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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

Posts:257

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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

Posts:726

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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

Posts:48

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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

Posts:67

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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

Posts:22

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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

Posts:80

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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!!
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