Your profile name? How or why it came about?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by PaydayGabe, May 31, 2018.

  1. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe It's never a DAMN tail wind !

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    I've searched and found nothing related to the question, , so let's dig into your history . So many creative name's and titles I can't help but wonder:scratch? I'm sure the story is definitely entertaining .

    I'll go first.
    Back in the day I was working at the airport in Vegas(98-03).
    I had an old friend/ drinking bud and he was always entertaining especially when I was buying :beer. So whenever I got the paycheck I'd go to the Orleans casino and cash it, , spin the wheel, and get my free drink.
    So ol Mike, being the visionary he was picked up on my payday schedule and started calling me
    "PaydayGabe". And it stuck.:clap
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  2. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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  3. scot_douglas

    scot_douglas Dirt Harley Lovin'

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    My parents thought of it.
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  4. KirkN

    KirkN Been here awhile

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    Yeah, pretty straight-forward here...
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  5. ArtCuisin

    ArtCuisin Adventurer

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    When registering for a website, I have tried to find a uname that is not repetitive, does
    not require numbers, so I look about the room, find an object, then do something with
    it for a name. And I guess I refrain from saying anything about myself, except that maybe
    I sometimes have strange ideas!

    For example, on ebay, I spotted a knife, a butter knife. My uname became sharpdull.

    For this site, I used to have a POS toaster oven, thought "Art" is a common name, and
    so massaged it. This happened within maybe 15 seconds. I wasn't feeling that creative,
    so the result always seems odd to me.
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  6. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    Mine's not all that creative...I raced an RD400 for 20 years.

    I don't want to hear any monkey/football comments:D

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  7. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    hmmmm...
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  8. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    I had to ponder it for quite a while.. and come up with something clever.
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  9. XRCA

    XRCA Adventurer

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    I ride an S1000XR and live in California.
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  10. Baconologist

    Baconologist Been here awhile

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    I investigate Sus scrofa domesticus delicacies
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  11. mylastbike

    mylastbike Been here awhile

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    When registering for the forum I had a G650GS that I thought would be my last bike I’d ever own. Thought I had found “the one.”

    I’m 28 years old and I found that the GS was not “the one” when I test rode my Tiger 800.
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  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander nail bender

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    :lol3
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  13. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I'm a self deprecating twat...
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  14. MonkeyBut

    MonkeyBut Fuel Whore

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    I always seem to be a few in when I sign into a site for the first time. I wanted something clever like a lot of the other inmates here. I didn't come up with anything clever, hence the name. But I (in a dark, sick, twisted, disgusting, disturbing, etc, way) enjoy the satisfaction of uncomfortable nether regions after a long, rewarding day in the saddle. And there you have it.
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  15. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    As a life long surfer that spent so much time in the water I figured one day I'd be done and all people would find is a dried up skeleton on the beach just like a piece of Cuttlefish you see washed up on the sand.
    A nod to the line out of the movie "Big Wed" where Jan Michael Vincent's character Matt johnson hungover and paddling out mutters,
    "I'm gonna drown and all you're gonna find is this shitty old board."
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  16. Kawazacky

    Kawazacky Mad Typist

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    My first bike was a KZ750, and the bike I rode the most when I was a learning rider was a KZ440. Hence I became Kawazacky, as a mashup of my name and my riding choice at the time ... not that I had a choice, I was always broke because my bike needed parts.
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  17. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    I was trying to think of a cool name but it seemed the really good ones like metaljockey were already taken. So I was thinking KLR pilot since my newest bike at the time was my KLR650. But I think KLRpilot was already taken. Besides I had been a Naval Aviatior so I thought KLRaviatior.

    :hmmmmm

    It just didn't flow so I removed the R and came up with klaviator. I still have my KLR and when I get rid of that I'll have my KLE650 for many more years so the name still fits.
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  18. Bridge Builder

    Bridge Builder Been here awhile

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  19. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I rode to Alaska with a group of friends and first my starter engaged while going down the road. which spun it into oblivion . Then because I had to be dressed packed and ready for whoever might choose to lend a push start , I stopped checking the oil. Not checking led to an oil starved death of my KLR. Then through the graces of Barb of Alaska Leather fame and our own Shoginai who made introductions , I was able to borrow a Cagiva 650 Elefant. That was great for 500 or so miles , until it sat out in the pouring rain on the Denali Highway . The Italians had put sleeves on the wiring harness backward , funneling water into sensitive electronic stuff . The next morning the bike started and few miles down the road I heard a loud pop which was the headlight bulb exploding. Shortly after that the bike went on one , then no cylinders.
    Our buddy the chuck wagon driver then nick-named me Bike Breaker Baker . When I signed up for the forum I thought that was too long so I abbreviated it and made it confusing.
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  20. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Caution: NO humans before coffee.

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    I'm just that...a plain clothes hippie waitin' for the revolution. Or a fairly conservative guy who really enjoys late Sixties psychedelic rock.
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