Original work of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression.

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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.

Thanks, everybody.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

16 thoughts on “Original work of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression.

  1. It just so happens I’m consulting this site for a bit of inspiration before setting out on a 400km one day ride. Congratulations on the awesome thing you’ve built here over the decade that reaches people around the world (like me in New Zealand). Long may the bikes, beers, and now occasional boobs of this site continue, thanks!

  2. Big Jonny, Gnome, and now the rest-

    thanks for the social commentary, the inspirations, and humor for the 8+ years I have been visiting.

  3. I lurk here and really enjoy the reading. It makes me even more motivated to ride my bike, so I visit almost everyday. Really appreciate what you do. Congrats and thanks.

  4. @specialneedz.

    more details please, that’s an EPIC ride, makes soloing Lake Taupo look like nothing.

    Many thanks to Big Jonny for this site & to all the contributors, (even LJ, just please get over yourself)

    Take care out there.

  5. …drunkcyclist…the amazing bastard child of gianni’s fertile imagination & his favorite libation obviously cogitated over many pedaled miles…

    …the participatory factor of what you initially conceived of, really is amazing, sir…

    …thank you & major props…

  6. I dig it and I’m gonna keep on digging. Always something different and unexpected. Although I do kinda miss the boobs on the front page. Chalk it up to evolution.


  7. @ Hurben: The beautiful route between Christchurch and Nelson via the Lewis Pass, surrounded largely by native beech forest and mountains. Beautiful and tough, 21 hours in and out of the saddle this time starting at midnight! Taupo is a pretty cool ride, hope you enjoy it, maybe you could do laps to up the epic factor!