Hello, my name is Bruce Goett and I’ve been fascinated by bikes for as long as I can remember.
I started this website because I’m a freelance writer trying to become an SEO guru and it made sense to build a test website about something that I’m passionate about, and then try to make it a top ranked site in its niche. I love bikes, so it made perfect sense to create a website devoted to bicycles, but particularly the type of bike that I dreamed about when I first got into serious cycling during the early 1980’s.
Bikes were a lot simpler back then – they were handmade out of steel, sometimes in a shed in someone’s backyard, not mass produced in some mega factory in Taiwan or China. You could buy a very high end bike back then for about $1200. There were also a lot fewer bike racers around. I could count on two hands and one foot the number of riders in the town I lived in who trained seriously and raced. Cycling jerseys and shorts were still made out of wool, and you nailed cleats to the bottoms of your leather soled cycling shoes. It was a lot of fun and you felt like you were part of a tight little community. In fact, we probably felt a lot like bikers used to feel before everyone and their dog started to buy Harleys.
You’ll notice that there are affiliate links scattered throughout the pages of this site. Part of my process of learning SEO has been discovering how to make money on the web. If I write an article about a product that I like and use, I might place an affiliate link to Amazon. If you click on the link and buy the item, I get a small commission, just so you know.
I hope you find some of the articles I post here interesting. If you have a neat bike that you would like to see featured, send me some photos and a bit of information and I will do a write up. If you like what you see here and you have your own website or blog, backlinks are also appreciated!
By the way, when I’m not writing articles for this site, I make my living as a freelance writer. If you’re looking for someone to write software manuals, web content, etc., visit me at Archaeotype Technical Writing.