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Old 11-13-02, 10:48 PM   #1
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Cyclists/Computers

We have a ball here on the Forums. (Thanks, Joe )

BUT--

How many cyclists do you see that may not use a computer, therefore do not have access to BFDN? Where is their input?

I've seen several commuters and utility cyclists that never show up around here. One guy had a sign on his pannier: "SUV's Fund Terrorism." Ok, so maybe that's extreme, but that's what makes life interesting...

In summary, I don't think everyone is represented, here. I think there are many other cyclists who don't show up here that have
their own opinions and views. After all, if you can afford a new computer, you can certainly afford a Spanky New Bike!

Hmmm...

There may also be a lot of Rebulicans, Libertarians, Bhuddists, Catholics and Cheeseburger lovers not here! And what about
people from Armenia?

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Old 11-13-02, 11:11 PM   #2
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We have a ball here on the Forums. (Thanks, Joe ) Yes thanks!

"SUV's Fund Terrorism." Ok, so maybe that's extreme, but that's what makes life interesting... Where can I get one?


.... Cheeseburger lovers not here! I, for one, am here. And what about people from Armenia? I work near Armenia ......... Avenue

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Old 11-13-02, 11:12 PM   #3
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Don't worry Pete.

We've plastered posters all over the place in your area letting cyclists know that they're welcome to drop into your house at any time of the day or night to use your computer.
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Old 11-13-02, 11:20 PM   #4
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Not MY computer!
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Hmmmm interesting thought.

The problem here Pete is if we let in Liberals, Republicans,
Libertarians, Buddhists, Hindis, Hawks, Doves, and Hippies
well, the whole forum could be taken over and transformed
into RANTS and RAVES.
Geez, next thing ya know we'd be lettin them damn ferners
post too . . .

realistically,
Maybe some type of advertizing in some of the
cycling rags? Sponsorship of a racer type (VELO!).

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Old 11-14-02, 09:37 AM   #6
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I think the most effective way to get the word out is by skywriting
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Old 11-14-02, 11:42 AM   #7
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I bet many people from Armenia will experience a language barrier problem.

In addition to a sincere inability to comprehend what you talk here about.
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Every time I see another cyclist I swoop real close to them and yell "www.bicycleforums.com" but they usually veer off into traffic or off into the woods cursing. I never see them here but it's probably for the best since we wouldn't want people to use that kind of unsavory language.
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We could all chip in, a few hundred dollars a piece should do it, and buy computers for those who don't think its important enough to buy one themselves.

Or we could just talk to other riders in person. A simple hello works very well.
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We could all chip in, a few hundred dollars a piece should do it, and buy computers for those who don't think its important enough to buy one themselves.
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Come on. If one wishes a PC to connect to Internet he/she can do it almost for free nowadays.

Many companies exchange their IT systems and scrap old workstations.

Something like 133 MHz can be bought for peanuts, but it will work handsomely for Internet connection.

The problem is not outside, it is inside the head.

But I will not help anyone to buy something similar to my super-computer with high-speed connection. One has to come to this himself/herself.

Otherwise he/she will not value and appreciate it.
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Come on. If one wishes a PC to connect to Internet he/she can do it almost for free nowadays.
I'm sure cwodave was only joking.
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Old 11-16-02, 12:26 AM   #12
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I'm sure cwodave was only joking.
Yes, Rodney, but I'm not!

If it weren't for my wife squandering a rare cash windfall on this Dell, I wouldn't be posting much. In fact, I probably would have bought two nice bikes.

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Something like 133 MHz can be bought for peanuts, but it will work handsomely for Internet connection.
My company has given up trying to find people to buy them. We literally give them away (monitors still have value though)
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The problem with giving away for free is that people bring the box home and never use it.

But when a person invested in something, he/she will use it for sure.

It is like in bible: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
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The problem with giving away for free is that people bring the box home and never use it.

But when a person invested in something, he/she will use it for sure.

It is like in bible: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Tell that to people who buy gym equipment
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The problem with giving away for free is that people bring the box home and never use it.

But when a person invested in something, he/she will use it for sure.

It is like in bible: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
That's so true in so many areas.

People always take a little extra care and interest when they have to contribute something.
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Well, I invested in gym equipment about 3 years ago, and I use it.

It's all because none of you guys ordered enough bikeforums jerseys. Maybe we'll have to do another project, and get more BFN propoganda circulating. If there's enogh interest, I might be persuaded to get another ball rolling.
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