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Old 10-01-07, 05:20 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-01-07, 05:45 AM   #2
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Old 10-01-07, 08:32 AM   #3
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Old 10-01-07, 08:45 AM   #4
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Uh...what were you saying Denver? I was distracted.
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Old 10-01-07, 11:07 AM   #5
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YOUR GREAT IDEAS ARE NEEDED!!

It has been awhile since I had one of these.
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Old 10-01-07, 11:15 AM   #6
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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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Old 10-01-07, 11:28 AM   #7
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The last time I had a good idea I got married ...again!
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Old 10-01-07, 03:56 PM   #8
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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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Old 10-01-07, 04:04 PM   #9
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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
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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
That's a great idea. I'm looking forward to seeing your index!
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Old 10-02-07, 05:09 AM   #11
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Blue fonts are distracting.

Just sayin'.
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Blue fonts are distracting.

Just sayin'.
Oh no! Don't go there again.
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Blue fonts are distracting.

Just sayin'.
I hadn't noticed
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Old 10-02-07, 04:57 PM   #14
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Blue fonts are distracting.

Just sayin'.
+1

and that it appears to bold for no discernable reason
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Oh no! Don't go there again.
why not?

does mr. blue get obnoxious when someone comments on it?
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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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For those who asked in a previous post what a troll is.......................Well, now you know.
He's been reported.
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He's been reported.
and some people wonder why newbies comment on the "cliqueiness" of some parts of Bike Forums
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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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"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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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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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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