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~ => Free for All => Topic started by: sam on July 30, 2019

Title: Welcome
Post by: sam on July 30, 2019
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Been there, done that (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/acf/index.php?topic=109.0)

Free for All?
The name was half inspired by C.P. Scott: “Comment is free, but facts are sacret. (http://prettygoodbritain.com/leedsleek.html#Guardian)” Outside of a newspaper or a serious discussion, I’m not a stickler for the latter, having once published a magazine “dedicated to the proposition (http://prettygoodbritain.com/bokeh/light/intro.html) that fiction is just another kind of fact which fortunately doesn’t have to be verified.”

A forum by definition is a group of people. Ergo, NACF is not a forum. There is, however, space for one. You can reply to posts on the Freewheeling blog, or start your own topics here as a supplement to Facebook or other diversions. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life)

I'd be interested in stories, rambling or otherwise; memorable accounts of rides; and lovely photography hosted on a stable platform (Imgur (https://imgur.com/) seems good) so it won't disappear. Really though, anything in keeping with the ambience.

Is there a catch?
There is: Catch-22. That's when you want to talk but are waiting for the crickets to shut up.

'Cycling Plus' – isn't that already taken?
Yes, just not very well. (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/bikereader/solo/xfiles.html) Do they run articles about rabbits, (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=1078.0) for example? Document plot lines of Star Trek? (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=139.msg10471#msg10471) Pay their writers for wild flights of fancy? (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=329.0) (OK, they did once.) I rest my case.

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site mascot and co-administrator (http://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/eyethereO.jpg)

I wanted a new strapline and decided not to reinvent the wheel. At any rate, turnabout is fair play. I used to have a site called BikeReader (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/bikereader/); somewhere out of the ether, Future Publishing plucked the name BikeRadar. I'm not saying it would hold up in court.

Do you really expect to see a forum here?
I’ve seen things you wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in charge. An app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gorro.nothing&hl=en) that does absolutely nothing, and does it well. In short, no. But you never know.*

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Ex Machina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_Machina_(film))
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So far.

I have actually achieved perfect equilibrium between not caring if anybody new ever washes up on these shores, and being ready to throw a party if they do. Ambivalence is intrinsic to my nature.

It's possible I’m better off on my own. But don’t let that stop you from posting. (See what I mean?)
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Who are you?
Sam I am. (https://medium.com/@jollygoodthen_75205/sam-i-am-22da12a95c68) The tumbleweed on the right. Stay tuned. (http://notanothercyclingforum.net/news.html#traffic)

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Title: Desert island discussions
Post by: sam on August 09, 2019
Does adversity always make a better story?

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Full steam ahead
Imagine you've just come home from the perfect storm for a cyclist: SMIDSY by WVM, knocked over to land at the feet of a disapproving pedestrian complaining you're on the pavement. Does venting about it online actually help? Or does it just power an endless loop? (For the record, I typically let motorists know I'm unhappy by giving their rearview mirror a sad shake no: "Bad motorist!")

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Do Statler & Waldorf have box seats in your head, too?
Anybody who feels the need to heckle will have to stand in line.

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The selfie (http://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/sonyselfie700.jpg) challenge
Post the first selfie out of your image capturing device. The honour system must apply, or society breaks down.

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Laws, from most to least obeyed
Starting with traffic laws, then perhaps moving on to murder, mayhem, etc.

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Motorcyclists: Spawn of Satan?
Such a shame. A motorcycle is, on the face of it, a great idea. (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=981.0)

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Fill the Bestiary (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=1112.0)

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Mark Carney: Charlatan
Inspired by the Bank of England clueless thread. (https://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/194077-the-bank-of-england-clueless-thread/) Though this particular empty suit is almost gone, allah be praised.

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Best movie featuring bikes ever?
Strike that. I've made up my mind (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/acf/index.php?topic=52929.0) and it's not for changing.

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What did Simon say that got deleted (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/aug/05/carpe-noctem-joy-cycling-through-night-ride-coast#comment-131733716) by The Guardian?
Could work as a contest.

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Do you have a Lits list? (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=1164.0)
Spot does. (http://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/barktime.jpg)
(And no, he really doesn't care about the difference between the internet and the web.)

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Caption it
I would, (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=961.0) but I've got a thousand other captions to write first

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Who has better incentives, Facebook (http://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/?p=9063) or NACF (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=903.msg10730#msg10730)?

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Does what goes around come around?

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