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I know we did this once already, but its been a while. We also have many new members on this board and many new people visiting this site. This thread is meant as a sign of welcome and to introduce yourself to the CMR Board and its members. This board has many visitors daily and you are welcome to tell us why you are here. Christian Fellowship is very important to us and we enjoy each other's company very much.

First off, I'm Jay Jones, a.k.a. JayMan, one of the Moderators on this Board. I'm 30, single, living in Central Florida and soon moving to Portland, Oregon. I've been riding for about a year now. I'm formerly an Ordained Catholic Priest from Upstate New York but left for personal reasons in 2001 after almost three years of service there. I hold a Master's Degree in Divinity from a Theology School in Western, NY. I now attend a local Presbyterian Church and work full time for Olive Garden Restaurants.

I frequent this board because I love sharing my faith in Jesus and sharing my love of riding with other members here. I like having fun too! ;)
 

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I'm new to this forum, I go by Ces... (Nickname I got from an ex-roomate in college 15 years ago)
I've been riding for about three years, though this is my first year to own my own bike.
I'm an ex-minister, now just a hooligan for Christ. By february 8, 2004 I'll be getting (hopefully) certified to be a MSF Instructor. Also going back to school either this next semester or the fall of '04 to finish my degree. I found this forum through a web search, I was looking for a Christian forum. I'm currently an Architectural Draftsman, but I can't stand being stuck in an office:mad
I like cruisers though I found a ZR-7 in great condition and have decided I like it as much as cruisers:D :D
 

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Um... Aquarello here. I'm Scot's "good" twin. ;) Resident Photoshop goon, Devil's advocate, general irritant, and overall nice guy.

By day I'm the webmaster and art director for Eisenbrauns and by night I'm a husband of six years and father of four months. I've been riding for four years or so.

I pop over here whenever the sodomy in the Grandstands starts getting to me.
 

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Miss Judy here! :D

I’m originally from Georgia (Go Dawgs!). Moved to Phoenix in 1996 and then moved to Colorado (where I now live) in 1999. I raced Forumla Fords all over the Southeast with the SCCA, rode many snowmobiles and finally bought my first bike (2K R6) this past summer. Passed my MSF class, but not without incident :( and hit the streets and tracks shortly thereafter. 3600 miles, two tires and one brake lever later, I’m doing well. :thumb

God saved me in the 80’s but it wasn’t until the late 90’s that I really learned what it meant to walk WITH Him. Now I evangelize and witness whenever I can. I play the drums in my church band and I recently assisted with the start up of the Colorado Chapter of the CSBA. It’s the part of bike ownership that I enjoy the most!

I recently bought a full size Chevy Truck, so I’m ready to take the R6 along to meet some new friends and ride in some new places. Anyone want to let me come visit them?

I’m happily single; being married just didn’t seem to work for me. The CMR is like a family to me and I enjoy hanging out here. For those of you who don’t know the story, when I first joined CF, I posted a thought provoking Christian question in the Grandstands…. :eek. Some say I got “lost” that day; others wont let me live it down! :laughing

I love to practical joke and play around, so if you pick on ME………… I’m willing to fight back………… but go easy on me........... I'm just a girl! :D
 

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U can call me Al, cause most people do anyways even without my permission.

I like all people and hate all denominations. Its hard to find definits in life so when I find some I stick to them, and I'm a horrible speller.

I have a simple beliefe that simple things work and all complicated things, such as things compilcated by man are destined to fail. This works in engineering and in life. I'm an optimist and believe that the "truth floats" so just as in economics things look good in the long run, in otherwords chaos/trubulence (i.e. our lives) is temporary.

Also the older I get the more I realize that everyone is making it up as they go along! This is reasuring to me! :D .... anyways.

I'm getting married in March to Lora so my freetime is spend helping to oragnize a wedding that will take place 1100 miles away. Luckily the chair of the wedding organizing commitee is highly capable ans she knows what I like ;). Thank Hon! :)

I'm looking forward to 04, many things will be happening. In addition to the obvious related to the wedding ;), work will be exciting, the local chapter of the CSBA will be oranizing a great many!..... things that I'll get a chance to help with, our local "heathin" sport bike club is hopping as ever with many of the members racing this year and I'll be corner working whenever possible. I'll have my slightly tweeked RC back on the road in a couple of weeks, so things can only get better :D.

-al
 

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Miss Judy here! :D
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I recently bought a full size Chevy Truck, so I’m ready to take the R6 along to meet some new friends and ride in some new places. Anyone want to let me come visit them?
You can come visit the lost dogs of Indiana anytime you want! :D
 

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I have a similar philosophy as HozerKing, very simple in nature very straight foreword, man is not as complicated as he thinks, women are more complicated than they think they are.
I am the polar opposite of B.G. an optimist to the end believing that failure starts with self doubt, take what both of us say with a grain of salt and split the difference.

I have been riding for 28 years motocross, hair scrambles, street in observed trials, I was ranked nationally ranked #6 in the country in 97 in the 35 to 40 year old class. I have a business repairing sportbike plastic and a construction company that specializes in structural welding on building and bridges


I have been married for 26 years to my high school sweet heart, we met on the ski team in hight school. We are both Christians and accepted Christ while we were both still young I at 15 her at 16. we have two kids one still in college, Cathy and one that just finished, Russ. both my kids ride Russ has been on a bike since he could ride a two wheeler. Cathy found that guys dig chicks with bikes and has been an enthusiast since.

I am an admitted adrenalin junky
 

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Who I am and Whom I serve.

My name is Daniel. I was born in Natchez, Mississippi and raised in a town just outside of Tupelo called Shannon. My dad had his own trucking company and we moved to Alabama in 1976 when he won a contract with Revere Steel. About this same time the biker in me was born too. I left Alabama (gladly) at 16 (1978) and went to work with a company that had a “permanent” Dept. of Defense contract. I couldn’t do the “real work” until I was 18 and could get a clearance.

When I did get the clearance I saw 18 countries in 5 years and was certified as an instructor in “controlled demolition” (another oxymoron) and small weapons specialist. In the owner of that company was indicted so that ended that contract and I went to work for a Child Find Shadow Group out of Huntington Beach Ca. leading teams into Mexico to raid child porn and black market adoption compounds. We returned 17 kids and accounted for 36 others. The main child we were looking for we never found. The project got shut down by the State of California when they “asked” us to leave the state. My ex-boss got me a job at Heritage USA to “baby sit” Jim & Tammy Bakker as they were dumping the PTL Ministry and running to the hills. Gatlinburg Tennessee to be exact.

After that I was in Atlanta “babysitting” a well-known religious leader. Keep in mind, this was before I was a Christian, but that is why they hired me. I wasn’t hired for my political correctness, to say the least. They all knew I was an addict and a drunk, and apparently didn’t care. I was good at what I did, and that was stronger to them than my attitude, lifestyle, and habits. They knew I had no “religious problems” with blowing someone away. Our Uncle Sam’s civilian training had trained me in several layers on how to blow them up and or away.

In 1987 the job ended with me being arrested for almost beating someone to death after they hit me with a lamp. They were doing a lot of cocaine and booze that night (we all had) and one person started bleeding through their nose badly (too much cocaine at one time does that ) and I flushed all of their cocaine. When I did that, that person went off and caught me blind-sided with a mahogany lamp. Reflex, training, and anger kicked in at the same time and with a Jack Daniels booster I almost beat them to death.

What Satan meant to finish me off, God saw as a new beginning. I found out at a place called Reidsville (GA) that I had really been in prison a long time before they arrested me and I was set free while in the Georgia State Prison at Reidsville. January 3rd, 1992 I came to my knees and to my Savior and from that point forward I have been much like the new man that Paul was. Saul went to his knees and Paul came to be. Dirty Dan died and Daniel came to be. God is good!!

I was released from Ga. State Prison in June 1995 and within a few months had a lawn care business going. As a hobby of sorts I picked up used computers and monitors at garage sales and yard sales and fixed them. From that I was offered a job at a local ISP (internet service provider) and learned the workings of Microsoft software and Novell servers. After that company was bought out I had a few other computer and network support jobs
before I applied at a local NASA Contractor. That was 1998 and I have been a NASA Contractor ever since, with a high NASA Security Clearance. After the 9/11 attacks I was made “essential personnel” and am still listed as that since the war on terror appears to be escalating.

Most recently, I have suffered through a troubling divorce from my wife of 6 1/2 years. After her dad died, she has punted everything “God related”, including me. Even through this, God has stayed with me. I just rode up to Joelton Tennessee to hear a friend, Mike, preach. On the way up there I asked God to tell me either [1.] if it is my fault, what I did wrong (and) [ 2.] if it isn’t my fault, just tell me that flat out. Later, after arriving at the church, as Mike is talking and sharing he stops in his tracks and looks at me. He said “this is Daniel, a friend of mine from Huntsville. You would not believe what this brother has been through in the past few months because Satan consumed one close to him. And Daniel, it WAS NOT YOUR FAULT.”

From my mouth to God’s ear is nobody else, and from God’s mouth to my ear was a faithful servant who said what God said to say.

God is all you need.
Daniel
 

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Daniel, thanks for taking the time to tell your story,, WOW.. the stuff books are made of. A powerful testimony, a harrowing road, I will keep you in my prayers that the holy spirit help guide you through the tough times ahead and that something positive will come of your trials.. Welcome to the board..Bob
 

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Who am I?

My handle is Bike Dude. And as simple as that handle is, in the 2 years I've been using it, I still haven't seen anyone else use it. I'm kinda surprized to be honest.

Anywaaaay...I'm 43, been a Christian for about 22 years, fell away from the Lord for a loooong time, and 8 years ago, came back to the Son.... for good! :p

Married for 8 years, cycling for 1.5 years. My greatest struggle is to NOT make cycles and cycling an idol! God wants us to make him second to NOTHING; But He is still doing a work in me.

"Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6
 

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Oh heck, since I'm already here, even though I'm not a christian, might as well babble a little about myself. I'm Eugene, I'm currently 21 and in college. I'm originally from Moscow, Russia - moved to the US in '92 a about 2 months before my 10th birthday. I was brought up jewish but none of my family is religious - more of a tradition/heritage thing. Moving to the US not knowing a word of english and going to school was kinda rough - but I became fluent within 2 years, and unfortunetely don't even have an accent :(. Too bad, chicks dig guys with accents.

When it comes to religions I'm accepting of others and don't mind people of other religions, but I can't stand when people try to impose their reilgious views on me (or others) and try to convert. It really makes my blood boil - which is why you may notice me getting a little perterbed when you suggest that I should accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

As for riding, I just bought my first bike this winter - a ZX6R - yes, I was cocky and didn't start small, much to Racer X's dismay. But I'm responsible and have a brain, so I should be OK. And I guess you people can pray that I don't kill myself once spring comes along if you want. :D Doing a lot of closeout gear shopping now... only boots and pants left to go!

So that's that. You all seem like nice people and I'll probably visit this forum from time to time, so that'll be my introduction :) And I buess I'll be usurping the throne of resident heathen and infidel.
 

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Hey all and welcome to those that are new here. I'm Red Dawg,31, up here in Frozen Country (Maine -35 degrees). I've been riding since '97. Became a Born-again Christian in '97 also. My wife and I attend Calvary Chapel in Orrington. I was a member of a Motorcycle ministry for over a year, but just couldn't make the time to really get the state of Maine chapter up and running. I was an ordained minister, for less than a month, until I found out their true beliefs and I got the heck outta there. I ride for HIM. I am not afraid of showing that I am a Christian. I have patches on my vest and a Christian Fish on my bike. God gives me the strength to stand tall in my faith. My life is in His hands to do as He sees fit. JESUS Rules!!!!! :D
 
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