“Damn bro! No goodbye post or anything. I feel like some slut that just got banged and woke up to an empty bed and five bucks on the dresser, haha!” Mike Hernandez, texting it as he sees it.
So, yes, in case you couldn’t tell by the total lack of posts in the past… five weeks, SJBMX is dead, at least as far as being a regularly-updated local BMX website. I delayed on getting this post up because I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen. I really wanted to keep it going until February 18th and end it on the seventh anniversary of the site’s first post, but, real life got in the way, and keeping a BMX website updated on a regular basis just doesn’t fit into my schedule anymore. Going from having plenty of free time during college to having a full-time position in one’s chosen field is one of those things that forces your hand, unfortunately.
I do plan on doing a final full-length webvideo, since I’ve got so much unused footage stored, but I really don’t have a real ETA on when it’ll come out – I’m guessing sometime in the winter, as work will die down once it starts raining more often. Look for it here, or on Vimeo. Maybe it’ll show up elsewhere.
Thanks to everyone who was ever involved with SJBMX since 2005: Everybody who read and watched, shot and filmed, submitted and commented, hosted and attended, rode and inspired. It was blast while it lasted. I’ll see you around.
After Ivers told me the other day that he didn’t want to creep people out by having his name in big, bold letters on every page, I looked into making an index of all the tags on the site and getting rid of the shortlist on the sidebar, and came up with just that; it’s not quite finished yet (for some reason, it’s not entirely in order), but it works. Click here to check it out.
And for those of you that use the various feeds, there’s an updated list of them (including specific feeds for the most-used categories) on this page now.
I should have a couple new videos out next week, so keep your eyes open. In the meantime, here’s a music video…
Just as a FYI, there may be some minor issues with the site over the next few hours as I clean some things up on the backend. I’m changing some of the tags (ex: Videos, Photos, Interviews) to categories to remove some clutter in the tag cloud. Also, I’m looking into a method for better organizing the tags, specifically by separating them into different groups for riders, photographers/videographers/interviewers, events, and location, but I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to automate it…
It’s not quite done yet (as usual, there’s some weird shit going on for Internet Explorer users), but it’s close enough to being done that I felt I should just go ahead and make it live. Note that the URL for the RSS feed has changed to http://sjbmx.com/feed/ if you’re using it. Anyway, expect some minor aesthetic changes to come, along with some other new features and content soon. Feel free to let me know if you run into any issues.