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Offline GoetenR

Dirt Bike Forum
« on: June 04, 2020, 11:42:39 am »
Years ago, when I was still in the MotoX/Enduro scene with the plastics, I remember there was a forum in SA specifically for that. Just cant remember the name. Help please.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 11:48:10 am »
Ill follow this.. I've been riding plastics for a few years and i've never come across a forum for it.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 11:49:34 am »
How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 11:50:19 am »
Used to be e-dirt and then there was a falling out or something, now most guys are on moto101
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 01:23:01 pm »
Jip moto101  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 01:27:19 pm »
There used to be a form years back, cape-enduro.
Used to be some Legends operating there.


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Offline GoetenR

Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 01:40:55 pm »
Used to be e-dirt and then there was a falling out or something, now most guys are on moto101

Yes! it was e-dirt. Now I remember. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 04:20:29 pm »
Quite a few of us here were members of E-Dirt, the E stood for Ego. :imaposer:
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 09:37:17 pm »
Quite a few of us here were members of E-Dirt, the E stood for Ego. :imaposer:

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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2020, 11:10:04 am »
Quite a few of us here were members of E-Dirt, the E stood for Ego. :imaposer:

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Offline Rossdog

Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2020, 05:11:53 pm »
I used to be quite active on e-dirt, then after a short absence, it was gone. I'd love to know the story there. What went down? There are quite a few old e-dirt faithful's here on WD.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 10:28:23 am »
PM Armpump I am sure he will shed some light.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 10:31:25 am »
The owner was a parking lot donut type quaddie, nuf said.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2020, 10:36:56 am »
The owner was a parking lot donut type quaddie, nuf said.

I still don't understand, but anyway, its not important  :biggrin:
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 11:19:56 am »
The owner was a parking lot donut type quaddie, nuf said.

I still don't understand, but anyway, its not important  :biggrin:

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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 11:24:55 am »
The owner was a parking lot donut type quaddie, nuf said.
He was a nice enough guy, once when he was in Durbs asked if he could borrow a bike from me and I take him and a mate for a ride in the Valley, with the express instruction to keep it easy. I did. It was still a very long day.
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2020, 11:36:07 am »
I used to be quite active on e-dirt, then after a short absence, it was gone. I'd love to know the story there. What went down? There are quite a few old e-dirt faithful's here on WD.
Same here.

We had quite a few very nice rides at De Wild with the casino as a start point. They used to bring out a trailer where we could sometimes buy boerie rolls and a few drinks after the ride.
One of the most fun rides for me was the "Splash and dash ride" during a rainy season. Everyone had to have a duck or something tied to the bike. Everybody was wet after the ride, some more than others >:D >:D
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Offline mark250gp

Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2020, 04:32:48 pm »
E-Dirt was sold from the (I think founder) Mark Freebs to Russel Ferreira the quad guy and owner of Diamond trailers in about 2011. There were some fights between mods, the owner and one or two of the regulars that got under some peoples skin. At the same time they wen't through two or three really badly planned upgrades and lost tons and profiles of info and were offline for days at a time. People got fed up with it.

I sat at work one day and thought to myself I could do this better so phoned Server Admins, rented a space on a server for R169.00 a month, registered a domain for R99.00 (www.moto101.co.za) and had a forum running within a day. Tested for the rest of that week and then launched it. We initially used a free version of software PHPBB and then later got a paid up version of vBulletin and then finally earlier this year went on to XenForo. I was riding and racing a lot at the time so was quite in the circle of the enduro crowd and was dating a graphic designer which helped tremendously. Work wasn't too busy so I spent a lot of time and had a lot of help from E-Dirts disgruntled members in punting and advertising and SEO and various prize donations to get more people to join. It went really well until about 18 months ago where I got busy at work and couldn't spend the time it needed, we also have some issues with people that dont behave themselves and chase away members, couple this with the older guys now here because they have moved onto ADV bikes and the young crowd rather using platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and whatever else the result is very little activity on the Moto101.

I have lost interest and dont have the time to put into it anymore, It's still running but not growing at all. There is still some good info there but with not much new content it will fade away soon if things dont get better. I tried to get someone else to take it over but didn't get a lot of enquiries...
 
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Offline Rossdog

Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2020, 02:10:32 pm »
Shot for that Mark. :thumleft:
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Re: Dirt Bike Forum
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2020, 07:48:22 pm »
101's fearless leader is on a 800 now, everyone see's the light eventually