Links I like – November 18, 2011

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I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging lately.  I’ve had a blog for the better part of 10 years.  In the pre-Facebook days, lots of bike racers had blogs and we built our own social network of sorts by commenting on each other’s blog posts.  Nowadays, when we’ve got a thought, a photo, or a status update, we take the quick + dirty and post to Facebook or the quicker + dirtier and post to Twitter.  That’s all fine + good for an instant gratification type of bonding, but I think there’s something to be said for creating a longer-term archive — something we can see and read and refer back to.

One of the things I think about are all the fun resources I find online.  In the old days, I’d add these to a links list on my website, but with the dynamic nature of the web, that’s one of the “features” I’ll be eliminating from my new website.

So, I thought I’d share some of the recent links I like.  Maybe you’ll even comment on this post.  And maybe I’ll do it again sometime, too!

Bicycle Friendly — a campaign to recognize businesses who are bicycle friendly

Bikesy — a bicycle route-mapping site specific to the San Francisco area

Cycle Chic:  Female Cyclists Through The Ages — a beautiful photo essay

Momentum Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide — some seriously awesome bike bling here