Who blogs their cycling adventures?

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  1. anthropete

    anthropete New Member

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    Do any of you blog your cycling? I have yet to jump on the blog bandwagon, but I have a few buddies that blog just about every ride they take. My fiance even blogs the Tour and she adds tidbits about me in The Cyclog. If you do blog your cycling, why do you do it? To keep track of progress? To send to your buddies to read? I'm just curious b/c this blog stuff is blowing up. Looking forward to seeing some interesting blogs!

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  2. DiabloScott

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    Just about every ride I do, plus product reviews and organized ride reviews. I get e-mails from people who used to live around here and people who are just starting out and I have met a few readers as well. I've been doing it for over two years and I get 15-20 hits per day... although a lot are probably search engine bots. Also I get a lot of weird spam messages in my guestbook that are a pain in the ass to delete.
     
  3. rsheard

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    I have a regular blog and a photoblog now, and intend to start a new blog for my tours starting next summer (hoping to do the TransAmerica Trail in 2006).

    Why do it? Some people blog just for themselves, and their writing shows it. It's incomprehensible to anyone else. Some do it to keep their friends and family posted on their progress on their journeys. Others do it because it's an inexpensive publishing medium and they can get a large readership if they do a good job.

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  4. ebola

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    Well, I keep a blog on our intranet at work. I'd documented some cycling (and drinking) (mis)adventures there .. 'off topic weekend reports' ... not habitually but whenever anything out of the ordinary happens. It wound up getting quite a following. It's become quite a theraputic introspective excercise.
    I wouldn't let it out of the office though..
     
  5. House

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    I recently did a trip to coach soccer camps and in between camps I went to ride in the mountains. I took a laptop to blog my whole trip (the 9.5 hour drive and music inspired me to write something a la Neal Pearts' latest book) but I had no net access in any of the hotels or in Bancroft Hall at the Naval Academy. I am planning to get a website going as soon as my new laptop arrives.

    P.S. Peart (the drummer from Rush) has three books, all very good, his first was about a cycling trip in Africa in 1989 I believe.
     
  6. Tyler Ives

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    This is a cool little site that I like to use to track my progress and compare myelf to other riders: http://www.mycyclinglog.com/

    It's an awesome resource... in my humble opinion. Free too! I use it cuz I like to see myself improve and it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
     
  7. rsheard

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    I've started a 2006 Virtual Cross-Country Tour on my blog. Since work may keep me from touring this year, I'm logging the miles I ride as if I were traveling across country. Just a game to keep me on the bike. Now if i could stay healthy long enough to get a week's riding in between colds, that would be nice.

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  8. blackbird05

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    Hey anthropete, I don't blog my day-to-day rides per-se, but I've found the free weblog sites very useful if I want to post a complete account of a tour I've done, for example. All it takes is tweaking the html a little bit:)
    www.blogger.com is a good blog provider if you're interested. If you haven't already see it from my other post, you can take a look at my tour "photoblog" at http://europeinphotos.blogspot.com
    Cheers!
     
  9. origanic

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    taking a break from cycling while im in ireland taking part in a university international exchange from canada.

    check out my photo/crap blogger at:

    www.sandierox.blogspot.com

    cheers! its some good craic!
     
  10. JAPANic

    JAPANic New Member

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    This thread is more than 2 years old now but blogging seems to have really taken off in the mean time.

    I've had a blog for years but have only just started realizing that it makes a great diary of rides and easy to go back to later for details about old rides.

    List your blogs here if you have one as I'd like to see what others are doing.


    Mine is here anyway....
     
  11. FreeHueco

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    I've had mine up for a couple of years now. I just do it to give my friends something to read about when they're bored. It's not cycling specific, though this year it has become more focused on cycling (short races, long races, long rides, etc...).

    http://mikedeitchman.blogspot.com/
     
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    I've been spouting my random cycle based thoughts at Wheelism for far too long.

    Some people seem to like it though, and it's time better spent than working. Just don't tell my boss I said that. :D
     
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    Well, I don't know how to setup a blog or where to host it to start one!

    But I finally figured how to make Youtube videos and edit them from my Casio Exlim zx80 camera! I'm gonna Youtube soon! As a treat, I will Youtube my favorite Chicago Lake Shore Drive bike workout path! - After I move back to Chicago!
     
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    Cool JT83. I haven't been hanging here much these days but I'll be checking in for that. Looking forward to seeing it. ;)
     
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    Well people blog all kinds of things. I hadn't thought about that. The enthusiasts will enjoy reading things like this to know what people do. Its kind of funny how things have progressed in a way that we look to see what regular people do on a daily basis. Blogs, Vlogs, and videos.
     
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    I am just about to start a blog about my cycling. I have some blogs but they are about certain niches. As soon as I get a good camera I might be able to document my ride and go from there.
     
  19. Susimi

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    While I don't blog about my cike rides, I do try to take pictures from my phone of my adventures in a way to sort of document them. Unfortunately after changing my phone several times most of my pictures have been lost which is a shame because there are quite a few I would have loved to have kept :(
     
  20. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    I have blogged all my rides for the last 5 years on my blog. I blogged on a forum thread for 3 years before that. That is why I pictures of almost everything and anything when I join in a conversation.


    This was the first video I made back in 2009 with a Flip recorder. 2 of the guys in the latter part of the video were local forum members. I ha an ongoing thread in a local forum that got 20,000 views every year. Then I started my blog.

    Recorded with a "Flip"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm0P4nf1SAo

    Then about 3 years ago I picked up a couple of GoPRos. My wife in the yellow riding with the boys. 44 miles @17.2 average. Not bad for a grandmother of 9 and only one kidney! ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADpnWU-EVmQ
     
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