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    Commuting forum moving up in popularity

    Commuting is now the 4th most popular forum on Bikeforums.net. Seems like it didn't used to be so heavily used. Here are the top 6 forums as of 5/13/11:

    - Road Cycling - 2,835,929 posts
    - Single Speed & FG - 1,168,644
    - Classic & Vintage - 734,882
    - Commuting - 723,763
    - Bicycle Mechanics - 544,536
    - Mountain Biking - 433,476

    At the rate the Commuting forum is growing, it could pass Classic & Vintage before long if (if gas prices stay so high). For owners of bikes with just one gear and sometimes no brakes, SS/FG riders sure have a lot to talk about. Meanwhile, Mtn Bikers must be spending more time in the woods than chatting on forums.

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    Commuting still seems more like home to me than the other forums, and I think I'm not the only one that feels that way.

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    I've noticed the "Number Viewing" on the commuting has gone up on average as well.

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    That's cause commuters are HARDCORE, man. Or something.

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    we just have more time on our hands

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    rocking at the FRED-fest.
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    This has always been the first forum I visit. Never checked out Road, SS/FG, or C&V.
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    You mean... ther are other forums??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
    You mean... ther are other forums??
    I check Utility from time to time. It's basically commuters that do grocery runs too.

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    As much as I'd like to do other types of riding more often (namely weekend road riding and touring) I still do over 90% of my cycling miles commuting. Accordingly I spend the majority of my time here. The only forums I look at with anything resembling regularity are this one, touring, and clydes.

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    Spent some time in the C&V forums but I'm more into riding than restoring. This forum just seems like home. I also visit the advocacy and safety forum. It is ok but doesn't ever seem as positive as this one.

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    this sub-forum is definitely my home at BF.net as well. i like it it because, while it definitely has a focus on the specific activity of commuting by bicycle, it seems to be the forum most closely aligned with how i view cycling. to me biking isn't a sport, or a recreation, or a hobby, or an interest, rather it's an all encompassing way of life; it's how i move through and about my world every single day.

    i also like this forum because it's not about a specific kind or style of bike. we have people in here commuting on all manner of two wheeled contraptions - race bikes, mountain bikes, touring bikes, vintage bikes, hybrid bikes, cyclocross bikes, single speed bikes, folding bikes, fixed gear bikes, recumbent bikes, cruising bikes, etc.

    i also periodically check out the car-free, utility, and winter biking forums, but they're less active than this one, and hence less interesting.
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    I've been a roadie for many years, but identify more with commuters now since I commute almost every workday but usually rec ride only once a week. It's also more interesting (to me) discussing various commuter issues than arguing over Campy vs Shimano, weight weenie stuff, carbon frames and components, fastest speeds, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Commuting still seems more like home to me than the other forums, and I think I'm not the only one that feels that way.
    I seem to be split equally between commuting, utility cycling and touring forums. They have a lot in common too. Although, I haven't visited here as frequently as I used to for a month or so.

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    I've started posting in the commuting forum which probably explains it's recent increased popularity.

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    Well of course it getting more popular, how else can we get through 8 hrs of boring work in anticipation for the commute home?
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    I spend most of my time here, some in A&S, and the Clyde/Athena forum.

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    Interesting. I should check out the other forums more often. I've never even clicked on SS/FG, but I imagine C&V would have something I like.

    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
    Meanwhile, Mtn Bikers must be spending more time in the woods than chatting on forums.
    Mountain bikers already have a great forum outside of BF, so I'm sure that plays a role too.

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    I come here to get my Fred on.
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    Yeah, I'm here, utility, some road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    This has always been the first forum I visit. Never checked out Road, SS/FG, or C&V.
    That is how I do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    I come here to get my Fred on.
    I'm pretty new here, and I feel like an idiot for even asking, but what is all this "Fred" business about? I've been commuting off and on for a couple years now, I'm just not familiar with the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrn View Post
    I'm pretty new here, and I feel like an idiot for even asking, but what is all this "Fred" business about? I've been commuting off and on for a couple years now, I'm just not familiar with the term.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(bicycling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrn View Post
    I'm pretty new here, and I feel like an idiot for even asking, but what is all this "Fred" business about? I've been commuting off and on for a couple years now, I'm just not familiar with the term.
    I'm from the modern stone age family...



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