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Old 01-29-22, 10:10 AM
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Again they must have really rotten IT guys in NY!!!!!!
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Old 01-29-22, 10:17 AM
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I got in this morning using https:// but still got the expired certificate message. Some browsers may not care, but mine does. What it means is that when you log in, your passwords are sent 'in the clear' and are susceptible to hacking. A hacker could get your password and then masquerade as you, or try to use it to hack into other accounts you may have. (Moral: use different passwords everywhere, but especially there!) Bryan doesn't seem to care because the certificate has been expired for over a year and he's done nothing about it, not even acknowledge it.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
I got in this morning using https:// but still got the expired certificate message. Some browsers may not care, but mine does. What it means is that when you log in, your passwords are sent 'in the clear' and are susceptible to hacking. A hacker could get your password and then masquerade as you, or try to use it to hack into other accounts you may have. (Moral: use different passwords everywhere, but especially there!) Bryan doesn't seem to care because the certificate has been expired for over a year and he's done nothing about it, not even acknowledge it.
Holy crap. I did not know that. Thank you.

I usually use a common password to basic sites like this one or bentrider.
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Old 01-29-22, 11:08 AM
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Bryan hasn't been active on his forum for quite sometime. I don't think he's interested anymore. Fortunately, we have many FB groups which offer more.
Just my $.02
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Damn FB to hell.

I'll see you guys on the next recumbent forum that gets some momentum. Doubt it's this one.
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Old 01-30-22, 06:42 PM
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Yeah, Facebook ain't gonna happen. People are getting fed up with that awful platform. Nothing but a wasteland of memes and ads.
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Old 01-31-22, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Yeah, Facebook ain't gonna happen. People are getting fed up with that awful platform. Nothing but a wasteland of memes and ads.
Kind of like this forum, ads popping up everywhere. Facebook is to disjointed. Itís not like a forum, everything is in groups. Most of the groups are brand specific. There are some recumbent groups, but you would have to jump around between the groups.

The only recumbent specific recumbent forum alternative I see to BROL is the forum at recumbents.com. More basic than BROL, not as many bells and whistles, but Warren is a active and present administrator.
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Kind of like this forum, ads popping up everywhere. Facebook is to disjointed. Itís not like a forum, everything is in groups. Most of the groups are brand specific. There are some recumbent groups, but you would have to jump around between the groups.

The only recumbent specific recumbent forum alternative I see to BROL is the forum at recumbents.com. More basic than BROL, not as many bells and whistles, but Warren is a active and present administrator.
I quite like the recumbents.com forum. There is a lot of good information there. I recently posted my first message, but the site lacks a critical mass, so my post went unanswered. Still, I'll hang around a bit to see if the readership grows. I am down to trying BROL every 3-4 days, but if I can't get in with a few tries, I move on.

After all this time, I think the BROL community has suffered serious damage. I don't know anything about Bryan, but I can't help thinking that some professional IT help could have had the site back up and running in a few days, or even prevented this disaster. The site has shown signs for years of being cobbled together in an amateur patchwork. This may not be fatal yet, but it is definitely the 11th hour.
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I haven't had any problems the last 5 days or so.

Forcing https seems to still be the essential trick to getting in.

https://bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php

As for other forums, any old platform will do so long as that forum reaches critical mass of participants. Right now things are spread thin.

The only reservation I have about recumbents.com is that the moderation there always seemed a bit thin. Obnoxious bullies who were banned on BROL pull the same stuff over there and was considered ok. At least that's the way it used to be when there was more activity over there (quite a few years ago now).
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Kind of like this forum, ads popping up everywhere. Facebook is to disjointed. Itís not like a forum, everything is in groups. Most of the groups are brand specific. There are some recumbent groups, but you would have to jump around between the groups.

The only recumbent specific recumbent forum alternative I see to BROL is the forum at recumbents.com. More basic than BROL, not as many bells and whistles, but Warren is a active and present administrator.
There is this also recumbent riders. org. too. Link I posted doesn't work for some reason. Google that and you'll find it.

Not very active now, but it could be if we made it so.

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Old 02-01-22, 12:42 AM
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Did you test that link Steamer? Took me to an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN.
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Old 02-01-22, 05:36 AM
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Did you test that link Steamer? Took me to an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN.
I just tried and its the correct site but when I post the link it fails to work - just says that site doesn't exist. I have no idea what you are talking about WRT a church. I thought I had you on ignore over here too but I guess not.
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I thought I had you on ignore over here too but I guess not.
What can I say. I must be doing something right though. I've got a ton of likes to my credit. And in 15 years I've got no locked threads, no bans ... I'm not nearly as bad as you think. But you go ahead and do what makes you happy. Peace.
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Old 02-01-22, 03:41 PM
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Recumbent Riders International is what became of the old ROCKET (Recumbents Of Centeral Kentucky/Eastern Tennessee) group. Pretty low-volume these days. Although they do have a nice recumbent rally in May. I've been once. There were 99 trikes, a highracer, and me on my Baron. And that was a few years ago.

As much as I like Warren, the group at recumbents.com includes some individuals who have been personna-non-grata at BROL since its inception.Participating there is not worth the aggravation, for me.

edit: I fixed the link so it doesn't point to the church but it keeps redirecting. try typing it in manually: https://www. recumbentriders. org

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Old 02-03-22, 06:43 PM
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Kind of like this forum, ads popping up everywhere.
I was wondering what you were talking about, and then I realized that I have an ad-blocker. I know they don't like us using blockers, but they sort of necessitate it since without one the site is almost unusable.
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A little update.
Bryan had a precocious surprise on the birth of their child recently. Bentrider isn't really a way to pay for baby food if you get my drift.

Personally I'm pretty thankful for his efforts. Old websites become an extraordinary chore. No way of telling whether he'll resurrect it or not.
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Old 02-04-22, 12:06 PM
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I was wondering what you were talking about, and then I realized that I have an ad-blocker. I know they don't like us using blockers, but they sort of necessitate it since without one the site is almost unusable.
I forgot to turn my ad blocker back on. I have to turn it off for certain sites and then forget to turn it back on.
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Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
There is this also recumbent riders. org. too. Link I posted doesn't work for some reason. Google that and you'll find it.

Not very active now, but it could be if we made it so.
I forgotten about Recumbent Riders forum until I read Steamer's post. It's a nice forum setup similar to BROL. A.D. Wade is the administrator and active in the forum. I've used it in the past and sold bikes off of it. Definitely not as active as BROL, but probably has more interaction than other alternatives. Of course, if enough of us BROL'ers go over there it could get very active.

BROL is hit and miss for me. My desktop and laptop access are about 50-50. With phone and iPad can seldom access the site. When I do get on it is usually slow and sometimes it does not display correctly.

recumbentriders.org/forums/

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I forgotten about Recumbent Riders forum until I read Steamer's post. It's a nice forum setup similar to BROL. A.D. Wade is the administrator and active in the forum. I've used it in the past and sold bikes off of it. Definitely not as active as BROL, but probably has more interaction than other alternatives. Of course, if enough of us BROL'ers go over there it could get very active.

BROL is hit and miss for me. My desktop and laptop access are about 50-50. With phone and iPad can seldom access the site. When I do get on it is usually slow and sometimes it does not display correctly.

recumbentriders.org/forums/
Well, you won't see me on that forum apparently. My IP address was blocked after I attempted to set up an account there. I can take a hint.
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You might email wade and ask why. One forum apparently had my ISP tagged as a spam domain. A rather large local ISP, not likely!
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You might email wade and ask why. One forum apparently had my ISP tagged as a spam domain. A rather large local ISP, not likely!
I have no email address for him. The page that comes up when I try to connect provides no exit strategy. Just a notification that you are banned. I can't even view the forum, much less compete the sign up process.
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Well, you won't see me on that forum apparently. My IP address was blocked after I attempted to set up an account there. I can take a hint.
Place wouldn't accept my PW so I asked for a reset. Never got an email to do so.

Edit, just found out that my Comcast IP is banned, also.
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Place wouldn't accept my PW so I asked for a reset. Never got an email to do so.

Edit, just found out that my Comcast IP is banned, also.
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
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I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
Tom,
I sent you and Dennis PM's about the Recumbent Riders issue. A.D. says it's a spam blocker issue and he needs to whitelist the IP addresses. A.D. is a really nice guy and he's not intentionally blocking you. He stated in his PM that all BROL members are welcome to join.
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Recumbent Riders relaxed their standards and let me join! 😀
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