50,000 hits [actually 50,016] or page views since November 30, 2008. Again, with deep appreciation and humility, that I say: thank you, my readers, so very much. The majority of my reader come from the ‘BentRider Online [BROL] Message Board. I also get lots of readers from the Catrike and the RANS Boards. There are others from various sites who are also faithful followers. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
It is not the number that is impressive, but the speed in which we arrived at it. If I may just note the path:
- November 30, 2008 ~ Began blogging at WordPress.com
- February 25, 2009 ~ 10,000 hits milestone
- March 22, 2009 ~ 15,000 hits milestone
- April 18, 2009 ~ 20,000 hits milestone
- June 9, 2009 ~ 30,000 hits milestone
- June 29, 2009 ~ 40,000 hits milestone
- July 26, 2009 [today] [w/424 hits & just over 2 hrs remaining] ~ 50,000 hits milestone
This could have never happened without you. You have more than given me a chance to write about my cycles [the Magnificent 7], but to also comment on the cycling experiences of others, be it Jennifer Lang [now Jennifer Baxmeyer]; the black African cyclist [the story of Zakayo Ndbri & Mwangi Samwel or Team Rwanda]; the 2009 RAAM, or Mr. Giraldo. You have indulged me and actually came over to the blog more often for the human cyclist stories. Of course, Silk, my Catrike 700 Recumbent is a favorite. You have shown affection for my VK2 and the new stead in the stable, Faye, my RANS Citi Crank Forward.
During this frenzy, some other milestones were realized:
- The highest number of hits in a day–Tuesday, June 23, 2009 ~ 1,525 hits!
- May 31, 2009 ~ Comments exceeded the number of posts [now 1,661 versus 1,302]. I love your comments and the opportunity to verbally exchange with you. When I publish, I know the words are not just idly going into cyberspace. My readers are here to receive, and many times, comment on them. A special thanks!
- The most read article [of all times] is RAAM ’09 Team RANS [currently at 983 reads]
I will never forget your roll in all of this. Again, I say thank you! I look forward to the next 50K.