The Bicycles blog wants YOU!

2012-01-11 by . 0 comments

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Would you like to be part of a blogging community? Do you have opinions about cycling, or just a good story to tell? Do you love the Bicycles site but are you’re frustrated by the limitations of the Q&A format? Come and write for the Bicycles blog!

What kinds of posts are we looking for?

Stories about bike rides — These are easy to write up, and fun to read. If you have pictures from your ride, or even of the terrain or road, so much the better.

Reviews — Have you bought a bike you love? A headlight that gets you home in the winter evening hours? We’d love to hear about it.

Cycling culture — Posts about culture, weirdness associating with riding, frankenbikes; really, about anything interesting and strange.

Bike shops — Do you love your mechanic? Your shop? Tell us all about it, maybe the post will help someone who’s looking for a shop.

Controversial stuff — Do you think helmets are a conspiracy by the styrofoam hat manufacturers? Is “carbon fiber” just another name for “cheap-ass plastic bikes marked up for suckers”? Your Stack Exchange rant-disguised-as-a-question will be closed in a heartbeat because Stack Exchange hates fun, but the blog is a perfect place for you to write about these crazy interesting ideas.

Stuff — Anything that doesn’t fit in the above categories. For anyone looking for ideas for posts, we’ve started a list of them. This page is filled with post ideas you can use. Also, if you have an idea but you’re lacking the ten minutes it’ll take to write it up, post to that page and someone else will pick up the slack.

What am I getting myself into (or, “how often will you want a post from me?”)

The blog updates once a week on Monday mornings when we’re lucky, twice a week when posters are extraordinarily prolific. But you don’t have to write a post nearly that often, just when you have something to say.

Okay, I’m sold. How do I get started posting?

You’ll need an account, and the simplest way to get one is to ask Neil, Gary, or Freiheit to add you. Just ping us in chat by typing @ before our usernames, or post in this thread.

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