Last visit was: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 pm It is currently Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




 [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 721
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?

_________________
Try this on yer fueller...........


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm
Posts: 9689
Current ride: X1 2001 White Riot
Location: southampton
:shock: 20years :shock:
"It will never catch on "

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

_________________
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Bruce Lee


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 721
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.

_________________
Try this on yer fueller...........


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm
Posts: 9689
Current ride: X1 2001 White Riot
Location: southampton
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:
:mrgreen:

_________________
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Bruce Lee


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 pm
Posts: 2675
Current ride: Buell ulysses
Location: Telford
:yt: :yup:

_________________
Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08
CCM R30 (650cc) 02
Norton Dominators


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:28 pm
Posts: 953
Current ride: 1125r XB12X
Location: South
:yup:


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:23 pm 
Offline
Needs more cowbell
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 am
Posts: 9014
Current ride: None
Location: Southampton
:yup: :sun:

_________________
"With square conduct, level steps, and upright intentions ..”


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 6:54 pm
Posts: 1699
Current ride: Triumph ST - RS
Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland
Still pretty much a daily visit but far less posts than of old which is sad.

It’s a great site for reference for those that do their own ticketing or proper spannering. The beauty is that everything is referenced and in order unlike FB which is transient and you can’t find anything which is of no use.

Hopefully it’ll never die and will weather the storm of FB. Let’s hope so :yup:

Happy Birthday UKBEG’ers :4roz:

_________________
Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away

In the garage -

2001 X1
EBR 1190SX
KTM390 Duke
Triumph Street Triple RS
Ducati 1199
CCM Spitfire Scrambler


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:34 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:25 pm
Posts: 12123
Location: Oswestry
I wonder what happened to Squiz? Not seen him for years.

_________________
If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough.


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 10:34 am
Posts: 252
Current ride: Yr Mrs
Location: Where the Hert is.
03 wrote:

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.



Steve - I still pop by most days out of habit, I’m pleased to say, and remain as grateful to you now as then. I can’t help but think that whilst Erik made the bikes, your efforts and foresight that day made Buell ownership in the UK something truly special for an awful lot of people.

Still not convinced it will catch on tbh, but let’s stick with it for a while longer.

I love my bike. It’s an S1 Lightning. Don’t you know.

_________________
Truly S1nthetic
Peccav1


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 721
s1nner wrote:
03 wrote:

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.



Steve - I still pop by most days out of habit, I’m pleased to say, and remain as grateful to you now as then. I can’t help but think that whilst Erik made the bikes, your efforts and foresight that day made Buell ownership in the UK something truly special for an awful lot of people.

Still not convinced it will catch on tbh, but let’s stick with it for a while longer.

I love my bike. It’s an S1 Lightning. Don’t you know.

Terrific to hear from you, Doug. Keep the faith. And yes, your S1 is indeed a nice bike. Take care, hope to catch up with you (and many others too) sometime.

_________________
Try this on yer fueller...........


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 721
Adam wrote:
I wonder what happened to Squiz? Not seen him for years.
I think we can make a guess where he's been at least some of that time.

I did stumble across a few of his posts when googling one time, where he'd been posting on a trail riding forum. Of course, around Squiz's neck of the woods over in Derbyshire, off road biking is quite a popular past time so perhaps not a big surprise. That was ages ago though. His antics recorded by Mr Plod on his S1W with pillion are still on YouTube.

_________________
Try this on yer fueller...........


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Happy 20th birthday.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 pm
Posts: 2675
Current ride: Buell ulysses
Location: Telford
t965m wrote:
Still pretty much a daily visit but far less posts than of old which is sad.

It’s a great site for reference for those that do their own ticketing or proper spannering. The beauty is that everything is referenced and in order unlike FB which is transient and you can’t find anything which is of no use.

Hopefully it’ll never die and will weather the storm of FB. Let’s hope so :yup:

Happy Birthday UKBEG’ers :4roz:

:yt: well said :yup:

_________________
Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08
CCM R30 (650cc) 02
Norton Dominators


Top
   
 
 [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited