What the HECK!

Discussion in 'Vancouver' started by CougFan56, Apr 15, 2012.


  1. So when I joined this site over 3 years ago there was all kinds of rides posted all the time. Then they added a Vancouver section and we were crazy with all the rides and stuff we were doing. Now it seems that there has been some crazy fallout that has happened and I guess I don't get it. People need to bring it back to the way it was!! We are all on here because we ride and enjoy riding!! I know that I haven't been to many bike nights and what not because I have a crazy busy weeks and then the weekends are usually consumed by other stuff but I know I want to see things get back to the way they were! Come on people, we are all grown ups and need to act like it again.
    Rant over!
     
  2. Well I'm sitting at the battle ground Starbucks waiting for people to show for a ride and it seems I'm the only one!
     
  3. Im only off on wednesday thru friday and cant ever find any riders on those days i never get a weekend off! Any one meet up on those days let me know.
     
  4. FeralRdr

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    Brent?...... Is that you? :shock:

    Or, is this some nefarious undercover agent for the DMV out to subvert our blissful, noble, and ardent, 2 wheeled way of life? :?
     
  5. Yep it is me. I know, I don't post on here often because I am usually super busy but I check the site all the time and have just noticed a gigantic drop in rides and not as many get togethers as there use to be. I miss that! Hope all is well with you sir!
     
  6. Thats crazy.
     
  7. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

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    I think Facebook took over. I'm not on Facebook anyway. When I was riding all the time, people would text me about rides posted on Facebook. But since I've been out of the loop for quite a while I haven't received any texts.

    When I get my bike rolling, I'll be posting rides HERE! (Where they belong!)

    I agree... not much going on in pnw Vancouverland lately... :(
     
  8. If I didn't have to work all day I'd be there! Except then you'd get tired of waiting for my slow ass lol. :mrgreen:

    I can only ride doing the week. And that's IF I don't need to study :angry7: . I'm a laid back, take it easy type of rider but if I have the time I'm down for a ride.
     
  9. +1 Seems Facebook is where it's at, but I don't and will never have a Facebook account.

    Anyway, I don't know what "falling out" was referred to. I wasn't aware of anything like that. I just rode the track last year, no street, but I'm back to street now. I know I'm going to post up lots of rides this year and hopefully get the group back together.
     
  10. FeralRdr

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    I'm doing fine also. I see your Dad all the time and ask about you. He basically says the same thing as you: 'He's real busy'.

    In regards to the ride posts, Galen has hit it right on the head. A lot of the older members, have made the jump to Fools Book. I went on it for awhile, mainly because that was 'where all the rides were being posted', but jumped off it after realizing that they weren't really posting any rides there either. The good news, is that there are some newer members from the Vancouver area who are starting to post up rides. Hopefully, as the weather continues to get better, we will start to see more posted up.
     
  11. If you guys were on facebook(Jeff,Galen,Greg) you would see how full of it you realy are! There are no rides being posted there any more then there are here. And if you look I see a ride posted for both days this weekend and just about every other day that it has been half way decent weather so far this spring? But it looks like only about 5 people on here actualy ride anymore. instead of complaing about no ride being posted, STEP UP and post some rides?:scratchea


    I havent had a street bike in over a year so no rides from me.:x
     
    #11 Jason D, Apr 15, 2012
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  12. I mean, look at what Black Sabbath had to go through..probably discourages would be leaders from even starting. I read that post and was like dam...I ain't leading no group rides. FTS.

    BTW: i saw Galen in his mini-van the other day. :)
     
  13. I have no clue of any falling out...and it's true, there are no rides being posted on FB not unless people are just making their own little "select people" rides. This will be the first place I look for rides for sure. And heck..it's early in the year...I'm sure there will be lots of rides to come!

    I'm guilty of being a loner on rides. But hope to catch some group rides too!8)
     
  14. I am usually a loner but for the Vancouver Coffee meet up I am trying to get a group of people together to go for a ride before hand then meet up at sbuxs.


    I am usually a solo rider but for dont have a problem with group rides.... as long as people ride their own rides and don't go too crazy.
     
  15. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

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    I'm not saying that it's the case anymore, but a year ago (or so) I heard from everyone (including Jason, Spook, etc etc) to "get on facebook! That's where the rides are.."

    Anyway, I don't care. I'll be on two wheels in a week or so and I will post rides.

    I see that MrMatt has been busy posting rides, too. So, it's not a dead board... it's just slower than it was three years ago.
     
  16. I've been riding by myself for a couple of years now. I used to ride with a group of guys but they sort of disbanded and went their own way. I've ridden a couple of times with MRMatt in the last couple of weeks. My only issue with the rides I see posted on here are "Meet at Starbucks at noon, or one, etc." I like to be home by noon or one! I usually roll out around 8:30 or 9am and try to have the roads to my self.
     
  17. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

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    Mountaintime (Dan) likes to ride early in the morning...you might pm him if you're an early bird.
     
  18. RedKat600

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    I was gonna say....there are two ride threads already in here for this weekend. Not sure what the complaining is about....maybe some reading is in order?
     


  19. Even 100,000 mile Dan pretty much gave up on squidding around on the streets anymore. Only riding he does is to and from work and Starbucks!crackup:


    Way more fun on the dirtbikes or at the track!:mfclap:
     
  20. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

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    I agree... try reading sometime. :nana
     
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