to be a fan of Liquigas in particular, especially Nibali.

Hoping this forum will continue to grow, since I already like it much better than the CN one :)

Welcome, and remember, we all were new to riding a bike once.  Greatest sport on the planet. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: timmy on January 30, 2012, 05:52
lot of people joining.

damiano i assume is brodeal? 

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on January 30, 2012, 06:05
Welcome, and remember, we all were new to riding a bike once.  Greatest sport on the planet.

and some of us that are not new to riding bikes are still pretty slow.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2012, 06:28
and some of us that are not new to riding bikes are still pretty slow.
Welcome, and remember, we all were new to riding a bike once.  Greatest sport on the planet.

And some of us want to be riding a new bike again. Cross bike for me next new one, so i can ride on the winter roads here or mtb cant decide
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quixote on January 30, 2012, 07:59
Well...what a pleasant surprise! So this is why I was hearing an echo in that other site.
Some nice changes: I see Old is now Newborn, Ram has added some syllables, Boomcie finally became a lord,  Krabkakes33 could only be mi amigo, and almost everyone else has a fresh new avatar. Mine is a NorCal balance to Scott SoCal's.
I ride a lot and am lucky to live in a place where year-round cycling is possible. I guess you could say that cycling has become my obsession/passion.
 It's nice to see so many of the old CNers here...a clean, well-organized, friendly site. Thanks, Newborn, for the heads-up.
Sooo, I guess I start in Velorooms as a Couch potato...hmmmm.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 30, 2012, 11:00
Always good to have some counter-weight to SoCal, so welcome NoCal Quixote! ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: B.Rasmussen on January 30, 2012, 19:01
So this is where the cool kids from CN are hiding...

Same name as on CN (and my real one). I mostly lurk.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on January 30, 2012, 19:28
League of genius Quixote, league of genius.
Welcome!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 30, 2012, 19:52
welcome rasmussen.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ultimobici on January 30, 2012, 20:24
Hello All!

i have answered the call and moved to Velorooms.

9 more posts to the darks stuff!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on January 30, 2012, 20:40
Hello All!

i have answered the call and moved to Velorooms.

9 more posts to the darks stuff!!!

Welcome abroad. Feel free and relax. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: StraßenRennen on January 30, 2012, 21:34
Hi,

Im a foreigner living in a foreign land thinking about running naked through the forests on a sunday in order to become just a little bit more foreign.
I also enjoy watching bike racing for which i can thank my smaller more intelligent but luckily uglier brother for (hope he is reading this).
 
Foreign person over and out.

P.S. Im feeling even more foreign now i have moved too a forum that is quite foreign to CN.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on January 30, 2012, 22:00
WOW! NICE!!

So many cool ppl joining us in the dark side  :-*

Welcome guys! Python, François, Strab, Sylvester, new guy, etc hahaha  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Garry Allen on January 30, 2012, 22:45
Posting under my real name to ensure that I am prepared to stand behind what i say (had a prominent figure in Australian cycling complain to a former employer about my criticism of them on usenet)
bad amateur racer for a few years until we had kids
Phil Anderson's exploits introduced me to bike racing. usenet and cyclingnews introduced me to races other than the tour
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quixote on January 30, 2012, 22:58
Im a foreigner living in a foreign land thinking about running naked through the forests on a sunday in order to become just a little bit more foreign.
Great plan, Straßen! But perhaps you should start with a Borat thong through the neighborhood and gradually progress to the naked forest run.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JA.T on January 31, 2012, 05:48
Hi I'm John.

Live in Melbourne Australia. Started riding for transportation. Watched Le Tour with La Vie Clair's Greg and Badger, cheered for Skippy.

Took up triathlons, participated in Ironmans, raced (???) local D Grade RR.

Now ride mainly for fun and fitness, love (???) hills (but ride them slowly).

While now 53, still act like a teenager (and appear mid 40s) and a kid at heart.

Currently searching for a fulfilling enjoyable vocation.

Cheers All.

ciao js (dual VR cn citizen)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: craig1985 on February 01, 2012, 00:57
Pretty sure most people know who I am  ;D

After getting many requests to join up, I have. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on February 01, 2012, 01:05
well it's about time!
hi craig  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 02:30
Pretty sure most people know who I am  ;D

After getting many requests to join up, I have.
Finally. Hello.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 07:42
Hello, I am a big racing fan and I just love bikes! Ducati are my favourite and my favourite GP rider is Casey Stoner,

I'm sure I'll fit in just perfectly!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 08:13
Hello. Must have been a dilemma when Ducati's mishandling bike cost Stoner a title in 2010.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 08:25
Hello. Must have been a dilemma when Ducati's mishandling bike cost Stoner a title in 2010.

Oh wow, people do follow it  :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 08:33
Sure, I follow a sport which I can't watch on the telly almost all season and motor racing is more than a bit popular around my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 01, 2012, 11:16
Hello, I am a big racing fan and I just love bikes! Ducati are my favourite and my favourite GP rider is Casey Stoner,

I'm sure I'll fit in just perfectly!  ;D

I'm a #46 fanboy. :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 01, 2012, 11:36
Jokes not funny when they are actual fans in here. So that was more epic fail than a Kreb's abstinence pledge thread.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin318is on February 01, 2012, 14:05
Hi,

Im a foreigner living in a foreign land thinking about running naked through the forests on a sunday in order to become just a little bit more foreign.
I also enjoy watching bike racing for which i can thank my smaller more intelligent but luckily uglier brother for (hope he is reading this).
 
Foreign person over and out.

P.S. Im feeling even more foreign now i have moved too a forum that is quite foreign to CN.

Welcome StraßenRennen!

Only sad you didnt decide to bring your signature line over here with you.  LOL
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Libertine Seguros on February 01, 2012, 22:23
 אַ גותן תוג! איך בין לֹיברטין סגוראֶס
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: craig1985 on February 01, 2012, 22:28
...most of us...

Clean break for me.  I really dig the new place.  I renounced my citizenship there, so after my ban is up, I am gone.  I think the posts will still be there, but the will be listed under "guest"  Good luck to all the people there.  I think the features here are going to move a lot of people though once they see what this place is and can do.  Great forum software (I think I've mentioned it several times, but it is worth repeating.)

The one good thing I like is that the filter isn't stuck in 1927 and where for example you try talking about Pakistan and the first four letters are censored.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on February 01, 2012, 22:51
אַ גותן תוג! איך בין לֹיברטין סגוראֶס

Why would you post in Hebrew to say its you, to make us launch google translate ;D?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Libertine Seguros on February 01, 2012, 23:10
Why would you post in Hebrew to say its you, to make us launch google translate ;D?
It isn't Hebrew, it's Yiddish  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on February 01, 2012, 23:11
It isn't Hebrew, it's Yiddish  :P

Argh, close enough though ;).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Libertine Seguros on February 01, 2012, 23:33
Argh, close enough though ;).

Entirely different language families ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: StraßenRennen on February 02, 2012, 20:20
Welcome StraßenRennen!

Only sad you didnt decide to bring your signature line over here with you.  LOL

I just saw that I cant copy both in my signature, wanted to have them both. But if i have to chose id chose room temperature iq any day of the week, its just so, true.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: on3m@ndog on February 03, 2012, 05:55
I don't even know what I'm doing here.
Just starting to figure my way around this myself.
More better smillies here than the other f....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: on3m@ndog on February 03, 2012, 06:03
hey wait!
I used to be called a sunday rider now i'm a couchie :(

I'm just the
noob couchie 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on February 03, 2012, 08:57
I'm just the
noob couchie 

Yay! I'd know that avatar anywhere... Welcome!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 03, 2012, 11:07
I'm just the
noob couchie 

Welcome noob couchie, good to see that you made it! ;) Allow me to offer you your first karma hit for the imaginitive use of the marquee scroll on such an early post. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on February 03, 2012, 18:00
I'm just the
noob couchie 

Welcome to the land of strange but cool emoticons!  :-*  :-X
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lucky on February 04, 2012, 00:26
hello   8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on February 04, 2012, 00:29
hi Luckyboy, welcome :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arb on February 04, 2012, 03:09
All grown up?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on February 04, 2012, 12:42
All grown up?

 ;D ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on February 04, 2012, 19:16
Hello, my name isn't really Captain Cavman, I'm not really a Captain and when I registered with CN, I didn't really like Mark Cavendish all that much but he's grown on me. Maybe I should have chosen General Greipel as my username.

I don't tend to use smilies, which given the selection here is a stroke of luck.   ???
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on February 05, 2012, 08:58
Hello, my name isn't really Captain Cavman, I'm not really a Captain and when I registered with CN, I didn't really like Mark Cavendish all that much but he's grown on me. Maybe I should have chosen General Greipel as my username.

I don't tend to use smilies, which given the selection here is a stroke of luck.   ???

Ahoj, Captain! Good to have you aboard.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on February 05, 2012, 21:27
Salut mon pote.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Night Rider on February 06, 2012, 00:38
New today from CN, had been a member there for over two years and I must say this site already looks far better than what CN has become over the last year or so.

I'm looking forward to posting a bit more than I had over the last few months.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on February 06, 2012, 02:03
New today from CN, had been a member there for over two years and I must say this site already looks far better than what CN has become over the last year or so.

I'm looking forward to posting a bit more than I had over the last few months.

welcome NR! please do post here  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Esteban on February 06, 2012, 22:23
I'm Duartista on CN, but I went for something more neutral here, as I'm not sure Duarte is my favourite Colombian any more (sorry Fabio).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on February 06, 2012, 22:35
I'm Duartista on CN, but I went for something more neutral here, as I'm not sure Duarte is my favourite Colombian any more (sorry Fabio).
welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: brassyn on February 06, 2012, 23:01
Welcome all :)

The slobbering kiss smiley disturbs me plenty.  :-*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on February 07, 2012, 06:44
I'm Duartista on CN, but I went for something more neutral here, as I'm not sure Duarte is my favourite Colombian any more (sorry Fabio).

Cities of Gold, cool!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 11, 2012, 02:24
I'm BYOP88, there were 87 others but like that movie 'I Am Number 4' they ended up somewhere else, BTW is that movie any good?

It would appear I'm digressing so a little about me; I'm a Krautrock/post-rock loving cycling hating ninja or something. I'd like to post well thought out and meaningful posts but I'll more than likely just end posting rubbish, it also seems having a dry and surreal sense of humour doesn't translate that well to some forums or I'm not as funny as I'd like to believe and I'm sure that bums you out just as much as it does me!

Thats the one with Andy Schleck?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on February 11, 2012, 04:50
We need a CNF to VR name translation list.  It's getting confusing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 11, 2012, 05:20
Says the Alias :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 11, 2012, 12:06
We need a CNF to VM name translation list.  It's getting confusing.

You even forget who you're supposed to be, huh? We should be good as long as this place stays sock puppet and troll free.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Auscyclefan on February 12, 2012, 01:15
Hello all, yes I have registered and you can all blame dimspace (or whatever he is called) for setting the plague that is Auscyclefan on this forum. I probably won't be on this forum as much as others but that is alright!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 12, 2012, 01:20
Hello all, yes I have registered and you can all blame dimspace (or whatever he is called) for setting the plague that is Auscyclefan on this forum. I probably won't be on this forum as much as others but that is alright!

If you thought the original BoB was bike pron, you're in for a surprise here. ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 12, 2012, 01:22
Hello all, yes I have registered and you can all blame dimspace (or whatever he is called) for setting the plague that is Auscyclefan on this forum. I probably won't be on this forum as much as others but that is alright!

I blame mewmewmewmew

(http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/d753d892-fef0-4735-80e3-a81f4335ae22.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Auscyclefan on February 12, 2012, 01:49
So have we got any pro riders or ds' stalking our little forum yet?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on February 12, 2012, 02:34
I blame mewmewmewmew

(http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/d753d892-fef0-4735-80e3-a81f4335ae22.jpg)

hehe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Arb on February 12, 2012, 04:10
So have we got any pro riders or ds' stalking our little forum yet?

You're the first.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 12, 2012, 05:22
Newly arrived from CN also - nice to see so many familiar names! 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on February 12, 2012, 05:38
Newly arrived from CN also - nice to see so many familiar names!

and theres a few that have changed identities .... but you will soon work out who they are  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 12, 2012, 06:16
Who be these imposters?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on February 12, 2012, 22:58
Dim, what have you done!??! ;)

Hi ACF :).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TexPat on February 12, 2012, 23:37
I am a jaded cycling fan.
Chewed up and spit out from the top of the heap.
Yet, I persist.
And pedal.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 12, 2012, 23:40
Good to see you Pat :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TexPat on February 12, 2012, 23:55
Thanks. You can call me Mike. Calling me Pat makes me feel like an impostor.
Perhaps the cyber moniker deserves an explanation.
It is an ironic play on words which comes from the Latin ex patria--except I fled Texas to New Zealand which is virtually free of rednecks, guns and Gundersons.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on February 13, 2012, 00:00
It is an ironic play on words which comes from the Latin ex patria--except I fled Texas to New Zealand which is virtually free of rednecks, guns and Gundersons.

just has loads of sheep  ;D


Welcome Mike    :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TexPat on February 13, 2012, 00:04
just has loads of sheep  ;D


Welcome Mike    :D

There's a fair few of them over in AussieLand . I'll bet they're just as nervous, too!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 13, 2012, 00:55
Yeah, nervous because we'll cook them or send them to the Middle East not erm...get "friendly" :D

Welcome btw ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on February 13, 2012, 03:35
Thanks. You can call me Mike. Calling me Pat makes me feel like an impostor.
Perhaps the cyber moniker deserves an explanation.
It is an ironic play on words which comes from the Latin ex patria--except I fled Texas to New Zealand which is virtually free of rednecks, guns and Gundersons.

Welcome to our nice getaway of peace Mike.
ha. like the bolded alliteration...a good pairing too.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on February 13, 2012, 03:50
Welcome Mike!
Welcome ACF! damn you arrived a bit late! would be nice to have you in the draft!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slapshot on February 14, 2012, 16:50
Got here eventually....love the ad free bit, it really was peeeeeeing me off in CN.

Anyway, post over there as Siriuscat, cos Slapshot got burned very early in CN days when I had a row with one of the Acolytes of Saint Lance. Anyhoo, massive cycling fan have been for years. The conundrum is difficult, I hate the doping culture but love attacking cycling and they are hand in hand.....huge Contador fan and past fan of Pantani....oops, Kelly..oops, how many to list!!!

I run and am default owner of the Just Cycling Forums, small but interesting.

Seeing some of the names on here it's obvious the level of debate will be superb, hope it all works out Dim.

Oh PS......Has La Florecita arrived yet??? ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on February 14, 2012, 17:25
Got here eventually....love the ad free bit, it really was peeeeeeing me off in CN.

Anyway, post over there as Siriuscat, cos Slapshot got burned very early in CN days when I had a row with one of the Acolytes of Saint Lance. Anyhoo, massive cycling fan have been for years. The conundrum is difficult, I hate the doping culture but love attacking cycling and they are hand in hand.....huge Contador fan and past fan of Pantani....oops, Kelly..oops, how many to list!!!

I run and am default owner of the Just Cycling Forums, small but interesting.

Seeing some of the names on here it's obvious the level of debate will be superb, hope it all works out Dim.

Oh PS......Has La Florecita arrived yet??? ;)

Welcome, slapshot i believe i follow you on twitter. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 14, 2012, 18:56
Speaking of Twitter...

I honestly don't know where to post this but...I demand an explanation!   ;D

Quote
Jonathan Vaughters
@Vaughters

DRUM!!! NO DRUM!!!! DRUM!!!! NO DRUM!!! DRUM!!!! NO DRUM!!! DRUM!!!
1:06 PM - 14 Feb 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry®
https://twitter.com/#!/Vaughters/status/169482672765284352
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 14, 2012, 19:10
Got here eventually....love the ad free bit, it really was peeeeeeing me off in CN.

ad free :o damnit, where have those two ads gone. :S

Not totally ad free, but two small ads to the side of the page dont get in the way and some of them are even half interesting. I so want to do the Jerusalem bike ride one day.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slapshot on February 14, 2012, 21:40
Welcome, slapshot i believe i follow you on twitter. :)

Likewise Zam.....I kinda like it in here, seems like a bunch of solid citizens

ad free :o damnit, where have those two ads gone. :S

Not totally ad free, but two small ads to the side of the page dont get in the way and some of them are even half interesting. I so want to do the Jerusalem bike ride one day.

...but you can follow a thread without an interruption about Kim Kardashians best asset!!! WTF is a kardashian anyway ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pedaling squares on February 16, 2012, 00:02
Slapshot. Best username on the forum.

Can you do this? Good thing the d-man dropped out of the way of this blast!
Puck goes through net (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRdKNO_JubY#)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Schmid on February 16, 2012, 08:15
I am a cycling fan
I am Australian
I am a BMC fan
I am a Cadel Evans fan
Apart from that you don't need to know anything else, that is my business.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sizzle on February 16, 2012, 08:31
I am a cycling fan
I am Australian
I am a BMC fan
I am a Cadel Evans fan
Apart from that you don't need to know anything else, that is my business.

Are you ACF's sockpuppet?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Luke Schmid on February 16, 2012, 08:47
NO!!!!!!!!!!! Why on earth would I be ACF's sockpuppet?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 16, 2012, 08:55
No reason at all...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: adamski101 on February 16, 2012, 09:06
Greetings one and all.

You may have seen me pop up on a certain other forum intermittently......may well spend a bit more time on this place though.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 16, 2012, 13:20
wilkommen..  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 16, 2012, 15:32
Are you ACF's sockpuppet?
  :)

Adamski and Luuuke, welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slapshot on February 16, 2012, 23:18
Slapshot. Best username on the forum.

Can you do this? Good thing the d-man dropped out of the way of this blast!
Puck goes through net (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRdKNO_JubY#)

Never put a shot through the net ...have scored off a face-off though...that was nice!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Colonel Angus on February 17, 2012, 00:14
Yo whats up! The Colonel is in the house!

 :'( :-* :-X 8)

Yo yo can't wait to bring some cool takes to this forum. Out.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryaguas on February 17, 2012, 03:28
Welcome to "this very thing of ours" (Copyright to The Hitch)

Nice to see our population of couch potatos growing  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 17, 2012, 16:44
Welcome to "this very thing of ours" (Copyright to The Hitch)

Nice to see our population of couch potatos growing  ;D

Its "This thing of ours"  ;)


I took it from a similar organization, which like ours is  small,  full of men of honour like ourselves,  heavily linked to Italy and which also has an omerta ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 20, 2012, 13:12
Its "This thing of ours"  ;)


I took it from a similar organization, which like ours is  small,  full of men of honour like ourselves,  heavily linked to Italy and which also has an omerta ;)

Nice to see your still rocking the Hitchens AV. I was in a bad accident just before he passed away so it completely passed me by and only found out 2 weeks ago. The world has lost a great great man.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 21, 2012, 00:56
Nice to see your still rocking the Hitchens AV. I was in a bad accident just before he passed away so it completely passed me by and only found out 2 weeks ago. The world has lost a great great man.
what accident did you have? your profile says 2 torn ligaments and a broken leg. Ouch.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 21, 2012, 01:14
what accident did you have? your profile says 2 torn ligaments and a broken leg. Ouch.

Knocked of the road by a Ford Fiesta that was supposedly going about 45 miles an hour. im lot better also dislocated my color bone, broke one of my wrists and cracked a few ribs. Had a little problem w, hith my memory for the 1st couple of weeks but im 100% percent on that front now.actually healing up real well. lots of physio to do though and its going to be a while before I'm riding again, i just dont hope its going yo spook me to much to fully enjoy getting out on my bike again for a bit.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 21, 2012, 01:24
Knocked of the road by a Ford Fiesta that was supposedly going about 45 miles an hour. im lot better also dislocated my color bone, broke one of my wrists and cracked a few ribs. Had a little problem w, hith my memory for the 1st couple of weeks but im 100% percent on that front now.actually healing up real well. lots of physio to do though and its going to be a while before I'm riding again, i just dont hope its going yo spook me to much to fully enjoy getting out on my bike again for a bit.

well your spooking me. that's some horror story i can't imagine dealing with such pain. did the driver get a fine or something ?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 21, 2012, 01:36
It's not as bad as it sounds but yeah wasn't pleasant. He is being taken to court for reckless driving but from what ive heard he lost control on the ice. He did stop and help me waited for the ambulance which is more than anyone of the other motorists done! He's also e-mailed me a couple times to are how I'm getting on. i have no hard feelings towards him. honestly i was no pain at the top just lots of shock, then I was in loaded with pain killers I'm probably more uncomtable now I'm moving around but with very little pain meds. One thing i will say is that I don't know how I would he now uf I wasn't wearing my helmet and the times I've passed cyclists now not wearing them it makes me angry beyond belief. sorry for the long dreary post, im actuallt really positive, all my injuries will heal with time and I've now watched the 2010 giro 15+ times. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J. Mascis on February 21, 2012, 04:35
I am an introverted guitar genius looking for a group ride.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on February 21, 2012, 04:38
I am an introverted guitar genius looking for a group ride.

Double entendre, awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on February 21, 2012, 04:44
I am an introverted guitar genius looking for a group ride.

Hey J, fan of your work. Dinosaur Jr was largely responsible for me realising as a teenager that Dire straits was utter cr@p

if i had known you were a fan of TFF i would have listened to what he had to say more carefully
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J. Mascis on February 21, 2012, 04:52
Don't listen to TFF.  Listen to Brothers in Arms.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on February 21, 2012, 08:48
Knocked of the road by a Ford Fiesta that was supposedly going about 45 miles an hour. im lot better also dislocated my color bone, broke one of my wrists and cracked a few ribs. Had a little problem w, hith my memory for the 1st couple of weeks but im 100% percent on that front now.actually healing up real well. lots of physio to do though and its going to be a while before I'm riding again, i just dont hope its going yo spook me to much to fully enjoy getting out on my bike again for a bit.

Fecking hell.  Sounds very nasty, but glad to hear that you are on the mend.  Hope all the physio etc goes really well.
Title: Greetings !
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on February 21, 2012, 09:16
Just wanted to drop by and say hello...

I seem to be registered with about 2000 cycling forums but this one looks really good. Not overly populated so you don't get a chance to keep up with all posts, and not a ghost town.

Important balance that...

I have a blog on the road.cc website which you can read here... http://road.cc/blogs/jimmythecuckoo (http://road.cc/blogs/jimmythecuckoo)

I am a member of Fenland Clarion cycling club and have also been one of two people who formed a social cycling group to bring riders into the established club network. You can read all about that here... http://www.yaxleyriders.co.uk (http://www.yaxleyriders.co.uk)

Hope to contribute to this forum and have a good time.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on February 21, 2012, 09:30
It's nice to see that one flew over the cuckoo's nest and settled in.
Welcome jimmy.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on February 21, 2012, 09:59
Welcome Jimmy

I would move your post over here, but I havent worked out how yet  :-[
Title: Re: Greetings !
Post by: Dim on February 21, 2012, 10:01
welcome on board.

Theres a blog section on the site, feel free to promote the blog as much as you wish. One of the things we want to encourage is members linking to external sites and blogs of interest (except forums. lol)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on February 21, 2012, 10:07
Welcome Jimmy

I would move your post over here, but I havent worked out how yet  :-[

No worries, I should have posted it in the right place to start with :)

welcome on board.

Theres a blog section on the site, feel free to promote the blog as much as you wish. One of the things we want to encourage is members linking to external sites and blogs of interest (except forums. lol)

Haha thanks, I will post a link.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 21, 2012, 11:32
Fecking hell.  Sounds very nasty, but glad to hear that you are on the mend.  Hope all the physio etc goes really well.

Yeah im doing pretty well docs seemed very pleased at my recovery and im a bit ahead of schedule was pretty scary at the time though thanks for the blessings.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Straydog on February 21, 2012, 18:32
Evening All. My name is Straydog...Stray...Dog...The dog....whatever you want....His Straydogedness if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

I have been a sporadic poster/ lurker over at CN for a while. Much embraced and appreciated by all ;D

I was kind of thinking of not heading over this way, until I saw recently that TFF had deleted his account over there and then saw his comments here about us all moving on, and I liked those comments quite frankly so here I am to check things out.

@MidnightFright: Sorry to hear about the accident dude. I feel your pain. I got hit by a black cab last year, re broke my collar bone, out of action for 5 weeks, never mind the fricken aching and sleepless nights, but a dislocation....ouch! And the wrist. Really sorry to hear about it and I hope you are recovering well. Are you seeking or planning to seek any compensation against the driver? And have the police let you know if they plan to pursue any charges...not sure of circumstances etc, so just asking.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lyds97 on February 21, 2012, 18:47
Hello all,

I'm Lyds, occasional race-day poster at CN.  I teach primary school and try to link it to cycling as much as possible, e.g. making a TdF glossary and ordering the finishing times of last year's Worlds ITT!

Looking forward to being part of this forum  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on February 21, 2012, 18:48
Welcome Lyds and Dog
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Straydog on February 21, 2012, 20:40
thanks just some guy...

p.s. gotta say I am ever so pleased the babes on bikes thread here is nsfw! At last some grown up perving ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on February 21, 2012, 21:08
Welcome Stray.  You are right, it is time to move on.  If someone wants to discuss that topic, the biggest thread on the internet about that subject still exists for them to do so.  Here, I want to talk about racing, riding, music, movies, and autoerotic asphyxiation.

Just kidding about the movies...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Straydog on February 21, 2012, 21:35
Welcome Stray.  You are right, it is time to move on.  If someone wants to discuss that topic, the biggest thread on the internet about that subject still exists for them to do so.  Here, I want to talk about racing, riding, music, movies, and autoerotic asphyxiation.

Just kidding about the movies...

ha ha...Dude I completely agree with you. I have to admit I was hoping that there wasn't anything resembling a clinic at all over here. I shall endeavor to avoid it cos I have tendency to wig out....so quite frankly any of that crap can stay over there, my input included, it'll kill it off eventually completly I think anyway.

Here my first post was a recipe and I too look forward to talking racing, riding (in all it's delightful forms), music, MOVIES and all manner of dangerous sexual deviancies. And, as I said bravo on nsfw BOB....would fur be acceptable? Or are we strictly sticking to up top?

Genuinely good to see you again TFF.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on February 22, 2012, 00:38
ha ha...Dude I completely agree with you. I have to admit I was hoping that there wasn't anything resembling a clinic at all over here. I shall endeavor to avoid it cos I have tendency to wig out....so quite frankly any of that crap can stay over there, my input included, it'll kill it off eventually completly I think anyway.

Here my first post was a recipe and I too look forward to talking racing, riding (in all it's delightful forms), music, MOVIES and all manner of dangerous sexual deviancies. And, as I said bravo on nsfw BOB....would fur be acceptable? Or are we strictly sticking to up top?

Genuinely good to see you again TFF.

No fur.  I tested that limit last week.  It was though I never posted a picture at all.  But I find no fault with that.  You have to draw the line somewhere, and I don't get to make those decisions for a reason.  But I respect the people who do...here anyway.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J. Mascis on February 22, 2012, 01:41
Hello all,

I'm Lyds, occasional race-day poster at CN.  I teach primary school and try to link it to cycling as much as possible, e.g. making a TdF glossary and ordering the finishing times of last year's Worlds ITT!

Looking forward to being part of this forum  :)

So...does the glossary include "cluster f**k" because that is my favorite cycling term...bar none. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on February 22, 2012, 01:50
So...does the glossary include "cluster f**k" because that is my favorite cycling term...bar none.

Have you taught them about the carrots? That is my sons first question when he sees me watching a race. Have the carrots fallen off yet?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on February 22, 2012, 01:53
Have you taught them about the carrots? That is my sons first question when he sees me watching a race. Have the carrots fallen off yet?

The proper term is "bleeding carrots."  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 22, 2012, 02:24
The proper term is "bleeding carrots."  ;D

Apparently they don't like that term and are trying to stop people using it. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thoughtforfood on February 22, 2012, 02:25
Apparently they don't like that term and are trying to stop people using it. :)

Maybe they need to quit falling off their bikes.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on February 22, 2012, 02:31
Apparently they don't like that term and are trying to stop people using it. :)

They lost the ability to choose when they all fell off before the start of a race last year. (i forget which race it was now)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: J. Mascis on February 22, 2012, 02:52
The proper term is "bleeding carrots."  ;D

Who are they?  Eusketel?  Do they still have a team?  Whatever happened to Mayo?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 22, 2012, 03:39
Considering that on top of ee you have rabo with gesink  wilco menchov back when he kept crashing and a few others, someone needs to look into the theory that the colour orange has a strong magnetic pull towards the earths core.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 22, 2012, 08:48
Evening All. My name is Straydog...Stray...Dog...The dog....whatever you want....His Straydogedness if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

I have been a sporadic poster/ lurker over at CN for a while. Much embraced and appreciated by all ;D

I was kind of thinking of not heading over this way, until I saw recently that TFF had deleted his account over there and then saw his comments here about us all moving on, and I liked those comments quite frankly so here I am to check things out.

@MidnightFright: Sorry to hear about the accident dude. I feel your pain. I got hit by a black cab last year, re broke my collar bone, out of action for 5 weeks, never mind the fricken aching and sleepless nights, but a dislocation....ouch! And the wrist. Really sorry to hear about it and I hope you are recovering well. Are you seeking or planning to seek any compensation against the driver? And have the police let you know if they plan to pursue any charges...not sure of circumstances etc, so just asking.

Well the police are charging him for reckless driving but i have no intention to pursue for charges, the driver lost control on the ice from what ive been told by a police man ( who very sympathetically asked " should you really of been cycling in icey conditions?") . The driver actually stayed with me until the ambulance came and was very apologetic , supposedly i tried to get up as i wanted to continue on with my ride as i was in a rush and i kept on saying i havent even fed the dog yet. TBH i think it was more distressing for my fiancee when i had memory problems for the 1st week but im totally back to normal on that front know and my injuries are healing well im moving around now in a fashion but i wont be able to ride again till the end of the year.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 22, 2012, 12:08
Well theThe driver actually stayed with me until the ambulance came and was very apologetic , supposedly i tried to get up as i wanted to continue on with my ride as i was in a rush and i kept on saying i havent even fed the dog yet. TBH i think it was more distressing for my fiancee when i had memory problems for the 1st week but im totally back to normal on that front know and my injuries are healing well im moving around now in a fashion but i wont be able to ride again till the end of the year.

wtf . a year out. that's some serious stuff you don't see even in the pro ranks.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: windsor1334 on February 22, 2012, 21:04
hi, i am a french exile in uk, never been in a forum about cycling before but reading around and finding this forum who look good could have some interesting conversation  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 22, 2012, 21:11
hi, i am a french exile in uk, never been in a forum about cycling before but reading around and finding this forum who look good could have some interesting conversation  ;)

Your French and you moved to the Uk... Why oh Why..  Im sure youve got it the wrong way around. :D

Welcome to our little place on the web :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 22, 2012, 21:11
hi, i am a french exile in uk, never been in a forum about cycling before but reading around and finding this forum who look good could have some interesting conversation  ;)

Welcome queenElizabteh1334, there was no need to clarify that you are not English, it is obvious by your writing style.
If wants some help about it, just call Tony.

P.S. There is Francois the Postman here, ok he is not French, but he thinks he is.

Welcome mate!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: windsor1334 on February 22, 2012, 21:21
thank you still working on my english( even when we write we keep the accent),  admin just moving here for few month only and staying for some year and like it
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on February 22, 2012, 22:24
Welcome windsor - you say you have never been on a cycling forum before? Out of interest how did you find this place?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MidnightFright on February 23, 2012, 17:10
wtf . a year out. that's some serious stuff you don't see even in the pro ranks.

I think its more precautinary than anything else also if i was getting payed to ride i think I can assure you I would be making sure I got back earlier.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 23, 2012, 17:24
wtf . a year out. that's some serious stuff you don't see even in the pro ranks.

same with me after i did my back. Physio and doctors instructions were a full year out, but they relaxed it if i promised not to ride on any lumpy sections, rough terrain or loose dirt.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: windsor1334 on February 24, 2012, 10:00
thank you tuarts, it`s few i am reading the forum of cyclingnews and if even i dont really like team sky i have team sky fans in my favourite for the video and the race presentation who are really good
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on February 24, 2012, 10:22
hi, i am a french exile in uk, never been in a forum about cycling before but reading around and finding this forum who look good could have some interesting conversation  ;)

Bienvenue à bord, Windsor! J'espère que tu vas te sentir bien ici chez VR - c'est un bon collectif qui consiste de gens qui vient d'un peu partout. Seul dénominateur en commun, c'est la passion pour le cyclisme et l'habitude d'écrire en anglais mais c'est tout ce qu'il faut quand même pour s'amuser. De toute façon, ça irait améliorer l'anglais même s'il n'y aurait rien d'autre à gagner mais je t'assure qu'il y en a beaucoup d'autres choses à apprendre ici!  ;D

Anyway, that's enough (poor quality) French. Welcome again!  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 24, 2012, 16:40
..............je t'assure qu'il y en a beaucoup d'autres choses à apprendre ici!  ;D

Anyway, that's enough (poor quality) French. Welcome again!  :D

Oui, par example, les jeunes filles sur bicyclettes. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on February 24, 2012, 19:18
same with me after i did my back. Physio and doctors instructions were a full year out, but they relaxed it if i promised not to ride on any lumpy sections, rough terrain or loose dirt.

was that a bike crash too ?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on February 24, 2012, 22:24
was that a bike crash too ?

yeh, did you miss that.. I last raced as an amatuer in about 1991, long before they worried about cats and all that stuff (well they existed by nobody cared).. in 2010 after 20 years out got a kona and made my cross debut. really awfully organised race, howling gale, plastic tape blowing between 12" plastic posts, some tape blew into my wheel, threw me off the bike, smashes my T12 vert, 4 days in hospital, still recovering.

im sure you voted me in the poll to finish but last.

To my credit, i didnt finish last, 4 guys crashes out before me (2 broken wrists, 1 broken tibia), and I kept my bike on the course, so i actually finished 92nd out of 101 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bartali on February 26, 2012, 18:06
Hi folks - A refugee from a small forum elsewhere with a passion for all things Italian ... particularly the Giro!!  Still trying to find may way around, but looking forward to posting now the season has started in earnest.  All the best.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 26, 2012, 18:10
Welcome, refugee. Enjoy this super hi-tech forum. Plenty to explore.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on February 26, 2012, 22:55
Hi folks - A refugee from a small forum elsewhere with a passion for all things Italian ... particularly the Giro!!  Still trying to find may way around, but looking forward to posting now the season has started in earnest.  All the best.

Welcome, great to get people with a passion for one particular area as bound to be plenty of stuff you know / find out i would not get to hear about otherwise
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eshnar on February 27, 2012, 19:53
Hello everyone, sorry for introducing myself so late.
Many of you already know me, I'm an italian poster from CN forum. As a good eyetalian, my cycling interests are:
- Giro
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- All other italian races
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- All the other races  ;D

Nice to meet you
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lancasterke on February 27, 2012, 19:54
hi, i was lancaster on CN

have been checking this since it started but really impressed. good work dim
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 27, 2012, 20:20
Welcome gents! You'll love this place, it's so hi-tech by comparison with most other forums. Have fun exploring, and be sure to check out the new, improved BoB. :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hatcher on February 28, 2012, 16:46
Hello everyone. I'm hatcher, and I'm quite annoying. But I'm working on it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on February 28, 2012, 17:06
Hello everyone. I'm hatcher, and I'm quite annoying. But I'm working on it.
You'll fit right in then.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Francois the Postman on February 28, 2012, 17:38
Ah, great, a whole batch of fresh Italian posters. I always love to see "the locals" appear, as they know far more about the Italian outfits than I will ever know, but, on the whole, post that on Italian forums in a language I struggle with.

Welcome, and bring on the one GT to rule all!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eshnar on February 29, 2012, 09:41
Welcome, and bring on the one GT to rule all!
amen  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mellow Velo on March 01, 2012, 21:02
Hi folks - A refugee from a small forum elsewhere with a passion for all things Italian ... particularly the Giro!!  Still trying to find may way around, but looking forward to posting now the season has started in earnest.  All the best.

Hi Bart. Sorry I'm late.
one post down, 10,000 to go, eh? ;)
Wake up Slappers.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kingsley on April 01, 2012, 02:47
Hi, I'm a lurker!

I lurked for some years on CN forums with an occasional posting frenzy. I have now been lurking here for some weeks now. I have often had your chat windows open whilst watching races this season. I may actually contribute to the chat during RVV tomorrow, and thought I better say "Hi!" first. I will probably read rather than type though...

I am on Twitter as @KingsleyAimless although it is only in the last few weeks that I have started reading it again after a couple of years absence and aren't doing much tweeting myself. I hope you won't mind if I join your race chat.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on April 01, 2012, 04:03
Hi Kinglsey, and welcome to VR

we would love you to chat too during RVV - not just read  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on April 01, 2012, 04:08
The more the merrier. rvv chat tomorrow gonna be buzzing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on April 01, 2012, 04:42
hi kingsley
welcome and please do chat! lot of fun and way too many conversations going at once to keep track!   would appreciate your thoughts and comments greatly
I will follow you on twitter!  8) :)
cheers
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on April 01, 2012, 05:40
Hi, I'm a lurker!

I lurked for some years on CN forums with an occasional posting frenzy. I have now been lurking here for some weeks now. I have often had your chat windows open whilst watching races this season. I may actually contribute to the chat during RVV tomorrow, and thought I better say "Hi!" first. I will probably read rather than type though...

I am on Twitter as @KingsleyAimless although it is only in the last few weeks that I have started reading it again after a couple of years absence and aren't doing much tweeting myself. I hope you won't mind if I join your race chat.

Thank you.
Hello kingsley, you're no longer a lurker. Post away sir.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: knewcleardaze on April 09, 2012, 05:03
I'm looking for Krebs cuisine pics. Any over here?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on April 09, 2012, 07:21
I'm looking for Krebs cuisine pics. Any over here?

Pics, recipes and the occasional live feed.

welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Auscyclefan on April 09, 2012, 09:36
Hi, I'm a lurker!

I lurked for some years on CN forums with an occasional posting frenzy. I have now been lurking here for some weeks now. I have often had your chat windows open whilst watching races this season. I may actually contribute to the chat during RVV tomorrow, and thought I better say "Hi!" first. I will probably read rather than type though...

I am on Twitter as @KingsleyAimless although it is only in the last few weeks that I have started reading it again after a couple of years absence and aren't doing much tweeting myself. I hope you won't mind if I join your race chat.

Thank you.

I am not as bad as they all say Kingsley! Welcome! ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on April 09, 2012, 16:43
I'm looking for Krebs cuisine pics. Any over here?

The Kitchen  (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/the-kitchen/) :win
and the chaos also came along
Suitcase of Chaos (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/suitcase-of-chaos/) :wave :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: merlot on April 10, 2012, 22:17
Hi Folks.

Another newbie here.  Nice looking forum.

Hope to contribute a little now and again :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on April 10, 2012, 22:20
Hi Merlot, welcome. :)

If you have any questions dont mind asking them. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 03:21
Hi Folks.

Another newbie here.  Nice looking forum.

Hope to contribute a little now and again :D
Hello Merlot, how do you have zero posts?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on April 11, 2012, 03:40
Hi Folks.

Another newbie here.  Nice looking forum.

Hope to contribute a little now and again :D

welcome to our little forum merlot!
glad you will be posting!
cheers :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: merlot on April 12, 2012, 19:41
Hello Merlot, how do you have zero posts?

No idea.  Should be off the mark now :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on April 12, 2012, 19:44
Aye, off the mark again now.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: merlot on April 12, 2012, 23:42
Aye, off the mark again now.

We clearly have somehow got off on the wrong foot.  Apologies for whatever it is you think I have posted previously (which I haven't).  So 'Aye' to you too ???
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on April 13, 2012, 00:46
you havent done anything wrong at all Merlot.

We had some little bugs with the post count a couple of days ago.  seems to be all fixed now though

 :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on April 13, 2012, 03:02
We clearly have somehow got off on the wrong foot.  Apologies for whatever it is you think I have posted previously (which I haven't).  So 'Aye' to you too ???
No worries, it was just a bug as AG says, and post away, sure that you'll have a lot worthwhile to say. Hope it wasn't a wrong foot that we got off on.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on April 13, 2012, 11:25
We clearly have somehow got off on the wrong foot.  Apologies for whatever it is you think I have posted previously (which I haven't).  So 'Aye' to you too ???

Just a little case of text-based crossed lines.  :P Lots of welcome to you, Merlot! Is that your taste in grapes then?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on April 13, 2012, 19:33
I'm looking for Krebs cuisine pics. Any over here?

Hi knewcleardaze and welcome...good to see you have come over here!

I always really liked your avatar    :)

krebs even does live feeds of 'kreb's kitchen' once in a while ....check the chat box and his twitter feed for updates
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on April 13, 2012, 19:41
Hi knewcleardaze and welcome...good to see you have come over here!

I always really liked your avatar    :)

krebs even does live feeds of 'kreb's kitchen' once in a while ....check the chat box and his twitter feed for updates

Welcome, mew. Just wanted to say that as I'm never normally online around the same hours as you.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: knewcleardaze on April 15, 2012, 05:14
Thanks for the nice welcome, Mew. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any Krebs posts as of late, and then I saw his google suggestion. A lot of the peeps, ( peep) (peep) (peep)  :D  who I liked to read have moved over here. I thought maybe it was the adverts on CN driving folks away. I know the ads were becoming irritating.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on April 15, 2012, 17:42
Thanks for the nice welcome, Mew. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any Krebs posts as of late, and then I saw his google suggestion. A lot of the peeps, ( peep) (peep) (peep)  :D  who I liked to read have moved over here. I thought maybe it was the adverts on CN driving folks away. I know the ads were becoming irritating.

Yes kcdaze the ads were a major force, that and the lack of respect Future Pub showed all the forumites----and then dim presented us with a fun alternative with some excellent features!
 :) :win

Krabkakes Krebs is a major capo here.... ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on April 25, 2012, 15:37
Good day!
I've been on the CN forums for a while, and have now decided to register here. Looks like a great place from what I've seen so far.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on April 25, 2012, 15:43
Good day!
I've been on the CN forums for a while, and have now decided to register here. Looks like a great place from what I've seen so far.

Hi Fus Welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on April 25, 2012, 18:48
Good day!
I've been on the CN forums for a while, and have now decided to register here. Looks like a great place from what I've seen so far.

Ahoj, dude! Great to see you!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on April 27, 2012, 00:02
Good day!
I've been on the CN forums for a while, and have now decided to register here. Looks like a great place from what I've seen so far.

yea! glad you decided to come on over.  nice place here  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Boomice on April 27, 2012, 12:27
This place really needs new blood. Who from the regulars on here is new to the community?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: search on June 14, 2012, 11:10
The Kitchen  (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/the-kitchen/) :win
and the chaos also came along
Suitcase of Chaos (http://velorooms.com/general-discussion/suitcase-of-chaos/) :wave :wave

great, this in the reason I joined

hello everybody  :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on June 14, 2012, 11:13
Hello search :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on June 14, 2012, 11:16
Hi Search   :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on June 14, 2012, 14:27
Welcome search.  Hope you can join a live broadcast from the kitchen sometime :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 15:21
Welcome search.  Hope you can join a live broadcast from the kitchen sometime :wave
;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jobiwan on June 20, 2012, 00:22
I guess I'll introduce myself, seeing as I'm finally doing some posting here now!   :D

Same name as over in CN, love the setup here.
I root for Andy (and Frank), but not quite like LaFlorecita does with Alberto ;D
I'm in college, and as such, tend to drift away when school gets busy, but thankfully, Le Tour is during summer break!  :tu

So I'll be around a lot for a while! Speaking of the Tour, this one should be relatively stress-free-watching for me, as Andy's absent and Frank has absolutely no chance!  ;D :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on June 20, 2012, 00:31
Welcome JobiWan.. I wanted to say Jobi-Wan-Kenobi then.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jobiwan on June 20, 2012, 00:35
Welcome JobiWan.. I wanted to say Jobi-Wan-Kenobi then.

That's the idea!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on June 20, 2012, 01:28
hi jobiwan ...welcome!   :wave :wave
I noticed you on cn all the time  8)

ya, this is a great place  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on June 20, 2012, 09:39
Hi jobiwan and welcome once again

As you have found the race chat is great. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: youngblood on June 26, 2012, 02:13
It's rob. Or veganrob over in CN. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tuart on June 26, 2012, 02:27
Hi! :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on June 26, 2012, 02:30
Hi YoungBlood / Rob / Vegan Rob. will we be getting recipes in kitchen section to balance out 'entire big on a spit' Tony
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on June 26, 2012, 03:36
Hello Youngblood Rob.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BananaSeat on June 28, 2012, 03:02
 :wave. I'm BananaSeat. I used to have a banana seat bike which makes me old. I have been lurking for a while and finally got tired of the pop ups asking me to join. So here I am.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on June 28, 2012, 03:06
:D

Hello Bananaseat.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on June 28, 2012, 03:22
Hi BananaSeat!
I'm old too  :D :wave

glad to have you around...and please join the silliness on the chat box sometime  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on June 28, 2012, 14:15
:wave. I'm BananaSeat. I used to have a banana seat bike which makes me old. I have been lurking for a while and finally got tired of the pop ups asking me to join. So here I am.

I only put that popup on yesterday, hmm, wonder if larri had already tinkered, oops :D

Welcome to our world :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on June 28, 2012, 14:46
 :D Hi BananaSeat  :wave Please don't think I'm weird.  :D  :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: youngblood on June 30, 2012, 02:40
Hi YoungBlood / Rob / Vegan Rob. will we be getting recipes in kitchen section to balance out 'entire big on a spit' Tony

Awesome. i'll be looking for that.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: learningtoride on July 06, 2012, 01:19
 :wave- hello all- new to the forum- hoping to feel at home soon enough-
just wanted to introduce myself-
im Nicki- new to cycling and learning as I go-
just thought Id say HI!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Icebreaker on July 06, 2012, 01:29
:wave- hello all- new to the forum- hoping to feel at home soon enough-
just wanted to introduce myself-
im Nicki- new to cycling and learning as I go-
just thought Id say HI!

Welcome,

A friendly group of folks here who will guide you through the joys of cycling.

Take some time and get to know everyone.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 06, 2012, 01:31
Hello Nicki, and do post away even if you're new to the sport, some good folk around here.

Just remember not to ask Ram and DinZ for any help, they're crap  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 06, 2012, 01:36
:wave- hello all- new to the forum- hoping to feel at home soon enough-
just wanted to introduce myself-
im Nicki- new to cycling and learning as I go-
just thought Id say HI!

Welcome, most people here are friendly so if you have any questions about anything ask away

and above is good advice, do not listen to DinZ or Ram. they are idiots. and Tony is not being rude, it just sounds that way
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: learningtoride on July 06, 2012, 01:41
 :police:
lol theyre all "crap" lol- i was stolen from paceline and hopefully will be bringing others with me-
got a little hot over there for me lol-
i have been road cycling for less than a year- have a history of mntbiking though- although that hasnt been for a few years lol-
i promote a heavy metal band - i live in tucson az and long island ny-
i can cook like a grateful housewife and am often loud- its a genetic default as i was raised in an annoying ny italian household lol-
i look forward to surfing and feeling out how the site works and its ppl-
whats with everythin i say i need to hear the lady tell me the letters? lol]
i feel like a hooked on phonics commercial-
im happy to be here and thanks for having me! :tu
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: learningtoride on July 06, 2012, 01:45
ps - i am not one to worry about grammer or correct writing and english when im posting- hope that doesnt bother anyone but i go so fast in my mind and my little fingers try to keep up lol- so its not worth the stress to me- im not illiterate- i just pretend to be i guess- and im sooo not a pc person- you can speak your mind so very freely to me- im never offended-
just info on me...
i feel narccisistic - so im going to stop talking about myself now lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on July 06, 2012, 01:45
ah - another woman :woohoo

:welcome

settle in and make yourself comfortable.  Everyone here is lots of fun, and will help you out if the can.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 06, 2012, 01:46
:police:
lol theyre all "crap" lol- i was stolen from paceline and hopefully will be bringing others with me-
got a little hot over there for me lol-
i have been road cycling for less than a year- have a history of mntbiking though- although that hasnt been for a few years lol-
i promote a heavy metal band - i live in tucson az and long island ny-
i can cook like a grateful housewife and am often loud- its a genetic default as i was raised in an annoying ny italian household lol-
i look forward to surfing and feeling out how the site works and its ppl-
whats with everythin i say i need to hear the lady tell me the letters? lol]
i feel like a hooked on phonics commercial-
im happy to be here and thanks for having me! :tu

nice, we can expect some contributions to the randomness that is the music thread. Has its own sub forum on here
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Icebreaker on July 06, 2012, 01:53
ah - another woman :woohoo

:welcome

settle in and make yourself comfortable.  Everyone here is lots of fun, and will help you out if the can.

I'm not going to tell you how I read that ...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: learningtoride on July 06, 2012, 01:56
I SAW THAT! pretty exciting! although im all over the board with music itll still be a catagory i frequent- lol and im not a foo foo girl so dont worry about having to be gentlemen- you dont need to pull my chair out- but you do need to keep up if we are doing shots lol- i survived a marriage- i know how you boys are lol- and i raised a couple of em too lol  :fp
love all the nobbys and smileys and such-
thanks guys sincerley for a new environment-
lol and i will help you all if im on the can too lmao
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on July 06, 2012, 02:10
 :fp  typing is so not my strong point
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on July 06, 2012, 04:08
ps - i am not one to worry about grammer or correct writing and english when im posting- hope that doesnt bother anyone but i go so fast in my mind and my little fingers try to keep up lol- so its not worth the stress to me- im not illiterate- i just pretend to be i guess- and im sooo not a pc person- you can speak your mind so very freely to me- im never offended-
just info on me...
i feel narccisistic - so im going to stop talking about myself now lol

Hi learningtoride!   Your name is as long as mine used to be  :). Welcome and do not feel you have to apologize for things...we all have our quirks,

Watch over your shoulder for that pair of tony and krabkakes....troublemakers.  ;D
Ram is a stinker and Dinzy hilarious most of the time.   A lot of great folks here...
Check out the members lounge and shout out in the box!

Hi there veganrob!   Glad to see you here  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 06, 2012, 07:49
Hi learningtoride!   Your name is as long as mine used to be  :). Welcome and do not feel you have to apologize for things...we all have our quirks,

Watch over your shoulder for that pair of tony and krabkakes....troublemakers.  ;D
Ram is a stinker and Dinzy hilarious most of the time.   A lot of great folks here...
Check out the members lounge and shout out in the box!

Hi there veganrob!   Glad to see you here  8)
What's that supposed to mean? I just had my shower, it's only the bits and pieces that I don't wash that stink.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on July 06, 2012, 17:25
mew, I am a disappoint :'(  trouble makers?
usedtobelearningtoridefast welcome
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)

If you like cooking check out The Kitchen thread. Altough at times it's more tequila than tacos.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WTIYZrA8hNU/TF6-9bympjI/AAAAAAAABAU/XuuoGa0-X6E/s720/DSCF2327.JPG)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on July 07, 2012, 03:36
So KK when is the next 'cooking with gas' show live from KK kitchen? :-*

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)

That image is sick!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on July 10, 2012, 16:41
Nowt wrong with Tequila Krabs!  Welcome to all the newcomers  :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fetisoff on July 10, 2012, 17:14
Hi, everyone  :wave.
I'm a newbie here, so please be nice to me.



Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 11, 2012, 00:08
Hi, everyone  :wave.
I'm a newbie here, so please be nice to me.

Assuming this is the same Fetisoff as CN then you are more than welcome. hoping to see you active in the race discussion threads. you will not find the Tour De Martinique being discussed elsewhere....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fetisoff on July 11, 2012, 01:41
Assuming this is the same Fetisoff as CN then you are more than welcome. hoping to see you active in the race discussion threads. you will not find the Tour De Martinique being discussed elsewhere....


Yep, that's me.
So far been more active in the Shoutbox more than anything, love the feature. Still finding my way around the forum, so it will take me a couple of days to get to my 100% productivity in the racing threads :)
But when that happens, people beware!!!  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on July 11, 2012, 02:06
Good to see you here Fetisof

:welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on July 12, 2012, 11:05
Good to see you here Fetisof

:welcome

meh  ;D

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black_lynx on July 12, 2012, 20:53
Hello, I'm new around here and not very familiar with cycling. It's the second year that I work with the Cycling Tour of Sibiu (in Romania, Transylvania) and I am surprised how much I like cycling and the road races.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on July 12, 2012, 20:59
Hello, I'm new around here and not very familiar with cycling. It's the second year that I work with the Cycling Tour of Sibiu (in Romania, Transylvania) and I am surprised how much I like cycling and the road races.

Wait, you really work with the Tour of Sibiu? That is awesome, I need to say the race was pretty awesome, although the set up was not as perfect for televised showing, as you already acknowledged in that thread. Do you work with the people who organized this race on other races as well? Anyway, great to have you on here and really would like your insight in the racing over there
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on July 12, 2012, 21:22
Hello, I'm new around here and not very familiar with cycling. It's the second year that I work with the Cycling Tour of Sibiu (in Romania, Transylvania) and I am surprised how much I like cycling and the road races.
And Dim, DinZ and Ram never realised the potential right under their noses  ;D

Welcome and congratulations on the fantastic race you managed to organise or however you managed to contribute I am sure you have seen the adulation for your race on the forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black_lynx on July 12, 2012, 21:25
Wait, you really work with the Tour of Sibiu? That is awesome, I need to say the race was pretty awesome, although the set up was not as perfect for televised showing, as you already acknowledged in that thread. Do you work with the people who organized this race on other races as well? Anyway, great to have you on here and really would like your insight in the racing over there

Yes, I am a journalist, I worked in organising the press and media for the Tour. We're only in the second year and not one of the rich tours but we managed to keep the pedals going. It's kind of an experiment for us here, where there is not such a popular tradition in cycling and not so many of our sports televisions are equipped for covering fully the races.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on July 12, 2012, 21:31
Yes, I am a journalist, I worked in organising the press and media for the Tour. We're only in the second year and not one of the rich tours but we managed to keep the pedals going. It's kind of an experiment for us here, where there is not such a popular tradition in cycling and not so many of our sports televisions are equipped for covering fully the races.

Actually the coverage was great, really great picutre and quite innovative the way you guys dealt with the, often times boring, Team Time Trial, just as was mentioned in the thread, the amateur race made it difficult to follow for those people who do not speak Roemanian. But for a race only in it's second year it was really well organized and the idea of an amateur race to draw more spectators is quite a good find to increase the amount of people watching the race in person. Are you planning other races  as well this year?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black_lynx on July 12, 2012, 21:38
And Dim, DinZ and Ram never realised the potential right under their noses  ;D

Welcome and congratulations on the fantastic race you managed to organise or however you managed to contribute I am sure you have seen the adulation for your race on the forum.

Thanks, the race was good and I enjoyed it too. I've seen you guys liked it and I was glad but I've seen also some shortcomings from the inside. There's still a lot of work ahead but the most important thing is that we managed to make our Tour known, to attract the public, to draw in a TV station to cover the tour. We want not just to make a sports competition somewhere people may or may not see it but to make the public aware of how beautiful this sport is. That's no easy task.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black_lynx on July 12, 2012, 21:45
Are you planning other races  as well this year?

No, we organise only this race. There are other road races: The Cycling Tour of Romania (also 2.2) ended a month ago, then in August there is the Cycling Tour of Szeklerland. There are also many amateur/semi-professional mountainbike competitions, it seems they are very popular.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black_lynx on July 12, 2012, 21:54
Thank you all for your welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 12, 2012, 21:57
Thank you all for your welcome.  :)

Respect to you and thanks for joining. Beautiful region, beautiful race.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 12, 2012, 21:58
Yes, I am a journalist, I worked in organising the press and media for the Tour. We're only in the second year and not one of the rich tours but we managed to keep the pedals going. It's kind of an experiment for us here, where there is not such a popular tradition in cycling and not so many of our sports televisions are equipped for covering fully the races.

I shall give my comments on the race in greater detail on the thread, but welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Roland on July 12, 2012, 22:06
Evening Chaps and Chapesses.   :wave

You may remember me from such forums as Cycling News where I had the pseudonym "Roland Rat".

Nice place you've got here Dim, well done.  Loved your "Armstrong Business Network" chart too.

Haven't been around much recently as I tend to be too busy these days applying myself and working hard trying to achieve something to be a bone idle f*****g w****r sniping anonymously from the internet, but I'll try and pop in here when I can.

 ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on July 12, 2012, 22:10
:welcome Roland :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on July 12, 2012, 22:11
Evening Chaps and Chapesses.   :wave

You may remember me from such forums as Cycling News where I had the pseudonym "Roland Rat".

Nice place you've got here Dim, well done.  Loved your "Armstrong Business Network" chart too.

Haven't been around much recently as I tend to be too busy these days applying myself and working hard trying to achieve something to be a bone idle f*****g w****r sniping anonymously from the internet, but I'll try and pop in here when I can.

 ;)

Hi Roland, I actually thaught you were a completely new guy who fashioned his name after Pierre Roland.  But great to have you on here, enjoy it and feel free to join in the chats, a lot of the absent people from CN are often times in there. ANyway have fun here, and be sure to be more active in the real race stuff, unlike my perception was of you over there (only sticking to the darker area of our sport)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 12, 2012, 22:13
Evening Chaps and Chapesses.   :wave

Hiya mate.. good to have you on board, even if you dont post, reading is good too :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 12, 2012, 22:13
Evening Chaps and Chapesses.   :wave

You may remember me from such forums as Cycling News where I had the pseudonym "Roland Rat".

Nice place you've got here Dim, well done.  Loved your "Armstrong Business Network" chart too.

Haven't been around much recently as I tend to be too busy these days applying myself and working hard trying to achieve something to be a bone idle f*****g w****r sniping anonymously from the internet, but I'll try and pop in here when I can.

 ;)

We. Are. Not. Worthy. King Rat himself. :hug
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 12, 2012, 22:14
Hi Roland, nice to see you again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on July 12, 2012, 22:16
Welcome Roland hope to see you in the chat boxs, easier than posting.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Roland on July 12, 2012, 22:20
Hi Barrus.  Yes, other than drinking in Armstrong's tears when he finally goes down I'm going to try and stay away from that side of things a bit more over here and just enjoy the on-road battles. 

Wow, thanks for the welcomes Dim, l'arriviste et al.

Enjoyed your editorial today Mike; and great timing given the twitter wars that broke out this evening!  I think Fran's bans will be extending to the wags soon!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on July 12, 2012, 23:08
Hi Barrus.  Yes, other than drinking in Armstrong's tears when he finally goes down I'm going to try and stay away from that side of things a bit more over here and just enjoy the on-road battles. 


That's great to hear, mainly because those are the more enjoyable parts of cycling  :) And if I am not mistaken you are quite knowledgeable about that part as well
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on July 13, 2012, 00:55
Ah rolland rat.

Who is Mike though and what twitter wars ?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 13, 2012, 01:01
Evening Chaps and Chapesses.   :wave

You may remember me from such forums as Cycling News where I had the pseudonym "Roland Rat".

Nice place you've got here Dim, well done.  Loved your "Armstrong Business Network" chart too.

Haven't been around much recently as I tend to be too busy these days applying myself and working hard trying to achieve something to be a bone idle f*****g w****r sniping anonymously from the internet, but I'll try and pop in here when I can.

 ;)
Hey Roland, you can avoid the asterisks here ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 13, 2012, 01:05
Hello, I'm new around here and not very familiar with cycling. It's the second year that I work with the Cycling Tour of Sibiu (in Romania, Transylvania) and I am surprised how much I like cycling and the road races.
Dude, you'd put us well to shame considering the info you have. Brilliant to have someone who knows the race over.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 13, 2012, 06:42
No, we organise only this race. There are other road races: The Cycling Tour of Romania (also 2.2) ended a month ago, then in August there is the Cycling Tour of Szeklerland. There are also many amateur/semi-professional mountainbike competitions, it seems they are very popular.


you need to spread your love of cycling to new boundaries. looking for info / photos on races in France / Poland and Brazil end of this month. come on, you look like you need a holiday
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 13, 2012, 06:45
Yes, I am a journalist, I worked in organising the press and media for the Tour. We're only in the second year and not one of the rich tours but we managed to keep the pedals going. It's kind of an experiment for us here, where there is not such a popular tradition in cycling and not so many of our sports televisions are equipped for covering fully the races.

has been covered in the race thread but to repeat here, as someone who has spent a great deal of time looking at these races your website was great, easy to use, info up nice and early, photos etc.

personally the amount of coverage we end up giving a race depends on how much info we can get the week before the race, things like start lists, interesting info, history etc. Had your race lined up for a preview about a month before as could see all the info was already there
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 13, 2012, 07:12
Ah rolland rat.

Who is Mike though and what twitter wars ?

I am Mike, Hitch. I wrote an editorial piece yesterday under my own name. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 13, 2012, 10:38
I am Mike, Hitch. I wrote an editorial piece yesterday under my own name. :)
I can't see where the editorials are any more. They used to be down the left hand side. maybe I got rid in a rash moment?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 13, 2012, 10:50
I can't see where the editorials are any more. They used to be down the left hand side. maybe I got rid in a rash moment?

I didn't write it here. It's on my own website: http://www.mikepadgett.com/cycling/the-good-the-brad-and-the-ugly/ (http://www.mikepadgett.com/cycling/the-good-the-brad-and-the-ugly/)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jul on July 16, 2012, 02:34
Hello all - finally got my sign-up figured out (thanks for the help Dim).

I've been "Juls" on most forums, dating back to the old cyclingforums, but am VeloGirl on CN. Just stopping by to say Hello.

As a programmer, I know this is a lot of effort Dim - so thanks for everything.  I'm going to go look around now..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 16, 2012, 03:02
Hey Juls. Welcome to the forum
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Caruut on July 16, 2012, 14:44
Hey,

I'm a 20-year-old student from the UK. Some of you may know me from over at CN.

Caruut.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on July 16, 2012, 15:08
Hey,

I'm a 20-year-old student from the UK. Some of you may know me from over at CN.

Caruut.

And a top poster i must say. You wont find as many idiots to school here though ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fetisoff on July 16, 2012, 15:15
Hey,

I'm a 20-year-old student from the UK. Some of you may know me from over at CN.

Caruut.

Another refugee made it over here  ;D ;D . Welcome to VR, I think you'll enjoy it here, I most certainly am so far

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on July 18, 2012, 14:13
Another refugee made it over here  ;D ;D . Welcome to VR, I think you'll enjoy it here, I most certainly am so far
lol you seemed pretty determined not to come here when i invited you a few times some months ago.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fetisoff on July 18, 2012, 14:25
lol you seemed pretty determined not to come here when i invited you a few times some months ago.

You know, I hated oatmeal as a kid, so once I was able to choose what I have for breakfast I completely avoided it for years and years, until fairly recently I just had some. And what do you know? I enjoyed it. And now I try to have some with my breakfast every day.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on July 18, 2012, 17:39
Wow more converts!
Welcome to you...Juls,  caruut glad you and fetisoff showed up over here in 'the happy place'  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on July 19, 2012, 14:51
Hello I am Dr. Horrible, previously an idiot, hopefully less so in the future.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 19, 2012, 15:33
Welcome back doctor.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on July 19, 2012, 17:24
Hello I am Dr. Horrible, previously an idiot, hopefully less so in the future.
Welcome back Doctor wasnt here when you were on here last, but I looked through your nature thread and I must say that I really enjoyed the pictures..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 19, 2012, 21:53
Doctor Strangelove welcome back, you are some dude. I am paying respect O0
Now you can bashing moderators again ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on July 19, 2012, 21:54
Doctor Strangelove welcome back, you are some dude. I am paying respect O0
Now you can bashing moderators again ;D
Talk about being subtle  ::)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on July 19, 2012, 22:01
Talk about being subtle  ::)
;D, just wait and you will see real Dr. 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: scofie on July 21, 2012, 06:30
Hi, I'm Kease7 from CN forums & @scofie from twitter, I currently live in Singapore but from England.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on July 21, 2012, 06:35
Hello scofie.

Where in Singapore do you stay? I stayed in Bukit Batok for a few months there.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on July 21, 2012, 06:36
Doctor Strangelove welcome back, you are some dude. I am paying respect O0
Now you can bashing moderators again ;D

I do not want to bash anybody including moderators
I do not want to cause trouble
I do not want to be a pain
I do not want to be the me I am when I am the things I do not want to be
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DinZ on July 21, 2012, 07:26
Hi, I'm Kease7 from CN forums & @scofie from twitter, I currently live in Singapore but from England.

Hey Scofie, hope you are a fan of the Asia tour as we need some more 'proper' cycling fans here  ;D

we try to cover as much Asian racing as we can on here, and keep in touch with the OCBC team to see how they are doing

welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cj2002 on August 15, 2012, 11:08
Morning all,

Having had the chance to chat to a few people during yesterday's Clasica San Sebastian, I thought I would come and introduce myself properly. I'm CJ, I'm 25, I'm a scientist and I'm from London. Over the last 12 months or so I have found myself getting sucked further and further into the murky world of pro-cycling (disclaimer: not necessarily that murky), to the extent that I have subscribed to Eurosport to be able to get their coverage wherever I am and stood in the torrential rain for an hour during the Olympic women's RR. My girlfriend was less than amused...

I strongly and (unusually for me) patriotically support the British contingent in the peloton, so this year's TdF was particularly pleasing for me. Given my girlfriend's origin (clue: today's tomorrow's racing goes right through her hometown... she didn't consider this an excuse for a holiday...), I have a soft spot for a number of other riders. I am also an avid Pro Cycling Manager player, but I will save my discourses on my gameplay for the PCMDaily forum, unless anyone here wants to get me started!

I'm looking forward to watching the Vuelta with you all - something to keep me going through long days of not-hugely-exciting work! Allez Froomey!

CJ.

Edit: I have just been caught out on my ability to read a calendar...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on August 15, 2012, 11:14
Hi CJ

official welcome as well then as apposed to yesterdays Hi

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on August 15, 2012, 13:50
:welcome CJ


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on August 15, 2012, 13:54

I strongly and (unusually for me) patriotically support the British contingent in the peloton, so this year's TdF was particularly pleasing for me. Given my girlfriend's origin (clue: today's tomorrow's racing goes right through her hometown... she didn't consider this an excuse for a holiday...), I have a soft spot for a number of other riders. I am also an avid Pro Cycling Manager player, but I will save my discourses on my gameplay for the PCMDaily forum, unless anyone here wants to get me started!

CJ.

Edit: I have just been caught out on my ability to read a calendar...
:wave :welcome CJ

Btw you can also post some PCM stuff in the thread we have which has been dormant for a while, but you are welcome to awaken it from its slumber, as there are quite a lot of PCM players around these parts,
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on August 15, 2012, 14:11
Welcome CJ. Another Londoner, i think theres about 5 of us now.

How did you find velorooms by the way?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on August 15, 2012, 14:13
And do I know you from twitter?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cj2002 on August 15, 2012, 15:04
Thanks everyone.

Hitch -  I found VR while looking for transfer rumours. I stuck around because it was the only forum site I found that wasn't blocked by my work's network filter. Of course, I'm glad I did now  8).

Dim - I am on Twitter... a lot. And I post about cycling... quite a lot. Enough that my friend gets all the cycling news he needs from me. Whether we have been in contact, I don't know. I'll DM you my screenname and we can be Twits together.

And Froome - I might just do that. Now that I've upgraded to PCM12 and got my head around the editor, I'm just kicking off a season with a custom team. It would be good to trade tips and stories with other players.

See you all around  :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on August 15, 2012, 16:23
It was the Jai Crawford to Genesys transfer, wasn't it?

Anyway, good to have you on board.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cj2002 on August 15, 2012, 17:00
 ;D Haha.

I think we all know that that is the transfer that will shape the 2013 season!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on August 15, 2012, 17:15
You're safe for the next four days. His teammate Jono L An inside Genesys source is racing atm ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on August 15, 2012, 17:39
We are happy to have you here cj.  :D
Many of us are also twittery ....check out the thread here for twitter handles and you might like to follow some of us if you aren't already ... :) ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shakeshakeshake on August 27, 2012, 20:37
Hello,

Names Dan, Im 30 from the state of Vermont in the USA, although Im planning on moving to someplace in western Colorado soon for the cycling/camping/outdoors stuff...


Interests: photography, all types of cycle racing (I really like the 1k and 4k pursuit!), outdoors, world rallying, food, guitars/amps/effects pedals/synthesizers/drum machines :wave


Looking to learn more about the training, competition and  mechanics of cycling.


ps- do I need to type the captcha thing for every post? ???
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on August 27, 2012, 20:42
Hello Shake/Dan...... :wave

Nice to see you here and hope you learn a lot about the wonderful sport of cycling..

Also great to see someone who also loves track racing as there is not many on this forum who are really all that enamoured by that particular discipline....

I dont know what you mean by the "captcha thing" for every post but I highly doubt you do whatever it is..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jobiwan on August 27, 2012, 20:45
Welcome Dan!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shakeshakeshake on August 27, 2012, 21:01
thanks!

about the captcha thing: I meant the box where you have type in the obscured letters  in the box
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2012, 21:24
Hello Dan/shake*3 :wave

I don't know what a captcha is :o but I dont have to do it so I think not 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2012, 21:27
Oh wait I think I know what captcha is now

(http://mariekevanwoesik.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/captcha.png)

I hate it cos I never know what it says :'(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on August 27, 2012, 21:30
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on August 27, 2012, 21:47
thanks!

about the captcha thing: I meant the box where you have type in the obscured letters  in the box
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Now everything should be alright..  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shakeshakeshake on August 27, 2012, 22:26
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)

 ;D wtf
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on August 28, 2012, 00:41
:welcome Shake
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shakeshakeshake on August 29, 2012, 10:46
 :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nvpacchi on September 18, 2012, 20:24
sup ya'll.

CN officially became unreadable, so I finally overcame my laziness and signed up here

Cheer
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2012, 20:32
Ciao, nv. Long time, no see! Welcome to VR.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 18, 2012, 20:37
sup ya'll.

CN officially became unreadable, so I finally overcame my laziness and signed up here

Cheer
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on September 18, 2012, 22:30
sup ya'll.

CN officially became unreadable, so I finally overcame my laziness and signed up here

Cheer

 :wave
Hi Nv, welcome to our little cycling family
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on September 18, 2012, 22:34
sup ya'll.

CN officially became unreadable, so I finally overcame my laziness and signed up here

Cheer
:wave

Welcome NVP

Good to see you on here, would be interesting to consider how to define officially unreadable... Some members on here may be a bit  harsher than you  :P

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nvpacchi on September 19, 2012, 02:00
Thanks everyone

LL Saga + the new RR/Papp soap opera is inexcusable.  Good post on CN by the way Barrus  :wave

And it also doesn't help that everyone's favorite Pistol successfully derails every thread in the Race Section  :police:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on September 19, 2012, 14:38
Thanks everyone

LL Saga + the new RR/Papp soap opera is inexcusable.  Good post on CN by the way Barrus  :wave

And it also doesn't help that everyone's favorite Pistol successfully derails every thread in the Race Section  :police:

Oops
 ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 19, 2012, 14:47
Oops
 ;D
To be fair he doesn't post in the race threads.


Which is nice.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nvpacchi on September 19, 2012, 15:42
To be fair he doesn't post in the race threads.


Which is nice.

wait he's here too?? oops  :-[
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on September 19, 2012, 16:01
welcome nvp, good to have you no board,. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on September 19, 2012, 21:41
;D wtf

Meet krebs/krabbykakes shake  ;D
..and welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on September 19, 2012, 21:43
wait he's here too?? oops  :-[

Glad you came over to the friendly side...
Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on September 19, 2012, 22:12
wait he's here too?? oops  :-[
Do not despair...

Everyone on here discards their evil personas from CN and becomes happy and cheerful.

Well at least that is the way it is meant to be  :fp
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: psycholingfan on September 19, 2012, 23:31
Hi,

I used to watch cycling in july. Another CN refugee...

haha, verification letters kugnte.....zat u brad?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on September 19, 2012, 23:37
Hi Psycholingfan, welcome to Velorooms. The verification CAPTCHA will remain until you are 'approved' by the Welcome Committee which will happen shortly. :)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on September 20, 2012, 01:02
Hi,

I used to watch cycling in july. Another CN refugee...

haha, verification letters kugnte.....zat u brad?

That was imo one of the best usernames on cn.


Thanks everyone

LL Saga + the new RR/Papp soap opera is inexcusable.  Good post on CN by the way Barrus  :wave

And it also doesn't help that everyone's favorite Pistol successfully derails every thread in the Race Section  :police:

Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 20, 2012, 01:11
Hi,

I used to watch cycling in july. Another CN refugee...

haha, verification letters kugnte.....zat u brad?
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on September 20, 2012, 07:00
:welcome

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on September 20, 2012, 20:18
Hi,

I used to watch cycling in july. Another CN refugee...

haha, verification letters kugnte.....zat u brad?
Welcome psycholingfan...

No need to worry as on this forum we dont have all that many strange ex dopers requesting your identity  :P

Edit: Though Mr Papp doesnt seem to be banned on this forum yet  :-[  :fp
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: labratty on September 21, 2012, 10:54
Hi folks, scuttling in from CN as well, overcame my rodent tendencies and signed up instead of lurking  :wave

ratty
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on September 21, 2012, 10:57
 :wave
Welcome to our little family, Labratty.
Now just wait on Krebs his sign of approval and everything will be fine  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on September 21, 2012, 12:54
Hello psycholingfan and Labratty :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 21, 2012, 14:32
Hi folks, scuttling in from CN as well, overcame my rodent tendencies and signed up instead of lurking  :wave

ratty
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KUIpmsIuQqg/UFxsTwvZbbI/AAAAAAAAXxc/DbMXJULZKQg/s700/acid_picd.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dragon Custom on September 21, 2012, 18:37
Hello everyone I am from Skopje Macedonia I make custom bicycles or you can say more personal bikes if you need something like this contact me  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on September 21, 2012, 19:10
Welcome Dragon/Labratty/psycholing fan.   :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 21, 2012, 19:29
Hello everyone I am from Skopje Macedonia I make custom bicycles or you can say more personal bikes if you need something like this contact me  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368)
Welcome
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_fZlUsrCVsk/T1or-lA7uwI/AAAAAAAAMyI/tEq6DIFnUB0/s477/Capture4.GIF)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 02:51
hello I am new here, although  I guess some people will know me... is my old friend oldborn still posting or has he been banned here too
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:07
Weird Croats post happily here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:09
Weird Croats post happily here.
excellent i will have to track down the old drunk when he wakes up
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:12
Might even be luckily enough to have a stash with him.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:19
Might even be luckily enough to have a stash with him.
me and old oldborn shall be sipping karlovacko in sibenik in time for supper !
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:28
Good luck with that, and keep some protection with thee.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: palmorq on September 22, 2012, 03:30
i guess oldborn stills owns an ak 47 we shall be protected enough... oh thats not what you meant
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on September 22, 2012, 03:35
Shoots his load too quickly? Guess he does own that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on September 22, 2012, 03:35
i guess oldborn stills owns an ak 47 we shall be protected enough... oh thats not what you meant

Old born came here as newborn and morphed into Tony  ;D
Anthony Moan is the name...still Croat game  8)

Welcome labratty and dragon!! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 09:06
Hello everyone I am from Skopje Macedonia I make custom bicycles or you can say more personal bikes if you need something like this contact me  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-Custom/362658100458368)

Macedonians are marching!!! Bio sam na Ohridu prošle godine :wave
Dobro došao prijatelju!!! Watch out there is one half Greek here, but he is good bloke ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 09:07
hello I am new here, although  I guess some people will know me... is my old friend oldborn still posting or has he been banned here too
I was almost banned here ;D, but they realize that I am just crazy and let me posting. :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 09:08
me and old oldborn shall be sipping karlovacko in sibenik in time for supper !
:wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on September 22, 2012, 11:21
Macedonians are marching!!! Bio sam na Ohridu prošle godine :wave
Dobro došao prijatelju!!! Watch out there is one half Greek here, but he is good bloke ;D

Who ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 12:14
Who ;D
Amsterdam Hammer :D, btw...where is that dude?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on September 22, 2012, 12:21
Amsterdam Hammer :D, btw...where is that dude?

He was on CN yesterday i think  :D, I have not seen him here for a while :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: RaceRider on September 22, 2012, 13:47
hi guys and gals, i race with the ladies, out with an injury, and looking forward to seeing marianne vos take the podium again in a few hours - hope you are all watching and cheering
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 22, 2012, 13:54
hi guys and gals, i race with the ladies, out with an injury, and looking forward to seeing marianne vos take the podium again in a few hours - hope you are all watching and cheering
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/ywnrvlykwwI/s499/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on September 22, 2012, 13:58
hi guys and gals, i race with the ladies, out with an injury, and looking forward to seeing marianne vos take the podium again in a few hours - hope you are all watching and cheering

welcome racerider, and sorry about the name confusion. Long story.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hasenpfeffer on September 22, 2012, 14:17
Hello everyone,

As I can see I'm not the only CN escapee :)
I've read this is a nice place so...here I am!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 22, 2012, 14:40
Hello everyone,

As I can see I'm not the only CN escapee :)
I've read this is a nice place so...here I am!
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GE4X-yDEvSc/UF2_tujNCcI/AAAAAAAAXyo/2SJVeGVgpkY/s500/oie_22153653n3jnxaOH.gif)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 19:37
Why don t you take Jews in welcome committee? (is that real word, I mean 2xm, 2xt and 2xe????)
Human watch I will call for sure :fp
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on September 22, 2012, 19:47
Why don t you take Jews in welcome committee? (is that real word, I mean 2xm, 2xt and 2xe????)
Human watch I will call for sure :fp

Do it :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dragon Custom on September 22, 2012, 21:29
Macedonians are marching!!! Bio sam na Ohridu prošle godine :wave
Dobro došao prijatelju!!! Watch out there is one half Greek here, but he is good bloke ;D

I am sure what I am I don`t know for others :), let's leave the politics out and enjoy the ride...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 22, 2012, 22:33
I am sure what I am I don`t know for others :), let's leave the politics out and enjoy the ride...
Hey do not worry about it...here... we are all brothers and lovers :fp Ok, there is few Germans also ;D
Meni je otac Makedonac...inače sam rođen i živim u Zg...zato te pozdravljam ;D
Pogledao sam bicikle...jel ide to u Skopju?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Grimm on September 24, 2012, 20:49
Hi to all
In this sport Im hold but im newbie  :fp
So i hope to enjoy and learn more in this forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on September 24, 2012, 20:55
Hi to all
In this sport Im hold but im newbie  :fp
So i hope to enjoy and learn more in this forum.

Welcome to the forum Grimm, I hope we can help you with learning a lot about the sport ;).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on September 24, 2012, 20:55
:welcome Grimm

Hope you enjoy it here..
And dont worry you are not alone on this forum, that is in being Italian, old or a newbie :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: The Hitch on September 24, 2012, 21:04
hi guys and gals, i race with the ladies, out with an injury, and looking forward to seeing marianne vos take the podium again in a few hours - hope you are all watching and cheering

Wait,  you are a female pro?  If so that is awesome.  :win
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 24, 2012, 21:21
Hi to all
In this sport Im hold but im newbie  :fp
So i hope to enjoy and learn more in this forum.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZB4GqmjJ0EA/UGC-6HQn9NI/AAAAAAAAX5o/0EDot4jJcDY/s512/hhhhhhhhhhh55.jpg)(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UBhLFhKGXKc/UGDAi_IpRqI/AAAAAAAAX54/YQkhumSP5Ms/s640/capprecFGHy.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 24, 2012, 21:42
Ok I am officially peeed off, woman pro came here and you jerks dont flirt 8)....
What kind of site is this? ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on September 25, 2012, 01:24
What kind of site is this? ;D
A spin off of veloroom for those who're lonely and/or lifeless?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on September 25, 2012, 12:04
hi guys and gals, i race with the ladies, out with an injury, and looking forward to seeing marianne vos take the podium again in a few hours - hope you are all watching and cheering
You weren't bychance the one standing next to me (the Dane with the South African flag) on the Cauberg?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sauna in Duvel on November 02, 2012, 01:34
Hello,

I am new here, hence the post... but you figured that I guess.

I live in the UK and have a hobby of collecting 'retro' bikes, or what some might describe as 'old tat'.

I have around 20 bikes, of which only 2 are what you might refer to as post yr 2000. I don't expect to be a prolific poster, however, certain subjects interest me - track, cx, mtb, road and pro cycling.

So, as above, hello.

:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on November 02, 2012, 05:16


:welcome

Hi Sauna, and welcome to velorooms
Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: kabloemski on November 02, 2012, 06:00
Yello :-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on November 02, 2012, 14:09
Hello,

I am new here, hence the post... but you figured that I guess.

I live in the UK and have a hobby of collecting 'retro' bikes, or what some might describe as 'old tat'.

I have around 20 bikes, of which only 2 are what you might refer to as post yr 2000. I don't expect to be a prolific poster, however, certain subjects interest me - track, cx, mtb, road and pro cycling.

So, as above, hello.

:)
:welcome Sauna

Good to see you here, seems we have a lot new members from the UK coming in atm.. :win
Also I may have one or two bikes to add to your collection if you ever feel the need to expand  :P

And nice to see that you are interested in all those aspects of cycling.. I dont think you could find another forum which has such extensive coverage on all those areas.. (Ok you probably could, but not for long  :P)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: esafosfina on November 05, 2012, 15:20
Oops, neglected to introduce myself before I started posting...  :fp anyway, better late than never. Ex-pro, ex-journo, ex-winemaker... just getting back on my bike for the first time since the 2000 season. Not enjoying the European winter! Had forgotten how bloody cold it gets!
Velorooms is a great forum; some very knowledgeable posters, but importantly fun and lighthearted; which is more than can be said of some 'inferior forums'!

See you around... esa.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ram on November 05, 2012, 15:26
Welcome aboard. Grouse to have pros/ex pros on board.

Beware of krebs/krabs/reverend, Tony and froome. Right dodgy populace.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sauna in Duvel on November 07, 2012, 00:58
Oops, neglected to introduce myself before I started posting...  :fp anyway, better late than never. Ex-pro, ex-journo, ex-winemaker... just getting back on my bike for the first time since the 2000 season. Not enjoying the European winter! Had forgotten how bloody cold it gets!
Velorooms is a great forum; some very knowledgeable posters, but importantly fun and lighthearted; which is more than can be said of some 'inferior forums'!

See you around... esa.

Still remember reading 'The Comic' when you did that magic Time Trial! much kudos :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stuart on March 24, 2013, 16:43
Hi name Stuart, tweet  as @buzby2153  run a cycling website in South Africa  www.cyclingdirect.co.za (http://www.cyclingdirect.co.za)  also tweet as @CyclingDirectSA.  Published beginners cycling book  " Downhills are Your Friends" last year   www.flowerdewbooks.co.za (http://www.flowerdewbooks.co.za)

Made cyclist both road and MTB
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: podgie on March 24, 2013, 16:55
Hi, tweet as @buzby2153, run cycling website in South Africa called www.cyclingdirect.co.za (http://www.cyclingdirect.co.za) also tweet as @cyclingdirecsa.  Mad cyclist both road and MTB, last year published beginners cycling handbook  "Downhills are Your Friends"  www.flowerdewbooks.co.za (http://www.flowerdewbooks.co.za)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on March 24, 2013, 16:56
Welcome podgie!  :cheesy

come join the shout box! you will get to know all the characters here....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on March 24, 2013, 17:17
hi podgie :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on March 24, 2013, 23:50
welcome Podgie 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on March 24, 2013, 23:53
and welcome esa! and Stuart!

I cant' believe ram has over 7k posts...! what about Krebs...gotta go check  :angry
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on March 25, 2013, 00:18
and welcome esa! and Stuart!

I cant' believe ram has over 7k posts...! what about Krebs...gotta go check  :angry

Krebs who took 3 years to hit 10k somewhere else is virtually on ten thousand here within a year :S
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sling on March 27, 2013, 19:00
And hello from me, too. I've completely missed this thread for whatever reason, but better late than never.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Blackbandit222 on May 01, 2013, 13:35
I'm 36 next mth have 2 kids and don't get out on the bike that much at all.
So reading racing articles is my escape.  I really enjoy Velorooms esp. the games.
The new tv show The Moment http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/usanetwork/themoment
I should DS a squad at Philadelphia Int. BR.
 

Like Geronimo says here to new beginnings
 http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/hell-hunterdon-monkey-knife-fight-bliss
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: S-Works on May 08, 2013, 05:10
I just turned 32.
I live in Canada, but I'm a Spaniard.
I speak, read, and write fluently in 3 languages: Spanish, Italian, English (not too shabby in Portuguese & French).

I've been thru alot in my life...

I ride my bike(s) mostly for keeping in shape and for fun.
In 2008 I placed 4th overall in the novice category at the Toronto Criterium, amongst riders who had much more experience & training
than I ever had. This was the only race I ever participated in.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on May 08, 2013, 06:46
Welcome S-Works!  If you don't mind me asking, why only one race given such a promising start?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on May 08, 2013, 07:19
welcome S-Works   :cheesy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: S-Works on May 08, 2013, 14:32
Welcome S-Works!  If you don't mind me asking, why only one race given such a promising start?

Thanks!
Like much of my life, I gave up racing due to health reasons, not only mine.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on May 08, 2013, 15:12
Welcome S-Works.. :D

And nice to have a native Spanish Speaker, thats all languages covered now :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: S-Works on May 08, 2013, 17:36
Welcome S-Works.. :D

And nice to have a native Spanish Speaker, thats all languages covered now :D

Thanks
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tanja on June 10, 2013, 23:37
Hi all, I know many of you from twitter. First post, I think  *fi *dk *se *no :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on June 11, 2013, 02:10
Hi all, I know many of you from twitter. First post, I think  *fi *dk *se *no :)

WElcome!  :niceday
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on June 11, 2013, 06:49
Hello Tanja!! :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on June 11, 2013, 08:02
Hej Tanja!

Which of these
*fi *dk *se *no
are you from?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kabloemski on June 11, 2013, 08:41
Hi all, I know many of you from twitter. First post, I think  *fi *dk *se *no :)

Bambles, is that you? :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tanja on June 17, 2013, 21:23
Thanks all!!  :)

Fus87 it's  *fi atm :)

Kaaaabs, it is,  *waves*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kabloemski on June 18, 2013, 09:02
Awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on June 18, 2013, 10:38
Awesome.

More and more twitter buddies joining vr :karen
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dafnnic on June 29, 2013, 08:55
Decided to step out of read only mode, because of the lure of veloroom's bingo. Long time reader of the forums but not much into posting at all. Looking forward to participating more when I work out how to operate technology. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on June 29, 2013, 09:01
welcome dafnnic

:welcome

race chat is really fun, venture over there once the race gets underway
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on June 29, 2013, 11:12
Hola dafnnic! :niceday

As AG says, the race chat is phenomenal. I was skeptical at first, but now I think it's great.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joachim on July 02, 2013, 16:12
Hi!

Joachim here!

Nice to meet some new people and liking the friendly and grown-up atmosphere here. Know a few people from other places, and good to see you in a different environment.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on July 04, 2013, 02:10
Hi!

Joachim here!

Nice to meet some new people and liking the friendly and grown-up atmosphere here. Know a few people from other places, and good to see you in a different environment.

It's the friendly place :confident :niceday
No sniping and attacking here....
just a little cheating at BINGO

Welcome

And a welcome to you dafnnic :)

Please don't sit in silence here...join in anywhere :brains
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: myth1908 on July 09, 2013, 12:27
Hello everyone. I'm myth1908, a 30 years old romanian, sports journalist and cycling fan. i'm glad i've found this site which i like very much and i'm sure i will enjoy for many years to come. Born in Craiova, living, working and lurking in bucharest.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: barrus on July 09, 2013, 12:44
Hi myth, welcome to our neck of the woods. I think you'll enjoy yourself over here. Be sure to check out the race chats. Just a question, if you don't mind, do you also cover cycling as a journalist and if so, do you do this for the more local races as well? Because we always like it when we can get info about smaller races from all over the world
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: myth1908 on July 09, 2013, 13:29
Hi myth, welcome to our neck of the woods. I think you'll enjoy yourself over here. Be sure to check out the race chats. Just a question, if you don't mind, do you also cover cycling as a journalist and if so, do you do this for the more local races as well? Because we always like it when we can get info about smaller races from all over the world

i will keep up to date the thread about tour of sibiu. pretty much, yes, not only because it's my duty, but because i like it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: morrisbhoy on July 13, 2013, 00:02
Yo there!

Been lurking forums since time immemorial. After badgering Dim on Twitter about the Sibiu highlights, felt I should properly join! Pumped up after one of the best tour stages in memory (and it's a reasonably long memory).

I'm a yorkshire lad btw. A loiner to be precise.

Ta, Dan
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on July 13, 2013, 01:47
:welcome Morrisbhoy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 13, 2013, 06:24
Yo there!

Been lurking forums since time immemorial. After badgering Dim on Twitter about the Sibiu highlights, felt I should properly join! Pumped up after one of the best tour stages in memory (and it's a reasonably long memory).

I'm a yorkshire lad btw. A loiner to be precise.

Ta, Dan

Leeds in the house! From the general area myself originally.

Enjoy VR, Morris!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on July 13, 2013, 09:00
I'm a yorkshire lad btw. A loiner to be precise.
Grand Départ 2014! :)

Welcome to VR, morrisbhoy. Bhoy ... Irish ancestry, or Celtic supporter?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: morrisbhoy on July 13, 2013, 15:41
Grand Départ 2014! :)

Welcome to VR, morrisbhoy. Bhoy ... Irish ancestry, or Celtic supporter?

Yes, reasonably signposted! ;-) Celtic supporter (and Irish ancestry). Leeds first tho.

Oh and it's Dan, not morris!
Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: z-tech on July 21, 2013, 01:47
Long time poster on another forum with a different username, masters 1 racer, love racing history and new technology.

Lurked here a little since this forum started, hope to lurk some more and post here time permitting.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 21, 2013, 01:47
Welcome to the madhouse Z-Tech

Nice to have you on board :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: vecchias on July 21, 2013, 07:22
Hello guys!

Long time lurker both here and CN but newly registered here and there. Thought it's time to get involved as much as I can in some of those very informative conversations going around here. I've been watching this crazy little thing called cycling since about 2003. Just wanted to stop by and say hi to all. English is not my native, so if I write a bit confusing posts due to lang, now or in the future, apologies in advance!  :niceday
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Claudio Cappuccino on July 21, 2013, 15:50
Cheerio, I am a big fan of Claudio Cappuccino, but that would be obvious given my nickname.

Someone hinted me there was a nice and balanced cycling forum besides Cycling Crash News so here I am.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: enchassepatate on July 26, 2013, 15:52
Hello.
So some might know us from twitter @enchassepatate, but we finally decided to register here to be able to take part in all sorts of discussions - time permitting that is.

for those who don't know us, we are @hassan__hajj (the current Lebanese RR champ and Saxo-Tinkoff/Alberto Contador fan) and @nobilis_tobilis (the 2012 lebanese RR champion and Movistar /Valverde fan) and we try to write cycling stuff we find interesting on our blog.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GMiranda on July 26, 2013, 21:49
Hi

I am Guilherme Ribeiro, a 24 years-old portuguese history student, and a passionate of Motorsport and cycling since very young... I write about the history of botyh sports as a hobby, and i am very glad to be here on this forum.

best Regards
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 26, 2013, 21:59
Welcome new people. its nice to see you here in our little world .:D

:cow
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eric on July 28, 2013, 05:53
Hi everybody  :D. I'm another CN refugee- you must have loads of those by now.

Anyway, my name is Eric, I'm 19, I've been following cycling since I was 12, and my favourite rider is Lo Squalo. Other than cycling, I'm into football, cricket, and reggae.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on July 28, 2013, 06:42
:welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slow Rider on July 28, 2013, 11:52
More Nibali fans :win

Welcome, good to have you on board ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 28, 2013, 21:48
As the name suggests, by no means a serious cyclist myself, but it is increasingly the anti-obesity weapon of choice of this particular middle aged man.  I resolved when I started occasional cycling to never become a MAMIL: I fear that may not last indefinitely.

English born and resident, but Irish background and disposition to fail Norman Tebbit's cricket test make me look out more for Roche and Martin than for Wiggins and Cav.   I have, however, been watching Chris Froome's career with interest since his Barloworld days, mainly because I  have an ex-brother-in-law of the same name  (not divorced: Chris is now a sister-in-law).   Having spent some years working in South America, I also have a soft spot for the Colombians, and given that most of my S American experience was in Ecuador, am still hoping for Byron Guama's breakout season.  I have a long Caisse d'Epargne management career in PCM10, so also reserve a little cheer for those that have been part of that team.

First noticed road cycling as a search for some pride in ancestral homeland in the Roche/Kelly era, then 'lapsed' into July fandom for many many years, and suddenly rediscovered the sport and the online communities and streaming possibilities about 4 years ago.  By virtue of playing around with Excel files, I seem to have inherited the management of some CQ based games in 'another place': somehow fluked my way to top ten placings in the first two editions of the season CQ game, but my current position is far more indicative of my depth of expertise.

Teacher, fan of 60's jazz, spasmodic editor on Wikipedia, former season ticket holder at Gillingham FC, taxi driver to a mother-in-law with dementia...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 28, 2013, 22:00
Lovely story and an excellent avatar. Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 28, 2013, 22:07
Teacher, fan of 60's jazz, spasmodic editor on Wikipedia, former season ticket holder at Gillingham FC, taxi driver to a mother-in-law with dementia...

Nice to meet a fellow Wiki Editor :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 28, 2013, 22:09
Lovely story and an excellent avatar. Welcome!
Avatar is detail of the inner sleeve of an album by Half ManHalf Biscuit, with a pseudo-classical picture of the Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) with one member of the crowd holding up a banner reading "Dirk Hoffman Motorhomes".  Made me laugh.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 28, 2013, 22:11
Nice to meet a fellow Wiki Editor :D
We worked together there on the Lance Armstrong article when all was sparking off.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on July 28, 2013, 22:51
We worked together there on the Lance Armstrong article when all was sparking off.

:fp dont even remind me of that article.  i decided it wasnt worth the stress.

Although at some point I do intend to sort out the fact that someone split all the doping stuff into an article called "lance armstrong doping investigatiion" despite being told the investigation was never called that, and then failing to actually finish the article. :fp
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbs on July 31, 2013, 07:46
G'day, I'm norbs.

I am a fat bloke that rides a bike and runs off at the mouth on the Twitters and my cycling blog ( www.nonprocycling.com )

Been lurking about for a while. Hope to be able to add to the discussion with out peeing too many people off.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on July 31, 2013, 08:10
G'day, I'm norbs.

I am a fat bloke that rides a bike and runs off at the mouth on the Twitters and my cycling blog ( www.nonprocycling.com )

Been lurking about for a while. Hope to be able to add to the discussion with out peeing too many people off.

Welcome, young man. I've been aware of you for quite a while already on Twonter.  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: norbs on July 31, 2013, 13:59
Welcome, young man. I've been aware of you for quite a while already on Twonter.  :D

Shh, don't tell anyone.   :niceday
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: batchuba on August 03, 2013, 19:28
I COME FROM THE PLANET CYCLINGNEWS, TAKE ME TO YOUR CLINIC.  :brains

Um, another CyclingNews refugee checking in; just noticed the thread and thought I'd say Hi.
I  do miss the febrile CN atmosphere of personal abuse, rage and hyper criticism, but on the plus side I am becoming addicted to your fancy emote thingies. 

Cheers!   :i am not durnk:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on August 03, 2013, 20:07
I find some of the emotes a bit difficult to recognize. Have to mouse over them to find out what they mean.  :=B Though in some cases even that doesn't help.

I'm another fugee too. More of a lurker than a poster, other than in betting threads, but enjoying the slower pace of life here in VR (and enjoying knocking Dim off various arcade leaderboards!).

Thinking about getting back on my bike as well, so I'm finding the discussions in "Bikes & Gear" pretty useful.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on August 03, 2013, 21:16
I COME FROM THE PLANET CYCLINGNEWS, TAKE ME TO YOUR CLINIC.  :brains

Um, another CyclingNews refugee checking in; just noticed the thread and thought I'd say Hi.
I  do miss the febrile CN atmosphere of personal abuse, rage and hyper criticism, but on the plus side I am becoming addicted to your fancy emote thingies. 

Cheers!   :i am not durnk:

we dont stop at emotes, we have teamkits #astana #mapei #z #panasonic and flags too *nl *de *fr

for the newbies, teamkits are # followed by the team name, countrys are * followed by the two letter iso alpha code for the country, nl, de etc (except usa which is usa)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on August 03, 2013, 21:47
except usa which is usa
Been meaning to ask - why is that?


And a warm welcome to our new members, to make this at least partially on topic. :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on August 03, 2013, 22:06
Been meaning to ask - why is that?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on August 03, 2013, 22:43
Hello

Another CN forum refugee who has found his way here.

Should probably have got here sooner seeing as I've followed DIM on twitter whenever I have an account there.

More of a reader than a poster on forums as my something like 250 post in about 7 years on the CN forums would testify to.

Who knows perhaps I might start posting more here seeing as how I can get to enliven my scribblings with things like a retro panasonic jersey  #panasonic
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on August 04, 2013, 03:46
Hello

Another CN forum refugee who has found his way here.

Should probably have got here sooner seeing as I've followed DIM on twitter whenever I have an account there.

More of a reader than a poster on forums as my something like 250 post in about 7 years on the CN forums would testify to.

Who knows perhaps I might start posting more here seeing as how I can get to enliven my scribblings with things like a retro panasonic jersey  #panasonic

I remember your name from cn...I always liked it  :niceday
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Eric on August 04, 2013, 07:01
Hi Carlo :)

Sorry to go off-topic, but one of the things I like most about this place are the flags. I don't even know where St. Pierre and Micquelon is, but they have the coolest flag ever :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on August 04, 2013, 07:14
I don't even know where St. Pierre and Micquelon is, but they have the coolest flag ever :D
Two small islands off Newfoundland. Their main economy always was the exploitation of the Newfoundland Banks' marine resources - and still is.

Banners based on coats of arms are often very good-looking. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Octavio on August 22, 2013, 08:32
Hey i am new in this forum i love two things much first is cycling and the other is gardening.I love cycling that's why i am here in this forum
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on August 22, 2013, 14:13
Hi Carlo :)

Sorry to go off-topic, but one of the things I like most about this place are the flags. I don't even know where St. Pierre and Micquelon is, but they have the coolest flag ever :D

its  a self governing french territory just off teh canadian coast. apparently the only bit of new france that france still own.

It also sounds rather like an upcoming UFC Pay Per View
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on August 22, 2013, 15:14
Welcome Octavio
some garden pics
 http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=124.190
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gotland on September 04, 2013, 21:58
Hello Guys!

I have been posting and interacting in the forums for a couple of weeks and it is time to introduce myself. I joined Velorooms because I was very impressed by the detail and the high level of discussions in the forums.  But I also liked that Velorooms is content and topic driven and that really caught my interest.

I'm born and living in Sweden. I became hooked on cycling around 2003 after one my best friends just couldn't stop talking about mountains, sprints, domestiques and what not. I tend to follow riders instead of teams, although I have a soft spot for Euskatel, and a particular rider that I like little bit more than others in the peloton. My favourite races are the classics, Giro and the Tour.

My other interests around cycling are the culture around cycling, and cycling in society, especially the conflict between bicycles and cars in public space. This is were I most likely will branch out and contribute to the forum.

I am a sociologist and I'm always into what makes sub cultures tick.  This is probably how I discovered the dark side of the sport and to know why and how cyclists are doping is very interesting to me.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: esafosfina on September 04, 2013, 22:26
Welcome to the fold Gotland!  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on September 04, 2013, 22:58
welcome here Octavio and Gotland  :Flower:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 05, 2013, 00:26
I was very impressed by the detail and the high level of discussions in the forums.

 Obviously  you haven't read this thread BINGO (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=2690.0).

Welcome
I still have some bingo cards for purchase 2012 and 2013.
 If you need to borrow vr$ I can give you a good rate.
you will find I am beyond reproach

I look forward to your contributions

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_o7ohZP3Ua0/Uh6bzcRblTI/AAAAAAAAl44/SuvbfvXsAYY/s128/0HjDcshortfredDF.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anthony Moan on September 05, 2013, 12:50
Dear Gotland,
I still have some financial issues as you know so if you can buy from me worn Look CX6 pedals without cleats just for 790 euros. Will post pics if asked, if not PM me and will give you my Pay Pal account number for money. If not I can always wait you at border.

P.S. Also I am selling worn 8 spd chain for just over 579 euros, and fat cat for 1900 euros.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on September 21, 2013, 13:47
Hello! I am Zam ze man. I am a male undies model.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vespertine on October 01, 2013, 16:51
Hello Everyone!

I kind of introduced myself a little bit on the Frome thread, but then realised that it was not the right thing to do there and also realised my post was a bit off topic so a double boo boo really, however at least it popped my VR cherry, and we all know that this process always includes some fumbling.

Well, I have to start by saying that I am kind of overwhelmed at the quality of this forum, from various different angles, it beats everything I have ever seen hands down. Some of the writing is just off the scale when it comes to internet forums, and I have to say that The Hitch is no misnomer and furthermore has me belly laughing like only the original could! If he hadn't sadly but stoically left this mortal coil then I would attribute the writing to the man himself. I was literally crying with laughter at one of his posts and just the thought of it now has my solar plexus tightening.

I simply am astonished at the knowledge on here, the generosity with which it is doled out, and the absolute lack of "flaming"...If I didn't know better I would say that this is too good to be true and cast doubt on its credibility  :D However, aside from perhaps some Modafinil/Coffee/Booze, I suspect that this forum is clean as a whistle.

I am a geophysicist who works worldwide so cannot always follow things on TV, and often miss things online, so please excuse my ignorance at times, I am at present in Mauritania, I would not recommend it as a holiday destination whatsoever, indeed I have seen some of the biggest sh1tholes on the planet, however Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner; Nouakchott. Oh there is a heavy slathering of "islamic republic" also, so no beer. Fair play for making one of the driest countries on the planet even drier, but it doesn't help in taking the edge off the abject squalor that surrounds. When a capital city of a country doesn't have one single international chain hotel, then you know you are in trouble. I think as a general rule of thumb, this is hard to argue with.

I have cycled ever since I was a little boy, I was born in Norway but am British, went to boarding school in the UK, one of the big fancy ones, but please don't hold that against me, I did manage to get expelled, only to my utter horror to be accepted at another of one the UK's torture institutions for boys where they continued the "character building"... I was asked to leave there too.

This lead to some very lonely school holidays where I would do nothing but rde my "Puch" road bike round the Fjords for days on end. If I could find that frame again I would pay a lot of money for it. Thinking back, I am astonished at how many kilometers I would actually do alone over a summer, I simply didn't ever seem to get tired, I would deliberately go as far as I could in the full knowledge that I had to get back, well no I would deliberately go further than I should in the full knowledge that I had to get back. For me it was a bit like swimming across a bay, what are you going to do when you are at the half way point? There is a choice, but it amounts to the same.

I have really never had any friends who shared my love of road cycling, I would have been a lot cooler with a BMX, but I didn't want a BMX, I wanted to be out there, by myself, I didn't want to do tricks, I wanted to go places. I have never really had anyone in my life that shares my love of road cycling, so forums have been important to me, and working worldwide, it is difficult to join clubs and the like, although I must try harder and not use it as an excuse. I used to post a lot on the Cycling Weekly Forum, it was fun, but then I think it became "Bike Radar" or something, and I didn't like it. Since then I have kind of stayed away from internet forums a bit as the amount of trolling was simply off the scale.

It was only Twitter that pointed me here just a few days ago. I am still reading my way through a lot of threads and you will probably find me lurking on "the Darkside" more than anything else.

I knew I was going to type that sentence, so thought I had better put some thought into why it is the case. I am not really sure I know the answer in full. I am simply intrigued by all things doping, especially the what, the why and the how.

I have always had a strong streak of "justice" running through me, which hasn't always served me well, nevertheless I think that this notion draws me to these topics also. I can't quite explain it, and it is not that I want to take our sport to pieces, far from it, I just am intrigued at the lengths, or shorts that people go to.

I used to be a very very fit and fully coached cyclist, working worldwide afforded me similar, if not more amounts of time off than I had at school, so for a long time I would spend those days like a pro would, riding. I did live like a monk, had an SRM from the very early days and literally lived it. Note that I have hardly ever raced, mainly because I am not in the UK all the time.

Then I started getting stupid about my diet, weighing food etc etc...then it got worse with me starting to chew food then spit it out...not eating unless I had burned the calories first...stupid stuff that was only going to make me go backwards...which it did eventually do ending up with me at 6ft and 58 kilos lying by the side of the road with a paramedic over me. The ultimate bonk. That woke me up a bit.

So I have calmed down a lot since then, however I read a post by an admin about cycling and Mental Health and what was written could have been penned by me, word for word. My brain ticks over faster that CF's cadence on Ventoux, and it will literally "petaflop" into every possible permutation of any particular scenario usually ending up firmly deciding that the worst possible outcome is going to come to be, thus causing huge anxiety. Sometimes debilitating anxiety. The only thing that I can do to stop this is to ride my bike. Indeed, enough Valium to fell an elephant will not stop it, only cycling will, not running, not lifting weights, not going for a walk, I need to be on my bike.

I like "The Bicycle" so much that I have an entire room full of them, all on stands and kept immaculate, but it doesn't satisfy my thirst for more. I like new kit and sexy little additions and accessories. I like analysing my rides after I have showered following hours in the saddle. I think Wahoo have taken a good chunk off me lately! It has been fun...

I do seem to spend a lot of money on it, and people are surprised when I tell them how much my wheels cost or something, usually churning out the old quip of "does it not come with an engine for that price" ... so as you can see, I do not have many people around me who get it, in fact nobody.

This will explain why my posts are sometimes informed and sometimes ridiculously uninformed...especially regarding maintenance, which I am terrible at and have gotten into the awful habit of simply paying someone else to do it, which I think is hideous form but at least I know they won't break anything. I think I might go on a course to learn properly how to totally take my bikes apart and put them back together again, although anything DIY seems to be left half finished when I am involved, so I had better be committed unless I could end up with my face painted onto the road, and not in the "Grand Tour" way.

So in my world, cycling is MY thing, nobody to really share it with, aside from you fine lot now, so apologies in advance  :D

I am really very opinionated, and do come across that way, however what most don't realise is that I am often just waiting for someone to change my opinion, and they often can with reasoned discussion. I like having my opinion changed, it assures me that I am alive and still learning.

I am certainly not as knowledgeable as most on here, I know that, so will never pretend to be, and after my recent reading I know that on some topics I am going to make some seriously embarrassing errors, please be gentle  :D

I don't hide behind anything, Vespertine is simply what I use as a user name for online stuff, I will link my Twitter account, which is in my real name, so there you have it... I am me, online or offline... it is me  :D

I don't believe in flying teapots and am a little bit intolerant of people that do, or at least the ones that want to shove them down my throat, I have a tattoo of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on my arm. I had it done in Jerusalem; I thought it fitting and the tattooist thought it hilarious and not what was normally asked for. It is done in the style of a Rorschach Inkblot. Which I think is even more fitting.

I like free thinking and am very active on ZNET and the like, I think that society has other options and that they are there and one day we will eventually start to take them, or so I hope at least.

I like community, and being part of one, I have had a couple of "welcomes" already, and think that this is a great place for me.

I really do not take myself very seriously and sometimes might come across as flippant, this is usually me amusing myself without realising that I might be annoying someone else, I am never rude though, at least I hope not.

Well, thanks for being bored by what I have chosen to throw down as an introduction, it is probably as unhinged as I actually am, then again what you see is what you get, I never pretend to be anything that I am not.

I think that the forum is the very best I have ever seen from a technical, functionality and design perspective and salute the people who maintain it. I personally don't think it should be all done for free or at anyone else's expense, so I would always urge people who use it to donate something, I did after 24 hours, I just think that it is the right thing to do, I got 24 hours of pure enjoyment out of it, and to me even that was worth something....and I know already that whatever my post count might be, I will be learning a lot and very probably be asking some specific questions about how things work.

I hope everyone is having a stress free life at the moment, or at least one that is as stress free as possible...

I really can't say thank you enough for some of the threads that I have read on here already. I would have bought them for my Kindle if they were packaged that way, just brilliant.

See you around!

Thanks,

Vespertine





Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cj2002 on October 01, 2013, 17:07
That is, quite simply, one of the greatest self-introductions I've seen!

Vespertine - you're gonna fit in great 'round here  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2013, 17:11
I was born in Norway
Heja!

went to boarding school in the UK, one of the big fancy ones, but please don't hold that against me, I did manage to get expelled, only to my utter horror to be accepted at another of one the UK's torture institutions for boys where they continued the "character building"... I was asked to leave there too.
Well done, sir. ;)

This lead to some very lonely school holidays where I would do nothing but rde my "Puch" road bike round the Fjords for days on end. If I could find that frame again I would pay a lot of money for it.
I had a Puch too as a kid. Lovely light green thing. :)

All in all, what cj just said. Welcome to VR, I'm sure you'll have a blast. :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on October 01, 2013, 17:14
Hello! :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vespertine on October 01, 2013, 18:21
Heja!
Well done, sir. ;)
I had a Puch too as a kid. Lovely light green thing. :)

All in all, what cj just said. Welcome to VR, I'm sure you'll have a blast. :cool

Thank You! Now that got me on a Google Image search, I HAD to try and find it, and find it I did.... Although this is billed as a 1987 model, and mine must have been earlier than that, this was certainly the frame and the paint job...now to go on a hunt to try and find one for sale  :D

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2gwt3jo.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on October 01, 2013, 18:36
What a truly stunning introduction, even Francois the Postman, our resident bard could not have surpassed that.  Good to have you around. A fair few of us are on twitter, theres links *somewhere* if you hunt us down.

And thank you for supporting the site. We have a lot to live up to.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on October 01, 2013, 19:00
If Vespertine and Francois the Postman were to post in the same thread how pages would it be?  :?
:rasmussen
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on October 01, 2013, 19:03
If Vespertine and Francois the Postman were to post in the same thread how pages would it be?  :?
:rasmussen

War and Peace?
Gone with the Wind?
The Odyssey and the Aeneid?

Can't say I'd mind.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2013, 19:14
I had a Puch too as a kid. Lovely light green thing. :)
Come to think of it, I didn't. :fp
I had a Puky (http://eshop.t-online.de/WebRoot/Store/Shops/Shop42710/MediaGallery/Puky-Logo4c.jpg), somewhat akin to this picture (http://images.internetstores.de/products/I_ZL16_Kiwi_cmyk.jpg). :lol
Not quite the same, though still a bike. I guess.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2013, 19:18
War and Peace?
Gone with the Wind?
The Odyssey and the Aeneid?

Can't say I'd mind.

and an intro by Slow Rider

I could not promise to read every word though
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mew on October 01, 2013, 19:28
welcome Vespertine!

 :Flower: :Clown:

 :are you for real:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on October 01, 2013, 19:31
Hello Everyone!

I simply am astonished at the knowledge on here, the generosity with which it is doled out, and the absolute lack of "flaming"...If I didn't know better I would say that this is too good to be true and cast doubt on its credibility  :D However, aside from perhaps some Modafinil/Coffee/Booze, I suspect that this forum is clean as a whistle.
See you around!

Thanks,

Vespertine
We mustn't have met.

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on October 01, 2013, 21:07
No puch for me..

I had
(http://www.ride-out.com/discus/messages/173/371255.jpg)
and then (actually I had three of these)
(http://youchangedmyworld.com/memorials/ID-21/10319038.jpg)
and then one of these
(http://cdn.velospace.org/files/DSC_5568.jpg)
and then something a little like this, but green
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee43/andrew_culture/IMG_20120718_140014.jpg)

but then, i also had one of these
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/ZX80.jpg)
Followed by
(http://oldcomputers.net/pics/ZX81.jpg)
And then
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/ZXSpectrum48k.jpg)
Followed by (the black one which i still own, i also had a grey one)
(http://newton.sunderland.ac.uk/~specfreak/MySpeccies/ZX-Spectrum-128k%2B2a.jpg)
A.. (Briefly)
(http://jscustom.theoldcomputer.com/images/manufacturers_systems/Sinclair/QL/211740sinclair-ql.system.jpg)
Then a
(http://www.retrogamebase.co.uk/ekmps/shops/retrogamebase/images/sega-megadrive-1-pal-controller-leads-81-p.jpg)
a
(http://www.emuparadise.me/roms/Saturn/SegaSaturn.jpg)
an
(http://www.viewtouch.com/a130st.jpg)
and finally a
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C2qS6k7kVeI/UT4h6fnaDDI/AAAAAAAATaE/IdtOBPcWbQw/s400/ps1.jpg)
followed by a
(http://www.cextreme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ps2-photo.jpg)

Plus a 386, an early P66 Pentium, a 486, a full pentium, dell laptop, amd 2600 based system, toshiba laptop.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on October 01, 2013, 21:11
WHats always fascinated me is the Sinclair>Atari>Sega>Sony route was a very common route, almost everyone I know who started on Sinclairs went the Sega and then Playstation route with some Atari in between.
 
Almost everyone I know who started on the Commodores, Vic20 and C64, went to Amiga, then went the Nintendo, and finally X-Box
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KeithJamesMc on October 01, 2013, 21:33
Commodore Pet <School>
Prime <Uni>
DEC VAX <1st job> with a bit of Apollo
Various UNIX boxes <2nd job> and few legacy VAX apps
Mix of Windows, UNIX since <mainly self-employed>
with a little symbian, iOS, android experimentation thrown in recently
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vespertine on October 01, 2013, 21:49
I had the honour of running some jobs on the Tianhe 1A not so long ago, and I started on the Sinclair and went the Playstation route...with the Atari in between.

I must say it was pretty cool to sit at a terminal with a blinking cursor knowing exactly what was in the glasshouse making it blink.

It processed data sets as you might expect it to; very very quickly.

Sadly for the Chinese though, even all of that processing power couldn't come up with any hydrocarbons at all.  :shh

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on October 01, 2013, 22:02
I had the exotic Speccy +3 with access to a +2 and a BBC Micro, then an Apricot XT (iirc), then a custom build with Windows 3.1, then I was computing with the bigs, as JSG would say.

As for cycling, since the last couple of weeks, I now have the pics to show this story.

Here's me at about 10 years old on a Muddy Fox MTB (Suntour groupset):

(http://i43.tinypic.com/70e068.jpg)

Fast forward a couple of years and here I am outside the family home with my Paul Milnes 531 and 105 gruppo:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/24cac6p.jpg)

... I had a big, white, square-shaped body at that time, as you can see.

I have very few (of my own) pics of my Ribble 653 Record Veloce, which was the last bike I had as a kid, but this was the machine on which I had most of my successes:

(http://i42.tinypic.com/1zr0s42.jpg)

I bloody loved those Look shoes I'm wearing. That started my lifelong love affair with everything Look. Sadly, Look no longer makes shoes, but if it did, they would still be the coolest sh*t you could buy.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: search on October 01, 2013, 22:05
you guys are old
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on October 01, 2013, 22:10
you guys are old

You're only as old as the man/woman you feel.

Think about it. ;)  :evil:  :P  :s
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vespertine on October 01, 2013, 22:20


The first computer I remember having is a BBC Micro



Do you remember those books of code you could buy to write your own games. It would take days and days to type it in and then when one tried to execute it, it would invariably have a syntax error and it would take days and days to find it!

My Mrs is 15 years younger than me. For exactly that reason. Ummmm...not the code thing...but the feel thing...yeah....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2013, 23:07
The first computer I remember having is a BBC Micro
When I read this, I can't help thinking:
"Why on earth did the BBC manufacture computers?" :?

 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slow Rider on October 01, 2013, 23:10
you guys are old

I was thinking the same thing..

Anyway, welcome to Vespertine & Murrjt! And do come play outside of the darkside as well, life is much brighter there ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on October 02, 2013, 00:43
Well if you really want to go back in time, first computer i had access to
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Mz80k.jpg)
And we had internet
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Acoustic_coupler_20041015_175456_1.jpg)
(stepdad worked in the computer department at the British library, We had computers very early. I was the first kid i know to own his own computer. Even more incredibly I bought it myself - I was working at 9 years old)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on October 02, 2013, 02:03
You're only as old as the man/woman you feel.

Think about it. ;)  :evil:  :P  :s
No wonder paedophiles never age.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dirk Hofman on October 08, 2013, 01:00
Introducing myself. Howdy everyone!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on October 08, 2013, 01:46
welcome Dirk

:wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2013, 07:50
Introducing myself. Howdy everyone!
Hello Dirk. How's the motorhome? ;)

Hi, I'm Ed Winchester
And a welcome to you, too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on October 08, 2013, 21:47
Introducing myself. Howdy everyone!

:pray
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dirk Hofman on December 09, 2013, 20:56
Thank you all, thankyouverymuch! :) Sorry for not responding, just haven't been back in a while. FUS87, do check the website and I'll see what kind of deal we can work out on a Winnebago... ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wheelie1977 on January 03, 2014, 14:21
Hi! I'm Wheelie, avid race analyst and small time punter. Looking forward to the season ahead. Was hoping to avoid all cycling until March but the excitement started building around Christmas and I'm hopelessly waiting for the season to kick off with dodgy streams of the Aussie champs. Aside from that, I'm laid up with a broken knee cap until February.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mc_mountain on January 03, 2014, 14:26
Hi! I'm Wheelie, avid race analyst and small time punter. Looking forward to the season ahead. Was hoping to avoid all cycling until March but the excitement started building around Christmas and I'm hopelessly waiting for the season to kick off with dodgy streams of the Aussie champs. Aside from that, I'm laid up with a broken knee cap until February.

:welcome to velorooms,

give the CQ games a whirl (maybe your here from a tweet mentioning them?)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: froome19 on January 03, 2014, 14:28
:welcome Wheelie

Sorry to hear about the knee, but there is plenty going on here to keep you occupied ;) . And I think we are all in the same position here, waiting for the season to come round, bored by the endless off season and raring to go, though I do advise the Cq games if you want to pass the time.

And if you fancy any bets, our betting thread may come in useful once the season is underway: http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=3237.0
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wheelie1977 on January 03, 2014, 14:33
thanks lads. Yes, I saw the CQ games so will have a bit more of a look and I didn't see the betting thread so i'll have to give my tuppence worth there then.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: oliveira on February 07, 2014, 03:27
Hi all!

Newbie here!  :hi My passion for cycling started as a child in the early 90's, watching my local race, Volta a Portugal, cheering for the cookie-sponsored spanish team Artiach. The first international race I remember watching is Giro, and the first I followed was Bjarne Riis's 1996 Tour victory. Only later, with internet access and cable TV, I started following the Classics.

Always loved riding my bicycle. I usually do MTB while I'm in the city where I live, Lisbon, but my utter fondness is to ride my road bike in central/northern country, far away from cars. Love to climb.

Also, I use to write something about cycling for a sports generalist blog, usually around big races: Monuments, WC, and Gt's.

Very glad I found this space, you've got a very cozy cycling virtual corner in here. Congrats!  :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on February 07, 2014, 08:28
Hello oliveira :wave
:welcome :hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: skip hopkins on February 13, 2014, 03:24
Hello, I'm here to get info to crush everyone in the fantasy cycling leagues. And by crush I mean get last place...again


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on February 13, 2014, 06:43
:hi :welcome skip :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on February 13, 2014, 06:59
:welcome to Velorooms, Mr. Hopkins.

Any relation to this guy? ;)
(http://imagecache6.allposters.com/LRG/10/1061/PMML000Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on April 06, 2014, 14:14
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34.0-12/1937910_10153799348330012_149124850_n.jpg?oh=8e751fd1a92d7d3da7921378bb97ac52&oe=5343DCC0)
The Reverend hard at work on the chaos thread  :angel
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L'arri on April 06, 2014, 16:49
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34.0-12/1937910_10153799348330012_149124850_n.jpg?oh=8e751fd1a92d7d3da7921378bb97ac52&oe=5343DCC0)
The Reverend hard at work on the chaos thread  :angel

Somebody lost weight recently.  :s
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on April 06, 2014, 17:12
Somebody lost weight recently.  :s

down to 265lbs/120kg. down another 15lbs/7kg would be nice. 225lbs/100kg is rock bottom doctors said any lower would be detrimental to me health. I really got to get back in the water and exercise   :lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: 42x16ss on April 08, 2014, 06:39
WHats always fascinated me is the Sinclair>Atari>Sega>Sony route was a very common route, almost everyone I know who started on Sinclairs went the Sega and then Playstation route with some Atari in between.
 
Almost everyone I know who started on the Commodores, Vic20 and C64, went to Amiga, then went the Nintendo, and finally X-Box
:shh I have to say that I jumped ship then! :D I went

Atari 2600>Sega Master System>Super Nintendo>Xbox>Xbox 360

Not sure if I'll upgrade the 360 though - the only time I use the consoles anymore is when Mrs 42x16ss is away  :angel
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FatBoy on April 08, 2014, 13:31
How random i have never been a real fan on consoles but through some random choices and with no real knowledge or decision making i did do the C64 - nintendo - x-box route
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dim on April 08, 2014, 13:57
:shh I have to say that I jumped ship then! :D I went

Atari 2600>Sega Master System>Super Nintendo>Xbox>Xbox 360

Not sure if I'll upgrade the 360 though - the only time I use the consoles anymore is when Mrs 42x16ss is away  :angel

You went Sega to Nintento. :o

Traitor
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: M Gee on July 19, 2014, 17:08
Well if you really want to go back in time, first computer i had access to
 . . .
And we had internet
 . . .
(stepdad worked in the computer department at the British library, We had computers very early. I was the first kid i know to own his own computer. Even more incredibly I bought it myself - I was working at 9 years old)

Wow - a dinosaur! The first computer I had access to I did not own - it was a mainframe, with time-sharing, and teletype terminals - no video. I would play 3-D tic-tac-toe with little grids of X's. Pong came out a couple of years later. But, for the most part, I did not muck about with them again for another 20 years.

But I wanted to say something about who I am. So, for those who want to know, will know who they are "talking" to in the threads.

Got into "jogging" in the early 70's - influenced by an Olympic-level CX skier who I worked construction with. In 74, whilst riding a motorcycle, I was hit by a car. One leg was a bit inside out as a result. A year later, it was 99% functional, but a couple inches shorter. Jogging and walking became bad news. I'd had cycles for years, but this accelerated my involvement. Eventually got into long-distance touring a little. Spent time hanging out at a couple of LBS.

About 1978 or 9 I was talking with a friend, who also owned an LBS. He was carrying Skid-Lid helmets. I read their product blurb, and was simply appalled - it was utter and complete BS. It was completely out of sorts with any physics or science that I knew of - but it was persuasive. It turned out that my friend was "persuaded" by their fallacious reasoning. Of course, at this distant remove, I do not remember the conversation accurately, but the end result was the he told me he would be more inclined to believe me if I got my objections into print. Kind of a dare, and a "put up, or shut up". I took him up on that dare, although it took me a couple of years to make it happen. But make it happen I did. In 1981, Bicycling Magazine published the article I wrote on the topic. I wish I could say it was definitive, but it wasn't. But, it was one of a very few articles on the topic in those years.

I originally conceived the article as a side issue - to sell photographs. Two birds - one stone, you see. I had a regular job, but was trying my hand at pro photography at the time. Cycling was a love. I sold race coverage, as a stringer, to Velonews a few times. Complete with photographs. I sold some truly excellent mid-race portraits of several 7-11 riders, taken on a corner of a crit in Las Vegas, to Southland - the owners of 7-11.

But work moved on, and so did I. Photography did not stick as an interest, cycling did. My friends at those local LBS's were all into racing. Some of that race coverage I sold was while I was traveling with one or another of the local teams. Eventually, I got into racing. Initially, I was just under the age for masters category. The competition was too stiff there, so I did little with that. In the mid-80's, I reached masters category age - and started getting more involved. I finished 2nd a few times, or not in the placings at all. Continued racing, though. PB are probably a 10mi TT @ approx 25 min. Might have been 24 and change, or 25 and change, I forget. Gently rolling course. And, the '88 or '89 Attack on Mt. Mitchell. I finished 72nd that year. Just over 5 hours. 72nd might not sound that great, but I beat a couple of local masters cat rivals - and about 1200 other riders. 1700 started the ride that year. At that point, I was one of the top five local masters cat racers.

And, I had a lot of fun. Then life and work went through changes, and my ability to be involved in cycling got a severe crimp. I've been mostly out-of-shape since, but always trying to get back. Got overweight, got most of it off - life got in the way. More overweight, still trying to lose it again.

Somewhere in the middle of all that - returned to university 20 years after I started, to finally get my diploma. Marriage, child, work, all that.

Indurain came and went. Lance came, and went. Which pretty much brings us up to today.

A friend of mine once told me, when I described my then proposed latest idea: "You shouldn't be able to do that. But you've done other things you shouldn't be able to do."

So you see, I remember Steve Prefontaine - as a living and competing person. I saw a newspaper report on Lemond - as a junior. And a lot in between then and now. Boyer, Roll, Eric Heiden, Steida, Wayne and Dale Stetina, Andy Hampsten, The Red Zinger Classic - they weren't history, they were what I lived.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cj2002 on August 26, 2014, 09:52
I'm not introducing myself, obviously, but this seemed the most appropriate place for this particular missive.

I normally miss those milestones of tweets or posts, the big round numbers, which can be (and often are) viewed as a terrifying indicator of how I spend my time. But this is my 1500th post on VR, and I felt it deserved a mention.

I only joined up - a little of 2 years ago (there's another milestone I missed) - because the network where I worked at the time blocked access to the CN forum, and I was desperate to find a source of rumours for where Cav would end up after an unhappy season with Sky.

Fast forward to the present day, and I have 1499 posts - some, themselves sharing of transfer news and rumour. Others, race previews, vast CSV tables, or generally slightly sarcastic commentary. Add to that the countless posts in shoutboxes, and VR has become something of a feature in my life. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Here's to the next 1500 instances of ramble, waffle and footnote[1].

 :party
 1. Which would, by the way, make a great name for a firm of solicitors...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on August 27, 2014, 11:54
:fanfare cj

awesome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Echoes on August 27, 2014, 12:01
Introducing myself. Howdy everyone!

Howdy friend, begging your pardon (Creedence forever!) :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ1ffoC8tQ8
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: madsx on September 30, 2014, 00:23
Hi,

From Denmark and totally into bikes. So much into bikes that I have never taken a driver's license :)

// Mads
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on September 30, 2014, 00:45
Hi,

From Denmark and totally into bikes. So much into bikes that I have never taken a driver's license :)

// Mads

Welcome to the forum Mads. I dont have a drivers license either, thats because A) Didnt bother, B) I can get everywhere with the bike itself, long live the Netherlands ;).

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2014, 14:59
Hej Mads! :welcome
Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: vroomi on October 24, 2014, 09:04
Hi. I'm Vroomi, formerly known as Roomi aka roomidoomi, just a nickname given by friends that stuck.

I hail from Long Beach, Ca, but currently reside in Taiwan as an English teacher.

I seem to be on a string of bad luck these days. I messed up cartilage in my ankle during college, causing my goals/ dreams of running to shift to cycling, and one this past week was in a car accident which I'm going to get my ankle checked on. Basically at this point any hope or dream of pro cycling is quickly fading, but I have hope.

I've owned an old chromoly trek frame handed down from my dad, a 1997 Litespeed classic, and currently on a 2012 or 2013 giant TCR 01. I ride when I can but I'm more interested in chatting about the subject with like minded people. :)

nice to meet you all!

And I see video games have been mentioned...
Super Nintendo->playstation->Xbox->ps3
Nowadays I Derp around on computer or  play cod with my girlfriend and put down some bots :3


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2014, 09:22
...and nice to meet you too vroomi. :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on October 24, 2014, 14:35
Welcome to Velorooms! :welcome :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on November 07, 2014, 10:55
Hi, I'm Joel.

Love watching racing and do a bit of cycling myself, mainly commuting and riding with the kids.

When I'm not watching cycling I run a headphone business called Music To Your Ears.

That's it really...looking forward to getting in amongst the CQ Ranking game this year, also play road.cc and some of the others.

Joel
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on November 07, 2014, 11:15
Hi Joel! :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on November 07, 2014, 11:18
Hi FUS87
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zam on November 07, 2014, 11:53
welcome son, you have a nice website.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on November 07, 2014, 21:38
Cheers Zam. Shame it sells very little so far compared to the amount of effort I've put in over the last 18 months, but heh.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on November 08, 2014, 01:36
Hi Joel and welcome to Velorooms
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Archieboy on November 08, 2014, 10:30
Hi Joel, welcome to VR. (and no enrique to phek up the games with 200+ teams)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on November 08, 2014, 11:31
You're right fella, no enrique can only be a good thing sometimes. Also looking forward to renewing our battles on road.cc next year. Extremely close this year... I just sneaked the standard but you comprehensively beat me in Purist.



Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ebandit on November 17, 2014, 18:45
Hello everyone.....I'm sure I know some of you from you-know-where....happy to be here

Mark L
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on November 17, 2014, 18:59
Welcome ebandit. :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on November 17, 2014, 19:21
Hello everyone.....I'm sure I know some of you from you-know-where....happy to be here

Mark L

This is a much more friendly place ebandit... We like to join together around a campfire and sing Kumbaya while holding hands
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on November 17, 2014, 20:55
We like to join together around a campfire and sing Kumbaya while holding hands
Greatest description of VR ever. :cool

Welcome to Velorooms, ebandit! :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DJW on January 07, 2015, 14:00
Hi everyone,

I'm Dan, pro road racing fanatic and I ride with UCLU cycling club in London whilst studying for my PhD.

Pleasure to meet you all!


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on January 07, 2015, 14:39
Hi Dan



........................................I forgot :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on January 07, 2015, 14:54
Welcome to VR, Dan! :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: t-72 on May 09, 2015, 11:59
Eh...I forgot to introduce myself and since some still wonder who this intruder is:
T-72, I live in Bergen, Norway. This area isn't really great for cross country skiing, the snow cover isn't stable this close to the North Sea, so I guess cycling works as our local  substitute for the national sport. You will usually find me favoring *no riders - don't expect my posts to be unbiased :)

I follow road racing because I enjoy it. There is good television coverage for most of the big races in Europe via TV2 and Eurosport in Norway, yet I was actally sucked into the world of cycling watching TdF while I was in France a couple of years ago.

I am much better as armchair bike race analyst than actually cycling myself although like most others on the forum I get out on the road for some kilometers a couple of times or more a week in spring/summer/fall. Considering my current bad shape I should probably do that even more often, which could jeopardize my TV time...

I don't have a strong background in competitive sports, but I did a bit of downhill skiing at regional level way back. Later I picked up various endurance sports as my body suffered from the harder shocks involved in skiing. One aspect I bring with me from skiing is the safety culture: I think race organizers should work harder on making races safe. Another is (paradoxically) a love for the daredevil downhill attack and/or Samu Sanchez eating his lunch going downhill before the start of the Angliru climb in the Vuelta (2013), while at the same time putting quite some distance on the riders in the bunch. 

As I am not a longtime cycling fan, my tastes are still developing, but I find that the longer one-day races aka the monuments, the world championship and the Olympics road race in general offer more exciting racing than the Grand Tours. Also, I find that the shorter regional stage races with many conti and pro conti teams can be very entertaining. That doesn't mean only if Lars-Petter Nordhaug wins in Yorkshire.

This year I hope to follow one of the stages in Tour des Fjords live and maybe one or two TdF stages as well, but what I am really looking forward to will be the 2017 World Cup which will feature on a circuit around my house, somewhat extended :)




 

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on May 10, 2015, 01:21
T-72  :cheer  ... always glad to know more about you   :D

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on May 10, 2015, 10:57
Thanks for that introduction, t-72! :cool

I am really looking forward to will be the 2017 World Cup which will feature on a circuit around my house, somewhat extended :)
It will be great, believe me. I had the 2011 Worlds on my training routes, that was awesome.

Maybe we'll get to meet in two years' time ... :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stereojet on June 18, 2015, 20:43
Hello all, I'm new here. I ride slowly around tha Toon on my 853, enjoy Marc Madiot especially when he goes bonkers and tend to lurk mostly. I thought it looked nice in here.


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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on June 19, 2015, 01:42
Hi Stereojet - and welcome to VR
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on June 19, 2015, 07:51
:welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stereojet on June 19, 2015, 19:40
Thanks you two!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on June 19, 2015, 20:11
Welcome. There is a nice bunch in here
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: the delgados on September 22, 2015, 19:22
Hiya.
I'm a couple years late to the party, but I hope you don't mind if I join.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on September 23, 2015, 00:08
Hi and welcome to VR  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on September 25, 2015, 03:19
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JNAQXnnNrIA/T1kEpnnFOhI/AAAAAAAAMxY/RERDZpF-uS0/s499-Ic42/tyEqyuhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: michaelgibbs on January 18, 2016, 08:23
Hi,

My name is Michael Gibbs. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on January 18, 2016, 08:36
Hi,

My name is Michael Gibbs. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.

Hi and Welcome to VR
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on January 18, 2016, 09:51
Hi,

My name is Michael Gibbs. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.

Welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on January 18, 2016, 13:44
Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DJW on January 18, 2016, 14:15
Hello! :hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on January 18, 2016, 14:43
Hi,

My name is Michael Gibbs. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.
Hi and welcome Mick/Gibbso/whatever other nicknames Aussies could come up with! :hi ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trudgin on January 18, 2016, 14:50

Did I do this?

I don't remember?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Not My Circus on January 18, 2016, 15:10
Hi,

My name is Michael Gibbs. I am new member of the community and i like to say hello to all members.

WELCOME  :D

Did I do this?
Not sure... but we all love you anyway  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trudgin on January 18, 2016, 15:12

I need no introduction... you are all trying to forget me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slapshot on January 24, 2016, 21:15
I need no introduction... you are all trying to forget me

Come on H.... spill the beans... why Trudgin?? always wondered that  :slow :slow :slow
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: search on January 24, 2016, 22:14
Who is Trudgin? That elderly lady Leadbelly sometimes talks about in the CQ Game thread?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on January 24, 2016, 22:23
Who is Trudgin? That elderly lady Leadbelly sometimes talks about in the CQ Game thread?

Scottish.

Trudgin through puddles of sleet 365 days per year.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trudgin on January 24, 2016, 22:23
Come on H.... spill the beans... why Trudgin?? always wondered that  :slow :slow :slow

my lab coat was always manky from spray for cutting machinery.. i looked like I'd been trudgin thru the heather.. :s

Who is Trudgin? That elderly lady Leadbelly sometimes talks about in the CQ Game thread?

less of the elderly you..... :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Slapshot on January 24, 2016, 22:26
Scottish.

Trudgin through puddles of sleet 365 days per year.

OI!!!! its only 330 days  :D :D

so thats why.... you live an learn
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: search on January 25, 2016, 00:45
less of the elderly you..... :(

:o

"young lady" is what I meant to say, sorry, you know English is not my first language  :angel
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 27, 2016, 19:11
Hi everyone

I'm Yellow Peril , formerly of the  BR Forum.

I've been into cycling for the last 20 years and live in the Isle of Man having moved here about 9 years ago. I'm a member of Ellan Vannin CC and have been caught for ludicrously large amounts of time over a 10m TT by some of the Island's/World's best riders.

I'm passionate about pro race cycling and also tweet regularly about such and life in general under @JaunePeril.  If you are like minded give me a follow and I'll follow back. also Aaron Brown has blocked me from his Cagtalunya Wines twitter account so i can't relay any good offers there.



Oh and yellow is my favourite colour, that's not a cycling thing just a bit of a weird obsession.

Cheers

YP
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Murrjt on January 27, 2016, 19:12
Welcome fam.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on January 27, 2016, 20:03
I've been into cycling for the last 20 years and live in the Isle of Man having moved here about 9 years ago. I'm a member of Ellan Vannin CC and have been caught for ludicrously large amounts of time over a 10m TT by some of the Island's/World's best riders.
Nice, we have a *im Manxman! :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 27, 2016, 20:22
Nice, we have a *im Manxman! :cool

Ha ha! of sorts! It's a great place if you like cycling but not so good if you don't like cycling in the wind!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Not My Circus on January 27, 2016, 20:50
Nice, we have a *im Manxman! :cool

Heeey a fellow Crown Dependency hellooooo from Jeresy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 27, 2016, 20:53
Heeey a fellow Crown Dependency hellooooo from Jeresy

Cheers my friend. Did you catch any of the cycling at the Island Games this year?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Not My Circus on January 27, 2016, 21:33
Quote
Cheers my friend. Did you catch any of the cycling at the Island Games this year?
Not as much as would have liked... were you over??
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 27, 2016, 21:40
Not as much as would have liked... were you over??

No but I followed it closely as I was managing the IOM Race Team Twitter account for the duration. Lots of "live" footage was posted so it was possible to follow most of the road races. I have to say the standard of riding in the Crown dependencies is pretty good! One thing I did notice was that you have far better weather!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on January 28, 2016, 00:19
I have to say the standard of riding in the Crown dependencies is pretty good!
With Cav, Kennaugh and whatnot, surely *im should wipe the floor with the other islands ... if these guys were to turn up at the Island Games. :lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 28, 2016, 07:04
With Cav, Kennaugh and whatnot, surely *im should wipe the floor with the other islands ... if these guys were to turn up at the Island Games. :lol

I guess so but they are usually on a three week holiday or such like in France at the time. Having said that the Island has quite a strong second tier of riders some are just amateurs and others such as Nathan Draper are on their way up through the BC set up. I've also missed out the domestic pros such Mark Christian and Jake Kelly as they are otherwise engaged as well.

All in all though Island Games riding is quite competitive and there's always some dude from an Island off the coast of Estonia or suchlike that will shake up the order of things ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ram on January 28, 2016, 10:13
Hi everyone

I'm Yellow Peril , formerly of the  BR Forum.
Another one. So, where's Frenchie?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on January 28, 2016, 10:57
Another one. So, where's Frenchie?


 :o
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 28, 2016, 11:02
Another one. So, where's Frenchie?


No knowledge I'm afraid, possibly holding Contador hostage somewhere :) He had his faults but he posted some great racing images.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on January 28, 2016, 11:57
:wave   :welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on January 28, 2016, 12:22
:wave   :welcome

Thanks AG :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: vitihv on March 17, 2016, 03:59
Hi, this is vitihv.

I'm and Spanish living in Ireland, South Dublin area. Big cycling fan since I can remember, I'm also in twitter under the same nickname (mainly in spanish  :D) 

Glad to be here, although not sure if I could contribute much
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on March 17, 2016, 08:25
Hi, this is vitihv.

I'm and Spanish living in Ireland, South Dublin area. Big cycling fan since I can remember, I'm also in twitter under the same nickname (mainly in spanish  :D) 

Glad to be here, although not sure if I could contribute much

:welcome

Hope to see you in the threads
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on March 17, 2016, 09:03
:wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DJW on March 17, 2016, 14:46
:welcome hello!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FuriousRiding on March 29, 2016, 17:05
*waves*

Hello all.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stereojet on March 29, 2016, 20:50
Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on March 29, 2016, 20:52
*waves*

Hello all.
:welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DB-Coop on March 29, 2016, 21:52
*waves*

Hello all.

:wave to you too :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on March 29, 2016, 21:57
*waves*

Hello all.
Welcome! :hi
Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: DJW on March 29, 2016, 22:43
Bienvenido! *waves*
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kwikki on April 24, 2016, 07:49
Hi! Saw this forum mentioned on another forum so I thought I'd come and have a look.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on April 24, 2016, 09:01
Hi! Saw this forum mentioned on another forum so I thought I'd come and have a look.

:welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on April 24, 2016, 09:52
Hi! Saw this forum mentioned on another forum so I thought I'd come and have a look.
:welcome kwikki :wave
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on April 24, 2016, 11:41
Hi

come over to live chat later for the race  http://velorooms.com/index.php/page,Livechat2.html
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kwikki on April 24, 2016, 11:47
Thanks everyone!

AG, I  will try to pop in to the live chat later.  :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Red Flanders on April 26, 2016, 01:58
Howdy all, just joined up. Looking forward to participating.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on April 26, 2016, 04:48
Howdy all, just joined up. Looking forward to participating.
Hi glad to see you here
:welocome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Havetts on April 26, 2016, 04:59
Hey man, welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on April 26, 2016, 08:21
Welcome. Enjoy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mellow Velo on April 26, 2016, 08:26
 Hi Red.
Velocome. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Red Flanders on April 26, 2016, 15:07
Thanks all!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: just some guy on April 26, 2016, 15:31
Hi Red.
Velocome. :D
hej you I just noticed my typo being repeated.  No one likes a smart ass  :lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Red Flanders on April 26, 2016, 18:04
hej you I just noticed my typo being repeated.  No one likes a smart ass  :lol

I liked it.  :lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on April 26, 2016, 18:24
Howdy all, just joined up. Looking forward to participating.
A welcome addition. :wave

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Red Flanders on April 26, 2016, 18:27
A welcome addition. :wave

A very nice welcome, thank you!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on April 26, 2016, 18:46
Howdy all, just joined up. Looking forward to participating.

Hi diddly ho new velorooms membereeno
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Flo on April 26, 2016, 19:20
:welcome Red Flanders :hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mellow Velo on April 26, 2016, 19:20
hej you I just noticed my typo being repeated.  No one likes a smart ass  :lol

Sorry, jsg. You know I never read your posts. :P :lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yellow Peril on April 26, 2016, 19:37
Welcome on board Red
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on April 26, 2016, 19:39
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jM0XHXKwxjo/U4ysrwiq0bI/AAAAAAAAubI/LBRYLVrXf7w0Rmu5a_gVRrh6lJ2sZXLcwCCo/s128/8287.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AG on April 27, 2016, 01:07
Hi Red

welcome to VR
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Claudio Cappuccino on April 27, 2016, 07:12
Hi Red, lets start a LeMond threat over here...

;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: latino on June 05, 2017, 12:33
Hi everyone

New member here :cool
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on June 05, 2017, 13:27
:wave

Welcome latino!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krabkakes on June 05, 2017, 14:46
:wave

howdy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on June 05, 2017, 17:38
Hi everyone

New member here :cool
Bemvindo! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: georG98 on July 18, 2017, 11:12
Hey!! I'm new to this place.

I think I will have a great time here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: PeteFromLeeds on July 17, 2018, 16:25
Hi! My username gives most of it away really :P Thought I'd sign up and see what this forum's about!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zamzam on August 03, 2019, 15:48
I am back
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anchor on December 16, 2019, 15:55
Hi -my names Danny - live in the Black Country but I am a southerner.

I have been into pro cycling for about 10 years but the last five my interest has turned into obsession.  #sky

Not that I am any kind of expert, yet!   

Love any pro cycling but in partuicular the Spring classics and The Ronde.

Sold my bike about three years ago - sick of getting spat out the back on group rides - get my endorphin kicks from running these days.

 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on December 16, 2019, 18:11
Welcome Anchor!

Cycling >> Running for me.

There's no let up when out on a jog (well, you could walk/stop for a bit), but there's always the next downhill when out on a bike for some recovery time. Can't beat a bit of freewheeling.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2019, 19:34
There's no let up when out on a jog (well, you could walk/stop for a bit), but there's always the next downhill when out on a bike for some recovery time. Can't beat a bit of freewheeling.
What he says. :D

And :welcome Anchor!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anchor on December 17, 2019, 12:49
Thank you guys - a lot to look around and a lot of knowledge to glean.

Many Thanks to who ever runs this place.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 17, 2019, 15:18
Sold my bike about three years ago - sick of getting spat out the back on group rides - get my endorphin kicks from running these days.
Ah, never mind those group rides, solo riding is where it's at. I would say just enjoy riding at your own pace and simply being out on the bike.
 ;)

Can't beat a bit of freewheeling.
Sure you can—with a fixed gear!  :cool

I rode the entire 2019 season on a fixie, and it was probably the most rewarding and inspiring year I've ever had on the bike. I'm hoping to start a good thread about it, actually. It completely changed my perspective on riding, and opened up a whole new avenue of self-exploration. It was really quite profound. I've never felt as comfortable, confident and powerful on the bike before as I did this past season.

Whereas I'm usually lucky if I have just a handful of great days on the bike—interspersed with more suffering than anything else on all the other days—this past year was just the opposite. I only remember one really bad day where I suffered through all of it on a long six-hour ride. On most other days I felt exceptionally good, and really "in tune" between mind, body and machine.

Granted, I probably put in more weekly miles than ever before (for various reasons), which tends to make you feel better on the bike anyway, but time and time again I'd find myself thinking, Wow, I feel really great today.


It was quite the revelation. I really do need to launch that thread.  :)


Oh, and Welcome, Anchor. :hi
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anchor on December 18, 2019, 11:11
christ - do you live in Holland?

 :D

Where I live, in a natural bowl, there are punchy hills everywhere.  I struggled getting up the buggers on my road bike with gears - no chance of doing it on a fixie.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 19, 2019, 17:43
christ - do you live in Holland?
:D

On the contrary. I'm surrounded by what Sheldon Brown accurately described as, "the small rolling hills of New England."  :)

That's what surprised me the most, the ability to climb the same hills I've done for years, but with less suffering, actually. Slow and steady, steady, steady. And sometimes not so slow!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on December 19, 2019, 18:40
On the contrary. I'm surrounded by what Sheldon Brown accurately described as, "the small rolling hills of New England."  :)

That's what surprised me the most, the ability to climb the same hills I've done for years, but with less suffering, actually. Slow and steady, steady, steady. And sometimes not so slow!

Maybe you’re just having a Dylan Teuns month. Next month Aru.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leadbelly on December 19, 2019, 20:49
No doubt there is a fixed combo of gears I could use for my hilly commute 99% 95% of the time, but being able to shift down for that 1% 5% is a lifesaver when you have empty-ish legs or a block headwind on the climb. A strong tailwind on a fixie might not be so much fun either come to think of it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anchor on December 20, 2019, 08:54
On my old commute I had a 7% hill of a mile long almost as soon as I got out the door - used to kill me!  I could no way imagine that on a fixie!  Not even slow and steady - I was slow and steady in me granny ring! 

I'm a big lad though - the bain of my cycling experience - good on the flat and quick but the sniff of an incline and I was effed.

I rode an old Coppi Lugano and not sure the gears got low enough for me!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fausto-Coppi-Lugano-60cm-Road-Bike-ultegra/283624654182?hash=item420958c566:g:2-QAAOSwWq9di2su

This puppy - looking at that I am thinking of getting another.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: M Gee on December 20, 2019, 11:35
On my old commute I had a 7% hill of a mile long almost as soon as I got out the door - used to kill me!  I could no way imagine that on a fixie!  Not even slow and steady - I was slow and steady in me granny ring! 

I'm a big lad though - the bain of my cycling experience - good on the flat and quick but the sniff of an incline and I was effed.

I rode an old Coppi Lugano and not sure the gears got low enough for me!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fausto-Coppi-Lugano-60cm-Road-Bike-ultegra/283624654182?hash=item420958c566:g:2-QAAOSwWq9di2su

This puppy - looking at that I am thinking of getting another.
160 quid? Sounds cheap! It would be reasonable at twice the price!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: M Gee on December 20, 2019, 11:46
On the contrary. I'm surrounded by what Sheldon Brown accurately described as, "the small rolling hills of New England."  :)

That's what surprised me the most, the ability to climb the same hills I've done for years, but with less suffering, actually. Slow and steady, steady, steady. And sometimes not so slow!
Huh. Yeah, Sheldon lived near Boston. Lots of NE is not small or rolling. Well, maybe not lots, but certainly some. I'd say MA is slightly exceptional that way when compared to VT and NH. Of course, EVERYTHING we have in NE is small compared to the Sierras, or the Alps. Perspective.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Anchor on December 20, 2019, 12:16
160 quid? Sounds cheap! It would be reasonable at twice the price!

I forget what I sold mine for - now obvioulsy regretting it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: M Gee on December 23, 2019, 11:39
On the contrary. I'm surrounded by what Sheldon Brown accurately described as, "the small rolling hills of New England."  :)

That's what surprised me the most, the ability to climb the same hills I've done for years, but with less suffering, actually. Slow and steady, steady, steady. And sometimes not so slow!
OTOH, Sheldon may have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek with that, and you as well, and I just flat-out missed it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 23, 2019, 14:02
Sheldon may have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek with that, and you as well

 :slow

No. Not at all. With few exceptions, the roads around here are rarely flat for more than a kilometer or so at a time. It's all up and down.
 :)

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd513/gbrhythm/Cycling/IMG_0115_zps887526f0.jpg)

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd513/gbrhythm/Cycling/IMG_0118_zps83371cb4.jpg)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joelsim on December 23, 2019, 14:42
That looks very similar to where I live.

(https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj8-8KqgMzmAhUQ_BQKHSQrCQoQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Ftravel%2F2017%2Faug%2F24%2Ftooting-london-lonely-planet-best-neighbourhoods-restaurants-pubs&psig=AOvVaw1G5XPoz42rt5tDcDu7bGKU&ust=1577198447112909)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: search on December 23, 2019, 15:41
yes, also Bielefeld, very similar. It's just lovely at this time of the year

(https://i.imgur.com/D74Ctjk.png)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 27, 2019, 15:26
It's just lovely at this time of the year

Charming.  :-x

OT: I wonder why photo bucket pics now have that obnoxious watermark on display?
I took those images from an older post in the "pics of your ride" thread, where the watermark does not display. But in re-posting them here, it shows up.
:slow
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jimbo308 on January 25, 2020, 15:53
Hi all - quick intro on the important stuff.

I own a Canyon Aeroad w Di2 and a Canyon Exceed w Sram.

I'm riding the Etape du Tour this year, which (I think) is stage 2 of the TdF.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LukasCPH on January 25, 2020, 22:31
I'm riding the Etape du Tour this year, which (I think) is stage 2 of the TdF.
Courage! :cheer