Friday, November 14, 2008

700

I’ve never done a “milestone” post, but according to Blogger, this here pimple on the ass of the Internet is 700 posts old, as of now. Who knew such silliness would last so long, or that I could blather on about bikes for three years in 700 separate posts?

Considering that blogs spring to life and die with the regularity of mushrooms, I’m starting to feel like an old-timer

Things appeared to have come full circle, in a strange way, when my daughter recently met another rider at her high school and the kid surprised her by saying that he reads her old man’s blog. Now I feel somehow responsible for polluting the minds of America’s youth. But that’s OK—the guy’s a mountain biker so I’m pretty sure he’ll turn out fine.

It has been a pretty cool experiment. I get to write about my rides, spew my opinion on bike-related subjects, and post my sometimes goofy pictures. And people—some of them not even looking for beaver shots or illicit drugs—come back, day after day, from all around the world and just across town. (For some reason, the beaver/vicodin searchers seem to not come back.)

Maybe you have nothing better to do. Maybe you just want an excuse to flip me the bird. Maybe you’ve ridden with me and you’re afraid your picture will end up here. Maybe you’re just waiting for my next ugly crash in hopes I’ll reveal more information on how to obtain more painkillers. (Sorry, Huber, you’re shit outta luck.)

Whatever your excuse may be, thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good blog Tim.Thanks.


Leonard

Anonymous said...

As a year round cyclist in Upstate New York, it is great to hear from someone colder. And my co-workers think I'm crazy!!

Jeff Moser said...

I think you have a perfect blend of elements. Good pictures, interesting topics, the mystique of Alaska, humor and wit, and posts that are just the right length [/kiss_ass].

Keep up the good work!

WheelDancer said...

Gee Tim, I never thought of you as a 700 club member, not that there's anything wrong with that, but your beaver shots are one's that I'd come back for!

bikegirl said...

In recognition of this great achievement in blogdom, paramount cycles will provide for you a token of appreciation (better than a plaque... or the plague). Stop by the shop any time after Wednesday.
...You're welcome to stop by sooner, but these things take time.

m e l i g r o s a said...

very cool! congrats.
have enjoyed your blog ;)
☑you are teenage-approved, for sure.

Groover said...

Congrats. :-) It's no mean feat.

Tim said...

Thanks, everyone. I'll spend the next few days wondering what Bikegirl is up to ...

bikegirl said...

it didn't take as long as I thought... stop by anytime to collect your prize...but I'm off Wed., so you should stop by today.