In addition to this site I will be writing original content for RoadRunner Motorcycle Touring and Travel, my favorite touring magazine, and honestly the best motorcycle touring magazine available. My RoadRunner blog can be read here. I’ll be posting twice a week (tuesdays and sundays when possible). RoadRunner’s new website is terrific and is loaded with information on touring, product and bike reviews, events, blogs and a ton of useful and entertaining information.
Site changes: I’ve changed the commenting software from WordPress to IntenseDebate. It’s a cleaner looking setup and is better at dealing with the voluminous comment spam. You can now sign in with Twitter, WordPress, Facebook or OpenID accounts. Comments can now be threaded and voted up or down by other readers. Comment authors will carry a reputation based on votes and you can use emoticons in your comments. You can also use the comments to link back to your website.
Commuting Motorcyclist uses Gravatars, which if you are unfamiliar, are profiles linked to an email address which display a photo of you and some profile information when you login to comment on any website or blog that uses them. I like to put faces to names and Gravatars are great for that. Check out Gravatar.com and sign up for one if you like. They are not required for comments, you can still comment as a guest if you choose.