About a month ago IBS bought
a new office six blocks from Bikesport,
Inc. The new office is bigger, nicer,
prettier and easier to work in. It was
in pretty rough condition when Kim, Marc
and Janice moved in. We had a 2 week long,
on-going renovation party where everybody
chipped in and sanded, patched, painted,
removed carpeting and wallpaper, hung
new drywall, put down a new floor and
started work on the new photo studio.
It isn't done yet, but it is almost there
and IBS (and bikesportmichigan.com) is
back in action after five weeks off.
Kim and Marc and Janice
and I are here right now, doing this update
from the new office just down the street
from Bikesport. It is the first minor
facelift to site we've done from here,
so it is a big deal to us.
Realistically, most of the
changes done to the site on a daily basis
you won't even notice. It is a fun combination
of publishing and broadcasting. Every
day a new show comes out- everyday something
changes. Sometimes it is a very noticeable
feature like one of our adventure travelogues
to an exotic triathlon or a product review.
Sometimes it is just updating the outdated
coupons or just fixing the "plumbing"
of how the site navigates and works. It
is an incredible amount of work.
As a writer, I generate
about 2,000 words of text everyday for
bikesportmichgan.com and the slowtwitch.com
forum site, where I am a frequent contributor.
If you haven't visited the slowtwitch
site and forum, then get over there .
It is fun and informative. Get up on the
forum and ask questions and relate experiences.
It is the triathlon lifestyle Internet
show we all produce.
With IBS in their new office
the show goes back on the air starting
tonight. We start with content from the
2004 Bonita Banana New Zealand Ironman,
the second oldest Ironman in the world.
While I was in New Zealand I wrote several
features and five editorials. All of those
will go up over the next few weeks. I
hope you find them fun and interesting.
It was a blast writing them. As with every
Ironman, there were plenty of stories
in New Zealand.
Our virtual server indicates
we have traffic numbers that rival the
largest triathlon sites in the industry.
That is due to the expertise of Kim Ross
and the crew at IBS. If you are one of
the several thousand unique visitors to
our site each and every day from around
the world I hope you enjoy it, and look
for some fun new stuff here in the next
few days and throughout the summer.
Thanks For looking! -Tom