Who We Are
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.
First step of building the site is to get the foundations. This allowed us to build a structure that fitted within our image
No site is complete without content. Before we focused on the user-experience we want to ensure we have some content to start with. This allows us to proof our concept, and adapt it before we focus on delivering it.
Focusing on the usability and interaction is our next step. At this step we will look for new contributors to write content for the site, and to be a part of what we hope will be a big community
Final step in the journey is to move the site to its final domain name, create social media accounts, make the site live, and to begin advertising it to the community.
Real Articles from Real PeopleAll of the content created within this site will be from real riders, who live in the real world. Much of it will be based on our own experiences and opinions, but we hope in sharing this it is helpful to our readership.
Reader interactionWe want to hear from our readers – what they liked, what they didn’t like, what we could do better, what they want to see more of.
Readers will be able to interact with articles through the comments system located below each article. Simply leave a comment and it will be checked by the automated spam filter before appearing on the site.
Contributor BlogsAll regular contributors to the site will be able to maintain their own blog. This allows them to share their own biking adventure in their own words, allowing them to create content for the site and leveraging the sites existing user-base.
Bike reviews and ComparisonsAll bikers like riding new and exciting machines, and before we buy we like to know as much about them as possible. We aim to bring you this information by condensing our own test-ride experiences down into articles for your consumption.
This facility also gives bike retailers a unique opportunity to work with us to arrange test-rides with our contributors. Retailers get mentions and links which help drive customers to them, and bike manufacturers gain from getting honest reviews about their bikes.
Gear reviewsWe all have to buy gear, and we all have different tastes. When our contributors purchase new gear, they are encouraged to write a little bit about it
- Why they bought it?
- What are its good points?
- What are its weaknesses?
- Long-term usage and quality Contributors will be encouraged to keep their reviews up-to-date, so long-term usage reviews will be forthcoming. Readers will be able to comment on reviews and ask questions.
Rider RoutesRider routes will highlight good routes for riders. A ride will contain a brief description of it, along with some information about the destination. A return route can be included if there is an alternative way back. Photos can be uploaded to show off the route.
Google Maps can be leveraged to provide an accurate route, which can be accessed on smartphones by clicking a link, allowing riders to exactly follow the route. GPX Track files can also be made available to the more technical-savvy riders.
Readers will be able to comment and share their experiences for each route, or create and link to their own in the comments section.
DestinationsDestinations highlights popular biker destinations.
Used Bike SalesA Used Bike section will be available on the site, giving contributors an opportunity to sell bikes for themselves and for others. This allows bikes to stay within the community that is built up through the site.
Photo GalleriesDedicated galleries to show off the beauty of motorcycling. Whether it’s candid photos from a meetup, or a professional shoot with some gorgeous classic cruisers, the galleries will be home to all of these photos
Featured VideosVideo is the new photo, and thanks to services like YouTube, there are a lot of biker videos around on the web. Our Featured Video section will bring you the best of what the net has to offer.
EventsA central place with which we can advertise events for other groups. This gives groups a non-facebook based system with which to host event information, and allows people without social media access to interact with the event organisers.
SpotlightSpotlight articles designed to highlight stores, dealerships or services. Articles of this nature would focus on raising awareness of the spotlighted place, it’s place within the biker community, and the history behind it. Written reviews could be augmented with video interviews or showcases, and the subject of the spotlight would have the ability to offer site-exclusive discounts to readers.
These spotlight articles benefit this site through the creation of great media-rich content, while the subject of the Spotlight would gain from a form of free advertisement from the readership. The reverse is also true, with the subject being made aware of the site, which may promote the site even further.
More ContributorsThe site is starting out small with one or two people building it, but we want you to help take the site to the next level!
Our vision is to start off with up to 10 contributors, and possibly grow from there.
Hosting eventsOnce our community grows, we would love to host our own events. Ride-outs, meetups, or just socials.
We plan to leverage the power of video creation to create our own content especially for this site. This could include everything from spotlights on suppliers, to video reviews of bikes to motoblogs.
Online StoreOur site was built with the ability to sell and take payments. Going forward we would love to be able to offer a permanent web-store. Possibilities include own-brand merchandise, or even third-party products.
Store sales could help keep the site running, provide funding for contributors, or even be used to fund larger or premium events.
Facebook PageOnce the site is launched a Facebook Page will exist to promote the site. New articles will automatically be posted to the page, which encourage sharing among the Facebook audience.
Flipboard magazineA Flipboard magazine to curate interesting motorcycle news for potential readers
Meet the Team
Tristan FindleyCreative Director
Tristan has only been a biker since January 2016. He created the original version of the site to help potential new riders through the first steps of CBT and on into a full biker license, blogging his journey has he went. Since the initial inception, the site grew with Tristan, snowballing into a much larger resource for all bikers, both new and experienced.