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Old 10-22-2007, 11:43 AM   #7441
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Some nice roads out there in Pinehurst country! Hop over to www.friedquads.com.. Baldy set up a whole new site for the bicycle folks


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Old 10-22-2007, 12:07 PM   #7442
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Some nice roads out there in Pinehurst country! Hop over to www.friedquads.com.. Baldy set up a whole new site for the bicycle folks


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Old 10-22-2007, 06:57 PM   #7443
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I finally got "fixed"!
Thanks for supporting a good midwestern company. I've got one of their fixies, and the fun crew at Surly is a bunch of drinkers with a biking problem.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:49 PM   #7444
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I've posted a bunch the last 2 days (Freied Quads), not much traffic though.
It's really hard to get a new forum started. ADVrider and dgrin were both that way -- the first month it seems like a ghost town and you have to fight to get each new member.

Once you get (if you get) critical mass, it becomes very cool.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #7445
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It's really hard to get a new forum started. ADVrider and dgrin were both that way -- the first month it seems like a ghost town and you have to fight to get each new member.

Once you get (if you get) critical mass, it becomes very cool.
I was part of a start up board for scuba this last July, it was sloooooow going at first. The regulars just posted away, tried to start some interesting and fun threads, were welcoming to new members, and now it's really rolling along. FQ is going to grow into a fantastic place.
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:33 PM   #7446
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It's really hard to get a new forum started. ADVrider and dgrin were both that way -- the first month it seems like a ghost town and you have to fight to get each new member.

Once you get (if you get) critical mass, it becomes very cool.
I remember those days here....


I'm wondering (aloud) if the fact that it covers such a wide spectrum - that it's keeping the harcore "one" sporters (runners, swimmers, bikers) out?

Is is essentially an ultra/tri site, right?
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #7447
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I remember those days here....


I'm wondering (aloud) if the fact that it covers such a wide spectrum - that it's keeping the harcore "one" sporters (runners, swimmers, bikers) out?

Is is essentially an ultra/tri site, right?
Not if I have anything to say about it!



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Old 10-23-2007, 07:22 PM   #7448
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Not if I have anything to say about it!



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And you say a lot!!!!!!

I think it is a lot of bicycle people there right now that frequented this thread. There are others, but I didn't get much response at bikeforums.net.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:30 AM   #7449
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And you say a lot!!!!!!

I think it is a lot of bicycle people there right now that frequented this thread. There are others, but I didn't get much response at bikeforums.net.
I posted it up on my womens cycling forum and a couple of women have signed up. They'll probably stick around if the place doesn't become awash in testosterone.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:15 PM   #7450
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I posted it up on my womens cycling forum and a couple of women have signed up. They'll probably stick around if the place doesn't become awash in testosterone.
Ummmm hate to break it to ya there Queen, but most cyclists AND MC-ists ARE male.



...but the people I enjoy riding with the most tend to be female!



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Old 10-24-2007, 07:42 PM   #7451
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I remember those days here....


I'm wondering (aloud) if the fact that it covers such a wide spectrum - that it's keeping the harcore "one" sporters (runners, swimmers, bikers) out?

Is is essentially an ultra/tri site, right?
That's definitely a risk and I've been thinking about that for over a year. It's much easier to start if it's one sport.

But I love the way ADVrider evolved. Most other bike forums were like F650.com or bmwrt.com at the time. What if you sell your bike? What if you have two? What if you're Chanderjeet? I wanted to make it about a type of riding.

Same with Fried Quads. I think a lot of people are interested in endurance sport -- cycling, running, adventure racing, triathlon. I notice on slowtwitch.com, where I hang, which is about triathlon, there is a lot of chatter about Lance, possibly running a marathon, etc., but no place to post it.

We'll fill out the cycling forums in time. I just don't want them to look empty until we get more traffic. I'm focused on Ultras right now because it's a smaller community, we have a lot of cyclists to start but not many runners, and I'd hate for cycling to get all traction in the beginning and running none to the ultra guys don't come.

It's a risk but I think we have a good shot at pulling it off.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #7452
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Ummmm hate to break it to ya there Queen, but most cyclists AND MC-ists ARE male.



...but the people I enjoy riding with the most tend to be female!



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No worries about them being guys, it's the guy-style crudeness that drives most gals away. We just don't interact that way so it's very foreign to many women. I hang here so I'm used to it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:35 PM   #7453
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Ummmm hate to break it to ya there Queen, but most cyclists AND MC-ists ARE male.
I think there are a lot more women doing marathons, tris and cycle events than ride motorcycles, no?

Surely we want them to post...



And since it's Jo Momma, I'll link to this very fine bike jersey:

http://my.opera.com/badmadcyclist/al...icture=4151663
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:16 AM   #7454
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Soooo ummmmm

Who'd ban YOU?!

I'd post up, but I don't own the place.

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:17 AM   #7455
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