10 years

10 years down.

I'm sitting here and thinking about what that means to me and Big Dog Biker. That's a long time, and Big Dog Biker really started in 2006 with Hot Rod Biker. The BDOG was in a death spiral do to the owner letting it die a slow death. @Raywood was helping me with Hot Rod Biker and invited the masses over, and HRB quickly became the BDM gathering spot.

I remember polling the BDM owners about a spin off sister site and the response was an overwhelming YES! It took a few months to get everything sorted out and up and running... then it became official! Big Dog Biker went live and the rest is history.

We all have helped countless Big Dog owners repair their own bikes. Truth be told, we've helped a number of professional mechanics repair Big Dogs!

We've got a great membership going on here. We've had big gatherings all around the world, since we are a true international community.We've had huge group rides, my most memorable was our Big Dog Biker group ride in Sturgis in 2010 that @Dakotabos put together. And we have the rides that @mastiffdave puts together at the BBBBQ rally in Arkansas. Now we have our 10 year party that @Biker Babe and @Mr. Wright are organizing, which should be a blast.

We've gone through different hosting companies, different forum software, different looks. The staff has received threats of physical violence up to, and including, death threats. I've had the Secret Service show up to my home and faced a federal subpoena due to a stupid political post (hence the no politics rule). We've watch a few former members self destruct right in front of us. Crazy stuff has happened here.

Despite a few negative periods in our history, I wouldn't change a thing. We just have amazing members that bring so much to the Big Dog Biker community and all of you make Big Dog Biker a real, no-shit, community.

People like to thank me but all I've done is create a place for everyone to share and meet. The people that should be thank over and over are the moderators here, @Raywood @Dakotabos @LDO @KnotSo @woodbutcher @Biker Babe.

But the bottom line will always be all of you. Members stepping up to help out and share information. Stepping in to help get a Big Dog back on the road, organizing get togethers and rides. And just hanging out here, swapping stories, sharing advice outside of Big Dogs and motorcycles... just being good damn people.

Thank you for 10 years of sharing and growing Big Dog Biker.

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TIM all I can say is THANK YOU!
If we all think about it's a great deal, All the great forum member's and HOW TO's, plus real time help from member's . To me it's worth being a supporter! money well spent!
Be a supporter and help Tim and board members keep this forum going! best twenty one dollars I every spent.
 
This forum has been a life saver, and helped me cut to the chase in quickly eliminating the issues of my 05 chopper I bought 2years ago. It inspired me to join this forum, my first forum, and the comradery on here after joining has been great and justs proves again how glad I am that I went with the dog- THANKS TIM!
 
well thanks Tim, I also have learned a lot and met many good friends on here. This summer worst went on a150 mi. run and half way through my handlebar controlls crapt out. Being 71 years old it was a tough repair but I stuck to it. I know have bright switches on my Dog. By the way I was on that ride to Sturgis, what an awsome organized run.
 
Tim, I want to thank you and the moderators for the countless hours it takes to operate a website like this. It's easy to take it for granted when you jump on the forum and find the answer to an issue or problem you have. All the members and moderators (current and past) teamed up to compile this library of wealth and entertainment and it is a true value to the membership and for that I commend you for your leadership in making that happen.
 
Tim, I want to thank you and the moderators for the countless hours it takes to operate a website like this. It's easy to take it for granted when you jump on the forum and find the answer to an issue or problem you have. All the members and moderators (current and past) teamed up to compile this library of wealth and entertainment and it is a true value to the membership and for that I commend you for your leadership in making that happen.
Hear Hear!!
 

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