We used to attach an empty cigarette box with a clip to the front wheel, so that it would make a noise while riding. Those bikes where very different from the bikes our children ride: no suspension, no gear, no designer seat, and no disk brakes. It didn’t matter that they were very heavy simple bikes.
They made me happy!
Many things have changed since then. In November 2009, I took part in a gorgeous bike riding trip along the beautiful mountain trails of Chiang Mai, Thailand. We were a group of 7 friends. I made up my mind to share my experiences with others, so that more of us can enjoy the best sports activity I can imagine:
About Me & Bicycles and Bicycling Websites
About Me & SBI
My official education is electrical engineer, with years of experience in software development. In the last 10 years I am developing software for GPS navigation. Just like many technical people, I suffer from the common weakness: My marketing skills are quite limited. I found myself with good products, but without customers.
Over the years, I had some ideas of how to put my creation in the market. The last one was to build a web site that will help me in the mission.
I have a neighbor and a dear friend, Elad Shippony. For several years, Elad told me inspiring stories about SBI (Site Build It), about working from home, the freedom it offers and as a way to make my dreams come true. Elad Shippony is a major SBI story. Some of Elad's inspiring web sites are in the SBI results list.
But until the end of 2009, I had neither the time, energy, nor courage to make my dream come true: creating my own web site, my own business, and beginning my journey towards the goal of working from home. Elad suggested I use SBI for building my web site for the purpose of selling my software. This is how I was exposed to the wonderful world of SBI.
As you can see, this site is not about GPS software. It is about me and about my main hobby, bicycle riding. My GPS software site is still waiting for me. But I have found so much joy in building www.bicycle-riding.com , that I am willing to put my other dream aside, at least for now.
My Dreams Came True With Site Build It!
What About Yours?
Moving Oמ to WordPress
SBI is the perfect platform for anyone who is just new to creating websites, or for anyone who don't need Dynamic websites. It has a great Action Guide, as well as superb support. It will take you by hand and guide you through the process of creating great "do it yourself" websites, but - it is very limited.
From the other hand, WordPress is leading CMS (Content Management System) in the word. It is based on PHP scripting language, as well on the Open Source phpMySQL server. As I became more experienced in creating websites, I feel that I am ready to move on to a more advanced (and challenging) platform, and I am so happy with this move! Take a look at some of my other websites:
I have several websites. Most of them are about Bicycles and Bicycling. Take a look:
- bicycle-riding.com - Visit this web site and explore the wonderful world of bicycle riding: Different types of riding styles, bicycles, equipment, clothes, as well as many of my trips and more.
- bike-riding-guide.com - Like many others, I believe that my passion for cycling offers better health and positive mindset that keeps me going. Join me with my bike riding guide.
- american-vintage-bicycles.com - American-Vintage-Bicycles.Com is about us, and about the history of our vintage bicycles. Be aware: collecting American vintage bicycles is an obsession!
- bicycle-storage-ideas.com - Protect your bicycle against weather conditions, such as harsh sun, rain and snow. Keep it in a covered space so that its sensitive parts don't rust and/or get dirty. This website will help you find the best storage for your bike.
- bicycle-pumps.com - There are many types of bicycle pumps. There are portable bicycle tire pumps, floor pumps and even electric pumps. This website will help you find the best bicycle pump for your needs.
- outdoorstorage911.com - Here you can find some great outdoor storage ideas. Keep your garden tools in a covered and secured space so that it serve you well for years!
- vintage-tricycles.com - Collecting vintage tricycles and vintage bicycles is not very common. If your are one of these enthusiastics you came to the right place.