If you’re reading this, it’s because you have an interest in cycling, and enjoy spending at least a bit of time online. This is good for people like me that run forums, write blogs, and work for other cycling-related websites. Without the eyeballs, I might as well be talking to my dog, rather than writing in my blog. And there’s a whole list of other bloggers just to the right of this post who also write for various reasons, but mostly because they have a genuine interest in cycling.
Which is why seeing this pains me so much. George, over at SoCalTrailRiders.org and I exchanged few emails and IMs over this situation not too long ago. A serial troll is one thing. But this guys is leeching off the good names of other sites, causing disruptions on various forums, and generally making a nuisance of himself. The fact that he send emails threatening action by the FBI offers a bit of insight into how he thinks.
I’ll let you draw your own conclusions, but this is not how the rest of the online bike industry works.