Anyone done any bicycle writing?
I live in a bicycle-intense area.
Lots of great bicycle trails (MUPS) that are in great condition and relatively little traveled.
Folks in their "senior years" who are just getting into bicycling - like my two neighbors across the street.
"Recreational" bicyclists - folks who are attempting to get fit.
I've been thinking about writing a weekly article for our online paper - automatically published online, sometimes published in the local paper edition.
My target audience would be as described above, not the high-end Serotta folks, but the Trek hybrid and comfort bike folks. Not the young or gung-ho triple-by-pass folks, but the "I got over the 100 foot hill between Suplhur Gulch Trail and the East End Trailhead folks - YEA".
There are literally dozens of different, interesting, safe and enjoyable trail trips I can write about in a 20 mile radius of where I live, and at least a dozen right from the rec center, 1 mile from my home.
Fun (easy and a bit harder) 5-20 mile rides for you and your family.
Places to go, have a snack - pie - (or whatever) and return.
Choosing a bike
Hydration and eating.
Finding time to ride.
Riding for folks with special needs
Links to photo-essays on my web site
How not to get onesself in a situation they one not handle
Fixing a flat
Wildlife you can see and where
How should a bike fit
What one should carry on a bike
Riding safely on a MUP
How to get fit by bicycling.
Bicycling as a part of an over-all fitness program.
Upgrading to another bike
Shoes and clothing
Common bicycling injuries
Tires, tire pressure,
Riding as a "super senior" - 70+'rs
Riding with the family
The list is pretty inexhaustible. Just perusing the titles of threads in the 50+ forum and the Recreational Forum gives many, many ideas.
Also, "Send your questions and comments to XXXXXXXXX@CCC.com
Do you have any suggestions?
Perhaps, after a bit, and if it works, I would like to go to our local LBS, and ask if they would like to sponsor a paid column in our local newspaper.
Reactions, thoughts please!!