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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,459

    morstar said:

    White anything screams style over substance.

    Sorry, that’s just the way it is.

    I have white Sidi... I'd rather have black ones, but that's what was available at the time in Mega fit.
    I have white and black in the mega fit. White for best, black for winter and sh*tty days.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,630
    BikeRadar elite.

    Top ten most liked members


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  • JezyboyJezyboy Posts: 692
    I want to see an award for the most flagged!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,200
    seanoconn said:

    BikeRadar elite.

    Top ten most liked members


    lies, lies and statistics?

    I presume February was a quiet news month?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,277
    edited 4 May
    Coolio!
    (I'd have never looked)
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,434
    they got it right when they called them members
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,191

    they got it right when they called them members

    I will make a point of liking all your posts from now on.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,458
    I'm top of the league... :p
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,458
    But where is Pinno?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,615
    Stevo_666 said:

    But where is Pinno?

    Coopster was your No.1 fan but now he's gone, you'll slip down the leader board.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,115 Lives Here

    they got it right when they called them members

    Shirl' makes a late bid for most liked comment :D
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,277

    they got it right when they called them members

    Shirl' makes a late bid for most liked comment :D
    In a bid to become a member?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • womackwomack Posts: 219
    Just returning to the more important point of holiday homes if you watch day 3 of the Volta ao Algarve on Friday about four mile from the finish in Tavira the race goes past the bottom of our road.

    Unfortunately I will be in sunny Cheshire 😟
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,615
    womack said:

    Just returning to the more important point of holiday homes...

    Yeah, must keep the thread on topic.

    Have you ridden the Monchique?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,630
    edited 5 May
    Stevo_666 said:

    But where is Pinno?

    “But where is pinno?”

    Very good question.

    Born and raised in Kenya, the young pinno showed great promise as an athlete running the 10miles from and to school every day. He was home schooled but managed to escape every morning. Turning down an opportunity to represent Kenya in the olympics, preferring instead to relocate to Scotland and dedicate himself to the BikeRadar forum. Quickly rising through the ranks with ruthless efficiency, aided by the deaths of several high ranking BB members, pinno, riding a wave of popularity, ascended to the throne in 2013 and reigned for 5 more, crushing all challengers.
    Then in 2018 disaster struck. Losing a battle to become the highest post count holder, closely followed by the loss of his big girls thread was a double bitter pill to swallow and a huge blow to his colossal ego. Later that year, the disappearance of his beloved seano would be the final nail in the coffin, sending Pinno spiralling into a drug fuelled Lego building despair from which he would never recover.

    Some say on a quiet dark night the ghost of Pinno wandering the forum boards can be heard lamenting his demise and quickly changing the subject when posts counts or popularity are mentioned.


    Next week on ‘Behind the forum’ The inexplicable rise of Stevo.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,458
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    But where is Pinno?

    “But where is pinno?”

    Very good question.

    Born and raised in Kenya, the young pinno showed great promise as an athlete running the 10miles from and to school every day. He was home schooled but managed to escape every morning. Turning down an opportunity to represent Kenya in the olympics, preferring instead to relocate to Scotland and dedicate himself to the BikeRadar forum. Quickly rising through the ranks with ruthless efficiency, aided by the deaths of several high ranking BB members, pinno, riding a wave of popularity, ascended to the throne in 2013 and reigned for 5 more, crushing all challengers.
    Then in 2018 disaster struck. Losing a battle to become the highest post count holder, closely followed by the loss of his big girls thread was a double bitter pill to swallow and a huge blow to his colossal ego. Later that year, the disappearance of his beloved seano would be the final nail in the coffin, sending Pinno spiralling into a drug fuelled Lego building despair from which he would never recover.

    Some say on a quiet dark night the ghost of Pinno wandering the forum boards can be heard lamenting his demise and quickly changing the subject when posts counts or popularity are mentioned.


    Next week on ‘Behind the forum’ The unfathomable rise of Stevo.
    😀

    Spot on, apart from the use of the word 'unfathomable' :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,615
    Yes, 'inexplicable' would have been better.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,630
    spooky
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • womackwomack Posts: 219
    pinno said:

    womack said:

    Just returning to the more important point of holiday homes...

    Yeah, must keep the thread on topic.

    Have you ridden the Monchique?

    Bit far west from where we are based pinno.

    This is a good ride though

    https://www.abiliobikes.com/en/tracks/track/Road81km/
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,615
    womack said:

    pinno said:

    womack said:

    Just returning to the more important point of holiday homes...

    Yeah, must keep the thread on topic.

    Have you ridden the Monchique?

    Bit far west from where we are based pinno.

    This is a good ride though

    https://www.abiliobikes.com/en/tracks/track/Road81km/
    We stayed near Armacao de pera .
    Had that lovely traditional (to the region) Portuguese fruit cake and coffee at the top.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,615
    seanoconn said:

    spooky

    Not really. XK posts in the word association game.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • womackwomack Posts: 219
    pinno said:

    womack said:

    pinno said:

    womack said:

    Just returning to the more important point of holiday homes...

    Yeah, must keep the thread on topic.

    Have you ridden the Monchique?

    Bit far west from where we are based pinno.

    This is a good ride though

    https://www.abiliobikes.com/en/tracks/track/Road81km/
    We stayed near Armacao de pera .
    Had that lovely traditional (to the region) Portuguese fruit cake and coffee at the top.
    Must admit missing the cycling, empty back roads and numerous coffee stops that Portugal offers.

    The two negatives are the never ending wind (we are on the coast) and the loose dogs that think it is good sport to try and attack you as you cycle past them.

  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,807
    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    johngti said:

    Yes. Pourquoi?

    You should be riding a people's bike from China you commie
    Well, I wouldn't go that far.
    I thought it was only Dentists and Lawyers that rode Treks.
    I'm neither and own one, my wife also has a Trek MTB!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,280
    I think having one 'Big Politics Thread' would be an improvement


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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,757

    I think having one 'Big Politics Thread' would be an improvement


    For the whole of the internet?
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  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,545

    I think having one 'Big Politics Thread' would be an improvement


    There would almost immediately be a referendum to split it up.
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,417
    shortfall said:

    It's a bit like the Oscars. The people who are still taking part think it's wonderful but they haven't noticed that everyone else has switched off.

    A pity there is not a facility to like this comment twice.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,417
    shortfall said:

    shortfall said:

    Am I to understand there are too many woke people and not enough diversity?

    I am reeling from discovering that other than RJST I am the only one without a holiday home
    Just to clarify. I have nothing against centre left middle class white blokes with holiday homes and good pensions, just that it would be nice to see a more diverse body of opinion sometimes. On the holiday homes thing, there was recently a thread dedicated to buying a second home abroad and another about a bloke with a double glazed shed and I thought those two topics were the perfect metaphor for cakestop.
    I am nowhere near centre left
    middle class
    white (but could not pass for it)
    bloke
    not even the hint of a holiday home

    the audience is self selecting as you need to be able to have access to a computer throughout the working day with no monitoring
    You know that people can log into forums outside of work hours though right? The fact that most of the activity seems to take place amongst the demographic and times you have identified raises the question why other people choose not to? There are probably tons of reasons for this but if one of them is that some people feel like their opinions arent valued for whatever reason, then that's something that can be easily addressed. Robust debate is fine and what we're all here for but condescension not so much. it's not always overt and it's probably not even done consciously most of the time but it exists. Just my thoughts, I'm sure I'd get on fine with most of you if we were sat in a pub (or the wine bar obviously 😉)

    Don't envisage many on here agreeing to meet up at Wetherspoons.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,417
    seanoconn said:

    BikeRadar elite.

    Top ten most liked members


    But will we see another Arran?




  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,630
    That’s very impressive! Where did you dig that up from?
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