Long overdue introductions thread

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erok
Keymaster
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wow, the board blew up this summer, lots of new folks on here.

Let’s take a sec to introduce

Name: Erok – BikePGH Staff

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville

type of riding: urban/commuting, touring

# of bikes you own: 10 (two are unicycles)

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Toots and the Maytals

fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

After climbing a volcano in chile


brian j
Participant
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Name: Brian

Neighborhood: Morningside

Type of Riding: Commuting, MTB, road-racer-on-sabbatical

# of bikes: 3

Music: Early Day Miners

Pic from the recent Yellow Creek race:


dwillen
Participant
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Name: Dan

Neighborhood: Greenfield

Type of Riding: Commuting, MTB, Group road rides, want to get into touring

Music on right now: Shimla by David Starfire

# of bikes: 2

Biking on top of the city wall in Xi’an, China (built in 1370! – and you thought PGH cobbles were bad):


Ohiojeff
Participant
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Name: Jeff

Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill

Work: Downtown

Type of Riding: commuter and roadie. Dabble in MTB and trails

Music at the moment: Girltalk

# of bikes 4

No photos of me actually riding, I’m the guy on the left here, we were out near Somerset


bikeygirl
Participant
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Name: Bikeygirl

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville / Downtown

Type of Riding: Urban/Commuting, but want to try other stuff

# of bikes: 1 :( (but doing research on my next one)

Music: Woke up with bossanova in my head, but listening to De/Vision, Sade, Moi Caprice, The Weepies, and Guillemots at work

No pics of me riding my bike, but here…. last October I was at the Anza Borrego State Park in California… behind me ‘The Badlands”.. very cool place!!


myddrin
Participant
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Name: Rob

Neighborhood: Munhall (for two more weeks, then Edgewood)

Type of Riding: Commuting, Road, (very rarely) MTB

# of bikes: 2

Music: You don’t have the time for me to provide an exhaustive list.

Pic: Me taking a break on the last day of an 8 day tour…


reddan
Keymaster
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Name: Dan

Neighborhood: Brighton Heights

Type of riding: urban/commuting, randonneuring, feeble attempts at ultra racing

# of bikes you own: More-or-less working, 3 (a recumbent and a Bianchi commuter in heavy rotation, plus a MTB not yet ridden). A couple ‘bents in varying states of rebuild. And a uni I’ve never learned to ride…

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Steam Powered Stories, The Cog Is Dead.

Hero pose:


erok
Keymaster
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Bentman


HiddenVariable
Participant
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hello my name is david.

i live in shadyside.

i ride bikes instead of driving, as well as for leisure. i mostly remain on roads, but occasionally like to see how 23mm tires can handle trails and dirt roads.

i have two bikes, but mostly ride just the one.

currently, i am listening to the sonic youth album dirty.

here is a picture of me and my special lady friend, taken in the run during our g20 tour:

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Marko82
Participant
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Name: John (or Marko)

Hood: Baldwin/Carrick

Type of riding: Urban, some rail trails

#of bikes: 2 rideable

Music: I’m on a Miles Davis kick currently

Best pic on a bike goes to my next door neighbor’s kid

Me from F.O.C. ride (thanks Rob)


RoadKillen
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Name: Adam

Neighborhood: Regent Square

type of riding: MTB / commuting / putzin around town

# of bikes you own: 1.5

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet

I don’t have a photo of myself. I have lots of red hair and Ive been told that when I wear a helmet I look like Major Bedhead from The Big Comfy Couch.


steevo
Participant
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Name- stephen aka steevo

Neighborhood- Lawrenceville aka little somalia

types- Road, mountain, cross, touring, erranding

bikes- 10ish (road,2xmountain 29’ers, 2xcross,

time trial, touring, fixed gear, surly commuter,

and some others i cruise around on.

Music- Fugazi and Cheap Trick this am on vinyl


erok
Keymaster
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steevo, is that a picture of you about to get lapped?


steevo
Participant
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I am going so slow that it is the race that started

the next day catching me.


BradQ
Participant
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Everyone else is in the drops, you’re up on the flats. Not PRO.


rachel_ding
Participant
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Name: Rachel

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville

Type of riding: Urban/commuting, grocery-getting, sometimes I ride a trail.

# of bikes you own: 2 (one of them is in pieces)

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Stuck in my head: “P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) by MJ.

fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

On the new Riverton Bridge in November 2009, with some friends.


Nick D
Participant
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Name: Nick

Neighborhood: South Oakland

Type of Riding: late night sprints down Forbes and Fifth racing cars/urban/light touring

# of bikes you own: 4

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Horrible Muzak stuff

Fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

^One of the many ridiculous pictures of me taken by Rob.


bikeygirl
Participant
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@steevo ….. Lawrencevile aka “Little Somalia” ?!? … Yes! I know what you’re talking about, but I didn’t know of what ethnicity the families/women were! Very cool!


sloaps
Participant
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Name: Nat

Neighborhood: South Side Slopes

Type of Riding: commuting/urban/allegheny passage

# of bikes you own: 3

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

Fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

Rob pic from FOC… Rob take alot of pics of us.


Kayla
Participant
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been reading for awhile, never posted til now (what’s better than this for a first post?)

Name: Kayla

Neighborhood: South Oakland

type of riding: urban, some trails

# of bikes you own: 1–hopefully acquiring another by this time next year.

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: some Kate Nash stuff

no pictures, unfortunately.


steevo
Participant
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@bikey… yeah Pittsburgh is a city that Catholic

Charities has settled lots of Somali Bantu

refugees. They are mostly in Lawrenceville with some

over on the Northside by Beaver ave.

My street has like 5 families and 30 kids. We chill

hard.


spinballer
Participant
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name – Dave

locale – West End aka YOU PAY WHAT FOR RENT? yeah, and that’s INCLUDING utilities.

type of riding – city streets ‘tween 11pm-4am are my fav. commute to work. dig a 30mile jaunt pretty hard.

# of bikes – 2. old retired BMX and a too small MTN that i’m getting ready to retire this fall in favor of a proper hybrid type.

music? well, today… Jimi:Blues, BOC s/t, David Axelrod – Songs of Experience, Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece, Mad Season – Above, Mogwai – Hawk is Howling, DJ Shadow – Schoolhouse Funk vols. I and II, 13th Floor Elevators – the Psychedelic Sounds Of. selected jams from New Kingdom, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, the Undisputed Truth, Donavon.(been at work since early, manic up, and gettin it done.)

rode til they started going raw


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Name: Stu

Neighborhood: McCandless (that’s 10 miles up into the North Hills suburbs for y’uns new to town)

Type of riding: cross-suburb commuting, trails if they happen to be along the way. I use the bus bike racks a lot.

# of bikes you own: 3 functional, 3 more in parts, 5 unicycles

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: “Africa” by Toto. But I have piles of vinyl and lots of 78s. Last record I played was from 1921.

Fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

Another robjdlc photo from the 5/21 Flock Of Cycles ride.

I’m primarily a transit user, but got seriously (back) into cycling a couple of years ago when I was too broke to ride the bus. I am even more into transit advocacy than I am into bike advocacy.


BradQ
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Name: Brad – BikePGH Board Member

Neighborhood: Bloomfield

type of riding: urban, fixed, ‘cross, some mountain, used to ride observed trials, touring, besides BMX I’ve likely given it a go

# of bikes you own: Lots. 21 if you count every frame (antique, the goldsprints bikes, retired trials and mountain and various weird bikes) Half a dozen that I ride regularly.

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: NPR on WDUQ


Chris Mayhew
Participant
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Name: Chris Mayhew

Neighborhood: Mt Lebo

type of riding: road, ‘cross, MTB

# of bikes you own: two ‘cross, one road, one fixie, two MTBs

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Rush and Everything but the Girl


RickyTickyTac
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Name: Rick

Neighborhood: Bloomfield

type of riding: Urban commuting, starting to get into touring

# of bikes you own: 2 three speed road bikes, 1 cruiser, 2 tandems, 1 fixed gear, and a mountain bike thats way too small for me

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Michael Jackson “Don’t stop ’til you get enough”

fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

Photo of my girlfriend, Jane and I pulling a keg at this years east end keg ride. photo credit goes to Mike Vindler. http://picasaweb.google.com/mike.vindler

Edit: If kids springy horses count, I like my gravatar wayyyyy better.


erok
Keymaster
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stu- you just inspired a toto session in the bikepgh office


matatarski
Participant
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Name – Mike

Neighborhood – I seem to on the border of North Oakland/Shadyside/Bloomfield…behind the BMW dealership on Baum for those that know where it is.

type of riding: urban/trails/commuting

# of bikes – 1

Music that I am listening to – the new Black Keys album

favorite photo on a bike –

Well it’s from the Tweed ride but I can’t figure out how to post it.


spakbros
Participant
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Name – Ryan

Neighborhood – Greenfield Run across the street from Big Jim’s

# of bike – 5 fixed/ss, grocery getter road bike, 3 MTBs

Music right now – The Four Tops

I don’t have a pic on a bike somehow?! but here I am at a taxidermy museum/restaurant:


Jane
Keymaster
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Name: Jane

Neighborhood: Bloomfield

type of riding: Urban commuting, starting to get into touring

# of bikes you own: Three: cute lady’s Peugeot, 3-speed (internal)–first bike I have ever built, and that tandem

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Lesley Gore “I Died Inside”

fav picture of you on a bike: Rick got a nice photo up there already (above) and I don’t have any of myself on my “one seater”.

and by the way, my profile photo is our dog Mira. Rick and I would like to put her in a trailer and pull her along with us on rides. Does anyone have a recommendation on a not-so-pricey children’s trailer? I don’t want to go all out and buy a dog trailer.


Chris Mayhew
Participant
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@skipdip Keep an eye on Craigslist. They pop up there all the time. I picked up a Burley for $80.


mustion
Participant
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Name: Noah

Neighborhood: Highland Park

type of riding: Urban Commuting/Leisure, Rural leisure when I visit the folks

# of bikes you own: 2 – road and mountain

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

On the Flock of Cycles ride last month:


icemanbb
Participant
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Name – Bob

Neighborhood – Moronville (Monroeville)

Type of riding: urban/trails/commuting

No. of bikes – 3

Music that I am listening to – Currently trying to ignore the voices

Favorite photo on a bike – 2009 MS150

Obviously still doing something wrong.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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How to get a pic in here. First, make sure it’s on Flickr or someplace where you can get a real URL for the pic, starting with “http” and ending in “.jpg”

Then paste that in here, as follows, only use angle brackets in place of the square brackets:

[IMG SRC=”http://www.whereveritis.com/yourphoto.jpg”]


joeframbach
Participant
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Name – Joe, Frambach, Joebob, The Bob

Neighborhood – Uptown, but Shadyside in August.

Riding – Commute to work, alleycats, MS150.

#bikes – 2, but selling one.

Current Music – The Polish Ambassador – The Phantasmal Farm

Photo – I don’t have any decent bike pics, but here’s me finishing a half gallon of ice cream after backpacking 1100 miles (with 1100 to go).


salty
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name: todd

neighborhood: sq hill

type of riding: slow

# bikes: 2

music: lcd soundsystem

pic: hm, not *on* my bike but pushing it at the g20 march…


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
Participant
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Name: Mark

Neighborhood: Aspinwall

Type of Riding: Catch-up (everyone I ride with is more fit than me)

# of Bikes: One at a time

Music: The Damned, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah

Pic: When I ride the Great Wall of China, I’ll take a pic and post it


mustion
Participant
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Todd,

Good thing you weren’t on your bike at the G20. Apparently that’s license to get your ass kicked by the po-po.


Nick D
Participant
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FOC! REPRESENT!

It’s awesome to see so many pictures. last time we tried this a few years ago, only a few posted pictures.


Steven
Participant
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Name: Steven

Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill

Type of Riding: rail trail, urban

# of Bikes: 2 (one functional)

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: It’s quiet in my head now.

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