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September 21, 2006

Name change!

Filed under: Admin — mtbguru @ 8:21 pm

One of the benefits of not having ‘officially’ launched yet: it’s easy to change things on the fly. We just altered the name of the site from Ridecast to MTBGuru, and all Ridecast references and logos have been adjusted.

Why? Well, the large majority of current rides on the site are MTB rides; we want to keep things simple and focus in the beginning on one thing, in order not to dilute our concentration and effort. We’ve always seen the site as having potential for much more than just mountain biking and we still do, but in the end it’s better to start small, be consistent, build something up and then grow. That being said, we encourage everyone to upload whatever rides or trips they undertake, be it MTB rides, road rides, hikes, motorcycle rides etcetera. This change is really just a nomenclature thing and an effort to be self-consistent. Ridecast.com still redirects to mtbguru.com but we’ll reserve the name ‘Ridecast’ for more encompassing use.

September 13, 2006

Marching along

Filed under: Admin — mtbguru @ 9:46 pm

A lot has been going on the last couple of weeks, but you haven’t seen much activity here. There are a number of reasons for that:

First, we’re quite busy generating content and debugging and developing the site. Concerning the latter, we still have significant work to do. Also, our internal feature request and to-do lists still remain quite impressive.

But in addition to that, for the time being we choose to keep things low profile and try to grow more or less ‘organically’. Right now, only a few people (friends and coworkers) know of and have been using and testing the site. We have done zero marketing so far and Google has only just started to index things. As soon as the site is really functional and is looking good, we’ll have a real launch. Meanwhile, there is work to do.

September 3, 2006

Welcome to the Ridecast blog

Filed under: Admin — mtbguru @ 6:20 pm

With this weblog we intend to keep you informed on the latest Ridecast news. We also set up forums where you can leave feedback, ask questions and interact with other users.
We still have a lot of work to do before the site works and looks as we would like it to do, but the core is there and we’ll keep you posted on our progress here.