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What other bike forums do you visit?(24 posts)

What other bike forums do you visit?MikeC
Oct 25, 2001 7:37 AM
How about other forums on this site?
Or are you a monogamist?
Are there others? Who needs other forums?!nigel
Oct 25, 2001 7:51 AM
I've only been to this forum, and have learned a lot--and hopefully have taught a lot, too.

The format and contributors here are plenty interesting; why go elsewhere?


why go elsewhere?.fred.
Oct 25, 2001 8:39 AM
to get the differing point of view, perhaps?
re: What other bike forums do you visit?Cliff Oates
Oct 25, 2001 8:27 AM
Usenet almost exclusively. ba.bicycles (fruits & nuts with the occasional local info of value), rec.bicycles.misc (flame wars), (extremely knowledgable retro-grouches).
French forums !Patricia
Oct 25, 2001 8:27 AM
I'm not a monogamist..and i think the forums on this site are quite interesting...and quite enough for me !
But as i'm French, I spend most of my time on national ones..And I must say that we are lagging behind in web discussions ! I'm amazed at the number of replies you get when you post a message.
It seems Americans are really bent on exchanging their points of view..But I must say I don't always understand what some of you write...the words and the grammar are not what I've been taught and what I teach over here...besides I'm used to going to GB but not to the States..Anyway I'm trying hard to make sense out of your messages..
And sorry for my English...hoping you can understand what I mean !
Your English is much better than my French :-)McAndrus
Oct 25, 2001 8:36 AM
Thanks ..Patricia
Oct 25, 2001 11:42 AM
You're being quite polite..but I appreciate !
French forums? Recommendations si vous plait? nmjagiger
Oct 25, 2001 8:40 AM
En voila trois...philippec
Oct 25, 2001 10:34 AM
... des meilleurs


And another one..Patricia
Oct 25, 2001 11:39 AM
The 3 forums recommended by Phillipec are the best as far as road cycling is concerned.

There's another website I like to visit - but they don't have any forum : - they have quite a humorous approach of cycling and you'll find plenty useful tips there.
pas mal...philippec
Oct 25, 2001 12:11 PM
Je ne le connaisait pas -- un de plus!

la tête me tourne! nmmr_spin
Oct 25, 2001 1:44 PM
By the way..Patricia
Oct 25, 2001 2:11 PM
What do you think of ''..?

Un peu prise de tête dans leur définition du cyclosport, non ?
Do you know of any US equivalent ?
une prise de tête effectivement...philippec
Oct 26, 2001 12:32 AM
Vrai cyclo, fausse cyclo, rien a cirer!

Du moment que les circuits sont beaux et permettent à tous de se surpasser (voir: mixité de distances et de difficultés), je ne vois pas quel est l'intérêt de se retrancher dans la défense du soi-disant "vrai" et unique "esprit cyclosportif". A mon avis, la définition du cyclosport appartient aux pratiquants, pas aux seuls pionniers!

Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi à propos de la participation de coureurs élites sur les petits circuits. S'ils participent sur les grands, pourquoi pas sur les petits aussi? Il faudrait simplement prévoir un classement à part pour ces bêtes-la.

Finalement, ceci est un débat franco-francais. Les italiens ne sont pas si torturés à propos de leurs "gran fondos" et les américains ne connaissent pas le cyclosport tel qu'il est pratiqué en Europe. Ce qui en rapproche le plus sont leurs "Centuries", mais là, la distance est fixe car le challenge repose sur le fait que le circuit fait 100 miles (d'où le nom "Century")

Oct 26, 2001 11:01 PM
Merci..un voile se lève : je me demandais ce que 'century' signifiait après l'avoir lu dans différents messages..

A propos du cyclosport en France, annonce d'assises en début d'année pour une définition et codification de cette discipline..Cela peut être l'occasion de donner la parole aux cyclosportifs..

By the way, if there are other cycling related things I don't understand in American forums, may I ask for your explanations ? You seem to be well-read on the subject !

re: Eureka...philippec
Oct 27, 2001 4:04 AM

Pas de probleme...
I'll be in touch then ! (nm)Patricia
Oct 27, 2001 9:48 PM
Oct 28, 2001 6:36 PM
A "CENTURY" is not a race, but a recreational event held commonly to raise money for a club, a cause, or for something specific.

The start of a century is different from a race. Instead of a mass start where all riders leave at once, participants in a century leave when they want to within a certain time period. At the finish, no prizes or awards are given to the first finisher. All that person gets is first pick of the food which often awaits riders upon completing the event.

Participating riders in a Century all have their own personal reasons for doing the ride. Some people do try to finish the ride in as fast a time as possible. Other people simply just try to finish the ride. In between, you will find many who do the ride for social reasons-- to meet new people; to be with friends; to get away from a nagging wife; etc.

In summary, a century is an event open to the public; no special licenses are required as do actual cycling races.

Et voila, je espere que vous pouvez comprendre tous que j'ai ecrit.
Thanks for the explanations..Patricia
Oct 28, 2001 10:47 PM
..and i really appreciated the bit about 'getting away from a nagging wife' !!! That poor husband of mine can't even get rid of me that way.....!!

Il semblerait que les 'centuries' correspondent à nos randonnées cyclos FFCT, bien que celles-ci peuvent offrir n'importe quel kilométrage.

Go on writing are doing quite well !
Merci!! ........ nmjagiger
Oct 25, 2001 5:15 PM
You must be reading Ishmael's posts ...tarwheel
Oct 26, 2001 11:54 AM
We don't understand him either!
You must be reading Ishmael's posts ...Patricia
Oct 26, 2001 11:04 PM
Who is your remark addressed to ?

If it's to me, do you mean you don't understand what I write ?

Anyway, I don't read Ishmael's posts...but maybe I'll try..
re: What other bike forums do you visit?kyroadie
Oct 25, 2001 9:11 AM
I visit the American Cycling Network forums at They can be very clickish!

I really like this forum.
Oct 25, 2001 12:13 PM
Not nearly as much apparent knowledge there, and an excessively high ratio of folks who probably need to get a life because the forum appears to be their only social outlet (lots of non-cycling posts and young posters... aol chatroom-like at times)

But a nice supportive group with a few posters who really know their stuff.

Here, I visit mostly to learn. There, I am able to answer a lot of questions because the inquiries are a little more basic (lots of "what bike should I buy" and questions about bike handling, fitness, etc.). Here I'm more a pupil; There, I am more a teacher (or at least I hope so).