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    New Sticky - Please Contribute

    YOUR GREAT IDEAS ARE NEEDED!!

    We have a new sticky directed at beginning and returning bicyclists.

    Please contribute you thoughts and ideas that might be helpful to a beginning or returning 50+ cyclist.

    Do so at:

    A Thread for Beginning or Returning Bicyclers - Welcome

    We only have a few ideas so far - about 15, yet I know there are many more great suggestions out there.

    What would you have liked to know as a beginning/returning 50+ cyclist?

    Please feel free to add more.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 10-02-07 at 06:06 PM.

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    Distractions are nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Distractions are nice
    OK!, if you say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Distractions are nice
    Uh...what were you saying Denver? I was distracted.

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    YOUR GREAT IDEAS ARE NEEDED!!

    It has been awhile since I had one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
    YOUR GREAT IDEAS ARE NEEDED!!

    It has been awhile since I had one of these.
    OK, I would suggest just a mediocre idea, then.

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    The last time I had a good idea I got married ...again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
    The last time I had a good idea I got married ...again!
    Perhaps you could write that as some sort of advice for new bicyclers?

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    Perhaps put an index (similar to a poll) on FAQ's to link the new riders and returnees to a place where their questions have already been asked. How many B17 , clipless pedal, bib shorts, "what bike should I buy", best computer, carbon vs steel, hybrid vs road bike,.................threads are out there. You have a wealth of info for an index.

    JMHO and $.02 worth
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    Perhaps put an index (similar to a poll) on FAQ's to link the new riders and returnees to a place where their questions have already been asked. How many B17 , clipless pedal, bib shorts, "what bike should I buy", best computer, carbon vs steel, hybrid vs road bike,.................threads are out there. You have a wealth of info for an index.

    JMHO and $.02 worth
    That's a great idea. I'm looking forward to seeing your index!

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    Blue fonts are distracting.

    Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Blue fonts are distracting.

    Just sayin'.
    Oh no! Don't go there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Blue fonts are distracting.

    Just sayin'.
    I hadn't noticed

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Blue fonts are distracting.

    Just sayin'.
    +1

    and that it appears to bold for no discernable reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Oh no! Don't go there again.
    why not?

    does mr. blue get obnoxious when someone comments on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    I hadn't noticed
    oh, I see, he does become an obnoxious twit.

    well, like I had to explain to my brother & aunt, stop shouting everything

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    the sitckies already take 1/3 or more of a page

    isn't there already enough "welcome" stuff on Bike Forums?

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    For those who asked in a previous post what a troll is.......................Well, now you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    For those who asked in a previous post what a troll is.......................Well, now you know.
    He's been reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    He's been reported.
    and some people wonder why newbies comment on the "cliqueiness" of some parts of Bike Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
    and some people wonder why newbies comment on the "cliqueiness" of some parts of Bike Forums
    "obnoxious twit" has nothing to do with cliqueiness. It has to do with rudeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    "obnoxious twit" has nothing to do with cliqueiness. It has to do with rudeness.
    you are the one using the bold blue shouting everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    I hadn't noticed

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    For some very weird reason this thread reminds me of two things they told me on the first day of medical school, on a very cold day back in 1974.

    1) "Gentlemen (they were very sexist back then), at least half of everything we teach you will some day be proven wrong", and
    2) "Look to your left. Now look to your right. It a short while, one of you won't be here".

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    For some very weird reason this thread reminds me of two things they told me on the first day of medical school, on a very cold day back in 1974.

    1) "Gentlemen (they were very sexist back then), at least half of everything we teach you will some day be proven wrong", and
    2) "Look to your left. Now look to your right. It a short while, one of you won't be here".
    Do you know yet which half was wrong? I mean, it might make a really big difference the next time I have a medical problem. Like, "Hey Doc, which 1/2 of the stuff you just told me is wrong?"

    Talk about a thread being hijacked. Wow!

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