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Kevin Mahoney

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WOW over 500 members
« on: December 21, 2007, 03:03:37 AM »
WOW, I missed congratulating our 500th member. We have grown more quickly that I anticipated. What a great community!! We are not yet the largest Royal Enfield forum, but if you count posts we are the most active.

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 03:11:26 AM »
Although its not easy to measure this, I'd think that the quality of the posts is pretty much the best around too.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 07:29:52 AM »
I like the fantastic quality of posts this board has - with much more activity; given a long run, we will have much more going on than the rest.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 01:40:50 PM »
WOW, I missed congratulating our 500th member. We have grown more quickly that I anticipated. What a great community!! We are not yet the largest Royal Enfield forum, but if you count posts we are the most active.

Smartest too!

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 02:17:42 PM »
and the best looking.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 05:09:51 PM »
I have bailed on all other RE forums because of the constant infighting and bickering.

This is how it should be!

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 08:20:02 PM »
Much better dancers.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 02:03:42 AM »
What other forums!  ::)  As far as I'm concerned this is the only one I need. Everyone here is great. Quick to respond, non-judgemental, good sense of humor, willing to step up if someone miss-reads or is offended. Just a great class of folks.  ;)

Lets look to the new years & more great members.  8)
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 03:33:43 AM »
Does anyone here have any theories as to why this one has turned out so different?
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 05:36:55 AM »
Does anyone here have any theories as to why this one has turned out so different?

It could be the relative average age of the members plus past bike experiences.  And maybe the personality that goes with liking the Enfield and British bikes in general.  Our testosterone levels have stabilized and seasoned with age!

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 01:09:00 AM »
I belive foggy has it. How can you be an Enfield rider and a fighter? I know I dont have enough time for that.

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 03:35:09 AM »
I like the old addage, which I feel pertains to RE owners/riders:  "There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots."  Our ages vary quite abit, as does our experiences, but there is enough balance to mellow us all out.   ::)

I see a difference between our RE riders & others that ride the modern, sleek machines,  today that parallels that of the fighter pilots of WW1 and the jet pilots of today. That may be a bit to glamorous, then again I think our machines are glamorous.  ;)
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2007, 03:41:23 AM »
  today that parallels that of the fighter pilots of WW1 That may be a bit to glamorous, then again I think our machines are glamorous.  ;)

A big "Roger" to that!  I was a WWI pilot in a past life! :)

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2007, 07:14:28 AM »
I hear all that is being said, and I agree,,,but the question still remains about other RE sites on the net not being as mellow as this one, I thought?
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2007, 12:24:30 PM »
I have no explanation for the difference.  I have noticed the friendly, non-confrontational nature of this board as well.  I have a couple other experiences that are similar.

I belong to a couple of scooter groups, neither is Yahoo based.  One is inhabited, it seems, by people who are looking for the opportunity to show off their superior technical knowledge or to pick a fight.  The other is of a somewhat higher level technically (as far as useful information to the user is concerned), and much friendlier to be a part of.

I've found the same sort of thing in guitar forums.  In fact there is one group who got fed up with the bickering and nastiness on the original forum, so they broke away and started their own forum which is much more laid back.

As far as this group goes, if you look at the pictures of the bikes and their people it's hard to miss the age group we seem to represent.  Lots of grey hair and beards in this group.  I fit right in age and appearance wise.

I think there are a couple basic truths about internet communication that most on this board seem to know:

1.  The harder I work to expose your ignorance, the stupider I look.
2.  There's nothing dumber than an internet arguement.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2007, 10:08:50 PM »
Fred: Well said.  ;)

How soon before we can celebrate #600?   ;D
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2007, 12:13:16 AM »
Fredgold52's comments reminded me of:-

'Never argue with an idiot, as those looking on won't be able to tell the difference between you.'

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2007, 07:23:15 AM »

It seems you also have to take into account the way this forum is organized, with topics clearly defined and all communication about a topic easy to get at.  Some of the other sites on Internet are that way, but I doubt if there is a better one for nice layout.  Sometimes I get a little tired and go to the gallery to take my mind to a different level.  Soon enough I see something interesting and do a little more studying of it, my tired brain soon forgotten.  Other times I am just poking around the forum, not really focused and something will grab my attention and off I go. 

As others have indicated, it's a very democratic forum, and people here aren't afraid of ridicule or  exposing their ideas or even feelings, so you get a sort of genuine aspect to the forum.  It's become an important part of my almost daily routine.

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 03:29:33 AM »
Well said LJ, especially that last bit.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2007, 10:48:24 AM »

 It's become an important part of my almost daily routine.

It is part of my activity every day too.  And I haven't picked up my bike yet.  I have found forums like this to be very helpful when you own one of the machines.  The people here are honest and helpful in their approach to questions. 

Between this board and a few other internet sources, I expect to find all the information I need to keep my 65 running for the next 20 years.  I'll be 82 then and probably not able to kick it anymore.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2007, 08:59:57 PM »

Was it you, Fred, or someone else whose bike would start so easily when trying to find TDC - off it would go almost by itself?  Maybe at age 82 you will do fine.  There is an old man who walks by my place everyday, he's in his late 80's and has filiariasis (elephantiasis) in one leg, something like seventeen children, and on his way back from the plantation in the evening, there he comes, a big gunnysack load over one shoulder, a cane knife in one hand, moving along like you wouldn't believe.  I think he still provides for his huge family. He gives me hope. The new bike will keep you going and keep you young.

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2007, 06:18:11 PM »
Wasn't me, LJR.  But that would be sweet.   :)
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2007, 08:17:16 PM »
Fred: When you reach 82 you'll want Electic Start.  ::)  Maybe even a sidecar.  :D In fact we could have 1K member's by then too.  ;)
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2007, 05:56:20 PM »
I think the average age has something to do with it,(mid fifties?). We know by now whats important,WAKING UP every morning, everything else is just fluff.

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2008, 01:02:21 AM »
I think the average age has something to do with it,(mid fifties?). We know by now whats important,WAKING UP every morning, everything else is just fluff.

I'm not sure how I'm going to take it when I wake up dead!   :o

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2008, 04:24:17 AM »
probably won't notice >>>>>>>>>other than you can start  it on the first kick in all weather  :D ;) ;D

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2008, 11:02:01 PM »
Hey Guys, its all about humor..........without it, we'd be a bunch of stuffed shirts.  I , for one , really appreciate all the inputs to this forum.  They have been helpful, interesting, long winded but always humorous.    Its 52' in Mich in Jan..how bout that.   Can riding season be far behind.............dg

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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2008, 07:58:09 PM »
56 in NYC. All the parked bikes that I pass on my way to work now have thier covers off. First sign of spring?
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2008, 09:05:27 PM »
56 in NYC. All the parked bikes that I pass on my way to work now have thier covers off. First sign of spring?

Don't count on it ;D
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2008, 12:44:26 PM »
The board is current;y at 599 members.  Could be 600 by the end of Super-Tuesday.
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Re: WOW over 500 members
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2008, 09:35:10 PM »
the last time i checked (about a week ago ) the average age was 49
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