Keep on Ridin’
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I don't think any apologies are needed when somebody expresses how they really feel about an issue. And certainly, no apology is valid if it is demanded. If you thought about it, and you meant what you said, then any apology would be hollow. I would just hope that when the comment is made about somebody's character, it would come after a little forethought and consideration of the effects of that type of comment -- unless it's made in jest, "ball-busting," as it were. Lord knows, I'm very familiar with that, and I've loved every minute of it over the years I've been here.
As fas as the difference between "poser" and "biker", that horse has been beat to death ad nauseum in multiple threads, and there are as many opinions about which is what as there are members here and beyond. To me, both terms can be considered labels, and as such, supposedly nobody here would care to have one them applied to them if the intent was derogatory, even though most would profess not to give a damn about it. I was just a bit surprised to see it go so far so quickly, and directed at a relative newcomer to this forum.
I've seen some moderators take more offense at less, and then choose to use their "power" with the result being the banishment of a member who happened to chance upon a section of thin skin.
"There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
" --Pink Floyd
** This line seems to come to mind often while I'm riding.
"Men do not quit playing because they grow old. They grow old because they quit playing."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"And miles to go before I sleep
...and miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost
If you give up drinking, you don't live longer...it just seems longer