Yes, why just passively read the damn thing when you could start altering the content itself?
Twisted Spoke is looking for a few talents to enrich the site and add a few more twists and turns.
What we’re looking for mostly is a different take on the sport besides the usual (and wonderful) coverage by cyclingnews and velonews. We want the interesting perspective — it can be funny or insightful or angry or simply unique. We’d like Twisted Spoke to be a place for some of the new “voices” coming into pro cycling.
So the hunt is for writers or photographers or a bike tech review person or cartoonist or doping expert or UCI mole or any specialty you can bring to the sport.
Things of particular interest:
A writer or two who wants to take a crack at race coverage and/or offering opinion and insights on the subject.
Any photographers on a regular or semi regular basis who’d like to send in race photos or cool bike-related stuff.
Someone with an engineering background who can write knowledgeably on tech-heavy gear reviews.
A person with a great sense of the absurd and finding the humor in pro cycling. We sometimes call Twisted Spoke the Onion of cycling. We make news up, we fabricate funny stories, we poke fun at huge egos.
In return, congratulations, you get the exact same salary as me –zero. But you also get a fast growing and well-read blog to launch your cycling journalism or photography career. There may be apparel and equipment perks we can throw your way and a TS kit down the road.
Last word: don’t get freaked out thinking you have to be a killer writer. The essential is just to have an interesting spin. If you love the Spring Classics and are there roadside drinking beer all day, that’s a great story. If you live in France and are passionate about the week-long stage races, tell your story. If you have a strong opinion on the sport, bring it on.
Really, this is an opportunity for the people who for the last year or two have been thinking, maybe I should start a cycling blog about road racing. Now you don’t have to and you’ve got an instant big audience. We had close to 200,00 page views from Giro through Vuelta.
Drop me a line and we’ll start the conversation.