Saturday, August 04, 2007

New Blogs To Share

An uncharacteristic Saturday night posting, though I did not ride today. I wanted to point your attention to a group of new blogs that I've added to the Favorite Blogs list on the sidebar. Each of these came to my attention from the list on the Purple Pig that I mentioned last time. By surfing through many of Alberto's favorites I came across these that I really enjoyed. First, of course, is The Purple Pig itself. Then I found Crazy Biker Chick, which I really enjoyed, Then came The story of a bike and a stubborn cyclist and The DrCodfish Chronicles all really enjoyable and well done blogs on different aspects of the pastime. Finally I just loved The Old Bag, a wonderful, witty blogger. All of these have been added to the sidebar and I invite you to check them out.

The best part of surfing the blogs is learning things you don't know. While I enjoyed all of these, it was reading The DrCodfish Chronicles that brought my attention to Randonneur-ing, or long-distance, non-competitive cycling. There is a national Randonneur Association as well as local ones and they sponsor a series of events called Brevets, unsupported long-distance rides of differing lengths. I am just learning from the various web pages what this is all about, but this may be a new and exciting direction for me to take in the future.If you're interested here's a final link for tonight: the Randonneur USA site.

3 comments:

Alberto said...

It's great, Ira, that you found some of the links useful. No surprise that you would find randonneuring interesting. Good stuff, ins't it? Those guys are amazing. A good blog in that regard is Long Distance Cycling http://www.readytoride.biz/. You will find some very good technical advise there. Keep riding!

Tuco said...

Thanks for the mention, Ira. I'll pop over to your blog and see how you're doing as often as I can.

Happy Pedalling!

the old bag said...

Hey Ira -- good to make your acquaintance (even though it's a bit late). Thanks for the kind word!

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