Since everyone is going on about their favorites for 2005, I’ll throw my thoughts out as well…
Ok enough about me…
Favorite Blue Collar Partner:
Mike Queen. Couldn’t do it without him.
Favorite Crooked Cog Blogger:
RL Policar runs CommuteByBike.com. He’s been a huge help to the Crooked Cog network and does a bang up job with the site. Actually… don’t waste anymore time here, go check out his site.
Favorite New Bike Friends:
Tim Jackson of Masi Bikes. Lord of bike geekdom.
Jeff Kerkove is the man. He rides endurance races and I got to hang out with him for awhile at Interbike.
Guitar Ted is also the man. Not only does he know Kerkove (def cool points) but he has a great blog and invited me to Trans Iowa.
Fritz. He has almost as many blogs as I do.
Favorite Industry People:
Surly guys are awesome. Read their blog, ride their bikes and do your best not to fall into their moral decay.
Ryan Atkinson of Gary Fisher. Very cool guy who actually takes time out of his schedule to bike banter with little ol me.
Michael Browne, editor of Dirt Rag Magazine. Also wastes way to much time answering questions and giving advice to me.
Favorite Blue Collar Accomplishment:
Getting more Interbike pictures on the site in the shortest amount of time then any other site. (Next year will be MORE!)
Favorite thing about the first full year of running Blue Collar:
By far the coolest thing is knowing that thousands of people show up to this site everyday looking for something interesting to read. I love being a very tiny part of the coolest industry and for having the chance to interact with the people who are the true soul of the sport.
Keep riding and keep reading. It’s only gonna get better.