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Old 07-03-06, 05:46 PM   #1
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Where Else Do You Hang Out on the Net?

I know (of course) that we're all Bike Forum addicts, but I'm wondering, where else to 50+ types hang out on the net? Quite honestly, I tried a few photography boards and got tired of the flame wars, so Bike Forums is pretty much my only regular net site.
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Old 07-03-06, 06:39 PM   #4
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Besides here, I sometimes frequent www.bikejournal.com but find their forums unwieldy.
As a bent owner, my main forum is www.bentrideronline.com
I also go to www.recumbents.com
As a Linux user, I also hang out at a couple of Suse Linux forums
Lastly, though I rarely shoot any more, I also visit glocktalk.com a couple of times a week
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Besides here, I sometimes frequent www.bikejournal.com but find their forums unwieldy.
As a bent owner, my main forum is www.bentrideronline.com
I also go to www.recumbents.com
As a Linux user, I also hang out at a couple of Suse Linux forums
Lastly, though I rarely shoot any more, I also visit glocktalk.com a couple of times a week
You may be interested to know that I borrowed a rode a bent for some miles during The Rural Ride In Indiana. I felt like the king of the road.
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Old 07-03-06, 09:55 PM   #9
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Since Gary is clogging up the porn sites...I usually go here instead.

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Almost nowhere, I'm afraid... not enough hours in the day. During major bike races I will confess to keeping the live updates from cyclingnews.com or velonews.com open on my desktop, so I can follow what's happening. And I've gotta figure that the net impact of that on my usefulness is negative. But hey, you have to enjoy life a little bit.
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e-Bay. I buy most of my parts there & unload the stuff I'm not using or don't need. This "buy-used, sell-spares" model keeps the total cost of my bicycle addiction under control.
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Old 07-04-06, 06:10 AM   #15
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Old 07-04-06, 09:20 AM   #18
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My mistake on OLN. I thought it was on the net but it was on cable TV.
I also watch cycling.tv on the internet. I find it motivating to watch racing. I don't see
myself racing at this point. I'm to cautious and slow of course.
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My mistake on OLN. I thought it was on the net but it was on cable TV.
I also watch cycling.tv on the internet. I find it motivating to watch racing. I don't see
myself racing at this point. I'm to cautious and slow of course.
Nothing wrong with that. I have a cycling tv on the net and I can't be bothered to watch it. Commentary poor- Racing not top quality and screen and definition too small. Does cover some of the racing I can't get on TV though.

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e-Bay. I buy most of my parts there & unload the stuff I'm not using or don't need. This "buy-used, sell-spares" model keeps the total cost of my bicycle addiction under control.
+1, I look at the stuff FarHorizon is selling. I also frequent http://www.cyclingforums.com
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