You roadies out there probably know the name Ed Pavelka.
If memory serves me, I first ran across his byline on some entertaining and informative bicycle reviews he wrote for Bicycling magazine many years ago as he discovered the limits of bicycles he tested on the rolling Pennsylvania countryside.
He has served as editor of VeloNews and Bicycling magazine, and his name has appeared as author on more than a dozen books still available at Name Your Link'>Amazon.com.
Now he has announced the sale of RoadBikeReview.com, a website he launched in 2001 that focused on helping sport-recreational bicyclists improve their conditioning and riding skills to get the most out of bicycling.
As well as a public website and newsletter, RoadBikeReview offers a premium subscription website and sells dozens of ebooks to help cyclists in the world of cycling. Titles include “Basic Training for Roadies,” “Your Home Bicycle Workshop,” “Off Season Training for Roadies,” and “Yoga, a Quick and Effective Program for Cyclists.”
Marsh says he intends retain the community aspect of RoadBikeReview that made it such a draw for him, and Fred Matheny, Jim Langley and Scott Martin will continue to write for the website.
In his final newsletter, Pavelka writes:
“I have no plans to continue in cycling journalism or even work at all.
“My journalism career dates to 1977 as editor of VeloNews, then Bicycling and finally RoadBikeRider.com. Before that I was founding partner in a Florida bike shop called Ten Speed Drive. Imagine making a living for 38 years when your passion is your vocation. I've been blessed.”
All I can say is “thanks” for all those years of writing about bicycling and helping myself and others enjoy it more.