Welcome to Our New Blog!

In this space, I’ll blog about what is going on at Bicycle Quarterly: Rides we do, how we keep our bikes on the road, new products, glimpses of topics in upcoming issues of the magazine and more. BQ’s contributors will feature occasionally as well. We welcome everybody to join us through the comments section. Enjoy!
Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

7 Responses to Welcome to Our New Blog!

  1. John Potis October 1, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Hi Jan
    This is completely unrelated to your blog – thanks for putting one up – but I have been wondering about the old photos of professional bicycle racers that show water bottles up on the handlebars.
    I know this placement was perhaps for convenience, but do you think it might also have been to allow for some weight to damp steering movements similar to a handlebar bag for a low trail geometry?
    It might be interesting to add to the list of things to investigate to look at the geometry of bicycles that have water bottles on the handlebars and see if there is a relationship between low trail and where the water bottles are carried, or to simply try out a low trail bicycle with water bottles on the bar and no bag, and compare the handling feel with a bag.
    Thanks for your work and your writings.

  2. Esteban October 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Jan – thanks for putting this up! I look forward to reading!
    Where’s the Twitter link? 🙂
    Esteban

  3. Richard Gonet October 2, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    Got you bookmarked in my favorites!

  4. Ray October 2, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Off The Beaten Path features a photo of a paved road and manicured lawn in the heading which to me seems incongruous.
    That said, I enjoy your VBQ and BQ articles, so I look forward to this blog.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly October 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

      The lawn is not manicured – the photo was taken in Leschi Park in Seattle. It’s not exactly “off the beaten path,” but it’s surprising how many cyclists never venture off Lake Washington Boulevard to explore the wonderful infill parks designed by the Olmstead brothers in Seattle.

  5. George October 4, 2010 at 3:16 am #

    Good stuff…….I love your magazine-looking forward to the blog.

  6. Vincent Muoneke October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Good News!
    Well Overdue
    Vinnie