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    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
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    Smile My new name trailname, or . . . same great service!

    Hey everyboby,

    When I first joined the Forum I needed a "handle" or "nickname", so I made one up. I was starting
    to get into skiing, and the idea of backcountry skiing, plus when I went hiking it was almost
    exclusively in the mountains so the name Slopes seemed to fit. Done. But I've always been a
    fan of endearing nicknames given by others so the concept of trailnames was very appealing to me.

    Patiently I waited, sometimes not so patiently.

    So obviously the day has come, so here it is . . .

    :: drumroll ::

    Optimus

    (ta-da)




    So . . . it fits me. I would consider myself one of the "good guys" . . . posess some leadership
    qualities . . . I'm always "optimistic", and like to "optimize" my gear and techniques . . .

    The name was born when my buddy Mapkin (new member) saw me un-snap my down sleeves
    from my down vest, snap the vest to my down 2/3 UQ (converting it into a full UQ), slide the
    sleeves over my feet, and slide comfy cozy into the hammock.

    So Dear Mr. Moderators when you have chance, could you please change my username to reflect . . .

    My new Trailname !

    :: holding breath ::

    I'm so proud!

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    Sounds to be a fitting name to me. So let me be the first to say good by to Slopes and hello to Optimus.
    Terry

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    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
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    Poppabear - Thanks Terri

    Gargoyle - Dude, that pic is badass We have the same join date, if your posts weren't so
    good I'd ask you to slow down (you're making me look bad)

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    I Optimus, love your backpacking stoves....


    Crazy Hammock Lady

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    ur...should read Hi!


    Crazy Hammock Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slopes View Post

    Gargoyle - Dude, that pic is badass We have the same join date, if your posts weren't so
    good I'd ask you to slow down (you're making me look bad)
    Slow down...No way, I gotta catch Cannibal! Only about 4,000 more and I'll be there!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
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    Avalonmorn - I guess I should have researched the word optimus in the backpacking world . . . I'll just have to use the standard line. . .

    "no relation"


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    Dear Optimus,
    my buddy (trailname:Gargoyle) and myself would like to place an order with you for 7,895 Optimus stoves. We do not require any fuel at this time, but they however must have the ability to change form and become some other useful piece of equipment when not being utilized as a stove.

    And one last requirement....our expedition is departing the West coast of the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and that is why we have placed the order with you, since we have been advised that you could always be counted on when the going gets rough.

    BTW-Optimus sounds like a great name to describe you buddy.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
    Sean Emery

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    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
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    Barefootchild - "I'll do my best." :: wondering to himself, how close the weight of 7,895 Optimus stoves is . . . to a jeep ::

    Moderators - Thanks for the changes made . . . and for totally rocking out an awesome forum. Respect.
    Last edited by Optimus; 08-26-2010 at 23:33. Reason: Props

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