So, you may have notice some recent changes with the web site, slipped in here and there. They were part of a bigger set of changes in the works. Not a new Issue, as the issue based version of the web site may be done (although that decision is not 100% set in stone), but rather some evolution or devolution of the site depending on your point of view.
If you come in through the front door you probably noticed the new photo on the landing page put up a few weeks ago. Hopefully you've noticed the increased frequency of posts has been bumped up as well. There were also updates to the left hand navigation with a major update on a bunch of bike blogs with good content. Check them out if you haven't already. The Links Page has been cleaned up as well, single speed web sites come and go and a lot that were around a few years are dead and buried (but this one is still going strong).
The bigger changes is a bunch of new content. Check the new navigation at the top of the page and you'll find some new stuff. The Greatest Hits page is a collection of some of the blog posts from over the years so you don't have to sift through the archives. Then there is a collection of articles that haven't appeared here before under the SSO Articles link. Under the External Articles link is a big collection of single speed and fixed gear stories that have appeared in a wide variety of other publications.
So, I'm off on a mountain bike vacation and probably won't have access to a computer while I'm gone. Posts will resume when I return. In the meantime, dig through the new stuff, hopefully that will hold you over.
Today was Bike To Work day. I'm not working but I went anyway. Good turn out for a dreary day. Get out and ride your bike, it's good for your soul and the environment!
More trail building //
Tuesday - May 12, 2009
Saturday was another excellent trail building day on our Frederick Watershed project. Another 21 volunteers showed up to dig dirt, move rocks and indulge in some post work beer. We've put in over 500 hours on this trail so far and it is riding sweet and we've got nothing but positive feedback. All of this crazy rain we've been getting the last few weeks has really tested things. I'm happy to report that the trail is holding up and showing zero signs of erosion or holding water. But then again, proper trail design should do that. Big thanks to all of the people who showed up to help and big thanks to the sponsors who kicked in for the beer: Spokes, Etc.. - Clipper City beer - Single Speed Outlaw Factory Team