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Old 04-27-19, 05:02 PM
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First internet service was a dial up called Delphi. All text based, no WWW. This was about '93 or '94. It asked for a screen name. "What the heck is that??" As I considered it, our rescue dog, Nestle, wandered over and voila! nesdog.
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Old 04-27-19, 05:07 PM
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same = professional society I am proud to be a member of, Society of American Military Engineers

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Old 04-27-19, 05:36 PM
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Mine is the real christian name. I was a journalist for a longish time, so my name appears in various publications going back 20 to 40 years.

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

Fairly early member of BFs, so was lucky enough to enrol here with the real name. Also was a member of another forum that had a long-distance content, but it went to crap, and I eventually stopped posting there and forgot the password anyway. I think that forum eventually went down in a technical way and everyone's posts were eliminated... and I think my enrolment name was stolen when the forum came back to life.
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Old 04-27-19, 07:40 PM
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On most of the boards I'm on, I'm Rivrrat, due to the inordinate amount of time I used to spend fishing in Washington.

Now that I live in Arizona, I figured I needed a new name. One day I was watching a Roadrunner cartoon, and well...........
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Old 04-27-19, 07:47 PM
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One day I was watching a Roadrunner cartoon, and well...........
One of the best cartoons, if not the best, ever to have been created. In my simple opinion.
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Old 04-27-19, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
There is a thread on the general forums about this, but not in the 50+ group.

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

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

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

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

I've been Machka for 17 years now.
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Old 04-27-19, 10:01 PM
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This my 11 year old Winkin. Sleeping on my lap I am fixing to hit the hay and go for another bike ride tomorrow. I have a zoo on my small ranch here in Texas.
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Old 04-27-19, 10:39 PM
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Got back into cycling by commuting to work, got rear ended and was pretty sore after a flip and landing on the curb on my back, or, 35 years of work as a garbageman...take your pick.
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Old 04-28-19, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
We are staying in Westport in July as a part of the FANY ride. Starting in Plattsburgh that day. Headed to Fair Haven the next day.

Familiar with the area?
Very, I live in Essex about 10 miles north of Westport and you'll likely ride past my home. Didn't realize the FANY ride was coming through eastern NY. Fair Haven is in Vermont, how does that fit into FANY?
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Old 04-28-19, 05:44 PM
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Old 04-28-19, 07:57 PM
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First name is Ken and I live in Connecticut.

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Old 04-29-19, 07:47 AM
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It's evolved through the years. I used to be more Retro. Now I'm more Grouchy.
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Old 04-29-19, 08:02 AM
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Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I added 44, my birth year, and now I am Metalheart44. Since then I have acquired some cobalt chromium hardware for both knees and I am trying to avoid any more metal in my body.
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Old 04-29-19, 10:04 AM
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Back in the infancy of the internet, before social media, I was a member of many forums, and my friend and I were challenging each other to find the most despicable name we could thing of without getting rejected. I think his was frothyoozinglungcookie and mine was flyingbloodyfrogbiscuit, which has evolved over time to frogbiscuit.
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Old 04-29-19, 11:16 AM
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Based on my last name and the character from "Sixteen Candles".
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Old 04-29-19, 11:24 AM
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Captain Insano is Bobby Boucher’s pro wrestling hero in “The Waterboy”. I love that movie - it’s so endearingly stupid. The name has no connection to cycling whatsoever.
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Old 04-29-19, 11:56 AM
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Mine is derived from my favorite Phish song: Divided Sky
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Old 04-29-19, 11:59 AM
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I was riding an Independent Fabrication, which some people call an "Indy Fab," when I joined BF. Z is first letter of my last name. Some people have assumed my name means I live in Indianapolis and love it.
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Old 04-29-19, 12:05 PM
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355MONO is my old Gibson guitar. It's a great one too. And, it's the password to all my bank accounts.
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Old 04-29-19, 12:54 PM
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A variation on "retro-grouch", Duragrouch means I favor parts and designs that are... wait for it... DURABLE. Wheels with lots of spokes, 3X or more lacing, NOT radial, double wall and double-socketed rims, standard (non-proprietary) designs with good interchangeability like square-taper bottom brackets (i.e., TIME-durable, you can easily find replacement parts decades after production), serviceability (replaceable bushings/bearings/races), well designed racks, seats that are comfortable and last decades with proper care, durable frames with lifetime warranties.

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

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

Lights are currently a win/win; Vast improvement in performance and prices continue to drop. You can now get a pretty bright light, over 500 lumens, for $30 for known USA brand and locally bought, to $17 online for near 1000 lumens, big battery, made in China. And LEDs are vastly more durable than old filament bulbs, and brighter, and 1/10 the power consumption.
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Old 04-29-19, 02:08 PM
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Much quicker than "hirsute heavy man on a bike."
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Old 04-29-19, 02:18 PM
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Back in the dark ages, UNIX logins were limited to 8 characters. My last name has 11 characters, 7 consonants and 4 vowels, so I just took out the vowels.
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Old 04-29-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by metalheart44 View Post
Heart attacks in 2005 and 2010 resulted in a slew of cardiac stents that I believe are some type of titanium alloy. Searching for a screen name I decided on metal heart, but that was taken here so I added 44, my birth year, and now I am Metalheart44. Since then I have acquired some cobalt chromium hardware for both knees and I am trying to avoid any more metal in my body.
Ah, I would have guessed a Cat Power fan. "Metal Heart" was a song on her Moon Pix album more than 20 years ago. And in her own eccentric fashion she reinvented her own song 10 years ago with a very different interpretation of that song.

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