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    What brought you here?

    For some of us, it has been awhile, but I still remember how I wound up at bikeforums.net. In the summer of 2003, i had just started riding and was looking to learn. My other hobbies had taught me that in order to learn about them you needed to type in the word "forum" to learn something on the internet.

    To learn about Home Theater I searched for home theater forums, home improvement...home improvement forums etc.

    So I typed in bike forums. And the rest is history. How did you get here?

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Looking for a new road bike and read some reviews here. Ended up joining.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Just had a few questions when I started mountain biking, and every time I did a search, bikeforums came up in the results. I just lurked for a long time, then someone said something about the trails at the university I was going to, so I signed up so I could reply.

    I just hung out in the mtb forums for a long time, then I discovered Foo, and the rest is history.

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    My search for the elusive jsharr brought me to these lands.

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    It is what it is... Minesbroken's Avatar
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    I was looking for help upgrading my bike so I came here for help...as for why I came to Foo....I kinda followed someone in here and never left
    sign here so we can do stuff to your stuff...

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    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
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    I was looking into buying roadbike, wanted information and this was the first site that appeared!!
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

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    Someone posted a link on my local Critical Mass web site and I came here to defend Critical Mass in A&S...

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    A 33.6 modem & my ISP.

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    Boredom... I used to be big on modding my Integra before selling it and being on Honda forums for the last 6 years. Then I got into cycling and searched for bike forums.
    This day will be over... one of these days!

    "I have cancer, cancer doesn't have me."
    Quote from a Kaiser commercial that reminds me of my mom.

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    What brought you here?
    I was tricked. Somebody told me there would be donuts.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    It is what it is... Minesbroken's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I was tricked. Somebody told me there would be donuts.
    bastards!!!
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I was tricked. Somebody told me there would be donuts.
    What, you didn't get yours? There was supposed to be free donuts, cookies, coffee, and juice at the orientation...

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    Was looking for information and ended up hanging out in Road cycling for a few months. Was the first forum i had ever bothered hanging out for more then one or 2 day.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    A 33.6 modem & my ISP.
    Must have been like 1994!

    I got to the point a few years ago when I could finally afford thinking about a new bike, as opposed to the beaters and wally world specials I rode for years. I stumbled upon links to BF threads while googling for info on the bikes I was considering.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Hmmm I want to say I was cutting class and on a computer at a library, but I think that was when I joined some other random forum. I probably just had a question about my trek 930 and needed some quick help.

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    Stacey of course.

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    I was trying to get the old 3-speed Raleigh Superbe that I inherited from my uncle back on the road after 20+ years of neglect. Found a bunch of references to "Raleigh Superbe" here when I googled it.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I wanted to talk bikes, as I was getting more and more into it. Still trying to find where I can talk bikes, though....

    And I see that my 2yr anniversary is coming up. Whee!

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    A member of the car forum I moderate posted a link to the Kryptonite/Bic pen cap thread.
    198? Colnago Super (Campy Record) | 1989 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven Team Issue (Dura Ace) | Catamount MFS (1x8) | Top Image Neptune (SS)

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    My mom and dad.



    As for this place, I followed some dude over.

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    I was building up an old Jeunet and Googled for info on 70's French bikes. Followed a link that landed me in C & V. Found lots of great information and discussions so I signed up.

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    my lack of bike knowledge. and i got banned from the radiohead message board i used to post on.
    2002 cannondale r400, 2006 kona smoke, 2005 scott speedster s30

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    I think I followed a link from another webpage on bikes. Can't remember exactly tho'.

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    An accident.
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