"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
OK fine, Big Bikes is not being struck down, it is just being re-invented. I just really, really like that quote from Star Wars.
Big Bikes is about to be reborn with the help of the good folks at an evil umbrella corporation called Flocasts. (As a former bike messenger I think that all umbrellas are evil — all they do is get caught by the wind, fly into the street, and poke your eyes out with their pointy, pointy spines.) You may be familiar with some of the sites that take shelter under their evil umbrella — sites like Cyclingdirt, Flowrestling, Gymnastike, and FloFerret-Legging (last one...totally made up). What's that? You're not familiar with the latter (not made up) two. Well, I guess you've been living under a rock and not hanging out under the same evil umbrellas I have.
The new site will use all the tools in the Cyclingdirt arsenal but it will have a distinctly Big Bikes flavor — heavy overtones of coffee, notes of hops, and a bitter, perhaps, Red Bully finish. Altogether a BIG taste.
Big Bikes 2.0
First thing we're going to do at Big Bikes 2.0 is stop calling it "Big Bikes 2.0." Basically because I have no clue what placing "2.0" after things means. Maybe we'll call it Big Bikes Too, like Teen Wolf Too. But probably not. Big Bikes Not-2.0 is going to be all about exploration. In the future, when I'm sent to do a race coverage by Cyclingdirt, the area of the race will be explored, sort of like the classic E! show Wild On with Brooke Burke, with less bikinis and more Lycra.
Maybe more like Anthony Bourdain's The Layover.
Damn, it's gonna be really hard to eat all those freakin' bikes.
You're going to see classic Big Bikes stuff on the new site, all sorts of goofy blog posts and weirdness, PLUS, you are going to see race coverages, gear reviews, shop visits, factory tours, interviews, Pro Bikes, and god knows what else. We're going to make it up as we go along. And while I can't promise the content will always be accurate or at all good, it will be constant and somewhat entertaining.
The new site will also be a collaborative type thing, so if you want to suggest content, request a tour or a race coverage...do it!
The launch of this alleged new site is imminent...don't touch that browsah baah!