Seems that the inevitable has arrived with regard to our "legacy" website versus Facebook's splendid platforms for all types and kinds of everything. This is my farewell to this platform but not to my CCC pals and gals on here!
As I log in here, I continue to think that it might be time to wrap this site up simply because dividing one's time between this and FB is rather pointless. I notice our legendary leader Uwe has not logged-in here for a month and appears to no longer work for CCC, so says his Profile here. No problem, I think we've all seen this coming but nostalgia over the early beginnings makes it hard to part with this platform. However, FB has 1200 members now. I have not seen much open discussion amongst us regarding this transition, so perhaps this may be that very thing.
Along with the "legacy" site that our CCC mototribe site has become, I notice so many folks are gone who used to be prominent on the site. I miss them a bit. Seems life has caught up with them for whatever reasons. I recall when we actually "built" aspects of this site, the contests, the first videos (imagine that?), the conflicts, the Safety Page (whoops! that was mine), and the emergence and disappearance of Roadie? I miss Marek's continual updates which won't be the same on FB I'm afraid.
But our world has changed since I joined in 2005, and we must accept it before they simply pull the plug on CCC and this site loses its connection to its mothership, the Store, Cruiser Customizing. And perhaps they wil not. But the signs are around us that this is coming.
Therefore, I am terminating my role as Safety Guy, and also special thanks to our faithful who made that list! And I will leave my Profile up until they unplug us. However, I will probably shift my attention to FB as little as I like it, as it seems that is where it has all gone and where everything is piling up digitally. I regret that FB sort of makes each of us a bit less individual but that is the post-modern world, ambiguous talking heads...Its fast and lively but not so personal. Your postings are gobbled up by other postings so that your thoughts and comments are just more little words upon words upon meaningless words with Likes and smiles to boot.
I think over the years, we've shared a special energy together which is rather special. From now, it will be a bit different. The world has changed. Regrets, it was so enjoyable to travel together! I remain in South Carolina, am still sailing and riding every single day. You, my friends remain so, and my email is available and door is open.