Posted by: Bike Rider | August 19, 2007

So…why do we have a Rider’s Blog anyway?

Wikipedia defines a Blog as: A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) or sexual topics (Adult blog), and are part of a wider network of social media.

Okay, what does that mean to me?
Simple really; this blog is dedicated to the spirit and camaraderie of cycling and is a medium for WCCC riders to write about anything that pertains to cycling.

However, it doesn’t stop there. While this blog’s primarily focus is centered on cycling, you can pretty much write about anything (within reason).

  • Want to know who has a Bottom Bracket tool you can borrow? Ask for it on the blog.
  • Your significant other threatened to sell your old carbon bike on eBay for $50! Sell it on the blog instead.
  • There’s a great ride that you heard about from your brother’s friend’s second-cousin twice removed and you would like to know who in the club would be interested in riding it with you. Use the blog to post it.
  • Need a good receipe for potato salad? Use the blog.

You get the idea.
The blog will not replace the WCCC website rather, it’s designed to enhance it. You can add e-mail addresses, hyperlinks, pictures and video clips to enhance your posting.
Currently this blog has about 30 WCCC member’s who subscribed to the Rider’s Blog. You must subscribe in order to post a topic on the blog. If you are interested contact either Mike Van Ryn or Dan Sabella and we’ll send you an invitation.

Happy riding.
Bike Rider

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