Posts belonging to Category Cycling Blog Blotter
The popularity of the movie The Social Network – somewhat loosely inspired by the actual history of Facebook – exposed a lot of folks to the idea of presenting two random photos side by side, picking which of the two you like better. It is an interesting idea. After watching the movie, I actually thought “Wouldn’t it be cool to do that with bicycle photos.”
Seth Rogen appears on ‘Today’ riding a stationary bike. Today is attempting to encourage their viewers to get into shape – apparently Seth is there as a representative of the hipster crowd. There is even a reference to Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Speaking of PBR and hipsters – let’s play Bike Polo. The overall rule is “don’t be a d***”
New Orleans rolls out what apparently is their very first striped bike lane. The result? More folks riding bikes.
The unfortunate death of a descending cyclist marks. Be careful out there friends.
If you frequent the American River Bike Trail, be especially cautions for the next few days. Engineers have begun releasing a large quantity of water from Folsom Dam in an effort to reduce the lake level. They are attempting to create water storage potential in the lake ahead of the predicted stormy weather that is said to be heading this way. This additional release may raise river levels as much as “4 to 5 feet” according to local news. This will potentially flood parts of the bike trail.
Cycling’s online resources continue to grow. Websites, forums, blogs – they’re everywhere, for every possible facets of the cycling world. But if words and pictures aren’t your thing, and you are more of a listener, then there are a plethora of cycling podcasts available. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorites below. This list is by no means comprehensive, and rather represents my own personal tastes.
VeloReviews This podcast is the audio extensions of the cycling website VeloReviews.com. Featuring three regular hosts with varied background, the shows regularly cover fitness & training issues, as well as bike maintenance and wrenching. It is also one of the few cycling podcasts that has a woman as a regular host – giving a voice to women specific issues and concerns. For the latest podcasts, see the page on VeloReviews, or search on iTunes.
FredCast The first cycling podcast I ever listened to. David Bernstein produces the FredCast, and has worked himself into something of a icon in the online/new media cycling world. From coverage from the floor of Interbike, to the latest product recall information, David’s FredCast sets the bar with this very polished and professional production. see the FredCast website, or again, look to iTunes.
The Spokesmen Taking the format of a “roundtable” discussion, The Spokesmen podcast regularly features different representatives from new media, as well as the greater cycling industry. Another of David Bernstein’s productions, the shows rotation hosts feature a couple of regulars. Among these are Carlton Reid of BikeBiz.com and Quickrelease.tv, Neil Brown, blogger on versus.com and founder of Carolina Cycling News and “The Masi Guy” Tim Jackson of Masi bikes. Other members of the Spokesmen have included Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious, and Jeff Helfand of VeloReviews (above).
Two John’s Podcast While composed mostly of racing news, the Two John’s has a personality and feel all its own. Definitely one of my favorites, with an underlying wit and humor all its own. The podcast has found a home for itself over at missingsaddle.com.
They say great minds think alike. In that spirit, I simply must acknowledge that there is, in fact, another JustAnotherCyclist. And he seems to have a thing for fat, hairy Russians.
I’m speaking of the guy from Parma, OH that goes by the online moniker ‘SG.‘ His blog – The Fat Hairy Russian in American Flyers is BadAss – just happens to reside at the URL http://justanothercyclist.blogspot.com – clearly marking him as a man of intellect and taste.
Oh yea – and if you’re into big fat hairy Russians, SG’s blog has got a picture for you!