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Hey Velonews orphans-is it true this forum is done?
Last Post 03/05/2014 09:16 PM by Frederick Jones. 40 Replies.
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79pmooney

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03/03/2014 04:07 PM
OC, if you are right, just ban me and inform UCI the troublemaker is gone. Specialized? We need to find an ACLU lawyer willing to take this on pro bono. And start twittering.

Ben
jookey

Posts:135

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03/03/2014 06:41 PM
-7 found out we are here and is shutting it down.
longslowdistance

Posts:630

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03/03/2014 08:13 PM
Or was it that weird guy who hated everyone and posted cool animal pics?
zootracer

Posts:277

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03/04/2014 11:45 AM
Was that "weird guy" bamboo or danboo, or whatever he called himself?

It would be a shame if this forum shut down. A place where everyone got along....
jrt1045

Posts:361

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03/04/2014 11:56 AM
both bamboo and danboo

wondered if he was the one with all the personalities? and the double decker Portand bike
Keith Richards

Posts:726

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03/04/2014 12:01 PM
Did danboo even make it over here?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
huckleberry

Posts:220

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03/04/2014 01:12 PM
You have to say his name 3 times...
dkri

Posts:80

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03/04/2014 02:32 PM
Whatever it is that Velonation is going through Steve has my sympathy, these niche ventures aren't easy to keep rolling. In any case, they've done some great reporting and punched well above their weight.

Meantime I haven't participated in the forum really at all lately. It's been a good and busy start to the year, with a trip to AZ in January (can not recommend The Cycling House highly enough - wonderful people and just an awesome week), followed by a move from DC to RI (putting the RI back in DKRI after nearly a decade), new consulting/contract job in addition to November which is threatening to become a monster, and trying to stay in some modicum of shape to get ready for racing this spring.

It's funny to move from a place where cycling culture runs as thick as it does in DC, to a place where it does not. There are all these ridiculous beautiful country roads near the south coast RI/MA border where you literally don't stop pedaling for multiple hours (my brake pads will last FOREVER!) and you never see anyone out on them. At all. Looking forward to racing to start so I can figure out where everyone's hiding. First a side trip to the far east starting Friday.

This is the only forum group that's ever been worth it for me. Shame if it goes.
formerly dkri
ChinookPass

Posts:429

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03/04/2014 02:59 PM
There are all these ridiculous beautiful country roads near the south coast RI/MA border where you literally don't stop pedaling for multiple hours (my brake pads will last FOREVER!) and you never see anyone out on them.


That's a great endorsement for RI/MA. Have to put that on my wish list.
Keith Richards

Posts:726

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03/04/2014 03:31 PM
DKRI...I spent a year detoxing and riding up in Rhode Island back in 94-95.

Easily the best riding I have EVER done on a regular basis. Riding out to Sciuate Reservoir...awesome riding.

But like you said. No riding culture. My landlord and co-workers would come in on Monday, 'Keith I saw you ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STATE on Saturday?!?!?"

But they know their Italian food up that way...man.

So are you moving November Bikes up that way?

Yeah....Steve did it right for as long as he could. So much competition on the interwebs now.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jookey

Posts:135

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03/04/2014 04:18 PM
Makes me want to ride around the reservoir right now, but it's too cold, there is snow on the roads and there are coyotes out there now. There is quite a bit of riding going on up here in the RI/MA/CT area. You just need to know where to look.
longslowdistance

Posts:630

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03/04/2014 05:48 PM
Huck, LOL!
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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03/04/2014 07:43 PM
Hi Gang,

Long time no see/hear/write. Life has been chaotic, but generally in a positive direction. And now that I finally check back in, y'all are talking about bailing!

To be honest, I think the main reason this site has not had the energy of the VN site is that the format is too divided up by topics. As frustrating as the VN site was, it did foster a freewheeling exchange of random ideas...some of them even bike-related. This site is fine if you want to check in for specific information, but not to hang and chat with your buds.

Now, I know this is likely to get me lynched, but what if Keith set up a Facebook Group for all us refugees? I've been connected with a couple of FB groups, and they actually work fairly well. Of course, the downside is that we will probably all discover far more about each other than we really want to....

Anyway, that's my $0.02.

Hugs,

Rachel
pabiker

Posts:80

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03/04/2014 10:13 PM
also haven't been around much.

I do agree with Rachel that too many topics make for a bad forum.

Said as much to Steve when we migrated and he said he'd monitor it. Definitely not complaining, by the same token I haven't been around much either.

Have a couple of Facebook groups going and I really feel that would be the best option for us VN ex-pats for now. You can lock it down as secure as you like. There will be no spam, no bots, easy to post pics and links; honestly, I don't see a downside.

If some Luddite here doesn't have a FB identity he/she could create it solely for the VN page and set preferences as such. Wouldn't be much different than creating a login here.
LouM

Posts:14

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03/04/2014 10:26 PM
Hey all.
Been around. But silent.
Recently retired last November and read this forum regularly with my morning coffee. Came over from VN. I can remember the Goatroper saga if that's an indication of how long I've been lurking. Not much to add to many topics. But I enjoy the reads just like I enjoy the rides.

LouM (formerly Yogi)
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