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Calling All Motorcycle Bloggers

By James - 1/31/2005

I am addicted to motorcycles. I ride when I can, and when I can’t I like to read about motorcycles. I like reading about “normal” riders and what goes on in their everyday life, it is a good break from work. I guess this same behavior explains why soap operas are so popular. But I can’t stand them, I would rather be riding.

Motor Plow, in a recent post, was surprised at the sense of community between motorcycle bloggers. While I work in the internet industry and had heard about the blog communities, I too was surprised at the welcomes I got when starting my blog. How does the saying go? “You meet the nicest people on motorcycle blogs".

I was getting tired of checking out 7 or so different sites to see if there were new posts. So I created a page that collects, filters out non motorcycle content, sorts and displays the latest posts of my favorite blogs. You Blogspot folks and your ATOM feeds drove me crazy! But I created a workaround and now you are displaying correctly. After searching the net for others the list grew to more than triple that. I think most, if not all of these blogs are in the US or Canada, so there is usually a new post once an hour between the time the East Coast gets up and the West Coast goes to bed. Maybe we can get some Alaska and Hawaii bloggers to extend that.

If anybody else would like their blog listed, or knows of other good ones, contact me and I will add it to the cachebot’s duties. Here are the ones I am monitoring:

WhyBike - mine of course
Twisting Asphalt - The first motorcycle blog I came across, you never forget your first . . .
Bikes in the Fast Lane
Alanf’s blog…
BluepoofBikes Motorcycle Adventures - a neighbor
In the Scene
Two Wheeled Rants - Home of the BlogBar, another great tool for keeping track of motorcycle blogs
Uncaged Librarian
Motorcycle Misadventures
Hersey’s Blog
The Kneeslider
Motor Plow
40 Years on 2 Wheels
Goon Blog - If you are sensative to harsh language, stay out, the goon tells it like it is
Nook Sac
1Down4Up - I liked “WhyBike” until I saw this blog’s name; good one

If for some reason you don’t want to be included in my motorcycle blog aggregator, just tell me and I will take you out. Happy reading, you probably have some catching up to do . . .



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  1. Hey!
    Can I get this delivered? Maybe in a stripped down HTML in my email, say every 3-4 hours? Logo it, package it, send it.

    BTW, good job… Hope its easy to add to it.

    Comment by Kevin Haryett — 1/31/2005 @ 7:13 pm

  2. Yikes, I haven’t thought about that. Let me check into the technical and copyright hurdles and see what I can do.

    Comment by James — 1/31/2005 @ 7:37 pm

  3. Hi James,
    Just found your site trying out the new msn.search. Cool blog you’ve got and I see that you found my blog allready. As you mention there are only a few European motorcycle blogs yet. But anyway it’s nice to read the stories from “normal” bikers around the world. So cheers mate, and take an extra lap around the blog for me.

    Comment by Motorcycle Jesper — 2/2/2005 @ 2:32 am

  4. Thanks for doing this James. You’ve done a lot for the community of bloggers and I (and I’m sure we) will all benefit greatly.

    Comment by Travis Truman — 2/2/2005 @ 7:59 pm

  5. Super site…thanks for the great writing…

    Comment by christine — 3/12/2006 @ 8:44 pm

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