2wheels: The Return
Edward Genochio's bicycle expedition from China to England
September 2005 - November 2006
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The 2wheels expedition book:
- 'But Isn't There a Bus?' - details here.
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- The 2wheels expedition blog
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2wheels in the future:
- Some map-gazing ideas
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- 2wheels media credits
Some historical and technical notes on the 2wheels website
The original 2wheels website was set up to document the original 2wheels cycle expedition. My intention was to update it regularly from "on the road". However, the technical difficutlies of doing this while relying on internet cafes en route meant that I wasn't able to update the site as often as I had hoped. As a result, there are some "gaps" in that part of the website.
For 2wheels: The Return, I have decided to take a different approach. The main part of the 2wheels website, that you are reading now, will contain mostly pre-departure information. Update reports and photographs will go directly onto the new 2wheels blog. From a technical point of view, it is much easier, when, as in an internet cafe, only limited software is available, to udpate a blog than a website.
I hope to update the 2wheels blog as often as I can, but there will of course be times during the expedition when I will be away from the internet for long periods.
This 2wheels: The Return website is designed to look OK in Internet Explorer (probably version 5 and above) and Mozilla Firefox (version 1 and above). If it doesn't look right on your browser, think about getting one of the above-mentioned. Consider throwing out your Betamax video machine too. It probably looks best viewed at 1024 x 768.
If you have any technical feedback about this website, you can email me, the webmaster, on:
ed ['at'] 2wheels ['dot'] org ['dot'] uk [yeah, you know what to do]
Since I'm also the bikemaster, I can't guarantee that I'll be able to do anything about it until I reach England though :)
For those of you who find this sort of trivia interesting, I used a combination of Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks, Allaire Homesite, PaintShopPro, and Notepad to create this website.
I used to use Verdana in a lot of websites, and then I went through a Trebuchet MS phases, but this time I've gone back to good ol' Time New Roman. You don't see it much on websites these days; I think it's going to be next year's retro-chic font.
For the 2wheels blog, I am using the Blogger service, which allows you to update your blog by email, and publish it automatically by FTP to your own server..
In my former life, I was a website designer and programmer by trade.
If you think this is the best designed website you have ever seen, and would me like to design a website for you: (a) get out more and you'll discover there are some better websites out there (though not many, admittedly), and (b) drop me a line, if you can wait till 2006 Q4. It will cost you, mind. If you're in a hurry and need a website sooner, may I recommend the very excellent Fruity Solutions? Crap Name, Great Websites isn't their slogan, but it probably should be. Phil Wilks, who runs the show, is very talented. Give him a call.
Eclipse Internet in the UK have kindly provided an excellent hosting service for the website since December 2003. I have found them very reliable, which, as those of you with any experience in these matters will know, is far from universally the case with web hosting providers.
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