January 22, 2008

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 11

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 11th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number of Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This ongoing series is about bicycling, and bicyclists...Recreational Bicyclists, Bike Commuters, and Activists.

It is about those of us whose blogs are devoted to writing about our bicycling escapades and about anything else cycling related that catches our attention.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of what I bring to your attention.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

1. Adventures of the Crazy Biker Chick seems to have stalled for the time being in November.

If you want to know why Tanya has been one of the best Canadian BikeBloggers, since 2004, then check out this wonderful October post: Urban Jungle vs. Quiet Countryside.

Here's hoping she some day returns.

2. James, of Bicycle Deisgn, recently invited a very special guest to write an informative post about a new Mountain Bike:

Design of the Arantix Mountain Bike.

3 and 4. Da Square Wheelman, of Bicycle Diaries, has a couple of interesting posts:

109 years ago, this past weekend, a composer died while riding his bicycle.

Who? I'm glad you asked! ;-D

Read: A dangerous bike.

In another post he asks 2 questions:

Ever get bored just biking in the big city? Why not launch a few balloons then follow them through the streets? Better yet, why not attach a compact digital camcorder to the balloons and record their journey?

Well a group of cyclists did just that, and he shares the 11 min. Video, and a song the escapade brought to mind.

Read: 99 Luftballons.

5. The Conservative Jewish Rabbi, Ira Stone, who writes Bicycle Musings, is still in the saddle. ;-D

His 2 year old Granddaughter now has a Glider Rider!

Thanks to his own short heads-up I learned of "the publicity growing around the idea of a city-wide bike sharing program in Philadelphia": in the Philadelphia Inquirer

6. Over at Bicycle Net is a great article by David Shields:

A couple of months ago the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the MS Society invited me to ride in their event and speak at their dinner. As those of you who have participated in charitable rides like this already know, the atmosphere is almost always electric and addictive. This particular ride was even better than usual, especially because of the presence of a few special people.

Right after I finished speaking to the crowd about my newest book with Saul Raisin a man came up to my booth and asked if I could stick around afterwards...

He introduced himself as Matt Hampton, and then he asked to look at Saul’s book. He turned to the photo section and pointed to Saul’s brain scans. “My son suffered a massive stroke at birth. His brain was in a similar condition to this and has never fully recovered. He has cerebral palsy....”

I told Matt how sorry I was to hear about his son’s situation.

Just then a tentative young man stepped out from behind him. “This is my son, Jacob. He’s thirteen. Today he rode forty-one miles with me,” Matt said.

Want to be absolutely blown away?

Read the rest of the story: Lose the Training Wheels. ;-D

After you do so, please watch a video of Lose the Training Wheels students in action.

You can visit the organization’s web site by clicking here, or email them at matt.hampton - at -losethetrainingwheels.org, to learn more.

7. Over at Big Bear Blog, the Reverend Rich has some very important advice for cyclists everywhere. ;-D

Well, that's it this time, so until next time...Happy Cycling! ;-D

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December 08, 2007

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 10: Prague, Toronto and London, Oh My!

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 10th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

(My apologies for going over 13 months since the last one!)

I thought it would be appropriate to get a start on my 5th Anniversary a month early by re-introducing the Tour, in this my 900th Blog Entry. ;-D

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number of Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This ongoing series is about bicycling, and bicyclists...Recreational Bicyclists, Bike Commuters, and Activists.

It is about those of us whose blogs are devoted to writing about our bicycling escapades and about anything else cycling related that catches our attention.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of what I bring to your attention.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

1. Grant Podelco is an American journalist, living and working in Prague, who likes to cycle, among other pursuits.

He's been cycling seriously since 2005 and blogging since February and though his posts have been few, they make up for it in quality, and interest, especially the ones with photos.

Grant's Prague Blog is about the adventures of him and his "cycling buddies" in and around Prague, sharing "all sorts of unusual things out on the trails that he writes about and takes photographs of.

In his sidebar are links to the Google Maps of many of his rides, and an entertaining slideshow of photos.

A. In his 1st entry he wrote about himself, his January and Febuary rides, and plans for the rest of the year, adding a few picures including one of himself, and a friend.

About 1 ride he writes:

Apart from living through the hill climb, the most interesting part of the ride occurred as I was resting on a park bench near the beer garden. Some shabbily dressed Czech dude walked slowly past me. He stared hard at me and then at my bike, and then back at me. I stared right back. He ambled away. I must learn how to say "What the **** are you staring at?" in Czech. This happens all the time. Maybe he couldn't believe I actually intended to ascend the hill on my Univega. Or maybe I just look funny

Read: The first 500 kms are the toughest.

B. Here in the states cyclists are used to seeing the occasional Deer, or Horse Crossing Ahead signs on a ride, but I don't think anyone has seen the 2 Grant discovered. ;-D

Read: More photographs to bide the time between rides.

C. Readers will remember the recent posts I and Gwadzilla wrote about Civil Discourse with Motorists. ;-D

Let Grant entertain you with his adventures and thoughts about sharing the road in his neck of the woods.

Czech it out: Are Czech drivers the worst in the world?  ;-D

2. Open Hand/Open Eye is the Toronto Blog of John and Allison who write about many things including cycling.

A. To continue on the theme of sharing the road here is a thought provoking little essay by John:

I frequently hear people describe cycling in the city as dangerous, frightening, and nerve-wracking. Frightening, yes, Nerve-wracking, absolutely. But cycling, in and of itself, does not pose any particular dangers. Cycling simply makes you vulnerable to the really dangerous traffic on the streets: the two to nine-tonne steel bombs, otherwise known as cars, SUVs, and trucks.

Read: An important distinction.

B. On the subject of Traffic Rules for Cyclists John has a lot to say:

Motorists who complain about cyclists seem to have two principal beefs. Some argue that cyclists take up space that "rightfully" belongs to cars, and that cyclists simply get in the way of what they view as "legitimate" road users. Others point out that the rules of the road apply to all of us. Unfortunately, the first view tends to inform the second: many motorists don't just want cyclists to obey the rules of the road, they want cyclists to obey the rules as they understand them, or even as they invent them.

Read: Real and Imaginary Traffic Rules for Cyclists.

C. On the subject of signs John has some creative ideas for some useful ones he'd like to see:

Read: Some signs I would like to see...

I 'd like to end this edition with a Shout Out to a Birthday Boy. ;-D

3. Andrea, of Velorution, has been BikeBlogging a month longer than I have and the Blog and Bike Shop are both well known in London.

A wonderful mix of news, rides, opinion, humor, shop and product promotion, and more, with lots of pictures and the occasional video thrown in, his place has evolved a lot in 5 years from its humble beginnings.

Cyclists from all around the world read both our blogs, and here are some examples of why folks check in with his:

A. With regards to sharing the road ( Yes, yes, I know, I seem to be preoccupied with this subject today, don't I? ;-D ), Andrea has some choice words for the British Prime Minister and shares a video that, um, shows a rather unusual way of sending a message to Motorists, hee, hee! ;-D

Read: What I would like to do to Gordon Brown.

B. Andrea has a quiz he'd like you to take and then he will explain to you why he believes that "British Transport Authorities are intellectually challenged."

Read: Saint Pancras of Shame.

C. Folding Helmets???

Stash_folding_helmet

Andrea shares a Times of London review of this product.

According to the Stash Website this award winning product has yet to reach American shores.

The comments to the post were mixed in response and I have tossed in my 2 cents in response to one remark:

RE: Name one person who’s life a helmet has saved? You can’t.

Um, Tom...

Yes, I can.

ME. ;-D

Read: Stash Foldable Helmet.

Well, that's it for this edition!

I am not ready to re-open the old Carnival registration link that once could be used to submit articles for inclusion in the Tour.

For now, if you have 1 or 2 posts you are particularly proud of, from November, and wish to maybe get a few more eyeballs checking them and by extention, the rest of your BikeBlog out, send the links to the e-mail in the sidebar, and I'll include them in the next edition.

The Tour de Bicycling Blogs is BACK! ;-D

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October 28, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 9: Celebrating CycleDog

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 9th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

( My apologies for going 3 months since the last one! )

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number of Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This ongoing series is about bicycling, and bicyclists... Recreational Bicyclists, Bike Commuters, and Activists.

It is about those of us whose blogs are devoted to writing about our bicycling escapades, and about anything else cycling related that catches our attention.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of what I bring to your attention.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

Ed, The CycleDog, is an active rider, and cycling instructor, and very involved in cycling in his community.

He has been blogging since December 29th 2004.

There is a reason why I chose to make his work the sole focus of this edition of the Tour.

In his 1st post, 2 things he wrote stand out:

I'm not entirely sure that I'll use this regularly, but I'll make a go of it anyway. My purpose is to promote bicycling as a transportation alternative, realizing that it has some small effect on congestion, pollution, and geo-politics. But the main point is that bicycling is fun! How many people arrive at work after a stress-filled commute in a motor vehicle, spent inching through traffic, complaining about the mutton headed drivers out there on the freeway? Cyclists, on the other hand, have an easier commute despite the popular misconception that riding a bicycle in traffic is an extremely dangerous activity best attempted by near-suicidal daredevils. I'll write more on that, lots more....

I anticipate writing about common cycling subjects like commuting and racing, "how-to" pieces on various subjects, and some of the experiences of riding on the road. I take a slightly twisted view and try to inject some humor.

From not being sure, to celebrating 40,000 visitors on October 14, 2006.

Wow! Forty Thousand hits on CycleDog since I began writing this. As it turns out according to this cheap datalogger that I got second hand from the defunct Psychic Friends network, Mr. 40,000 is a middle-aged white guy with thinning hair, who's slightly overweight. He's sitting in front of his computer reading CycleDog while sipping a beer, and he's wearing just a ratty pair of boxer shorts.

Hey! That's ME!

I really need some new boxers.

A milestone worth celebrating ( The 40,000, not needing new Shorts, you sillies in the Peanut Gallery! ).

I'm going to do my part by recommending a few posts, and thus encouraging him to make a new idea of his a regular feature of his Blog. ;-D

In Sept. Ed began a series he has titled THE SADDLE SORE OF THE MONTH:

Here's a new feature that will likely be a monthly item. It's an award for the most egregious act involving a cyclist in the last month.

The winner, of course, has to receive some sort of prize. I think it's most appropriate to make that a tin of Bag Balm, so each and every winner will receive a brand-new can of the stuff, provided they're willing to pay shipping and handling! Cash only, no checks or credit cards. Bag Balm works really well on saddle sores. Trust me.

All decisions are final, though some may be capricious, arbitrary, and rude. The judge reserves the right to mete out sarcasm and disrespect.

The 3 August winners, and his comments, can be read here.

After missing Sept. he comes back strong for October, ripping Karen Mango of Huntsville AL., a Huntsville Times "community columnist" , a new one for the screed she wrote for the paper.

These pieces, found by Ed, are perfect for reading, and thinking about, as complimentary material to the pair of Cycling Safety  series I'm in the midst of writing.

Scenes like these, among many others, are being played out on streets all across America, and the world, and yes, sometimes the fault even lies with the cyclist.

In a brilliant piece, in August, Ed went off his meds, and reports on what I call the "Bicycling Community's Master Plan for World Conquest".

Sort of like a bunch of Pinky and the Brains on 2 wheels. ;-D

It's common knowledge that all cyclists are scofflaws, intent on flagrantly disobeying every traffic law ever devised. They rip through stop signs and traffic lights. They blaze along sidewalks, scattering pedestrians in their wake. And they piss off each and every decent, law-abiding motorist they encounter. Cyclists are vermin.

Worse yet, they're all tree-hugging greens and liberals, bound by a common thread of far-left ideology. They won't be satisfied until the whole trafic network is brought down to their level and good people everywhere are forced from their cars onto those infernal two-wheeled death machines.

Cyclists enjoy a secret underground communication system that keeps all of them on message, a system that rivals the Republican party's talking points for it's all-encompassing nature. It's uncannily accurate and capable of overwhelming nearly any opposition. Every cyclist in the country is plugged into the network, and they're all true believers in the cause.

Damn!

This spilling of Community Secrets has put the ultimate success of The Plan in serious jeopardy!

We need to flush out the informers!!

The variety of subjects covered on this blog, and opinions expressed, are well worth your time, agree, or disagree.

Here's to the continued success of the CycleDog! ;-D

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July 22, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 8

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 8th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number of Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This ongoing series is about bicycling, and bicyclists... Recreational Bicyclists, Bike Commuters, and Activists.

It is about those of us whose blogs are devoted to writing about our bicycling escapades, and about anything else cycling related that catches our attention.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of what I bring to your attention.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

1. Wheels of Justice ( Au. ):

Showcasing a video of an Ad in a TV campaign to help foster greater respect between motorists and bicycle riders.

The link  in the story takes you to the Foundation website, but I was not able to see the whole video.

While you are there take a look around the website.

Watch the Amy Gillett Foundation’s TV commercial

2. Wheel Revolution (OR.):

Ride your Bike, make a Smoothie?

Okaaayy..... ;-D

Ride of the Bike Smoothie.

3. Velorution:

Financial Times columnist, Lucy Kellaway, gets wordy about the joys of Bicycling.

It's a very nice piece. ;-D

Effortless conversion.

4. Two Cities Two wheels ( St. Paul, MN. ):

A series of posts about a cyclist using the Drive-thru at the Bank.

This reminds successes, and failures, I've had when using the drive-thru of fast food joints.

Wells Fargo Refuses Drive-Through Service.

Wells Fargo Takes My Money.

Wells Fargo Refuses My Email.

Serious Transportation.

Wells Fargo First Communications.

Be there NEXT WEEK for the next thrilling episode of... Matt vs. Wells Fargo!. ;-D

5. Treadly and Me ( Australia ):

Is the Bike Courier an endangered species?

The Economist seems to think so... maybe.

Bike Courier = Endangered Species.

6. Tournez a gauche:

Tips for Riding in the Heat.

7. From the City to Suburbia ( Irvine, Ca. ):

I have always wondered what it would be like to take part in a fledgling Critical Mass. Last night I stopped wondering. I joined a group of about 25 for the monthly Costa Mesa Critical Mass.

Rocco writes about his visit to the Beach, and his encounter with the local Critical Mass, in a piece he calls "Critical Mass is a beach!"

Well, hell, I could have told him THAT! Oh, wait, he wrote BEACH, my mistake! ;-D

A great piece about riding in our region, and how this CM compared to what he his so used to up in San Francisco.

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June 12, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 7: New Direction

If the Bike Trail doesn't come to Bikehammad...

Then Bikehammad will go to the Bike Trail!

Hee, hee. ;-D

Actually I'm taking the logical next step with the Tour de Bicycling Blogs.

As regular readers know, my efforts to add a Bicycling Carnival to all the others in the Blogosphere has not been a smashing success these last 6 months.

Some Niche Blogging Communities are just not made for some of the things the wider Blogosphere does, it seems.

And that can be a good thing. :-D

Soooo, I am taking the Tour onto the path I've successfully, informatively, and entertainingly, trod on my other blog for years.

"Seek, find, and inform my readers"  has been a part of my blogging philosophy from the start.

I decided, though, in 2004, to do something on occasion to let my readers know of blogs other than those related to Politics, and the like.

So Sneak's Wide World of Blogging was born, and has 49 editions under its belt, bringing, I hope, new readers to those places I visited.

This same interest in spreading the word has played a part in my linking to my fellow BikeBloggers over the years.

I believe that there is an audience out there for our type of blogging, among our fellow BikeBloggers, and among the bicyclists in the wider Blogosphere.

Not just for the stories we tell of our cycling adventures, but for the resources, and news, we link to, and report on.

The Blogosphere that I have been a part of since May 2002 has harnessed the tools of blogging ( Links, Trackbacks, Comments, and Community ) into a mighty force for the dissemination of news, opinion, and information, to be reckoned with, and even feared, by the Mainstream Media.

To one degree, or another, my fellow BikeBloggers, though we are a small, and relatively new, but growing, Community, have been doing those same things, though not to the same degree as our more varied fellows in the older Blogosphere.

Today a new chapter begins in the life of the Tour...

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 7th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number of Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This ongoing series is about bicycling, and bicyclists... Recreational Bicyclists, Bike Commuters, and Activists.

It is about those of us whose blogs are devoted to writing about our bicycling escapades, and about anything else cycling related that catches our attention.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of what I bring to your attention.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

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June 09, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 6

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 6th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This Edition showcases May 2006 posts.

This series is about bicycling, and bicyclists, and is open to all types of cyclists, and even to Bloggers who are NOT BikeBloggers but have written a post on bicycling that would be of interest, and wish to share it with a wider audience.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of the submitted entries.

To learn more about the Tour begin here.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

No BIKEBLOGGER submissions this month. ( That's 2 months in a row. Y'all must be out bicycling, and haven't returned home yet, hee, hee. )

Bloggers who enjoy Bicycling:

1. Tom Wright, of the blog The Wrightwing, "did a bad, bad, thing" last month, but I have not yet decided whether he means taking up cycling again, or spending a freakishly obscene amount of money on his new bike. ;-D

While currently being unemployed no less.

So I have stated riding bikes again. I have lost a few pounds, (211.2 lbs, 27,1 fat, Tamita scale), which is a start. A little tiny start. My strength, stamina and wind are already better. I have gotten up to doing a 20 mile route without resorting to the granny ring on the biggest hills...

But the Cannondale T700 Touring bike I am using weighs 30 lbs without water and tools, uses 32 mm tires, and gear spacing so wide it is like using stairs 3 steps at time every time I shift, either up or down.

Plus, my old team bike, a Cuevas, is just not up to carrying a 200+ pound person, even if I could push the gears up hill.

So I ordered a new bike.

A really, really, expensive bike. I hope this is not a bad move.

The tale he tells, of shopping for, getting, and kiting out his bike, is as interesting as it is informative.

Read: I did a bad, bad, thing.

2. Marc C., of the British Blog United by Yucca,  write about a couple of bicycling experiences he had in April:

The 1st: On the Old Kent Road, near the large new Asda BBS (Big Box Store) I was riding up the road on the green colour cycle lane part of the road, on the inside of a stationary bus.

The traffic in front of the bus started moving and as it set off, it pulled in and pushed me onto the curb; where I had to dismount and wait for the bus to pass....

The 2nd: Having watched a couple of cyclists continually jumping red lights all the way up Moorgate, I caught up with one guy at a set of lights and asked if I may make a polite point. He said yes.

To learn what happened read My Journey to Work.

Marc points his readers to an interesting British website with a message: Use Your Head Stop at Red.

I am posting the introduction to the website because it is important that the attention of bicyclists be drawn to their mission:

Stopatred is a campaign to improve the status of cycling in the eyes of the public and policy-makers alike, and to tackle the attitudes of those cyclists whose behaviour perpetuates the image of cyclists as a low-status social 'out-group' on wheels.

Its specific focus is on the disregard of traffic signals.

It also has two general aims:

To encourage cyclists to show courtesy towards other road users and pedestrians.

To encourage greater compliance with the laws of the road.

Stopatred was created by concerned cyclists, alarmed about how the cause of cycling is being undermined by the reckless actions of an unrepresentative minority.

We don't want your money. We are simply asking people to sign our online petition in the form of a pledge to stop at red. We trust that by doing so you will also subscribe to the general spirit of the campaign as outlined above. It doesn't have to be 'a war out there.'

The WHY page is a detailed discussion about why bicyclists should stop at red lights.

The GOOD NEWS page gives a few reasons why cycling is good for you, and gives links to important websites.

The Website.

To sign the electronic petition.

I became the 1594th signee, today, on a growing list of cyclists from around the world.

I hope that you not only enjoyed the stories shared here, but learned some things along the way, including that there is a whole Niche of Blogging out there that you may not have been aware of.

If you like what you see, then spread the word...

About the Tour, about this Blog, about the other Blogs you have been introduced to ( including the Non-BikeBloggers ), and the amazing collection of cycling resources we have brought, and will continue to bring, to our readers attention.

Happy Cycling!

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May 12, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 5

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 5th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This Edition showcases April 2006 posts.

This series is about bicycling, and bicyclists, and is open to all types of cyclists, and even to Bloggers who are NOT BikeBloggers but have written a post on bicycling that would be of interest, and wish to share it with a wider audience.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of the submitted entries.

To learn more about the Tour begin here.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

Bloggers who enjoy Bicycling:

Frances Nash went bicycling in Miccosuke, Florida, on trails in the Shark Valley.

The story includes many wonderful photos, and a short video.

River of Grass.

No BikeBloggers sent in submissions for April.

Sooooo.....

I'll toss in a picture filled post of a bike ride I wrote about last month in the Anaheim Hills, and a portion of the City of Orange, CA..

Rolling Ride.

I hope that you not only enjoyed the stories shared here, but learned some things along the way, including that there is a whole Niche of Blogging out there that you may not have been aware of.

If you like what you see, then spread the word...

About the Tour, about this Blog, about the other Blogs you have been introduced to ( including the Non-BikeBloggers ), and the amazing collection of cycling resources we have brought, and will continue to bring, to our readers attention.

Happy Cycling!

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May 05, 2006

Now Accepting Submissions for 6th Tour de Bicycling Blogs

I wish to announce that I am accepting submissions for the 6th Edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs.

That edition is set to be posted on Friday, June 9th.

Don't be afraid to share a couple of your May articles for next month, and spread the word to other cyclists.

This is a fine way to let a wider audience know of your blog!

There are 3 ways to submit your entries, with an absolute deadline being Midnight May 31st.

All you need to know concerning what the Tour is about, and where, and how, to submit entries to it can be learned in my ORIGINAL Announcement Post, and in the descriptions on the 2 Carnival Submission Websites.

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April 14, 2006

Tour de Bicycling Blogs 4

Ladies, and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Cyclists, and non-cyclists!

Welcome to the 4th edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs!

Do U Bicycle?

There are a growing number Bloggers with sites dedicated to the proposition that bike riding is good for you and fun.

In various ways we all provide commentary, and opinion, reports about events, and news, write reviews, stories, and travelogues, share photographs, and spread the word about the wide variety of websites of interest to anyone who rides a bike.

BikeBloggers spread the word, and the word is BICYCLE!

This Edition showcases March 2006 posts.

This series is about bicycling, and bicyclists, and is open to all types of cyclists, and even to Bloggers who are NOT BikeBloggers but have written a post on bicycling that would be of interest, and wish to share it with a wider audience.

Expect to read my own thoughts about some, or all, of the submitted entries.

To learn more about the Tour begin here.

Let's saddle up, and ride!

BikeBloggers:

1. Tom Stormcrowe,of the Blog called The Incredible Shrinking Man, writes:

I'm primarily a bike blogger, but my blog occasionally diverts into other topics, such as nutrition, and bariatric surgery. I had a bariatric procedure done and this ride I am submitting is on the 1 year anniversary of my bariatric procedure. Cycling has been one of the biggest factors in my success with the weight loss.

He begins his wonderful, photo filled tale this way:

According to a lifelong resident of Delphi, Indiana, the first sign of Spring isn't the robin arriving in Indiana! It's the site of a cyclist riding through Delphi with full touring kit, just passin' through! This year, that was me.

You can check it out here:

The First Sign of Spring.

2. and 3. Danny Gold writes a Blog called The Bicycle Diaries, and he descirbes it this way:

This is my journey riding a bike from Cairo to Cape Town on the 2006 Tour da Afrique. It should prove entertaining and even a little educational, but that is purely by accident.

Trust me, this blog is both entertaining, AND edumicational. ;-D

Danny submitted 2 posts , and though 1 is from February, I am sharing both:

February 22nd = Ethiopia.

March 5th = Nairobbery, Bush Surgery, Moustache March, school visit, climb a mountain?

I hope that you not only enjoyed the stories shared here, but learned some things along the way, including that there is a whole Niche of Blogging out there that you may not have been aware of.

If you like what you see, then spread the word...

About the Tour, about this Blog, about the other Blogs you have been introduced to ( including the Non-BikeBloggers ), and the amazing collection of cycling resources we have brought, and will continue to bring, to our readers attention.

Happy Cycling!

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April 04, 2006

Now Accepting submissions for 5th Tour de Bicycling Blogs

I wish to announce that I am accepting submissions for the 5th Edition of The Tour de Bicycling Blogs.

That edition is set to be posted on Friday, May 12th.

Don't be afraid to share a couple of your April articles for next month, and spread the word to other cyclists.

This is a fine way to let a wider audience know of your blog!

There are 3 ways to submit your entries, with an absolute deadline being Midnight April 30th.

All you need to know concerning what the Tour is about, and where, and how, to submit entries to it can be learned in my ORIGINAL Announcement Post, and in the descriptions on the 2 Carnival Submission Websites.

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