Blog History

2016-03-03_15-08-16 Final Blog Logo

  1. February 2006My flickr Pictures complement this blog.
  2. February 12, 2006 ~ BQR Code to blog headeregan blogging with VK2 Setup @ Blogger.com with a separate blog for each cycle [6 blogs].

  • November 30, 2008 ~ Welcome to the Cycling Experiences… Blog @ WordPress.com using the Vigilance Theme [now retired]. Consolidated the individual blogs into one [CEs…].

  1. February 25, 2009 ~ 10,000 hits milestone.
  2. March 22, 2009 ~ 15,000 hits milestone.
  3. April 18, 2009 ~ 20,000 hits milestone.
  4. May 2009 ~ Changed to Thirteen Theme from Vigilance..
  5. June 9, 2009 ~ 30,000 hits milestone.
  6. June 29, 2009 ~ 40,000 hits milestone.
  7. July 26, 2009 ~ 50,000 hits milestone.
  8. August 8, 2009 ~ 60,000 hits milestone [nothing published]
  9. September 11, 2009 ~ 70,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  10. September 28, 2009 ~ 75,000 hits milestone.
  11. October 10, 2009 ~ 80,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  12. October 28, 2009 ~ 90,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  13. November 30, 2009 ~ 97,966 PageViews for year one.
  14. December 07, 2009 ~ 100,000 hits milestone @ 7:27 p.m. EST.

  1. March 17, 2010 ~ 125,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  2. June 5,  2010 ~ 150,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  3. August 4,  2010 ~ 175,000 hits milestone [nothing published].
  4. August 15, 2010 ~ Changed to The Journalist, Revised v1.9 Theme from the Thirteen Theme.
  5. September 09, 2010 ~ Andi Styner delivers art work for the blog. [final]
  6. October 7, 2010 ~ Thanks to my readers, at 8:00 a.m. EDT today we matched last year’s annual total of 97,966 PageViews [54 days earlier]. Thanks!
  7. October 10, 2010 ~ 100,000 hits for the year, matching last year’s 100K 58 days earlier than the 12/07 date. Last year’s mark took a year and 7 days. This year’s mark happened @ 5:20 p.m. EDT.
  8. October 14, 2010 ~ 200,000 hits milestones @  5:33 a.m. EDT.
  9. November 2, 2010 ~ First 100 Fans for the blog’s facebook page.
  10. November 14, 2010 ~ Average PageViews goal of 300 PVs per day attained and exceeded. I stated the 300 PVs Goal as early as October 8, 2010 ~ Here we are just over a month later. Our average PVs at that time was 290.
  11. November 30, 2010 ~ 225,077 PageViews in 2 years. The 300+ milestone [11/14 above] continues to grow at 308.27 PageViews. 2nd Anniversary logo by Styner displayed.
  12. December 7, 2010 ~ Just a mark to compare the number of PageViews this year (227,708) with December 7, 2009, when the blog reached the 100K Milestone.

  1. February 12, 2011 ~ 250,000 hits milestone [nothing published].{Happy 42nd Birthday Sherry, my daughter}
  2. September 20, 2011 ~ 300,000 hits milestone [short acknowledgement].

  1. January 22, 2012 ~ Changed to the Newsy Theme from The Journalist, Revised v1.9.
  2. January 23, 2012 ~ Created individual WebCam Pages for a larger view of the video. Each is listed under the Blog WebCam Menu.
  3. November 28, 2012 [5:21 am EST]- 400,000 hits milestone [nothing published].

  • November 30, 2013 [12:00 pm EST]- 450,000 hits milestone [nothing published].

  1. July 21, 2014 ~ Change from Newsy Theme to the Twenty Ten Theme.
  2. July 22, 2014 ~ Change from  the Twenty Ten Theme to the Twenty Fourteen Theme.
  3. August 5, 2014 ~ Set the basis for contributors–a writing team and published this article.
  4. November 20-22, 2014 ~ made adjustments to twenty-Fourteen theme in preparation for the new WP.com default theme–Twenty-Fifteen.
  5. December 10, 2014 ~ Activated and customized the new WP.com default theme–Twenty Fifteen. I like it!
  6. December 27, 2014 @ 10:05 am EST ~ Finally at 500,005 [1/2 million] hits milestone.  It took 2 years and almost another month for this 50,000 [450,000 11/30/2013]. [nothing published]. Will it take 6 years for the next 1/2 million? I’m thinking longer unless things perk up. I no longer  have the BROL source of readers I had earlier.

  1. November 11, 2015 ~ Photograph selected for the 11/23/15 Time Magazine Cover.
  2. November 30, 2015 ~ Seven years blogging @ WordPress.com
  3. December 10, 2015 ~ Retired Twenty Fifteen Theme and Activated and customized Twenty Sixteen Theme. It is the best theme yet!

6 thoughts on “Blog History”

  1. This is a very informative site Jim. I also think that your product descriptions are great. I especially like the one on the iphone / smartphone holder and bracket assembly

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    1. Hi Richard,

      Thanks for the visit and comment. As I see cycling, it also involves everyday life. So, I include commentary on products I integrate with my cycling. There just happens to be a lot of diverse things that get talked about here. The OWLE Bubo is an example. It will get lots of use this summer. Please come back tomorrow and see what that is all about. –jim

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  2. Jim –
    I’m a semi-serious photographer using a Canon S10-IS camera. It’s almost the weight and size of a DSLR digital without the need to lug around lenses, but with wonderful capabilities. I’m using an old, reclaimed SunPak tripod head with a piece of the tripod to connect it with a steering bar end off the nub end of the crank post of my Catrike Expedition. (there’s a sentence for ya !)
    My only concern is the vibration and shake from the trike into that bar assembly which will end up destroying my camera eventually. The camera does wonderful video and stills with very good anti-shake properties for the pics built in but again I suspect that the vibration and bumps will kill the camera. To that end I’ve added as much damping material as possible on the bars and connections and only put the camera on the head when I want to take pics. Video on hardtop have turned out really nice. I love the mobile tripod that the trike gives me and hate to give up this higher end camera in favor of an Apple I-Phone with it’s more limited capability.
    Thanks for your very detailed pics and travelogue as they have given me lots of ideas. God bless and spin safely.
    Pat in Missouri

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    1. Good Morning Pat in Missouri,

      Thanks for sharing.

      Now, you have got to give me a link or links to pictures of your setup. It sounds interesting. My work is a much about exploring possibilities as providing the very best I can find. I’ve tested my iPhone 3GS on two of my cycles. I trust the quad test will begin in April. My boom setup will allow me to shoot from varying angles. The most important season for using my iPhone is the live feeds you see. Select the Qik logo at the top to go to my account and see other recorded videos.

      In addition, the principal [Rafael] on this tour has a more capable–also Canon [I do not recall which at the moment]. Together, you should get a pic & vid treat.

      Now, I’m waiting to see your setup.

      Thanks!

      Jim

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  3. Jim -I’m a semi-serious photographer using a Canon S10-IS camera. It’s almost the weight and size of a DSLR digital without the need to lug around lenses, but with wonderful capabilities. I’m using an old, reclaimed SunPak tripod head with a piece of the tripod to connect it with a steering bar end off the nub end of the crank post of my Catrike Expedition. (there’s a sentence for ya !)My only concern is the vibration and shake from the trike into that bar assembly which will end up destroying my camera eventually. The camera does wonderful video and stills with very good anti-shake properties for the pics built in but again I suspect that the vibration and bumps will kill the camera. To that end I’ve added as much damping material as possible on the bars and connections and only put the camera on the head when I want to take pics. Video on hardtop have turned out really nice. I love the mobile tripod that the trike gives me and hate to give up this higher end camera in favor of an Apple I-Phone with it’s more limited capability.Thanks for your very detailed pics and travelogue as they have given me lots of ideas. God bless and spin safely.Pat in Missouri
    +1

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Thanks for sharing your camera mount experiences. I’m hoping my Sony survives the vibrations of the tour. Thanks for following and the well wishes. Hope to hear from you after the tour begins. –jim

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