- Does anyone on here socialise with other forum members ?
I tend not to ask people I meet if they’re on stw ‘cos they only ask what my username is and then I have to try explain how to pronounce it.
Strangely wwaswas I was on a ride with a few of the guys from here (met via t’interweb) and we had a discussion about the pronounciation of your name, I fought your corner!Posted 4 years ago
Not knowingly met anyone from here.
But I have met and socialised with, and become very good friends with people from certain band forums. When you like a niche type of music the community is quite small and everyone knows everyone. I was once ranted at by a bloke at a gig in Birmingham who happened to “know me” from a forum and took exception to something I’d said about 6 months earlier. Very odd. 😯Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
bigblackshed – Member
I was once ranted at by a bloke at a gig in Birmingham who happened to “know me” from a forum and took exception to something I’d said about 6 months earlier. Very odd.
I once went to a meetup in Glasgow for the Baby Chaos mailing list. I’d been there about 2 minutes before it erupted into a hillbilly bar brawl. I missed the ending, due to running away, but I’m told it involved police statements like “And then Selfabuse lamped Bigbaws with a barstool, but he pure deserved it because of what he said about the last Therapy? album, the ****.”
That’s yet to happen at an STW ride, for me. Still, there’s always hope.Posted 4 years ago
For me it’s the introducing yourself as your username. 😳
Although in fairness everyone I know from the music forums calls me Shed anyway. And my gig buddy is Gig Buddy. The locals on one got forum t-shirts printed with a limited design on them that only forumites could order through the bands website. I’ve seen many at unrelated gigs. Still embarrassing though.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Ive been on 2 forum rides and everyone I’ve met has been great.
Went on one around Rivington late last year that I think Junkyard organised and have been on the Monday night Preswich one.
Like has been said, probably wouldn’t recognise everyone again.
Met Muddydwarf by the roadside at 1.30 am…….he was doing the Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride.
Really must get out again on Mondays but work has gone busy againPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I’ve met a few, on a few solo rides down south, and a gang of miscellaneous northerners including Rusty Spanner, binners, Harry the Spider I think and several others who I forget who they were on here. They were cracking rides and everyone was dead nice but they all introduced each other with their real names so I got really bloody confused.
I’ve met Fred a few times and he calls me mol. But then I called him Fred too without even thinking about it so that makes sense 🙂
Oh and most recently I met 5thElefant and his crew at Mayhem, they were dead friendly and nice too 🙂Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
Ride with a couple (not in the dogging sense)!
But rather sadly, I always assume that any other cyclist is automatically a forum member!!! Then it’s guess the name time. Imagine the looks you get when you ask someone whether they are “hora” (sorry, hora!!!). I am always surprised at how few people are actually members!Posted 4 years ago
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