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Old 12-07-17, 06:36 AM
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Bike Touring Journal/Ride Report Sites

I'm familiar with Crazy Old Guy on a Bike, are there other as good/better sites where folks publish daily journals and ride reports from multi-day tours?

I did a bunch of web searching, haven't found much. I'm in the US, so mostly interested in NA/US tour journals, but especially over the winter enjoy reading those southern hemisphere ones, as well!

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Not sure what features you are looking for but www.ridewithgps.com has their Ambassador section they encourage people to post to.
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I'm familiar with Crazy Old Guy on a Bike, are there other as good/better sites where folks publish daily journals and ride reports from multi-day tours?

I did a bunch of web searching, haven't found much. I'm in the US, so mostly interested in NA/US tour journals, but especially over the winter enjoy reading those southern hemisphere ones, as well!

Thanks, John P.
I heard they recently changed the name to Crazy Old Fart on a Bike to avoid charges of gender discrimination.
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People have blogged on many sites -- wordpress, blogspot, and numerous personal/vanity sites. Adventure Cycling has a ride registry at https://www.adventurecycling.org/res...y/journals.cfm. It's not comprehensive (is anything on the web?), but it's another good starting point.
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I did a google search of "bicycle touring journals" and got a long list of places for journals or links to articles about bike touring blogs. It is a good place to start.

That said, Crazy Guy on a Bike will have the biggest selection, by far.
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CycleBlaze is fairly new -

Easy to use.
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https://www.cycleblaze.com/
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Generic Google searches find nearly as good of a selection as any particular site. Some years ago I would check out Trento Bike pages: https://www.trentobike.org

Reasonable pages and somewhat more focused on European authors but not close to volume (or consistency) of CGOAB.

I like using CGOAB to read other journals and even posted one there. However for my own journals I like the control over content/style/ownership having my own site brings. So I keep my own pages and occasionally post links to places like Trento and also one or two to CGOAB.
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A site with multiple journal links: Bicycle Touring Links Page -- Travelogues of Long Cycling Trips
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Thanks for the suggestions - CycleBlaze looks like it will fit the bill. I hadn't even thought about RideWithGPS Ride Reports - that may work, also!

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I'm trying out Cycleblaze - it is just getting going but looks great, easy to use and run by some very helpful folks.

The journal of our Great Allegheny Passage biking/hiking/rafting/eating adventure is here.
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I prefer the visual stuff ...

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