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Why Did You Choose Your Username And Avatar?

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSIONS' started by Nels, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. FOMOGO

    FOMOGO Puerto Rico Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Yep, with Donald O'conner, he was quite the dancer also. Loved those movies as a kid. Mike
     
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    Ulma Doctor Infinitely Curious H-M Supporter-Premium

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    My Avatar, it comes from the 80's TV show, The A-Team.
    i was a teenager when the show came out.
    i was captured by the fact that with imagination and some education, things can be repaired or even made from the ruins of other things and save the day (even if only in some small way).
    i employ these principles to keep hundreds of processing and packaging machines operational.
    i am often the last help a machine will receive before it is deemed unfit for use.
    i have raised the dead (machinery), too many times to count.
    my moniker was given to me by my customers, i wear it proudly.
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/what-i-did-at-work-this-week.51684/
     
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  3. 7milesup

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    What an awesome thread. I am always interested in people's stories, and there are some really neat ones here. I sure wish I could meet all you guys in person, that would be a lot of fun.
     
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  4. Bill Gruby

    Bill Gruby United States Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I'm still waiting for someone to fess up to being in the Witness Protection Program. ROTFLMAO.

    "Billy G"
     
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    higgite General Manger - Proofreading Dept. Active Member

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    If I told you, I'd have to kill you. :cool:

    Tom
     
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  6. sanddan

    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I was heavily into riding in the Oregon sand dunes and got the nickname from one of my riding buddies. I went through a progression of faster and faster rides until my last, a turbo charged Hayabusa powered sandcar. It had 18" of wheel travel, weighed 950 lbs and had 300 hp, needless to say it was a fun ride. My avatar is my shop right after it was painted brown to match our house.

    sandcar1.JPG
     
  7. 2volts

    2volts Australia H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    2volts was bestowed on me after a days trail riding on a KTM530 with electric start only and a dodgy battery and numerous push and tow starts.

    pete
     
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    Reddinr United States Active Member Active Member

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    My username is something that got onto some permit I got one time. Not quite my name/initials, not quite not my name/initials. Just stuck with me for some reason. My avatar, which I just added due to this discussion, is a cartoon image of my dog (the best dog in the world) "Wiley". He is one of those once in a lifetime dogs that got lost or abandoned and literally wandered into our lives a few years ago. He is keeping my feet warm as I write this. I even named my electronics consulting/design business after him "WileyLabs".
     
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  9. Mini Cooper

    Mini Cooper United States Iron Registered Member

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    I fell in love with Minis in the 1960s and lusted after them for years until I finally found an very original 1966 1275cc Cooper S (The granddaddy of Minis). I have owned the car for over 35 years. It is the one on the right in my avatar. It is the first car that my youngest son ever drove, that is his vintage racer on the left in the picture. Unfortunately that car came to a very sad end at Road America. My son is currently building a replacement for it.
     
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    Cause I R 1.
    olcopper
     
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    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    In 1974 I almost bought a used Mini S in green. I so wanted that car but I was in the Navy and didn't have enough money. I think he was asking something like $1600-1800 which was a lot when you only made $400 a month. I ended up getting a 2002 MINI S with 7k miles in 03. It was one of the first MINI's that came into the USA. I still have it, the mileage is around 60K now.
     
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    firestopper = firefighter. This photo was taken by a young swing engineer that was filling in for our normal driver. These young guys keep their phones close at hand.
    We where dispatched to "investigate order of smoke" around 1 am last winter. The dispatch was code 2 (normal traffic) and took us a good 8 minutes before we made the turn and saw the glow. Not unusual to be dispatched code 2 for a sniffer call as many folks burn wood in a fire place and given the time of day, no one actually called in a fire. Anyway, we stopped this from getting into the house but it was close.
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    The fuel tank was dumping and tires where blowing. My brand new probationary ff (his first fire) was trying his best but the gasoline made it difficult, in the the end I pulled a 40lb chemical extinguisher to extinguish the fuel fire while he worked on the interior. We where at the end of the hose you see pulled, the truck on fire was 2-3' away from the garage door.
     
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    eugene13 United States Active Member Active Member

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    My son and I race IMCA Modifyed and our number is 13. My avatar is a picture of the Jesel shaft rockers on one of our engines.
     
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    Mini Cooper United States Iron Registered Member

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    They are fun cars, both the old and the new ones. By the way, Thank You for your service.
     
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    rdrasher United States Iron Registered Member

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    My name comes from an old video game that I played when I was a kid called Road Rash.

    My avatar is me on my road racing bike.
     
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    Years ago I didn't waste much time with haircuts or shaving on a regular basis. So I was nicknamed scruffy by my co workers.
    Thanks scruffy. Ron
     
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    Kiwi Canuck Canada H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I am originally from NZ (Kiwi) and I now live in Canada, (Canuck) so Kiwi Canuck.

    I used that name on a motorcycle forum many years ago and now I always use that name when I register as I can remember it.

    BTW I'm on quite a few motorcycle related forums and some of them are great sites with pretty decent members but I got to say the members on this site are fantastic, and the overall level of co-operation and friendliness is one of the best I've seen.

    I love that almost every single post is supportive and usually stays on topic, hard to achieve without great Admin support and like minded members.

    David.

    I just added the Avatar picture just to prove that most people in Canada live in igloos including my family.
     
  18. FOMOGO

    FOMOGO Puerto Rico Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Quote:"I just added the Avatar picture just to prove that most people in Canada live in igloos including my family."

    Yeah, that's kinda like saying everyone in Colorado smokes pot. Ohh! look!! there goes a bird! Cheers, Mike
     
  19. milomilo

    milomilo United States Auction Addict H-M Supporter-Premium

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    User name is a good dog I once had. Avatar is my fav vehicle.
     
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    booker United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    My user name was just something easy for me to remember and the avatar is a Kuraki milling machine that was picked because it was the only machining pic on my computer at the time. I try to keep things simple....
     

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