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Long overdue introductions thread

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parvipica

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May 17 2012 at 2:28pm #

I guess I’ve been bugging people enough on here lately that I ought to introduce myself.

Name: Dani

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville, previously Southside (blaaahhh)

Type of riding: commuting, courier, wandering aimlessly for funsies

# of bikes: finally back down from 7 to 3- Jamis Ventura Comp and Salsa Casseroll for me, and a Schwinn Continental i’ve been hassling the boyfriend to ride with me

Music: mostly bluegrass and ragtime these days. presently listening to Pokey Lafarge

now i shall attempt to embed image of my leg and it’s matching bicycle.

and the salsa’s maiden grocery voyage


Anonymous

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May 25 2012 at 12:09pm #

Name: Elmo

Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill

type of riding: Commuting, urban

# bikes I own: One. Trek FX 7.4.

Music listening to: Currently The Walkmen. Recently been listening to: Battles, Head And The Heart, Dawes, Killer Mike, Exitmusic


antman

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May 25 2012 at 9:47pm #

Name: Dean

Neighborhood: Wilkinsburg

type of riding: training, cyclocross, road & ‘cross racing (not very well, mind you), urban/commuting

# of bikes you own: 2 — Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro & Schwinn Stingray


Anonymous

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May 30 2012 at 1:23pm #

Name: Courtney

Neighborhood: Ross

Type of Riding: Road, Commute

# of Bikes: 1 (Motobecane GiGi)

Music: Mumford and Sons

Pic: [http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=526728949461&set=t.16917106&type=3&theater]


Anonymous

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May 30 2012 at 1:32pm #

ok, so I cant figure out how to get my picture to post, but its me on a quadrabike on RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).


Erica

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May 30 2012 at 1:39pm #

If you scroll up a bit, there’s a link to a picture tutorial. Welcome!


Anonymous

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May 30 2012 at 4:07pm #

pearmask

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May 30 2012 at 4:58pm #

Welcome! :)

To post photos, you’ll want to get the URL for the image itself (i.e., just the image, not a page with the image on it), which will usually end in .jpg. In most browsers you would be able to get that by going to the Facebook link you posted above, right-clicking on the photo itself, and selecting “Copy Image URL.”

So it theoretically should work if it looks like this but with the [] brackets replaced with <> brackets: [img src="http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/6294_526728949461_6992064_n.jpg"]


Anonymous

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Jun 25 2012 at 12:39am #

Been lurking awhile, figured it’s time to start posting. Just recently started commuting again, always get around everywhere via bike. Did messenger work for a large part of my younger life, love it just as much today as the fist time I bombed my first big hill. Hope to see some of yinz around.

Name:Dave B

Neighborhood: Troy Hill

type of riding: urban/commuting

# of bikes you own: 1.25

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second:Inner City Life – Goldie


Marko82

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Jun 25 2012 at 12:54am #

Welcome aboard!


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 27 2012 at 12:38pm #

Is having 1.25 bikes anything like having 2.5 kids?


Anonymous

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Jun 27 2012 at 7:16pm #

Ha! I would imagine so. I have my daily rider/commuter but I also have a frame I was hoping to build out, until I realized it was cracked… so now officially down to 1 bike.


Anonymous

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Jul 10 2012 at 3:40am #

HS Sophomore. I try to be in top shape. Cycling has been my meditation. I want to delve deeper now. Maybe even try become a cat 4 or 3 guy before I’m 20(?)

Name: W Roger R. III

Neighborhood: Point Breeze/North Side (Parents. Nuff said)

type of riding: urban/commuting, want to do road race or cyclocross when I’m older. 

# of bikes you own: 3 (two road bikes and a cheap hybrid/mtb) I only feel safe on my Diamondback Podium 2 though (road bike, full tiagra 9 spd, carbon fork, generally not a death trap like my other bikes)

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Childish Gambino. Pretty much anything by him lol

fav picture of you on a bike (optional): I don’t have a picture like that. So…

Me:

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

My bike(s):

Death trap Walmart Scwinn

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My recently purchased (with my own money that I saved myself) love,

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


edmonds59

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Jul 10 2012 at 11:27am #

Welcome W Roger! You’re dreams are excellent, go for it. Hope to see you on a ride sometime.

My son is your age and went to that Gambino show, but I haven’t actually heard the music. Parents, uggh. Ha, ha!


pearmask

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Jul 10 2012 at 7:11pm #

I’m just here to express my approval of Childish Gambino and pretty much anything Donald Glover is involved in. Good choice.

And welcome!


Anonymous

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Jul 19 2012 at 4:06pm #

Name: David

Rides for Fun, Commuting (Squirrel Hill to Downtown), occasional barhopping.

Whip: Trek Earl SS 44/17 and Generic Purefix white and gold SS 44/16


Anonymous

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Jul 24 2012 at 8:14pm #

Name: Bryan

Neighborhood: Shadyside

type of riding: commuting, touring, road

# of bikes you own: 2 – Jamis Aurora and Kestrel RT1000

Music that you are listening to right this second: Hootie & the Blowfish


Anonymous

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Jul 26 2012 at 6:26pm #

figured i should post in here since i’ve been lurking a bit lately and i scored my latest ride via this messageboard.

Name: Mike Q. Roth

Neighborhood: Bloomfield

Work: Unemployed

Type of Riding: fun, commuting, starting to do some touring

Music at the moment: Dillinger Four “midwestern songs of the americas” and Grand Buffet “dicer” have both been on heavy rotation lately.

# of bikes: 3. Just bought user Salty’s Surly Cross Check. also have 2 hybrids — a ~2000 Cannondale H400 and a ~1993 Trek Multi-track 700. both nice bikes in their own way, but am really loving the Cross Check.

didn’t really have any recent pics of me on a bike, so just took this quick self portrait in the living room:


stefb

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Jul 26 2012 at 9:59pm #

Welcome. Werent you involved with roboto at some point?


salty

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Jul 26 2012 at 11:03pm #

that is one fine looking bike – I miss it but I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it.


Anonymous

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Jul 27 2012 at 3:51am #

stef — you are correct. was involved 1999-2006. then got re-involved in the transition to the new space. preparing to re-retire again soon.


stefb

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Jul 28 2012 at 3:21pm #

The new Roboto is like a mile from my house. I checked it out when it was being worked on, but haven’t been to a show yet, shamefully. Thanks for everything you did. So many good memories from Roboto (and briefly Roboto 2).


Anonymous

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Aug 3 2012 at 1:29am #

I just found this thread, hah!

Name: Sarah

Neighborhood: Park Place

Work: 1/2 time Volunteer Coordinator/1/2 time Research Study Coordinator/1/2 time Grad Student

Type of Riding: It’s my primary mode of transportation. Commuting, errands, seeing friends, going to do fun things, having fun just riding around, etc

Current music: A Beirut song is in my head, but it is being drowned out by my computer making whirring noises. Time to clean it out I guess.

# of bikes: 2ish…only using one at the moment…my other is waiting in the basement for me to finish repairing it.

I don’t have many photos of me and my bike. Here we are on the GAP though:


Marko82

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Aug 3 2012 at 4:12pm #

Welcome Sarah! Hopefully we’ll see you at one of the bikefest rides, and I like your math (I’m sure it’s correct too) :D


HiddenVariable

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Aug 3 2012 at 4:57pm #

welcome sarah! i wish i too had 1.5 the amount of time i actually do.


Anonymous

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Aug 3 2012 at 6:40pm #

thanks! i don’t know how the math works but somehow it does. i love bikefest…hope to meet some of you folks on a ride too :-)


Anonymous

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Aug 4 2012 at 1:18pm #

Name: Lisa

Neighborhood: Wilkins Township

Work: Wilkins Township (My commute is less than a mile!)

Type of Riding: road (In a previous life I raced – fast.), MTB (Still learning how to go fast with the help of a patient husband.)

Music stuck in my head at the moment: Some Nights

# of bikes: 4


Anonymous

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Aug 13 2012 at 5:28pm #

Name: Christine!

Neighborhood: East Liberty….ok, Larimer

Type of riding: lol wat do u mean type. Binary, baby – you ride or you don’t! It’s all nitpicking after that.

# of bikes you own: one (1) Miyata MTB-to-SS conversion (AKA “the moon bike”); one (1) unfinished road bike project calling my name from home in Tampa, FL; one (1) disgustingly heavy vintage womens’ frame rusting at my uncle’s in Atlanta, GA, which was used to complete a leg of my 2011 tour after my one (1 AND ONLY) most favourite, beautiful, passed-down-from-mi-madre-then-customized Nashbar touring bike got stolen in San Fran, CA. That is all. Thank you for asking. So, basically, one (1). At a time.

Pet peeves: womens frames.

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: nope.

favourite picture of you on a bike….kind of:

I <3 photoshoppe

I bike alone – and have no friends – because my bike is the Heaviest and I refuse to build a new one. But if you gave me a chopper-style bicycle, I would sure as hell ride it.

Finally joining because I guess it’s creepy to know an underground network exists underpinning your daily activities and acquaintances and still not be a part of it(?). ‘The Biking of Lot 49′!


Erica

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Aug 13 2012 at 7:42pm #

I saw you at the bikefest party! It looked like you were having the most fun of anyone there


edmonds59

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Aug 13 2012 at 7:50pm #

tunatartare, you seem like a complete loon (no offense). Welcome home.


Marko82

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Aug 13 2012 at 7:52pm #

Do you have any gum? Well welcome anyhow!!!

(inside joke, she asked this about a bazillion times on Mon night’s ride)


pearmask

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Aug 13 2012 at 8:07pm #

Welcome! You should totally come to the Flock ride on Friday. Dude, I’ll even bring gum.

(I’m Sarah with the orange bike that had the crazy wheel lights on the moonlight ride)


Anonymous

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Aug 13 2012 at 8:11pm #

(@ed)I am a looney tune, and I just, I just, (@rubber)I wish every night was the bikefest party and I don’t understand why everyone bailed when the beer ran out!

And I am going to buy a handlebar bag specifically to hold gum, in the future. (Just kidding, I usually hate gum, must be the weather) I can’t believe I had to settle for someone’s chocolate soymilk! (Actually, that was awesome) I also wish the 1 a.m. bike ride was every night. (Just kidding, good night zzzz)

Glad to be here(-er than I was before…)!


Anonymous

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Aug 13 2012 at 8:30pm #

Deal, Sarah, I’m in


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 13 2012 at 10:47pm #

> Type of riding: lol wat do u mean type. Binary, baby – you ride or you don’t! It’s all nitpicking after that.

Q.F.T.


Anonymous

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Aug 25 2012 at 11:43pm #

Name: Ron

Neighborhood: 10th Ward

Type of riding: Urban/Road

# of bikes you own: 2 – Cannondale Systemsix, Mercier Kilo

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: The Melvins -”a history of bad men” is in my brain.

A lot of us have cruised around together. Figured today was good for a check in.

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Keg ride 2011. I am on the right in black and orange.

(This is one of my only appropriate bike pics)


Anonymous

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Sep 3 2012 at 12:47pm #

Name: Colin

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Type of Riding: not nearly enough

Music on Now: Morning NPR

Number of Bikes: Right now, just my 29er singlespeed

Started out riding mountain bikes, but really just love the ability to get out of the flourescent, spin my legs, get in or out of my head as necessary, and reward myself with a beer afterward.

And, if I could figure out how to upload a photo, I’d tell you to note the cupholder. <bikeride and cocktails in New Orleans>


Anonymous

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Sep 17 2012 at 9:15pm #

Whoops, I completely forgot to introduce myself!!

Name: Zoe

Neighborhood: Morningside

Type of Riding: Urban/commuting! Would like to get into touring.

Bikes Owned: Just the one!

Music: Frank Turner – Eulogy

I don’t have a picture of me on a bike! But here’s me near the top of Stormking Mountain when I was 15.


stefb

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Sep 18 2012 at 1:31am #

Yay more morningsiders


Anonymous

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Sep 18 2012 at 3:43am #

I’m sorry for my tardy introduction and my lack of manners!

Name: Joanne

Neighborhood: Shadyside

Type of Riding: Urban/commuting/errands/beer-adjacent

Bikes Owned: green Cannondale hybrid/comfort, and a Cannondale road bike I like to refer to as Hotblack Desiato’s stuntship (not because I do stunts–just because it’s all black like the band’s ship from Restaurant at the End of the Universe)

Music: right now in my head it’s NOFX.

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