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Is Biking Bernie still around?

BB sticks in mind. Who else is sti here from 2006-2012?
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  • ProssPross Posts: 35,500
    Loads still around but BB isn't one unless he's changed his name.
  • Vaguely recall he got perma-banned for something.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,328
    Was the Armstrong super fan?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,539
    ddraver said:

    Was the Armstrong super fan?


    Wasn't he the opposite? He used to derail any thread with doping. I have got that completely wrong though.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,328
    Oh yeah...Possibly.

    Bit depressing to see how long we've all been hanging around honestly... 👴
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • ddraver said:

    Oh yeah...Possibly.

    Bit depressing to see how long we've all been hanging around honestly... 👴

    None of us quite as long as you by the looks. :D
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,709
    2006 I joined apparently. Shame FrenchFighter isn't still around.
  • phreak said:

    2006 I joined apparently. Shame FrenchFighter isn't still around.

    Yes. I remember French Fighter.
  • I think I remember Bernie the Biker. Is that the same one or were there two BB's?

    The guy I recall ran a bike tour company in Mallorca I think, he's not on here anymore.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,328

    I think I remember Bernie the Biker. Is that the same one or were there two BB's?

    The guy I recall ran a bike tour company in Mallorca I think, he's not on here anymore.

    There's another one of those that's not Biking Bernie...

    Of course, I've forgotten who (a thousand apologies, sir) but he's a regular contributor to race threads.

    Does not mean that Bernie was not also a bike tourist though.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 66,308 Lives Here
    More importantly, where has Dave been?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 5,240
    Was Bernie the biker the one who got really upset when someone said the bib shorts he was selling had skidders in them.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,681
    edited November 2021
    dave__1 said:

    phreak said:

    2006 I joined apparently. Shame FrenchFighter isn't still around.

    Yes. I remember French Fighter.

    I remember his white* socks.

    *grey
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  • I was on a cycling trip with bernie the biker, good guy and very strong rider.

    Biking bernie sounds like a very different kettle of fish.
  • webboo said:

    Was Bernie the biker the one who got really upset when someone said the bib shorts he was selling had skidders in them.

    That was me making the accusation, but I accidentally accused the wrong person of selling skidded shorts and it didn't go down well.
  • More importantly, where has Dave been?

    I think I was locked out. All my posts are deleted. It is quite strange. I tried a few times over the decade since the Armstrong 2012 post. I was 6hrs different of you all that day in 2012 so I posted the Armstrong thread before news was in uk.
  • Biking Bernie popped after Aurelio. I remember talking points & modus identical. BB wasn't a big fan of women's racing and seemed out to get a reaction.
  • Monty Dog still around?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 66,308 Lives Here
    Nope don't think so. Pro race is rather thin on the ground now, Dave.
  • BB turned into Aurelio then got banned for the aforementioned doping chat
    Frenchfighter hit 30k posts and (seemingly) gave up
    I believe afx3271 has passed away, unfortunately
  • dave__1dave__1 Posts: 17
    edited November 2021

    BB turned into Aurelio then got banned for the aforementioned doping chat
    Frenchfighter hit 30k posts and (seemingly) gave up
    I believe afx3271 has passed away, unfortunately

    Sorry about afx3271. I remember that account. I think he/she preceded move from c+ forum to bikeradar



    One thing Aurelio BB said was podium girls good.

    The podium protocall are so different now.


  • dave__1dave__1 Posts: 17
    edited November 2021

    Nope don't think so. Pro race is rather thin on the ground now, Dave.

    I remember you arriving Rick. You may even have been c+ era before we were moved to bikeradar.

    3 things have impacted pro race.

    Twitter , fb disrupted it a bit bh drawing people over there

    Cyclechat eroded numbers a big too

    Lance Armstrong threads got quite contentious. That is over now.

    I hope old schoolers of c+ and early bike radar era return here

  • dave__1 said:

    Monty Dog still around?

    No... sad, as he was very handy with the spanner. I met him in Oudenaarde in 2013, for the Retroronde... he also raced in the retro crit and did quite well... with his nano-sized Gios
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,681
    dave__1 said:

    Nope don't think so. Pro race is rather thin on the ground now, Dave.

    I remember you arriving Rick. You may even have been c+ era before we were moved to bikeradar.

    3 things have impacted pro race.

    Twitter , fb disrupted it a bit bh drawing people over there

    Cyclechat eroded numbers a big too

    Lance Armstrong threads got quite contentious. That is over now.

    I hope old schoolers of c+ and early bike radar era return here


    I think a fourth thing is that it can be quite clique-y in here, and I think that puts new people off contributing [more than a handful of times].
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  • Ben6899 said:

    dave__1 said:

    Nope don't think so. Pro race is rather thin on the ground now, Dave.

    I remember you arriving Rick. You may even have been c+ era before we were moved to bikeradar.

    3 things have impacted pro race.

    Twitter , fb disrupted it a bit bh drawing people over there

    Cyclechat eroded numbers a big too

    Lance Armstrong threads got quite contentious. That is over now.

    I hope old schoolers of c+ and early bike radar era return here


    I think a fourth thing is that it can be quite clique-y in here, and I think that puts new people off contributing [more than a handful of times].
    Yes. That was what I felt too. But I think I defending Armstrong right up to just anoyt when he couldn't be. But still, your 4th thing is a certainly a contributer to the quietness
  • dave__1 said:

    Monty Dog still around?

    No... sad, as he was very handy with the spanner. I met him in Oudenaarde in 2013, for the Retroronde... he also raced in the retro crit and did quite well... with his nano-sized Gios
    Yes. Monty Dog cared a lot for the sport and was staunchly against Lance Armstrong 6 or 7 years before usada report of 2012
  • dave__1dave__1 Posts: 17
    edited November 2021
    Ben6899 said:

    dave__1 said:

    Nope don't think so. Pro race is rather thin on the ground now, Dave.

    I remember you arriving Rick. You may even have been c+ era before we were moved to bikeradar.

    3 things have impacted pro race.

    Twitter , fb disrupted it a bit bh drawing people over there

    Cyclechat eroded numbers a big too

    Lance Armstrong threads got quite contentious. That is over now.

    I hope old schoolers of c+ and early bike radar era return here


    I think a fourth thing is that it can be quite clique-y in here, and I think that puts new people off contributing [more than a handful of times].
    One more thing I find more and more. Doping threads .a little bit is ok, but quite a lot of people want something that doesn't darken their day too much,and that era's threadswere choca bloc doping at times due to news
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,328
    There was a time a few years ago where it seemed that every race thread was a competition to say how boring everything was...

    That wasn't the most fun time to be around. That saw off Richmond Racer and Above the Cows (mostly) and a few others in particular.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    There was a time a few years ago where it seemed that every race thread was a competition to say how boring everything was...

    That wasn't the most fun time to be around. That saw off Richmond Racer and Above the Cows (mostly) and a few others in particular.

    I met Keith Oates in person a couple of times . He was a nice guy. A friend made via c+ I drank with in pub. He said he found the argumentation a bit of an issue by 2007.

    It was lance era so that split us all too
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