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  • How long have you been frequenting the forum?
  • I wish I could ‘frequent’ it a little more often! I’ve dipped in and out when I’ve been able to for a year now – and found the site by word of mouth! It’s been wonderful! The knowledge, general caring for other humans and humour make me come back as often as possible. I can quite actually say that without the forum, I wouldn’t be where I am today (bike wise)…. I met a ton of absolutely wonderful people through this website! Portlyone needs a thanks as he made my first mtb ride happen! I think I’d still be pottering around north mancheste trails if it wasn’t for him!
    It’s a BRILLIANT forum and I thank all who need thanking for making it is what it is! (wish I could contribute a little more though ….)
    Many thanks you bunch of wollys who make me laugh a lot!!!
    (Will I be saying all that after ten years I wonder….. :wink:)

    brack
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    10 years…

    My oh my how life has changed…joined when I was renovating a large property with my ex, remember logging on amongst rubble from the build.

    The stress of the build and a realisation that we wanted different things from life saw me walk down the driveway of my dream home and partner of 12 years with just a rucksack on my back.

    Travelled the world as a remote medic – some interesting jobs in some ridiculously dangerous situations – Afghan, Pakistan, India, Borneo etc etc

    Came back on/ off after a couple of years..lived out of the back of my VW T4 for a year whilst working as a Paramedic – helping the homeless whilst never letting on I was homeless myself.

    Bought a farm in Romania

    Got back on the property ladder here in the UK.. met a local lass.

    Sat writing this with a 5 day old beautiful boy fast asleep next to me…

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    brack, quite touching, but the soul mate bit was clearly wrong, unless you are having second thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰

    brack
    Member

    ๐Ÿ˜€ sorted it..you are quite correct.

    No regrets here

    From issue 1, when I rode a bike with rubbish gears and no suspension , now I ride a rigid bike with one gear. How things change ๐Ÿ˜†

    bernard
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    Just had a look at the classic threads thread forgot the forum used to look like that, brings back some memories. Hadnt beed a member long and met a bloke who said he was on here as ‘Beer’ said he had been banned anyone remember him?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Longer than some, not as long as others.
    Made some good mates off here in that time ๐Ÿ™‚

    CountZero
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    I remember Beer, but no more than that.

    Since the GOFAR days for me too, couldn’t tell you what year that was though

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    bernard – Member

    Just had a look at the classic threads thread forgot the forum used to look like that, brings back some memories. Hadnt beed a member long and met a bloke who said he was on here as ‘Beer’ said he had been banned anyone remember him?
    Oh we remember, but you are obviously beer & I claim my ยฃ5!

    bernard
    Member

    nope I’m not, he was guiding in spain where we were on hols one year. He was banned around the time I joined so I never knew him on here he would never divulge why he had been banned and seemed okay in the flesh was always curious.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    What, bi curious?

    bernard
    Member

    no ale curious

    zokes
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    Aye, about 10 years for me

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Before ormondroyd and I have all the scars including emails from Chipps and Mark

    freddyg
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    I joined in 2002 (I think). I found the place shortly after getting into biking while looking for advice on lights for my first night ride.

    It’s a great forum full of humour and compassion and has helped me with many things over the years. I even announced the birth of my son here before I told the rest of my family – back in 2005! I dread to think how much time I’ve spent here when I should have been working!

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    scotroutes – Member
    “epicyclo ยป …Lost my original username too, which was a bummer.”
    I can see why you changed it. Was the “A” short for something?

    Genius!

    I was puzzled by this. I was sure I didn’t have the letter A in my original username and this sailed straight over my head until it hit me this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    slowoldgit
    Member

    GoFar and issue one, remembering the night beer got outed as The Troll, DST1 who became dizzy. Oh, and the famous wedding tackle pic.

    Since 2003 here. I was Chas_T until their server blew up (2008?) when I fancied a new nom de plume.

    yetidave
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    since the summer of 2006, started a new job and was introduced by a new college – Not forgiven him yet!

    Premier Icon senor j
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    I reckon 7-8 years ,
    although my dependency/activity has increased as the years have passed by…… ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon binners
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    I used to come here when it was all fields

    I’M 96 YOU KNOW!! STILL GOT ALL MY OWN TEETH!!!!!!

    yossarian
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    Around 10 years for me. Started off as faster_slower then became yossarian after the great hack.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    No idea.
    Pre-hack certainly. Oldest email I can find referencing STW is from 2007.
    Used to frequent Bikemagic some 13 years ago, and made the switch a couple of years later I think.

    I’ve got the same username on road.cc, but don’t post as much on there.
    I’m getting opld though as I’ve just registered on yacf…

    Premier Icon michaelbowden
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    Somewhen in 2001, but post GoFar. Just after I got my first ofice job after coming off the tools. BM before that.

    Premier Icon momo
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    About 8 years here, had the same username pre-hack too.

    2001 IIRC.

    Am I right in thinking there used to be some kind of annual STW gathering/feast back in the day?

    LenHankie
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    Since just before the Great Hack, so sometime around Xmas 2008.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Spring 2003 for me just before my first trip to Verbier on the girlie week.

    surfer
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    Pre 2000 I think. Daisy Duke introduced me to it when we worked together.

    Premier Icon annebr
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    A long time with a big gap in the middle.

    Bought the first mag so was around then.

    Premier Icon chalky
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    Bought issue 2 of the mag and promptly found the forum, so over 10 years. This place used to kill my productivity in the early days when I was working as a web designer. Could spend all day here reading stories and chatting. Best mtb (and a bit of everything else) forum on the web if you ask me.

    @Spacemonkey. Yes. I remember a trip up Snowdon was organised, which I intended to go to but my car broke down shortly after leaving home so never made it to the Llanberis car park!

    Premier Icon chalky
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    @slowoldgit, Didn’t Hora take Beer’s place as the resident Troll after the outing?

    Reluctant
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    Must have signed up in 2001 or 2002, I’d guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Since 13 March 2009

    Premier Icon Hobster
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    Since 2006, first thread I can remember was Binners recollection encountering a gentleman dressed in a corset whilst out riding.

    camo16
    Member

    A smidge over two years.

    It feels longer.

    Sidney
    Member

    3 or 4 years I think though feels a lot longer! Long enough to know the etiquette of a rant and short enough to not have done one yet!

    z1ppy
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    10 year of posting drivel IIRC, and I’m still posting drivel….consistent if nothing else ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Summer of 2006. Before that date I was a lurker and sometimes (naughtily) posted from hubby’s a/c.

    Still love the photos,humour and helpfullness of the forums.

    hora
    Member

    2002 here. No I was sealoin. I asked for ‘hora’ to be deleted in a self-strop.

    I remember when you didn’t have to sign in all the time as ‘you’. The amount of times I typed a name and claimed I was them….. 8)

    In the begining it was hilarious, great fun.

    I also remember the female STW posting on here- who gave her email? to a STW about something she needed help with, he misread her intent and she received a picture of his manhood. Whoooa. Creepy.

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