Is This The Year We Hit 1000?

Discussion in 'Forum Related' started by Mikie, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I know for many, that the Forum is just the right size, member wise, and I tend to agree.
    I like the caliber of the membership. We welcome all members at any skill level provided they are not Spammers, Hacks, Trolls, Nazis, or Dicks in general.

    But I can't help myself when I log on to go look to see who has joined and then look at our membership all up number. For me there is just something about cresting over the 1000 mark. Now I know that does not mean we have 1000 active members and to be honest it is more like around 100 solid sign ups that lurk the site on a regular basis (10% :(, but I remember when I was excited about hitting 100 members! :)), and that may be because we are more a "boutique" mountain bike forum (that sounds so sexy... ha ha) but really means we are a group that are pretty hardcore cyclist to more or lesser degrees that I like to affectionately call "real mountain bikers". None the less, 1000 beckons to me...

    Regardless, this is by far the best home I have ever experienced and certainly has been the best source of honest sincere mountain bike information I have found on the net. You get a lot of anticipated derailments which is not only expected but somewhat encouraged :sneaky::whistling:... But the "meat and potatoes" of the collective experience is world class in my opinion.

    So... thank you. To all of you for putting up with me, and me sometimes dreaming of being a big iconic mountain bike forum. In my mind we are in many ways ionic, at whatever size we really are. You all rock!

    Mikie
     
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  2. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Mmmm......You said meat and potatoes.
    meat-and-potatoes.jpg
     
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    See what I mean? :thumbsup:
    Daham! It's feeling like... Steak Night!
     
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  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Tom
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    Pick one, got a few
    Oh yeah 1000 for sure this year. Wouldn't be surprised if my wife joins. Her and Nick were pretty entertained by reading thru the RR from Palm Canyon last night.
     
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  5. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    I like this place. Sorry @Mikie but you're gonna have to put up with THIS squatter ;)
     
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  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

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    Dennis (AKA Dio)
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    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    What else am I supposed to do in the bathroom stall at the office?
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Good thing I signed up under 10 different sock puppets. :whistling:
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    All kidding aside I for one appreciate all you do for us @Mikie. I don't even mind when you find it necessary to modify my post. :gag:
     
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  9. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    Hey, Mikie, I had it in mind to mention this after the last PCE run, but got lost in the bliss, so I'll mention it now:

    Thanks for building and maintaining a place we can use to make things happen outdoors. I've met a bunch of riders and done a bunch of rides I would not have otherwise because of IMTBT. That's impossible to put a price on. So, if hitting 1000, or 10,000, members is your goal, more power to you. And us! CHEERS :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Modified it for yah...
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes.
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Chris
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    1000 is great and all, but it's still just the 15-20 of us who post frequently.

    Shame on you member/lurkers!
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    ... 995 ...996 ...997 ...998 ...998? ...998? ...998? ...Bueller? ...Bueller? ...Bueller?
     
  14. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Edward Bottorff
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    I told a friend to sign up this morning. She is having Garmin issues. Not sure she has yet?
     
  15. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
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    Ryan
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    BH Lynx6
    You should make a commemorative avatar for our 1000th member.
     
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  16. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Well-Known Member

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    Matt
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    I know I don't post on here very often (don't have the skills and knowledge as most), but I do read the post as much as I can. I have to say this is my favorite site to visit and love to see it grow.
     
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  17. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Your humility is impressive, but you don't need to be anything besides bike-psyched to post here, sherpa. Happy to have all voices in the convo : )
     
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  18. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

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    kc
    I try to post when I have something to add ... otherwise just a lurker .. but sure appreciate this site..
    now let's talk about the fully!!!
     
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    :geek::gag:o_O
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I have neither skills nor knowledge, but I do have a keyboard, so I can pretend I have both! Post away with reckless abandon. Having nothing to say shouldn't stop you! :whistling: :confused: :cool:
     
  21. noLungs

    noLungs Well-Known Member

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    Robert
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    Like mama always told me, fake it til you make it! Joking aside, the fact that this form is more "intimate" is what keeps me coming back. It's easy on other the dark side forums to lose track that we are all after the same goal, having fun in the dirt. On the flip side, I think we may have too much fun here :Roflmao
     
  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    I was taught to blow them away with brilliants....if that doesn't work, baffle them with bullshit. :thumbsup:
     
  23. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    Well, I see which direction you're going.

    Sorry, pal, I can't resist a good op to be a d!ck :)
     
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  24. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Another web forum I've posted to for 15+ years has been steadily shrinking in participation after peaking 5-10 years ago. I actually like it better now that the fad jumpers are out and the core people are still in. It's kinda like the state this site is in now. Good or bad depends on who you are and what you like. Another enthusiast site I frequented recently got shuttered, so I guess I should be careful what I wish for. Huge campfires have never been appealing to me, FWIW. Thanks for tending the fire here, Mikie...good public service : )
     
  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Ha ha ha ha!

    :coffee: ...998 ...998 ...998 ...998.
     
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  26. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

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    Timothy M. Ryan
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    Learned lots from this site. Met super amazing people from this site. Went on rides that I would never have imagined due to this site. Bought more bikes than any human should purchase because of this site (well only partially). Was able to escape some seriously stressful days for a bit of a respite-- because of this site. Thanks @Mikie. Looking forward to riding Joplin with @mike (only once in a single day... well, twist my arm and maybe we can do it twice)... because of this site... oh and the PCE at night... because of this site. etc.
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Psssst, hey J... over here a second.... It's "brilliance" :whistling: Ohhh, the irony.

    Oh no I di'int! :eek:
     
  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    J
    Current Bike:
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    Talk to my auto correct. He was expelled in the 5th grade.
     
  29. noLungs

    noLungs Well-Known Member

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    Robert
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    2017 Trek Farley 9.6
    Your auto correct sounds like the kind of person we need on this forum.
     
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  30. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

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    Congratulations to @jasonmason being being member 1000! PM @Mikie for prize details.. :whistling: