“At the age of four, I was gifted a rusty bicycle. It was delivered to my front door by a mystery person with a quick knock and hustled footsteps. A small note on the frame read “Enjoy”.”
Ever since that fateful day, Jesse Buller has been committed to cycling. Turning his once hobby into a career, Buller is currently studying to design and manufacture his own custom bike frames. To act as a home site for his existing cycle lifestyle blog, pedalculture.com, the launch of .bike as a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) was the perfect solution. 1&1 Internet’s reputation as a premiere domain registry gave Buller the confidence to pre-register and obtain his new domain culture.bike for all his online needs.
After graduating from college with a degree in graphic design, Buller wanted to find a way to weave his love for bikes with his passion for design.
“After graduating from college I decided that I wanted to make cycling an integral part of my journey. A year later I began training to build bike frames with Doug Fattic. Due to the nature of my training in graphic design, I spent much of my time with computers and the Internet. I love beautiful websites, so I decided to work on one of my own, creating Pedal Culture in November 2013. I’m combining my education in design with my passion for bicycles,” said Buller.
Buller’s day job focuses on working for a small graphic design firm, however, in the future he plans to make bikes his main priority.
“In the not-so-distant future I do plan to sell hand-made custom frames from my website, as well as other handcrafted bike related goods. I love projects, I will be offering hand crafted bicycle goods through my website,” said Buller.
Through his site Pedal Culture, Buller is able to connect with the cycling community. Not only sharing lessons from his apprenticeship, but also sharing information on a variety of topics affecting the cycling community: including biking, BMX, design, frame building, tandem biking and videos to name a few.
With an overall goal of cultivating a greater interest in cycling, health, and design, Buller has big plans for what his new domain can do for Pedal Culture.
“Frame Building, Design & Film, Community Outreach, Hand Crafted Goods, Health Promotion and Cycling Events. I am proud of these goals for Pedal Culture’s future. It has taken me a lot of time and energy, but I feel it is a worthwhile investment; an investment that will benefit me and those that the website reaches,” says Buller.
When deciding where to pre-register his domain, Buller relied on his previous experiences to lead him towards the right provider.
“I consider myself a loyal 1&1 customer. I appreciate the stride 1&1 takes to make the user experience more enjoyable, and I am glad I can always rely on the quality service that 1&1 provides. 1&1 is the only host I have ever used, and that trend is here to stay,” said Buller.
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