Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

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Heltor Chasca
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Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby Heltor Chasca » 27 Sep 2015, 10:11am

Does anyone here use the CGOAB site? If so what are your thoughts and how do you use it and what for?

I have found some great articles but I find it clunky (is that the right word?) and tricky to navigate. It covers a huge range of categories which at first glance overwhelm me.

What do you think?

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Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby simonineaston » 27 Sep 2015, 10:24am

It's a great read, but it's fair to say that graphic design wasn't high on the creator's CV! ;-) Very "retro" looking...
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Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby skicat » 27 Sep 2015, 12:18pm

Yes, I have documented every tour I've ever done on the CGOAB site. That is precisely one ! :wink:

The first journals on the site are from 2001 and I think Neil created the site to blog about his own cycle tour(s). I think it is very much "hand-crafted", i.e. he doesn't use any off the shelf packages in the way that this site uses phpBB for example. He probably never felt the need to update it as it still does what it set out to do. I agree a bit of CSS to modernise the look wouldn't go amiss.
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Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby irc » 27 Sep 2015, 2:04pm

Use it a ,lot. Once you get used to it I find it OK. Forums not as good as here but loads of good reading.

For example

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=3117

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Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby Penfold » 30 Sep 2015, 9:42pm

CGOAB is my home page. I love it

This is my must read journal at the moment....An English guy travels the globe

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/reallylongway
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Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Postby hondated » 4 Oct 2015, 11:48am

Penfold wrote:CGOAB is my home page. I love it

This is my must read journal at the moment....An English guy travels the globe

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/reallylongway


Me too so much so I pay a modest yearly subscription to Neil.

If you do use it regularly can I ask you to consider subscribing as it will ensure that Neil manages to run if for many more years.

If you search its threads you will see why Neil is opposed to commercialise it by taking advertising so he really needs all of our support.

I rationalise why I subscribe to what it would cost me in cycling magazines and books to obtain the same hours of enjoyment that I get from the site.