PING: Velonews refugees
Last Post 06/04/2013 10:06 AM by Le Professeur. 225 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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05/07/2013 10:16 PM
Just thought I would start a thread to see who has migrated. Please check in if you have. To the Velonation members, there may a number of us coming over from the Velonews board due to an unmanageable amount of Spam on the board. Rest assured.....we come in peace!! We hope you don't mind our arrival.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
6ix

Posts:113

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05/08/2013 06:33 AM
I'm here! Looking around a bit and it's nice. No spam and some decent topics to start. I think we'll like it here. Kinda feel like an orphan walking into their new home.
Cosmic Kid

Posts:988

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05/08/2013 09:23 AM
LOL!! Hopefully everyone else gets their posting issues resolved. Sounds like there was some progress this AM.

Doesn't seem like anyone has posted in these forums for quite awhile. Didn't see any posts from 2013.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Keith Richards

Posts:701

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05/08/2013 04:45 PM
Hey Hey!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
CERV

Posts:145

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05/08/2013 05:16 PM
I'm here
dkri

Posts:68

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05/08/2013 05:49 PM
Hey look at that I'm here too. Thanks Steve.
formerly dkri
steve

Posts:119

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05/08/2013 05:57 PM
No worries, we're glad to have all of you on board! I'm manually assigning the permissions to post here, so new users might have a delay, but if anyone wants to send me an email as support@ our domain, I might get to you a bit faster. To avoid SPAM, it's probably best to keep it that way - at least for now.

Thanks again for the support everyone!
Steve
Entheo

Posts:316

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05/08/2013 06:13 PM
hello world!
Sweet Milk

Posts:93

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05/08/2013 06:15 PM
Well hello all!

Thanks Steve for taking the time to make this work!
zootracer

Posts:264

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05/08/2013 06:17 PM
I'm here (I think)
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

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05/08/2013 06:25 PM
I'm in. Whoohoo! Now how does one post pics?
huckleberry

Posts:215

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05/08/2013 06:29 PM
Yahoo! I'm in...
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

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05/08/2013 06:31 PM
Check Easy enough!
CarbonGecko

Posts:38

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05/08/2013 06:31 PM
I'm in
cabron fiber

Posts:17

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05/08/2013 06:32 PM
Hey!
ShaneS

Posts:5

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05/08/2013 06:35 PM
Hey chaps, welcome on board - glad to have you here!
durielk

Posts:41

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05/08/2013 06:40 PM
I'm In....
ChinookPass

Posts:406

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05/08/2013 06:47 PM
Yo
jmdirt

Posts:656

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05/08/2013 07:03 PM
Why is this in the road thread?
Funk

Posts:21

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05/08/2013 07:05 PM
Checking in as well . . .
Habanero

Posts:10

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05/08/2013 07:10 PM
Made it!!
madvax

Posts:48

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05/08/2013 07:17 PM
I'm in!
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/08/2013 07:49 PM
Looks like fleas jumping off a dead dog around here!
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
Dale

Posts:444

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05/08/2013 08:13 PM
Well, whadda 'ya know? The gang's all here

Formerly watermoccasin
bobswire

Posts:290

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05/08/2013 08:31 PM
I'm in! Image test > WORKS GREAT!!!!!
The Short White Guy™

Posts:56

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05/08/2013 08:39 PM
And, not one to be overlooked, I'm here too.
Habanero

Posts:10

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05/08/2013 08:44 PM
I tried posting a pic and no dice. What's the protocol?
bobswire

Posts:290

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05/08/2013 08:48 PM
Dave I had no problem just used tinypic like I always do. I can't figure out how to post my
image on the side like yours though.
pabiker

Posts:80

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05/08/2013 08:49 PM
Just dropping in:
steve

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05/08/2013 08:53 PM
@bobswire - try this link to update your pic

http://www.velonation.com/My-Profile/Profile-Settings.aspx

I'll do some reorganizing over the weekend to make things easier for everyone to work with - we had written off the forums so it needs some work and there are other features that should probably be removed.

Thanks!
Steve
pabiker

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05/08/2013 08:57 PM
Steve,

Thanks for having us.

FYI - we had it down to two Forum sub-categories: Everything and then Everything Lance. If you don't need all of these existing categories neither do we.

My experience is that they can get too fragmented and are rarely, if ever, used.
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/08/2013 08:58 PM
Steve,

How about an Off-Topic section for talking about music, motorcycles and general mayhem?

Thanks,
George

I like PA's idea! Lance and Non-Lance
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
billygoat

Posts:14

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05/08/2013 08:59 PM
Seems like I can post here now!!
pabiker

Posts:80

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05/08/2013 09:00 PM
Hab post a pic like the old Velonews way. img linkage /img but bracket the img sections. Now, tell me lonews way: how you got a profile pic?
smokey52

Posts:76

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05/08/2013 09:11 PM
I forgot I joined in Nov 2010. Amazing that I remembered my password.
Last weekend was beautiful for riding, but more beautiful for cleaning and staining the back deck. Maybe I could have done both, but I didn't want to sleep on the couch.
smokey
bobswire

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05/08/2013 09:12 PM
Thanks Steve, much appreciated.
steve

Posts:119

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05/08/2013 09:15 PM
@bobswire - glad to help!

@George - Off-Topic is now there - it's just below the Road section...
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/08/2013 09:17 PM
Thanks Steve
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
steve

Posts:119

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05/08/2013 09:18 PM
np George.
JRH2

Posts:17

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05/08/2013 09:58 PM
Woo hoo!

Thanks for getting us signed on, Steve.

DavidsonDuke

Posts:6

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05/08/2013 09:59 PM
Well . . . we'll see how it goes. I'm already missing the Louis Vuitton ads.
Patched Tube

Posts:29

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05/08/2013 10:10 PM
TEST TEST... Migration complete
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
Cosmic Kid

Posts:988

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05/08/2013 10:26 PM
Sounds like we are well on our way!!

Thanks, Steve for allowing us to crash your board.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

Posts:444

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05/08/2013 10:28 PM
How do you add a photo to your profile?
steve

Posts:119

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05/08/2013 10:40 PM
@Cosmic Kid - great to have you all here!

@Dale - go here: http://www.velonation.com/My-Profile/Profile-Settings.aspx - I'll make things easier, just haven't had a chance yet.

sj
Oldfart

Posts:438

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05/08/2013 10:46 PM
Say. Can I interest anyone in some nice Louis Vuitton luggage?
Gonzo Cyclist

Posts:196

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05/08/2013 11:28 PM
I'm in, just need to get my Conquistador Pic in there!!
smokey52

Posts:76

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05/08/2013 11:33 PM
Steve,
Thanks for helping with the migration. Does your forum have provision for sending private messages to individual members?
Also, is VeloNation a UK site? The timestamp and news articles with "s" instead of "zed" give that impression.
smokey
Gonzo Cyclist

Posts:196

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05/08/2013 11:44 PM
OK, got my pic with my new Aero Helmet on, does it take a bit to get it in there?
Steve, Thanks a ton, this place is looking pretty good!!
durielk

Posts:41

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05/09/2013 12:28 AM
this.... http://www.velonation.com/My-Profile/Profile-Settings.aspx

takes me to a page, and none of the colored text works, so no avatar
Dale

Posts:444

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05/09/2013 05:01 AM
Smokey-- to send a PM click on the individuals forum name to open the link for a PM
pikeHillRoad

Posts:95

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05/09/2013 07:27 AM
Right - I am in now too. Thanks KR and Cerv and of course, Steve.
Spud

Posts:181

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05/09/2013 07:48 AM
I just had to use this profile picture.
pikeHillRoad

Posts:95

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05/09/2013 08:04 AM
@Spud! Now we know who red skinsuit guy really is. Thanks..?
Entheo

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05/09/2013 08:34 AM
where's the refrigerator and the couch?

thanks steve for hosting us. agree with others that we're a simple lot and really only need one or two categories.

link test: http://www.velonation.com/ (how do i make links 'hot'?)

image test:
cycling chick

Posts:68

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05/09/2013 08:42 AM
Woot! Woot! I am in!
THE SKINNY

Posts:343

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05/09/2013 09:12 AM
i feel like i just got rescued from the dog pound.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
durielk

Posts:41

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05/09/2013 09:25 AM
OK, IE10 does not work well with this forum. Finally got my avatar up with Chrome.
nightfend

Posts:48

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05/09/2013 10:26 AM
I can post now. Great.
Big DanT

Posts:17

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05/09/2013 11:03 AM
Looks like I too can post

Dan
C2K_Rider

Posts:168

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05/09/2013 11:09 AM
so this is where eveyone is hiding...
THE SKINNY

Posts:343

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05/09/2013 11:10 AM
is this site easier to post pictures? i was too dense to figure it out before.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Orange Crush

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05/09/2013 11:43 AM
Hi Steve Many thanks for getting us refugees into the OK Corral in such short order. One question, is it possible to make the list under "latest forums posts" (to right of screen) longer and to order that list (top to bottom) according to latest replies? That would make it real quick to see which posts are "hot" without having to navigate into the different categories. Cheers Jos
LouM

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05/09/2013 11:49 AM
Hey all!!
Formerly "Yogi" here. I tried to resolve getting onto VN for a few years and just finally gave up and just lurked and laughed. Looks like I'm OK here.
LouM...
CERV

Posts:145

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05/09/2013 11:51 AM
I've been using the 'active topics' link
right under the big blue 'Velonation User Forum' banner
canucklehead

Posts:11

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05/09/2013 11:56 AM
canucklehead in the house.
i wonder if that guy who faked his death a few years ago and had his wife come into the forum to tell everybody is still here...
smokey52

Posts:76

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05/09/2013 12:15 PM
Goatroper?
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

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05/09/2013 01:14 PM
Thanks Cerv. That's exactly what i was looking for.
hackmechanic

Posts:8

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05/09/2013 03:05 PM
Oh, hello.
w4ta

Posts:1

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05/09/2013 04:35 PM
Was a lurker on VN fourm... now a lurker over here.
OlmoRider

Posts:4

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05/09/2013 04:52 PM
Hi all, commuter picture test :-)

 photo P4299199_PH169_zps71cae737.jpg
jookey

Posts:129

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05/09/2013 05:03 PM
in like flynn...
now where am i going to find deals on a nice louis vuitton handbag or a authentic chinajersey?
sarpin

Posts:2

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05/09/2013 05:24 PM
testing, testing...
steve

Posts:119

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05/09/2013 05:40 PM
@smokey52 - timezone should be okay now (it was for me).

tx,
sj
spin cycle

Posts:7

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05/09/2013 06:19 PM
I'm in! Never thought I'd leave, I guess change is a good thing. Good race coverage as well.
Phurba

Posts:1

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05/09/2013 06:30 PM
Occasional poster at VN, hopefully more here
SideBySide

Posts:144

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05/09/2013 06:40 PM
I'm in.
79pmooney

Posts:1025

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05/09/2013 06:54 PM
Seems I'm in also. Low standards here! Who was it that said he wouldn't belong to any club that would accept him?

Ben
Hillwimp

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05/09/2013 07:14 PM
Haven't contributed much over the years at VN but it's certainly refreshing to have a "clean" site. Good idea on the migration..........
lochness

Posts:47

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05/09/2013 09:24 PM
Can I post? Yes, I can! I must be logged in, too, then!
lochness

Posts:47

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05/09/2013 09:25 PM
oooh, and look, the avatar of my little dog came, too!
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/09/2013 09:30 PM
Lochness, is that an Australian Shepherd?
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
KootnaMoots

Posts:16

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05/09/2013 09:30 PM
KootnaMoots Here...Couldn't let Bobswire be the oldest
lochness

Posts:47

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05/09/2013 09:40 PM
@ geosurf: Naah, she's a mutt, scion of two mutts, themselves well-placed within a mutt lineage. But definitely some aussie, some border collie, and even, based on behaviors, some lab and maybe german shepherd as well. And she's got a wicked sense of humor, in that she brings our neighbor all our socks, and bring us all his bandanas.

Pictures we need to decorate the new home: Stronz's bike, red skinsuit guy, anything else?
Ze Diesel

Posts:1

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05/09/2013 10:12 PM
Yo!
Bodynazi

Posts:51

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05/09/2013 10:32 PM
I made it!

BN is in the house
CERV

Posts:145

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05/09/2013 10:46 PM
For anybody who doesn't want their real name showing up when people read the forum without lgging in......

"My Profile" on the top blue bar
"Profile Settings" on the blue bar under that
"change" on the top right, next to NAME

I changed mine to be the same as my forum name.
eurochien

Posts:37

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05/09/2013 10:50 PM
Looks like I'm in. Buh-bye VeloNews Phorum.
mondonico

Posts:32

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05/10/2013 12:10 AM
Is this on? Gee, I have been reading the race, equipment, articles here for a long, long, time. Never bothered with the forums because, well no one else did either. Now it looks like an Invasion.

I feel sorry for Velonews. Been there for a long time. Hope to enjoy this site as much.

Thanks to the powers that be for letting us migrate. Someone should organize a virtual group ride this weekend to celebrate our new home. Hell, I'll bake cookies!
KidWok

Posts:2

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05/10/2013 12:55 AM
Oh good....we can still call it VN forum. I've been spending a lot more time at Paceline lately...hope this place takes off.

Tai
MattJ

Posts:1

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05/10/2013 12:59 AM
Woohoo. Finally made it!
jacques_anquetil

Posts:202

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05/10/2013 08:44 AM
yay! hi everyone!
gabbard

Posts:25

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05/10/2013 10:03 AM
Logged in and seems to be working fine.
LouM

Posts:14

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05/10/2013 10:23 AM
Hey?????? I don't see any SPAM over there. Are the Mods still cleaning??
LouM...
stephenb

Posts:3

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05/10/2013 12:31 PM
made the move too...now I have somewhere new to lurk ;-)
Hoshie

Posts:111

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05/10/2013 01:19 PM
Hey there - how are the new digs?
inmoeshinn

Posts:7

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05/10/2013 02:14 PM
Why not.......
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/10/2013 02:47 PM
Just came to my mind. If any member knows how to contact Charles Pelkey. You may want to drop him a line and tell him where we've gone.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
KidWok

Posts:2

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05/10/2013 03:20 PM
Posting pictures...same codes here eh?

Test test...My new Merckx...



Tai
Keith Richards

Posts:701

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05/10/2013 03:25 PM
Funny how quickly the crew jumped ship.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
inmoeshinn

Posts:7

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05/10/2013 03:35 PM
Once again....in
iamus72

Posts:3

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05/10/2013 04:12 PM
Well I guess I'll have to see how much I do or don't post to this forum now. Considering that the other VN forum has become a den of inequity (or is it sin?) I'd feel all alone talking to me, myself and I.
Entheo

Posts:316

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05/10/2013 04:16 PM
Posted By Geosurf . on 05/10/2013 02:47 PM
Just came to my mind. If any member knows how to contact Charles Pelkey. You may want to drop him a line and tell him where we've gone.


you should be able to reach him here: info@redkiteprayer.com
mtnbkr

Posts:16

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05/10/2013 04:31 PM
Looks like I'm in -- hooray for no spam! Thanks to Keith, Steve, and others who are helping in the migration -- and CK for this thread.  Cheers!
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/10/2013 05:30 PM
Appears I made it in in under one day. Cheers to all....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
Master50

Posts:217

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05/10/2013 05:32 PM
I am posting and the forum recognized me too
fred2000

Posts:1

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05/10/2013 05:33 PM
Fred2000 present
Ride On

Posts:417

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05/10/2013 05:45 PM
What the heck I moved over and changed my name for the fun of it
12x23

Posts:15

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05/10/2013 07:10 PM
Still 12x23, though 12x23's now 50/34 11x25, dictated by NE Ga terrain.
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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05/10/2013 08:43 PM
Testing, testing...is this mic on?
Keith Richards

Posts:701

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05/10/2013 08:44 PM
Rachel! Good to see you young lady!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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05/10/2013 08:55 PM
I feel like a refugee. Nice looking place though. Thanks for helping make it happen.

How do I post my avatar? I can see a place for it on my profile page, but I can't seem to paste the link there.
bobswire

Posts:290

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05/10/2013 09:10 PM
Posted By Rachel Hamilton on 05/10/2013 08:55 PM
I feel like a refugee. Nice looking place though. Thanks for helping make it happen.

How do I post my avatar? I can see a place for it on my profile page, but I can't seem to paste the link there.

Wrong advice re-edited it below.
bobswire

Posts:290

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05/10/2013 09:17 PM
Posted By Rachel Hamilton on 05/10/2013 08:55 PM
I feel like a refugee. Nice looking place though. Thanks for helping make it happen.

How do I post my avatar? I can see a place for it on my profile page, but I can't seem to paste the link there.

Rachel,go back to your profile page then click your mouse over the blank avatar and it should take you to a larger blank avatar,once there click  "change" ,then it should give you a place to upload a pic from your desktop.
jacques_anquetil

Posts:202

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05/10/2013 09:24 PM
has band member shown up yet? he/she is so happy to be queen over at the old site.
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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05/10/2013 09:34 PM
Thanks, Bob. I tried that, but I can't click on the "blank" profile pic.
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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05/10/2013 10:03 PM
Woohooo!!! Got it! Thanks!
Allez Allez

Posts:2

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05/10/2013 10:05 PM
Visit often, but post infrequently. Nice to see the familiar names here. Mark
velofellow 2.0

Posts:27

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05/10/2013 10:27 PM
I'm finally here.  Got here before Wiggo!  Still no sign of him.
steelbikerider

Posts:40

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05/10/2013 11:41 PM
I'm here now
rew11willie

Posts:1

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05/11/2013 09:54 AM
I'm here and I can post!
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." (William Faulkner)
ElleSeven

Posts:48

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05/11/2013 12:51 PM
Coffee, coffee!
RNDDUDE

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05/11/2013 02:15 PM
Anyone who has updated your avatar....in my preferences page, there is no blank avatar to click on, similar to what Rachel first said earlier. There IS a line for "Avatar" but clicking around that area does not give me a "change" option. Help please from those who have been successful. I am using IE, maybe that is the problem....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
THE SKINNY

Posts:343

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05/11/2013 02:17 PM
you have to pick the 'my profile' at the blue menu bar at the top of the page.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
RNDDUDE

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05/11/2013 02:27 PM
Skinny, thanks, that got me into the correct area, but now I am having this issue....the avatar has to be in .jpg, and mine is .jpeg so how would I make a correct copy in the necessary format?
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
Tortue Volante

Posts:22

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05/11/2013 03:33 PM
RNDDUDE, I had the same problem. I saved a copy of the .jpeg file to my desktop, and renamed it with a .jpg suffix. They both work the same as far as opening the picture, but for some reason, the software here does not recognize the .jpeg suffix.

Hope that helps.

Rachel
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/11/2013 03:46 PM
Rachel, thank you!
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
8art8

Posts:9

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05/11/2013 05:24 PM
cheers all; took a bit to get here, I had to *show* Keith something...
CERV

Posts:145

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05/12/2013 12:05 AM
Man,
was just going through the velonation community section.
Velonews refugees are 17 pages deep. 120 members have made the jump so far. Almost all names that I recognize as 'regular' posters from over there too.

So much for velonews being down to only a 'handful' of regular posters.
79pmooney

Posts:1025

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05/12/2013 02:19 AM
TV and RNDDUDE, I'll bet the software is old and only recognized the first 3 letters of the file type. It sees .jpe and says "I never saw that before!"

And CERV, we all know that we are, for the vast majority of us, highly irregular people. (For one, most of us own multi thousand $$ bicycles. Regular folk don't.) So, by that definition, the only regular posters at Velonews are those Chinese spammers. (I'm guessing band member, flicker and the other hangers on are as irregular as we are with regard to bicycles.)

Ben
vtguy

Posts:222

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05/12/2013 06:04 AM
Just logged on at 6:00 a.m. and...NO SPAM!!
steve

Posts:119

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05/12/2013 06:18 AM
@vtguy - I'll just keep it as a manual add so it stays that way - 6:18 and I'm about to pick up my Louis Vuitton shipment from China...once I see what's in there, I'll post the contents to see who's interested...

sj
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/12/2013 07:34 AM
Steve, don't forget the "Dr. Dre Beats" and the "China Jerseys"
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
Entheo

Posts:316

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05/12/2013 07:41 AM
Posted By steve. on 05/12/2013 07:34 AM
I'll just keep it as a manual add so it stays that way

keeping it manual -- good idea steve. thanks again for providing sanctuary for us refugees; much nicer forum software. just a thought... a read-only FAQ section so folks understand the sign-up process (e.g. approval latency due to spam protection manual method etc.), rules of the road, etc. BTW, i think many of us encountered a technical error message upon signup that didn't really affect the signup but made us question whether our registration took or not. anyway, i know we've swamped you, so thanks again for being such a gracious host.
jimmybagadonuts

Posts:7

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05/12/2013 11:50 AM
Jimmybagadonuts is in the house as well.....formally Froggy from Velonews. Good to see you all here.
DavidsonDuke

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05/12/2013 12:17 PM
My sense is that VeloNews is happy with their Facebook-related comments on articles feature, and that the forum was not meeting their needs. I like Zinn articles, for instance, and there are always lots of comments on what he writes.
steve

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05/12/2013 02:24 PM
@geosurf - sorry, no "Dr. Dre Beats or China Jerseys" ... I'll keep my eyes peeled for you...

@Entheo - thanks, I'll work something out for an FAQ - with respect to the "Rules of the Road", I'm thinking of starting a thread on that so we can discuss and come up with some simple guidelines together. I don't think it should be too complicated, but I'd appreciate feedback from those with insight here if you don't mind. You have all seen the problems on the boards in the past, and if we can set this up for success from the start I think it will be in all of our best interests.

Thanks,
Steve
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/12/2013 02:48 PM
Posted By Steve Jones on 05/12/2013 02:24 PM
@geosurf - sorry, no "Dr. Dre Beats or China Jerseys" ... I'll keep my eyes peeled for you...

@Entheo - thanks, I'll work something out for an FAQ - with respect to the "Rules of the Road", I'm thinking of starting a thread on that so we can discuss and come up with some simple guidelines together. I don't think it should be too complicated, but I'd appreciate feedback from those with insight here if you don't mind. You have all seen the problems on the boards in the past, and if we can set this up for success from the start I think it will be in all of our best interests.

Thanks,
Steve

Well, there go the plans for my wife's best Mother's Day ever. 
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
stronz

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05/12/2013 05:38 PM
I finally got approved and I am here. Looks like a cool place. Cheers everyone!
ElleSeven

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05/12/2013 06:02 PM
I would have signed up here years ago if I'd known that the moderator had previously played guitar for the Sex Pistols!
jacques_anquetil

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05/12/2013 06:05 PM
oh man. this right here is comedy gold. flicker, bm and polish all stayed behind and are holding down the fort.

http://forums.competitor.com/topic/96288

http://forums.competitor.com/topic/97666
79pmooney

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05/12/2013 07:36 PM
Yeah, I commented on that on "Who's been back?". Pretty funny! They agree the spam is much bettercompany than we are.

Ben
Keith Richards

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05/12/2013 08:42 PM
It is pretty surreal over there.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Tortue Volante

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05/12/2013 10:16 PM
It breaks my heart. I loved that place. At least most of the regulars have survived the move.
Keith Richards

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05/12/2013 10:31 PM
http://forums.competitor.com/topic/98009

Wow. 7tdf SoL showed back up looking for Danboo. It is like they are running wild in an abandoned house or something.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Dale

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05/12/2013 11:06 PM
It's worth popping in over there once a day just to stare at the train wreck. Man, what a freak show!
Entheo

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05/12/2013 11:06 PM
it's like mad max and the thunderdome over there; real post-apocalyptic stuff.
archistu

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05/13/2013 12:45 AM
archistu checking in.
pikeHillRoad

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05/13/2013 07:17 AM
@TV - I agree on the demise. I still drift that way, then catch myself. I also must say, I still think

"Its too early to check the forum because it will be spam city"

so the damage done over the past few months has lingered... At least I know it will get better. Again , thanks, Steve.
Master50

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05/13/2013 10:25 AM
Unfortunately this has been Velo's trajectory for a long time. Sorry to see the decay. Feels odd to suddenly move to a new site and establish the community here. And what of the regulars that were here first. I hope we all get along.
vtguy

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05/13/2013 12:19 PM
I live next door to the town where Velonews was founded and know Barbara and Bob George, so I take no pleasure in seeing what Velonews has become. The sorry state of their forum is a symptom of the decline in the magazine.
Yo Mike

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05/13/2013 12:58 PM
Hey, all. I looked at the old VN forum this AM and is is just as Keith and others described. Not sure I'll bother to look again. Kinda like gawking at a roadside accident.

I'm still unsure as how to post pics and make live links. Can anyone fill em in or link to a tutorial?
79pmooney

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05/13/2013 01:18 PM
I just flipped to the Velonews front page. The banner that came up first? 1-800-GOT-JUNK?!!! Sums up the state there rather well.

Ben
Keith Richards

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05/13/2013 01:26 PM
Just checking on how to post pics.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
ElleSeven

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05/13/2013 02:24 PM
I pretty much gave up on the VN forum because of those characters. Not from dudgeon so much as boredom, and the sense of being hit on the back of the head over and over with a plastic hammer. Not to make this nice new location "about" them, but isn't it inevitable that they'll show up here too? At least once the elation of having the old one all to themselves has worn off?
Cosmic Kid

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05/13/2013 02:53 PM
At least today there was some SPAM that was trying to push knock-off bikes....I larfed pretty good at that one.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
79pmooney

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05/13/2013 03:39 PM
I've been dissing Velonews, but like Terrapin and others, I find its decline sad. When I was racing, Velonews was the only source for racing news. I never subscribed, but I did devour every copy that crossed my path. I didn't know the Georges, but we all knew of them. Charles Pelkey twice E-mailed me with information. There was a real passion for bike racing. It wasn't about the bottom line or stockholders And for years, virtually all the regulars on the forum were passionate about riding. There were some real differences, but when it came down to what was important, we all got on our bikes. And that included the Velonews management.

There is still passion among those who work at Velonew but I bet they see (and struggle with) the same disinterest at teh top.

Ben
Orange Crush

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05/13/2013 03:51 PM
For me its always been about the inhabitants, not so much the house; then again I never had the long history with VN.

But this begs the question, how can we help Steve out creating (maintaining) that same sense of community here and also, help achieve Velonation's vision and objectives.
THE SKINNY

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05/13/2013 04:33 PM
once a year we should go crash someone else's forum just for kicks.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
geosurf

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05/13/2013 05:16 PM
THE SKINNY-FTW!!!!!! I really like that idea!
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
Ibex

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05/13/2013 06:48 PM
I was determined to stay on Velonews and hangout there just because it was home, now I see only Polish/Flicker/7Spears and band member are posting to himself.....in real estate location is everything. The neighborhood began to get real run down.....I had to move
geosurf

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05/13/2013 07:49 PM
+1 Keith on the "C'mon Son!" greeting card you left for them.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
pabiker

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05/13/2013 08:37 PM
Ok, it's official I just changed my homepage from Velonews Forum to here. Their stupid Amgen pop-up was the last straw.

Make me click on something extra just so I can get to the place that I wanted to go in the first place? Lame.
cycling chick

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05/13/2013 09:22 PM
Welcome, pabiker!
BuffFan

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05/13/2013 09:52 PM
I can finally post!!
laurentja

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05/13/2013 11:02 PM
Still spinning...
stinkyhelmet

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05/14/2013 07:06 AM
stinky is in the house!!
jrt1045

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05/14/2013 09:05 AM
This is Jah, finally escaped. Not even sure if my name transferred over. We shall see
jacques_anquetil

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05/14/2013 09:55 AM
oh man. I pop over to the old forum once a day just to see what's happening and it ain't pretty. the remaining humans are drowning under the weight of the zombie hordes, with no firepower left to help control the proliferation.

jrt1045

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05/14/2013 10:07 AM
Changed my homepage, too. Just think, no more chain lube reviews. Thinking Zinn might be a zombie

Jah
tommaso

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05/14/2013 12:51 PM
I was mercian on the velo news forum...since I'm about to sell my mercian thought a change to my last remaining road bike, a tommaso, would be in order...only posted a little at the old place...mostly read...it's a sad thing to see, the old forum...i wonder if someone over there will finally close it down?...

anyway, just wanted to say hi...
Spud

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05/14/2013 01:16 PM
Post a pic of that Tommaso.
C2K_Rider

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05/14/2013 01:50 PM
I think it's clear that VN is putting their eggs in the facebook basket. Nothing but spam on the forum. Articles, however, have a lot of facebook responses. Getting with the times, I guess, and, really, why would they care about a bunch of old-timer cyclists bitching about various things!?!?!
tommaso

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05/15/2013 12:12 AM
Posted By Mark Cormier on 05/14/2013 01:16 PM
Post a pic of that Tommaso.

For sure in the next week or so. Leaving today for a few days. And it's raining here. I'll wait on a sunny day and take some pics.
Spud

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05/15/2013 04:03 PM
I haven't seen GJanney in here yet. I know he was supposed to be up in Phoenix this week getting some miles in. It's been HOT and WINDY here this week.
Orange Crush

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05/15/2013 04:28 PM
Spud - on this last post on the old site, I told GJanney to join us here which he said he'd do. he seemed to have the error message issues some of us here at with registration; pretty funny for a guy in his line of work :-)
Orange Crush

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05/15/2013 05:33 PM
Hi Keith or Steve: GJanney finally managed to figure out how to sign up on this site after I prodded him on FB :-)

Can you have him authorised?

Cheers.
Orange Crush

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05/15/2013 05:33 PM
This place suffers from dp's too?!? Are we contageous
steve

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05/15/2013 06:51 PM
Got it, sometimes there will be a delay for approvals, but it beats the alternative unless you're having Louis Vuitton withdrawal!

thanks!
sj
Keith Richards

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05/15/2013 10:38 PM
According to the Velonews forum, Hollister is in, Louie V is out!!!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Nick A

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05/16/2013 08:38 AM
Yo, yo, yo. WHASUPPPP??!!
Ussi Lumi

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05/16/2013 09:28 AM
Hello hello.

Cheers,

DP
Scanz

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05/16/2013 11:08 AM
Some of you may remember me. Funny thing is I was unable to log into the Velonews forum for about the past 3 years so I've been a chronic lurker. This looks like a nice place to be. Shame what's happening over at the old diggs. Anyhew--"Hello."
79pmooney

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05/16/2013 11:37 AM
Welcome back, Scanz!

Ben
SideBySide

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05/16/2013 03:45 PM
Should one of the mods from over there create a sticky telling people we are here?

Could someone give one of the remaining people moderator privilege, so they are not tempted to come here?
geosurf

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05/16/2013 04:06 PM
Polish is already on here. The others are sure to follow.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
GJanney

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05/16/2013 05:36 PM
I've arrived. AZSpud - one more day to ride tomorrow - you interested?
bumbert10

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05/16/2013 08:51 PM
It's so nice here !
Clydesdale

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05/17/2013 09:17 AM
Signed up and arrived to this site. I rarely posted at Velonews but I certainly enjoyed the dialogue by all.
Bluemasi1

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05/17/2013 10:34 AM
Finally made it.
hscoach2

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05/17/2013 12:54 PM
Do Lurkers check in too, or is that an oxymoron?
steve

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05/17/2013 07:11 PM
@hscoach2 - only former lurkers check in...

@Bluemasi1 - sorry, I think I missed you when going through the list!

sj
jpouchet

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05/17/2013 07:44 PM
Checking in. Still setting up profile. JP
RNDDUDE

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05/19/2013 06:13 PM
Logging in this morning from Xiamen China where I am for a business trip for my new job. I suppose it shows that I have a cycling forum addiction when I have to get up and come here immediately after waking up and before I even check my email....should there be a 12 step program for this? Nehao to all...
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
Nick A

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05/19/2013 09:32 PM
In China, eh? Maybe you could pick up some knock-off Gucci bags, and try to hawk 'em here. You know, for old time's sake.
CERV

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05/20/2013 01:17 AM
Hey, I've been xiamen a couple times.
How do you like the traffic?

If you're near the hotel district try out the trails in Xianyue park. Also check out the Botanical Garden. Both are kind of cool.
spin cycle

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05/20/2013 01:29 AM
Give our best to the spammers while there CERV..
spin cycle

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05/20/2013 01:30 AM
Posted By spin cycle on 05/20/2013 01:29 AM
Give our best to the spammers while there Nick A.


RNDDUDE

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05/20/2013 05:32 AM
Driving in China's cities (or more accurately...being driven) is one of the most hair-raising driving experiences I have ever had. Traffic signals and controls are mere window dressing, it is all about putting your car in a place where another driver wants to be, and ultimately someone yields, at the last possible moment. And your horn is your best friend. Totally surreal, but my Chinese friends claim that this is nothing compared to Thailand. I am actually about 120 clicks inland of Xiamen, incredibly green and beautiful. The pace of building is insane, high-rise apartments (30+ stories) are going up everywhere as fast as they can build them.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
RNDDUDE

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05/20/2013 10:08 AM
Oh, going back to the original topic, I do go back on occasion, sort of like watching a train wreck, it's hard to not look at. I told myself not to post there again, but as band member was casting personal aspersions about me (and Jah) I could not help myself. He might be amusing if he wasn't so....well I can't seem to come up with an appropriate word. Check it our for yourselves....

http://forums.competitor.com/topic/113029
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
jrt1045

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05/20/2013 10:21 AM
It is like watching someone pee into a tornado definitely wondering if it is as I suspected and it is the same person with a multiple personality thing crying for help

I have a great malapropism for the remaining poster, certain to be lost on him/it
"the sound of one hand laughing"

for the record, I do believe that I sighted Diesel/Superfrenchie at dirt fest this weekend
BobGolden

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05/20/2013 01:14 PM
Finally made the migration, nice to see the familiar faces.
Dale

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05/20/2013 02:01 PM
If you're wondering about those who didn't make the migration, read some of the reader comments below Velonews stories and look for a poster with the Facebook name of "Sergio Sergio"

Three guesses who that is, and if it takes you more than once you've not been paying attention to that annoying sycophant's writing style.

Glad he and some others chose to go down with the ship.
dkri

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05/20/2013 05:51 PM
I noticed that guy's comments on the VN articles and wondered which of them he was, but I think he recently revealed himself to be all of them, or at least most of them. Fool(s).

formerly dkri
Habanero

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05/20/2013 09:18 PM
+1 Dale
RNDDUDE

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05/20/2013 11:32 PM
Dale, actually they are not going down with the ship, but instead are forever sailing around in endless circles, being directed by captain Band. How long does it take them to make one complete circle??....well that would be 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 units of time.....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
Entheo

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05/21/2013 09:07 AM
Posted By Ronald Gibson on 05/20/2013 11:32 PM
Dale, actually they are not going down with the ship, but instead are forever sailing around in endless circles, being directed by captain Band. How long does it take them to make one complete circle??....well that would be 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 units of time.....


pretty sure band and spear of lance are one and the same. seems he likes talking to himself as much as he does the spambots.
jacques_anquetil

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05/21/2013 09:25 AM
y'know since we all migrated over to the new-for-us V(elo)N(ation) forum, it feels like there is a renewed sense of activity and fresh community. I like it.

please, let's make sure we keep things good here. And take appropriate action should anything threaten our good space.

"Vigilance, Mr. Worf. That is the price we must continually pay."
-- Jean-Luc Picard
Keith Richards

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05/21/2013 09:34 AM
Posted By jacques anquetil on 05/21/2013 09:25 AM
y'know since we all migrated over to the new-for-us V(elo)N(ation) forum, it feels like there is a renewed sense of activity and community. I like it.

please, let's make sure we keep things good here. And take appropriate action should anything threaten our good space.

It is like when you move into a new house. Nobody wants to be the first person to break something or make a big mess. Let's hope it keeps up.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jpouchet

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05/21/2013 11:14 AM
These guys have some cool toys in their IT system. Really like the navigation on this forum. Very easy to get around, sort, screen, etc. And the little check box for email notifications is awesome. Saves a lot of time with replies to specific topics of interest.

Honus

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05/21/2013 02:16 PM
This is a little test of the potential for "threaded" replies.  I chose to reply to entheo's post who in turn had quoted Dale's post.  It'd be cool if my reply gets indented so as to make it obvious I had replied to his post without having to quote it.

I was disappointed that I could not alter the Subject line which appears to be fixed as a reply to the original topic post.  Too bad.

Let's see what happens ...

Nope.  Didn't work as my reply to his post just gets added to the heap.  Too bad.  I really miss the "threaded" view feature offered on one of the earlier iterations of the Velonews forum software.  I've never seen it anywhere else and I found it to be really handy in following thread drift as replies were indented using an outline format.

Looks like using the "Quote" feature is as close as we can get.

thinline

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05/21/2013 08:09 PM
I think I made it. Hey, y'all!
thinline

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05/23/2013 05:56 PM
Thanks for the tip, Cerv!
archistu

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05/26/2013 07:04 PM
Just thought you'd all like to know that as of this afternoon, flicker and 7tdf are still over talking to themselves. I couldn't quite count all of the spammers that had logged on just today, but I'd estimate it at several hundred (flicker included....)
Clydesdale

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05/29/2013 10:14 PM
Did Velonews.com get rid of the forums? I was at the site and the forum tab is gone.
79pmooney

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05/29/2013 10:44 PM
Yeah, the Velonews staff e-mailed Keith and told him they are gone. (For a bit, they were still there after the tab was removed, but I think it is all gone now.)

Ben
RNDDUDE

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05/30/2013 10:43 AM
Well, there you have it. As many have surmised, the forum was viewed by VN as their bastard child, and with almost everyone leaving, including the moderators, that was the final piece in the puzzle that allowed them to kill it off. Too bad in a way, I spent many an hour there and learned a lot. Thanks to those here that pushed for an exodus BEFORE they killed it off. The only thing that I am nervous about is the possibility of the 'gang of four' showing up here now that their sandbox has been emptied....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
garagedog

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05/31/2013 03:35 PM
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Berzin

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05/31/2013 06:47 PM
RIP to the Velonews forum. I was a member for years and it's sad to have seen it go under the way it did.
jookey

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05/31/2013 07:46 PM
Gang of Four, don't you mean one?
Patched Tube

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06/01/2013 09:39 AM
"The only thing that I am nervous about is the possibility of the 'gang of four' showing up here now that their sandbox has been emptied...."

Amen brother.

I keep expecting to see the spork of Lance spamming away here every time I log on. I can but hope that somebody, anybody has moderator privileges and the ability to block by IP. As Keith said someplace - this place is like a new house - don't want to see the walls to get dinged and the floor scuffed just yet.
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
Berzin

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06/03/2013 04:25 AM
By the way, if someone can walk me through the process for posting an avatar, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Entheo

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06/03/2013 06:10 AM
Posted By Berzin on 06/03/2013 04:25 AM
By the way, if someone can walk me through the process for posting an avatar, I'd greatly appreciate it.


my profile > profile settings
Berzin

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06/03/2013 09:01 AM
Thanks, Entheo. Much appreciated.
icerider

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06/04/2013 09:58 AM
made the jump over here! (i was icerider on the original VN forum, Don on the revamped one, and back to icerider now. it's good to see, um, read, everybody again!

don
professeur

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06/04/2013 10:06 AM
The professeur is in the room.

Test on Thursday .


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