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ventoux

I miss smarauder....

Sad - I'm probably going to regret saying this, but hey, he was always good for a wind-up, wasn't he? and the way he could summon up posts that were complete & utter bollocks at the drop of a hat couldn't fail to impress, especially as he seemed to actually blieve what he was writing... anyone know where he's gone (unless it's the funny farm... Wink
ventoux

obviously no-one else does!!! Wink Wink Wink
Slapshot

I do!!!!

very weird!!!!
naspa

I miss some 'fearless predictions' in which he names 189 potential winners of the TDF
pantanifan

Ahh yes, but not all at the same time you see! When the Tour was reaching decision point last year, he would usually give us around 10 names to think of for the following day's stage, followed by another 10 names (including some but not all of the original 10) the next morning, and as the stage progressed he would update his "predictions" depending on who had broken away that day - all of which often gave him enough material to claim "I told you so" at the end of the stage and even if it didn't he would rejoice in the fact that nobody else had exactly predicted the stage results.
pantanifan

and in a shock development, smarauder returns to the BBC Laughing :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A20259830
smarauder68

Yes, I'm back!!!

The break up of the old BBC 606 cycling forum combined with my 6 week trip to Europe and the end of the cycling season resulted in my losing touch with all of my cycling mad friends in the same way that civil war separated Dr. Zhivago from Lara.....Tragic!!!

But now thanks to Crash84, we're all reunited for a tearful cyber hug....Oh, the horror of it all!

Let the onslaught begin!
pantanifan

good to see you here... you were the most spoken about non-member of this board until now Smile
smarauder68

There should be no mystery as to why I've been missed....I'm the voice of the "Ugly American" an easy target for the Euro-based masses to bash and cajole over...I'm the one you can attack, mock and exaggerate over and never have to worry about being PC...I'm also one of the few person's in either BBC 606 or now here whose not afraid to float predictions, conspiracy theories and expose American-haters...I'm the one that makes you feel good about hating Americans.

Without me, I'm sure its been rather boring around here.
bbnaz

STEP ASIDE HONEY.

Whilst you have been turning and twisting in the hinterlands, there have been plenty of yanks around to take up the gauntlet. So whilst you are a legend in your own mind/time, the circle keeps twirling........
pantanifan

smarauder68 wrote:
There should be no mystery as to why I've been missed....I'm the voice of the "Ugly American" an easy target for the Euro-based masses to bash and cajole over...I'm the one you can attack, mock and exaggerate over and never have to worry about being PC...I'm also one of the few person's in either BBC 606 or now here whose not afraid to float predictions, conspiracy theories and expose American-haters...I'm the one that makes you feel good about hating Americans.

Without me, I'm sure its been rather boring around here.


Aaah - fantastic. Look forward to having my views explained to me on other issues as well... Smile

By the way, you still don't eat enough cabbage or paprika for my liking Wink
Sooty

Have any of you read inputjoe's "contributions" to the 606 boards - he makes smarauder68 seem.... well, almost normal. There is also a guy on 606 called bewilderingsimmons....... and unsurprisingly his posts are bewildering, not helped by his appalling use of the English language!
Yes, we all know I'm a pedantic old twit. But it never ceases to amaze me how folks refer to David Miller, and Robbie MKewen etc etc.
EEEEE...... when I were a lad, you'd get a smack on the back of the calves with a cane if you couldn't spell - and that at age 5..... believe me, you made the effort.
ventoux

Sooty wrote:
EEEEE...... when I were a lad, you'd get a smack on the back of the calves with a cane if you couldn't spell...


Strange how we'd dread such a thing in our youth, but now we're all grown up we'd pay good money for.... whoops, giving away a bit too much there... sorry.... Wink
Sooty

You filthy sod - we'll have none of that talk here if you don't mind!
Motor Mouth

I never really knew him but from all the comments he feels like an old friend so I guess I'd like to say a belated "welcome back you old fart!"
last km

smarauder68 wrote:
There should be no mystery as to why I've been missed....I'm the voice of the "Ugly American" an easy target for the Euro-based masses to bash and cajole over...I'm the one you can attack, mock and exaggerate over and never have to worry about being PC...I'm also one of the few person's in either BBC 606 or now here whose not afraid to float predictions, conspiracy theories and expose American-haters...I'm the one that makes you feel good about hating Americans.

Without me, I'm sure its been rather boring around here.


Absolutely,

there's been an election you know.........where you been?
bbnaz

i think he went to Costa Rica when he retired from the military
last km

He kept that quiet, why there I wonder.........
bbnaz

I just remember when we were chatting during the Giro (I think) that he mentioned he had just about a month left in his hitch and he was planning to retire to an island or somewhere down in the Carib........
last km

Shame that, I kinda miss him, anyone got his e-mail address to get in touch ?
Monty28

last km wrote:
Shame that, I kinda miss him, anyone got his e-mail address to get in touch ?


Think he's still contactable by justcycling PM....he was in the NFL thread in the Coffe Lounge only about 2 weeks ago...
Slapshot 3

Maybe SM is Motor Mouth or another of the raid of WUMmers that seem have popped up recently...
last km

Maybe SM is Motor Mouth

I very much doubt it, sm was never afraid of going head to head with the real MJM or NASPA
chardon

Yeah, he wouldn't need to hide in another ID to say what he thought.
kathy

Smarauder joined the IM chat during the racing season.  He's online most days at some time or other.  Haven't you noticed that he only usually contributes on the forum aroung the time of the tour?  Because he's interested in betting on it, that's all Wink
chardon

So maybe he's had a windfall and is in some island paradise soaking in the sun and drinking tequila! Laughing

Seriously, yeah, he was there most of the time and I miss him too...
Mrs John Murphy

SM is currently retiring and relocating from the US to Europe - this is what I recall from his comments during the chat.

He said he was under-going a major life change. So he might also be having his gender re-aligned.
smarauder68

That's a good one, MJM!

But I think you're the only one on this forum that is torn about his or her gender....

Actually, I'm officially retired and getting ready to move to Heidelberg, Germany before the holidays....
chardon

Now that's a good move, and while you're in there, could you maybe lobby for the comeback of the Tour of Germany?  Very Happy  Good to see ya!
paperman

chardon wrote:
Now that's a good move, and while you're in there, could you maybe lobby for the comeback of the Tour of Germany?  Very Happy  Good to see ya!


Laughing

don't forget to start studying the route for the 2009 grand tours and get back with fearless predictions and time splits for each stage.  Wink
last km

I am still waiting for the SM Memorial Trophy presentation, I guess it will now be held in Germany, get those litre steins lined up  Laughing
last km

Anyone heard from sm or his crystalballs over the holidays ???
berck

He commented on the NFL link in the Coffee lounge

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