Monday, March 21, 2011

3 Blog Posts You Need to Read

Rider: Dan Christianson
  1. Bike Philosophy by Uncle Dan -- Dan is an interesting guy and leads an ever-changing life. A big part of that life is mountain biking. As a result of his almost nomadic lifestyle, Dan has acquired a unique perspective on the world and the sport of mountain biking. This post summarizes some of his philosophies, and I highly recommend you read it!
  2. Bike Commuting Steps Up Your MTB Game -- There is so much more to the world of biking than just riding singletrack. I think one of the biggest roles that bicycles will play in the long run will be as a form of transportation. In this article, maddslacker covers the why and the how of bike commuting. Personally, I'm seriously considering taking the plunge and becoming a commuter!
  3. Mountain Hopping to Maine: Hot Springs! -- While this is a specific article, I also recommend this entire blog! Ben Stephenson, a friend of mine, is through-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year. He just left about a month ago, and is hoping to make it to Maine before the beginning of the fall semester. While this isn't mountain bike related, a physical undertaking of this degree is definitely impressive! He will be updating his blog whenever he gets internet access in a town, and his brother has been updating it in the mean time as well. I've been enjoying following along on his journey, but I wish he'd post some more pictures!

2 comments:

Christopher March 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

In regards to commuting, I'm riding home from work today. On Tuesday morning I'll reverse the route and ride to work and back home that night. Wednesday I'll ride into work and drive home that evening. I've been waiting to do this for the past couple weeks after converting my hardtail GF into a commuter bike. I'll Tweet how it goes. You can follow me @MTBbasher.

Greg Heil March 22, 2011 at 10:12 AM  

Hey man, that's awesome! I'll definitely keep an eye on your tweets. I think I'm going to take the plunge and commit to commuting as well. It's been on my mind for a long time and I was sort of waiting until I had a hardtail to do it on, but my commute is only 3 miles one way... I can handle 3 miles of pavement on just about anything, even if it does have 5.5" of squish front and back.

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