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Old 10-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #21
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I am surprised this question took this long to be honest. I agree though that hopefully someone would want to buy this site and keep it alive and maybe revive it. Too many great memories in my life came from ODFU and BoRn. But as we know life moves on, kids, family, travel and changes create different plans for people and they leave the site or just stop posting. I for one do not post much anymore and I stopped going to trackdays after many years of doing that. I have no street bike and really do not have a desire to get one anytime soon (23 years of riding) and it lost its luster for me. I personally prefer to be with my kiddos cruising in the Jeep. All in all I still check out the site a few times per week and would feel a bit strange without it being around.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:20 PM   #22
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If any significant percentage of the people already on here came to the realization that life is better with FB deleted, this place would make a huge comeback and be fine

Hey everybody! Facebook sucks donkey dick and life is better without it!
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:56 PM   #23
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We're not looking to sell the site, to Dima and I this means as much if not more to us on a personal level. We would much rather pass the torch to someone else or a group that would do something meaningful with this platform.

At the end of the day I personally think the street bike community will never be what it once was in the 2000s. Bottom line is these are luxury toys for most and with the economy taking a shitter some years ago the landscape changed. I used to also market the shit out of this site through videos, cool photos and other random events and shit. We dont have that anymore. We dont have a Kurtz at a cycle great, a Reed going to events, a me making videos and doing dumb shit and other people promoting the site through just being riding.

We would be willing to throw money at events or meet ups to help get people together and make it a motorcycle community not just a dumping ground for outdated jokes and bs. There's little value in that, not financial, just personal value.

Unless we get some hungry street riders in here looking to make it their playground I dont see things changing. Hell, 75% of the above dont street ride, dont track day enough to be trackies. The racing community is super small in NE and thus this site isnt really for that either.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:00 PM   #24
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I'm not on FB so I like the conversations here even if most of it isn't riding related. Even with our daughter now I have no plans to quit riding, even if it's just commuting and track days.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
If any significant percentage of the people already on here came to the realization that life is better with FB deleted, this place would make a huge comeback and be fine

Hey everybody! Facebook sucks donkey dick and life is better without it!
I just did that. Best decision ever.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:44 PM   #26
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This place is unique. The people, the riding styles, all of it is different from everything else I've come across. I enjoy this forum for the non-motorcycle discussions, too. It's nice to have a bunch of folks with a similar interest discussing all kinds of different shit. I think to really bring it back, we need to do a better job of being welcoming, and also have some sort of regular get togethers. Milk had his Tuesday night rides, Mike W hosted race nights a few times... shit like that is what makes this place.

I'll step up and clean up my garage a bit and start hosting some race nights if people are interested.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:49 PM   #27
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I think this site is still a great hub for knowledge and general bullshitting. I check it multiple times at work each day and like the banter. With everything that has happened with motorcycles and me, I still wouldn't change joining this site. It got me into track riding which is now my only real outlet for motorcycling and more important it showed me a world of motorcycling I previously didn't know existed.

Sentiment aside, even though I'm not what anyone would consider a 'core' member, I believe this site has to evolve to survive. A big part of that I believe is making it more a hub for track day riders and expanding it's coverage to more than just central CT (talking RI, Mass, NY, etc.) like NESR does.

Honestly, you guys have made me a bit of a prude when it comes to motorcycling. If this site were full of a bunch of street riders who never rode on the track but talked about how much power their R1 put down at the dyno, I'd probably not be on here as much. I think BoRN needs to carry on with its legacy of providing a forum for more than just casual riders. The people on this site really are some of the most knowledgeable, skilled (both riding-wise and mechanically), and talented motorcyclists in New England. The future, at least I think, needs to continue to foster an environment like that.

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Old 10-27-2017, 04:34 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
I just did that. Best decision ever.
Agreed. Our FB lives are much better for it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:35 PM   #29
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Keep it alive

Find your own path and encourage others to do the same.

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Old 10-27-2017, 05:41 PM   #30
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Well it’s certainly surprising and humbling the amount of talk this has generated. All in a good way. I’d love to see someone with more time and energy pick this up.
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