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    pretty n pink grrlyrida's Avatar
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    What type of rep does BF have?

    I was at my LBS today and one of the guys who works there was telling me about his climb up Baldy Sun. So I was excited and asked him if he went with the BF peeps. He said, "Bike Forum! I don't ride with them," waving his right hand dismissively in the air. "They are,"...Then he looks at me and squints his eyes and says sneering, "I saw them getting ready in the parking lot." I thought what the...what did they do to you?!! So I started wondering what sort of rep does BF have in the SoCal biking community. Is it like a gang that gives a beat down to other cyclists with their ulocks to get street cred? Or does community service by dishing out meatloaf and mash pototoes in their BF kit at a local homeless shelter? I thought it was just a group who love riding their bikes. I maybe wrong cause I'm new. What do you think the BF rep is?

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    This is gonna be good.

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    Everyone is entitled to their... generalizations.

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    Why don't you provide his name and shop address and we will have a talk with him....

    Seriously, I never really thought about the reputation of BF, I do know that I am proud to be associated with them

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    what shop was this?

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    Bad rep. Who would belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
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    Most shops I've been to have never even heard of BF.....or for the matter, most all cyclists I come across and have a chance to talk with.

    In fact, I was searching for something and came across this site by accident several years ago and joined.
    Last edited by roadfix; 08-29-07 at 08:39 PM.

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    are you in encinitas?

    kidding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    are you in encinitas?
    Now that was funny!!!

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    I am sure that some people don't like BF, just like some people don't like Bangers and Mashed.

    Too bad both of those kinds of people suck.
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    The owner of my LBS doesn't really know about BikeForums, but he sure loved my BF jersey.
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    just goes to show you...that you can be successful with just a niche market.

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    They probably hate rides where people don't get dropped....
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    I think some don't like it because anybody can say anything ... so what's the point? That's what I LIKE about BF.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I don't know what type of "rep" BF has. I know that I appreciate the community... many people here have become personal friends and the organized rides/get togethers are always a bunch of fun!

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    You mean someone noticed us?


    Cool. There is no such thing as bad publicity. Weer famus!

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    I've found a real sense of cameraderie with BF. I haven't had so much fun with a cycling group before. I always look forward to doing BF rides, and meeting more of you in person, rather than just trading messages on the forum.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrlyrida View Post
    I was at my LBS today and one of the guys who works there was telling me about his climb up Baldy Sun. So I was excited and asked him if he went with the BF peeps. He said, "Bike Forum! I don't ride with them," waving his right hand dismissively in the air. "They are,"...Then he looks at me and squints his eyes and says sneering, "I saw them getting ready in the parking lot." I thought what the...what did they do to you?!! So I started wondering what sort of rep does BF have in the SoCal biking community. Is it like a gang that gives a beat down to other cyclists with their ulocks to get street cred? Or does community service by dishing out meatloaf and mash pototoes in their BF kit at a local homeless shelter? I thought it was just a group who love riding their bikes. I maybe wrong cause I'm new. What do you think the BF rep is?
    Time to find a new LBS....

    Not sure if this guy was with a group or not...my lbs guy rode up a bit ahead of us with another group..he knows us and has ridden with us, and has no problem with us...
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    probably not him. This guy had a problem with BF. He changed the subject when he saw a puzzled look on my face. Guess he didn't want to miss out on a sale.

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    hater

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    Anyone who thinks we are not an easygoing, fun loving, friendly group must be ruthlessly suppressed.

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    why do i get the feeling that this is all ovoleg's fault?

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    Well, I personally am shocked and dismayed that anyone would not like us. It is my mission to help that lonely, lost lbs soul. Please PM his name and address to me. I'll go get up close and personal with him. Once he meets me, he'll have nothing but BF on his mind, and I bet BFing will become an addiction. He'll be jonesing to ride. And if that doesn't work...I'll send Ovoleg to get up close and personal. If Ovo and I "tag-team" him, we shall prevail.

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