Back in September, at Interbike, I drank some whiskey with some pretty cool guys. I only got pictures of a few of them, and forgot almost all the rest. Then a few weeks ago I was pedaling my townie to the pub when I had a bit of a whiskey flashback. It dawned on me that I threw back some Old Grand Dad at the AHTBM party with the publisher of my favorite bike magazine, Dirt Rag. Ya see, Dirt Rag has a new sister publication called Bicycle Times and I am pretty excited about it. I drunkenly expressed my excitement for the new magazine to Maurice. Also how I felt like I was a little late to the party on this one because I had never read an issue until this summer. He offered to send me some back issues if I just drop him an email. Then I drank more bourbon and forgot. Even though my little flashback was a solid 3 months after we talked, I decided to send him an email anyway. Sure enough, he came though and this showed up at my front door:
Every issue is filled with awesome bike-geek goodness. I have officially read all of them front to back and back to front. I may even be a little bit smarter now because of it. Great stories and gear reviews on everything from commuting to touring along with list of group rides and even some advocacy. Picture a Dirt Rag for the pavement. Bicycle Times just has better ring to it that Pavement Rag.
They also have made the biggest innovation in wasting time at work since solitaire with the addition of digital subscriptions. Both Bicycle Times and Dirt Rag are now available to download. This is going to come in pretty handy when I’m on the road.
Dirt Rag and DC have been friends for along time and I would encourage you to check out a copy of BT. It uses the time tested format refined over the years at Dirt Rag and then assembled by people that actually ride their bikes. It is pretty great to have a magazine out there that is dedicated to bicycles as a lifestyle and transportation, not just recreation.
Keep it dirty…
*all stickers were handed out at the 3rd Friday Ride. You should have been there.by