First and foremost, I need to thank and ask y'all to support the companies, organizations and communities that design and implement the technology upon which this application was built and operates. Most of them provide their services free of charge. Namely, but not limited to:

  • Ubuntu is the operating system that has reliably and without fault run my website computers for years.
  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database is used to manage all the data. It's fast. It's easy and it works, works, works all the time.
  • NGiNX - The webserver of choice.
  • The Motorcycle Tourer's Forum for providing the excuse to start this project back in 2003.
  • The Iron Butt Association for providing so many riders a reason to ride... far.

And last but not least, all the ride sponsors using this system to manage their rides, all the riders who register for rides and all the users that frequent the site and use its resources. Without all of you, this system has no reason to exist.