I have had the same issue for the past week (just fails to refresh/load) - I found if I clicked on another open browser tab, then back, it loads the page. (don't know what voodoo that envokes, but it helps...)
This is the only site that I have this problem with. (and just recently)
Hmmm. I never thought of clearing the cache because its the only site that does it and I only have one browser which is Chrome.
(It just took over half an hour when I clicked on "reply with quote". Just sat there doing nothing. So I clicked it again and instantly it worked. WTF)
We are experiencing some other display issues with Chrome, but slow response seems to be new and isolated. We are in the process of upgrading to VB's latest platform in the near term and this should alleviate these issues. We will let all Members know when the upgrade is scheduled, as the site will be down for a short time in order to implement the upgrade.