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Just curious will the trail be rideable tomorrow after all this rain


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HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: Forum Issues
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:28:51 AM »
Hey Paul I remember talking to you at the Boat Sport and travel show about CIBA and you told me they had two parts, the club for ride organizing and many other things as well as the 501 (c) (3). I know there's paper work involved and it can't be an over night thing but could the HMBA have both also and the forum could be directly related to the club and the home page be related to the 501 (c) (3).


Just a thought but hey what do I know I'm just a college kid

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Tech Bench / Re: Preferred Tire for Indy Trails
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:06:14 AM »
I know a lot of guys use mountain kings

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HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: Forum Issues
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:50:01 PM »
If it is that important to you join the HMBA / IMBA.  It is only like $35 bucks annually.  How much do you spend on your bike, gear, trips to ride, fuel, ect?  The forum is the best resource for trail info in this state but there is also a lot of BS as well.  And you know what they say, money talks and BS walks.  My point is you can be a member of the forum and post all the stuff you want but the truth is your membership probably has a greater impact on the bottom line, building and maintaining trails.


I understand where you are coming from but some of us (i.e. college students, and many others) might have a job during the summer. Yes we might buy gear and stuff throughout the year but that shouldn't also have to be a $35 fee just to post that I want to go ride here and can someone meet me there.


We can't think of the $35 as a "fee" to post on the forum.  The membership in IMBA/HMBA goes to support mountain biking, everywhere, now and in the future.  Trails don't just happen.  It takes lots of money and lots of volunteer hours.  Without the membership dollars and volunteer hours none of the trails at the top of the forum would exist.
 
A few of the benefits, off the top of my head, that just IMBA provides to us.
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For the member.  I'm thinking about using the Subaru discount!
http://www.imba.com/membership/individual/benefits
 
Discounts on tools and supplies that we need to build and maintain trails.  Note, individual members also get these discounts.
http://www.imba.com/resources/trail-building/tool-resource-guide
 
Some benefits that HMBA gets.
http://www.imba.com/membership/club/benefits
 
Represents the Mountain Biking community for continued access to public lands.  Recent blog post as an example of what IMBA is doing.  Since all of our trails are on public land this is huge for us!  Access can never be taken for granted, especially in large urban areas like Indianapolis!
http://www.imba.com/blog/mike-van-abel/congress-talks-mountain-biking-and-other-public-lands-issues#comment-10868
 
Interesting study that was done that helps us gain and maintain access for mountain biking.
http://www.imba.com/resources/research/trail-science/environmental-impacts-mountain-biking-science-review-and-best-practices
 
For your IMBA/HMBA you get a lot!!!
 




I know the money is used in great ways but its still the fact that someone shouldn't have to pay to use a website that spreads the word and promotes mountain biking. That's all I was trying to get across

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HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: Forum Issues
« on: August 30, 2013, 10:31:17 PM »
If it is that important to you join the HMBA / IMBA.  It is only like $35 bucks annually.  How much do you spend on your bike, gear, trips to ride, fuel, ect?  The forum is the best resource for trail info in this state but there is also a lot of BS as well.  And you know what they say, money talks and BS walks.  My point is you can be a member of the forum and post all the stuff you want but the truth is your membership probably has a greater impact on the bottom line, building and maintaining trails.


I understand where you are coming from but some of us (i.e. college students, and many others) might have a job during the summer. Yes we might buy gear and stuff throughout the year but that shouldn't also have to be a $35 fee just to post that I want to go ride here and can someone meet me there.


I have been working to clean up our forum users.  We had lots of users who had not logged on in the past two years.  Accounts  that had not be logged into for the past 2 years were deleted.  I also am creating a user group for HMBA-IMBA members.  We are trying to see if we can limit some or all forums to HMBA-IMBA members.  If you tried to post today and couldn't, its because I had you in the HMBA-IMBA group, but did not have the permissions set up correctly yet for that user group.  Should be working now.


And Paul I understand where you're coming from. It will be a lot easier to keep the forum cleaned up, but honestly it would deeply discourage me when I'm back in Indy working at ICS to let someone that is interested in mountain biking or just bought a new mountain bike to go to the forum and become more educated about our trails if I had to also tell them they have to pay $35 for something that they may lose complete interest in within a month


That's my thoughts so be it

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Tech Bench / Re: Lights for night rides
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:59:59 AM »
I know where I work (ICS) has a 1000 lumen light for $200 and a 1500 lumen for $350

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Brown County State Park / Re: What happened to Gnawbonelefty
« on: July 25, 2013, 07:58:03 AM »
Yes we have lost a great asset. Thanks gmcttr

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Brown County State Park / What happened to Gnawbonelefty
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:32:51 PM »
I just saw that all of Gnawbonelefty's post are saying that he is a guest. Does anyone know what happened?

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I am

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The fork on the second ad has been flipped around so it is on correctly now.

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Rants and Raves / Check this bike ad out
« on: June 15, 2013, 06:47:20 AM »
It's not as funny as the "divorcing my bike"[size=78%] ad but its funny[/size]

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/3796206422.html

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Rants and Raves / Re: Divorcing your bike
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »
Funniest thing I have read in a long time. Where did you find this Kswiss?

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Tech Bench / Re: The benefits of SS vs. gears
« on: May 19, 2013, 10:06:01 PM »
I just got ahold of a Cannondale Killer V 500. I'm thinking about converting it to single speed but besides a sticker someone placed on the bike that annoys me it's in fantastic shpe for the age and it has older slx derailuers on it do I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place on what to do with it. The only thing wrong with it in my opinion is that it doesn't have disc on it it has cantilevers but they didn't have disc in the 90s and if they did they came on extremely expensive bikes

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Dog thread
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:52:50 PM »
Way to suck up to Paul Raleighguy29

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Tech Bench / Re: bike conversion
« on: May 12, 2013, 12:26:05 AM »
You could always have a custom bicycle making shop throw some disc tabs on the bike and then they could give it a nice coat of paint to go along with it. That's probably expensive but if its what you want then in my opinion it would be worth it

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