I subscribed to another analytical site, mainly for the purpose of confirming the site visits fed to me by my primary source. The stupid cycling blog now has over 1000 unique visitors with 600+ uniques visiting yesterday. I don't know what to make of this. For you new to the blog, the purpose of it was a place to record my thoughts on most rides in which I participate and then when I'm in my 60's or 70's or maybe 80's, have something I can read and reflect back that I was truly mediocre. Probably some day I'll force a great grandchild to drive me to Alward or Thresher and brag, "Here sonny, I beat Flyin Tuna up this hill, one of my great accomplishments in life." The secondary purpose of the blog was to provide something to read for those who missed a ride or who otherwise wanted to keep up with what was going on in our crazy cycling world.
As always, I encourage and urge anyone else who wants to give their perspective on a ride, from the A, B or C view, to type something up and send it to me. I am grateful that for rides I can not attend, Nathan, Amanda, Cindy, Marty or Nick have been willing to provide reports. I also find that a lot of people are sending me images that I gladly post here so keep it up. Mark C and Steve tell me they raised approximately $9000 for the benefit of the family for whom they cycled to PA. If the blog had anything to do with that then I am pleased.
How much longer can I keep it up? Good question but I have such rich material with which to work (think about it, it's not hard to imagine the wackos that frequent our rides) that I don't plan to stop anytime soon. It's true, when a whack job posts an irrational comment I do wonder if I should keep going because I don't want my writing to upset the unbalanced but because there are so many of you who apparently enjoy, mostly, to come here, what the heck, I'll keep plugging away.