- 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!Posted 4 years ago
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:)brackMember
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…Posted 4 years ago
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?Posted 4 years ago
Oh we remember, but you are obviously beer & I claim my £5!freddygMember
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!Posted 4 years agoepicycloSubscriber
scotroutes – Member
“epicyclo » …Lost my original username too, which was a bummer.”
I can see why you changed it. Was the “A” short for something?
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. 🙂Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
I’m getting opld though as I’ve just registered on yacf…chalkySubscriber
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!Posted 4 years agohoraMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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