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Explain Your User Name

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Replied by Tex on topic Explain Your User Name

It's a nick name I picked up in high school. Initially I hated it, but I came to accept it and it has stuck to this day, though only certain people call me Tex (i.e. old mates from BITD, and motorbike people, definitely not work mates). I'm not from Texas!
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21 Dec 2020 02:57 #31

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Replied by Gearboy on topic Explain Your User Name

I first used Gearboy on ebay in 1999 and use it on all sites now. It has nothing to do with collecting/buying gear. I just thought of something mechanical since I've always liked SCCA racing and motorcycles. I never did the car racing thing but went with my dad who raced for nearly 30 years.
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Replied by darinm on topic Explain Your User Name

Zapatto/Olivier,

What a beautiful place to live, got to travel there in 2013 and even ended up on the Fium'orbo river a couple times. How long did you live there?

No motorcycles involved on our trip but plenty of good whitewater in Corsica if you can get there while there is enough water in the rivers, we got lucky, this is on the Fium'orbo.
1972 Yamaha CT2 175
1972 Suzuki TS185 Sierra
1986 Yamaha IT200
2013 Yamaha XT250
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Replied by Electricpoet on topic Explain Your User Name

Electricpoet

Social security won’t come to my aid because my stamps aren’t fully paid, think I’ll thumb a lift to the moon sell the cheese and become a tycoon,
(makes more sense if your in the UK)
The poet bit is easy and the electric bit was cool in the 70,s
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21 Dec 2020 12:33 #34

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Replied by JayB on topic Explain Your User Name

My real name is John Briguglio, and my nickname is Jay. Hence JayB. Since my user name story is so bland I thought I would include a high school photography reverse negative Yamaha enduro picture from back in the day.

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Replied by Dave The Wave on topic Explain Your User Name

My real name is Dave Braddock and my nickname is Dave The Wave. This nickname was inspired by Murf The Surf whose real name was Jack Roland Murphy. I am the complete opposite of Murf The Surf. He was a well-known surfer, a famous jewel thief and a murderer. I, on the other hand, am a terrible surfer, a scrupulously honest retired CPA, and I could never intentionally hurt anyone. However I always liked his nickname and used it as the inspiration for mine. FYI Murf died last September at age 83.
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21 Dec 2020 19:25 #36

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Replied by apex on topic Explain Your User Name

Love the stories...

I have used variations of the word apex since the very first email address I created back in or around 1993. Just kind of stuck, use apex as a base to this day through all the email iterations, user names, etc. I rode sportbikes exclusively until around 1995, and spent alot of time in SoCal twisties, always "apexing."

What happened in 1995? A beat '69 DT1 came my way, and my then 6 year old told me he wanted a dirtbike.
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21 Dec 2020 20:15 #37

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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic Explain Your User Name


I sing the body electric. Everybody thought "FAME!" But it's really one of the 19th century American poets, though his name escapes me right now. Whitman?
Yes. Just looked it up, though a "Twilight Zone" episode thusly named came up first. Says a lot about today's world...
21 Dec 2020 21:02 #38

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Replied by Zapatto on topic Explain Your User Name

Darinm
I lived there from 1996 to 1999 and had a 600 xt at this time. Nice bike for this place. I was supposed to stay longer but for family reason, I had to move. A very nice place to live if you like nature..... Particular inhabitants but the landscape is unique.
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Replied by darinm on topic Explain Your User Name

"A very nice place to live if you like nature..... Particular inhabitants but the landscape is unique." - That is the best description I've heard of it. I bet it was great to ride around on, so many mountain roads with great views.
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22 Dec 2020 10:19 #40

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