Sure, the very fact I am so active for RVV proves your point - I used to be one of those "July fans" . But as Netserk said, in the peak years this forum was far more active. For example, the stage 18 thread of 2011 TdF (Andy's 60km raid, Contador's implosion and Cadel's chase) was 118 pages!Okay, I wasn't here 10 years ago but it's not like nothing is happening...?
The other indicator is the Clinic. That was far more active back then. These days I've noticed it can go a week or more with no posts. While a member since 2011, I was lurking in the forum since Floyd had his own thread in the Clinic.