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    Open letter to Joe Gardner....

    Dear Joe,

    I've only been a member here since June of 06....but I have witnessed amazing growth of bike forums in that time in addition to my own increased cycling knowledge. Just wanted to say thanks for having this site available. Much happiness to you and Heather. Keep riding, hiking, and doing what you do.

    John

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    There's nothing 'wrong' with sucking up.. Is there?

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    Thanks Joe!!

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    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

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    Wow. You guys are harsh. It's nice to let people know how you appreciate what they do or provide for you. Good job dauphin.

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    Awe c'mon, it's all good.

    We wouldn't chide if we didn't love... If we didn't love, we'd ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Awe c'mon, it's all good.

    We wouldn't chide if we didn't love... If we didn't love, we'd ignore.
    +1

    Nothing worse than being ignored on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -VELOCITY-
    Wow. You guys are harsh. It's nice to let people know how you appreciate what they do or provide for you. Good job dauphin.
    I'm not going to ask what dauphin has been doing or providing for you with them Hoovers.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    Dear Joe,

    I've only been a member here since June of 06....but I have witnessed amazing growth of bike forums in that time in addition to my own increased cycling knowledge. Just wanted to say thanks for having this site available. Much happiness to you and Heather. Keep riding, hiking, and doing what you do.

    John

    dauphin, kudos to you posting the compliment. I'm sure Joe appreciates it. But there is a forum you could have posted this in where you would not have been picked on by others, or if you were it would not have been as harsh.

    The forum is this one: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    Dear Joe,

    I've only been a member here since June of 06....but I have witnessed amazing growth of bike forums in that time in addition to my own increased cycling knowledge. Just wanted to say thanks for having this site available. Much happiness to you and Heather. Keep riding, hiking, and doing what you do.

    John
    Thanks John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    Thanks John!
    Oh gosh, now we're gonna get into one of them luv fests with warm showers and Kumbaya. Whatdaya think this is, Foo or somethin?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    dauphin, kudos to you posting the compliment. I'm sure Joe appreciates it. But there is a forum you could have posted this in where you would not have been picked on by others, or if you were it would not have been as harsh.

    The forum is this one: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=160
    No biggie...this is Foo after all!

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    Dear John,
    The summer spend together was not nearly exciting enough to keep this long distance relationship.
    I will always think of you.






    Crap, wrong guy

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    +1

    Nothing worse than being ignored on here.
    Did someone type something?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Did someone type something?
    Nah!!!!

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    Here's mine:

    Dear Joe,

    You have ruined my life. Before I met you, I had a life. Now I am trapped here on the inter web. Like a horse to water, I return here each day. I can't figure out why. Despite logging onto your forums nearly every day for the last three plus years, I haven't won a darned thing nor have I gotten a date.

    Sometimes people hurt my feelings, yet like a little puppy I come back. I look up at the other forum members with my sad puppy dog eyes and usually am met with a kick in the side or some other dog greeting like that.

    It's been a couple years now since my wife ran off with some guy. I don't know who he was or what he looked like but I remember his voice. She told me her and "John" (think that was his name) were moving to Reno to manage a trailer park. As she walked out the door she mumbled something about having a nice life with my new love Bike Forums. That is all I remember because I was reading an enchanting story posted my MERTON that was captivating. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

    Not long after that, my dog suffered severe burns after an encounter with the fireplace. I heard him yelping, but I was deep in the middle of an argument on the advocacy and safety forums. So ol Shep is gone now, but I am pretty sure that I convinced Helmet Head to ride on the sidewalk. So it was not all for naught.

    I thought it couldn't get any worse after ol Shep passed but it did. The foreclosure was final last December and I really hated to see that house go. I could have kept it probably if I wouldn't have lost my job. I did manage to sell enough stuff on ebay to keep the lights and INTERNET turned on. But it didn't last forever.

    Now I sit here in the Public Library, wondering where it all went. It seems like just yesterday, I sat down on my computer and searched for Bike + Forums. It was at that moment, that I met this forum created by Joe Gardner. You've saved my life man! I'll never be able to repay you! (BTW, when does my membership run out?)

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Oh gosh, now we're gonna get into one of them luv fests with warm showers and Kumbaya. Whatdaya think this is, Foo or somethin?
    No Kumbaya, but Kombacha or however it's spelled.

    I myself appreciate this forum. I've met a lot of cool people here. Actually, you are ALL cool (with the exception of about 2 people who I don't see eye to eye with). But considering how many people are members here, that's pretty good!

    I have formed relationships with people that I would have not met had it not been for BikeForums. Real friendships. People that have come to visit and people that I have visited myself.

    Oh, and I learned a lot about bikes here too

    Thank you Joe, for all your hard work and for providing us with this wonderful way to connect with others. And thanks to the mods who have volunteered their time to keep this place enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    Here's mine:

    Dear Joe,

    You have ruined my life. Before I met you, I had a life. Now I am trapped here on the inter web. Like a horse to water, I return here each day. I can't figure out why. Despite logging onto your forums nearly every day for the last three plus years, I haven't won a darned thing nor have I gotten a date.

    Sometimes people hurt my feelings, yet like a little puppy I come back. I look up at the other forum members with my sad puppy dog eyes and usually am met with a kick in the side or some other dog greeting like that.

    It's been a couple years now since my wife ran off with some guy. I don't know who he was or what he looked like but I remember his voice. She told me her and "John" (think that was his name) were moving to Reno to manage a trailer park. As she walked out the door she mumbled something about having a nice life with my new love Bike Forums. That is all I remember because I was reading an enchanting story posted my MERTON that was captivating. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

    Not long after that, my dog suffered severe burns after an encounter with the fireplace. I heard him yelping, but I was deep in the middle of an argument on the advocacy and safety forums. So ol Shep is gone now, but I am pretty sure that I convinced Helmet Head to ride on the sidewalk. So it was not all for naught.

    I thought it couldn't get any worse after ol Shep passed but it did. The foreclosure was final last December and I really hated to see that house go. I could have kept it probably if I wouldn't have lost my job. I did manage to sell enough stuff on ebay to keep the lights and INTERNET turned on. But it didn't last forever.

    Now I sit here in the Public Library, wondering where it all went. It seems like just yesterday, I sat down on my computer and searched for Bike + Forums. It was at that moment, that I met this forum created by Joe Gardner. You've saved my life man! I'll never be able to repay you! (BTW, when does my membership run out?)



    hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl



    hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
    + eleventy billion!!!111

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    OMG Portis!!! now you make me think of this letter!!

    dear Joe,
    thank you for bike forum, I started browsing here from time to time and became a little concern on how much I wanted to return.

    I formed frienship and quickly got rid of any real friends i have in real life. ( there was no ignore feature).

    my kids do not remember the last time I went out biking with them but i keep reminding them to just log into the family cycling forum you have here. it is safer after all and I do not have to constantly make sure they wore thier helmets.

    I was stunned to wake up next to my lap top the other day and find out that my hobby ran away, but it's
    all good. I logged on to bf and found some guy who really understand about my races. his name is lancewannabe.

    I find myself not really having time to work anymore as posting requires much of my time, I feel like Im really part of a new family and I want to thank everyone in the road forum for showing me the true meaning to cycling.
    I am now in dept for 20 thousand dollars but I sure have a lot of nice dura ace pics to shows the guys that i truly belong.

    They came and put a foreclosure sign on my house but the library is just as cozy and they serve free coffee and they let me bring my bike in while I log on bf!
    thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_C
    dauphin, kudos to you posting the compliment. I'm sure Joe appreciates it. But there is a forum you could have posted this in where you would not have been picked on by others, or if you were it would not have been as harsh.

    The forum is this one: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=160

    Why are you geting yer panties in a bunch? We weren't being harsh, lust some good natured ribbin'. If dauphin can't take it maybe foo isn't the right place. Hells, we're a lot more friendly here than alot of other places on BF.

    Need I nane names?

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    Yeah Joe, you do have a great thing here. Thanks for doing it. But, something like others have said, I should be out working on making my a$$ smaller instead of sitting here with it getting bigger.

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