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"El Imbatido" is spanish for "The Unbeaten" and is also Alejandro Valverde's nickname as a junior because he won just about every bike race he entered. I guess he is more commonly referred to today as Valv.Piti his Operacion Puerto blood bag name.

My avatar used to be a pic of Valverde but then i saw an awesome pick of what is called "The Give a F#ck-o-meter" which is actually one of those gif. pics that actually moves. The needle is supposed to just shake a bit whilst pointing at the zero of the meter but i don't think the cyclingnews website allows such a pic for avatars so it is just a normal pic that doesn't move at all.
 
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Well, "Big" because judging by the requirements set down by the pro-peleton if I rode I would almost certainly have that moniker, I mean it basically seems like you need to be over 6'2 or 80kgs... Check and Check...

G - initial
MaC - part of my last name
 
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Steel lasts forever (hopefully!).

I'm an 853 kinda guy.
I like the way steel rides, more so than carbon or aluminum (or cromoly!)

And the Devil...sneakily waiting...to give you a bad day! Just never know when he's gonna getcha so you better attack when you are feeling good!
 
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My name is Scott and I like beer. Too much actually as I'm concerned there may be a slight problem.

The good news is I can quit drinking beer anytime I want. I just don't want to.

Oh, I live in a sparsely populated Southern California along with 27,000,000 of my closest friends.
 
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I've used my "username" quite a few years. It grew from "flyer" which was a nickname given to me...morphed into "flyor" because someone else had already registered the original on some site many years ago...and then I added 64 which was a type of aircraft I flew. I seem to have zero trouble registering this username :)

The avatar was my interpretation of the pour le mérite medal, or rather "order"...which has had a distinct history. The name continues today, known as the Blue Max.
 
"Moondance" is of course directly taken from the great Van Morrison song, who is my mom's favorite singer, and as such I heard a lot of him growing up. I'm not a huge fan, but I've been using Moondance as an all-purpose internet handle since i was 14, when it basically was the first thing that came to mind when I set up a hotmail account, and I've been using it ever since.

My avatar is a pick of EBH (obv.) which i've done in the same color-scheme as the famous Obama 'Hope' poster. I think the pic originally is from the Tour of Poland. I got it as my avatar right before last year's WC race, where I had a bet with dekker_trifosi about whether or not EBH would finish Top 25, with me saying that he would. I made the avatar to show my hope for young Edvald. Dekker won the bet, but I liked the pic so much i ended up keeping it.
 
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Barracuda said:
Ah, happy days...... catching snakes on holidays. Were I come from, the Brown snake is one to be avoided, definately not one to hold in the arms for that holiday happy snap.:eek:

Here is a happy holiday snap of me when I was little tacker holding a brown snake that Dad had caught in the Adelaide Hills.

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Moondance said:
]"Moondance" is of course directly taken from the great Van Morrison song, who is my mom's favorite singer, and as such I heard a lot of him growing up. I'm not a huge fan, but I've been using [/B]Moondance as an all-purpose internet handle since i was 14, when it basically was the first thing that came to mind when I set up a hotmail account, and I've been using it ever since.

I went through a phase whilst building my cd collection in late 80's early 90's where I got anything Van Morrison did. I love him, though I cooled on him since I saw him live. Thought he would be a great concert, WHAT a disappointment! If anyone is thinking about seeing him if he tours again, save your dough.
 
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Tifosa = female fan (of cycling, in this case).

Figured a golf name like 7 iron wouldn't play well here. Although there was that Tiger thread...

The avatar is a thumbnail of me, about 8 years ago.

I still ride for fun - although I cannot ride without being competitive.

I have to win, or at least try to win - otherwise what's the point?
 
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Lifeshape is my belief in controlling my own destiny. The avatar, well, Dave, it was chosen for me. No seriously, it is my alter ego, "The Observer."
 
My username is "Big", a running joke at school between me and another Dave who was much taller than me who ended up being called Little Dave.

"Blue" due to supporting Everton FC and "Dave" well thats obvious. Used it on one forum about 10 years ago and stuck with it since.

The avatar is of a photo I took on the final stage of the Tour of Britain back in 2006. Its still my favourite due to the way the riders tilted their heads towards me as they were passing. Only problem was that I was marshalling at the time and I was techincally on the course, yet as the barriers were well back on the raised pavement I had enough space to take the photo in safety.
 
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elapid said:
Here is a happy holiday snap of me when I was little tacker holding a brown snake that Dad had caught in the Adelaide Hills.

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Woops .... remind me never to come over to your house and play with your pets.... well done..... those things scare the s@#t out of me.
I worked on a vineyard and they were a daily occurance.

Fear is a nasty thing.

Again ... great effort.:)
 
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I spent two nearly sleepless days during and following the delivery of our child, then went for a ride. About an hour in I said "Holy crap, I'm pedaling squares" and turned around to get some much needed sleep. Joined the forum that day and well, I'd already given myself a name. Avatar keeps changing, I bore easily. The 15 tooth cog was my favourite.
 
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tubularglue said:
i sniff tubular glue before group rides.

nuff said -
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I can see what you mean .... and is that a photo of Scott SoCal by any chance?

My name is a nickname and my usual fate in bunch sprints. My avatar like my name - still coming.
 
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53 x 11 because I'm obsessed with the number 583............... Nope, I just like big gears.

My Avatar is the BSNYC seal of disaproval, because I'm a massive bike snob.
 
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BroDeal said:
Username: common bike shop term
Avatar: Andy Hampsten on the Gavia

I think I will switch to my evil wet cat avatar.

Kinda like your avatar; it fits you. Funny how an avatar change is like a face lift though, lol.
 
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ImmaculateKadence said:
:eek:

I wouldn't be so happy to embrace such a creature. How long is that thing?

About 4 feet if memory serves me correct. Dad started catching snakes when he was in boarding school and never stopped. I have never caught them but have no problems handling them. I prefer to photograph them and leave them otherwise undisturbed. We certainly have some funny stories though. I remember Dad was trying to catch this one snake, called a Dugite (similar to a Western Brown Snake), and this snake was aggressive. My sisters and I were watching from the car - Dad would run after the snake and then you would see him turn and run in the opposite direction as the snake turned on him and sped after him. It was like a cartoon. Another time we were at Kruger National Park in South Africa and Dad just jumps out of the moving car without notice and without looking for lions. We had no idea what was going on until he comes up with a Puff Adder. It was only after taking photos of Dad with this Puff Adder that we realized we better check for lions and hop back into the car. Good times!