Friday, August 16, 2013

Hot damn, I'm famous!

For at least a while in mid-August 2013, if you went to Google and did a search for 'bicycle touring', you'd get this page: For a while, a photo of me was the top hit on Google if you searched for 'bicycle touring'!

See that handsome devil in the black and white photo upper-leftmost in the results? (No? Click on the image, you'll get a big version) That's me!

Which is kind of strange. I haven't toured that much, and the rest of the images are from all sorts of global destinations. Maybe it's longevity; the Bike Touring Circa 1980 page went up in 1998 or so and must have been extremely thoroughly indexed at this point.

Here's a better view of the photo:

Matt about to depart Mingo, Iowa on the morning of June 10, 1980

I don't know how long this has been the case, or how long it will persist, but for the moment I'm basking in my Googley fame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is well known that sex appeal is a factor in Google's algorithm.