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Postby ERIC » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:50 pm

Hikin Mike wrote:After I get my knees replaced, I think I might change it to "Robo Hiker"! :unibrow:

LOL! Just could create a pretty cool animated icon for that, Mike! Maybe even have two neon Nalgene bottles holstered on your hips rather than guns. \:D/ j/k
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Postby Ratboy » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:56 pm

Showed up on night to meet with some friends an one stated I had a scowl and looked irritated, just like the rat he saw on his patio.

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Postby ironmike » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:21 pm

A friend of mine from LA used to have nicknames for everyone. Mine was "ironman" because of my active hiking, mountaineering, climbing and cycling background. He and I used to go on some epic hikes/backpacks into the San Gabriels and Sierras. Eventually the nickname stuck, although I had to modify it slightly for the various mountaineering boards (since it was already "taken").
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Postby krudler » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:23 pm

"Krusty, you know Bette Midler?" - Lisa Simpson
"Yeah we own a racehorse together - the Krudler!" - Krusty the Klown

"Krusty, you know Bette Midler?"
"Yeah we own a racehorse together - the Krudler!"
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Postby yosemitechris » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:50 pm

This is a hard one......My name is Chris and I love Yosemite! I'm moving to NM soon but I'll be back to visit my beloved Sierra every summer.
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Postby dave54 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:04 pm


Name and birth year???
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Postby JM21760 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:55 am

HikinMike, we could team for Dual Robo's. Your knees, my hips! Good thing they don't have metal detectors at the trailheads.
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Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:00 am

JM21760 wrote:HikinMike, we could team for Dual Robo's. Your knees, my hips! Good thing they don't have metal detectors at the trailheads.


Incedentally, I work for a company that makes metal detectors! :D
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Postby Buck Forester » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:33 am

I chose "Buck" just because it sounds so studly and it also connotates moolah. That makes me a double threat guy. :D
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Postby giantbrookie » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:26 pm

giantbrookie was chosen because it is part of a title of a fishing book ('Into the Land of the Giant Brookies') I wrote years ago that I haven't gotten published. Of course "giantbrookie" is also chosen for some shock factor (both for the book and the username) because many might regard giant brookie as an oxymoron after having encountered dozens of "knockemdeadbrookie" lakes where you catch a stunted skinny brookie on every cast. Needless to say there really are big brookie lakes if one looks hard enough in the Sierra and the place my wife and I named the "Land of the Giant Brookies" was a basin of unnamed lakes where I caught fish of 15" and better out of four different lakes on a single dayhike.
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Postby OldGeezer » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:55 am

I turn 65 in a couple months. What's to say?
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Postby Bearlover » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:14 pm

I am Bearlover because my life took a 180 when I was 14 years old because of Black bears. .. It is late at night.. a dark moonless yosemite night under the trees. I awake in my bag something is wrong.. shuffling and scratching from beyond the tent.. I look out shining my light on a beautiful sight.. a perfect specimen of an American Black Bear stands on hind legs.. stretching its fore legs skyward towards my bear hang. A perfect patch of white fur upon its chest.. just like a circus bear! I was taken out of myself that night and nothing can replace that feeling.. in a way I am always seeking to return to that perfect moment. I no longer bear hang but use a bear cannister.. as a result I practically never see bears in camp. Yet they are still in my dreams. Even the slightest glimpse of them when I am in the bush makes me smile outwardly as well as inside. Thus... Bearlover ;)
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