Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Rik on Thu 20/Aug/15 8:50am

slidecontrol wrote:
Scotty wrote:Whoops, didn't untick the "post as melissa" button :blush:


you mean she's not real?????????? :cry:


Have you never noticed she doesn't age
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Sims on Thu 20/Aug/15 9:54am

dwgknz wrote:
Scotty wrote:
NickCW wrote:Get Spoke reguarly, love it.

Used to love Spoke, then they toddled down the path of free swag and reviews. Used to be about the ride, became about the bits. :hmmm:


Got to earn the junkets somehow


This is my problem with spoke, everything reviewed is always the greatest thing ever. :D
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Sims on Thu 20/Aug/15 10:10am

Getting back to the issue at hand - I believe we have lost patience with the 'slow' moving world of print. This generation craves immediacy and print is no longer the medium to give that. This rules out anything with a time stamp - reviews, gear, results etc. Where it does still have a home is stories. Fanciful retellings of adventures past gone, camp fire tails and informed opinion...
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 20/Aug/15 10:42am

Sims wrote:Getting back to the issue at hand - I believe we have lost patience with the 'slow' moving world of print. This generation craves immediacy and print is no longer the medium to give that. This rules out anything with a time stamp - reviews, gear, results etc. Where it does still have a home is stories. Fanciful retellings of adventures past gone, camp fire tails and informed opinion...

Yup, reviews = online, tales of derring-do = print.
Though I would also like to see more reviews which detail and explain the negatives to a bike / part, everything is a compromise, and pretending it isn't is just bullshitting the reader.
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Scotty on Thu 20/Aug/15 11:18am

*furiously taking notes and observations for Favourite Bits Friday*

*scribble*
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Scotty on Thu 20/Aug/15 11:19am

Also... muthafuckas need to be sharing their tales on Vorb!

It's kinda what we're here for right? I love reading that stuff. :love:
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby scatter on Thu 20/Aug/15 11:27am

I really like reading profiles on riders. Not just your World Cup athletes but the ones that are smashing the fields locally too.

Reviews? I flip straight past them (and have done so for the last 10 years) :huh:
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby ryda on Thu 20/Aug/15 12:17pm

I gave up on the GT brochure New Zealand Mountain biker long ago,
and spoke wasn't to far behind with its often promoting of activities that we all know happen but we don't talk about, oh and using photo's without permission

only printed trash I tend to read these days is "The Red Bulletin"
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Sims on Thu 20/Aug/15 1:26pm

I wish i could remember the name of a magazine pilot I ended up with a sample copy of... Its was like Rode... or ride... Basically, it was a collection of vorbish shaggy dog stories of stupid adventures. Like riding from Masterton to Wellington, in winter, starting from the pub at midnight, or riding through the Kaimanawa Ranges where there wasn't a trail, or any riding involved.
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Thu 20/Aug/15 1:41pm

"Journey"?

Great magazine. You might still be able to buy the four issues if you contact Paul:

http://www.inspiring-riding.com/

Check out the gear review: http://www.inspiring-riding.com/journey/blow-up

(its for one of those brass valve adaptors)
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby phunk on Thu 20/Aug/15 2:54pm

BrokenKonaRider wrote:"Journey"?

Great magazine. You might still be able to buy the four issues if you contact Paul:

http://www.inspiring-riding.com/

Check out the gear review: http://www.inspiring-riding.com/journey/blow-up

(its for one of those brass valve adaptors)


I really want to do the Wairarapa bike tour #lazybiketour
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Re: Talkback Tuesday: Websites Vs. Mags - Does It Even Matter?

Postby Sims on Thu 20/Aug/15 3:43pm

BrokenKonaRider wrote:"Journey"?

Great magazine. You might still be able to buy the four issues if you contact Paul:

http://www.inspiring-riding.com/

Check out the gear review: http://www.inspiring-riding.com/journey/blow-up

(its for one of those brass valve adaptors)


Yes! That was it. One the few magazines I've ever read cover to cover...
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