Somewhat genteel request

If you subscribe to this blog, or are one of those people who periodically sends me a check, or who PayPals me a few bucks from time to time, or who jams cash into my sweaty palm after a bike race, thank you.

If you regularly read this blog, thank you.

If you regularly read and don’t subscribe, please consider doing so. You can click on the PayPal link in the upper right-hand corner, or mail me a check, or of course jam cash into my sweaty palm after a bike race. Or before, for that matter. I’d probably even take it during. Credit cards are fine too, but definitely not during the race.

One of the things that motivates me is knowing that there are people who think that what I write, even though they could read it for free, is worth paying for. That’s pretty high praise.

Subscribers are also the reason I don’t hawk space to advertisers. I’d rather be dependent on the collective judgment of a whole bunch of cyclists spread all over the world in small dollar increments than have to worry about the influence of one or two heavies when it’s time to talk about controversial subjects, advocate for safer streets, demand fairness from the cops, publicize protests, call out doping cheats, investigate the douchebaggery of various and sundry kooks, or blame my friends for not letting me win at Telo.

So there’s the hardest thing out of the way about asking for money, which is asking for money.



31 thoughts on “Somewhat genteel request”

  1. Seth, love your blog. Don’t go away brother! Is there an address that I can mail a check to?

  2. Blah blah blah, $2.99 blah blah blah, stealing the food out of the mouths of my children, blah blah blah, carbon with extra carbon, blah blah blah. Keep up the good blah blah blah.

  3. Cyclists who go to the club ride week after week, year after year, and don’t join…

  4. How can we donate without subscribing? Would rather just give a number than get hit with a recurring sub (if that’s cool).

  5. I love your blog Seth, it keeps me connected to you and SoCal! Have a great day!

  6. Pay The Man. His Job ain’t easy. Culturing us microoganisms. Turd don’t bloom to gold in just any petri dish.

  7. Read it for free for a while, and then the blog awhile back about putting $ in for primes to support the local races. For men and WOMEN! Money well spent I said and so it continues. Thanks for all you do Seth, supporting grassroots racing and advocacy…

  8. number1bikermonkey

    Your 2 cents are easily worth $2.99/month!
    Thanks for the quality writing and the entertainment Seth.

  9. Each month I get the notice from Paypal telling me they are sending you $2.99 and I think “jeez, I am ripping of this Seth dude”. I pay more for other crap that is far less entertaining, like Strava for example. Your witty, entertaining writing is much appreciated and woefully undervalued.

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