What are you reading?

I’ve participated in a lot of job interviews over the last year and many folks ask a question “What was the last book you’ve read?” or “What is the last thing you’ve read?” I think that this is an interesting question, but I don’t always think folks will tell you the whole truth.

Why is that everyone answers with a book? Why not a blog? Maybe I should ask specifically “What blogs do you read and why?” I do read books and support reading, I just don’t always believe the last thing they’ve read is a book.

So today, I thought I’d share what I read. Here is my daily blog logbook. I read or check these everyday.

Guitar Ted
Jeff Kerkove
The DirtBlog
The Soiled Chamois
Folks from Lincoln
Bad Idea Racing
The Prairie Peddler
Black Mountain Cycles

Here are a few more I check once a week or once every two weeks

Cars R Coffins
Captain Bob
Monkey Wrench Cycles
One on One
Freewheel Bike

Oh and regarding the last book I read cover to cover, I recently read Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything on the way to Eurobike.

OK, so this is the latest list. It changes a lot. If you see this list and think I’d like a blog you read that is not on this list, post a comment with the address. Let me know what you read. Keep it clean and simple. My criteria is “Could I read this at work?”. If the answer is no, don’t post it.

Get out and ride this weekend. I’ve got friends coming to town and it looks like I’ll get to show another out of towner the great trails of Minny-Apple-Iss.

Ride & Smile!

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Jason Boucher

Jason Boucher

Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.


 Butcher |

Joel:  Thanks for the link.  Man those are sweet bikes.<BR><BR>Tristan, thanks for flying the colors.  Good luck and if you read this, please keep us posted on your results.

 joel |

fast midwesterner on some pretty sweet cross bikes<BR>http://tristanschouten.blogspot.com

 Fontosaurus |

You’ll be happy to know that the guys that wrote Freakonomics also keep a blog.  Always some fascinating stuff, and it’s one of my daily reads now.

 Head Honcho |

Dang. So new, yet I made the daily! Thanks man. I’ll ad another vote for Swobo. Good readin’ there. I check out EdE’s blog too: http://edemtbs.blogspot.com/<BR>A new one I’m looking at frequently is 650b palace. I know, its not 29”, but its interesting to see where this may go. http://650bpalace.blogspot.com/<BR><BR>I’ll have to check out a few of the others listed here too.

 weak and feeble |

That’s a great list- I’d have to add:<BR>DrunkCyclist.com and FatMarc.com<BR><BR>Ride on,<BR><BR>DEA

 Butcher |

Sweet!  I’ve already added a few to both my daily and my weekly bloglist.  <BR><BR>Keep them coming.

 blackmountaincycles |

Howdy Jason,<BR>Quite honored that you’ve got me on your daily read list.  That puts puts a little more pressure on me to make intelligent thoughts spring forth through my fingers.  <BR><BR>Cheers,<BR>Mike

 MG |

Likewise, I’m definitely honored to be “on the list.”  The Amigos blog is a daily stop for me too, good buddy!<BR><BR>I’m a bit behind on my Fruita review on the Dirtblog though… sorry about that, but the good news is that we’ve got absolutely incredible weather down in SE Nebraska this weekend, so we’re taking full advantage of it with lots of saddle time.  I’m going to chamois up as soon as I hit ‘post’ on this, in fact!<BR><BR>As far as my daily blogs, Jason, you and I hit a lot of the same sites.  i’ll add the stone cold lampin’ site to the mix.<BR><BR>As far as books go, that Freakonomics book is pretty cool.  I enjoyed that too.  i read the starbucks experience recently, which was pretty interesting from a brand building and customer experience development standpoint…. business stuff.  but we’re talking ride and smile here, right?  so i’ll shut up about that.<BR><BR>i’m going riding… happy day!<BR><BR>cheers,<BR>mg

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 dicky |

Flattered.<BR><BR>BTW: Check out bikesnobNYC for a good dose of laughing at fixie hipsters, antagonistic reviews, and miscellaneous mayhem.  He spins words in a way that makes me feel like my blog is two piles of crap

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 Anonymous |

To the above bike blogs/websites that are worth reading, I’d add:<BR><BR>Urbanvelo.org<BR>Bikeradar.com<BR>Howtoavoidthebummerlife.com (Swobo’s blog)<BR>Dirtragmag.com

 Jeff Kerkove |

You read my blog?  Damn, who knew.<BR><BR>Thanks!

 Jason |

Glad to be on your list! Muchos gracias! <BR>The Amigos Blog is definitely on mine.<BR><BR>Your every day list is pretty much like mine. <BR>You gotta check out http://www.belgiumkneewarmers.com It’s roadie heavy but hey I think we all pretty much ride road bikes ONCE in a while. Right? Very well written.<BR><BR>Thanks again!<BR><BR>Jason

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