This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

   It's been a couple of weeks since I made the last post on this blog and there are a couple of reasons.  First I've been really busy, but more importantly I have been interested to watch the statistics in my absence.  It has been an interesting bit of information.  The stats remained static.  They didn't go up, they didn't go  down.  Common sense tells me that more people than I thought are reading this, since they must not be coming back for new posts they must be referred by search engines.  Of course the popular posts are those with equipment reviews.  That is a good and bad thing about the interweb gadget.  People can get a lot of information but their choice of information is a bit disconcerting.  Last year I reviewed a new invention which would help autistic children learn to ride a bike.  The idea of these children gaining the thrill and independence the rest of us enjoy is tremendously exciting.  The stats on that post, were dismal.  Readership dropped significantly.  A few days later I posted some instruction about polishing aluminum fenders and the readership went through the roof.  You can see why it's a bit frustrating.
    Well, it's obvious and understandable that people frequent bike blogs for product information.  I didn't start writing the blog for that purpose, but because of some personal circumstances, I bought and built a nice little stable during the past couple of years, those posts made the blog look, for a while, as if it was going viral.  The new and shiny stopped, and the readership has begun to level off.  That's good, but I am just putting out a warning, I doubt that any new product reviews will occur.  That was an accident and I didn't and don't intend it.
  People have continued to tell me they like tuning into my inner voices on occasion and that is motivation enough to continue the blog.  I make no intentions of anything except what I promised in the beginning..."the daily joys and challenges of an incurable cyclist."


  1. You should just write posts on what interests you and not even look at what people are reading. It's a big world. What interests you surely interests some other people too. Want to see a big spike, write something with a title like Bike Porn.

  2. Good point. I have been writing about what interests me, but one cannot help but look at the stats on occasion. It's been interesting to see how many countries my readers live in. There are 6 regular readers from Russia. I assume (with my usual sense of middle aged humility) they are a group of young women(all of whom look like Anna Kournikova) who meet at an internet cafe each morning to stalk me on the interweb.