We get the strangest emails around here. People shout “Bring the porn back!” And, at the same time, people say, “Where did all this porn come from?”
Really. It’s like that around here. It doesn’t make sense to me either.
Subject: BIKE FAGS??? From DC…
hello i have recently noticed a lot of changes to the web site and although i am tired of all the porn pics the thing i find the most offensive and just pointless is the heading “Bike Fags” I don’t understand why you have to use such sexually charged derogatory language as a heading?? your web site is very close to being a really good resource for the cycling community. However it has recently taken a nose dive in taste and with the recent changes i cannot recommend your web site to others as a place to check out cool and innovative bike culture. i work at [name removed] in victoria bc canada and other employees here have also noticed the changes and i must say we all look at the low brow changes with dissappoval. I have been visiting your web site for years and would like to continue to do so and can only suggest you get rid of the smut and homophobic language and stick to bikes and bike culture . please please and thank you.
Did we title a post “bike fags”? Could have happened. If we did, I can’t find it now. I think you’re talking about the title for a category of links. It’s all the primo sites Gnome likes to check out on the daily. I check ‘em like every third day. Maybe like twice a week. Because I’m lazy. We could change it to “primo” or “stash spot” or “gnar gnar” or “fuck it” or “100% man sites”. Does it really matter what we call it?
Well, I guess it matters to you. And, I should add, there was no disrespect meant to any of the gay site readers. Including members of my family. Yes. Gay and reads it. Going to visit him in a week. We’ll get drunk and I’ll apologize on bended knee.
But probably not. I really don’t think he fucking cares.
I do have a question regarding the anti-porn emails, why do you guys always tell me something along the lines of: “I have been visiting your web site for years…”? When you tell me something I know isn’t true, I don’t really care what else you say. How can you say you have been looking at the “site for years” and then all of the sudden got surprised by porn? At best, you’ve come on board recently. You have no idea what this site was up to for the last eight years.
This site was covered in porn from the word go. Have you ever seen the archives? The site header used to read “This page is all about bikes, boobs and beers. If you don’t like it, you can go to hell.” I used to splash every post with three links to galleries of naked ladies (nsfw). There was porn as recently as April of 2007. There is a sister site to this pill popp’n goodness, drunkcyclistporn.com, that, as the name implies, is all about porn.
We’re damn near a resource for the cycling community? Good. I’m glad all this work hasn’t been a complete waste of my time.
Just remember: You can’t make all of the people happy all of the time. All you can hope for is to make some of the people happy some of the time. Or so they tell me.by