My hit counter recently ticked over 101,000 hits. I realize other sites get a lot more hits, but I thought this was a cool milestone. So, thanks for reading everybody!
Sometimes people sort of laugh when I tell them I have a blog. The conversation goes about like this:
“You have a blog? What do write about?”
“Mostly mountain bike racing.”
“What is there to write about?”
“Lots of stuff. Training, nutrition, strategies, gear, race reports, stories, news…”
“Oh.” Looking bored.
I think I would keep this blog going if nobody read it. I enjoy writing, and this is an easy outlet. The truth is, when I first started this site I was not sure what I would write about. As my riding and writing has evolved, I feel like I have found a good voice, my voice, when it comes to endurance racing.
I have realized, mainly through trying to express my thoughts here, that nothing is better than experiencing the great “out there”. Sometimes the out there is literal–new trails and territory. Other times it is internal–new mental and physical limits, new confidences, new memories.
I have met a ton of cool people through this blog. The enduro community is an extended network of bike and web nerds. It is a really cool thing to meet someone for the first time, and yet feel like you know that person. It happens multiple times each year, and is one of the most valuable perks to living life on the WWW.
So again, thanks for reading. Hopefully over the next 100,000 hits I can keep things interesting here, as I continue this amazing journey of endurance mountain biking.
Biby CletusJune 19, 2007
Cool blog,good stuff you have it on here do publish more often
keep in touch and keep the good work going will be back soon.
AnonymousJune 19, 2007
Keep rockin Mr. Epic, cause I’m reading it and smiling.
My favorite story so far is the discussion of your hallucinations on the KTR last year…
Dave HarrisJune 19, 2007
It was mid to late summer of ’05 when I stumbled across your blog. At the time I didn’t really know what blogs were about, but that you could write and post pics related to enduro stuff was fascinating.
Then, the bigger picture started to come into focus. I built a website and started a blog myself. Suddenly, I wasn’t the only person I knew that did this silly enduro stuff.
The “www experience” has changed the cycling experience for sure and for the better. It brings like-minded folks together, both virtually and occasionally in the dirt (ala KMC, KTR…). For me, you got the whole process started.
Thanks and keep up the great blogging!
CraigJune 20, 2007
Adam keep up the good work! Love reading it.