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Old 09-25-10, 11:59 AM   #1
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How much time do you spend in Bike Forum?

I'm spending more time reading the forum than I am actually riding.

However, I know that reading about biking is no substitute for the real thing.

Is anybody else feeling trapped by these misguided priorities?
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Old 09-25-10, 12:08 PM   #2
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In winter a lot of time on BF. In summer not so much.
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Old 09-25-10, 12:37 PM   #3
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I cheat, I have multiple monitors so I am actually doing something productive on one or two of them, while I am goofing off on the others. And I work from home half the time. So, no cutting into ride time.
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Old 09-25-10, 01:07 PM   #4
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I'm on here most mornings and then again in the evening. Riding takes place in the middle of the day when the sun is bright and the temperatures are warm.
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Multi-tasking so lots of recorded time, not so much actual time. Until now that is. +20F with some wind and a bit of fatigue plus have neglected my iron pumping over the summer. So taking a few days off to get reoriented. Then more riding on my trip to warm country.

For perspective: Cycling for me is a seasonal activity (see Winter Configuration thread).
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Old 09-25-10, 02:34 PM   #6
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Well, I've been here since '04. Not that many posts, really. There have been a few points when I go for weeks without posting anything. This 50+ forum is really the only area where I spend any time.
I kind of gave up on A&S (Too young a demographic). I've never really posted much at all in the fixed gear / single speed area, even though I'm a fixed gear rider (WAY too young a demographic!)
I'm a confirmed "Headlight weenie", but I avoid the lights and gadgets area. The "Flashlights as headlights crowd" seems to dominate that area. Too young a demographic, maybe?
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Old 09-25-10, 02:49 PM   #7
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I am sporadic....take a spell where I am on every day and then other times maybe once a week or even other spells where I am not here for a month. But I enjoy a lot when I do log on..............
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Old 09-25-10, 03:43 PM   #8
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I have a lot of computers around the house, including two good very small laptops (Dell D420). At night, while my wife watches TV I pretend to watch and get an awful lot of stuff done, as much of my volunteer work is internet-based, and I can also pop in on the 50+ and other forums. Also, my main computer in my basement office has 3 monitors, and I multi task a lot.

Right now, I am in the process of reviewing several hundred comments from an internet petition I started a year ago, in preparation for writing some testimony for federal public hearings on a topic dear to my heart, and a potential meeting with the top federal administrator in that field.
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Old 09-25-10, 04:04 PM   #9
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All of my life I've been a voracious reader and have found that computer adventures seriously cut into my reading. That seems to be my only regret since developing the BF habit.
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I discovered computers about 10 years ago through my daughter . So you can say I'm new to them & owned one the last 6 yr.
I spend too much time on surfing the web ! The 50+ , utility commuting & a motor scooter forums I visit at least 2 or more times a day !! Like Louis I enjoy reading good books , just a slow reader when an enjoyable book is found . Now that the
weather is growing bad will spend more time indoors ,will be on the net more.
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Too much time spent here on BF. My New Years resolution will fix that.
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All of my life I've been a voracious reader and have found that computer adventures seriously cut into my reading. That seems to be my only regret since developing the BF habit.
Me too!

I was never a "social" internet user until I stumbled on BF.

At first, and maybe because it was what passes for Winter here in the Low Country I was sort of addicted at first. Was validated in my addiction when I discovered the mods "Banned Users" thread and found these posts concerning voluntary banning so the member could get some work done.

Still get some reading of books done. I love a well crafted lie. Recently read William Gibson's Spook Country and began re-reading Alan Furst's stories of ante-WW2 Europe. Just finished a great story The Guards by Ken Bruen. I have Loren Estelman's Roy & Lillie open as well as a re-read of Sam Delany's Trouble on Triton.
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Old 09-25-10, 07:52 PM   #13
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Is there a timer function on here somewhere that I don't know about?
How much time do I spend here? dunno..........not too much
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Old 09-25-10, 08:10 PM   #14
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Redeemed myself somewhat today by taking my bike instead of my car. Great not to fight for a parking space downtown and I enjoyed tea and a chat at a friends house. One of those beautiful autumn days. Sunshine, Blue sky.

But here I am. Back on BF again.

I think the weather forecast for tomorrow is good. A good opportunity to do a little more serious ride.
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Old 09-26-10, 07:11 AM   #15
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Aparently too much! when I read a 400 lb rider was leaning towards a particular bike i thought he had better not lean too far. of corse that rule goes for everyone. Leaning towards a bike will just make you look funny and maybe you will fall over.

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Old 09-26-10, 08:25 AM   #16
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Waaaayyyy too much time.....but I do get a good laugh reading some of the threads occasionally....and have learned a few things as well.
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Old 09-26-10, 08:36 AM   #17
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Actually not as much as I'd like, seem to have a lot other things going on but still make some time to check in! The wife's food shopping, going for a rec. ride when she returns, a good time to see what's happening on BF!
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I've always looked here for information and sometimes entertainment as well. I never really added up the time spent here but I guess it's about 3-4 hours a week. I don't take away from other duties in my life by spending time here, it's my time, so I do with it as I wish.
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