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So I guess you never made it to the Ride Reports,you really are a very short sighted individual.
Well you are wrong about your first statement; the second one is up to other to decide.

It differs what people like to read.
Personally I love to read a well-written story that describes exotic countries and the culture, nature and people of foreign places. There are stories like that on Adv-rider but I find most of the stories to be rather focused on the writer and not the surroundings.
This might be a cultural difference, or maybe a personal one, but most of the ride reports don’t fit me.
Sadly there are not a lot of stories from my favorite continent, but there are a lot of great pictures!

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Right now there are more people doing distance there than there are here!!!.
Lets hope so, Adv-rider has countless members compared to HU. For me it’s not about quantity.

There is a need for places like Adv-rider and I’m very happy that it exists. I’m visiting it almost every week, threads like this: airhead dirtbikes ??? - ADVrider are great!
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Uptight much?

I had to join just to say, loosen those knickers guys and gals. Adv is full of wonderful people, lots of hard core riders, and a lot of knuckle heads, just like life.
It is wonderful to have an uncensored board to go to.
On adv I have around 7k posts since 04', I think 4 a day. It's a social network. Some of our gatherings are VERY MUCH fun, I can assure you!
Yes we have post whores, wannabes, but we also have true Adv riders, many. From all walks of life. Our fund raising efforts have spanned riders down in foreign countries needing assistance, to riders who wrecked and were paralyzed and we built wheelchair ramps at their home.
All walks of life are represented, period. All nationalities, all colors, all rides (except Harleys of course)
Adv of a cross section of the earth as a whole. No Nudity, but no one is censored (Unless they make threatening comments to another member.
The world is full of many kids of people. No bloodline gets stronger, only weaker, as we all become the human species, and not simply one nationality.
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I see chanderjet lurking here, chime in kid, the voice of experience!
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Well you are wrong about your first statement; the second one is up to other to decide.

It differs what people like to read.
Personally I love to read a well-written story that describes exotic countries and the culture, nature and people of foreign places. There are stories like that on Adv-rider but I find most of the stories to be rather focused on the writer and not the surroundings.
This might be a cultural difference, or maybe a personal one, but most of the ride reports don’t fit me.
Sadly there are not a lot of stories from my favorite continent, but there are a lot of great pictures!



Lets hope so, Adv-rider has countless members compared to HU. For me it’s not about quantity.

There is a need for places like Adv-rider and I’m very happy that it exists. I’m visiting it almost every week, threads like this: airhead dirtbikes ??? - ADVrider are great!
Oh very good!!!
So what happened to? 'Adventure rider is a cool name-pity it has nothing to do with adventure riding'
You would appear to be changing your tune!!!
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I had to join just to say, loosen those knickers guys and gals. Adv is full of wonderful people, lots of hard core riders, and a lot of knuckle heads, just like life.
It is wonderful to have an uncensored board to go to.
On adv I have around 7k posts since 04', I think 4 a day. It's a social network. Some of our gatherings are VERY MUCH fun, I can assure you!
Yes we have post whores, wannabes, but we also have true Adv riders, many. From all walks of life. Our fund raising efforts have spanned riders down in foreign countries needing assistance, to riders who wrecked and were paralyzed and we built wheelchair ramps at their home.
All walks of life are represented, period. All nationalities, all colors, all rides (except Harleys of course)
Adv of a cross section of the earth as a whole. No Nudity, but no one is censored (Unless they make threatening comments to another member.
The world is full of many kids of people. No bloodline gets stronger, only weaker, as we all become the human species, and not simply one nationality.
Viva La differance!
Pop in some time, pull up a chair around the fire, you'll be glad you did.
Love from the Foot of the Olympic Mountains!
Sean
A lot of this is just simple British-European prejudice against the poor old Yanks!The old world hates to see the younger nations having a good time!
I guess that having spent 13 years in Latin America that makes me an American(Scottish-Latin)so I can sit back enjoy another January day in Medellin(27degrees C)
and watch how this thread plays out.
At least it,s taking the boredom out of the Hubb bar for a couple of days.
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Oh very good!!!
So what happened to? 'Adventure rider is a cool name-pity it has nothing to do with adventure riding'
Has it changed?

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You would appear to be changing your tune!!!
Looks like you are wrong, again.
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Really

We,ll just leave that for others to judge!!!
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Hi Guys n Gals,

the way I look at it is that I view both websites under different circumstances.

If I fancy a bit of entertainment, humour and amusement, related to adventure biking then I have a looksie at ADV. If I need something a little deeper or purely informative then I use the HUBB.

The Worlds plenty big enough for many sites and long may it continue.
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Hi Guys n Gals,

the way I look at it is that I view both websites under different circumstances.

If I fancy a bit of entertainment, humour and amusement, related to adventure biking then I have a looksie at ADV. If I need something a little deeper or purely informative then I use the HUBB.

The Worlds plenty big enough for many sites and long may it continue.
Can I get an Amen from the congregation!
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Talking Amen!

Amen!!!
But can I still poke the Zealots with a pointy stick every now and then?
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Of course you can Albert
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Niche forums like this do well until they get popular.
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After reading the 3 pages of this thread so far, I'm beginning to think that not everyone who's posted has bothered working their way through the good & bad of Advrider.

There are non-bikers on Advrider, you'll find them in Jo Momma but that's not to say that everyone who posts there doesn't ride. You'll find that those who post in Jo Momma rarely post elsewhere on Advrider & that there are many who never bother with Jo Momma.

Check out the Regional & bike specific Tech forums, massive amount of info there, just ask if you can't find the answer you need. I'm not a mechanic but do all my own servicing, fabricating, 90% of my own welding etc but there are guys there whose tech skills & knowledge I'm in awe of (Neduro, Powercell, Flourescentbrown, Poolside to name a few). The depth of knowledge is immense, I sometimes find myself realising that I have a lot to learn. You'll get banter outside Jo Momma & I enjoy it, only rarely does it become anything more than that.

Check out the Ride Reports, once described as the Crown Jewel of Advrider, something I concur with wholeheartedly. Advrider may have started out primarily as a US / BMW site but it's grown way, way beyond that, look at the number of truly international ride reports from just about every continent & country. I've attended all of the European Rallies & will be at the 5th in Slovenia this year. No money changes hands, it's all based on local knowledge that's gladly shared, evryone helps out & everyone gets home one way or another. The UK events started out as free of charge but now a £10 donation is encouraged which all goes to the Welsh Air Ambulance after two us (yes, I was one of the guilty) were airlifted out of Wales last September after riding accidents, badly broken collerbone in my case. Last I heard, about £1,500+ had been raised through donations, online purchases & Gift Aid.

With regard to photos: I've nevery understood why HU doesn't have the image button above the text box? I honestly believe that it's the quality & quantity of pics posted on Advrider that initially attracts new members - after all, a picture's worth a 1,000 words right.This allows you to link to pics stored elsewhere on the 'net without uploading to the HU server & clogging it up. You also don't need to resize your pics before posting. Like many other Advriders, I choose to host my pics on Smugmug @ US$30 per year as a way of saying thank you to Baldy for providing Advrider free of charge. It is an offshoot of Smugmug & Digital Grin but none the worse for it & all the better for no advertising. When Baldy needs funds for a server upgrade etc for Advrider, it happens & it's purely down to gratitude.

Finally, I've met people on Advrider who will hopefully remain friends for life, most are scattered across Europe & many in the UK and I look forward to riding with them for many years to come.

Try attending one of the European or UK events if yiu want to meet likeminded people, contrary to what some think, Advriders are not a different breed to those who post on HU.
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I used HU a lot when we were traveling out of North America, but ADV is nice when you want to find out where to buy a tire in, say, Knoxville. It's also where I go for technical questions.

ADV is much more about motorcycling; HU is much more about going RTW. That's perfectly okay.
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