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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    Internet Brands acquires BikeForums.net

    I think the title says it all! I guess Iíll use the rest of the post to tell you more about the sale, the future, and Internet Brands; the new owners.

    First off, I want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions to the site. Without the help of current and past members, BikeForums would never have grown to the community it is today. Thank you!

    In the last Seven and a half years, I have watched the site grow from 3 registered members in the first week to over 65,000 registered members today. We have gone from 2 - 3 posts a day to over 6,000 new posts daily. This site has far exceeded all expectations I had that first week! Of course, it's also has became a lot more work over the years, even with the help of a great moderator team.

    This is where Internet Brands will step in. They will provide the infrastructure needed to host the site. They will also take over advertising, marketing and bookkeeping. Iím also looking forward to having access to unlimited time with their programmers and server techs.

    At the end of this month, I will be stepping down as primary admin of BikeForums.net. Brian will be taking over the top spot. Iíll continue to stick around and help grow and manage the community over the next few years, but most of my time and energy will be spent on new ventures both on, and off line.

    If youíre not familiar with Internet Brands, check out their website and about pages: http://www.internetbrands.com/ib/. These guys are very community oriented and they obviously see the value in the BikeForums community that has been created. Having a successful company behind the forums can only be a good thing. I'm really excited about the future of BikeForums.net, I think the best days are yet to come.

    Sincerely,
    Joe Gardner

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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    Good job!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Twice as much as youtube.

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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    Thanks, I don't plan on announcing how much I sold it for. Enough to focus on my next venture.

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    Outstanding!
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    Congrats Joe. You put in the long hours to make this place and you deserve whatever you made on the deal. Thanks for creating such a great place to learn, share and recreate.
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    Thank you, Joe, for having created BF, which has literally been a lifeline for me. Congratulations, and good luck with your new ventures, both on- and off-line.


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    Congratulations Joe.

    Shadiyah stays though? Right?
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    Congrats, Joe!

    Pick up something nice for Shadiyah and yourself. Maybe a tandem?


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    Good job Joe, all the best on the next venture!!
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    Brilliant!

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    Good luck in your future endeavors, Joe. I have to say, this community has me hooked. Been logging so much time on here, it's incredible, and it's a testiment to the hard work and effort you gutted out for this site. Once again, thanks.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Great job Joe. Good luck on you next ventures.
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    Thank you, thank you and thank you.

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    Congrats Joe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Congrats, Joe!

    Pick up something nice for Shadiyah and yourself. Maybe a tandem?

    He knows where he can borrow one...

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    Congratulations Joe, you made these forums the great place they are!
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    Sounds good Joe! Good luck on those new ventures, whatever they may be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Congrats Joe. You put in the long hours to make this place and you deserve whatever you made on the deal. Thanks for creating such a great place to learn, share and recreate.
    Hey! None of that 'recreating' stuff here! This is a wholesome family place with hight moral values. If you want to recreate, get a room!

    Can't we just have fun?

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    Congrats, Joe!
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    If its good news for you, its good news for me. Thanks a bunch!
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    Thanks, good job and congratulations
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    Be sure the new admin is aware that if BF changes, there will be a general Foo revolt.



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