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11 Nov 2013 19:47

I was thinking of starting a PIF ( pay it forward) on the forum. Basically that just means giving some cycling related stuff away. EG, I have a copy of "The Cyclist's Training Bible" I would gladly send to a member, a way to "give back", so to speak.

First I want to know if its "OK" with the forum ownership. Second, if it is OK where be the place to do it. Couldn't figure out who / where to ask.

Thanks in advance.
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12 Nov 2013 03:39

rickshaw wrote:I was thinking of starting a PIF ( pay it forward) on the forum. Basically that just means giving some cycling related stuff away. EG, I have a copy of "The Cyclist's Training Bible" I would gladly send to a member, a way to "give back", so to speak.

First I want to know if its "OK" with the forum ownership. Second, if it is OK where be the place to do it. Couldn't figure out who / where to ask.

Thanks in advance.


What do you want to do?? :confused:
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no need for confusion

12 Nov 2013 14:30

thehog wrote:What do you want to do?? :confused:


First my motive: I truly appreciate cyclingnews.com in general, and this forum in particular. Neither are perfect, but the pluses outweigh the minuses. I want to show my appreciation in a concrete manner. "Share the love" so to speak.

How it works: In other forums where I have seen it done its like this. Example
I have a DVD of "A Sunday in Hell" about Paris Roubaix. I've seen it a few times and rather than keep it on the shelf I would like to give it to someone else to enjoy.. So I state on the forum that I will mail it to the 5th person who sends me a PM saying they want it. I then contact the 5th person who gives me a mailing address. I send it to that address, no charge. Done. The hope is that 5th person will in turn do something for the cyclingnews forum community. To keep the cost down I can only send it to the USA. Simple

The reason I asked if its "OK" is because of conflict with potential corporate privacy policy.
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12 Nov 2013 14:32

rickshaw wrote:First my motive: I truly appreciate cyclingnews.com in general, and this forum in particular. Neither are perfect, but the pluses outweigh the minuses. I want to show my appreciation in a concrete manner. "Share the love" so to speak.

How it works: In other forums where I have seen it done its like this. Example
I have a DVD of "A Sunday in Hell" about Paris Roubaix. I've seen it a few times and rather than keep it on the shelf I would like to give it to someone else to enjoy.. So I state on the forum that I will mail it to the 5th person who sends me a PM saying they want it. I then contact the 5th person who gives me a mailing address. I send it to that address, no charge. Done. The hope is that 5th person will in turn do something for the cyclingnews forum community. To keep the cost down I can only send it to the USA. Simple

The reason I asked if its "OK" is because of conflict with potential corporate privacy policy.


Yes it is OK, as long as it's giving things away for free. :)
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12 Nov 2013 14:32

I remember Susan started a couple of threads where she gave away memorabilia from old teams so it should be fine I think
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12 Nov 2013 14:56

It will be flooded with posters trying desperately hard to get rid of 'He should not be named outside the clinic' stuff :rolleyes:
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20 Nov 2013 01:29

Hmmm. I'm sitting here, enjoying my (brand shall remain nameless, to protect the innocent) ____ beer. This IS, mind you, a craft beer. And, all of a sudden, it tastes, and smells, like two day old dog droppings. Now, wtf? Maybe it's the cough drop I just finished. Maybe not. Maybe it was just psykological. Maybe.

After all, who cares if it has to do with Lance Armstrong? It's not like he did that much to change the world the common man lived in - unlike other names who are still in the historical span of living memory. We are quickly passing beyond the time, though, when WW2 characters are "living memory".

But, epo or not, Lance changed the face of cycling. That much is fact, not fiction. And, I AIN'T A FAN. Go down that road, and just give me a chance to rap your knuckles with a ruler and I will do so.

THEREFORE, for those cyclists who are less than rabid in their opinions and choices - if some of LA's stuff came up - who cares?

I've got vids, converted to CD format, of almost ALL the USA tv TdF coverage before somewhere around 1999-2000. You want copies of that, and I'll copy in exchange for my cost.
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