This is a Place to Learn, Disagree and be Entertained

This is a place to talk about all things bike or triathlon related (including nutrition and weight training).

There are just a few rules.

  1. Be excellent to each other
  2. Challenge the idea, don’t attack the person
  3. Contribute Constructively
  4. Don’t break the law
  5. Keep it tidy

Be Excellent to Each Other

Speak to people like you would in person. It sounds simple but the forum can be so much more valuable if we just show each other a little kindness.

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Challenge the Idea, not the Person

This builds on rule #1. The best arguments focus on the idea rather than the person who’s communicating the idea, whether it’s someone on the forum or a public figure. Let’s avoid making things personal and strive to live in the “counterargument” and above. And opinion is important! This is cycling, lots of stuff is subjective.

Contribute Constructively

Constructive debate creates a safe place for people to respectfully express their opinions and learn through the process of debate. It is an amazing thing when it works, so keep comments well-intentioned and act in good faith. If your comment only serves to create dissent or inhibit a conversation, please keep it to yourself!

Don’t Break the Law

Linking to copyrighted cycling videos is a no-no. Don’t link to those knock off frames and helmets that look cheap but could actually injure another cyclist.

Normal stuff like that, don’t be stupid.

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Keep it Tidy

We’re using a Discourse forum and it has a lot of cool features. Please use the appropriate category and add tags when you post.

If you do that, it will be much easier for other users to find content in the future.

A Note On Flagging and Moderation

If you see a post you believe doesn’t follow these guidelines, flag it and a moderator will take a look. Our policy is to generally not enforce “Off-Topic” flags— good conversation goes off on tangents sometimes, and we’re ok with that.

But we will remove posts that violate the guidelines, and we do reserve the right to use our discretion in doing so. Moderators personally follow up with members whose posts are repeatedly being flagged to help them better understand the forum guidelines. And we get it— sometimes people make mistakes. This is why we use a 3 strike rule before permanently excluding anyone from the forum.
If you don’t uphold our forum rules, we’ll remove your access.

That’s it! Enjoy the forum!