Really, 2 years? Wow. It is hard to believe that it has been that long since the day I started this blog on a whim. At the time, I never would have imagined that I would still be blogging about bike design two years later, but here I am. In September of 2005, I had just started reading a few other bike blogs and thought that it seemed like something fun to try. A Blogger blog doesn’t take much time to set up, so it was really just a matter of minutes between that initial thought about blogging and my first post, a marker sketch of a track bike that I did something like 20 years ago. I used that particular rendering because it was convenient. I had the image on my hard drive that day because I had just scanned a few old drawings before throwing out a moldy box of stuff from college that had been sitting in my parent’s basement for years. Right after I posted that sketch, I remember thinking that it was a bit dated and that maybe I should have drawn something new to put out on the internet for the whole world to see. Oh well, I thought, no big deal; nobody is going to see it anyway.
Fast forward two years; Bicycle Design now gets quite a few daily hits, more than I ever expected. Through the blog, I have met some great people (many of whom, like me, happen to be completely obsessed with bikes of all types). There have been a few times in the past year when I felt like I was just way too busy with other things to keep the blog going. Thoughts of ending it fade quickly though. In reality, I think I would have a hard time letting it go at this point. As long as I can find an hour or two a week to frantically type the occasional semi-coherent post, I plan to keep this blog going. Whether I have time for it or not, the blog has become something that I really do enjoy; I hope that all of you who read Bicycle Design on a regular basis will continue to enjoy it as well.
Oh yeah, one more thing before I get all teary eyed from this sappy reflective post. If any of you are going to be at Interbike, please send me photos and tips on what you see that is cool, new, and notable. I wish I could make it out to Vegas next week but my work schedule won’t allow it; maybe next year.
Photo credit: Ameliaaah on Flickr