Aside from the bickering - that is normal to any internet forum - bikeforums.net has been a great source of information. I stumbled upon it few weeks ago while looking for some tips on bike building and I ended up learning how to properly protect my goggles from fogging, how to protect my feet from getting wet, lots of winter riding tips, the dual stem trick for mounting extra gadgets and bags, I learned about Magic Shine! I found new great vendors and links to other great sites and a lot more useful stuff. But I also found it to be a great inspiration to continue riding and expand. I think I will try my first tour this year and get back to road riding in general thanks to stories and photos on the forum. Thanks and kudos to all who took their time to share their knowledge and experiences!