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 Post subject: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 am 
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Time flies when you're having fun etc..... It dawned on me this morning, quite randomly. It's 2019 and this year marks the twentieth anniversary of me building the very first incarnation of UKBEG on t'internet in 1999. We became the UK's and possibly Europe's first virtual only motorcycle group/club. A lot of water flowed under the bridge. UKBEG became an essential piece of many people's lives for around a decade or so. The group website was arguably the second most popular resource on the web for the brand, second only to Bad Weather Bikers run by Blake Rudy. Where'd the time go?

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 am 
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:shock: 20years :shock:
"It will never catch on "

Steve :worthy: :worthy: :yup:
long may it continue :sun:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am 
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Nutah wrote:
:shock: 20years :shock:
"It will never catch on "

Steve :worthy: :worthy: :yup:
long may it continue :sun:

Yes - "It will never catch on" is exactly what I was told. (I made the banner above and sometime later, Ash added the text stating that.) Thank goodness I didn't listen.

The very first poster of all on the very first forum we had was Doug (S1nner) who I think on the odd occasion does still visit here, then Squiz and Alison very soon after, followed by Norm and Redstar. The rest is history.

But how time flies. For the first decade or so this place was an essential read every morning and through out the day for dozens of people. Such a shame that when you visit now there's an evens chance of there being nothing posted since the previous visit.

But things change, the factory goes defunct, people move on and Facebook becomes the place that killed a million internet forums and chat rooms. C'est la vie and all that.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 pm 
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yeh facebook fucks stuff in some ways
but has it's uses , useless in that you cant find any thing when you need it ,for tech reference
owners forums are still the best , fashions come & go .
I think the factory pulling the plug didn't help ,but like all the old Brit bikes we will soldier on.
Who knows one day ,the Buell's might be valued instead of chopper fodder :sun:
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:00 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm 
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