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Old 01-09-18, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I don't think that is me in that picture, though I think the storefronts line Boylston St where I live.
yeah, i just happened across that pic of a guy commuting where you live and took a chance. I forget if your winter bike was a flat-bar ... i thought you had an actual MTB for snow. but ... it was the right neighborhood and a picture fo truly hard-core cycling .... and just kind of cool to look at.

Bet it sucked but was a fun ride in a perverse "brag on the suffering later" kind of way.

And if it had been you ... you would be famous .... here, where you are already famous.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
yeah, i just happened across that pic of a guy commuting where you live and took a chance. I forget if your winter bike was a flat-bar ... i thought you had an actual MTB for snow. but ... it was the right neighborhood and a picture fo truly hard-core cycling .... and just kind of cool to look at.

Bet it sucked but was a fun ride in a perverse "brag on the suffering later" kind of way.

And if it had been you ... you would be famous .... here, where you are already famous.
Here are my iconic pictures from the Snowpocalypse of 2015.

When I ride under those conditions, my wife chides me, "You just want to ride to write about it on Bike Forums."
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Robert Marchand has decided it is time to stop ... at the age of 106.

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/...bert-marchand/
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Old 01-10-18, 06:23 AM
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Since this thread seems to be winding down, if I may veer down a derivative path,
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
...Also, if your replies begin to look like an essay, you might consider paring it down a little because a lot of people won't bother to read it.
Not to belabor your point, but
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…Last year I came upon a post that to me embodied the communication style that I like about BF. In response to a long quote, Turbo1889 wrote [not to me]:
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First of all you have no need to apologize for a lengthy post, least of all to me of all people. Part of the reason I like forums as apposed to other forms of written communal internet forms is because I consider it the "long deep conversation format" rather then the quick short snappy sound bite like format like twitter and such.
So when I nest quotes, I feel I’m emulating a conversation…”He said," then “You said," then “I said, and now I’m saying…” I leave my quotes as links to identify the author, and if anyone is interested in reading further, or verifying those quotes, they can easily be followed right from the post.

I use ellipses,"..." to eliminate as much as possible, and still leave the context of the quote comprehensible; and I bold key words and phrases to emphasize the core content of the discussion. While even if nobody reads my posts, I do try to communicate clearly to the reader. At least I try to evenly space, and keep my paragraphs short for easier readability, FWIW.
On the other hand, on a 2013 thread on Fifty-Plus, “How Do You Communicate on Forums vs Face-to-Face,” closed because of the hostile communication:
Originally Posted by Frankfast
+1 Forums for me are just like fast food. If I want something healthy, I'll read some good fiction.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
…As a Famous Writer wrote, If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.

I only read the threads and posts that interest me. If I'm particularly interested in the content then I'm motivated to read no matter how long. It takes some time to write a properly composed long post, and I take my chances that my expenditure of time might connect with another interested reader.
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Old 01-10-18, 07:56 AM
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You just couldn't resist, could you?
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I hate long posts. They are a mark of selfishness and a lack of discipline.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
…if your replies begin to look like an essay, you might consider paring it down a little because a lot of people won't bother to read it.
Originally Posted by Frankfast
+1 Forums for me are just like fast food. If I want something healthy, I'll read some good fiction.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
…As a Famous Writer wrote, If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter
Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
You just couldn't resist, could you?
Some subscribers like to be quoted.
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At last I'm enshrined in a Jim from Boston quote chain, feels like the big time! Thank you….Ride on.
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I hate long posts. They are a mark of selfishness and a lack of discipline.
As a premier example of a fast food thread, see on the Road Cycling Forum, Addiction LXIX
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Hi! What’s this thread about?
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Happy New Year!
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Old 01-10-18, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
As a premier example of a fast food thread, see on the Road Cycling Forum, Addiction LXIX
I have been asked by the moderator not to participate in that thread.

Not quite sure why .... just wasn't "one of the guys."

Not enough discipline, too much self-indulgence, maybe.

Oh, well .... back to my budding career as a forum novelist.
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Old 01-10-18, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I hate long posts.They are a mark of selfishness and a lack of discipline.
FYA from the above-mentioned, 2013 thread closed for hostile communication, “How Do You Communicate on Forums vs Face-to-Face,”
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
It's surprising to me, how much seeming discontent has been expressed on this thread about nasty entanglements, if indeed the correspondence of the forums is so ephemeral...

For me, the art of composition is to make my posts easy to read, particularly if they are“ long,” Paragraph breaks are certainly key tool to do that-- seven lines maximum. I would suggest that three such paragraphs would constitute a “long” post, excluding textbox quotations.
Originally Posted by To Remain Anonymous
I wouldn't spend near as much time with you in person, let alone stop for paragraphs. ****, I might even let go of punctuation in person, except when you feel the heel of my boot hit your chin.
Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
You just couldn't resist, could you?
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Old 01-10-18, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Robert Marchand has decided it is time to stop ... at the age of 106.

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/...bert-marchand/

A very impressive man, and, reading that article, what impressed me most about his cycling was that he didn't return to competitive cycling until his 90s.

That means I've got 20 years to get in shape before I give it a go.
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A very impressive man, and, reading that article, what impressed me most about his cycling was that he didn't return to competitive cycling until his 90s.

That means I've got 20 years to get in shape before I give it a go.
By the time I am 90 i guess i will have a shot at finishing on the podium ... as long as I finish the race.

Great to have goals.
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Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
Some would say that it’s time to stop posting on the internet when your reply has no bearing on the question that was asked.
I thought it was quite relevant to the topic...in a sort of internet way.
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Old 01-10-18, 03:32 PM
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Some people would try to explain to people who try to start pointless conflicts on the internet, that there are myriad reasons not to do so.

But that's not me.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Some people would try to explain to people who try to start pointless conflicts on the internet, that there are myriad reasons not to do so.

But that's not me.

WOW...
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It's time to stop when you're not having fun.
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Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
Really? How was a story about someone retiring from cycling relevant?
Seriously, you are concerned about deviation from the strict topic of a thread in the 50+?
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Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
Some would say that it’s time to stop posting on the internet when your reply has no bearing on the question that was asked.
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Seriously, you are concerned about deviation from the strict topic of a thread in the 50+?
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No, I am just amused. Seriously amused even.
Earlier on this thread I posted:
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How do we know when it's time to stop?

I was amused that some of the replies thought it meant to stop cycling, and some thought it meant to stop posting to BF, or stop drinking… [then]
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Since this thread seems to be winding down, if I may veer down a derivative path...Not to belabor [Trsnrtr’s] pint…er…point...
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Originally Posted by Guy With Goofy Quoting
Earlier on this thread I posted...
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So?
The name is Boston...Jim from Boston.

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We havent had a Seinfeld thread in quite a while.
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Obviously no one posting in this thread knows when to stop.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
How do we know when it's time to stop?…Posting on the internet…Anyone in 50+think about this? Is it Winter?
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Obviously no one posting in this thread knows when to stop.
Hi…My name is Jim, and Lord knows I’ve tried to stop…(Hi, Jim)
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… After about nine years posting on BikeForums, I have dropped off posting to the public forums. This has been a good thing for me... Nonetheless, I still read my favorite subforums daily…
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...Interesting to read that you have found a way to participate here that suits you better. [but]...
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You just couldn't resist, could you?
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It's like booze or drugs. If you're asking yourself the question, it's probably time to stop.
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Stop when you stop having fun. ...

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I am a lawyer by profession. I get paid for my opinion. If I ain’t getting paid, I ain’t opining.

Is that simple.

Is this also why you don't wave back at a fellow cyclist who waves to you first?


Because you aren't getting paid to wave?
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Is this also why you don't wave back at a fellow cyclist who waves to you first?


Because you aren't getting paid to wave?
I was wondering when my personal “why don’t you wave” stalker would make a return appearance?

I always wanted to have my very own fan club.

How are those boiling flying foxes treating ‘ya?
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I was wondering when my personal “why don’t you wave” stalker would make a return appearance?

I always wanted my own fan club.

I've let you get away with a lot recently, but even I have my limits.
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