We are looking for a new challenge – how about a challenge for the whole year? I do something I call “The 100 Rides Challenge”. The challenge is simple: take pictures of your bike or others’ bikes who are riding with you from rides in one year. No rules except that you can only post … Continue reading "Life after CLC – The 100 Days Challenge"
So, the big question. The end of this season’s Cycle Life Challenge is fast approaching, but what then? Most of the traffic on the site has been CLC-related, but our name is based on the idea of cycling throughout the year, including during the hot or cold solstice months ahead. Should we invent a new … Continue reading "Will there be life after CLC?"
I’ve had four punctures in the past eight days. Including one during a CLC 2018 ride, so I thought I would take advantage of that to post this here. The slew of flats has made me curious about the common causes of punctures amongst cyclists. There is a particular culprit in Malaysia which I have … Continue reading "What causes your flat tires?"
We’re still probing the burning issue of the moment: To like, or not to like? That is the question. Actually, that’s not accurate. The question really is whether we should be required to have a Facebook account in order to vote, and whether it’s worth paying for an unrestricted alternative. As it happens, there is … Continue reading "What’s not to like?"
A couple of photos in recent posts prompted me to activate a plugin for a ‘Like’ button on posts. I considered a heart, or a thumbs up icon, but settled for a simple box/counter because I’m pretty square; and because it was free, and I’m pretty cheap; and because it didn’t take much thought, and … Continue reading "Like like?"
In case you had followed Chris’ journey around the world without ever using a vehicle (except boats), the last few posts have been pretty amazing. He’s a few hundred km from completing it, but it’s dicey. Well worth your time if you’ve read any of his previous writing now that he’s days away. The whole … Continue reading "Chris and Dea Are Almost There"
The app we’ve got so far comes without any rating functionality. It looks like it should be straight-forward though – there are a number of plug-ins we could incorporate that would make it possible to like/dislike posts, comments, perhaps photos. Also, I imagine there are plug-ins to support displaying hit counts. What do folks think? … Continue reading "What do you like?"
For those of you new to the posting format, the Featured Image option allows you to select an image for display on the abbreviated version of the post. If you look at our posts so far, some use them and some don’t. Should we encourage or discourage this? If you include them, it gives a … Continue reading "Should we use Featured images?"
I’m posting this in the discussion category as a test to see if we can have “forum” like conversations. I was in Kansas for 12 days with another two days of travel then came home and had one nice bike ride then proceeded to get sick. As long as I’ve been riding, running and just … Continue reading "Will I ever ride again?!"
The designers of Cycle365 didn’t build in anything explicitly to support discussions (the equivalent of the Forum section in Bicycle Life). We’re not sure how to do this, and are open to suggestions. One possibility though is to just create a post, and categorize it as a Discussion topic. Discussion could occur through the comment … Continue reading "Creating a Cycle365 forum"