You Might Be A Cyclist If…. By Joe ‘Metal Cowboy’ Kurmaskie 2008 (Soon to be a one a day calendar – Winter 2009)
This just came in from the metal cowboy. I met him recently and did a mini interview, which will be posted here soon. For now, check out the list below and do not forget to check out the BikeTravellers.com bookstore, which has his books listed.
You might be a cyclist if…
- You own more tights than a children’s theater performing Peter Pan.
- Your wallet is clear, made of plastic and sports the designer label Ziplok.
- You’ve road tested a perfectly good relationship by bringing home a tandem. (Ah, baby you’re always saying we need to spice things up.)
- You know that pain is just fear leaving your body, before it returns through your hamstrings.
- When styling professionals ask what product gets your hair to do that, you answer, “Helmet.”
- You’ve served cocktails in waterbottles. (Drink up, friends. This cheap vodka I’m pouring eats through charity ride plastic pretty fast.)
- Your spouse doesn’t complain about the snoring since being kicked awake by the sleep pedaling.
- You yell into crowds exiting ballgames, shopping centers and concerts to “hold their line.” They yell back that they’ve got something for you More >
(Portland, OR) The cycling equivalent of Woodstock is coming… but instead of joining rock fans on a muddy farm, one million cyclists and supporters of clean, oil independent transportation will gather for celebrations and purpose filled action in 50 states for upwards of 300 rallies. More remarkable, all of these unified, localized events will roll out on the same day.
Dubbed One Million Bicycles, it’s the brainchild of Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie, a nationally recognized magazine columnist (Men’s Journal, Outside, Bicycling), author of several best-selling bike books, cycling advocate and performer at hundreds of bike clubs, festival and corporate events across the country.
Inspired by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s call for a “national bike movement” during a speech at Bike Gallery in January, Kurmaskie decided to think big while keeping a small carbon footprint.
“Ideas come to me all the time,” Kurmaskie noted. “But inspired, audacious ones that actually have the potential to impact legislation and healthcare, oil dependency and global warming, all while creating one million new and returning riders, not to mention giving anyone on a bike safer passage and a voice regarding upcoming More >
The theme is what determines how your site looks, the layout, colours etc. We just added and/or upgraded 100 themes, so now you can choose over 120 themes when signing up for a Biketravellers.com blog.
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As the BikeTravellers website was too slow and service was disrupted, we have decided to upgrade to an even bigger server, with better connection.
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The next few days you might notice downtime and some parts or blogs might be unavailable as it takes some time before the DNS/IP changes take effect over all the DNS servers worldwide. It will be worth it as the new server is much faster, so soon all will be better
All BikeTravellers are powered by the Open Source WordPress system, but we have already done the installation for you! WordPress is packed with many amazing features. So now that you’ve got it installed, what should you do? These are the instructions as also to be found on the WordPress site (all links will lead you to the detailed info on the WordPress.org site.)
Let’s take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and learn about how all the different functions work and how to make your new site your own.Starting from the Top
Begin by logging into the Administration Panel. This is the brain behind your website, the place where you can let your creativity explode, writing brilliant prose and designing the best and most lovely website possible. This is where the organization of your site begins – and this is just the start. You can use the “Admin Bar” you see on top or can always type: yourblog.biketravellers.com/wp-admin.php
From the Administration Panel, from the top of the screen menu choose View Site. Like it? Don’t like it? Doesn’t matter, just look at it. This is where you are going to be spending a lot of time over the next few minutes, hours, More >
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