10,000 views is quite pathetic compared to some of the popular postings on You Tube. I saw one recently in the sidebar that had 14 MILLION views. Why? Because it showed a pic of a hot babe and it said YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!! So in order to up my Flashblog stats, I present this You Tube inspired tease:
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!!! FLASHBLOG!!!
Oooh Flash, we LOVE your headset spacers!
Oh, and one for the ladies...
How do you like your pump...Presta or Schrader?
Excellent! Now for the introspective part.
Anyone with any motivation and a computer can write a blog about anything. But surprisingly few do. I write Flashblog because I like bikes, and bike gear, and how cycling has immensely improved my life, and probably literally saved my life. I write Flashblog for myself, I don't write it for money, or sponsors, or for any reason involved with financial gain. Some might call this mental masturbation, in fact, I pretty much view our entire American culture as nothing more than one big clusterfucking mental masturbation so who am I to claim that I am above this in any way shape or form? I feel that most people do not have the time or the energy to focus on details, they are skimming the surface of life, putting in the time, the miles, the hours, doing what they like or think they should be doing, or what they have to do, and don't have the inclination to see the trees for the forest. What I am doing with Flashblog is drilling down to minutia---headset spacers, drilled out parts, junk bikes, Dutch bikes, low gears, cool bike shops, bike parties, whatever and where ever the spectrum of bike interest takes me. My hope is that you find something interesting here, or, at the least, appreciate my writing, or at least the time it takes to produce the product.
I don't know who or how I've influenced anyone with this. Except Debi Palmer, who thanks me for her low gears whenever we encounter each other on the road.
So enjoy your low gears and night lights and maybe I'll see you on the road too