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  • grum
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    DBW puts in a strong performance here I think:

    Forgot to add that as well as the decent IT job, I drive a VAG estate (has lots of Audi bits bolted to it), own an Orange Five (1×9’d with a Reverb and massive wide bars) and have two woodburners, a full log store thats neatly arranged and a nice coffee maker. Oh and I wear Oakley specs. And I live in Calderdale. And I have a beard/gypo stubble.

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/tell-me-about-your-job/page/6#post-5431107

    I live in Calderdale, have a beard and woodburner but I struggle with the rest TBH. I have a Gransfors Bruks axe if that helps?

    Anyone else think they can beat DBW? And what would be the other criteria you would need to fit to do even better? Surely owning some sort of rigid single speed/fatbike preferably made by On-One is a biggie.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Starts myriad inane threads

    No offense Molly

    I think he’s a bit of a reformed character now, though he may have stolen Kryton’s login details for a year or so.

    Molgrips is probably too busy pushing his car home every night to post on here so much.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’m not sure whats becoming more STW-ey though – riding Orange Fives/steel hardtails around Calderdale or mincing around the South Downs on a 6″ full bouncer from Lapierre/Canyon etc.

    Erm, road bike surely.

    Even the Peaslake posing posse appear to be getting into road riding.

    grum
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    Oh I forgot one another thing I do score on – owning an original British made Record vice (no 1). 🙂

    DBW is still doing pretty well but there’s some other contenders.

    Anyone brew their own ‘craft’ beer (as well as fulfilling all the other criteria)?

    I think a Solarstorm X2 light is becoming de rigueur as well these days (tick). I think listening to 6 music is probably quite important also.

    Shibboleth
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    I’m a lesbian*, surely that makes me more stw??

    *trapped in a man’s body, naturally.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Could be because that’s the actual name of the Group that owns those Brands and is used worldwide?

    I knew that, but it’s a passat estate or an audi saloon. Just seems unnecessarily vague

    Plus, it’s a lot quicker to type…

    fair enough but I’m cynical that’s the reason.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Anyone brew their own ‘craft’ beer

    Yes

    mrblobby
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    Since joining STW my bike fleet has grown to include a Ragley, an On-One, a Nukeproof, a Planet X, a Cotic and a Giant. One of which may very well be a 29er. I think there may have been some STW influence here!

    Also got a Seiko 5, a Gaggia classic, an Iberital grinder, a VW and a Beemer. Oh and a wood burner.

    I wouldn’t consider myself as working in IT though most people would probably think I do.

    I ride more on road than off these days.

    I am however fairly skinny, have a full head of hair, and can’t grow a beard never mind how hard I try 🙁

    I am also slightly obsessed with bikes.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Hmm. Mrs Rickmeister

    Audi
    KTM 990
    Works in IT software development
    Orange 5
    2 bean to cup machines
    2 woodburners
    Chain saw
    Weisbier drinker
    Own log stack

    Can’t / dare not comment on beard….

    mightymule
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    Overweight – Check… 🙁

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    VAG Car, KTM 950, IT Job; One working open fire, the other “in progress”; Alpine 160, 29er; Real Ale; 5 Coffee devices + STW mug; Chickens; Border Collie; Record Vice, Winter Tyres swapped at precisely 7C, Skier and Boarder, Opinionated-done-everything-polymath.

    Shibboleth
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    Could be because that’s the actual name of the Group that owns those Brands and is used worldwide? Plus, it’s a lot quicker to type…

    Could it also be a case of people owning Skodas and VWs wanting people to think they might own an Audi?

    (2 x VWs here…)

    It’s because a VAG car is ladybits.

    iolo
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    Me
    I talk a lot of shit
    (Plus most others here)

    camo16
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    On the lifestyle/possessions front I’m a total bust.

    But if STW-ism is a state of mind I’m not doing so badly. 😉

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    also
    vag
    vw
    seat
    audi
    skoda

    so longer than one and the others are hardly war and peace compared.
    I’m sure if someone owned one of those other even longer named brands they wouldn’t be typing vag. Unless they couldn’t spell lambageeny bewgatty poorsh bentley.

    FTR I own a 4 wheeled hatchback 🙂

    rickt
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    Sounds like everyone wants to be like the STW stereotype!

    Otherwise people would stop going on about it… 🙂

    ps..In answer to the questions….. I have no beard but could grow one.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Perhaps the steroetypical STWer needs to feel part of the STW massive and therefore creates (regular) screens to benchmark him/herself against….

    ….therefore, Grum is the stereotypical STWer. QED.

    (except he takes better photos)

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    VAG motor: nope, old focus
    Orange 5: nope kona fanboi
    29er: nope, just got a 650ber tho
    Espresso machine and grinder: nope, not big on coffee, worked in a coffe factory for a while, not pleasant
    IT nerd: nope closer to NHS
    Real Ale wierdo: yes
    Beard: no
    Wood freak: no
    Lefty hand wringer: yes
    ‘Chunky’: yes
    Iphone; android for me
    Ipad: cheapo laptop
    late 30s: 🙁
    Argumentative: guilty

    Erm, I brew my own beer too. Its undrinkable filth but I try!

    Grum is the stereotypical STWer

    🙂

    I’ve met him. He’s not. Far too nice.

    emsz
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    It’s because a VAG car is ladybits.

    I almost hate to do this but….y’know I’m gonna anyway …using “ladybits” as a derogatory term isn’t cool, ok?

    VAG motor: My next car would be, but Hondaaaa for now
    Orange 5: Guilty
    29er: Nien
    Espresso machine and grinder: Negative
    IT nerd: Nope
    Real Ale wierdo: Yessir!
    Beard: Yes, has been known
    Wood freak: Yes – totes
    Lefty hand wringer: Maybe

    4.5 out of 9 – I’m not exactly pinning it really?

    Edit: ^ My joke wasn’t derogatory (*waves flag*) – just hopelessly daft and silly. Apologies if it read this way to you …my inane humour perhaps gets a little lost here.

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    DBW – when are we off for a ride again anyway? We can compare beards and have some kind of car park “I’m more STW than you” face off 🙂

    You can give me a go on your 5 so I can feel truly epicSTW

    Oh, and you can bring some of your homebrew!

    warton
    Member

    Plus, it’s a lot quicker to type…

    you must teach me how to type VAG quicker than VW

    grum
    Member

    I must agree that using the term VAG does seem a bit of an affectation.

    Erm, I brew my own beer too. Its undrinkable filth but I try!

    I think DBW has just won the thread after all – sorry guys.

    therefore creates (regular) screens

    Eh?

    I’ve met him. He’s not. Far too nice.

    Love you too, sexy.

    I don’t even know what a VAG is, let alone own one? 😳

    I shan’t attempt to answer this.. 😳

    tazzymtb
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    Well according to the stw hit list, I’m so un-stw I may as well depart for pastures new 🙂

    campkoala
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    Is it ok to use “fanny” as a derogatory term? I can never keep up with what’s cool or not 🙁

    I’ll just leave this here, shall I?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    VAG does seem a bit of an affectation.

    Not really as there’s a certain type of person who considers VAG vehicles to be classier than Fords, Vauxhalls etc. and buys into the reputation they (used to) have.

    Possibly someone who places image or perceived quality above performance, reliability or actual quality.

    Am I making any sense?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Well according to the stw hit list, I’m so un-stw I may as well depart for pastures new

    I think Tattoos should be on the list if that helps.

    Shibboleth
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    Not really as there’s a certain type of person who considers VAG vehicles to be classier than Fords, Vauxhalls etc. and buys into the reputation they (used to) have.

    It tends to be owners of VAG vehicles from lower down the food chain that refer to it as VAG, rather than owners of Audis. It’s a bit like saying you wear Armani when you have an Armani Exchange T-shirt and everything else is from Next.

    tazzymtb
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    Not sure about tats as most folk on here are un-inked…double posting though 😉

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    Is it ok to use “fanny” as a derogatory term?

    I hope so, it’s one of my favourite derogatory terms.

    And there are far more derogatory terms derived from male genitalia, if we’re going to have sexual equality in such matters we’d actually have to make up more front bottom-based ones.

    Listing things that you own as a vague attempt to establish how stw you are when in fact the only aim is showing off your niche, middle class, high earning credentials is in itself very stw.

    bikebouy
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    I think the only thing I have in common is a bit of stubble in a goatie stylee..

    😉

    Mrs Mitch has the car (not an Audi, a completely impractical 4×4), I have a completely impractical motorbike (harley streetbob).
    Ride a hard tail cannondale, I also have a full sus with far more suspension than I’ll ever need, and there’s a pitifully underused cyclocross bike in the garage.
    Tattooed and unshaven, and I work in the NHS (been a registered psychy nurse for twenty five years). Fancy coffee machine, but no woodburner.
    Used to own an orange (but not a 5). Not an atheist, and not sure if I believe in ghosts. Lefty, and used to enjoy the more physically robust aspects of anti fascism. Adopted kids,and one of my son’s is gay (my life’s like an extract from the Guardian some days).
    All in all, a bit of a mixed bag.

    Jason – yes. Must do that ASAP (although looking at November now!).

    Not sure about the beer – I’m afraid to decant it into something for fear of splashing it on myself and it burning through my skin.

    Listing things that you own as a vague attempt to establish how stw you are when in fact the only aim is showing off your niche, middle class, high earning credentials is in itself very stw.

    So be it 😀

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