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Tuesday, November 23

Surf leaves, not the internet

This is how blogs die, don't you know.  

There's no fanfare.  No "so long and thanks for all the fish."  No fireworks or long goodbyes.  No disco-length, well-choreographed dance number with sequined top hats and canes.  No manifesto stating that a proclaimed noble goal has been achieved, and with nothing further to accomplish, all are bidden a fair adieu.

It's more like giving your dog a pat on the head, walking out the door without turning off the lights or locking the door.. and then never coming back again. Schrödinger's dog... I mean blog.  As long as nobody checks up on it, it's still alive.. but also ded... like single speeds, 26" wheels, 27.5" wheels, 2X drive trains, hispters, and irony.

Go ahead and take the time to scroll down that list of blogs over there on the right (click "show all" to see the worst offenders) and see how most bike blogs died.  I recently tried to trim it down to just those that were staying at least semi-current, but this blogger device won't let me save the changes.  It's as if the blog-o-sphere is saying, "No... wait... give them a chance.  They never said goodbye."

It's not like Fat Cyclist wanted to end his blog with a quick update on his 2019 weight loss challenge.  I'm sure Wadsworthless is just saving up all the good stories since he got back from Africa in 2018.  Tomi had an epiphany in 2017 that he then forgot it, so mebbe he's still trying to remember.  Steve Tilford was still posting right up until the day before his untimely demise, and I'd give anything just to read about him remodeling his friend's bathroom for two weeks before heading to cross nationals or delivering a table or fixing a chainsaw or riding through a cloud of cement dust or...

Sigh.

This blog is not ded tho.  It's the forgotten, not completely empty two liter bottle of Coke in the bottom of the fridge door that was purchased because you were having family over.. some time ago.  It might not make that crisp "psssssssshhhttttt" noise when you crack it open or even give your nose that little twang like the first sip did, but somehow it's not getting thrown out quite yet either.

It exists whether you like it or not.

So the blerhg will continue, but also see abrupt halts like this past one.  Life is good.  I'm riding bikes and looking forward to 2022 as much as I look forward to the weekend or supper or bed time or... whatever.  Everything is on some kinda complacent cruise control and until there's a moment where I need to hit the gas or the brakes, things will kinda stagnate here.  Unfortunate?  Mebbe, but at this point, I'm past dumping out the contents of my big blue bins to create fodder. 

Suffice to say, just because things are a little quiet here, it is not a bad thing.  It's not a good thing either.

It's just a thing.

See you when I see you.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still like reading your blerhg!!!! I check the page several times a week looking fwd to a race recap, product review, weekend trip, misc thoughts, etc.

Fatty said...

From time to time, I think about how that quick update on my 2019 weight challenge is my most recent post, and it bothers me.

For what it's worth, I have several days off around Christmas this year and plan to write a post or two wrapping things up -- what I'm doing now, why blogging stopped being a thing I want to do, see if anyone wants any of the Lance-Armstrong-signed memorabilia I have, stuff like that.

TIM said...

Whew! Had me worried there for a sec. Blerg on!

craig said...

I've been reading your tales of derring-do for years Dickey. Thanks for sticking with it. I also want to echo your sentiments of Steve Tilford. I really miss his musings. Be well.

TJ Morton said...

Sads

FarleyBob said...

Keep on keeping on with the blergh Dickey! I am a loyal follower...

Anonymous said...

I just want you to know that via your blog, last week, I found a great deal at Vassago on a Whisky crabon frok for my old xc to garvel conversion.

eric said...

I can relate. I noticed earlier this week that I was still on the list to the right even though its been a bit since I have posted. I guess that just means that I'm not the only one who is less regular that previously. Maybe its old age. I have thought about a lot of posts to write, they just never seem to happen. Keep on keeping on

Anonymous said...

Panic attack reading first few paragraphs