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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #15 on: 24.08. 2016 17:51 »
Oh I don't like stats like that ,well done though  Richard for pulling them together ,I'm shifting a gear from now as its just over  a month to go ,getting promises into cash ,from solicitors that will be interesting !!
Glass will be suitably charged and raised  when ride finished !!
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #16 on: 31.08. 2016 16:03 »
Fellow DGR's ,how's the money coming in, I've managed £60 so far with quite a few more promises
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #17 on: 31.08. 2016 16:30 »
I'm Billy Nomates me;  retired, so no work contacts and the family are unlikely to sponsor me, but I'll try. You guys are my only friends, I hope!
What I'd like to see is more forum members joining me at Oxford. You don't have to dress up too fancy; just a bit smart. Come on people, sign up!  *smile*

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #18 on: 31.08. 2016 19:02 »
Dear Tough Guys, Hermits, Exclusivists, I'd-Rather-Not-Be-Botherds and Cranky Old F*rts (talking about me, of course),

My friends, what is the hang-up? Have you some big events on your calendars for September 25th that have been there for months? Are you hiding your bikes away so that the unwashed masses will not see them? Will you perish if out while the sun is up? Is the thrift store near you out of tweed or bow ties (or whatever your style might be)? Do you blanch and lose motor control at the word "prostate"? If none of these or other good reasons apply, why not join your local ride? Donations to the cause are optional.

Here, again, is the link to main site:

         https://www.gentlemansride.com/

Here, again, are the links to our two forum teams:

         https://www.gentlemansride.com/team/thebsaa7-a10forum
         https://www.gentlemansride.com/team/bobhebdonbsaa7anda10forumworldwideride
 
Apologies if I am starting to sound testy in this, but our paltry showing in this significant event has me completely baffled. Please remember that, in terms of prizes offered, no one team member benefits from the contributions of other team members. Who buys the Guinness is a completely separate issue.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #19 on: 31.08. 2016 19:30 »
One more thing. If you would rather not be seen as being prodded into action by the likes of me, please note that there are some true gentlemen, like Greybeard and Topdad, also encouraging your participation.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #20 on: 31.08. 2016 19:51 »
Richard,
I think the apparent lack of interest may just be that members don't read every post. They have a particular issue/problem/solution etc. and don't have any interest in general day-to-day forum discussions.
Erling or Musky could send out a forum bulletin if they feel that the matter warrants that action, so everyone gets a message, as they did for the tee-shirt poll.

If members ignore a bulletin then we can truly feel dissapointed!  *conf*

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #21 on: 31.08. 2016 20:10 »
Richard,
I think the apparent lack of interest may just be that members don't read every post. They have a particular issue/problem/solution etc. and don't have any interest in general day-to-day forum discussions.

Very true and good point. On the other hand, by my count, approximately 35 members have posted to the forum since Sunday and I must guess that many of them (some already riding or contributing) read the posts. I couldn't look back as far as 16 August to get an idea of the number of posters since then (when you first mentioned DGR), but I would guess it is a lot more. This may be another to look at it: right now there are 267 users online (219 not logged in) with 341 being the most online today. By these numbers, even with selective attention, our DGR participation still seems too light.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #22 on: 31.08. 2016 21:01 »
G'day all.
It's been looked at 214 times. I'm in for the Canberra ride but may have to swap to the Sydney ride instead.
Only 3 forum members registered for the BSA A7 - A10 Forum team plus 3 members have donated (many thanks).
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #23 on: 01.09. 2016 08:50 »
I have twice now tried to join the team (although riding locally in suffolk), I do find the website hard to navigate and I am supposed to be a techie. If it has not worked this time I give up but will be riding on the 25th.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #24 on: 01.09. 2016 09:04 »
The website is shyte! A great example of style over content! I've tried to find out more details about the Oxford ride without success.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #25 on: 01.09. 2016 13:12 »
Yep, took me half an hour to break in.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #26 on: 22.09. 2016 21:58 »
I am at least in the team, but it's not sure if I can take part... I will ride in Switzerland
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #27 on: 22.09. 2016 22:47 »
I am at least in the team, but it's not sure if I can take part... I will ride in Switzerland

Good on you, Tinu. Nice route through the Swiss farmland.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #28 on: 23.09. 2016 08:59 »
I'm quite excited to be climbing into my glad rags for Sunday's ride. Just hoping it stays dry here. We'll need to be posting pics here afterwards I think.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #29 on: 26.09. 2016 22:32 »
Post ride ...
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