Bicycling through History

BICYCLING THROUGH HISTORY

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Bicycling through History, A New customized search

Learning to find precisely what you want on the Internet can be frustrating.

This particular custom SEARCH FEATURE that we provide will produce different results than you would normally get with a Google search.

Custom Search

Our special, customized search engine will return results biased more toward Cycling, History and Movies.

TRY IT and see for yourself. Type a search word above and see what results display below.



Search engines use sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search.

They will typically analyze billions of web pages, then look at what those pages have and compare it to your search word(s).

Our custom search engine goes beyond that to match your search with a bias toward Cycling, History and Movies.

We think that comes in pretty handy.

To further restrict a search, just include more terms, like 'mountain bike trail following daniel boone'.

Try that again and see how results differ from the normal Google search.

What about capitalization? Does it matter? . . . . . . Well, No.

A good search engine is not case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for "george washington", "George Washington", and "gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN" should all return the same results.

How is our site able to do this ?

Here is how it works: Google runs on a unique combination of advanced hardware and software. The speed you experience can be attributed in part to the efficiency of their search algorithm and partly to the thousands of low cost PC's they have networked together to create a superfast search engine.

The heart of the system was developed by computer scientists at Stanford University. It relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important."

Google's complex, automated methods make human tampering with results extremely difficult. And though they do run relevant ads above and next to their results, Google does not sell placement within the results themselves (i.e., no one can buy a higher position). A Google search is an easy, honest and objective way to find high-quality websites with information relevant to your search.

Working in cooperation with Google, we have refined the normal, all-encompassing search to focus on the aspects that our site provides, which is Cycling, History and Movies.

Also working with Google, we have been able offer links which have been tailored to meet the presumed needs of people who view this page. If the results below do not match your interstes, then TRY ANOTHER SEARCH in the custom search box above. It is almost magical.

Bicycling Through History is fun. Search it with friends.


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American History from the perspective of a Casual Cyclist.


Bicycling Through History
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