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What does your screen name mean? What is your avatar? If you don't have an avatar, get one, they're free! Also, fill in that little space in your user profile where is says "location." It's nice to know where everyone lives and it often makes answering your questions easier too.

Ok, some screen names are obvious, but others, not so much. My screen name is fairly easy to figure out, especially to those beer enthusiasts out there. I LOVE BEER, especially the big hoppy ales. I started brewing beer in 1994. I don't do it much anymore due to lack of free time and down sizing. I work pretty much 6 days a week and my divorce left me with just under 1000 square feet of living space. Barely enough for my ever expanding fleet of bicycles.

My avatar, some of you may recognize as the Kool Aid dude on a bike. Not just any bike though. It's a singlespeed. To drink the Kool Aid is to ride a singlespeed. My avatar is a pitcher of Kool Aid cuz that's what I ride most of the time. I have nothing against geared bikes. Hell, I own more geared bikes that singlespeeds, but 90% of the time, I ride with just one gear. I love the simplicity of the bicycle and the singlespeed epitomizes that simplicity.

So, what about the rest of ya?
 

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Hophead, you've probably figured it out by now, but my screen name is just a reversal of my name. Xela:Alex. Not real original, but it seems to work as a code name at the office. We got Kram, Droc, and Nodnarb here as well.

The avatar/pic is from the finish at the Tour De Cure last year.
 

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I haven't found an avatar that I want to use yet, but I am looking.

My nick name Grape Ape was acquired in 2000. I drove my wife's purple Geo Metro 2 door hatchback to work at a powerplant. I am 6'2" and weighed 285 at the time. I got out and everyone started giving me a hard time. They were looking for the zipper that I used to unzip the car to get in and out. The ribbing went on for a while when one person said "He just rides on top of it like that cartoon monkey on the van. What was that monkeys name?" Of all the people there I respond "Grape Ape, I watched that years ago." He said "Yeah Grape Ape."

The name stuck. There are people I work with who do not know my real name. They run into me and complain."I tried to get a hold of you a while back but couldn't find Grape Ape in the phone book" It is pretty nice, if I want them to have my number they have it if not they can't find it.
 

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My name is just something I called myself back in the aol days and I'm too lazy to come up with something new. And I was going for the small but aggressive and spirited person definition, not the bird

my avatar is a blurry pic of me in the 2006 MS 150
 

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Ahh, the origin of CTD50....

I turned 50 my last birthday; as for the CTD, it's from last October, when a silly commuting accident racked me up for seven weeks.

Thanks to new (and too thick for tactile feedback) winter gloves, a too-soft fork spring, and a 203 front disc, my sudden stop for traffic resulted in a hard two-point landing in the street...my helmeted head and my right shoulder. Collarbone broke in 5 places; I now have a nice stainless plate and 8 screws in me (didn't set off the metal detector @ the county courthouse, tho -- dammit! LOL!).

My best friend @ work got a get-well card, passed it around to our co-workers for sigs and comments, and addressed the completed card to the name he gave me in our 1st text message after the incident -- CTD, Crash Test Dummy!
 

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I have no idea why thay start calling me the Wild man back in my biker days as in Harley, then I started drag raceing and named the car Wild car-go. So I just shortened it up to Wild.
But I think the way I got Bud as a nick name was neat. when I was a rug rat the folks had a big dog that thay called Bud and every where the dog went I went , so when thay wanted me thay just called the dog I would not be far behind. the dog Died and thay just kept calling Bud
 

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Thanks to new (and too thick for tactile feedback) winter gloves, a too-soft fork spring, and a 203 front disc, my sudden stop for traffic resulted in a hard two-point landing in the street.
Sounds like you have one hell of a commuter bike.

Here is an appropriate avatar for ya.....
 

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WOW, you guys got some pretty interesting name stories.

Mine is pretty simple, I'm a Dentist, and I live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, so Mtndoc.

Haven't found a good avatar yet, but I'm lookin, kinda like Grape Ape, btw used to watch that cartoon when my daughter was a kid.

DrB
 

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No Worries, glad to help, I'll do my best to answer, all that learnin ain't worth squat if you don't share it.:thumbsup:

DrB
You going to tell him how to pull his own teeth?
 

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You going to tell him how to pull his own teeth?
YOU BETCHA, nothin to it... get a heavy screw driver, a big hammer, put the driver in just the right spot and slam the hell out of it, work every time...LOL

I've seen People try it, but turns out UGLY, takes a lot of work to get em out after they're broken off. Course sometimes you can pull them out with tweezers they are so loose.... most times the hard part is gettin them numb, that's where the trick is...alcohol helps though.:D

DrB
 

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Alcohol for you or the poor patient?

In Dallas Dr. Harold Younger use to say he would give you a $1000 if you could pull your own tooth with a pair of pliers.

Just had a great 2 hour workout in the gym.

Big storms with lots of rain this week guess I'll be on the trainer in the carport.
 

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I did what you advised and now I can't stop bleeding. I'm thinking maybe the hammer wasn't big enough. Maybe it was to big. I'm not sure it just hurts like hell.
 

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Yeouch! Silly boys with their toys...

My name and avatar are boring compared to all of yours. I like to smile, and it's just me drinking beer. Carb replacement you know.
 

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Yeouch! Silly boys with their toys...

My name and avatar are boring compared to all of yours. I like to smile, and it's just me drinking beer. Carb replacement you know.

The difference between men and boy are there toys.

I like adult toys
 

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I did what you advised and now I can't stop bleeding. I'm thinking maybe the hammer wasn't big enough. Maybe it was to big. I'm not sure it just hurts like hell.
Bigger hammer is always the best bet. But you need to talk to Hophead, bet he's got some brew to help with the bleedin, well maybe not, but at least you won't care, and will replace the fluid loss.

DrB
 
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