Since I worked at two bike shops, I’ve always been a devoted reader of Drunkcyclist.com.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t advocate (completely) what it sounds like. Rather it captures the tone of sarcasm, irreverence, and skewering of, well, the things that are easy to skewer about cycling culture in a blog. Think Vice, but for cycling. They also talk about beer.
I had to the chance to do some words for them about Barry-Roubaix, a gravel road race in Michigan.
In November, I went to Las Vegas for Fabtech 2012, the biggest metal fabrication tradeshow where you can watch sparks fly.
Took a field trip to visit Rick Dale of Rick’s Restorations, the shop featured on History’s “American Restoration.” I lugged the HD camera with me and shot some video to supplement the September FFJournal cover story on them.
Always a welcome change to dust off the ol’ camera skills and shoot some footage.
Two months into 2012 already, I’m gradually getting back on the writing horse on the side. (And updating the site.) Credit for motivation where it’s due: Monthly Write Club bouts, and fellow writer and compadre Jess Mlinaric, who keeps the wheels turning at Urbnexplorer.com.
Indieball.com posted my review of Cloud Nothings’ Attack on Memory. There are top-notch music reviews there of groups that might be off your radar, Cloud Nothings’ growing popularity notwithstanding.
This past month, ModernMetals.com and FFJournal.net, the online complements to Modern Metals and FFJournal, were moved to a new content management system. As kinks get worked out and the site polished up, I’ll post more stories under my clips.
It’s certainly been long overdue, but I’ve updated links under writing clips from web exclusives published by Modern Metals and FFJournal magazines. As more go live on modernmetals.com and ffjournal.net, I will post them.
Modern Metals and FFJournal cover industries such as metal fabricating, material handling, forming technology, steel service center news, OEMs, welding, as well as and automotive, aerospace, and infrastructure.