Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,845
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES

    Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES

    GOTCHA!!

    Not really. This is an attempt to see the effects of a title on how many folks view a post.

    Since I posted pictures of "A Ride up Waterton Canyon," three days ago, only about 20 folks have viewed it.

    I was just a little curious as to how many folks would view it if I changed the title a bit.

    There has been great interest in pics of fit male cyclists and females cyclists. How about interest in pictures of rides?

    Anyway, for some great pics of an interesting and fun ride, see:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...034#post257034

    Sorry if I have disturbed anyone!!
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 06-22-03 at 03:17 PM.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  2. #2
    Almost Immortal The Rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    My Bikes
    2004 Trek 7500FX
    Posts
    820
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I feel so...so used.

    And just slightly scuzzy. Now I'll go read your original post to pay penance.
    "Ignorance begets confidence more frequently than does knowledge." -Charles Darwin


    http://blog.myspace.com/robcatg

    http://therob.wordpress.com

  3. #3
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,845
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really do think that if someone takes the time and effort to take and post pictures, the rest of us should also participate in that person's joy and eagerness to share by, at the minimum, at least sneaking a look at the photos.

    Otherwise, folks will simply stop posting pics. Hey, if no one looks, why post? Seems to me to that we should have as much interest in pictures of rides as in naked male or female, fit or not fit, cyclists!!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  4. #4
    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Perth - Western Australia
    My Bikes
    Road Bike / Mountain Bike
    Posts
    1,763
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I saw the title - I saw the thread originator - I saw the forum it was in. I knew there'd be no pictures of "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon" so I had to investigate just to see what you were up to.

    Oh yeah - I'll check out your photos if you really want me to.

  5. #5
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,845
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by MediaCreations
    I saw the title - I saw the thread originator - I saw the forum it was in. I knew there'd be no pictures of "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon" so I had to investigate just to see what you were up to.
    Yeah, REALLY??

    Anyway -

    The score so far:

    1. "A Ride up Waterton Canyon"

    Posted for 3 days - 20 views recorded in the "view count" during the 3 days.

    2. "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES"

    Posted for 23 hours - 94 views recorded

    3. "A Ride up Waterton Canyon"

    79 additional views (after being linked from "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES" to "A Ride up Waterton Canyon")

    4. Conclusion:

    The title DOES make the post. At least as far as viewership.

    So, we need to think about sexier and more provocative post titles, if we want folks to view what we post.

    If we don't, boring titles such as "A Ride up Waterton Canyon" will guarantee that practically no one views what is posted. People will simply NOT click on a post with such an uninteresting title. Interesting.

    Hey, all the auto manufacturers and others know about the need for sex in advertising. Why should the BF group be any different?

    Also, I would venture to say that folks generally are not interested in general ride pics, and posting these is most likely a waste of effort on the part of the poster.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 06-23-03 at 05:32 AM.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  6. #6
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
    Posts
    13,601
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You know if I see the words "nude" and "pictures" in the same sentence I'm going to look.


    BTW: Great pictures of your trip.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  7. #7
    Resident Music Junkie Aggressor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
    My Bikes
    2000 Avanti Aggressor
    Posts
    484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very devious, I want the pics
    Hospitality Club - For all your touring accommodation needs

    2000 Avanti Aggressor
    1999 Giant ATX 890 frameset (currently building up)

  8. #8
    Grounded Inkwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Wisconsin, Land of the Cheeseheads
    Posts
    900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, the word 'Nude' just graps my attention faster than 'Waterton Canyon.' I can;t imagine why...
    "A curious two-wheeled vehicle called the Velocipede has been invented, which is propelled by jack-asses instead of horses."--The Federal Republican and Baltimore Telegraph, July 9, 1819

  9. #9
    Raptobike Rider djwid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Kirkland, WA
    My Bikes
    Raptobike Lowracer, Mango Velomobile, EasyRacers GRR
    Posts
    396
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think if you add to the title the word photo you might get more views-
    for instance "Photo's of my ride up Waterton Canyon". Maybe add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
    -Duncan
    My stable:
    2010 EasyRacer GRR
    2010 Mango Sport Velomobile
    2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
    My blog
    My bike pictures

  10. #10
    Guest
    Guest
    I feel violated and cheated all at the same time...


  11. #11
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,845
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by djwid
    I think if you add to the title the word photo you might get more views-
    for instance "Photo's of my ride up Waterton Canyon". Maybe add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
    -Duncan
    As this was posted one month ago, it is really old news by now!

    Never thought I would see the thread again.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  12. #12
    Guest
    Guest
    Well, what comes around, goes around! C'mon, man... we've all seen threads resurrected!

  13. #13
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,845
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Koffee Brown
    Well, what comes around, goes around! C'mon, man... we've all seen threads resurrected!
    But to resurrect one this boring?
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Stor Mand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    701
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn you !! No nudes .. knew it was too good to be true.

    Looked like a nice ride.

  15. #15
    Newbie Amund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have never been that quick to enter a thread

  16. #16
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just checked the post to see what a gal with two black eyes looked like!

  17. #17
    Approaching Nirvana megaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tomah, WI
    My Bikes
    Catrike Expedition
    Posts
    1,222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good "scenery" is always worth looking at. However, I love stories about rides on trails that are touring bike suitable. At this point I've traveled up to 500 miles to ride on a good trail. We have good trails in this part of the country, but new rides are what makes the world go round.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
    -- Albert Einstein

  18. #18
    Senior Member Bikesick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Sunny Eastern Washington
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Vortex, Trek Fuel 100
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dough!!! you got me.

  19. #19
    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    My Bikes
    2004 Cervelo Soloist 105, 2005 Apollo Apex, 2006 SCOTT Speedster S30
    Posts
    1,601
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by djwid
    add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
    -Duncan
    I am oficially offended

    Are you trying to say my g/f is a sheep, or that i shag sheep, or both?

    Brendon
    Scott Speedster S30
    Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs
    FSA Energy 50/34 Compact Cranks
    Spinergy Stealth PBO Race wheels
    Sram OG 1070 casette

  20. #20
    Crazy lady Zub Zub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Dannevirke, New Zealand (Middle of Nowhere)
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice trick... nice pics and very cheeky

  21. #21
    Lentement mais sûrement Erick L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    My Bikes
    Peugeot Alpin Pro, Surly LHT
    Posts
    1,985
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn... I've seen this thread many times and I know there are no nudes, but I still click when it pops up on top... just in case.

    Well... mildly disappointed , but still great shots! Looks like a great place to ride!
    Erick - www.borealphoto.com/velo

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Leeds UK
    Posts
    1,893
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Disgusting!

    No nudes is good nudes

    PS could someone invent an ironic typeface?

  23. #23
    Senior Member Clutch49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    2009 Colnago EPS, 2004 KLEIN aura xv, 1998 MARINONI Ciclo, 1994 Phoenix Boulder
    Posts
    106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nudes!!! Where? Where?

    Awwww....got me
    Strangers have the best candy!!

  24. #24
    Crank Crushing Redneck SamDaBikinMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    A van down by the river.
    My Bikes
    Bikes are environmentally damaging
    Posts
    2,600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But those of us with dial up cannot easily view pics on threads.

    Of course I clicked on this one since the photos would load quicker since it does not have to also load pictures of clothes.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •