Greetings, friends and cyclists! Today, I’m going to be sharing a summary of the highlights I’ve shared around my little corners of the Internet. For those of you who have recently tuned in, I manage a series of blogs and social media pages that share and discuss all things cycling-related. Below, I’m going to be sharing pictures and stories from three of my platforms where I’ve been sharing recently. If you like what you see, make sure and follow along with the pages below accordingly! Thank you all, as always, for your continued support.
Barton Haynes Cycling is my affiliate, photograph-based website that shares my cycling passions in picture form. Most recently, I wrote a blog post on this platform all about Inspirational Women Cyclists. Here, I shared five incredible women who defeated the odds to persevere and chase after their cycling dreams. Georgia Simmering, Megan Giglia, Laura Bingham, Fiona Brookes, and Emily Chappell all have incredible stories that I share with you in this post.
For a sneak peak, below is a picture of Megan Giglia, an amazing woman who’s story is started in this excerpt: “After deciding to turn her life around, Giglia researched several sports to join and attended a para-cycling selection camp for women. A year on from her stroke she was classified as a C3 athlete and was accepted on to the British Cycling Paralympic Development Programme. Over the next six months she progressed through the Great Britain talent scheme until she progressed to the Academy in October 2014.”
Several times a week, I update my Barton Haynes Pinterest page. This is where I post photographs of anything having to do with the following topics:
- Bicycle Photography
- Vintage Cycling
- Bicycle How To’s
- Healthy Cycling
- Cycling Apparel
- Bicycle Quotes
- Road Bikes
- Bart the Bike Guy
- Bicycle Art
Most recently, I’ve been on a cycling jersey kick. Take a look at the link above titled “Cycling Apparel” to check out what I’ve pinned recently.
Have you heard of Quora? If not, you have to go and check out the site immediately. Quora is a website by and for people interested about any topic! Yes, that’s kind of a broad statement. However, it’s true. Whatever you’re curious about, hundreds of experts post their answers to questions broad and narrow. Of course, I’m interested in all things cycling. I read and write answers to questions about bicycles. Take a look at my Barton Haynes Quora feed and read one of my most read posts below:
Question: How do I become a cyclist?
Answer: Starting any new hobby can be intimidating. Before I started riding, I used to watch cyclists fly by my car on the road. I always wanted to ride, but always overwhelmed by the belief that I was so far behind the experienced cyclists I saw on the streets.
One day, I was walking past a cycling shop near my home. In the window was this quote by Amelia Earhart:
“The most effective way to do it, is TO DO IT.”
That day, I walked inside and purchased my first bike. Since then, my bicycle wheels have rarely left the pavement.
Looking back, I wonder why I didn’t start sooner. Before walking into that cycling store, I also wondered how I could become a cyclist.
There’s only one answer to that question:
JUST DO IT.
Many thanks to all of my wonderful readers! Stay tuned for more exciting shares on all of my websites in the coming weeks. Happy cycling!