Calling us is great too because we WANT to really hear you and this way we can really do that. We love inflection, subtlety, tone, all of it. Pre-emoji vibes are the best. Feel free to ramble. FTR, we may (and probably will) publish your VM if it’s good. So make it good!
Performance Journalism™ about the culture of Bicycles, Sport and Other. YP = YJ + MFS + 🚲 + 😜 X PJ™
More than reliable transportation or a destination or extensive provisioning, any Performance Journalist™ worth their salt requires for success in any endeavor or pursuit only a quality Wool Blanket. Wool blankets can be fashioned into a jacket, as in a capote, or a cloak or cape. They can be used to wrap and therefore protect your valuables during travel as well as camouflage said valuables regrettably but necessarily left overnight in a car in a dimly lit motel parking lot. In place of an otherwise useless cotton towel pre-and-post hot spring, swim hole, hobo slap, etc. As a bedroll, a napkin (albeit an oversized napkin), a pillow, a sack or makeshift bag, a brightly colored and nicely delineated picnic or lunch spot, for love-making, in defense against nearly feral or overly habituated animals, a lightweight saddle alternative, fire containment and for bivouacking and/or enhancing an otherwise primitive shelter. For wound care and poultices. Protection against the elements like dust, wind, direct sunlight, etc., as well as volatile and/or tempestuous weather. Insulation be it fixed, semi-permanent or temporary. To appear Period Correct if which period is the whole of the 1800s. A blanket and/or ad-hoc burrito-style mummy bag. And finally, if need be, they can be soaked in various nutrients, broths, herbs and tinctures for later oral or topical application.
Daniel PasleyFounder, Editor, Contributor, Blogger
Kevin BrownPublisher, Web Editor, Interneter
Justin BalogCinematographer, Video Editor
Steve HockettIllustrator, Animator, UK Section Chief
THE SPECTACLE OF ROAD RACING→ Professional 🚴🏼♂️ is the finest, most beautiful, most relevant sport in the world and for many that’s as complicated and/or nuanced as the whole thing needs to get. But for us, for MFS, racing is more profound and, frankly, more interesting than a simple display of competition and speed. In service to this core belief which, here and now, we submit as a Universal Truth, we created an episodic multimedia documentary and contemporary study exalting Road Cycling for ALL that it is: ✨The ✨Greatest ✨Spectacle ✨On ✨Earth ✨
EXPLORATION, ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION→ In partnership with NASA and the US Military this a reboot of Lewis & Clark. Our mandate: Explore, Engage, Educate. Our POV? Our modus operandi? Our raison d'être? D-i-s-c-o-v-e-r-y, discovery. From pseudo anthropology, interpretive cartography, field observations, illustrations, typologies, catalogs, terrestrial vs. galactic and bicycle-/non-bicycle-based adventure to Shackleton, Darwin, Captain Cook, we are the Corps of Discovery. 🌕🚀🚁🚲🛶🌍
THE CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF OTHER→ We are Cultural Anthropologists and Sportsmen compelled into the Wilderness to explore, document and publish a lasting and meaningful record of our experiences there. Through a collection of fictional and non-fictional multimedia we endeavor to understand and relate those people, places and pursuits the purview of Yonder. What is our purview? All things other. ///// Edges, Frontiers and Margins. Nerds & Warriors. The DTF. The Salty. W E 💖 O T H E R.
The tacos are not bad, considering our distance from Mexico.
Start – Stop: Melbourne – Melbourne
Distance: 0 mi.
Elevation Gain: 0 ft.
Riding Time: 0:00:00
Time Awake Spent in Pursuit of The Trip, Roughly: All. Damn. Day. #vacay
Weather: Sunny with a bit of wind. Shorts and long sleeves weather.
Day 09 Objectives & Points of Interest
St. Kilda Salt Baths.
Some nice dining experiences.
A Brief Timeline of a Very Nice Way to End Our Trip
10:15am: Breakfast at the Galleon Cafe.
10:45am: Meet up with Sam from Specialized Australia. He gives us a nice little tour of downtown Melbourne.
2:00pm: Radio Mexico for Lunch. The tacos are not bad, considering our distance from Mexico.
2:45pm: Visit Luna Park. Take photos in the trick mirrors. Decide the rides are just not for us.
3:15pm: Head to the St. Kilda seawater baths. Watch some people basically have sex in the public pool. Deal with it and keep chilling.
5:00pm: Pack bikes, gear, etc.
8:00pm: Have a walk to Claypots for dinner.
Communication is a KEY component to an effective and efficient investigation of a culture. In order to 1) understand what people are saying, 2) fit in, 3) keep your foot out of your mouth [You won’t make the mistake of telling your wife you’re looking forward to sharing a coupla sluzzas with friends after dinner because you assumed a sluzza was a mixed ice drink not unlike a blended margarita.], and 4) demonstrate respect via a willingness and excitement to learn, Yonder Journal collaborated with a team of Australian Linguists and Cultural Anthropologists to create an interactive glossary module of common expressions. Especially those which we’d be likely to hear and/or use in the context of a Normcore Bicycle Tour in the Australian In-and-Outback.
We didn't smoke cigars, we didn't gamble, we didn't play pool, or even turn into half-mule children. But I am pretty sure we told some lies. Despite this indiscretion, we escaped Luna Park without having to go through a Pinocchio "sewing his oats" scene. And we all know how embarrassing that would've been.
Don't make the mistake of looking at this image too long. Dang. Sorry. You did.
Mr. Cadbury took some time out his busy day laying eggs to pose for a photo. It was an honor sir.
Love hits you when you least expect.
You saw it here first! Sorry Scott Schuman, looks like you were too slow on the trigger.
Kevin [thinking], "Hmm, I wonder if Lachlan is having any luck getting one of those crime pigs with the grappling hook. I would love one for the desk in my office."
Lachlan [thinking], "This might be the saddest game I've ever seen. All these trapped stuffed pigs living their lives in a fish bowl, only to be snatched around the head by a metal claw, dropped in a chute, and taken home where they will surely be lit on fire by a sadistic older brother or sister."