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Mad Skillz (866)
Sep 28, 2018
01:41 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have setup a new facebook group for you all to use if you wish. We will be closing down the website in the next month as most people have left to social media and it has become to expensive to keep the server up.

I know it's a sad day after 14 years, but things change and we all have to move on.

Thank you for being here and enjoying the community, hope to see many of you over on the group.


Cheers Leanne and Steve

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Mad Skillz (720)
Sep 29, 2018
09:43 am

Sad day but totally understandable. Met a lot of great friends here

✎ Sep 29, 2018 09:44 am  
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Grim Ripper (1868)
Sep 30, 2018
11:49 am

I don't understand why mtbers left the forum style social media so fast. Other interest groups are still going strong through the use of forums. I find FB has no retained memory/library functionality and is very much an "in the moment, look at me" tool.

I too met a lot of great people and was privileged to be shown many great rides that were local knowledge only. The self entitled mob that smash the trails these days have no idea.

A sad day. Thank you Steve and Leanne.

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Grim Ripper (1066)
Oct 03, 2018
02:29 pm

Very sad to hear.

Facebook is a giant pain in the proverbial. A hodge podge of disparate closed off groups you have to join, subscribe to and monitor by scrolling though loads of rubbish just to see what's going on. No structure to the bloody thing at all. This was one of my favourite forums and it'll be a very sad day when they pull the pin on it.

Many thanks to the admins who ran the show, the tech gurus who were only too happy to help when you had a bike problem, the blokes I met on group rides and the other people who posted up their adventures, the laughs, the arguments about 'clown wheels', the new bikes threads, the for sale and nutrition threads. It was all good.

Cheers fellas (and the occasional ladies).

✎ Oct 03, 2018 02:30 pm  
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Dirt Squirt (210)
Oct 08, 2018
10:27 am

Sad news. There is a lot of content and interactions here and I'm sure it introduced a lot of people to MTB.

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Knob Scrubber (312)
Oct 24, 2018
09:31 am

That is sad news guys, but as mentioned understandable.

I want to thank you guys for all this site has given me personally.

This site has been an amazing place to find information and find a large group of like minded, generous people.

I am very sad that it has come to this, I find myself searching through here from time to time, remembering many happy times that just would not have happened without the conduit that MTBDirt was.

Good luck to you guys, and thank you again.

Brad Barrett.

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Mad Skillz (866)
Oct 24, 2018
12:18 pm

Yes very sad day, it's been a very hard decision. We meet a lot of wonderful people ourselves here.

Keep the rubber side down everyone.

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Noob (13)
Nov 11, 2018
03:53 pm

Thanks to all involved. I always reflect on the fact that MTB Dirt was an amazing asset that helped SEQ mountain biking through a difficult transition period from illegal and fringe to legal and mainstream. The outcome would not have been the same without this forum to bring the MTB community together when most needed. We owe you a lot.

Best of luck Steve and Leanne


✎ Nov 11, 2018 03:53 pm  
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Dirt Squirt (103)
Nov 13, 2018
10:12 pm

Popped in after a long time away! Just in time to say thanks for the memories! If it wasnt for this site, I would have led a very different path!

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Mad Skillz (575)
Nov 24, 2018
07:03 pm

Thanks for a great 14 yrs Steve and Leanne. I remember the Chase rides, Qman reports of the original Bunya Sunday afternoon cruise. Still riding with some of the people I met on this forum. Even Banger.

Still wearing the MTBdirt jersey too.

✎ Nov 24, 2018 07:04 pm