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Old 05-24-2010, 03:57 AM
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Figured it was about time I did an official intro thread after ~4 years Seems an appropriate time since I just changed my screen name too. I used to be xsmini, but now -Nik-. I was starting to get tired of the other name.

So anyway, my name is Nik Barbieri, I am married to my wife Debi, and have two kids, Jon (almost 17) and Kaitlynn, (13 1/2). We live in just outside of Bishop California, a small town on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains, about 4 hours from anywhere.

I work as a research scientist for the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District, a great job that is about 50% in the field, hiking, riding ATV's and 4x4ing. I oversee the operation of numerous data collecting sites as well as the operation of a dozen or so remote cameras. Its one of those jobs that has some new issue/ challenge every day. My wife is a Physical therapist at the local hospital. I could never do that job, I have to hand it to her.

As for hobbies - the MINI/ Mini's of course, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, photography, riding mules/ horses, and whatever else comes along that looks like a good time.

As for our cars - mine is an 03 Cooper S w/ a gazillion miles It was the first one in our county back in late 2002. Its modded some, the usual bolt ons and such It really hasn't changed since the pictures below, except that its has been lowered again, and I'm now running the stock s-lites (my son stole my wheels for his crx)
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We picked my wife's classic up in 2006 and have done some work to it since. It is now running strong and is her daily driver. About a year ago we had some financial decisions to make, she had to decide if she wanted to keep her Mini, or her Honda Pilot, we couldn't afford both. She chose the Classic Its my job to make sure it runs! So this is her daily driver.
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Thats about it. I love hanging around this place, and I have met some of you at various AMVIV's or Manic Mondays ( ok I made it there once)


As soon as I get some current shots of my 03, I'll start an official car thread too.

Nik
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:38 AM
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Sweet. Welcome officially. I remember you because of your classic. I remember that exact picture, actually. haha.

I'm loving all the official late "intro" threads. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:56 AM
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Welcome to you and your new name! Nice rides!!
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I remember you because of your classic. I remember that exact picture, actually. haha.
me too. that pic was my wallpaper for awhile.


glad to see the classics making their presence known on m|u...
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:30 PM
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Love the mini's!! Welcome...again!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:57 PM
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welcome welcome welcome, again!
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:59 PM
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oh hi there!
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:11 PM
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Glad you intro'd yourself. Can't keep up with these name changes. Time for a sig update....
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Sup Nik!
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welcome to the m|u (again)


I miss the high desert (sigh)
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:58 AM
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Ha ha! Thanks for the re-welcome guys!

Probably shouldmwork on a new sig too.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:09 AM
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haha, welcome!
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