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zootracer

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04/20/2018 04:37 PM
the goatroper fraud was a witch hunt..
Cosmic Kid

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04/20/2018 06:05 PM
Ambling Rose was one of the multitude of screen names for Aluminum Frog....I can't ven begin to recount how many that whack job used over the years.

Something that never occurred to me....could he have been Goatroper, too? Maybe that was his first incarnation on the board?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
smokey52

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04/20/2018 07:17 PM
It's been a while.
I dropped off the board after some comments on the NYC bike path massacre.
With respect to Aluminum Frog, I don't think its alter nom de plume was Ambling Rose; I recall Amanda Rose, but its main identity was as Wolfbane. To its credit, after I called it out for a nasty comment on MS rides, it did contribute to one of my rides.
If you want to reminisce, check out Jennifer, the wench with a wrench.
I asked the new owners of VeloNews if they could restore the old forum and recover the posts, but it does not seem likely. Maybe if others express an interest it could happen [hint!].
No more salt on the roads, so I am finally riding again outside instead of on the trainer. I made it through watching Godfather 3, but just barely.
-smokey
longslowdistance

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04/20/2018 08:54 PM
Jennifer: thumbs up
GF 3: thumbs down
Orange Crush

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04/20/2018 10:17 PM
Bahahahaha

(That's all)
6ix

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04/21/2018 08:31 AM
Who or what was Everton FC? That guy went off this rocker more than a few times. Can't believe I started reading the Velonews forum all the way back in 2002 or 2003.

Of all the various handles listed above (Aluminum Frog, Ambling Rose, Jennifer, etc.), were any of them well-known in the industry? For instance, was Betsy Andreau on there? Wouldn't be surprised.

Don't remember the Goatroper fiasco for some reason. That's a whole new level of psychologically messed up.

The internet and I dare say the world was better off back then when not everyone was commenting on every news article. Some people should be heard and listened to. Others are basically screaming inside a padded cell, yet we have to hear them too.
Cranky Tom

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04/21/2018 11:41 AM
The Goatroaper fiasco was around '99 or 2000 if I remember correctly. Wasn't Old & Fat a semi-successful pro racer at one point? I don't recall that any of the others were well-known people in the industry but who knows.
longslowdistance

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04/21/2018 12:28 PM
Old and Fat frequently (really frequently like pretty much to the exclusion of anything else) posted that doping is rampant and he could prove it and oh the stories he could tell. But he refused to give any specifics of any kind, ever. It was a strange sort of ventilation.
longslowdistance

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04/21/2018 12:31 PM
I wondered if Jennifer was more than one person. Huge knowledge base.
mondonico

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04/21/2018 02:11 PM
always a lurker here. Never did understand the whole Goatroper thing with all the motor cycles etc. Lots of strange people back then. A few I have not heard of for years. Bob from SF, harlot during 9/11, and the guy who always posted great photos from the northwest. Who I think pissed everyone off. Lots of heated debates then. And a couple from a long time ago on velo and even before on aol. They lived it DC area and on weekends always did 200 mile rides and the wife always had a huge fanny pack. They always posted great photos

As a postal employee I always felt that I should get some of the settlement.
Dale

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04/21/2018 07:21 PM
Everton was a Brit that I was on Facebook with but he's dropped off the radar. He had some drinking issues when he was a forumite and would post really weird incoherent stuff.

Jennifer is a real person, I had some email exchanges with her and found an editor for her on a project she had.

Ambling Rose, etc. got booted several times from the forum but popped back when he found a different computer/ ip address. I saw a comment on an article from a western newspaper that has his writing style and was signed with one of his idiotic alias's. I was sorely tempted to sign in just to torment the guy... he and I were oil and water. He was from Portland, OR.

Bobs wire is on Facebook and still rides a lot. Great stories from him about the old San Francisco hippie scene.

Remember the patent attorney who used to post patents he found that related to bikes? Those were great posts.

David Detmar, the retired guy from TX that rode a jillion miles. Another good guy.
Cosmic Kid

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04/21/2018 09:29 PM
Oh schitt....o forgot about Bobswire. He was awesome. Hope he is doing well.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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04/21/2018 09:55 PM
So Jennifer was both real and a single person!?! I'll be damned. It would be cool to meet her, just to acknowledge her awesomeness.
I think the Northwest photo or photo borrowing poster mentioned above was Danboo. Good pics, either borrowed or his own. As a medical person I can say what he posted was worrisome for someone who was seriously disturbed. So much performance art on the interweb I admit I may be wrong, but the online persona was mentally ill, and in a creepy way.
79pmooney

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04/21/2018 11:55 PM
I've met (really, he came up to me) Aluminum Frog/Ambling Rose several times at the St Honore Boulangerie, the French bakery that broadcasts the TdF on a wide screen every July. Seemed like a reasonable guy, probably a stockbroker/financial or high tech guy. Not my type and it we don't cross paths again, it's no sweat off my back but seemed much more reasonable n person than online.

Jennifer was pretty special. What a source of level headed knowledge. Too bad several posters had issues with her combination of gender and smarts and drove her off.

Ben
Orange Crush

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04/22/2018 08:36 AM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 04/21/2018 09:29 PM
Oh schitt....o forgot about Bobswire. He was awesome. Hope he is doing well.


He's doing very well if his FB posts are any indication.
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