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Happy return to the board and a call for something new...(4 posts)

Happy return to the board and a call for something new...Marlon
Feb 21, 2002 3:18 AM
Don't know if anyone still remembers me from my posts last summer and fall on my first impressions racing and doing cyclocross, but after a bit of a hiatus (introducing my girlfriend to road biking!) I'm back and loving roadbikereview again... it's like coming back to a big extended family:)

Elefantino made an excellent comment about newbie posts, but others have also made good counterpoints too. I just spent at least 15-20 minutes probably reposting (again!) info about hubs and bearings, and while I was laboriously typing it out, I was thinking - it wasn't that long ago that I was a clueless newbie trying to figure out which side my front quick-release skewer handle was supposed to go on:)

Point is, I think it's high time a newbie board be formed, specifically for the newbies to ask such silly questions such as "help my tires are too big to fit through my brakes how do i take my wheels off" and that sort of thing, ad infinitum. Heck, if no one else wants to staff it and post replies, I'll be a good samaritan and do it. I can't claim to be the most technically adept person, nor the winningest racer around, but I figure spending the last 3-4 months introducing a mountain biker to road biking has given me a little bit of experience in helping others. And after all, a true sign of a truly great roadie is the ability to pass the gospel of road cycling to others, right? Can't hurt to increase the faith:)

Greg, does roadbikereview has the time/resources to create such a forum? And does anyone else agree with me?

I'll be double-posting this message to the Suggestions forum.
One other addendum...Marlon
Feb 21, 2002 3:21 AM
A newbie forum might also be a great place to post first-timer stories or things to inspire newbies as well. After all, wouldn't it be great to have a story of your first sprint-win or century enshrined and archived for (hopefully) forever?!?

Just a thought.
problembn
Feb 21, 2002 6:11 AM
Who would visit a newbie board besides newbies? I wouldn't, and I would bet alot of others wouldn't. Then the problem would be newbies answering newbie questions, and possibly getting it all wrong.
re: Happy return to the board and a call for something new...Cherry1
Feb 21, 2002 5:24 AM
would you post a picture of your girlfriend in bike shorts