Everything has to come to an end eventually. The same goes for my tenure here at PCM.daily. And in my case, ‘eventually’ is just around the corner.
I’d like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be stepping down as an admin per 1st of June. This also means that a new owner will be taking over the leadership of the site from this date.
His name is Dale – registered as DW48 here – he’s from USA, works as a computer programmer, is a softball enthusiast and already runs several other communities – as of today, this includes PCM.daily.
In order to support Dale as well as possible, SportingNonsense will be taking over the role as the day to day leader of PCM.daily.
I’d also like to say that it’s been an absolute pleasure to be among you guys, making this great community together. I can honestly say that what we’ve done stands among my proudest moments in life.
I pressed the launch button from a hotel room in New York back in 2006, skipping a trip to the Empire State Building. Back then you could barely find any information about Pro Cycling Manager in English – we’ve come an extremely long way since…
News is just a minor part in all this, though. I’m way more proud of the community we’ve established together. So many nationalities, so many different age groups, yet still somehow keeping a high level of debate while also allowing the banter and fun that’s essential to any community. This is what I rate highest personally, and I’d like to thank every one of you for making this possible.
Needless to say, I love this community, I love this site. It’s been my baby for so many years, and letting it go is an extremely difficult decision. However, it is also the right decision.
I’ve come to a point where PCM.daily feels like more than a hobby. I don’t always visit PCM.daily, because I want to, but because I have to. And the days where I don’t log-on, the guilt feeling comes creeping. That’s a pretty unfortunate way to feel about something that’s supposed to be a hobby.
This has a lot to do with the fact that I now work more than full time – and always during the big cycling events. Ultimately, though, time is a matter of priorities. And it's evident I haven't prioritized PCM.daily as high as I have previously.
With Dale and SportingNonsense in charge, I’m confident that the site will be in better hands and continue to progress as the world’s leading Pro Cycling Manager resource. And I certainly hope that all of you will continue to contribute and be as supportive as you’ve been in all my years at this site.
Lastly, I’d like to add that we will be considering new additions to the crew. More info about this is to be announced later this week.
Very lastly, thank you for everything. Please don’t say ‘goodbye’, as I will stay here as a regular member as long as Thomas Dekker hasn’t won the Tour de France in the ManGame.