" ... I'll be thinking long and hard about continuing in my role, I've been doing it for fair few years now and it's become routine as opposed to dynamic ( I actually have less time now than I had when I started it).
That's a concern John. I hope you stay on. Yours is a valuable and specialist role.
We set up the forum in part to capture as much knowledge as possible from the generations who grew up with Ariels as new bikes, and to provide that to those rebuilding them. I think it's (still) doing a pretty good job of that. I haven't posted this info recently, but used to regularly. We are up to "Total posts 67842 • Total topics 9696 • Total members 2433 • - A huge volume of searchable information.
I joined Facebook a few months ago because I left public service, started a vapour blasting business and needed to advertise. The focus is more social - but anything older than a few days is lost. The context is different.
When we started the forum, some members only wanted to read the magazine - but I see both mediums have coexisted nicely since.
Times do change. When our forum is no longer sustainable, we can archive it to the website as a long term resource - but I'm not sure that time is here yet?
'51,'56 Squares, '48 VH, '27 Model C, R67/2, Mk IV Le Mans, '06 Super Duke and Ariel projects.