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Old 02-12-12, 02:18 PM
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I have no life.

This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.
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Old 02-12-12, 02:28 PM
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I know whereof you speak! Thank God they can't put a laptop on a bike! (Well, unless it's a 'bent.)

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.
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Go for ride, or if too cold, do an hour or two on the trainer.
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Go for ride, or if too old, do an hour or two on the trainer.
I fixed it for you.
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Old 02-12-12, 03:05 PM
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Go for pie, or if too cold, do an hour or two in the hot tub.
I fixed it for you too.
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LOL Sure you do - but way too much of its being spent on the Internet! A bike ride for coffee and pie, followed by a dip in a hot tub all sound like great ideas. And will give you something to write about!

Should we start a coffee abd dessert ride thread or has it been done?
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Old 02-12-12, 03:19 PM
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It's all that time you have on your hands----Or Elbows

Stop falling off the bike and you will have a life but it will be spent recovering from all those hills you have climbed and the miles you have traveled instead of your injuries.
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I had no life.
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Yeah....I was reading bike reviews (N+1 obsession) yesterday and forgot to pick up my son for work (his car's in the shop). It becomes so easy to read ABOUT things rather than DO things. With retirement closing in, I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
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I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
I have no life

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
This makes 19,000 posts. At this rate I'll easily top 20,000 before the end of the year. Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.

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You say that like it's a bad thing.
There seem to be a lot of Bikeforums members in Boston so when I'm out riding and encounter a serious-appearing cyclist, I chat up Bike Forums to see if they are a subscriber. At least couple of snooty roadies have replied that they would rather be out riding, than posting about it.

My reply is that, well, I post at work when I can't be riding.

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Well, you can think of it this way: At least you can point to having racked up 19,000+ posts, which makes you look much more productive than those of us who spend tons of time on here and don't even have anything to show for it - except, of course, for all the edification and amusement that we have absorbed over the years thanks to folks like you.

Of course, it would be better to be out riding, but you can't ride 24/7, and I can honestly say that the quality of my life as a cyclist has been much enriched and sometimes even inspired by stuff that I've seen on BF. So it's all good, as long as sitting at the computer doesn't cut into one's riding time or other important aspects of one's life, if there are any.
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In my town, a small town in Rhode Island, the old guys hang out in or in front of the coffee shops. In Yurp, people have, for countless generations. done the same thing. I would suggest that the modern day equivalent is the internet. I would suggest that this is the universal desire to connect with the rest of the world.
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Let's see how I compare??

Me - 18,176, enroll Aug 2001

You - 19,001, enroll Feb 2004.

There must be a message there somewhere, although I haven't a clue what it is.

This should make you feel better:

patentcad Peloton Dog 11-14-05 46,735

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Old 02-12-12, 06:40 PM
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You need a new hobby. I'd suggest watching lots of bad science fiction and horror movies.
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When you hit 20,000 you can expect a knock on the door.
It will either be a fantastic award for prolific posting or it will be the team to take you away to get some help.

Third option: Could be pcad to offer some tips on how to increase your posting numbers.
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Let's see. You say that since Feb. 04 with 19000 posts, you spend so much time on the computer. Is that too much time on Bike Forums or too much time in general? This begs the question, what else and how much time do you spend on the computer other than Bike Forums? Now, of course, your time on these forums should be a source of pride.
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Old 02-12-12, 08:19 PM
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Could be pcad to offer some tips on how to increase your posting numbers.
pcad does some seriously goofy things in order to make sure that he has more posts than anybody else. I'm sick but I'm not THAT sick.
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Machka has 29,297 posts to her credit (third in the rankings behind pcad and blotto), and we get plenty of time to ride lots (and we talk a fair bit about BFs and the issues and how they might or might not affect us). Plus, like you Retro, she is as helpful as can be in the conversations she has with people here.

Stay up with it. You've been around cycling for a long time and will get back out there riding again. And as one of the sages here you have a lot to contribute, at least in my estimation.
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Half of me is proud, the other half ashamed that I spend so much time on the computer.
Of course you have a life. It's just "virtual."
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Now that you mention it...

We are currently a Nielson family and we are supposed to log everything we watch on TV. Since my wife has other distractions, the only thing we've entered is about 10 minutes of the Weather Channel.

I'd love to flood the ratings with Gilliagans Island reruns, but that wouldn't be honest.
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Originally Posted by Velo Fellow
I'm gonna have to put up structures of activity to keep me from being on-line unshaven in my boxers and tee-shirt at 3:00pm.
Nothing wrong with that. That described me at least three days a week, except I leave at 1:00 pm and go riding every day. Retirement is great!
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I can think of at least four other things that would be more shameful. Relax, enjoy what you enjoy.
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I may have a life (that's really debatable), but I have only a finite amount of intelligence in my noggin. Because of that, each additional post I put out there dilutes the quality of the aggregate that came before. If X amount of intelligence = N number of posts, then each post is worth X/N. Adding to my post count means each post now is worth X/N+1.

Whoops, I did it again.
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I can think of at least four other things that would be more shameful. Relax, enjoy what you enjoy.
And those might be?

I am working hard on increasing my shame quotient, and welcome your additions and suggestions.
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