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Go ahead knock yourself out, change the subject if you want ? What do you want for Christmas......who pissed you off today ? Its wide open folks !
 

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2 days? yeah right.. i've been loggin' in here and there and see nothing that could amount to 'content' for two weeks!

i think we've all had it with the termites, it seems bots get more use out of this site than bikers..

that is the nail on the coffin for me. The ban-hammer posts are making me laugh though.

C'mon guys its not a human being, i dont think 'IT' cares.. :coffee
 

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I keep checking in too. Not much happening in the winter I guess. I've been working like a maniac racking up the OT trying to make bank so I can enjoy the riding season again. Working so much I haven't even been putting around in thenshop much at all. Dreaming of some trips and jonesing bad to ride. I really am starting to hate winter, snow, cold. Done with it and it's not even Christmas yet.*
 

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I really am starting to hate winter, snow, cold. Done with it and it's not even Christmas yet.*
yup. mighty quiet... maybe it'll lively up come spring?

as for winter, Squisher, it might not be riding weather, but you don't even live in a cold part of the country... much less this year, which is positively balmy compared to normal. heck, virtually no snow, and the lakes aren't even frozen!

HWY 97 by Don Serl, on Flickr
 

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I keep checking in too. Not much happening in the winter I guess. I've been working like a maniac racking up the OT trying to make bank so I can enjoy the riding season again.
i figure its a winter thing as much as anything as well.. been working as well, but not much OT if i can help it. i get my hours though

yup. mighty quiet... maybe it'll lively up come spring?

and the lakes aren't even frozen!

HWY 97 by Don Serl, on Flickr


thanks for sharing, i was wondering.. Us too, yes its very mild in the valley these days,

no snow for Xmas
 

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I'm not sure exactly what is going on with this forum. Clearly, compared to the 'old days', it's inactivity has nothing much to do with the weather. Forum operators/owners are asleep at the wheel, allowing these random entries and bots to show up and linger for days, weeks often.

I'll offend a few here by offering the opinion that the demographic change in riders has moved on from using sportbikes as nothing more than track days [highly legitimate] and seasonal squids who think a big ride of the week is a Saturday morning to Squambucks, or Richmond to New Westminster return, in one day. Nobody here wants to volunteer escorting a new rider, limping along, there's got to be other forum groups catering to new riders. Touring on a modern superbike is a classic example in self pain mind over reality. It makes no sense. There are ADV bikes, sport tourers with decent performance [where can you actually use 195 rear wheel hp these days for more than 10 seconds without getting thrown in jail] that offer two up/full luggage/full comfort/decent fuel economy, and hey, most won't even cook your balls. . Yeah, ADV bikes are ugly, but hey, a lot of these new superbikes are falling out of ugly trees these days as well. The Kawasaki H2, hey,,,,definitely polarizing visual appearance. There are a couple superbikes I'd like to have, the Aprilia V4 engine sounds as beautiful as a Ferrari V12 or CBX. The maintenance costs, sitting position, devastating fuel economy, self destructing resale values within 2 years, all keep me clear, very clear.

I check this forum once every 2 weeks, even then it's 1 minute to check out stuff that interests me.
 

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yup. mighty quiet... maybe it'll lively up come spring?

as for winter, Squisher, it might not be riding weather, but you don't even live in a cold part of the country... much less this year, which is positively balmy compared to normal. heck, virtually no snow, and the lakes aren't even frozen!

HWY 97 by Don Serl, on Flickr
That looks balmy to me. I'm in the outlier section of coldstream and have a solid 6+ inches of snow on the ground and my pond is very much frozen. So not to be confused with Kelowna/peachland weather. Still the same yes I am just becoming a wintertime wimpass. Plowed like 4days out of the last week and on a cabless tractor and 250m driveway I am feeling justified in my whining.*:laughing
 

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all the people with TDS and Steve are busy watching CNN :rockon
 

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I'm not sure exactly what is going on with this forum. Clearly, compared to the 'old days', it's inactivity has nothing much to do with the weather. Forum operators/owners are asleep at the wheel, allowing these random entries and bots to show up and linger for days, weeks often.

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this time around it was pretty obvious, in case nobody else noticed..

the continued bot attacks and bullshit posts pissed a few people off. Myself included. Nothing nasty to
the mods / site owners on here but either manage the site, or dont. Asking for real humans to come
back week after week and put effort into generating content while a bloody bot has a party at our
expense , isnt gonna get you far. Its a security concern; if y'all cant see that, then maybe its time to
consider other hobbies. :coffee

the whole FB group thing should be separate from the forum, meaning you'd expect a little more than the bs around the corner
rides you speak of. I would expect the actual 'riders' would be on here. But as you have mentioned I made a similar comment
on the R1 forum and got my arse chewed out by a bunch of millenials bitching about the initial cost of bikes, work status, cost
of maintenance, lack of dealer support etc. It sounds like hunting for excuses to be honest, either you ride or you've got too
much money and shit for brains. Whats the point of spending thousands of $$ just to take a picture of your living room with
a bike in the middle? The young crowd really does think ice-cream & starbucks runs are the only thing these bikes are capable of.
 

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Just finished shoveling off 4" of wet slop, temps going up to 7 by midnight. Then the plow came by and piled another 18" in my driveway. Thankfully my neighbor came by with his snowblower and took care of it.

People have been whining about the death of sportbikes for a decade. They blame it on a myriad of things; impounds, insurance, millennials. Whatever ..... either you want to have stupid levels of performance or you don't.

I've moved away because I have the ability to look back at those years of screaming around like my hair was on fire and thinking "Crap on a cracker, I'm amazed I didn't manage to kill myself". As I aged I came to the conclusion that the risk vs. fun factor was outside my comfort zone.

I don't care about the bots ..... they are obvious so no need to read their nonsense.
 

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The late 90s into 2000s saw a shitload of internet users. Forums, msn/yahoo/icq were the rage. Faceass took over and left behind the boomers and genXers. Now its all about the millennials with their faceass, instagram, twitter, and tik tok(whatever the hell that is).

This group was huge but we aged, laws changed, high insurance caused many to drop out. Motorcycles can be a shortlived fad. Still a few diehards around and I do appreciate them.
 

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Has anyone here ever owned or ridden a WR250R? Looking for opinions on their abilities.
 

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I don't care about the bots ..... they are obvious so no need to read their nonsense.
just an FYI for everyone, anytime a post includes something along the lines of "I don't care about the bots" it's probably a bot. although I must admit that the bots are getting better, this one up here almost sounds intelligent.

in other news is anyone surprised that scheer is getting the boot? i imagine steve is thrilled at the interweb chatter that harper may be coming back.
 

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I don't care about the bots ..... they are obvious so no need to read their nonsense.
you missed one seemingly insignificant point, and its not surprising. Its not just the resulting posts,
its how existing data is gathered and then used to create more random bullshit content thats becoming
a problem.. You cant possibly know where / how said original content will be used. Some of us are
choosing not to add to the chaos of it all. You're right of course its very easy to spot when something
is pure bullshit . But why do you want such content on here? i dont see anything of the sort going on in
other forums, and they're much bigger and much more popular than this little corner of the internet.

It has been mentioned in the past the same folks running this forum, run many others and they're the
big bad corporate machine blah blah. Its a little odd to see for some strange reason measures are
put into place on just about every other similar forum and yet they completely ignore the issues found here.
 

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you missed one seemingly insignificant point, and its not surprising.
So if it's insignificant ...... why worry?

Its not just the resulting posts,
its how existing data is gathered and then used to create more random bullshit content thats becoming
a problem.. You cant possibly know where / how said original content will be used.
The same can be said for using my Tim card, my Visa, google maps, cell phone calls, socail media posts, web surfing at home and on a smart phone ....... it is the way the world operates now. Either bow out of it all or accept it.


I dont see anything of the sort going on in
other forums, and they're much bigger and much more popular than this little corner of the internet.
You have answered your own question ....... they are bigger so they will get more time and money preventing bots from appearing, using whatever methods the computer types use to prevent it. The "Shed of Doom" blew up on here. It came to the attention of whoever is the present corporate overlord and they bought the show, obviously hoping for more of the same. However Dnaspark has let them down.

Any idea what the price tag would have been to buy the site?
 
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