Hello, and welcome to my blog. The theme here is “old school” or “shoestring budget” cycling, with a goal. This is a first for me. I’ve visited other blogs from time to time but never hosted one. Together we will trace my journey from re-discovering a much-loved activity (bicycle riding… or “cycling” as it’s called now) from more than 15 years ago (and almost 1,000 miles away from where I now live), through the realization that this activity could lead to what I feel is a much-needed service for millions of Americans, then hopefully on to the implementation of this idea/service. From that point who knows? Hope we find out together! 😉
There are really only three rules here: 1) This blog is intended for all ages so when commenting keep it G rated. 2) Stay on topic. 3) No spam or advertising. If you follow these rules you’re welcome to comment as often, or as sporadic, as you wish. If you don’t follow these two rules your comments and/or link will be deleted.
This initial post to my blog will be followed as soon as possible by an About Me page. [Now Posted] My schedule is currently rather full, or I should say haphazardly full… some days I barely have time to eat, others start out at a frenzied pace then fizzle to near-boredom. You’ll see what I mean as we go along and delve into my lifestyle and activities. For now I will be adding posts/pages as free-time permits, making a concerted effort to do so at every opportunity, so please check back often for additions. I’m not sure what all to put into the About Me page other than basic information about myself, so if anyone has a suggestion as to what should, or should not, be posted please feel free to let me know. Like I said above, this “thing” is a first for me. lol
After I post the About Me page I plan to explore more about the reasons behind starting this blog on a page to be titled “Purpose”. [Now Also Posted] I believe you’ll find this a bit more interesting than the About Me page so please check back soon.
Out of necessity, since I started this blog in August, 2011 and can’t back-date/start the entries in the late winter/early spring of this year when my journey actually began, the first few blog entries other than the “About Me” will be sort of retro entries. I’ll discuss the thought processes which occurred then as if they’re happening now. It will be obvious when I catch up to the current time.
In conclusion, as blogging is something I currently know little about, I’m open to suggestions regarding the addition of widgets, links, photos, etc to this blog. When suggesting these things please be specific, and if possible include some information about the item(s) you’re suggesting, such as how they’re implemented, what they do, and/or why you feel your suggestion would be a good addition here. Also, if you like what you read here, please let me and your fellow readers know by “liking” this blog below, and sharing it with your friends.
A Facebook page has been set up for this blog which contains photos, most of which are full-size whenever possible, and in the future a bit more information than is found here. Please visit that page when you have a chance. I’ve noticed recently (Winter 2011) that for some reason Facebook keep changing my page to “unpublished” periodically. Each time I find this I correct the problem by re-publishing it and notifying Facebook about the problem. Hopefully they will resolve the issue soon. If you try to visit the page and it’s not available please drop me a note and complain to Facebook about the problem, then check it again in a day or two.
Thanks for the time you took to read this. I hope to “see” you here again soon as you follow my adventures in the world of cycling!