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Old 06-17-03, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hours per Week Spent At Bike Forums???

Just curious.....how many hours per week on average do you all spend lurking and posting messages on this site? I'm a fairly new member and in less than 3 weeks time, I've posted my first 100 messages. I think I've been averaging about 6 hours per week on this site, maybe more. These hours add up when you're having fun. So how about you?
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Old 06-17-03, 11:58 PM   #2
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Seems like about 1 to 2 hours per day for me here, and about 3 to 5 hours a day at AnandTech Forums (I have over 10000 posts there gotta break this computer habit sometime!).
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Old 06-18-03, 01:06 AM   #3
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Old 06-18-03, 01:18 AM   #4
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Too much time to be 100% productive at work but I maintain a good balance overall. I restrict myself now to early morning, lunch time and a few mins after work. So far, it works out ok.
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Old 06-18-03, 02:06 AM   #5
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Too much.....many many hours!! at least 7...maybe pushing 10 some weeks?

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Old 06-18-03, 02:26 AM   #6
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About 10-14 hours a week. I enjoy every minute. It's part of my daily routine.
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Old 06-18-03, 02:48 AM   #7
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Probably around 15 hours/week. I'm usually pretty busy when I'm online here - although I only really read the threads that interest me unless there's a moderation issue to deal with. As a consequence, this time can vary depending on the topics being discussed at the time. I hardly ever use the chat room, simply because I generally don't get the time.
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Old 06-18-03, 03:21 AM   #8
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about an hour and a half/week on average and mostly for info.. i have been a member for sometime.. most of my posts have been in the last 5 months..lol. usually check the board out when i get back from riding in the morning(like now) and later at night.. for a few minutes.
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Old 06-18-03, 04:09 AM   #9
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about an hour and a half/week on average and mostly for info.. i have been a member for sometime.. most of my posts have been in the last 5 months..lol. usually check the board out when i get back from riding in the morning(like now) and later at night.. for a few minutes.
OK...I live in TO too and its like just after 6 am. I've been up all night and just reading your post. At what time did you get up to go for a ride??? All of the sudden I'm feeling very tired. Oh, wait that's just the midnight shift wearing on me.

I guess I spend a few hours a week on here. I find that I restrict myself to mostly when I'm on nights as its too hard during days to post up when the boss could walk around the corner at any minute. He doesn't mind, although I would want him to see me on the net everytime he comes across my desk.

Ask me this question again in the winter...chances are a few hours becomes many, many hours.
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Old 06-18-03, 04:16 AM   #10
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heya SS... i left home at 4.30 am and did around the lakeshore to thompson park and back three times..lol (i live pretty close to cherry beach) takes close to 1.5 hours, sometimes a little more, depending how many streetppl i have to bypass on my way down to ashbridges bay..lol easy to get out at 4.30.. it's the night rides that bug me- too many cars!!!
no i do not take the path all the way.. livin downtown is crazeeeee.
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Old 06-18-03, 04:38 AM   #11
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Well I hadn't really thought about it until this thread but I probably spend 4 or 5 hours a week out here. I never spend much time at once but I check back several times through out the day to check on the new posts.

Like other people have said I have learned more about cycling and bikes here in the last few months than I had learned in the last 10 years. Thanks for all of the entertainment and good info.

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Old 06-18-03, 05:18 AM   #12
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hmmm... 1-3hrs a day.. just browsing.. I seldome post.
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Old 06-18-03, 06:05 AM   #13
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I pop in and out while at work .. I mean when I'm at home . So, I couldn't put a real number on it but probably too many.
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Old 06-18-03, 06:58 AM   #14
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Old 06-18-03, 07:22 AM   #15
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Perhaps one hour a day total. I read, don't post much.Seven hours a week is not too bad, is it?
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Old 06-18-03, 09:35 AM   #16
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well, i work on computers, so i say i'm on here round 3-4 hours a day. mostly browsing and learning. and i'm on techwarelabs.com a good bit too.

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Old 06-18-03, 09:37 AM   #17
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I have the site on my computer at work 8hrs a day, and always in the backgound at home. I click "view new posts" once every 30 min or so...

Actual reading and replying to posts? 3hrs a day? *shrug*
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Old 06-18-03, 09:39 AM   #18
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Old 06-18-03, 10:22 AM   #19
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WAY too many. It's part of the daily routine - Get up, go to school, get home and check BF, go for a ride and come back and check BF, homework and dinner and then check BF, and go to sleep and dream about my next post on BF (alright....not really - and my schedule isn't really that boring).


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Old 06-18-03, 05:18 PM   #20
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At least an hour a day on average. It's part of my research brief.

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