World Wide Web Page
This is the test clickable image map
of the bicycle.
And here is another experimental clickable image map. This one is of the
Expo booth layout...
Welcome to the World Wide Web! The Web is a multi-media hypertext overlay to
(aka the "Information Superhighway wanna-be") which permits easy access to
the many resources available.
Q: What does "multi-media hypertext overlay" mean?
A: Let's break it up into parts...
A1: "multi-media" refers to the fact that by using the appropriate software,
you can see pictures and movies in addition to text, and hear sound clips.
The software used is called a "browser". There are many browsers available.
The one you are using right now is called "Netscape". The original browser
which started the whole Web craze, is called "Mosaic".
A2: "hypertext" refers to the idea that documents on the Web can be linked
together using "hyperlinks", or "links" for short. Different browsers display
links differently. In Netscape, links are displayed in a different color and
are underlined. A link may take you to another page of text, a picture, a
sound bite, or anything else which can be displayed by your browser. For
example, if you click the mouse here, you will be
taken to another document.
A3: The Web is an "overlay" to the Internet because it isn't really a
separate entity. It's just a way of accessing information on the Internet.
Q: So, what's it good for?
A: Playing, mostly. While there are many scientific and commercial uses for
the Web, by far the biggest use is recreation.
Other Web Sites
There is lots of interesting information on the Web. There is even some useful
information. Here are some links to sites which relate to bicycling:
There are many other sites as well. The CBC Home Page has a
big list of them...
Cascade Bicycle Club Home Page has lots of information on bicycling,
The Lexington Bicycle Safety Program
The Lexington Bicycle Safety Program is a non-profit organization devoted
to promoting safer riding by cyclists. It organizes bicycle safety events,
coordinates media campaigns promoting bicycle safety throughout Massachusetts,
and produces a variety of educational materials for national distribution.
The Global Cycling Network Gopher (aka VeloNet) [A,I,L,R,*]
The Global Cycling Network (a.k.a. VeloNet) is an electronic
information desk for cyclists.
Northwest Cycling Page Including Race Calendar
Paul Barton-Davis' Cycling Page (Pacific NW) [I,P,R]
A personal cycling page including information on a semi-recumbent tandem
and ride reports from training rides for ultramarathon events.
B.I.K.E.S. Club Home Page
B.I.K.E.S. is a Snohomish County bicycle club that promotes cycling for
fun and exercise. Includes information on the Snohomish-Arlington Trail and
a sign-up form for the McClinchy Mile Ride.
Mailing Lists are a group of people who discuss a certain subject. There are
thousands of different mailing lists. Mike has another piece of software
set up to view messages from some biking-related lists.
UseNet News Groups
UseNet is a massive collection of groups discussing a wide variety of subjects,
from aquariums to philosophy to L. Ron Hubbard to cell biology to Lisp.
At last count, there were 2,311 of these different groups. Among them are a
few about bicycling:
- General discussion of bicycling.
- Bicycle racing techniques, rules and results.
- Discussions of tours and training or commuting routes.
- Societal issues of bicycling.
- Cycling product design, construction, maintenance, etc.
- Buying, selling & reviewing items for cycling.
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