We passed a milestone here in Drunkcyclist at the end of September. And, in true balls & glory form, I failed to commemorate it with a proper note of thanks.
Or, perhaps I can’t face the enormity of the sunk costs associated with this enterprise?
Ongoing commitments to losing courses of action aside, the site turned ten years old back on September 23rd. It started, as many of the era, as a hard-coded html site. I wrote the html on Notepad and uploaded it to a rented server space via any free ftp program I could get my hands on. I did it that way for far longer than I probably should have. Then Dreamweaver for a bit, with a few Dreamweaver updates over the years. Then, finally, to WordPress.
It has been a lot of fun over this past decade of my life. I want to thank all of you that have contributed content, emails, page views, product, gear, entry fees, bikes, tires, tubes, helmets, laughs, beers, or otherwise pushed the ball down the field. The readers and contributors created a level of social interaction that I had not anticipated, but soon learned to appreciate and admire.