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6 Must-Read Cycling Blogs

Six awesome, fantastic, and must-read cycling blogs.  I went with six mostly because I couldn’t find a seventh right now.  Why not a round number, like ten?  Well, I ran out of steam at six and just got lazy.  But these six are awesome.


I liked these six cycling blog posts and thought you might like them as well.  There is a really diverse mix of posts here, covering topics from Olympic cycling to bike commuting. 


Not only are these six posts worth reading, but so are the rest of these blogs.  These folks are excellent at sharing their cycling passion.  Dig into their other posts and see what they have to offer on the rest of their sites.  Something tells me you will find more good stuff to grab your cycling passion.  I certainly have.


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Here are the blog links and a quick description of each one.  Enjoy!


1)    Twisted Spoke – Matt Walsh

Great insight into pro cycling, from a different angle.  Matt uses humor and sarcasm (at least I think it’s sarcasm), keeping things light for his readers.  He gives you a behind the scenes look at pro cycling that you won’t find in the big cycling media.


This particular post is about the Olympic Men’s Road Race and the winner, Alexander Vinokourov (aka Vino).  Vino is a former disgraced doper, which added irony to the Olympic race.


2)     Aerochick Cycling Blog – Ashley

The Aerochick is a great recreational cyclist, from what I can see.  I aspire to ride my bike as well as she does and as much as she does.  She has been riding for years and is sharing her experience.


In this post, she talks about completing her first ever century ride.  A century is a ride of 100-miles in distance.  The century is a huge accomplishment for any cyclist and a great goal for all beginners.  The feeling is just awesome when you see that odometer reach three digits in one day.  As an added bonus, she has a tweet from Taylor Phinney, the future of American cycling, to boast about.  Very cool!


3)     Average Joe’s Cycling Blog – Joe (yeah, just Joe)

Joe lives in the Pacific Northwest, on the Canada side.  That is some of the most beautiful country that you will find, and it sounds like it’s great for cycling.  He writes some great content for the average recreational cyclist.  I enjoy his writing style and down to earth approach.  Joe is truly an “average Joe” cyclist.  Don’t mistake that fun name, he’s a big time cyclist with lots to share. 


In the blog post here, his wife writes a story sharing her experiences as a new bike commuter.  She started commuting to work on her bike and wanted to share all that goes into being a new commuter.  She writes just as well as Joe and really captures all that goes into commuting. 


4)     Loving The Bike – A team of contributors

The team consists of Darryl, Kassidy, Myron, Kelli, Stevie, and Blairmore Media.  Darryl is also one of the voices on the 360 Cycling Podcast.  That’s where I learned of Loving the Bike.  Great podcast, by the way; check that out on iTunes for great info.


These folks really do love the bike and all things cycling related.  They share some great information using inspiration and motivation.  I often go here when I need a pick me up or a strong dose of motivation. 


This particular post is very unique and shares some great information.  If you have ever wanted to know how to make your own sports drinks, well here you go.  I am a frugal guy and this one was right up my alley.  Take a look and see what you can learn.


5)     Fat Cyclist – Elden, aka “Fatty”

The Fat Cyclist is a long running blog with some of the funniest writing on cycling topics.  Fatty started his blog as a way to drop weight by using humiliation.  He has done an excellent job all around.  Fatty is now an excellent cyclist, from everything I can see there.  The fat is gone and he can really ride well.


This post is an advanced cycling topic, at least from my view point.  Fatty covers climbing grades for cycling.  As soon as you start riding some hills, you want to know how to evaluate that hill.  At least I did.  This is an excellent guide to figuring out the grade of those hills.  You’ll be able to compare your hills to those Tour de France hills…okay, mountains.


6)     Training 4 Cyclists – Jesper Bondo Medhus

Jesper is a doctor with a special interest in cycling training.  He has also coached young riders in the past.  His blog is full of technical cycling information that can accelerate your training.


The post here is an interesting one.  It’s a story of a 100 year old man who set a record by riding his bike.  Just riding the bike at that age is note worthy, but he did something more.  Check it out and be motivated to do your own ride.



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  1. Darryl is Loving the Bike

    August 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Great to be a part of your list. We appreciate your support and will keep on pumping out great content over at Loving the Bike.



    • IWearSpandex

      August 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Darryl, thanks for the note. I appreciate you stopping by. I’m always happy to share great information and your site is great.


  2. Ashley Hill

    August 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the link, Brian! Also, many thanks for being a donor and an avid reader of the site.


    • IWearSpandex

      August 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      You got it, Ashley. I enjoy reading your stuff and thought others might as well. It might be too late, but hopefully you get more traffic and more donations for your upcoming ride. Good luck.


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