This one caught me by surprise. It’s the sixth anniversary of Bike Noob. I hadn’t even thought about the fact that I’ve been writing this blog for six years, until the folks at WordPress sent me a congratulatory message.
How’s the past year been? A mixed bag, I think. I’ve noticed that my posts have not kept to the rigid three-a-week schedule I used to observe, and that I’ve been posting a little less often recently. I think that has to do with a colder-than-usual winter this year, and a marked reduction in miles ridden as a result. It’s hard to keep interested when you find yourself preferring to stay indoors. Now that the weather is getting back to what Texas bikers expect (a high of 80 degrees — 26C — is expected today), I’m sure I’ll be out there more often, and get my writing back on a regular schedule.
Some highlights of note over the past year: I hit my all-time high in daily page views back on July 11, with 1,482 views that day. That’s when I realized that my 2008 Specialized Allez Elite really isn’t an entry-level bike. Or maybe it was when I took a bad fall after sliding on an oil slick in the road on a really hot day. The most-viewed post for the past year was an old one: an item about an online Bike Comparison Tool from 2011.
Thanks for all of you who keep coming back to read the ramblings of this over-the-hill cyclist. But once you’re over the hill, it’s all downhill, right? And we cyclists love downhills!