Midwestern State University George Dale Ralston Jr. George Dale Ralston Jr. HHH100 contract Project Site: http://course.festivals.coplacdigital.org/ralston/ Mission The main goal of this project is to capture the true essence of the Hotter Than Hell bike ride. I am striving to look in to the history of the ride that started in 1982 in Wichita […]
Midwestern State University George Dale Ralston Jr. George Dale Ralston Jr. HHH100 contract Project Site: http://course.festivals.coplacdigital.org/ralston/ Mission The main goal of this project is to capture the true essence of the Hotter Than Hell bike ride. I am striving to look in to the history of the ride that started in 1982 in Wichita Falls, Texas. The website will be to show the deep history and the devotion of the riders that make is a success year after year. The ride is biggest one-day ride in the nation. The goal is to find out what brings riders back year after year. Also how does the ride effect the city itself. The structure of the site will be many fold. The first section will include pictures and stats provided by the HHH organization. This section will include a detailed history of the event. Time lines of changes and plans for growth in the future. This section will also include past maps of the ride and current and future maps. The second section will include information from riders of the event. This section will include the experiences of different riders. This will feature a father and daughter that ride on different levels. While the father is just a novice rider the daughter is a competitive rider and now competes at a professional level. This will detail their motivation to first start the ride and what keeps them coming back year after year. Also I hope to include a point of view from riders that travel great distances to participate in the ride. The third section will focus on the impact on the city itself. This will include interviews with city and county officials and local business men. This will be an in-depth look at the monetary impact of the ride. The forth section will look into the way the people of the city feel about the ride. What drives a person to ride in this intense heat. Do the people of the city look forward to the ride each year or do they dread it? How do people feel about volunteering to work? How do people feel about the constant bike riding around town? Everywhere you go you see people on bikes in all weather. The plan is to bring the ride to life for the reader and use the many parts of the site to further the ride in the future. TOOLS I PLAN TO USE At this point I am still in the planning stage. Still playing with the many themes on word press. I will use my knowledge of website design to make a astetic pleasing presentation. I do plan on time lines with photos of the ride and descriptions of the event. I also hope to use some audio of a professional rider and her emotions and experiences in the race. PROPOSED TIMELINE March 4th meet with HHH 100 director. This is to obtain pictures and history of the event March 18th start interviews with riders and official interview of director. April 1st first of interview dictation done. April 15th drafts of final project done April 25th final polishing of project starts May 5th project completed and turned in.