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    Who p***ed in his cornflakes?

    I am sure there are many members of bike forums who also visit cycling forums. On my most recent visit there I ran across a thread talking about the server problems on bike forums. Here was one of the replies from a user called dm69...

    "ahh bike forums...the good ole days. not really, All that happens there is a bunch of mid life crisis old farts with too much money and time on there hands argue whether they should upgrade this upgrade that, buy this or buy that, do you like my wheels? which frame is the lightest, aero over weight, my arse hurts, im fat , who actually rides there bike?...Whereas at cylingforums we have the cycling TRAINING forum, power TRAINING forum, of course a tech corner, a road racing forum etc etc which tends to breed more "active" participants of cycling.

    Of course at BIKEFORUMS they all have very well trained bank cards."

    Wow...such vitriol. Somebody here let the air outta his tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    Of course at BIKEFORUMS they all have very well trained bank cards."
    Dang! Sure as heck ain't talkin' about me. Probably DG, now that I think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    Of course at BIKEFORUMS they all have very well trained bank cards."
    My bank card(s) have been zeroed out for at least 12 years...

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    "active participants"? Seems to me we still are. Oh, and by the way, tell him that riding on sidewalks ended with tricycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I am sure there are many members of bike forums who also visit cycling forums. On my most recent visit there I ran across a thread talking about the server problems on bike forums. Here was one of the replies from a user called dm69...

    "ahh bike forums...the good ole days. not really, All that happens there is a bunch of mid life crisis old farts with too much money and time on there hands argue whether they should upgrade this upgrade that, buy this or buy that, do you like my wheels? which frame is the lightest, aero over weight, my arse hurts, im fat , who actually rides there bike?...Whereas at cylingforums we have the cycling TRAINING forum, power TRAINING forum, of course a tech corner, a road racing forum etc etc which tends to breed more "active" participants of cycling.

    Of course at BIKEFORUMS they all have very well trained bank cards."

    Wow...such vitriol. Somebody here let the air outta his tires?
    Whatsa matta? Why get so perturbed? Why post that message here? Strike a little close to home?

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    Maybe, it has something to do with 4 page threads on coffee machines?

    Some people don't like to see socializing in 'serious' topic forums. My view is that if you don't like the topic or thread or the forum don't go there.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    "ahh bike forums...the good ole days. not really, All that happens there is a bunch of mid life crisis old farts with too much money and time on there hands argue whether they should upgrade this upgrade that, buy this or buy that, do you like my wheels? which frame is the lightest, aero over weight, my arse hurts, im fat , who actually rides there bike?...Whereas at cylingforums we have the cycling TRAINING forum, power TRAINING forum, of course a tech corner, a road racing forum etc etc which tends to breed more "active" participants of cycling.

    Of course at BIKEFORUMS they all have very well trained bank cards."

    Wow...such vitriol. Somebody here let the air outta his tires?
    So what's the big deal? He's saying that he doesn't like people who are different than him. You're essentially saying the same thing. What's the difference? I say "Live and let live."

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    It is the American way. Think about this:
    A negative statement like this is better than silence. Why? I wonder how many BF members are now hitting on CF to see the difference especially with all the server problems we have had.
    Mission accomplished by this very negative posting if you look at it as commercial activity.

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    I actually joined cycling forums two years before even knowing bike forums was around. I haven't been there that much over the past few years and once I began getting more serious about cycling I found bike forums which seemed to be a little more friendly to the new rider. Perhaps it's just my perception. I only posted that guy's comment because it seemed odd that he would even care what goes on here. As far as I am concerned, I frequent a forum for information and to meet other folks who are friendly and help to further my enjoyment of an activity. In this instance cycling. If he finds what he is looking for at another site that's cool with me. Now....back to riding...

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    IMHO the guy who flamed BF was spot on IF he's only talking about the road-cycling forum. I met some world-class jerks in there before I found 50+... I've been back to road forum since and it isn't so bad overall, but occasionally, the place is not only arrogant but also downright hostile - particularly to new riders. Just my two cents - your experience may vary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarHorizon
    IMHO the guy who flamed BF was spot on IF he's only talking about the road-cycling forum. I met some world-class jerks in there before I found 50+... I've been back to road forum since and it isn't so bad overall, but occasionally, the place is not only arrogant but also downright hostile - particularly to new riders. Just my two cents - your experience may vary...
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    Well you guys are definitely not hostile...but you are "mobile"!

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    Here is the link in cause Bike Foeums members want to read the whole thread:

    http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthr...34#post2857534
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    I think the reason they make vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream is the same reason some folks perfer one fourm over another. I rather like all three flavors, but I do have a favorite.
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    oooops! excuse me i just farted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecrd
    Maybe, it has something to do with 4 page threads on coffee machines?

    Some people don't like to see socializing in 'serious' topic forums. My view is that if you don't like the topic or thread or the forum don't go there.
    Subversive! I bet you don't even approve of censorship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I am sure there are many members of bike forums who also visit cycling forums. On my most recent visit there I ran across a thread talking about the server problems on bike forums. Here was one of the replies from a user called dm69...

    Wow...such vitriol. Somebody here let the air outta his tires?
    What? Spoil a perfectly good Friday by lowering myself to the level of a moron. No, that's not a fight worthy of my time.

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    Just tried to put a reply to the Cycle Forum member that knocks the Bike forum. Can't do it without swearing and making myself as pitiful as him. So Heres My bit- I am an older rider- Don't use the term "OLD FART" cos all mine are fresh. I ride my bike because I enjoy it. I ride offroad and still enjoy it. OK- I ride an old persons bike- A Tandem- but I would like to see him on some of our routes sometimes. And Yes, I have just bought a new Bike- Don't need one but I got one in any Case. The last new bike I bought was in 2000 and no-way did it cost $10,000. (Mind you the ongoing project of the tandem has cost around $8,000 with our inflated Uk Prices)

    As to the problems on the forum server- There was a problem- but the Multi- million $ company that I work for has the same problems, for longer periods- and it has been going on for years.

    Better end now before I start swearing.
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    The nice part about being an old fart with too much money and too much time is that I can finally buy all the cool stuff I could never afford when I was younger.

    Problem is, I now could care less about all the high zoot stuff. Some of it is nice, but with age comes the wisdom to realize that all the cutting edge stuff is ridiculously overpriced, and if you wait a couple of years, you can pick it up on ebay for what it's really worth.

    Anyway, I've always thought that when you're young, you don't need to worry about equipment. If you're good enough, somebody will give it to you for free. Sounds to me like whoever wrote the cf post is sore because he isn't good enough to be getting his bikes for free, so he begrudges the older guys who can afford the stuff.

    - L.

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    I've got a Cycle Forum memership. Stopped visiting that forum several several months ago because:
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    b) too many jerks on those boards

    Doesn't sound like it has changed much.

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    You are so right. I can ask questions here and get answers, not smart A**ed remarks.




    Quote Originally Posted by cc_rider
    I've got a Cycle Forum memership. Stopped visiting that forum several several months ago because:
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    b) too many jerks on those boards

    Doesn't sound like it has changed much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starship
    You are so right. I can ask questions here and get answers, not smart A**ed remarks.
    We get smart a**ed too, but we do it with a smile - that's what separates us from the road forum folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fifty5
    oooops! excuse me i just farted.
    +1

    Isn't it strange the sounds that often come out of some folks orafices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarHorizon
    We get smart a**ed too, but we do it with a smile - that's what separates us from the road forum folks!
    I'm confused and don't understand.

    Smart a**ed?

    armed?

    asked?

    ashed?

    added?

    aimed?

    Help me out here!
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