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    Cyburbian nuovorecord's avatar
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    "Allow myself to introduce...myself"

    Hi there, Cyburbanites. I'm another of those long-time lurkers finally coming out of the darkness and into the light of day. As a bit of an introduction, I'm not technically a planner; rather, I manage an alternative transportation program for a government agency. But so much of what I do is trying to work with the built environment, good or bad, and help people find ways to get around that don't involve solitude and the burning of dead dinosaurs.

    I'm fortunate to work in a state (Oregon) that is actively trying to plan and build itself in a more human (and humane) form. Not that it's perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we've done some pretty cool things here in terms of planning. We could lead the nation in percentage of cities successfully fighting off Wal-Marts!

    I'm particularly interested in bicycling, especially bike racing and hockey (Go Rangers!). And, though I'm a life-long Portlander, I think New York City is unquestionably the greatest city on the face of the earth! No offense to the other great cities of the world, but the Big Apple has it all. For better or worse, NYC epitomizes what I think an urban environment should be...interesting, multi-cultural, busy, alive, vibrant, historic, modern.

    Anyway, that's a bit about me. Happy Holidays to you all!

    Peace.
    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
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    Welcome from the among the many Midwesterners
    and
    a bicyclist and hockey fan.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian ludes98's avatar
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    Re: "Allow myself to introduce...myself"

    Originally posted by nuovorecord
    We could lead the nation in percentage of cities successfully fighting off Wal-Marts!
    Oh jeez another rule of Sam.

    Welcome! Another lurker ousted!

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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Welcome aboard from the land of famous potatoes.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
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    Welcome and enjoy.

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    welcome
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    welcome from another cyclist, as soon as I saw your name I knew you'd be cool.

    If only I could find some old mavic derailleurs....
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Welcome! Sounds like you've got a lot of common interests with our big-post-count guys and gals.

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    welcome from the land of many layers of guv'ment where sometimes you don't know the difference between your sewer district and your fire district, your library board and your school board, or your town board and your village board. did i mention counties and the state?
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Welcome and happy holidays!

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Welcome from the land of jandals, buzzy bees, Vegemite and kiwifuit. I look forward to visiting NYC some day.

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Welcome, and I got the tag line....good one.

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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to Cyburbia, nuovorecord!
    Hope you have fun here and stick around
    Cheers!

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    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
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    Welcome
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Welcome!

    Welcome!
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Cyburbian martini's avatar
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    Hello from yet another midwesterner, cyclist, and student(soon to be graduate). Hope to see good posts from you NR.
    You're more boring than you know.

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Good day and welcome from central NY state.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
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    Welcome

    I'd be interested in learning more about your efforts to incorporate alternative transportation programs for local governments.

    Welcome and happy posting.

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    Welcome
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Cyburbian DecaturHawk's avatar
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    Welcome. I appreciate your quote from Eddie Merckx, the great cyclist from my ancestral homeland of Belgium. I look forward to your posts and the inevitable dissing of recumbency.

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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    Welcome, you have an interesting job.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Hello and welcome.

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    Originally posted by DecaturHawk
    I look forward to your posts and the inevitable dissing of recumbency.
    Here is a recumbent rider recovering from the pre-purchase pre-frontal lobe removal operation. Had the surgery gone further they patient would have purchased a unicycle with a carbon-fiber fork.


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