A subscription-based e-mail list dedicated to Recumbent cycling
in the North Texas area.
To subscribe (or unsubscribe) go to the
RBENT Mailing List information page.
If you ever need to get in contact with the owner of
the list, (if you have trouble unsubscribing, or have questions about the
list itself) send email to
the mailing list owner
. This is the general rule for most mailing lists when you need to
contact a human.
This list is meant to discuss, exchange information and
have questions and/or problems resolved that directly relate to Recumbent
Cycling in the North Texas area, and the day-to-day business of the RBENT
Cycling club. This includes:
Announcements of rides, scheduled or unscheduled operating
in the area defined above.
Changes in road conditions or laws relating to HPV travel.
Announcements of new bike shops, especially those catering
Announcement of the demise of former bike shops. (Anyone
can handle this, but don't dwell on the departed.)
Issues pertaining to HPV travel in the area, touring places
to visit. etc.
Questions from individuals about HPV subjects.
Answers from individuals about HPV subjects.
Announcements of new family members. ("I just got a new bike
and it's cool!")
Discussion of wide-reaching events in the HPV industry which
have a direct impact on the majority of the readers of this list.
Technical papers, reports and other materials of interest
to a significant number of the readers. Move drifting discussions
to another place with the use of the Followup-To: header.
Surveys or other one-time solicitation of opinion by various
individuals on topics DIRECTLY related to HPV in the areas defined
above. Repeated/recurring solicitation by the same person or same
entity on the same subject is not acceptable.
Organizations or individuals posting queries that are to
be used by the press in any form must clearly declare this use of
the responses gathered CLEARLY. No undercover news reporters
looking for a story.
No publishing of quotes without prior permission.
Announcements of meetings, demonstrations, projects, forums
and other activity directly related to HPVs in the areas defined
above. This also includes summaries or reviews of meetings/events
from the same types of groups.
RBENT Club business.
Area of Coverage
The RBENT list is a mailing list for discussions directly related
rides, products and subjects of Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) by
geographic proximity to the participants. This is an rough extended
region which includes the North Central Texas area, roughly
encompassing an area including the Louisiana and Oklahoma borders to
Eastland TX to the west and Hillsboro TX to the south.
By definition, this includes Wichita Falls, Archer City, Graham,
Breckenridge, Eastland, Stephenville, Glen Rose, Cleburne,
Hillsboro, Corsicana, Athens, Jacksonville, Henderson, Joaquin, and
all cities in Texas north or east of the listed cities. This
includes the Fort Worth and Dallas metropolitan area.
All that said, if you are outside our area, we will happily welcome
you if you are interested in recumbent goings-on in North Texas.
Crossposting to other lists should be used only when absolutely
necessary, and before a reply is made to an ongoing discussion,
the poster should check and eliminate any unnecessary groups that
the thread is being cross-posted to and think twice before adding
additional list. The poster should also consider whether another
list is more appropriate for the discussion as it stands now, and
forward the discussion there through the use of Followup-To:
Even if subject that is being discussed serves other areas,
outside regional groups should not be added to the discussion on a
"FYI" or "maximum coverage" basis.
Other regional lists should be added ONLY if that area is directly
and immediately affected by the issue under discussion. See the
Cross-post to USENET (not HPV-specific) newsgroups only if: The
group is relevant to *this* post, not what the thread was about in
earlier posts. The people in the other group will just be coming
in on the discussion, so there should be a really good reason for
adding them in.
Articles posted to the list MUST be flat-ASCII. This means:
No Binary postings, uuencoded or base64.
No MIME encoded messages. Posts SHOULD be readable by the
simplest text-only newsreader.
No HTML, although HTML-like emoticons are acceptable.
No characters with a value greater than 127 in any part of the
Posts MUST be shorter than 40K in size. That's the limit imposed
by the mailing list software, and that's reasonable. Longer items
SHOULD be made available for FTP or HTTP download and a pointer to
that file posted.
Posts MUST contain a valid From address, unless the ".invalid"
domain is used (see RFC 1036). Spam blocks are acceptable. By
definition mailing lists are a limited subscription broadcast
medium. If you have a post that needs to be anonymous, it is not a
valid topic for this list. Post this material elsewhere.
ROT13 encoding SHOULD not be used on any field in the headers. Nor
should any attempts, except minimal spam blocks, be made to
obscure the origins of the posting.