Saturday, February 1, 2014

More Blog Love

It's time to reacquaint readers with a new batch of blogging friends. Four of my initial 10 featured blogs no longer exist, however most of my second round of writers are still going strong. I'm pleased to share a good sampling of guy bloggers this time around.

Trailer Park Cyclist
"Life ain't that bad when you're happy with what you have." Tim's tagline says a lot about his take on everyday happenings and cycling. This Florida blogger has been around the block, but I've recently discovered his witty writing. Posts are few and far between so I tend to savor his rambling, lengthy posts. This is the only blog where I don't mind a lack of photos, because I'm absorbed in his lovely prose.

Ryan's Rebuilds
Ryan hails from Seattle and loves reconditioning old bicycles. Like Hugh, Ryan can't resist restoring old bicycles from yesteryear. He's especially fond of old Peugeots.

Randy & Nova ride Kansas's rail trails. Randy tends the blog, a variety of bikes for himself and grandkids, shares a house full of bike kitsch (he beats me in that department), and makes some funny videos. He likes bike movies as much as I do.

Pennine Pedalling
Georgie loves pedaling hills. Georgie loves sharing landscape photos. Georgie resides in the English countryside.

Pondero 
Chris rides dirt roads through little Texas towns and brews coffee in the wild, sometimes camping overnight in the most picturesque places.

Derrick at family//bike//words does occasional bike overnights (sometimes with his boys) and tinkers with his fleet of mostly black-framed bicycles. He's the only cyclist I've come across that rides at lunch time, often toting a thermos of hot coffee and eats his picnic lunch in an interesting spot. I love photos of his bicycles propped against Kentucky's farm fences.

SUZE CYCLING
Susan takes super photos of the natural world, especially when she's out tooling around western Massachusetts. She'd rather be cycling in France. (Me too, Susan.)

Velovoice
Rebecca covers a lot of ground with her interesting array of bicycles. Her blog is fairly new, but her clear writing and varied topics have gained Velovoice lots of readership.

Mary from Chasing Mailboxes D.C. is an upbeat and prolific writer and can endure mega miles on a bike. She, also, has quite a fleet of bicycles. Her Errandonnee and Coffeeneuring challenges are gaining in popularity.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you Annie!
    A couple here I'm familiar with, the others I'll check out.

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    1. You're welcome, Randy. It's the least I can do to keep spreading the bike message:"get out and ride".

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  2. Trailer park cyclist is hilarious, I hadn't read him before. Thanks for the intro to these blogs.

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    1. Vicki - It's always nice to pay the blog love forward.

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    2. I'm glad my comment got up, they haven't been published the past few times I've commented, could be my phone though.

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring my blog! Some great writers highlighted here - I already knew of a few of them (Chasing Mailboxes, also Pennine Pedalling and Pondero which recently featured there) but thanks to you have discovered more! Especially enjoying Derrick's - another Surly fan! :)

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    1. You're welcome. I know many are well known blogs, but sometimes I forget to pay tribute to them. I like to honor a few blogs every year.

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  4. What a treat to be introduced to such great talent! And what an honor to be included! Thanks for your good work!

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    1. You're most welcome. I feel honored to have discovered your blog.

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  5. Woot! Class of 2012 and not dead yet!

    Thanks for the new links, Annie!

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  6. This is great Annie, Thanks for sharing this blog list. More bike stuff to read and share with people. I love it!!
    TJ's life examination has entertained me for a while now, and I can't wait to the day that I get a meet up with him and Ryan.
    Good Post!!

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  7. Hi Annie,

    Thanks for featuring me!! I somehow missed this post, I've been a vlog-slacker recently.. but just looked at my stats for the first time in ages, and saw referrals from you way up this day ... now I see why, and so thanks! Also, very good to see you featured on MG's site. I don't know about you, but I am so redy to be done with winter! Hope you see this.

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    1. You're welcome. As for this winter, well I've skied quite a bi,t which has been a nice change. But today, with temps in the 40s, I rode my bike 10 miles, just because I could. It felt good, however my butt is out of shape!

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