Some more great biking blogs…
I think I have mentioned this before, but from time to time…I am going to post up the blogs that I read on a daily basis. These are some of the ones that I have found that have really caught my interest.
With almost 1,400 subscribers and even more daily readers, I am not the only web surfer that has found James’ site incredibly interesting. He has a true passion for finding the new designs and prototypes on the market that will really catch your eye. Also, being a southeast native, we ride a lot of the same trails and have the same interests in biking. You might have noticed his recent post on Ham’s Wolfhound, and he is always on the lookout for new and interesting designs. If you find something that you think he might like, shoot an email. Also, check in soon for some great coverage of the Tour do Georgia because James received a press pass this year. In the meantime, check out his blog…it is worth the read.
THE CROOKED COG NETWORK
These three blogs are part of a blog network called “The Crooked Cog Network”. There are several more blogs that make up this network, but these are the ones that I read on a regular basis. TwentyNineInches and 650B are pretty self explanatory. They each cover news and thoughts related to mountain biking for the referenced wheel sizes. So far, I have found that they are the most up-to-date and interesting when it comes to these subjects. Blue Collar is more of a general news and product information blog on mountain biking as a whole. The Crooked Cog Network has done a great job of staying on top of current mountain biking news, and they also have some great coverage of Sea Otter. Check these out when you get a chance.
198 SIDE NOTE
I thought it is worth mentioning that when I post up these blogs it is because I really do find them useful and worth reading. I do not post up information or blogs by request. I do it to help out other blogs that I really find interesting. Most of the time, these sites and blogs will not even know about my post until after the fact.
Mountain Biking Blogs
Over time, I have come across several blogs that I read on a regular basis. As I find more, I will add their links to the list on the left side of my blog. Any that I link to under the Mountain Biking Blog heading to the left, are blogs that I stay updated with on a regular basis. Here are just a couple that I follow. Each one of them has something different to offer. From one of the best bike shops around to riding buddies…you will find a little of everything. Hopefully as things get going more…there will be more great blogs to read and share. If you guys come across any other great ones…let me know and I’ll get them added.
Red Barn Bikes
Not only is Chad Devalls, the owner of Red Barn, one of my biggest parts pushers, but he has probably the coolest shop around. Located in Hamilton, Montana, his shop is literately a Red Barn. On his blog you will find the best of the best when it comes to new parts and bike builds. He also just happens to be one of the best wheel builders in the country, so check him out when you need your next set. He also does a lot of restoration work on old rides to bring them back to new. This is some of the most interesting work Chad does and he normally posts up the really cool ones when he gets a chance. Ride pictures of some killer trails are also regular posts on this blog so stay tuned.
Life on a Bike by Mama/Chocolate Girl
Cycling as seen through the eyes and camera lens of the rider we affectionately call “mama.” Another one of the great people we ride with and a great blog. She has posted some great entries lately on the differences in roadies and mountain bikers. This blog also has some incredible pictures that she has taken on local rides and destination trips. Don’t be surprised if you also see some great pictures of chocolate deserts…she doesn’t get the chocolate girl nickname for nothing!
Psychobillycadillac Blog – This Space for Rent
Matt is one of the guys I ride with on a regular basis and he is always good great posts on his blog. One to check out…the “BIg ole’ Texas weddin’ and proof of his existence……” entry on his friends ultimate wedding present. If you need a hint…there is a reason I picked the picture to the left to go along with this blog. This blog is also a great source by someone who seems to be addicted to singlespeeds and big wheels.