• 11-29-2010
    gpsser
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    name - Ken

    where are you - Ellensburg, WA

    age - 39

    sex - outdoor plumbing

    how you found "the lounge" - I used to know where this place was, then i lost it. Oh and Hollywood is a bad influence

    how long have you been riding - 20 years

    what's your main ride - Specialized Tarmac Elite

    profession or occupation - Geologist

    ask and answer a question of your own design...
    Can you draw and put two rounds in the kill zone of that charging grizzly target?
    I do believe i can.
  • 11-29-2010
    Hollywood
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gpsser
    name - Ken

    wow! hello friend-O.

    welcome back :confused:
  • 11-29-2010
    gpsser
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hollywood
    welcome back :confused:

    yeah its been a while, and never used to venture far out of the fixed forum. Seeing that fabulous skinsuit you were sporting prompted me to come back and check this out. Wish we had weather that allowed riding anything other than a trainer. Almost enough snow for the xc skis though.
  • 12-08-2010
    MSDos5
    name? Tony
    where are you? Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    age? 25
    sex? this is not a yes or no question. Male
    how you found "the lounge" Trolling a friend
    how long have you been riding? I started riding road bikes this year
    what's your main ride? Specialized Sirrus(work in progress)
    profession or occupation? Unemployed
    ask and answer a question of your own design... Why did I get into this? Because it was worth it
    and, something fun.
    post a pic! if you don't have one of yourself, post something else..
  • 12-09-2010
    SBH1973
    3 Attachment(s)
    name: Brandon

    where are you: Chapel Hill, NC

    age: 37

    sex? male

    how you found "the lounge": the Google god led me here.

    how long have you been riding? 10+ years seriously, but all my life really

    what's your main ride? 2009 Kestrel RT900, 28 miles in rural Orange County, NC

    profession or occupation? College history instructor; currently trying to get a little online shop selling bike bits off the ground.

    Favorite 2-year-old cyclist? Annika
  • 12-13-2010
    kneecapper
    Hello...my name is...
    name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Pete

    where are you?
    Maynard, MA (West of Boston, aka Metrowest)

    age?
    34

    sex?
    Male

    how you found "the lounge"
    Google. Original eh?

    how long have you been riding?
    Since 1998 or so, but took the last five years off to pursue my second career of being a minor league indie rock guitarist - still playing, but need to get back to riding, and hopefully racing.

    what's your main ride?
    Ridley Boreas, SRAM Rival Group

    profession or occupation?
    Senior Product Manager for a major travel website. Also guitarist.

    ask and answer a question of your own design...
    Q: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
    A: These go to eleven

    and, something fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxkqZ...eature=related

    I'll post a pic when I get over this knee injury and get a decent riding shot.
    Nice to meet you all.
    Cheers!
    -Pete (kneecapper)
  • 12-19-2010
    Cbookman
    name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Bookman

    where are you?
    Buffalo, NY

    age?

    approaching 29

    sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    Male

    how you found "the lounge"
    MTBR sucked

    how long have you been riding?
    <1 year.

    what's your main ride?
    A 1987 Trek 620, custom powdercoated black-chrome, full rival, cheap wheels, Deda cockpit, eggbeaters and some conti 4000's.

    profession or occupation?
    Student/Secretary's secretary/wannabe-soon-to-be engineer

    ask and answer a question of your own design...

    Is this it? Nope.
  • 12-19-2010
    MSDos5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rubbersoul
    Some pretty wicked hair dos (read comb overs) in this post!

    Hey cmon
  • 01-03-2011
    Therewolf
    1 Attachment(s)
    Name: Danielle

    Where are you: My kitchen

    Age: 19

    Sex: Female

    How you found "the lounge": I don't know... maybe it found me. hmm...

    How long you have been riding: I haven't been riding very long at all. Just got my first road bike in April 2010. But I have been riding bikes my whole life, just never a road bike, and never competitively. yet.

    Main ride: Cannondale Caad9 6. I love her.

    Profession or occupation: Does college student count?

    Post a pic: April 27, 2010 - My bike fitting, and the day I learned what true love really feels like... like a poorly designed bike saddle stabbing your coccyx... :)Attachment 220525
  • 01-04-2011
    harpon
    5 Attachment(s)
    I'm Harpon
    I'm a 56 year old transgendered woman-

    Got my first 10 speed Schwinn Varsity in 1968 with paper route money.

    started racing USCF (ABL of A) then in high school in 1971- when the Varsity got stolen I moved up to a full campy Gitane that sold then for $400- unheard of!

    Raced USCF for 14 years, Little 500 Indiana U four years, trained at the OTC in Colorado Springs under Eddie B the Winters of '79 and '80

    retired from racing in '84

    Had gender reasignment surgery in August '86 in Trinidad CO as the World Championships were being held up in Colorado Springs - HA!

    Love bikes- Now usually ride my '67 Peugeot PX10 with BMX bars - backaches!
    built a couple motorized ones lately-
  • 01-04-2011
    singlespeedbuss
    1 Attachment(s)
    name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    where are you? At the computer
    age? Closer to 50 than 40
    sex? this is not a yes or no question. occasionally
    how you found "the lounge" browsing RBR
    how long have you been riding? 41 years or so
    what's your main ride? Whatever I happen to be riding that day
    profession or occupation? Automotive
    ask and answer a question of your own design...Why do you do that to yourself.....because I can. (singlespeeding)
    and, something fun. Have a Slurppy after my ride.
    post a pic! if you don't have one of yourself, post something else..:D
  • 01-06-2011
    oily666
    1 Attachment(s)
    name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Ken
    where are you?
    not sure
    age?
    59
    ex? this is not a yes or no question.
    I don't know where she is and don't care
    how you found "the lounge"
    Went to Podium Girls and turned North
    how long have you been riding?
    38 years
    what's your main ride?
    LOOK 481 SL
    profession or occupation?
    B2B Sales
  • 01-07-2011
    LostViking
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    LostViking
    Name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Lars

    Where are you?
    Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore

    Age?
    Is an Attitude

    Sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    Are you kidding? I'm married! :-)

    How you found "The Lounge"
    Read in another RBR Forum how snotty everyone was here - I had to play!

    How long have you been riding?
    Had a banana-seat Schwinn as a kid in Queens, NYC in the '70's, Centurion Le Mans "Racers" in the Early '80's, then dropped off a bit until I bought a Peugeot to commute to work in Copenhagen in the late '90's, then dropped off again until three years ago, when I bought a Spesh Allez and started riding again. Since the '70's?

    What's your main ride?
    A 2005 Bianchi 928 with Campy Chorus gruppo (see picture below).

    Profession or occupation?
    Administrator of a residential placement for Special Needs Kids.

    Ask and answer a question of your own design...
    Question: If you could go back in time and press the "undo" button once - when would you press the button?
    Answer: In the Early Eighties when a friend of mine in Europe said I should try bicycle track raceing and I laughed him off.

    A pic of me with Bobke at the 2010 St. Michaels Historic Century - one of hundreds he took with fans that day.

    Attachment 221831

    Post a pic! "Bianca", my 2005 Bianchi 928, posed at the ferry landing in Oxford, Maryland..

    Attachment 221832
  • 01-17-2011
    gsorvino
    name? Gerry
    where are you? Lost in Ohio south of Cleveland
    age? 55 going 14
    sex? this is not a yes or no question. Male
    how you found "the lounge" Just looking around
    how long have you been riding? 2o years or so with a break in between
    what's your main ride? Cervelo RS
    profession or occupation? B2B sales Mgmt
    ask and answer a question of your own design... You know you are slow when the cultures circle.
  • 01-24-2011
    roadie01
    2 Attachment(s)
    Name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Carl

    Where are you?
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Age?
    38

    Sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    Male and as often as the GF will let me!

    How you found "The Lounge"
    Brousing RB forums

    How long have you been riding?
    It all started with a tricycle at the tender age of 3.

    What's your main ride?
    Was a 2006 S-Works Tarmac SL with Shimano Dura Ace 7800 until the "Accident".
    Now a S-Works Tarmac SL2 with Sram Force / Red. (damn insruance companies and cash value!)

    Profession or occupation?
    Weight and Research supervisor for LTL carrier.

    Ask and answer a question of your own design...
    Question: If you could change one thing in your lift what would it be?

    Answer: Listen to my partents more when I was younger.


    The aftermath of the "Accident"


    And the replacement :D
  • 01-25-2011
    scryan
    1 Attachment(s)
    -name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Sean
    -where are you?
    socal
    -age?
    26
    -sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    Male
    -how you found "the lounge"
    It wasn't really hidden now was it?
    -how long have you been riding?
    Road my moms hybrid around campus for a month or two before a friend got me into road biking. Got my bike about 5 months ago, so still pretty new.
    -what's your main ride?
    Giant OCR 3
    -profession or occupation?
    Currently a mechanical engineering student, I work on campus doing building maintenance. Works out well as I like fixing things. I am also toyota trained in engine and transmission rebuilding, suspension repair and emissions work. I like welding and metal work, and am looking at learning to build wheels and frames. I work on the pit crew of an amateur race team and design/fabricate the suspension as well as drive for my schools hybrid race car. Always liked light nimble vehicles, so the road bike seemed so obvious once I got on one. I have never been into health or fitness so its been an interesting change trying to build myself up physically.
  • 01-26-2011
    tallrider721
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    Hello from Cameron Park, CA
    Hi all,

    My name is Mark Stemmy and I have been a cyclist for about 30 years. When I was about 15 a friend of mine had a Bianchi road bike and bought some Campy components for it which piqued my interest in the bikes themselves. But the movie Breaking Away was what really got me hooked. It wasn't long before I was building up my own bike and then building my own wheels. I bought the rims, spokes and hubs (Campagnolo Nuevo Record) from the Wheelsmith in Palo Alto (their first tiny location) and still have the front wheel, all these years later.

    I ended up working in a variety of shops over a ten year period and had the benefit of learning my craft from some excellent mechanics. I then got a "real job" in the high tech industry and worked for a major silicon manufacturer for 14 years. What I am doing with Optimized Cycling Solutions is combining the skill sets from both disciplines. As bicycles and their systems become more complex and costs continue to increase, there seems to be an increase in the number of clients that want to reduce the risk when their $10,000 bike is assembled or serviced. It is always my goal to make each bike or wheel as perfect as possible.

    However, there is always so much to learn and web sites like this are an invaluable resource for both riders and those who are in the industry. Odds are if there is an obscure piece of data or a compatibility issue I often find my way to sites like this one, with a large community of knowledgeable enthusiasts and professionals (current or former). Itís also very rewarding to contribute and I look forward to doing so. In poking around here this seems to be a very strong forum and the key contributors should be commended. It is well administrated, has a lot of participation and does not appear to have a lot of combative behavior.

    Iím not here to poach business or solicit strongly. As I say, I am starting my business and honestly I am not looking for a billion customers right now. In fact my business model is more client based. For the first year of operation I will not be taking on a large number of clients. I prefer to take on a relatively small number of riders so I can fully concentrate on their needs and provide a very high level of service.

    If someone has a question about my services or the products I sell please email me. Otherwise just consider me another member of the community. And donít be surprised to see me asking questions as well as answering them. One thing I love about our industry right now is that there is so much going on and so much to learn about.

    Thanks for reading and happy trails!

    Mark Stemmy
    Optimized Cycling Solutions
    3113 Alhambra Dr, Ste A
    Cameron Park, CA 95682
    (530)363-2697
    [email protected]
    www.optimizedcyclingsolutions.com
  • 02-28-2011
    ksm279
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    name: Kal

    where are you: Hudson Valley, NY

    age: 32

    sex: Whenever I can get it...2 small kids, so that's not too often these days!

    how you found "the lounge": the lounge found me, I have been lurking on RBR for quite a while, but don't post much

    how long have you been riding: Since the tender age of 5 maybe. I remember a red huffy...

    what's your main ride: 2007 Trek Madone SL in custom paint- Transparent Black Cherry Carbon/ Matte black

    profession or occupation: Corporate desk job

    ask and answer a question of your own design... Q: Why do you ride a bike A: No better feeling than when out on the bike on a beautiful day

    post a pic!:
  • 03-02-2011
    Agwan
    Woops! JUST found this thread!

    name, as much as you'd like to disclose
    Whitney, but I'm a dude.

    where are you?
    Ogden, Utah

    age?
    25

    sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    Dude.

    how you found "the lounge"
    Endless Google search.

    how long have you been riding?
    Off and on since I was 7.

    what's your main ride?
    Scott Voltage YZ-1

    profession or occupation?
    CNA

    ask and answer a question of your own design...
    I HAVE A 28 INCH INSEAM BUT I'M 5'10. HELP!?!? how do I size road bikes for this?!

    post a pic! if you don't have one of yourself, post something else..
    https://www.traitorcycles.com/images/Bikes_Ruben_2.jpg

    I am wanting this as my next bike. with Hope Pro 2 hubs laced to Deep V's. all red.

    this thing comes in 53 and 56. and with my build. I can't figure out which frame to go with!
  • 03-04-2011
    BicycleBastard
    Name
    Mike

    Where are you from?
    NW Ohio

    Age
    Mid 20's

    Sex
    Male

    How did you find the Lounge?
    Oddly enough I was told about this place by an arch enemy. I had the good sense to ignore my hatred for this person long enough to find this.

    How long have you been riding?
    12 years

    Whats your main ride?
    CAAD 9 6 full Tiagra components.
    I am a poor college student trying to get into racing so I found a good deal on a CAAD 9 and will slowly swap out the stock parts.

    Profession
    College student and property manager

    Pics
    This is my newest addition to the family
    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014...4e70721fe5.jpg

    And this is my first road bike, my trusty friend.
    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257...12fc579788.jpg

    If you cant tell, im a fan of aluminum.
  • 03-04-2011
    BicycleBastard
    Can anyone see those pics because I cant? Im not sure if I made a mistake in posting them or if its just something else.
  • 03-04-2011
    Agwan
    I see no pictures...
  • 03-05-2011
    BicycleBastard
    Here we go. Her name is Janine, she is very new and fast.
    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014...4e70721fe5.jpg


    The funny thing is I was not prepared for just how light this bike would be. My old ride is about 10lbs. more than this one and the difference caught me off guard on my first ride.
  • 03-05-2011
    locobaylor
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    name?
    Baylor
    where are you?
    Idaho
    age?
    25
    sex? this is not a yes or no question.
    besties with testes (male)
    how you found "the lounge"
    got bored with the other forums that don't have a sense of humor
    how long have you been riding?
    10 years
    what's your main ride?
    uhh, either the cargo bike or the ss hardtail
    profession or occupation?
    student
    ask and answer a question of your own design...
    am I awesome? more or less
    and, something fun.
    uhh, i think i'm a cynical old man trapped in a young man's body.
    post a pic! if you don't have one of yourself, post something else..
  • 03-30-2011
    jr59
    Hi guys,

    my name is JR. I live in New Orleans La.

    I ride a custom Spectrum ti ,with campy
    I also have a Surley CC and a Davidson Impulse all with campy.

    I joined to wish Plat good luck with his new shop.
    I relate to that thread, seeing I started my pawn shop about 4 years ago.
    Alot of what was written about Plat's shop reminded me of my first couple of years.

    Anyway, Hi guys! Opps...guys and girls

    JR