New Blog Announcement

I’ve started a new blog called Rough Stuff Cycling Northwest for sharing routes and reviews of backroad rides in northwest US.  It will differ from this blog in that I’m inviting others to provide content to it as well.  The welcome entry goes into more detail.  If you’ve enjoyed my trip reports from rides in our National Forests then I’d recommend subscribing to that blog.  The first entry is about a ride that some friends and I did yesterday over Stampede and Tacoma Passes pretty close to Seattle.  If you’d like to contribute to the blog please let me know and I’ll make you an account.

Jan Heine has also started a new blog related to Bicycle Quarterly called Off the Beaten Path which should be interesting.  His first post talks about his ride on a backroads route between Seattle and Portland and I look forward to seeing what else comes.  I think that this will be a great addition to the print magazine.


  1. Bikejuju says:

    Looks great! I can”t get Google reader to pick up your new feed, but that’’s probably a user error of some sort – usually is with me…

  2. Alex Wetmore says:

    There were some DNS issues this morning, hopefully it should be reliable by tomorrow. If you still have problems let me know.

  3. Mark Beattie says:

    The RSS feed for works fine on Google Reader but the main page via Open DNS returns this:

    Nameservers for returned (SERVFAIL)

    But it may just be taking time to migrate.

  4. Mark Beattie says:

    Ignore that last comment, all appears to be working now.

  5. Keith says:

    DNS is still unhappy; cannot resolve “”.

  6. Alex Wetmore says:

    I just figured out another problem and believe that it is actually fixed now.