Sunday, July 25, 2010

Nuthin' Doin'

Summer fun has been accumulating at an alarming rate! Here are a few photos from the two weeks we "weren't doing anything" before our recent vacation. (From which we are now back and fervently resuming our "ordinary" lives. Albeit, with extra bug bites, poison ivy itches, scrapes, bruises and sunburn.)

Local ride in the "cool" of a hot summer eve, with our buddy Landon riding the thing the rest of us never ride.

Agility class for Zeek. (Sprocket is doing it too!)

Little warty friends by the river.

Beneficial insect in the garden.

Not so beneficial insect by a creek.

Evening town ride/run.

Primrose in the garden.

Me, learning that a "morning" ride this time of year does not start at 11:00 a.m. Or even 10:00 or 9:00. It's hot!

Another ride shot of Landon.



  1. Hello,
    Sorry about the double post but I realised Id forgotten to include my email address at the end.

    My names Philip Diprose and I’m the editor of The Ride Journal.
    I don’t know if you’ve heard of us? We’re still pretty small but our name is starting to travel.

    Someone sent me a link to your blog as someone I might be interested in getting in touch with.

    Its easier for you to see the journal than hear me talk about what we're about, and we've got the first two issues available as free downloads on the website

    But I'll waffle a little anyway. We're an all encompassing magazine about riders. We don’t do any reviews, race reports or route guides. Instead we feature small articles about people with a good story to tell. They could be BMX, track, road, commute, cross country... as long as they have passion running in their blood then we will feature them. We've also had pieces from South Africa, Alaska, all over the US, Japan, Europe, Australia... all of which are a long way from the London location where we are based.
    We've had pieces from Greg Lemond, Charlie Kelly, Sir Paul Smith, Chirs Hoy, Pharrell Williams, Victoria Pendleton, Mark Cavendish, John Tomac, Steve Peat, Brandon Semenuk and a whole load more not so recognisable but equally interesting folk.

    We'd love to feature a 750-800 word piece by yourself. You could choose the subject, all we ask is that its a small tale about something personal. If youre up for this then we can discuss ideas later.

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    Sadly we cant pay for submissions but we can put a mention of any website you'd like, send you a copy and get you in amongst lots of other cool folk and give you our undying gratitude. When we began the journal we realized that splitting the profits between all of our contributors was going to be more of an insult than a payment. For this reason we decided not to pay ourselves either and any money that doesn’t go into making the journal happen gets donated to charity. We’ve had so many good times from cycling that its seems right to give something back.

    I really hope you will contribute as Id love to have something of yours in the next issue. Please download the first 2 issues and have a look at what we’re about. A google search will also show you other peoples thoughts about the journal.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Philip Diprose

  2. How cool is this!! I'm going to check out their site. I'll bet your stuff will be a treat for them. Watch out you may have people from all over the world flocking to GJ to ride with you.