Motorcycling is changing and evolving so fast...

When Ali and I started on this journey together we sought to create a web site that was meant to provide a rider with everything Canadian Motorcycling under the sun - a clearing  house of information, a place you could come and not have to remember a ton of web addresses to know where you could go to get what you need.

We wanted to fill it with the rider owned businesses, bands, artists, tattooists etc that serve our community. Rides, photos and news that affected us. We wanted to be the portal that helped you find stuff from coast to coast to coast.

What we never expected was the volumes of information that would be shared in four years of working together. Coming soon will be our 5th web site make over in four years.

While this current site is well done, our content management system is going through an upgrade that will further improve functionality, allow us to have tools that until now have been unavailable to us and will make managing everything we are doing much easier.

The undertaking is enormous. Moving some 20,000 pages of information, transferring all of our memberships, components, pictures and videos. A lot of work will go on behind the scenes and will not affect you or the use of the current site.

We want to make your user experience on our site stellar.
The current site is web mobile and Blackberry friendly, but the new site will be Iphone, Blackberry and Android ready. From it will come all of our various mobile apps that are in the works. The new site will also be comprised of separate and distinct sites to better segment out the information and make it easier to find what you need.

We have purchased new components that will make highlighting our business partners and their special offering easier to find.

We have so many incredible things that are going to be available - I am as excited as when I rode a motorcycle by myself for the first time.

One of the biggest changes we will have coming is our community and groups web site.
The tools and components are already installed on and we are learning how they work and checking all sorts of things - tweaking tuning and ensuring seamless operation. Our status walls and community news walls are all mobile! Android, Iphone and Blackberry! Everything is working well on too!

It is neat learning all of these new technologies. Hard on the head some days, frustratingly slow and confusing at times but we are getting there and keeping up with the times!

The changes that will come are going to - I hope - will make your experience on our site 100% better that what it is now, and I think it's pretty decent as it stands.

Your answers to the content survey for the The Busted Knuckle Chronicles newspaper have been really helping us to fine tune things and we appreciate so many of you diving in to help out!

Learning, growing, changing evolving - I hope you will choose to come along with us as we enter a new set of twisties on the information highway!

In the news today:

In India sport bikes are a hot commodity it would appear and I do mean that literally!

In Great Britain the boys at MCN test out the new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride

In Manila they are proposing new motorcycle safety laws

In the US a Kalamazoo teacher is celebrating her new motorcycle.

Motorcyclist Magazine looks at the 2011 Spyder

The Long Beach show will see Cobra unveil their Custom Hondas

And in Oregon - mandatory motorcycle training comes into effect.

And the American police are on the hunt for a thief who used Craig's List to steal two motorcycles.

There are some great new products under the Health & Technology for your bike link and lots of sports news as well so check out the days offerings at
we scour the news so you don't have to!

Have an wonderous day - I know mine will be...
Please if you are attending Christmas Parties, plan your way home in advance!

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

Post a Comment