Is this the way it is
Originally Posted by gdenoyer in a private message to Greywolf:
Is this how it is going to be? I say red and you say blue? I thought I gave a concise procedure and you had to find fault. For what purpose other than to promote a negative conversation for which only I can come out on the short end. I suppose the answer to that is because you can. Is this what I can look forward to? Looking back this is the 30 Strom in the last year.
To which Greywolf replied:
In my experience, you don't have the expertise you claim. I have to protect the membership from from information that just isn't true. Do not argue with me by PM or I will ban you. Keep the exchange public and cite your sources.
If you want it public then so be it. Don't hold it against me. First off what is your experience that you can judge me. Second, find one time I claimed to be an expert. I specifically stated I was not an expert. But, those that I go to, have learned from and consider friends are. The information that you say is untrue is your opinion, not facts. What specific training or skill allows you to make such a statement? If you disagree with something I have said I could understand a debate and would welcome one. When my sources are those professionals that are considered the leaders in the industry what makes you the sole arbiter of what's the facts are? Source 1: Lee Parks. Have you read chapters 3 and 15 from his book Total Control higherformance street riding techniques? Have you read the motorcycle suspension bible co written by Paul Thede and Lee Parks. Paul Thede doesn't work for RaceTech, he founded it. There are few with more knowledge and expertise. The book he wrote with Lee is considered the standard in the industry. Matt Wiley with RaceTech is is one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to design and suspension Modifications. Max McAllister, founder of Traxxion Dynamics. These are just some of my sources.
I have not said you were wrong, just incomplete with your assessments. Think what you will, but your postings on the subject show a lack of depth of total knowledge of the subject shared by the leaders of the industry. I would not be so presumptuous as to challenge someone with 30 + years in the industry. I am not talking about myself. I have worked with Lee and Matt on a professional level for the last 7+ years. I have found truth in the statement that if you want to deliver the best product to the consumer, learn from the best.
If you want to challenge my abilities, knowledge and experience I welcome it. To threaten to ban me because of my 2 attempts to keep this from becoming personal is not an adult concept I, or most would consider appropriate. I had to apologize on another forum for stating some on the list were idiots. Unfortunately, my understanding of the English language where the term idiot originally meant without formal training, was seen as condescending. In a private conversation with the moderator we gained a mutual respect for each other.
My intention as I told you was not to argue. I have been misquoted and personally attacked. My response has always been as a professional. We can agree to disagree but unless you have better sources than the leaders in this industry I would appreciate at least a bit of respect.
Remember, you were the one that told me to make this public.