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    Do You Have 50+ A R S?

    Do you have 50+ ARS? - err, that is

    Automatic Response Syndrome?

    Sometimes I see a post, and I know that I will automatically respond, almost with the same words which which I responded last time. It is as if I have a "macro" key that I push for the words.

    One of the statements to which I have an automatic, predictabale response is:

    "I am 52, and I am so old."

    I won't even post my response - you all know what it is.

    Another statment to which I have an automatic response is:

    "I don't think anyone should ever ride on MUPS."

    Again, I won't post my response, as you already know what it is.

    So, do you have an automatic response to certain statement(s) that are posted? What statements provoke 50+ ARS in you?
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    Your poll doesn't have the proper responses.

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    No Denver,

    I don't think I suffer from ARS. While you do have a valid point, i.e. several of the same themes are repeated on the 50+ forum, I find enough variety here to keep it interesting enough not to invoke an automatic response.

    Whenever someone completes their first century, though, I am inclined to respond: "Centuries are great training for double centuries!" But usually I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Your poll doesn't have the proper responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    That was a true automatic response.........sprang unbidden from the hands without thought...

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    Truethfully however, I find that there are fewer automatic responses of the sort Dnvr is speaking about here in 50+. I think, that when new posters take the time to thoughtfully ask a question, that a response is not totally out of order. This applies even if I remember answering a similar question a few months ago. There has been a disturbing trend lately on the mechanics forum to just automatically send questions to the search function. While this may be proper in some cases, it just seems rude to me. If your looking at the posts, and have a little time (you are here after all, not out riding) it takes very little effort to pass along a little help to others. In fact, some of my repeat answers are better than the originals as I have had more time to consider what I wrote back then.

    Lately, I have been trying to do more than just answer a question. Instead I try to give some reason why that answer seem appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Truethfully however, I find that there are fewer automatic responses of the sort Dnvr is speaking about here in 50+. I think, that when new posters take the time to thoughtfully ask a question, that a response is not totally out of order. This applies even if I remember answering a similar question a few months ago. There has been a disturbing trend lately on the mechanics forum to just automatically send questions to the search function. While this may be proper in some cases, it just seems rude to me. If your looking at the posts, and have a little time (you are here after all, not out riding) it takes very little effort to pass along a little help to others. In fact, some of my repeat answers are better than the originals as I have had more time to consider what I wrote back then.

    Lately, I have been trying to do more than just answer a question. Instead I try to give some reason why that answer seem appropriate.
    Are referrals okay? I was going to refer the changing chain rings to you since OP was looking for responses from "old timers" but you had already responded and I do not qualify.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    Ought to have a key for typing in one response "What!!!! No PIE"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Are referrals okay? I was going to refer the changing chain rings to you since OP was looking for responses from "old timers" but you had already responded and I do not qualify.
    Yea, but I got it wrong.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    So, do you have an automatic response to certain statement(s) that are posted? What statements provoke 50+ ARS in you?
    "The weather is too bad for riding."

    (That's on all the forums, not this one in particular.)


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    I think a recumbent would solve all of your problems, DnvrFox.
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    I don't think so.

    I do, however, have a tendency to come off as a smart ass even though I'm only trying to throw out some yuks.

    I'm guessing the most used ARS is "The search feature is you friend".

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    My ARS is to decide that responding isn't worth my time, so I don't.
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    RTFM

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    Whatever the question, the answer is some combination of Merino wool, a Brooks saddle, lower gearing and/or shaved legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    Whatever the question, the answer is some combination of Merino wool, a Brooks saddle, lower gearing and/or shaved legs.
    You forgot one. Proper fit is most important.
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    I suffer from ARS. Fortunatley, I don't post most of my automatic responses. I try to keep them to myself. Afterall, I do want to be welcome here.
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    No automatic responses...I am not a regular poster, but do check most days,,,to see if there is a post that I can add something to constructively. ... ... ... ... ...

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    Zen. Practice zen. Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff.

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    Time to start looking into recumbents.

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    This looks like the kind of thread that would be started by some old guy who rides on MUPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    This looks like the kind of thread that would be started by some old guy who rides on MUPs.
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    BTW, BikeSnob is ragging on violence among recumbent riders. It gets ugly in a hurry. Check it out.

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    I have to fight my urges to just post a standard answer to the many inane comments some people make. No sense getting upset over typed words, its just the internet and life is far too short to let a forum get me down. The people in 50+ keep me up as we seem to be, by and large , a pretty level headed group.

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