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Reply #15 on: March 29, 2021, 12:41:23 am

As for "Eddiesgirl", I did reach out to her a couple of days ago via PM and email only to advise her of this thread under my overly grand imprimatur as "Global Moderator", but haven't heard a peep back. I like to think she's just up on the northern banks of Lake Tahoe, far from the wifi and other concerns of the world, in that snappy little girly-bedazzled trailer of hers by a crackling campfire gorging on the finest 'smores in the Western Hemisphere.



I hope you're right. I just checked my messages and hers look like they have disappeared. Nothing personal but I sent her a set of saddlebags I wasn't using so I thought there would be some record. Any other forum and I would figure they just moved on, but when bikes are involved there's always that worse case scenario to consider.


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Reply #16 on: April 03, 2021, 12:43:55 am
Never heard of Eddie .
They come and go like a river .
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Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 05:07:08 pm
I'm guiltier than most of dancing the old guy onion-on-my-belt digression two-step, but to my credit I usually try to bring my wanderings back home on topic somehow, and do spend a fair bit of my time trying earnestly to help newbies in our midst whenever I can, though hardly any "expert." It just seems the right thing to do.

As for "Eddiesgirl", I did reach out to her a couple of days ago via PM and email only to advise her of this thread under my overly grand imprimatur as "Global Moderator", but haven't heard a peep back. I like to think she's just up on the northern banks of Lake Tahoe, far from the wifi and other concerns of the world, in that snappy little girly-bedazzled trailer of hers by a crackling campfire gorging on the finest 'smores in the Western Hemisphere.

As for this 650s thread, it has not passed notice by the powers-that-be that it's grown a bit like a super-giant neutron star in its grasp of all matter, and grown perhaps a tad "snarlier", especially politically, than in us grey-bearded types' normal redoubts, galvanized as we've been by shortcomings in design and disappointments--camaraderie found in shared sufferings, which you "Modernos" with your reasonably tip-top 650s have mostly mercifully been spared, as it were. Yet even though I did punt this thread over into the 'Campfire' section as per your suggestions, I might suggest a bit of familiarization by our users with other more suitable topical locations for their contributions to the Forum. Or don't. I'm honestly not that bothered.

I've cut my posting down on the 650 forum, mostly because I think I'm probably the most guilty of thread drift. At least I am self-aware, but to all of you who I've offended because I take the conversation in a different direction (sometimes completely out of left field), welcome to my world. My poor students never know what they're going to get - I think it's my undiagnosed and untreated ADHD giving everyone the equivalent of "squirrel!"

Anyway, I do hope she's ok.
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Reply #18 on: April 05, 2021, 07:56:56 pm
Relax mw, we're all guilty of promulgating the dreaded thread drift.  You're posts are well thought out and unlike some here (who shall remain nameless) that seem in need of misinterpreting plain English to advance their agenda of the moment, you think and write clearly with comprehensible logic.

I've been emailing with a fellow who was entertaining and informative in his posting.  He backed away from the forum because he was tired of some members going out of their way to argue and was "invited" to stop posting by one member.  Jesus wept.
 

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Reply #19 on: April 05, 2021, 09:11:35 pm
I've cut my posting down on the 650 forum, mostly because I think I'm probably the most guilty of thread drift. At least I am self-aware, but to all of you who I've offended because I take the conversation in a different direction (sometimes completely out of left field), welcome to my world. My poor students never know what they're going to get - I think it's my undiagnosed and untreated ADHD giving everyone the equivalent of "squirrel!"

Anyway, I do hope she's ok.

Thread drift is what keeps it interesting, you're not the worst by far and your posts are always worth reading.  ;)


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Reply #20 on: April 05, 2021, 09:25:06 pm
In keeping from too much “tread drift”. I looked at Eddiesgirl profile He/ she hadn’t been active but for only 4-5 months. I propose that he/she change her/his name to “ FastEddiesGirl”.
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Reply #21 on: April 06, 2021, 06:02:07 pm
It's true our forum is better than most on the internet in keeping disputes civil. Any enlightened discourse needs multiple points of view in order to persist, and I think enlightened discourse is essential for any society (not just one of RE riders) to move forward.

Now let's hope that EddiesGirl will contribute again to that discourse at some point soon.
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