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Photo & Video / Re: Show us your bike related pics..One pic per day!
« Last post by klaviator on June 28, 2022, 09:51:12 PM »
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Motorcycling News / Re: Why are forums a dying breed?
« Last post by klaviator on June 28, 2022, 09:46:55 PM »
Some forums are still very active, this just isn't one of them.  Personally I think the forum format is far superior to social media platforms like Face Book.  Many clubs use facebook as their platform to organize on but when I talk to those people most of them claim to hate face book.  I am on facebook but for every post or picture that I post there i post a couple hundred on forums.  You can't post a ride report or carry on a meaningfull conversation on Face Book.  Good luck finding something that was posted after more than a week or so.
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Motorcycling News / Re: Why are forums a dying breed?
« Last post by Nice Goat on June 28, 2022, 09:52:10 AM »
As the article pointed out, Photobucket did a lot of damage.  People put a lot of work into ride reports, tech reports, etc., and it turns out that those were easily destroyed.  The internet moved away from static links also.  Nothing is free any more, except Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.  YouTube is still free, if you can tolerate their incessant suggestions to upgrade to paid service.

Aside from that, people don't seem to do well in online communities.  Many people can't keep their politics to themselves or tone down their opinions --- in fact, they don't even think that they should have to do so.  The group suffers when individuals exhibit an excess of personality.

Then tack on all of the conflict, divisiveness, and other negative news going on in the real world, and it's too much.  Good people retreat into their homes to insulate themselves.

Personally, I have a teenage child who is now active in many school activities, which really has taken away from my riding time.  Also trying to pay off the house and prepare for a new career which will be more "riding friendly".  I've had a deposit in since Feb. 4th for a new Tenere 700, which may or may not ever get delivered.  I will get back to significant riding one day, but it will take some more time.
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Photo & Video / Re: Show us your bike related pics..One pic per day!
« Last post by norton73 on June 27, 2022, 09:11:42 AM »
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Photo & Video / Re: Show us your bike related pics..One pic per day!
« Last post by klaviator on June 26, 2022, 09:47:41 PM »
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Photo & Video / Re: Show us your bike related pics..One pic per day!
« Last post by mojo1 on June 26, 2022, 10:24:01 AM »
Nice run to river this morning.
 
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Ride Reports / Re: Juneteenth Ride - West Alabama Counties
« Last post by Nice Goat on June 24, 2022, 08:39:23 AM »
MMI has been on the brink of closure for many years.  They found another donor about two years ago, but at this point, it’s probably just a matter of years before they have to close.
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Ride to The County / Re: Hale
« Last post by Nice Goat on June 24, 2022, 08:37:00 AM »
One of my first RFPs was from Birmingham down to Greenboro.  We ate at Greenboro Pie.  Nice little town and a nice ride.
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Motards / KLX300SM
« Last post by rider_marc on June 23, 2022, 10:56:14 AM »
Picked up a 300SM earlier this month while out in Colorado. SM or DS? Both were about 95% of what I wanted and that 5% isn't the same for me. Either was going to take some money and time to get where I'd like it to be--no intention of single track. Largest point was to have something light and be able to tote around on a hitch carrier, leaving the trailer at home.

Have ridden twice now and it's documented here if interested: https://ridermarctoolingaround.wordpress.com/
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