a.m-b deathmatch: The Ultimate Moderator vs. the Kung Fu Master

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  1. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    (skip to paragraph 7 if you have any sense, or better yet, just delete this post)

    Long ago, in a galaxy blah blah blah cliche cliche cliche it was preordained that after an initial 6
    year battle in cyberspace that there would be a meeting between the Ultimate Moderator of a.m-b
    (that being me for you boneheads out there) and the Kung Fu Master of a.m-b (that being Pete F. for
    the rest of you morons) to battle to determine the destiny of
    a.m-b. Pete being in favor of keeping the status quo so he can continue to enlighten the clueless
    dewbies of the world and me being in favor of moderating this pathetic piece of cyberspace into
    oblivion. If Pete won I had to promise to never grace a.m-b again, and if I won he had to drink
    the 12 oz bottle of UREA(*) I had brought along for the challenge.

    Needless to say Pete was nowhere to be seen as we started our first challenge on Friday (even though
    he had called and woken me out of my peaceful slumber at llam to inform me that he would in fact be
    arriving early so we could begin our challenge in a much better arena behind the Wonderbread
    curtain). For Pete's sake (pun possibly not intended, don't always know about my subconscious) it
    was probably a good thing he was delayed as due to my incompetence our Friday ride lasted well, well
    into darkness. By the way, Pete, I was wondering, did you have to stop in the middle of the desert
    to leisurely inspect and apply neosporin to Mike recently reattached foreskin? Was that the reason
    for your delay? Now back to my incompetence, there were 2 reasons for this which I'm sure the
    referee of the match, JD, will probably get plenty of pleasure in recounting (3 if you count that
    I'm a fat, old, slow ass, or old, slow, ass fat, or whatever it is you want to call me). I think the
    ref gave the first round a draw.

    When we finally rode back into town who should be cozily awaiting us back at the ranch having
    conveniently missed the first challenge? Well, Pete, of course. I must say even after reading his
    reports here and viewing his videos and photos on his website that I was expecting your typical,
    puny, passive-aggressive internet troll, and sure enough my expectations were met right down to
    his Deep Space Nine t-shirt. After Pete's peace offering of a fine ale or two or three we and our
    support crews terrorized the local establishments with our non-whitebread ways. Along the way we
    attracted the attention of a local couple who had not yet been assimilated into the local cults.
    On our walk back to the ranch the adult-bmxer half of the local couple entertained us with many
    great feats and urban moves. Considering his youth, big moves, and his wrist brace we drunkenly
    awarded him the bottle of UREA(*) even before he had a chance to prove himself on natural terrain
    the next day.

    We all gathered in Room 1/3 the Mark of the Devil (painting of hell included) to strategize for
    the challenges of the next day. Well, we were actually mutually entertained for hours by 7 mtn
    bikers who can't hold their liquor along with one mtn biker who had OD'd on 5 liters of Mt Dew.
    What a sight. After the ranch management had asked us for the 19th time to return to our
    respective metropolises never to grace their strange state again the last Californian showed up
    and we retired to sleep.

    The next morning arrived in about 30 minutes and we all awoke bright and chipper. On Saturday
    instead of battling, Pete and I called a truce and the 8 of us went up to Room 222 and drank more
    fine Californian and Coloradan ales and passed out. The end.

    Well, that's what I wanted to do but unfortunately everyone else wanted to see me battle Pete up on
    Dingleberry Mesa. So after delaying the inevitable as long as possible we loaded the wagons and
    donned our gear and drove out of town. What can I say? If it wasn't Pete's superior riding skills it
    was his unrelenting wit that just wore me down. I conceded defeat when Pete pointed out that a
    Teletubbie had just ridden by and cleaned one section that I couldn't even walk up. JD awarded the
    round to Pete and in complete humiliation I didn't even bother to stay at the ranch Saturday night.
    Instead I drove straight to the city of Lost Wages and drowned my sorrows in wine, blackjack, and
    song. And here I am now, typing my farewell post to a.m-b.

    Actually, it was an incredible weekend and the reason I cut it short was that after I had arrived in
    Las Vegas Thursday I found out I had gotten an offer to return to an old job. I figured I would
    celebrate in Zion with great new and old mtn bike friends as long as the beer lasted on Fri and
    Saturday, and then celebrate in Vegas with friends and family on Saturday night. It turns out there
    couldn't have been a better way to celebrate the new job than the rides on Friday and Saturday along
    with BSing with

    goes out to Spanker Scottie for not having any faith in the KING. I stuck with my plan and didn't
    end up humping the film developing machine at the one hour photo counter at the local Walmart like
    Scottie does.)

    Utah is a great state for riding but remember, nothing beats Moab, don't bother stopping in St
    George. And I gotta say, riding with the immortals, Bryce, Kevin, JD, Pete F., Angry Man, and Gordon
    the dog really motivates me to work on my technical skills. Bryce did in fact end up earning the
    previous night's bottle of UREA(*) with his move rolling instead of wheelie dropping off of one
    goodsize boulder that no one else rode, and with suffering the most carnage later in Saturday's
    ride, thankfully he only had to walk out about 2 miles. The other five of us mortals watched many of
    their moves in awe.

    I'm sure Pete and JD will have some actual mtn bike content up on their sites soon (I may, too).
    Anyway, adios to a.m-b as I've heard my former employer had disconnected my old, private T1 and
    their proxies don't allow direct Usenet access (and Google sucks). Pete F. banned me from a.m-b
    anyway, I'm just getting in my last post before he returns home to put the ban in place. Maybe I'll
    see some of you on MTBRetards.com. Maybe not.

    Farewell,
    a.A.
    --
    "You gotta stop riding the brakes, you gotta stop robbing the cradle" - Chris D.
     
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  2. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    G.T. wrote:
    >
    > and if I won he had to drink the 12 oz bottle of UREA(*) I had brought along for the challenge.
    >
    > Considering his youth, big moves, and his wrist brace we drunkenly awarded him the bottle of
    > UREA(*) even before he had a chance to prove himself on natural terrain the next day.
    >
    > Bryce did in fact end up earning the previous night's bottle of UREA(*) with his move rolling
    > instead of wheelie dropping off of one goodsize boulder that no one else rode, and with suffering
    > the most carnage later in Saturday's ride, thankfully he only had to walk out about 2 miles.
    >
    > Farewell,
    > G.T.

    PS Pete's not back yet. UREA = Unbuilt Roughhouse Easter Ale

    --
     
  3. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    > (skip to paragraph 7 if you have any sense, or better yet, just delete this post)

    <huge snip>

    > I'm sure Pete and JD will have some actual mtn bike content up on their sites soon (I may, too).
    > Anyway, adios to a.m-b as I've heard my former employer had disconnected my old, private T1 and
    > their proxies don't allow direct Usenet access (and Google sucks). Pete F. banned me from a.m-b
    > anyway, I'm just getting in my last post before he returns home to put the ban in place. Maybe
    > I'll see some of you on MTBRetards.com. Maybe not.
    >
    > Farewell,
    > G.T.

    Sheesh, thought you left a month ago for a trailer in Palmdale.

    Congrats on the job! That's 2 amb'ers that landed jobs within the past week.
    --
    Slacker
     
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > > (skip to paragraph 7 if you have any sense, or better yet, just delete this post)
    >
    > <huge snip>
    >
    > > I'm sure Pete and JD will have some actual mtn bike content up on their sites soon (I may, too).
    > > Anyway, adios to a.m-b as I've heard my former employer had disconnected my old, private T1 and
    > > their proxies don't allow direct Usenet access (and Google sucks). Pete F. banned me from a.m-b
    > > anyway, I'm just getting in my last post before he returns home to put the ban in place. Maybe
    > > I'll see some of you on MTBRetards.com. Maybe not.
    > >
    > > Farewell,
    > > G.T.
    >
    >
    > Sheesh, thought you left a month ago for a trailer in Palmdale.
    >
    > Congrats on the job! That's 2 amb'ers that landed jobs within the past week.
    > --
    > Slacker

    Oh yeah, don't worry bout being over-weight, we actually found an amb'er....uhmmm, even more
    revealing http://www.pritch.co.uk/photos/ambuk/picture-012.html our own Andy "Krakatoa"
    Chequer. The end!.
    --
    Slacker
     
  5. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Slacker wrote:
    >>(skip to paragraph 7 if you have any sense, or better yet, just delete this post)
    >
    >
    > <huge snip>
    >
    >>I'm sure Pete and JD will have some actual mtn bike content up on their sites soon (I may, too).
    >>Anyway, adios to a.m-b as I've heard my former employer had disconnected my old, private T1 and
    >>their proxies don't allow direct Usenet access (and Google sucks). Pete F. banned me from a.m-b
    >>anyway, I'm just getting in my last post before he returns home to put the ban in place. Maybe
    >>I'll see some of you on MTBRetards.com. Maybe not.
    >>
    >>Farewell,
    >>G.T.
    >
    >
    >
    > Sheesh, thought you left a month ago for a trailer in Palmdale.
    >

    I was 3 weeks away from doing just that. But I was going to squat in an abandonned meth lab shack I
    scoped out near Landers, CA. Good desert riding for the winter, and Big Bear and SART not too far
    away for the summer. Plus it was within 45 minutes of my bro's place for a shower every couple of
    months or so.

    > Congrats on the job! That's 2 amb'ers that landed jobs within the past week.
    >

    Thanks! Cool, don't think I'm going to have time to look for the other newly employed amb'er.
    Who was it?

    Greg
    --
    "Destroy your safe and happy lives before it is too late, the battles we fought were long and hard,
    just not to be consumed by rock n' roll..." - The Mekons
     
  6. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Slacker wrote:
    > >>(skip to paragraph 7 if you have any sense, or better yet, just delete this post)
    > >
    > >
    > > <huge snip>
    > >
    > >>I'm sure Pete and JD will have some actual mtn bike content up on their sites soon (I may, too).
    > >>Anyway, adios to a.m-b as I've heard my former employer had disconnected my old, private T1 and
    > >>their proxies don't allow direct Usenet access (and Google sucks). Pete F. banned me from a.m-b
    > >>anyway, I'm just getting in my last post before he returns home to put the ban in place. Maybe
    > >>I'll see some of you on MTBRetards.com. Maybe not.
    > >>
    > >>Farewell,
    > >>G.T.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Sheesh, thought you left a month ago for a trailer in Palmdale.
    > >
    >
    > I was 3 weeks away from doing just that. But I was going to squat in an abandonned meth lab shack
    > I scoped out near Landers, CA. Good desert riding for the winter, and Big Bear and SART not too
    > far away for the summer. Plus it was within 45 minutes of my bro's place for a shower every couple
    > of months or so.
    >
    > > Congrats on the job! That's 2 amb'ers that landed jobs within the past week.
    > >
    >
    > Thanks! Cool, don't think I'm going to have time to look for the other newly employed amb'er.
    > Who was it?
    >
    > Greg

    Clydesdale
    --
    Slacker
     
  7. "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...

    <snip lies, all lies>

    The trip can be summed up with this simple phrase:

    I lost my hematoma crown.

    (in order of interestingness, so if it gets to be too much, don't go to the next photo)

    http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/1.jpg

    http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/2.jpg

    http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/3.jpg

    http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/4.jpg

    http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/5.jpg

    To clarify, I just took the pics, that's not me or Greg.

    A more detailed response to follow at a later time.

    --
    Pete Fagerlin

    Save Fruita trails! http://www.petefagerlin.com/bookcliffs.htm
     
  8. Spider

    Spider Guest

  9. L Hays

    L Hays Guest

    "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > <snip lies, all lies>
    >
    > The trip can be summed up with this simple phrase:
    >
    > I lost my hematoma crown.
    >
    > (in order of interestingness, so if it gets to be too much, don't go to
    the
    > next photo)
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/1.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/2.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/3.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/4.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/5.jpg
    >
    > To clarify, I just took the pics, that's not me or Greg.
    >
    > A more detailed response to follow at a later time.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Pete Fagerlin
    >
    > Save Fruita trails! http://www.petefagerlin.com/bookcliffs.htm
    >
    >
    Ahh yes, I recognized the loose material on the seat post in the first shot from my days as an EMT
    in Redlands, CA.

    Painful stuff for sure, especially the healing.

    Lance
     
  10. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 02:23:04 GMT, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:

    [snip good RR]

    >Farewell,
    >G.T.

    You're not going anywhere, congrats on the job!

    Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  11. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 14:58:27 GMT, "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    ><snip lies, all lies>
    >
    >The trip can be summed up with this simple phrase:
    >
    >I lost my hematoma crown.
    >
    >(in order of interestingness, so if it gets to be too much, don't go to the next photo)
    >
    >http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/1.jpg

    I'll never look at fine Ahi tuna in the same way again. Sear it on both sides, add a little pepper.
    Or of course just raw with a little wasabi and soy sauce. mmmm delicious!

    >
    >http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/2.jpg
    >
    >http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/3.jpg
    >
    >http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/4.jpg
    >
    >http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/5.jpg
    >
    >To clarify, I just took the pics, that's not me or Greg.
    >
    > A more detailed response to follow at a later time.

    I hope he heals quickly....please treat us with the full story.

    Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  12. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Spider wrote:
    > "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >> Oh yeah, don't worry bout being over-weight, we actually found an amb'er....uhmmm, even more
    >> revealing http://www.pritch.co.uk/photos/ambuk/picture-012.html our own Andy "Krakatoa" Chequer.
    >> The end!.
    >
    > He's so damn fat he needs to bring a spare BIKE along?
    >
    > Maybe he should bring some larger shorts next time, FFS.
    >
    > Blech.
    >
    > Spider

    So post of picture of your own butt then, if you are so quick to put down others.

    Penny
     
  13. Mattb

    Mattb Guest

    "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > <snip lies, all lies>
    >
    > The trip can be summed up with this simple phrase:
    >
    > I lost my hematoma crown.
    >
    > (in order of interestingness, so if it gets to be too much, don't go to
    the
    > next photo)
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/1.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/2.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/3.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/4.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/5.jpg
    >
    > To clarify, I just took the pics, that's not me or Greg.
    >
    > A more detailed response to follow at a later time.
    >

    Ouch! That's gross. Definitely worse than your hemotoma and even gives the gaping ass some
    competition. That happened on Gooseberry? I gave myself a nasty wound on my last visit, but it was
    pretty mild compared to that. So was it that collar bolt that did it? Do tell!

    Matt
     
  14. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "Spider" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > > Oh yeah, don't worry bout being over-weight, we actually found an amb'er....uhmmm, even more
    > > revealing http://www.pritch.co.uk/photos/ambuk/picture-012.html our own Andy "Krakatoa" Chequer.
    > > The end!.
    >
    > He's so damn fat he needs to bring a spare BIKE along?
    >
    > Maybe he should bring some larger shorts next time, FFS.
    >
    > Blech.
    >
    > Spider

    LOL !!! A bike for each check!
    --
    Slacker - hahaha...nobody's getting a pic of my ass
     
  15. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Spider" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > >
    > > > Oh yeah, don't worry bout being over-weight, we actually found an amb'er....uhmmm, even more
    > > > revealing http://www.pritch.co.uk/photos/ambuk/picture-012.html our own Andy "Krakatoa"
    > > > Chequer. The end!.
    > >
    > > He's so damn fat he needs to bring a spare BIKE along?
    > >
    > > Maybe he should bring some larger shorts next time, FFS.
    > >
    > > Blech.
    > >
    > > Spider
    >
    > LOL !!! A bike for each check!
    > --
    > Slacker - hahaha...nobody's getting a pic of my ass

    Oops...I mean CHEEK, but he probably had to write two checks!
     
  16. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > <snip lies, all lies>
    >
    > The trip can be summed up with this simple phrase:
    >
    > I lost my hematoma crown.
    >
    > (in order of interestingness, so if it gets to be too much, don't go to the next photo)
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/1.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/2.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/3.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/4.jpg
    >
    > http://home.pacbell.net/psf0/hmm/5.jpg
    >
    > To clarify, I just took the pics, that's not me or Greg.
    >
    > A more detailed response to follow at a later time.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Pete Fagerlin

    Now that's one nasty gash. Almost looks deep enough to tear the hamstring. And I cannot even
    conceive of a way that it could have happened.....unless he tried to adjust his seatpost while
    straddling the bike....I'm not too sure that would even do it????
    --
    Slacker
     
  17. "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    | A more detailed response to follow at a later
    time.

    He was trying to climb up this (http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/goose03/adown. jpg) like this (
    http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/goose03/bup.jpg ) and on his second or third attempt fell
    backwards from a ways up the wall with his full body weight on his thigh, that hit the buzz saw nut
    on his QR (as his back wheel hit the ground) and sliced him open. 44 stitches, in four layers.

    --
    Pete Fagerlin

    Save Fruita trails! http://www.petefagerlin.com/bookcliffs.htm
     
  18. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    P e t e F a g e r l i n wrote:
    > "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > | A more detailed response to follow at a later
    > time.
    >
    > He was trying to climb up this (http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/goose03/adown. jpg)

    And he fell into the manzanita to the right on his up attempt. While we were looking for flesh in
    the bush Gordon the dog had already sniffed the chicken fat on the seat QR and was about to have
    human thigh for lunch. Thankfully we saved the fat so Pete could snap some photos of Bryce's
    posterity.

    Greg

    --
    "Destroy your safe and happy lives before it is too late, the battles we fought were long and hard,
    just not to be consumed by rock n' roll..." - The Mekons
     
  19. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 04:01:24 GMT, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >P e t e F a g e r l i n wrote:
    >> "Pete Fagerlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]...
    >>
    >> | A more detailed response to follow at a later
    >> time.
    >>
    >> He was trying to climb up this (http://www.petefagerlin.com/images/goose03/adown. jpg)
    >
    >And he fell into the manzanita to the right on his up attempt. While we were looking for flesh in
    >the bush Gordon the dog had already sniffed the chicken fat on the seat QR and was about to have
    >human thigh for lunch. Thankfully we saved the fat so Pete could snap some photos of Bryce's
    >posterity.
    >
    >Greg

    You all are some sick [email protected]@rds!

    The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should give
    an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  20. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Shaun Rimmer wrote:
    > Penny S. <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> Stephen Baker wrote:
    >>> Penny says:
    >>>
    >>>> So post of picture of your own butt then
    >>>
    >>> Don't I remeber you turning down a request like this fairly recently, Penny? Hmmmmmmmmm?
    >>>
    >>> <just kidding, fer krissake!>
    >>>
    >>> Steve
    >>
    >> I didn't say "blech" to anyone's, and I have fully fessed up to thigh flab.. what more do you
    >> want of me?
    >
    > Jpeg?

    Photo of thigh flab? You *are* one sick puppy...
     
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