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I emailed my "twin"
Last Post 06/08/2017 09:04 PM by Frederick Jones. 8 Replies.
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79pmooney

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06/05/2017 03:37 PM
I have had a "twin" here in Portland.  I've been mistaken for him many times over the 19 years I've lived here.  People I know saying I saw you "here" at this time when I was miles away.  I've had call-outs from riders who know him.  I got his name in the past from one of these call-outs but didn't have a pen and couldn't remember it.  Saturday morning I got the call-out, "hey David", from the male half of a couple walking the parkway.  My brain clicked'  This guy knows him!  Wheeled around.  Got the guy's name and roughly where he lives.  Fun.

Googled his name,  First hit was the website of a local photographer.  On his "About" page was a photo of a bike lane insignia.  Good bet!  So I emailed the address on "Contact".  Hope he answers and I get to meet him.  I think he is a solid member of Portland's cycling community, just based on how many know him.

I've known for years he, like me, wears yellow jerseys, a helmet and a beard.  I'm guessing he is my height and slim.  It will be fun to see what he rides.

Ben
smokey52

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06/05/2017 05:59 PM
What are the chances he has a beloved bike called "Jessica"?
79pmooney

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06/05/2017 06:13 PM
Not high. I grew up best friends with identical twins. Hardly identical once you got to know them.

Ben
Spud

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06/07/2017 07:51 AM
I believe everyone has a Doppelganger out there. I ran into mine many years ago. I was working on weekends as a DJ, at a local club. These girls came up to me and started talking to me, as if we met before. To make a long story short, they convinced this kid to come to the club to meet his doppelganger. I swear it was like looking into a mirror. It was freaky.
Cranky Tom

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06/07/2017 11:36 AM
I came across my doppelganger on the cover of Newsweek magazine back in 1999. My boss at the time brought the magazine in from home and she was all freaked out because she thought I was moonlighting on the side. I forget the subject of the article that went with the cover but the guy pictured was a dead ringer for me - his hair, nose, shape of mouth, teeth, even the shape of his hands and fingers. It was really freaky. He was wearing sunglasses so his eyes were hidden but in every other way the guy was my identical twin.
Nick A

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06/07/2017 12:20 PM
Wow. Cool. I raced with identical triplets, long before in vitro fertilization. At one point, when I knew them really well, I could 90% tell them apart on the phone, but even when I could, I was shy about using a name, for fear of being wrong.

There was a kid my age when I was growing up that rode a bike and my OWN MOTHER thought it was me!

Cool that you flipped u-ee to talk to the friend. Hope you hear from your twin. Keep us posted.

N
smokey52

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06/08/2017 07:19 PM
I have a couple of nephews who are identical twins. My sister painted one's fingernail to be sure they could be differentiated. She also tended to dress each in consistent colors. At one family gathering, I asked Kenny who had said something to him. He said, "Oh, one of the uncles." It was a simple statement that if we couldn't tell him and Matt apart, he could not tell which of my seven brothers spoke to him.
longslowdistance

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06/08/2017 08:59 PM
Not sure, but I think I found Ben's twin.
longslowdistance

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06/08/2017 09:04 PM
ou peut-être
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