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chris

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Location : London, England
Registration date : 2008-01-01

PostSubject: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:25 am

I realised today that I have been lurking here since January 2008 and have never posted anything or put up my profile. I have however learnt a great deal from reading the posts here. So many thanks for that and here is an intro.

I first smoked a pipe when I was 16 - a dodgy Tyrolean pipe picked up while skiing packed with either Condor or St Bruno. That did not work out.

Tried again in the mid-1980s as a result of spending a lot of time in Copenhagen where it seemed everyone smoked pipes. That was more successful and I picked up some great pipes there and also a few Fribourg & Treyer straight grains in England when their shop closed down. That lasted for a while but I didn't really know what I was doing - no informative websites back in those days. In fact no web at all! That came to a definite end when I was burgled and my pipe bag containing all of my pipes was amongst the items stolen.

Started again in December 2007 - third time lucky. Fortunately I discovered sites like this one and was able to pick up a great deal of information. The pipe smoking has been intermittent and mingled with cigars but I am now making efforts to wean myself off cigars apart from the occasional very decent one.

I was mainly smoking Balkan / English / Oriental blends but then discovered Grousemoor which has been a favourite ever since. I recently started checking out the Gawith Hoggarth Lakelnad Flakes and have fallen in love with Ennerdale.

So that is about it apart from one question. When I decided to put together my profile I discovered that I had originally signed up using what is now an obsolete email address but I cannot find a way to change that. Does anyone have the answer to that?

I hope that I may become a more useful member in the future rather than simply lurking and absorbing all of the great info here.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome to non-lurkerdom! I hope you enjoy posting as much as visiting, and that someone can help with the email problem.

"T"
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:47 am

Welcome in from the cold!
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:06 pm

It seems my usual "welcome aboard" would seem like a guest at a party welcoming the host, so let me just say I'm pleased to finally make your acquaintance. Very Happy
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ejames

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Age : 67
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:16 pm

Welcome Chris!!
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mike_68

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Age : 48
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:57 pm

Thanks for joining in..looking forward to your insights..
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hobie1dog

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Age : 61
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Welcome and it's about time you joined us officially.
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PipeLeisure

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Age : 40
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:55 pm

WOW took you long enough to join....WELCOME cheers
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Rob_In_MO

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Age : 44
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:50 pm

No sense in lurking, join in! We'd like to hear from you and your experiences so far.

Welcome to the Brotherhood.
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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:42 pm

You've been lurking longer than I've been a member!

Thanks for establishing yourself, and I look forward to your input.


Cheers,

RR
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:09 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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Natch

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Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:22 pm

Four years or lurking? Damn, Chris, we should have filed a restraining order on you by now! Laughing Welcome.

Natch
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dshpipes

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Age : 33
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

PostSubject: Re: Four years of lurking   Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:57 am

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
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