Saturday, March 15, 2008

Welcome to Veloquent

I wish I could take credit for the word veloquent and indeed for a few minutes on my cycle commute home I thought I'd actually invented the term. At home, however, a quick Google search led me to the Canadian cycling instructor Bruce Mol, a nice fellow who coined the term several years ago. Bruce describes the veloquent cyclist in the article here:

http://www.gonecycling.com/commuter/aspects.htm


Bruce generously gave me permission to use the term veloquent for the name of this blog.

Veloquent
Velocopedian Information and Inspiration

Yeah, it's an odd title, but my cohorts and I couldn't come up with anything we liked better.

For the past few years I've been posting a variety of stories and bicycle-related news to Kent's Bike Blog. Veloquent will continue that tradition, but Veloquent is different in that it is far more than a one man show. Veloquent is a multi-author blog and I've recruited a small bunch of my veloquent pals as contributors. I'm not going to name all the contributors here, over the next weeks their own words will introduce them.

The idea behind Veloquent is good writing about good riding. We will post some technical articles, tidbits we find interesting, obscure bits of nearly forgotten cycling lore, and tales from the road and trail. We don't know exactly where this path leads, but we're loaded up for the trip and headed out the door. Veloquent is the journal of this journey.

Kent Peterson
Issaquah WA USA

3 comments:

twodeadpoets said...

I think it's a great title particularly if it fosters, "both the physical skills and a high regard for the social responsibilities." We need more of these kinds of social commentaries versus the often narcissistic and consumerist trait seen in the cycling world.

I can't wait to see what you have in store.

Viva la Revolucion!

Arleigh said...

I look forward to being an inspired

nollij said...

I like it already, and the fact that you and "Alice" have teamed up tickles me!