Monday, January 12, 2009

Epicurean Cyclist...branching out...

While on tour, I feel the most alive and that it is something that I'd like to do for a long time. I love touring and I'm very enthusiastic and I want more people to do it. That's one of the primary purposes of this site, to inspire others to hop on a bike and explore, even if it is just for a weekend to grab a beer :)

I'm exploring the idea of creating a Epicurean Cyclist newsletter that will come out 6 times a year. It will be simple, something like a zine format. You'll be able to stick it in your Ostrich or Acorn handlebar bag ;) With the Rivendell Reader going digital, I think that those that like the tangibility of the printed word are at a bit of a loss (FYI, there's still Bicycle Quarterly which is an amazing magazine for the touring/rando cyclist with discerning taste).

I'm also exploring the idea of creating postcards or some sort of photo book with all the pictures I've taken while touring and in the long-term, creating a series of guides of a rambling nature.

What do you guys think? Would there be any interest? What sort of things would you like to see?

7 comments:

JPTwins said...

Can you elaborate on how this would be different from the blog? I like the product reviews, the trip reviews, pretty much all of what you post is read-worthy.

But if you are going to print something, definitely make use of your awesome pictures. Hell, i'd buy a little zine with pictures and bike stuff, just to support you.

Geoff

RussRoca said...

Well, it would probably differ in that there would be more detailed trip information...maps, etc., maybe a few exclusives that would only go in the zine like interviews, recipes and field repairs...

JPTwins said...

Yeah, then that sounds good. I'll recommend you ask your readers for trip submissions, because while your southern California trip reports are nice, I'd love to hear (and write) about some east coast adventures.

Sign me up!
geoff

cpfiles said...

I am so there. I would love it, especially with your photography.

Like Geoff, I would like to see submissions from other areas. I live in the mid-south and would also love the chance to share some of what we have to offer here.

Michael said...

I would subscribe to that. I really enjoy your writing. A good mix of product reviews, travel journals, and essays on bike culture would make for a good read.

GregB said...

Count me in. I love your blog. Having something in print adding more detailed trip info about what you took, how you packed, field repairs, would be great. I'll pay in advance to help the cause.

Greg

2whls3spds said...

I would consider breaking my rule of no more paper coming into the house for something like that. Definitely need to enlist someone to do the middle states and the east coast...there is a huge amount of territory to cover; and so little time!

Aaron