Just a note: I posted a note in the mod forum asking for an explanation why the BoB thread was removed. I only know so far that recently new ownership took over the site. I do not know their rationale, or thinking. I do know a few things though:
This was without question the most popular thread on the entire forum. That equals traffic, which equals advertising, which equals money.
There was nothing offensive in the thread. In the past photos were included of women from the backside with no under garments, we deleted and banned those.
Nearly every photo was professionally shot. Many of the photos were of women wearing regular cycling clothing, many of them professional cyclists or amateur racers. Some were nostalgic looking. Some were of famous people.
The vast majority of the photos were no more offensive, or of women no more or less scantily clad, than what you would see in any woman's magazine today, aimed at female readers (Cosmo, Allure, etc). I would even make the argument that nearly every one of those photos are photoshopped, and thus present a dangerous view of what a women should look like, while photos of healthy women on bicycles is a positive thing for women to aspire to.
I spend less time than I did in the past as a mod. If this thread is removed permanently, like many of you, I'll spend even less time here without question.