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    PotomacCyclist is offline I spend all day thinking about bikes and talking to people on the internet about them.
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    Default Washcycle signing off? Sort of

    http://www.thewashcycle.com/2013/07/...ly-worse-.html

    He says that he will now post more frequently on GreaterGreater Washington, and less so on his Washcycle blog. While some of the other sources he mentions do cover bike issues, they don't focus on them the same way that Washcycle does (or did).

    He does offer to let someone else take over the heavy lifting at Washcycle going forward. If there are any interested candidates, read through his post and see if it's something you might like to do. I've thought about suggesting an assistant Washcycle in the past, and now it looks like there is an immediate "need" for one.

    Isn't Washcycle something of a D.C. bike institution now? Sort of like what BikeWashington might have been in the past? (BikeWashington was before my time, as a cyclist. I read through some of it when I started up, but it was already starting to get out of date.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    http://www.thewashcycle.com/2013/07/...ly-worse-.html

    He says that he will now post more frequently on GreaterGreater Washington, and less so on his Washcycle blog. While some of the other sources he mentions do cover bike issues, they don't focus on them the same way that Washcycle does (or did).

    He does offer to let someone else take over the heavy lifting at Washcycle going forward. If there are any interested candidates, read through his post and see if it's something you might like to do. I've thought about suggesting an assistant Washcycle in the past, and now it looks like there is an immediate "need" for one.

    Isn't Washcycle something of a D.C. bike institution now? Sort of like what BikeWashington might have been in the past? (BikeWashington was before my time, as a cyclist. I read through some of it when I started up, but it was already starting to get out of date.)
    This is sad news, although with 2 or 3 little ones at home, I can definitely understand the difficulty with the time committment.

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    Blogging is difficult to sustain. It is a significant time commitment and it has minimal return. It also directly competes with other personal time (such as family, dogs, and well cycling).

    One of the successful models I have seen is to design a blog space with multiple contributors. Some of these blog spaces have a select group of contributors (like a group of academics who work in a common field) or the model might be open to contribution, with editors that approve relevant and quality posts (I contribute to a blog called CircleID that follows this model - focuses on Internet policy and news stuff).

    There are a lot of bike blogs in WDC. The content is there. I am not sure someone needs to recreate the wheel as much as someone could aggregate what already exists.

    My bike blog is Windy Run. I have a link roll on it where I show headlines from other local bike blogs.

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    I'll miss it. Washcycle I read daily, GGW is just too high-volume, and the comments in GGW have much lower SNR.

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