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To All BikerSpot Members

I started TheBikerSpot on April 1, 2007. It was an idea I had to keep bikers in touch with each other, the motorcycle community, and events of interest to all bikers. It was a simple idea, and I was real excited at what could become of a website like this. At the time, I could not find any website like TheBikerSpot. I had friends on MySpace that shared some info, but I hated MySpace, and I wanted something just for bikers. So I created TheBikerSpot.

It started out with a bang! It was a lot of fun meeting new friends with the same interest, and we had a great time with our Meet & Greet in Myrtle Beach that year. I put in a lot of time, money, and effort to get it off the ground. We even had to fight off a website that started up looking like TheBikerSpot and even using the tag line “Continue the ride . . .”. We won that trademark dispute but with a cost. In the past, I was threatened with a lawsuit because I wasn’t fair . . .WTF? It took money and time away from us to work more on the site. I was still learning many new things on running the servers and the complications of the software. It was very time consuming, and I lost a lot of members who did not have patience with a site that required some effort to learn how to do things on it. Meanwhile, other sites started to pop up using the same format and idea. I continued to work hard to grow the site and get people involved in it, but many went elsewhere.

I don’t blame anybody for the website not being some huge biker website. That was never my intention. It was never my intention for it to be a “dating” site either. That just came about, and I am fine with that, but I still focus on the site being a place where bikers can “Continue the ride . . “ and share their experiences. I like to see what other bikers and groups are doing across the country and the world. The pictures, videos, and blogs are interesting to go thru, and I always look forward to perusing thru the site for new things.

So here is my beef people. I am using this blog space here to set some things right. You may like it, or think I am an ass, but this is the way it is! I will continue to keep TheBikerSpot operating at a monthly cost to me. I am not sure how long I will be able to keep it going, but for now I will still commit to keep it operating. I have a job and a family that keep me busy too, along with a very social life. I don’t always have the time to be on the site at times, but I do log on everyday. I post pictures, events, videos, blogs, etc. I welcome people to the site when they sign up and hope they enjoy it too. But, this site was created for you too. I don’t have a lot of rules, and I allow everybody to have fun as they see fit here at TheBikerSpot. Mainly we have a great community of bikers here, and I love all of the friendships I have made along this ride. So if you don’t see me on the site when you’re on here, don’t crap on me for not being available. I have other interest that take up my time too. If you like TheBikerSpot, get involved with it more and help make it more exciting. Invite friends to the site and get them involved too. At this time, we have O.P. doing his own chat night group on Wednesday nights. I met O.P. thru this site at the beginning, and we’ve had a great time doing things with the site since. TexasGal from Texas is my partner in the site. She came on board and created excitement on here too. We now have Louann McGhee from Kentucky starting a Sunday night chat session, and she is putting together a Meet & Greet at Little Sturgis this year. You see people, this site is here for you to connect with bikers and have fun. I will not always be involved with creating things to do here for you. You are encouraged to make anything out of the site you want, I will be here to help however I can. If the site ever starts making money, I would love to be able to give back to the members, especially in helping out with their biker charities and rides. TheBikerSpot is open for fun, but it’s up to the members to make it fun. If you have an idea, shoot me a message and let’s see if we can make it happen. It’s all up to you what you want out of this site!

Currently, I have started a page on the site called “On The Spot”. I will interview biker related venues, bars, and organizations to pass on to the members. It may or may not interest you, but it is something I want to add to the site. If you have a favorite “Spot” that I could write about, pass it on to me. Currently, I have published one on the site (under the Blogs tab), and have 2 more interviews lined up next week. If somebody would like to write a story about a Spot, pass it on to me and I will publish it to the site. And of course, if there is something you want to do with TheBikerSpot, let me know!

Thanks for listening and Ride Safe!

BikerBob

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Comment by DENNY & DOLLIE SHARP on August 30, 2014 at 6:45pm

Just a note. I was/am a member of another motorcycle group called BikerSpots with the owners in California. They bragged how it was free and a great place for bikers to meet. It was a fun and interesting forum. Then they decided members needed to pay to keep it active. I can see paying our fair share but the way things happened non-paying members were shut out. Sure, I am still a member, sort of. But basically as a guest on other sites. Can't do anything except look.
Somehow when going back on-line I discovered this forum, BikerSpotMagazine and was surprised I'd picked up a few copies of the magazine in Glasford, Illinois at a small friendly bar that recently reopened last year. Many things I read were happening back home where we are from. Sadly we never made it back this summer.
I admitted right off we no longer have a bike and was still welcomed here. Not real active but enjoy checking in and seeing what's going on around central Illinois and other places members are from.
Keep up the good work and good luck.

Comment by Debi Blocker on August 30, 2014 at 6:06pm

I-just-want-to-say-thanks-Not-so-Homesick

Comment by BikerBob on February 24, 2010 at 10:05am
Thanks JP! You don't have to ask or tell . . . . LOL

Good to hear from ya Karen, The party sounds like a great idea!

TT - get yourself mended and keep us updated

Gypsie, just your 9-toes humor is appreciated here! LOL . . .

Thanks for the support LMD . . . .we still want to see the boobies ;)
Comment by neohiobiker on February 24, 2010 at 9:11am
If it's any consolation BB............i didn't even miss you...................................................................lol
Comment by Texasgal on February 24, 2010 at 8:16am
I KNOW I AM A LITTLE LATE ON THIS BOX...THIS PAST YEAR HAS CONSUMED ME BETWEEN WORK, FUNERALS AND ACCIDENTS... MORE SO THAN WHEN BOB STARTED THE SITE AND I CAME ON BOARD WITH HIM...I GAVE A 100% OF MY TIME IN THE BEGINNING TO KEEP THINGS UPDATED AND TO MAKE SURE MEET AND GREETS CAME TOGETHER AND FOR THE MOST PART I HAVE MET A LOT OF GREAT FOLKS AND ENJOYED A LOT TRIPS AND ENJOY THOSE WHO DROP IN TO MY NECK OF THE WOODS AND CONTACT ME...BOB IS VERY DEDICATED AND HAS LOADS OF IDEAS BUT AS MANY OF US HE TOO HAS A LIFE OUTSIDE OF COMPUTERS...I THINK WE ALL ARE SO READY FOR THE COLD TO BE OVER...THROW OUT SOME IDEAS OF PLACES FOR US TO COME AND SEE...LET'S SEE WHERE WE ALL CAN MEET UP AND ENJOY COMMON INTEREST AND GOOD 'OL AND NEW COMPANY...I AM HOPING THINGS WILL CALM DOWN FOR ME TO BE A LITTLE MORE ACTIVE AGAIN AND GET TO KNOW MANY OF THE NEWER MEMBERS...THANKS TO OP FOR SO MUCH OF HIS HELP ON GETTING THINGS GENERATED AND THANKS TO MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE JUMPED IN TO MAKE THIS SITE A GREAT PLACE TO BE. IT TAKES ALL OF US TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. OH AND JP THE GATOR FEST IS ALWAYS IN SEPTEMBER I JUST DON'T KNOW THE DATES OF AS YET. THERE IS A GREAT BUNCH OF RIDERS ON HERE...LET'S HAVE HAVE A PARTTTTTY SOMEWHERE!!!! :) APPROACHING THE 3 YEAR MARK FOR THEBIKERSPOT...ANY IDEAS???
Comment by Triumphtrash on February 24, 2010 at 12:39am
any help i can give ...... just holler
Comment by GYPSEYMIKE on February 23, 2010 at 9:44pm
BOB I DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT COMPUTORS SO CAN'T HELP THERE. I RIDE ALOT BUT DON'T HANG AT THE SO-CALLED "BIKER SPOTS" UNLESS I WANT A LAUGH WATCHING WANNABEE'S CRASH SO CAN DO ANY INTERVIEW FOR YOU, SO THE ONLY THINK I CAN OFFER IS MY SUPPORT TO YOU AND TXGIRL AND IF YOU NEED ANY DONATIONS TO KEEP IT GOING I CAN PITCH IN THERE.
Comment by branchin on February 23, 2010 at 5:56pm
Wow Bob... don't quite understand whats goin on but I think you guys are doin a dynamite job. Anything I can do to help... just ask... Don
Comment by BikerBob on February 21, 2010 at 5:21pm
Thanks everybody! It wasn't a major problem (yet), but I wanted to make it clear to all that I am not on here to make it all go round. It's up to the members to make this the site what they want! I just didn't want any more messages coming down on me for not being here, and wanted you all to understand why i can't sometimes. The riding season is near! Post events that are happening in your area, and let's ride!
Comment by Rickster on February 21, 2010 at 8:08am
p.s. thanks bob and karen for all you do .im in lincoln if ya need anything done on this end. ttys

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