Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bits and Pieces-A Blog Update

If a bike could look contemplative, this would be it.
Thank you so much to my friends and readers who have been so supportive in sharing my blog interviews as well as the recent Bike League article!

I am always unsure about if my voice will be heard, I suppose that is why I started off with doing interviews-I wanted to encourage and be a sounding board for others, and help their voices be heard.


Along with this blog I had been writing posts relating to my mountain bike rides on Imagine Northeast Iowa and have (apparently?) gained a following of individuals who appreciate and enjoy my candid and honest writing style. I suppose reading the bike riding adventures of a former Iowa farm girl may be pretty amusing. Especially when I do not leave out any embarrassing moments-I consider those my lessons. Plus, I need others to see that even tho I may ride a lot I am far from a professional or expert. I'm not a natural. I struggle, and I'm not afraid to share those things with you. (For the list of posts I've written on Imagine Northeast Iowa, click here)

Just yesterday there was a gentleman who had come to Decorah Bicycles to rent a bike and do some riding. He, apparently, was a follower of a blogger who lived in Decorah and wrote about biking (a lot!) and he very much enjoyed reading the posts. I was fortunate enough to have a chance encounter with this man from Kansas City, for he had come to the Co-Op while I was working last night.
Yeah, it's about time!
I gave him a link to this blog and I sure hope he finds it, and hopefully the other articles I will be writing for this site will be just as enjoyable.

So, the update.

Being that Imagine Northeast Iowa is currently on hiatus, I will be incorporating more posts of my own writing on this blog. The set-up will still be pretty similar in terms of when I post blog posts, but I will be including (without further adieu) more of my own words.
I will be writing about my mountain or paved riding adventures as well as any other rides I may go on, and topics that are of a more personal and thoughtful nature (relating to biking). There will also be periodic product reviews if I find myself head-over-heels in love with something.

The blog will slowly start becoming more encompassing of my own writing along with interviews.
I really enjoyed writing for Imagine Northeast Iowa (and still plan to submit a post to them here and there-which I'll do my best to link to for your reading enjoyment) but I feel I should stop being so sheepish of my writing and bring it back to "home base". I hope this will be a positive change and something that you will enjoy.

Thank you for reading and supporting! Get out there and enjoy the ride!

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