What type of member should I be alienating?
He accused me of comparing e-bikes to sexual assault. If you are going to make such an idiotic and demonstrably untrue suggestion you better expect a reaction. There are times when I have over-reacted and regretted it but this I don't regret this reaction at all.
And besides, he had already left.
Hey Cam, came back to say that my comment earlier this morning wasn't well explained and very well deserved the string of f-bombs and shit talk it spurred (although to be fair I was pretty surprised it came from such a mellow guy, guess it struck a chord).
To be clear, I don't think you compared the two directly although when I re-read my comment it sure sounded that way.
My gripe with comparing the reaction of sexual assault to the reaction of e-bikes in that article was that it undermines the former in my opinion, and to any non-biker reading the front page of NSMB bikes are a silly recreational pastime and sexual assault is, well, serious. But that's just my opinion.
It's probably the only time I'll be accused of being overly sensitive or politically correct in my lifetime, but there it be.
Aside from that keep up the good work with the site. Its been a staple in mountain biking for me since sometime around '99 and can certainly say there's been alot more good than bad in all those years.