I suspect the Bike Forum has lost some of it's members. I enjoyed the exchange between differing opinons. Bike related issues only takes up 60% of many of our lives. Often our riding is used to relieve the stress of the present day world.
I am sure many BF members will miss the commadarie of P adn R. I say it avoids the spill over of p and r into other venues, as now will seem more likely. Some who just don't give a hoot about the world or pay attention should not care/ since they ignore p and r anyway. Some just resent those who care or who have opinions. P and R is a seperate forum , which can be ignored by those who dont' think about the world. Mostly what seems strong disagreements is really good hearted, I think. Those sensitive to exchanging ideas/ should just go elsewhere. Don't click, it's that simple.
P adn R does often overlap into bike advocacy related issues/ such as it relates to environment/ economic issues. P adn R is just as related to cycling as movies or Foo. It's bike forums loss , if p and r goes away, because some of us will likely go away. Cycling and politics to mix. I find often at bike rides. lunch turns political. It's natural. Wlll miss connecting to voices such as Randa and Lem.
Where are you all now. What do you think. ?
I certainly will be less connected to B/F because some of our lives major issues are only indirectly related to cycling . Particularily in the winter, when cycling life seems less with us. I read Joe will correct this mistake and omission. Hope so. It' s bike forums loss, that reduces it's appeal to many.