this site all about then?
intended having a web site at all, ever. A decision I made once when
searching for a modem driver and being directed instead to a web page
dedicated entirely towards the colour green. In my mind then I came
to the conclusion that the internet, although useful has no quality
controls and so some information is factually incorrect yet worded convincingly
and so taken as gospel.
stumbled across an internet chat forum at www.cyclingplus.co.uk and
started contributing simply because somebody asked a question I did
know the answer to (the best way to cycle in snow without falling off,
if I recall).
last two years I have contributed almost daily to that site, as well
as working for cycling in other ways and as well as maintaining a full
time career. In that time I have come to realise that as new contributors
join the forum and as old arguments are resurrected I am typing the
same things time after time. Unfortunately as I can't contribute
all the time, or sometimes I phrase a comment badly and so the thrust of my argument
is missed or goes badly astray. Therefore I decided to set up my own
internet site with my thoughts on those main arguments discussed in
full and where I could simply direct others to read instead of having
to type it all again.
As I have
spent so much time on the cycling plus site I have found that my own
cycling knowledge has increased dramatically and so I am able to help
other cyclists simply by passing on knowledge learnt months before they
combined with my new internet site idea, branched out in my mind to
creating a full cycling resource where all those questions that I see
regularly can be addressed or other sites linked to. Therefore if you
have something that you think should be published here feel free to
mail me and I will consider publishing it with your name (if you want)
for others to read. If you already have a reference site, then rather
than duplicate the information mail me a link.
later I finally got around to registering a domain name and buying some
internet space, and here you are. Reading the results.
As a final
note, this site, or rather my contributions to this site, are purely
my own thoughts and feelings. As you will see from the page about me
I dislike statistics and other measures, what I post here are articles
I write and which are on my mind. They are articles designed to make
the reader think, not to make a point. I welcome feedback, and if there
is a point I make which you feel is incorrect then please let me know
and I will consider either changing my views or re-writing the article
to clarify my thinking so that you can see where my thoughts are truly
going. If you want to add to a point or to share your experience in
similar circumstances then again, just drop me a line.