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Post by ChasF » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:17 pm

How much does reading this and other forums influence where you ride, what you ride or any other aspect of your biking life?
In my case I find I can be inspired by some of the travel threads and sometimes motivated to get my finger out and do some repairs or mods. to a bike. The travel inspiration usually comes to nothing mostly due to lack of time.

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Re: Forum influence

Post by gspod » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:53 pm

None at all (thumbs)
I have been dreaming about riding a motorcycle RTW since I was about 12 years old (still dreaming). I was riding and farkling my daily transport, going on European camping holidays and rode an XT500 round the Australian outback before the internet was invented - looking at the age demographic of this forum, I suspect everyone else is the same (thumbs)

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Re: Forum influence

Post by ChasF » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm

I was thinking on more of a day to day basis.
I, likewise, did a UK to Cape Town trip back in 1991/1992 on a GS before the days of the internet, GPS, mobile phones, digital cameras and nobody had ever heard of Charlie and Ewan!

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Re: Forum influence

Post by Tonibe63 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:43 pm

I've usually got a good idea of where I fancy going but the forum often gives me inspiration to get on and sort it plus lots of detailed places worth riding. (thumbs)
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Re: Forum influence

Post by Stewie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Made some good friends through the forum, and lots of hints and tips, as I say you're never to old to learn (thumbs)

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Re: Forum influence

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:08 pm

Stewie wrote:Made some good friends through the forum, and lots of hints and tips, as I say you're never to old to [strike]learn[/strike] ride (thumbs)
Fixed that there for you........
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Re: Forum influence

Post by Cone » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:48 pm

I'm influenced massively then bugger off do it my way which is normally the wrong way.
But met some great people and really enjoy the meets when I can get away from the wife and kids. I would never have gone to France and done some great off-roading without reading the write ups on here

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Re: Forum influence

Post by ChasF » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:54 pm

Cone wrote:I'm influenced massively then bugger off do it my way which is normally the wrong way.

But met some great people and really enjoy the meets when I can get away from the wife and kids. I would never have gone to France and done some great off-roading without reading the write ups on here
That's kind of the point - what would you have missed out on if it hadn't been for a forum.

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Re: Forum influence

Post by EarthWorm » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:17 pm

Good point, Can't say it influences me, but if I didn't read it I would never have gone to the midlands Rally which was fantastic, so a good place to find out about events and meet ups with other riders
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Post by Africa John » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:45 pm

Ride reports make me get out the UK or Europe map and make an effort to go somewhere :lol:
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