As I hope you all realise by now, this site has no ulterior motive other than to connect riders, so we can talk shit, organise stuff, hang out, and find the good bits on ebay before anybody else does!
That being said, I have noticed that this site is getting more and more traffic, and it things are only getting bigger. There have been a lot of organised rides, races, and get togethers over the past months, and I kind of feel sad that I’ve been missing out!
So, in light of all this, I would like to float a proposition with everyone:
Since this site is getting quite a bit of traffic, I think we could in a sense capitalise on it - Please note I used the word we, I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea. My idea is this: I think we should start running unobtrusive ads on this site, and use all the proceeds to help sponsor events and races, having monthly prizes, and maybe getting some jerseys or other things off the ground. I suggest that the finances be publicly disclosed, both earnings and expenditure. I also suggest we as a group think about how to best use any funds we have.
Now, I have no idea how much we can actually generate… So if people are interested in the idea, and will not be put off by it, offended by it, or leave the site and stop hanging out because of it, then I think we should run a one month trial, and see how it goes.
What do you guys think? How do you feel about it? This site is as much yours as it is mine - I was simply the first person here
So to be clear: I or any other member of the site would not be personally making a profit. All monies would be publicly disclosed, and we would as a group think about who and how to sponsor, and what to giveaway.