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loyalty to RW (Read 274 times)

    [...] RW has gotten too big for their britches when they start thinking they know better than their readers what the readers want.

     

    Haven't they always been this way? The magazine, I mean.

     

     

     

    It's time consuming enough to keep up with one (as if I've been doing even that.) I'm glad I stopped through, I miss you guys

     

    I'm glad you stopped by also.

    dallison


    registered pw

      I liked the site except for it having issues 90% of the time. I won't really spend much time somewhere when the owner won't fix things.

       

      Would you drive on a highway filled with potholes?

      2013 goals:

      sub 19 5k

      sub 1:30 half

      3:20 marathon on second try


      Muddling through

         

        Haven't they always been this way? The magazine, I mean.

         

        No. They have their origins in what was a runner/racer oriented publication called Distance Running News that was based in Mountain View, CA. They later changed the name to be more inclusive, then began to grow in a big way. At some point they tried to be too many things to too broad a spectrum of runners. The money was in the growth with new runners and the various running booms so guess where the emphasis went. Eventually they or their successor was bought out by Rodale and the rest is history.

        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


        Mostly Harmless

           

          Would you drive on a highway filled with potholes?

           

          I lived in West Virginia for a few years, so yeah.

           "Address the process rather than the outcome.
          Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

            No. They have their origins in what was a runner/racer oriented publication called Distance Running News that was based in Mountain View, CA. They later changed the name to be more inclusive, then began to grow in a big way. At some point they tried to be too many things to too broad a spectrum of runners. The money was in the growth with new runners and the various running booms so guess where the emphasis went. Eventually they or their successor was bought out by Rodale and the rest is history.

             

            You're right, George. I should have been more specific with my time frame. I meant RW as a magazine under the Rodale banner and specifically the past 15 - 20 years.


            Bad Ass

              Oh, you'll feel right at home in Puerto Rico.  We even have names for specific potholes (yes, most of the time they become permanent).

               

               

              I lived in West Virginia for a few years, so yeah.

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                I lived in West Virginia for a few years, so yeah.

                 

                I lived in West Virginia for a few years as well, and those potholes do not compare to what you find in Metro Detroit. (LRB - give me an Amen!) Ironic for the city behind the birth of the automobile, and the home of the first stretch of paved road (Woodward Ave between 6 & 7 Mile in 1909; I don't believe they have resurfaced it since).

                Dave


                Mostly Harmless

                  Oh, you'll feel right at home in Puerto Rico.  We even have names for specific potholes (yes, most of the time they become permanent).

                   

                   

                  My favorite pothole (we didn't think to name it) was on I-81 right as you cross the bridge from Maryland to West Virginia.  There was a big sign that read "Welcome to Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia!" and then ** BOOM! ** your call would fall into this giant cave of a pothole.

                   "Address the process rather than the outcome.
                  Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

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