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Old 02-17-10, 06:24 PM   #1
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this forum is so slow

Does anyone else even check in here anymore?

Who is riding this weekend? What if there's rain?...
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Old 02-17-10, 06:38 PM   #2
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Yes, I agree. We need Beaker to start organizing us. Go, Richard!!
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Old 02-17-10, 06:40 PM   #3
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It's because this forum rides on a triple ... lol
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It's winter. Just you wait.
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R.I.P. Norcal. Where are David & Lisa, Big Sean, Ty, Miguel, Norman, Tim and others that posted during the golden years of 2007-08?
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R.I.P. Norcal. Where are David & Lisa, Big Sean, Ty, Miguel, Norman, Tim and others that posted during the golden years of 2007-08?
I still have hope we'll get going when it stops raining. But maybe Facebook and Twitter are sucking peoples time instead on BF NorCal.
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Old 02-17-10, 09:53 PM   #7
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I hope things pick up when the weather improves and the daylight returns.
Once my wife does The Solvang Century and finishes with Team in Training things will pick up for me.
Right now I watch a lot of good Saturday rides go by on the forum because I am home with the kids while Mrs. O is with TNT

I do my riding on Sunday which seems like the less desirable day around these parts.

I have a 77 mile Napa ride in my hip pocket that I want to do as soon possible.
I will try to organize that as a group ride.
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Wait. you said kids

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I think there are a few reasons. I have been riding, and catching up with fellow NorCal'rs on a pretty regular basis, but outside of the forum. I generally feel that any ride posted here should likely be a min 3-4 hour commitment (if you're expecting people to travel), and will also be a mixed pace, a lot of times lately my rides haven't worked with either criteria. Anyone who's organized a ride here knows that it's always a little more complicated than you expect.

I think there's also a component that a lot of people's lives have become a lot more stressful/complicated over the last year. Some looking for work, others swamped with increased workloads, some moving house, having kids etc. Any of these can easily get in the way of spending time chilling in the NorCal forum.

Finally I agree with Curtis. Twitter has been a good way of staying in touch. There's no denying that it's a superior way to keep up with the latest goings on, or informal plans and you get the much more rapid back and forth than you can on the forum. I know some rides get organized this way, but I don't think this is the only reason.

I'll bet it picks up round here once the organized ride season gets going and the weather is more predictable.
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Does anyone else even check in here anymore?
I do, but it is pretty dead lately.

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But maybe Facebook and Twitter are sucking peoples time instead on BF NorCal.
Ew. Say it ain't so, folks!
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Old 02-17-10, 10:33 PM   #12
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but outside of the forum.

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Twitter
Bummer.
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Bummer.
Actually for me, despite being a certified Twit(TM), I've tended to use (hold-on-to-your-hats-guys) good ol' email to hit up folks I live near for a quick hour and a half ride or something like that. Not really worth posting that sort of thing ya know?
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Old 02-17-10, 10:40 PM   #14
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Who is riding this weekend? What if there's rain?...
Don't feed the troll...
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Old 02-17-10, 10:48 PM   #15
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Yes, I agree. We need Beaker to start organizing us.
Actually you're out of date. Last year was the year of the muppet. The recent lunar new year celebrates the year of the tiger. Now, if you take the word "tiger", add some letters and take some others away you get "RoboCheme".

A coincidence? I think not.

Where will the first ride be?
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Old 02-17-10, 11:10 PM   #16
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Actually for me, despite being a certified Twit(TM), I've tended to use (hold-on-to-your-hats-guys) good ol' email to hit up folks I live near for a quick hour and a half ride or something like that. Not really worth posting that sort of thing ya know?
Email I get. I've used it for that purpose a few times. But MyTwitterFaceSpaceBook? Eugh.
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Only problem with twitter for me, is that most of BF norcal have their accounts protected. So it's a little difficult to know about some of the planned BF norcal rides.
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Old 02-18-10, 11:06 AM   #18
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Also some people, like me, do not have twitter. I have facebook that I rarely use, and Myspace that I don't even remember loging password for anymore. lol
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Old 02-18-10, 12:40 PM   #19
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I recommend a norcal.roadcycling ******!
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Old 02-18-10, 01:04 PM   #20
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Email I get. I've used it for that purpose a few times. But MyTwitterFaceSpaceBook? Eugh.
I'm with you.

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I just don't really see a big use in my life for twitter or facebook. I friend of mine told me a year or so ago that I just had to log onto facebook to "keep in touch", so I did. So now I get up to the minute updates from people I really don't know that well, letting me know they just had a nice cup of coffee, or gave their dog a milk-bone, or are at (insert random location here), or wanting me to join a stupid cause I never heard of or don't care about, blah, blah, blah.......

If I want to keep in touch with acquaintances, I shoot out an email once in a while. If I want to talk with a friend, I pick up the damn phone and give them a jingle. What the hell is so bad about actual human contact?

And don't get me started on texting - what a frickin' waste of time, and it's making the current generation socially "challenged". I actually sat at one of my daughter's high school get togethers, watching a whole table of teens sitting together but not socially interacting - just clicking away and texting to each other while in the same room. WTF?

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Or dare i say it the new Google Buzz
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Or dare i say it the new Google Buzz
It's better than wave, but is missing it's chance by launching with so many issues/bugs.
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I do miss the golden 07-08 years.
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What you're not all on Twitter?
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Wait. you said kids

That would be sweet but they don't make that anyone from what I've heard.

Anyhow, my boy Luke has just learned to ride two wheels! Time to hand-me-down his bike to little sis.
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