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Old 02-06-08, 02:24 PM   #1
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Real riders...VC or VB

Somewhere out in the ozone, my riding mileage was challenged. Made me start keeping track.

Then I started thinking about the high volume posters of this site. My guess, and I've been wrong before, is that the number of miles ridden is inversely proportional to the number and length of posts.

I can't imagine how some (you know who you are) have time for even a short ride, what with all the energy expended pounding out philosophy on the keyboard.

Do many of you participate in VB?
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Old 02-06-08, 02:31 PM   #2
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Some of us find the time to do all three......posing, riding, and posting...

Here's one data:
http://www.bikeforums.net/memberlist...rt=posts&pp=30

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Some of us find the time to do all three......posing, riding, and posting...

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Yep -- that's it! I think it's a genetic thing, really -- a peculiar combination of innate time-management skills and physiological characteristics that simply allow some people to do all three. As a by-product of the genetic lottery, however, this ability really doesn't have any normative significance, so one need not feel hard done by if born without it.
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I never gave any thought to my total number of posts until someone posted the above link in this thread.
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What are VC and VB?

I post a reasonable amount, but I also ride A LOT.
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What the heck is VB?

The OP's basic premise is false. In fact, I would say that many of the most prolific posters also ride a ton. It's just another way to enjoy the sport they love.
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What the heck is VB?

The OP's basic premise is false. In fact, I would say that many of the most prolific posters also ride a ton. It's just another way to enjoy the sport they love.
An aussie beer that tastes like horse p!$$ (but still better than that bin juice you yanks try to pass off as beer )

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I've got 2,451 posts in two years, but over 9,500 miles. I think that's just about what every rider should be!
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An aussie beer that tastes like horse p!$$ (but still better than that bin juice you yanks try to pass off as beer )

LOL

Our cheeses suck as well. Dang pasteurization. Not that it matters to me being lactose intolerant.
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Certainly true in my case, at least in winter. I got up at 7 this morning and was going to "just check my e-mail" before I went out for a ride. Two hours later, I'm still sitting here dorking around with the computer, and I noticed that on another forum, I'll soon hit 4500 posts. I've never checked, but I'd bet 80 percent or more come between October, when it starts to get cold here, and April, when things thaw out. In summer I might go three or four days without posting anything.
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Then I started thinking about the high volume posters of this site. My guess, and I've been wrong before, is that the number of miles ridden is inversely proportional to the number and length of posts.
Yep, you're wrong. Next?
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I've got 2,451 posts in two years, but over 9,500 miles. I think that's just about what every rider should be!
I've got over 15,000 posts in like 4 years and during that same period maybe about 13,000 miles max. You can say, like my mortgage used to be at one time, I have an up-side-down mileage!....

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Lets see, 2223 posts in 5.6 years. 6000 miles a year on average.

2223/5.6 = 397 6000 / 397 = 15 miles per post. Wow, that's a little lower than I thought it was.
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Lets see, 2223 posts in 5.6 years. 6000 miles a year on average.

2223/5.6 = 397 6000 / 397 = 15 miles per post. Wow, that's a little lower than I thought it was.
That's a lot of equity in your mileage...
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What the heck is VB?

The OP's basic premise is false. In fact, I would say that many of the most prolific posters also ride a ton. It's just another way to enjoy the sport they love.
Agreed, loving to ride prompts some interesting behaviors.

VC-Vehement Critics - Pretty much the conservation of energy. No matter the position there's someone out there dimetrically opposed.

VB- Vociferous Bullsh****rs. - Have an opinion on everything. Knowledge not required.

Victoria Bitter is not bad, just the down under version of Rolling Rock.
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I call VC posters contrarians. Their main purpose in life is to provide the opposite viewpoint.

Can one be both?
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that's a false dichotomy. or something.
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Agreed, loving to ride prompts some interesting behaviors.

VC-Vehement Critics - Pretty much the conservation of energy. No matter the position there's someone out there dimetrically opposed.

VB- Vociferous Bullsh****rs. - Have an opinion on everything. Knowledge not required.

Victoria Bitter is not bad, just the down under version of Rolling Rock.
You're in psychology aren't you? I had the misfortune of being forced to take three psychology courses last semester and they were all about inventing terms for everything and getting us to memorize them as if they were gospel.
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You're in psychology aren't you? I had the misfortune of being forced to take three psychology courses last semester and they were all about inventing terms for everything and getting us to memorize them as if they were gospel.
Good quote from the Simpsons by Ned Flanders psycholigist to little Ned-

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You're in psychology aren't you? I had the misfortune of being forced to take three psychology courses last semester and they were all about inventing terms for everything and getting us to memorize them as if they were gospel.
That hurts. Psychology is the last bastion of false legitimacy, ranking as a discipline somewhere below Tarot card readers.

I was simply trying to point out....what was I trying to point out?

Oh yeah, my message was posted to spark conversation about the interesting nature of internet communication. One can be anyone one wants and have an opinion about everything without any knowledge, facts, support, etc., and be heard.

And before the responses start...that includes me!
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That hurts. Psychology is the last bastion of false legitimacy, ranking as a discipline somewhere below Tarot card readers.

I was simply trying to point out....what was I trying to point out?

Oh yeah, my message was posted to spark conversation about the interesting nature of internet communication. One can be anyone one wants and have an opinion about everything without any knowledge, facts, support, etc., and be heard.

And before the responses start...that includes me!
On the other hand Psychiatry has improved my quality of life quite a bit due to recent developments in medications.
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