Systematically and mercilessly disassembling, flushing, greasing, and re-packing the cycling culture. That’s the BikeSnobNYC’s mantra. If you’re serious about riding, you’re probably already familiar with the blog. But wait–there’s a BikeSnob book coming out in May from Chronicle Books:

“Cycling is exploding in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC cycling’s most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.”

If you’re a woman and you love to ski, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find ski news, a directory of women’s ski resources, and a forum where you can chat about anything that has to do with skiing — gear, technique, resorts, and more — in a way that you can relate to.

Wendy Clinch, who founded and runs the website is also the author of Double Black, a mystery that takes place on the slopes of Vermont which is garnering positive reviews. The book will be released in January.

Geocaching For Kids

November 29, 2008

This web site is designed to help children and parents learn more about the exciting sport of geocaching. After spending a few minutes here, you will be ready to hunt for your first geocache. You’ll also learn a bit about the Global Positioning System, which is the technology behind the activity.
http://www.springhurst.org/geocachingkids/index2.html

Infoplease has put together a page of websites all about the Summer Olympics, past and present. If you’re looking for information, fun facts, memorable moments or trivia quizzes, this is the place to go.

http://www.infoplease.com/sports/olympics/2008/

Baseball Stats

April 24, 2008

I’ve never known a baseball fan–in the truest sense of the word, who didn’t have a variety of statistics at the ready to champion his or her favorite player or team. Here’s a website with comprehensive information about the sport. In fact, it is referred to as the “foremost source of historical information online.” Their philosophy is to maintain a website which will “answer questions as quickly, easily, and accurately as possible.” So who really is the best player ever?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/

March Madness Bracket

April 3, 2008

Here’s the link to the NCAA site for their interactive bracket. See the games history and watch as it fills in.

http://www.ncaa.com/basketball-mens/default.aspx?id=147034

Got Cabin Fever?

February 25, 2008

If you’re eager to get outside and breathe some fresh air, check out The Connecticut Explorer’s Guide. The site is a free “comprehensive outdoor adventure resource” with links to online maps and trail guides for hikers, bikers, kayakers and paddlers, skiers, skaters, rock climbers and more.

http://www.ctxguide.com/index.html