Who is it all for?
With all the recent :nono: 's being handed out here, and with threads being locked left and right, I would like to pose a questions to the "elders" of this board and/or TWT mag. (it's now obvious to everyone that they are both personally and financially connected)
Who is TWT for? Who is TWF for? I ask this because, by the content shown in both the mag and this forum, it seems to cater to the "squid" lifestyle. I use the term squid for lack of a better one, and because I am sure that everyone here knows what I am talking about, not to flame. It seems to be a VERY young crowd here, with a few older types that like to have the kids around to look up to them. TWT is clearly written for the street racers and stunters that give riders like myself a bad name. There are the occasional "feel good" threads about telling people to start small, wear gear, play it safe on the street, but that all seems to be a front. Lets not kid our self here, TWT is TWF, and TWF is TWT. So how can a site that preaches the use of proper gear and rider training, support what amounts to the stunter version of Easy Rider, showing kids doing standups wearing nothing but a motocross helmet and a t-shirt and jeans, all while showcasing poorly customized sportbikes with half naked hookers draped over them? Be what you are guys, you want to appeal to that market, go ahead, nobody else has yet, at least not anybody that has any respect for the sport, and for good reason. Can anybody really take the garbage in TWT seriously? I can appreciate stunters and what they do, some of them have more bike control that I have seen on world class trials riders, but it needs to be done right. Same goes for show bikes, which is all that seems to be featured in there. So again I ask, who is TWT/TWF for? I know the answer, do you? Stand up and be what you are; kids, stunters, BS showbike builders, and squids, but don't you dare coin yourselves riders, thats what I am, and trust me kids, you're not like me, and I sure as hell am not like you. At least then you could sleep at night knowing you are true to yourselves.
Have fun closing this thread, banning me, slapping me with a no-no smilie, what ever will make you feel like you have your LITTLE world on lockdown.