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Google Communities
« on: October 08, 2016, 08:27:44 AM »
Dealing with the company that hosts this web site has me contemplating starting a Google Community with a similar theme as this site, maybe expanding it to a region. I'm not really that familiar with the GC but from what I've been seeing, it seems like it could coexist with this site and possibly replace it down the road. It appears to have all the basic stuff you'd want for discussing rides, posting up trips and general chatter and expanding it to a region could be a benefit, I believe. The traffic on this site has been dwindling down to a trickle and GC would be perfect for small volume content. Being under the Google umbrella might be a good thing for users too instead of trying to deal with the peculiarities that forums sometimes have.
Snooping around, I looked for some comparable sites and didn't see anything that wasn't world oriented, very narrow, or designed to pimp products.

I'd like to hear from people that use GC and can explain the negatives to me.

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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 06:20:26 AM »
I haven't a clue what that is, but whatever works is good enough for me. Do what you think is best Jethro!

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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 08:29:31 PM »
It shall be done...

Everyone, feel free to play around with the site and experiment with posting and such. I'll prune anything that seems like it was accidental.

https://plus.google.com/communities/102193627257743343305


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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 08:23:32 PM »
I think the Google+ community will be a good move. I use it for somethings like following other moto vlogs.
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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 06:26:53 PM »
The last time the site crashed, the a-holes that were hosting the site had me a bit worried that the recent content was lost. I probably should shoulder the blame a bit for not backing things up but regardless, there is a lot of effort that people put into their ride reports and such, and to lose it is something I'd like to avoid.  I think with Google there will be more permanence. If Google crashes, grab your bug-out bag!  :P

What would be nice (hint, hint) would be other members to cut and paste their work to the G+ site. I feel like a tool doing it myself.

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 09:34:58 AM »
Try to look into this more after the Rubber Chicken Ride. You get a chance check out the new tracks Mark has on the advrider site for that area. Looks like some explorin' needs to be done (can't say much, though, been spending most of my time with trials)

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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2016, 09:40:12 AM »
Try to look into this more after the Rubber Chicken Ride. You get a chance check out the new tracks Mark has on the advrider site for that area. Looks like some explorin' needs to be done (can't say much, though, been spending most of my time with trials)

There's another DS route that the RCR didn't find....it's one I carved out from TorC down Lost Hills Rd to Hatch along Rio Grande then Rincon up Jornada then thru Palomas.  I think I'll keep this one for the non-RCR riders like me.
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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 02:27:05 PM »
You're getting old, George, the memory is going. I was on that ride with you. Not sure what you have against that fundraiser but day one I was in a group of 8 to start that dwindled to 5 when we got to Apache gap (not too bad this year) and day two there were 4 of us that Grizzzly showed a new route to connect with Palomas gap, plus we have tracks to connect on the east side of the river from T or C down to Caballo lake (which was actually pretty easy and fun, probably not so much if the water was high).

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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 06:39:23 PM »
Yeah looks like you guys had a good time .  Grizzzly a good guy too that knows alot of the area .  I forgot that you were on that ride a few yrs back .
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Re: Google Communities
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2016, 07:33:26 AM »
   I understand Georges philosophy on these organized rides. They generally have way too many riders in big groups and end up being a dust bowl. About 5 riders max is perfect for me. I also like to know what kind of riders I am with. Not a big fan of newbies riding over their heads or people who never do bike prep until their bike breaks on the trail. I also don't like to play the pay to ride thing. I can find a trail and use the $$$ for gas instead of entry fees. Just not a beer groupie like many with that herd instinct I guess.