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Thanks from a lurker . . .(14 posts)

Thanks from a lurker . . .LAIrish
Jul 6, 2001 3:48 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to all you regular posters who put up with the repeated questions from us newbies. I've been lurking here for a couple of months, asked a few questions, gotten some great advice, and learned a whole lot about biking. ("Hey! Im a Fred!") I've suggested this site to a half dozen people who wanted to learn about biking.

On behalf of all of us lurkers (and I know I'm not alone), we appreciate the patience with which you serious cyclists handle this board and the worthwhile info and references you give out.

Kudos to ya.
we've all been thereDog
Jul 6, 2001 3:59 PM
Hey, we've all been newbies and Freds, at one time or another, or just relative so someone else. I'm looking at serious ultracycling now, and I'm a raw newbie/dork/Fred to them.

Doug
Another Freds' question - What is ultracycling (nm)RecRider
Jul 7, 2001 10:49 AM
200 miles to RAAM, pretty much (nm)Dog
Jul 7, 2001 11:14 AM
Doug
200 miles to RAAM, pretty much (nm)jane
Jul 8, 2001 7:04 AM
so whats RAAM. I am another lurker and Fred(rica) I as looking for map routes cross country. Sure cant use xpressway.
RAAMDog
Jul 8, 2001 3:12 PM
Race Across AMerica

http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/index.html

http://www.ultracycling.com/

Doug
cross country routesZignzag
Jul 9, 2001 3:18 PM
Adventure Cycling Association has mapped several cross country routes.

http://www.adv-cycling.org/
Newbies have it easy these daysmike mcmahon
Jul 6, 2001 4:11 PM
Back when I was a newbie in the early 80s, we didn't have these newfangled boards where people post all sorts of useful information. ;-) Seriously, when I started few resources were available. Obviously, some good magazines were around, but we didn't have many places to go with specific questions that hadn't been addressed in magazines. An LBS was usually a good source of information, but the resources in shops are limited. If you were lucky you'd find a good mechanic who might be able to answer questions on gear, but what could you do when you wanted to find, for example, a good route for a ride while vacationing in Flagstaff, Portland, or Atlanta? I've learned a lot from this board and others in the past year. You don't have to be a newbie to learn from others on this board.
I 2nd that!!!RandyMH
Jul 6, 2001 4:43 PM
I agree with LA. I too am a brand newbie and have gotten great information and learned a lot form the board. I know I'm to the point that if I see "what bike is my size" again I could puke. But less than a month ago I was that person. Now I am a lone rider with no experienced friends to ride with and ask to, so I rely on the board. So those of you who do take the time to reply to the redundant questions, thanks again. To the others who don't, try to remember how confusing this can all be. Be proud of your knowledge and share it with others.
Randy
So true...(nm)Mabero
Jul 9, 2001 6:57 AM
I've been accused of many things...MrCelloBoy
Jul 6, 2001 5:24 PM
but Seriousness is seldom one of them.
In all seriousness, I get what you meant. Just like to kid around.
Biking is some serious FUN!
I've been accused of many things...My2Cents
Jul 6, 2001 9:14 PM
Don't bother to have a sense of humor at this site, they'll just remove your post.
re: Thanks from a lurker . . .LC
Jul 6, 2001 10:21 PM
Another good source of info and also a lot of fun is your local bike club. Even if your have to drive a bit, go on some club rides. You may even see some of us an a vary realistic virtual reality form.
Hang in there....Len J
Jul 9, 2001 8:34 AM
I agree with Doug. All of us who try something we have never done before are newbie's. The only people who are not newbie's are those that are comfortable doing what they are familiar with.

Good luck & keep riding.