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Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 10:59
so ive noticed a common similarity between all the people who hate mbuk, all those who say its shit and is full of trials and jumping.The real reason they slag it off, is that in reality the majority are too old to be able to jump, do trials etc.So they slag it off, to make themselves feel better.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 11:01
What a sad attempt at trolling...LOLtry again.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:04
Is there any difference in slagging off MBUK to you slagging off everyone slagging off MBUK?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:05
im bloody serious, this place is based around older xc whippets.. Who cant/wont etc.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:06
ive been reading the reviews of mbuk u see..just what i noticed

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:07
i've noticed a similarity between you and a creature who lives under a bridge.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 11:07
I suspect that there are a lot of XC non-whippets here too...Besides, I think you've got confused. The MBUK forum is for trolling. Most people here are a bit better at spotting trolls...

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:07
Pronounciation mostly...

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:10
How can you mispronounce a typed word?

Mike Davis
25-10-01, 11:10
So essentially you're saying that people who don't like trials and jumping don't want to read about trials and jumping?Fancy that.Mike.

Alistair Freeman
25-10-01, 11:10
Fol de rol.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:12
What i am saying is, why must they moan about it so?80% of the reviews just slag off the mag.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:13
Sorry, wasn't complaining about yours in particular, just in general. :pWhat kind of cycling do you do?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:13
Anything, i own an xc bike, and a dirt bike.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 11:13
It's a review. You say what you think. If only the people who like it posted reviews there wouldn't be much point would there. Evidently, approx. 80% of BM people who post reviews don't like it.Not too difficult to understand is it?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:16
Obvioulsy say what you think, and reviews will be biased. But then to have threads 150 posts long is over the top..no?

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 11:20
Not if that's how long the thread goes for. That's what the forum's for - discussing things...

the messiah
25-10-01, 11:22
No!

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:24
People in general are happier when they're complaining.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:24
Being new to this site, I know a fair amount of fellow Americans, people who have also checked it out. I just dont think it can be doing sales for mbuk any good. With riders such as myself seeing such biased poor reviews.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:27
And even happier when others join in. See any thread containing 'footb**l' and you'll see what I mean.

David Brown
25-10-01, 11:27
Sound the alarms, we've got an American on the Forum!!!!!;-)

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:30
Actually you have a few, and some Canuck friends of mine. They jus remain anonymous.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:30
A lot of the people complaining do actually buy MBUK - and this month several people bought it to discuss topics raised.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:30
just*

Mike Davis
25-10-01, 11:31
Hang on, I'll just check... Nope, it's not affecting sales at all. Probably because unlike the US, most people in the UK buy magazines from newsagents, which means (and this is the clever bit) you can look at them first and then decide whether to buy them or not.Mike.

David Brown
25-10-01, 11:32
I've never complained about it here....and I buy it every month. Mainly for the pictures and the free stickers...and I wish they'd put some more fo those free socks on the cover, I really liked those...

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:32
Ok Sir..calm down

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:32
Is it true that Americans have trouble understanding British humour?

David Brown
25-10-01, 11:33
Yes, it's true...ever the since the US version of Men Behaving Badly??They obviously didn't get the joke...

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:34
Err, I couldnt say in general. Well some, especially people for the South, but they have trouble understanding anything.

David Brown
25-10-01, 11:34
Damn fingers...meant to say ever seen the US version of...""

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:35
MmmmmAs Pimp would say, Goat.:)

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:36
Excuse me?Oh we have things called News stands"..praps youve seen them in the movies, of perhaps Friends."

Very Miserable Roadie
25-10-01, 11:37
Your 'avin a laugh aint ya ?

Gary Booth
25-10-01, 11:39
Bit ironic isn't it...an American coming dangerously close to criticising freedom of speech. How do you think every review of MBUK should look then Dov'?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:40
Why you miserable?Because your a roadie?Its nothing to be ahsamed of.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:40
can't be ironic, he's american

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:40
where are you from D

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 11:43
I just dont think it can be doing sales for mbuk any good"We're not trying to sell MBUK..."

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:44
Apparently because im American i dont understand the concepts of Irony, Sarcasm and so forth.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:45
yes, but where in the states are you from?

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 11:46
Stereotypes and all that...

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:46
New york state

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:47
ooooh, where. i have friends there.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:49
Clinton, 4hrs from nyc.Why?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:50
i know people in Albany and Buffalo.

Gary Booth
25-10-01, 11:50
That's near Trolltown isn't it?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:56
know someone in Kingdom NY too, is that near you?they moved there last year, i've no idea where it is though.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 11:57
I have some friends at state uni in buffalo

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 11:57
Goat.BTW, would it help if I say I just lurve MBUK?Because I do, you know!Anyone got any good troll ideas?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 11:58
never been to Buffalo. been to Ithaca and Albany.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 11:59
Never been to NY. Backpacked the Midwest and west coast though - not really much use here, is it really.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:01
Its a big ol lump of country thats for sure.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:02
Whats a goat?Or is it troll related. Billy goat gruff and all that.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:08
Goat - four legged creature that say 'Baa' and eat practically everything. Also make extremely amusing subject matter, especially when combined with green wellies and Welsh people.Sheep can be used in a similar context, but aren't as funny, and are less challenging to catch.Hope that helps.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:09
Ok guys, youve really lost me now.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:11
Ah, sarcasm claims another victim!Tell me D, do you find the words *plop* and *poo* amusing?

Dave Carlson
25-10-01, 12:11
Why is everyone on here so aggressive???;-)

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 12:12
Having a bad day. Trying not to be sarcastic but am struggling. :p

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:13
No my friend, but it appears that the English broad humor band, means that you find it amazingly so.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:14
I'm not being aggressive! Just trying to educate one of our friends from across the pond.It's a bit like the whole master/student thing. It won't make sense, but then suddenly everything will become clear...

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:15
Ah, one day D you will laugh at such trivial things!

Gary Booth
25-10-01, 12:16
It is a traditional Englishman's right to bait Johnny Foreigner (particularily our colonial cousins). However ten-out-of-ten to Dov for not rising to our bait and retaliating.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:18
So its a Yoda, Luke Skywalker thing..err i will pass thankyou

Andrew Cartwright
25-10-01, 12:18
its not that i don't like trails and jumping, would just like to see a fairer shre of XC.

David Brown
25-10-01, 12:18
Maybe Dov is a fake....could be Brant ???

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:20
Yes, but I like to think I'm slightly more attractive than Yoda.Parp.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 12:21
But is Brant the troll as in the other threads? Confused now.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:23
Your confused?Brant, trolls, and other threads?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:24
That should be an ! not a ?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:26
Oh Brant is the On-One guy yes?The Gimp people, i once saw one of those. Nice bike, most hideous shade of pink imaginable.

Diane Ginn
25-10-01, 12:28
Don't like pink - daft colour. Sorry Brant.

Jools ...
25-10-01, 12:35
No time to read the thread, I would however like to say MBUK is bollocks, Oh yes.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:37
Another well thought out and constructed arguement.Have a gold star.

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 12:38
I just can't be bothered with it, and it sounds like I made the right coice.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 12:38
:) Amusing to see a good reply like that in defence of MBUK.Nice one (although I do actually agree with Jools)

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:38
Hmm.Sorry D, but that sentence reeks of trollisms.I have a feeling I know who you are...

Jools ...
25-10-01, 12:38
I would give details however they only serve to confuse, I therefore maintain my original positioning.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:39
SO come on then Scooby Doo, who am I?

Marky boy
25-10-01, 12:40
Why has BM turned so racist? I mean cmon. Blatantly slagging off Americans who invented the damn sport, and the Welsh without whom you wouldn't have ANY decent trails south of Scotland???!!!

Jools ...
25-10-01, 12:41
There's no racism here. This is a local forum, for local people.

Marlon da evil black Marmot
25-10-01, 12:41
fuk off u goat

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:42
Oh he's got a point, hadnt considered that aspect. Without the old boys, you would all be riding BSA Bullets, and Choppers.But im not going to go there.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:43
*LOL*That's right - I slate Americans *and* the Welsh. Bastards, the lot of 'em!The sarcasm victims are dropping like flies.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 12:43
he can't be american. he hasn't said 'if it wasn't for us you'd all be speaking german' yet.

David Brown
25-10-01, 12:43
Ahh the Raleigh Strika & Grifter.....

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 12:43
BSA Bullets - pure class

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 12:43
i had a Grifter.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:44
Over paid, over sexed, and over there.I believe.

Marlon da evil black Marmot
25-10-01, 12:44
Were the British in the war? It's just that all i know about The War i gained from watching films.

Gary Booth
25-10-01, 12:44
I refer you to my earlier post 'traditional Englishman's right'. It is not racist to join in gentle ribbing with people of other nationalities. I see your high horse, please climb down.

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 12:44
If it wasn't for the english they wouldn't exist or would be speaking french or dutch!

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 12:45
Come on people, get real this guy is a serious discussion troll, the worst kind, they don't rise to the bait but they do stink of troll. Check out this completely give-away comment... Oh Brant is the On-One guy yes?The Gimp people, i once saw one of those. Nice bike, most hideous shade of pink imaginable" Pink, We've been here before have we not."

Terry the Troll
25-10-01, 12:46
Well spotted Rev. Have a coconut.

Jools ...
25-10-01, 12:47
How do we kill it then rev?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:48
Actually theres a blatant plug for On-One in the name brant@on-one.co.uk.So I figured threfore there must be an on-one.co.uk and lo and behold..a website.

Jools ...
25-10-01, 12:49
Bloody Americans.That is all.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 12:50
hey Anne, ever tried telling them that? always good for a laugh, even better than Trolling.

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 12:52
Jools, Why do you want to kill it?

Terry the Troll
25-10-01, 12:53
Trollin' Trollin' Trollin'Though the threads are growin'Keep those trolls a-rollin'Trollhide!

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:53
It really doesnt bother me one bit, being of Norwegian descent.

Marky boy
25-10-01, 12:54
high horse seen by englishmanhigh horse stolen by englishmanhigh horse owned by englishmanhigh horse flooded by englishman to supply water to birmingham

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:57
I really dont understand you guys sometimes.And hell, do we give you a good roasting when you come asking in our forums, such as mtbr.com and madformountainbiking?NO.Seems you mature guys, still have some major growing up to do.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 12:57
shouldn't you live in Minneapolis then?

Gary Booth
25-10-01, 12:57
I also reserve the right to make love to your high horse the night of your wedding.....not too sure that I will exert that right though.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 12:57
Jools,The only way to kill a troll of this strenght is by a silver bullet through the bell-end.His bell-end you understand.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 12:58
sense of humour bypass

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 12:58
Right, D. You are one of a few people.I'm not going to name names, but you're grammer and the fact you've just written something that one of the BMers typed while trolling the other day is a bit of a giveaway.Tell me: do you own an Orange? Like Biggie Smalls? Call yourself 'Xtreme' and have a child on the way?

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 12:59
No wait!!!!Stop!!!!He called us immature!We can't let that go. BUNDLE!

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 12:59
Me?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:00
i think he's been rumbled

Jools ...
25-10-01, 13:00
Talking of bell ends, I was just sent a very odd link to a man with about 2lbs of metalware attached to his nut sac is this normal?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:01
If i was going to start anything, would I use old material.Just a coincidence.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 13:02
Nope, the troll peeping over your shoulder.I'm involved in a comprehensive investigation of the last few days, trying to root out who said it, where they said it and why. And it wasn't Prof Plumb in the kitchen with the bread knife.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:03
to him, probably Jools.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:03
Terry, can you please drop me an email and tell me who your puppet master is?I have my suspicions but I would like to personally congratulate your string puller.All in strctest confidence of course, I will never release your identity to the great unwashed.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 13:04
It really doesnt bother me one bit, being of Norwegian descent."And where did trolls originally hail from?Norway!!!Very clever."

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:04
Pimp is a man with a mission. i like that in a man.a girl with an Orange is even better tho'.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:04
Dylan, I think you may have a dodgy earth mate.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:04
husker du?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:05
I dont own an Orange, I have a Kona Caldera, XT and LX, with 2000 Judy Race.Oranges are like impossible to acquire.I dont know how extreme..oh sorry X-treme" you can be when the nearest downhill is 1 and a half hours away?"

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:08
Cheers Terry,I'm thinking dijon or english.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 13:09
Dodgy Earth???

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:09
Oh and with regards to the Pink Gimp, the gallery at mtbr.com.Would be the source for that.No trolling in past posts whatsoever.But its still a terrible color.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:11
Dovregubben""Dovregubben", the "Dovre Giant", is a mythical creature of Norwegian folklore. An idiosyncratic and somewhat oversized troll, he is supposed to live in a cave inside Mount Dovre. For further details, see Henrik Ibsen's play "Peer Gynt". "

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:11
Yep a dodgy earth. It took you ten minutes to pick up on the troll/norway link. your battery must be a bit low. i.e. you must have a dodgy earth.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:11
i thank you.*fanfare*

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 13:12
Is this a new grade of troll?One with classical learning?

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:12
Full points to Arnold.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:12
i'n not the troll... i just found the source of the name.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 13:12
Yeah bit slow Rev but was away for a few mins doing w**k :(

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:13
But then how hard is it to rumble yourself?

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:13
And about time, actually the king of trolls if you please.But as i got rumbled, more the prince.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:14
i'm confused... Rev, you the troll?this is like an Agatha Christie plot.

Terry the Troll, King of Trolls
25-10-01, 13:16
There can only be one King of Trolls.Bow down before me.

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 13:16
Fantastic!Still looking...

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:16
Ahem, am i abdicating..I think not.

Terry the Troll, King of Trolls
25-10-01, 13:17
Dovr. I am your father.

Jon Hall
25-10-01, 13:18
>Oranges are like impossible to acquire.Fair point.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:18
Err pass Darth Terry

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:18
never tried to get a Pegoretti then!

Terry the Troll, King of Trolls
25-10-01, 13:18
It is your destiny.

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:19
you two trolls just take it outside will you.

Terry the Troll, King of Trolls
25-10-01, 13:20
Bundle!!!

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:21
not bad though for a first attempt. 140 odd messages.And i did make it obvious.Best go wind up the mbuk crew for a bit.Shhs..you aint seen me...right..Oh and didnt it make the day go quicker?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:22
it was nice to have a thread that wasn't started by Brant, that's for sure.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:23
I like the name, truly excellent. But that rules out all other historical trolls from here on in.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:23
All that is left is for someone to work it out..Damn Ive never done so much research..had to check whether Buffalo was really in NYS etc.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:25
yep that was a nice touch, I was starting to belive when no-one came back and rumbled you on that.

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 13:25
I thought Buffalo was in Colorado but then America probably has about 56 Buffalo's (inc the real animals).

Marcus Brueton
25-10-01, 13:26
I have just worked my way thru this thread - all for the sake of some damn troll. Most enlightening and almost worthwile for the sake of poor MBUK. mrb

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:26
So i think ill be keeping this facade, jus for emergency usage.Oh and btw, the pink gimp thing...coinicidence..not seen the thread.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 13:27
Some good trolling going on at MBUK as we speak...Baaa?

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 13:28
D, it has to be said, you were good.I'm still trying to work out where I read that sentence. I think I may have typed it.BTW - it's NYC.I shall track you down!

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:29
Baa Kid K aye..ill poddle over..well..woddle..oh i dunno..but i imagine trolls dont walk to well..

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:30
thats the city NYC new york state nys? i imagine.

Baa Kid K
25-10-01, 13:31
I be here.Baa

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 13:31
I can't read the MBUK forum, the posters are all 12 yo/s who can't type fast without losing the plot completely. It's too much like hard work. And none of us like hard work do we?

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 13:32
Sorry, NYS.My mistake - getting carried away.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 13:32
This was bloody hard work..color not colour etc..nehows..jobs a goodun..

Angel o : )
25-10-01, 13:47
So, who's Dovregubben?

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 13:56
Buffalo in in NYS. as is Clinton. i was hoping you'd say Albany as i'd been there and could try and bluff you.very good. how come if we all knew from the start that none of us did a google search? the 1 1/2 hours ride to a hill clinched it, most of NY is carved by glaciers, so tends to be hills in some way.kept us occupied though, didn't it.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 14:00
no decent downhills though from what i hear.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 14:01
Good work over at MBUK Dovregubben.The touch paper is lit :)

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 14:03
Yeap. Still can't find this comment though - pretty sure it was on MBUK, but after a search I'm not so sure.Ohhhhh D. This is beginning to bug me now!Where is it kicking off on MBUK? I'll don my troll and pop over!

Pimpmaster Jazz
25-10-01, 14:05
I have a sneaking suspicion that D could infact be Dan...But I'm by no means sure.

Angel o : )
25-10-01, 14:06
Surely not! Although he has been noticable by his absence recently.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 14:08
In the 'general' section D is going on about giving up jumping for XC so I've done my bit too...

Dave Whittle
25-10-01, 14:12
no decent downhills though from what I hear." What, in NYS? So they ski and DH on plains then? Never heard of Whiteface and Lake Placid which hosted a winter olympics, or Plattekill which has a killer rocky techy DH course?Arnold, theres about 30 Clintons in the US (used to drive past the one in New Jersey to my "local" XC race series). Merikens never been very imaginative with place names..."

Andrew Smith
25-10-01, 14:18
Pants!

Anne Brown
25-10-01, 14:18
Surely Dan is not that intelligent!That I don't believe.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 14:20
theres no dh's within 1 1/2 hrs of the Clinton i was refering to..thats all.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 14:32
Are you sure. I thought it was common knowledge that most people went down on Clinton.

Dylan Lang
25-10-01, 14:32
Tah Dah!Take a bow, Rev.

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 14:36
Quality.

Rev Lionel Dan-Blair(Dare)
25-10-01, 14:46
I THAAAANK YOW!!

Arnold Laurence
25-10-01, 14:56
nice one Rev

Dovregubben .
25-10-01, 15:02
where are all the mbuk crew"..either they are very clever and wont rise to the bait, or they are all out.Even Mike has deserted them in recent months."

Mike Davis
25-10-01, 15:32
Sod it, you had me fooled and that's for sure. Good work sir. If I were wearing a hat I'd take it off to you.Mike.

Dan (PMJ rents me to Tory MP's)
25-10-01, 15:43
the crew" are probably at school"