If anyone tries to tell you that running a cycling tour business is ‘seasonal’, send him over to me and I’ll put him to work in the winter. When you aren’t out on your bike looking for new routes, or turning those routes into new tours, you’re changing your old name and upgrading your antique 2-yr old website. And that’s what John and I have been doing!
The results are:
- A brand new name: 44|5 Cycling Tours
- A new logo (well, our only logo, actually). John did a great job on this, I think. We went back and forth for weeks on both the look and, especially, the colors. We wanted something a tiny bit retro (we are, after all!), pleasing to the eye, and inoffensive. I kinda like it.
- A new site, which you can link to above. We are pretty content with the results, mainly because we would have nobody other than ourselves to blame if we weren’t. It is a work in progress and will only look better if I don’t jump off the balcony in frustration first. The website is a ‘scrolly’ type, but here’s what you see at the top when you land on us.
We are also working on some great new tours, which will be showing themselves in due course. We are pretty excited about this whole move, since it is finally a complete break from the mixed bag of content on Cycling Languedoc’s website (still up, by the way – it will live on and hopefully continue to be a useful resource) and we are heading full-throttle in the direction we envisioned from the start.
Off to bed to hopefully dream about anything other than 404 error messages and permalink failures.