Wow, what a day!
On average I get about 1,000 views a day to my blog [which I use a website too] and most of the views are not to read my blog, but to see my bicycles.
In Aug of 2008 I was interviewed by NPR and got 3,400 views.
When I posted my video interview I got 2,400 views.
BSNYC sent me 6,275!! and today it is already up to 4,200
Thanks…I guess? Are most of these views are from haters of ANT? probably. I kind of feel like a wrestler 😉 Boooooooo
One of the BSNYC commenters had said that this would happen [to my puny blog] and man were they right. A few other had commented that this was all a publicity stunt [even the theft of my bike]. Sorry to disappoint, but no this was not planned. I was stupid to lock my bike with a cable lock and I was not very nice to call BSNYC a F%#*& A##*&% for thinking he had played this “Joke” on me, but we did not plan this. I would much rather have my bike back.
Actually I was over the stolen bike and if you were at NAHBS you would have seen how I was not very upset about it. I was already planning on building a new one [need it for a trip in April, however I do not have the money for parts, so will be using parts from a trash pick]. Plus I have recovered every bike that I have ever had stolen [4 in Boston], so was hopeful to get the bike back someday.
What set me off was getting an email yesterday morning from Marty, telling me that BSNYC made the fake “Joke” craigslist ad. Then I lost it. Now I am being told that I do not have a sense of humor, have thin skin, uptight, self important? and can’t take a joke…you don’t know me. I may have been stupid to not get my facts straight, but I am quite sure that most people would not find it funny to have a “Joke” ad making fun of your stolen bike.
One thing I was reminded of [besides being a jerk] is never get into a pissing match with “Anonymous”
I let every one that commented on my blog have their say, no matter what they said and I can also see their email and or blog. Of the 170 or so comments on BSNYC, they got pretty nasty. Which is no suprise. Boy do the”Anonymous” hate gay, folding bikes 🙂
Now by “Anonymous” I also mean people with an on-line “name”. It is easy for them to lash out without any consequeces. I on the other hand are a person with a business and a phone number and an address. I think it takes a little more balls to say what I think [even if it is wrong or in bad taste and makes me look bad], than some “Anonymous” commenter on the web.
So on that note I would like to say again.
That I am sorry to the guy the writes BSNYC, that I was wrong to lash out and call him a bad name for something he did not do.
Oh and by the way.
Some nice guy in a shop, in Richmond, had tried to buy the bike from the ad and got this.
I have punked the cycling world!
Then later Kick replied.
this shit has been funny but it took awhile for some to come around.
When it’s all clear to come out of hiding I’ll stop by and let you in on the mystery. But right now I’m the Deep Throat of ANTgate
Kick, maybe you will get some high fives from your buddys, but most likely your friends will think to themselves…I am never going to trust that guy.
Now maybe I should be mad at Marty, but it is hard to get mad at Marty. He is a good kid and was just trying to help me out.
UPDATE: Craigslist ad poster sort of apologized, so that is good enough for me.
UPDATE: BSNYC Beat his own record 8,648 views today!