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    Velo News, Any Good for +50?

    My subscription to Bicycling is about to expire and I won't be renewing. Is there anyone in the group who recieves Velo News? My interests include: mountain biking, some light road riding, and working on/repairing older bikes. Of course, I'm also interested in +50 articles. I don't buy the expensive bikes and equipment Bicycling loves to discuss and generally find they are targeted for a different audience.
    Any thoughts on Velo News?
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    Velo News issues that I've read have always been about pro racing, period.

    Unless it's changed drastically, I doubt if you'll find what you're looking for there.

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    Velo News is a very good publication about bicycle racing. I like to keep up with racing, so I enjoy reading it. If you aren't interested in racing results and racing background stories, I don't think you would find much of interest. I don't see age as a factor.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Thanks for those responses. That's what I needed to know. I'm not into racing and will save the subscription bucks for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late
    That magazine looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldspark
    That magazine looks good!
    It is my favorite cycling mag. It is also one of the most expensive...
    I only get it during the dead of winter when I am screaming for any
    kind of cycling fix. Fortunately a bookstore near me carries it.

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    Another you might consider (if you're a roadie):
    http://www.roadmagazine.net/

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    You never know what's going to pop up on this site, but I enjoy it and it's free:

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadbuzz
    Another you might consider (if you're a roadie):
    http://www.roadmagazine.net/
    You know, Bicycling gets a ton of crap thrown at it, and I think it's equal opportunity time. Road bites. I could care less about racing, and take that away and there isn't much left. It's pretty, it's large, and it's expensive. But it doesn't do much for me...
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    Another nod to Cycling Plus here; it is expensive in NA (either off the stand or by sub), but it really is imho the best of a rather bad lot (that is, for most of us). Dedicated roadies oriented to racing, dedicated mtb'ers, freeriders, etc. are all well catered to, but recreational/general fitness/touring/commuting types (moi, e.g.!) not so much. I would add, though, that CPlus is not as good in the 'dedicated general cyclist' area as it used to be; the last couple of years it has shifted a little toward road race, but it nevertheless really is about the only mag that still runs substantive articles on touring, 'general' fitness, and commuting riding/bikes/gear. OTH, in my view U.K. Singletrack and U.S. Bike are the best written -- go figure!

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