As this website started as a hobby project and was never intended to make any money from, it is being offered for free. However, running the site, searching information on bikes to add, adding the bikes and replying to all kind of technical questions takes a lot of time and also some money for hosting etcetera so I decided to add advertisements to it. Besides incidental donations, the main source of income are these ads.
I know these ads can be annoying and even slow down the website loading but bear in mind the service you are using is totaly free. Now if everyone runs Adblock software the ads will gradualy generate less and less revenues and at some point I will loose interest in offering and maintaining the website.
When ad block software is detected, a mask is placed over the main page preventing you to use it any longer and asking you to do disable the Adblocker. You still have access to rest of the site but calculations on the main page are not possible until you either disable the adblock or white list this website.
So please disable you Adblock software or just white-list this website. After you have done so, make sure to reload the Gearing Commander main page.
Please check te FAQ's of these popular Ad-blockers on how to White list the Gearing Commander web site:
If you are "not afraid to look under the hood" of your browser, you can check why you may be seeing the Ad-block mask. Using the browser's development tools will show what is not loaded and why. In most browsers you can use F12 to get to the 'Developer Tools'.
Go the the GC main page, wait till it shows the grey mask, push F12, in the window part that opens, find a tab called 'Network' and select that. Check for options to show like html, css, js and an option 'All' and select that. Now push F5 to reload the GC page and check the Developer window for files which are not being loaded and why. In FireFox it looks like this.
Please contact me if you still have issues white listing the GC web site in your Adblock program. Please specify OS, browser name and version, name and version of the Adblock program you are using, name of anti-virus software running and all other security and privacy related software and addons you have running.
Also check this page on our DNS Sinkhole policy which may also cause a mask to appear.