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!
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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.
Tetanus-washed, Willy Wonka-inspired, gravity-fed whiplash contraptions with a focus on projectile vomiting for all ages and—of course—light sexual experimentation for your teens.
“There was a time when clowns dominated the early childhood entertainment scene with their big noses, wildly colored hair, and patchwork suits. But I think that time has passed, and maybe the world agrees with me.”—Kyle von Hoetzendorff
“One of the worse theme park in Victoria the customer service is awful,staff is very immature don’t no how to deal with young kids. Rides are not safe you never know when it will pull a part. Make sure you have taken a life insurance before jumping on to the rides. I won’t be taking my kids back there. At last,tickets are over priced….! Disappointed disappointed disappointed”—Ricky Kaher
Drawing its rejuvenating water from the harbor-tainted sea water just offshore, the St. Kilda Sea Baths heat that water up to a comfortably warm temperature, allowing you to play in the ocean without the fear of catching pneumonia or getting attacked by a tiger shark.
“We were pretty excited to get into these pools, and they didn’t disappoint. After a long week on the bike it was great to just bob around in the warm water, safe from roving tiger sharks and errant speed boats. What I wasn’t expecting was the amount of heavy petting that was cracking off in these very public pools. Needless to say, don’t put your head below the water unless you want to take something back to the States that you’ll have a hard time explaining.”—Kyle von Hoetzendorff
“Chillin all the way back!”—Kevin Korando
“I love this place and I’ve only been twice. I like to progress from pool to hydro spa to steam room, and a little time in the bay just outside is the ‘I am alive’ element to top it off. Bright environment with friendly fellow bathers.”—Mary Hughes
The sea provides, and when it’s done providing we’re done for the night. We’re going to have an amazing selection of food, just make sure you get here before everyone else does or that amazing selection of food is going to be long gone. Just like our oceans’ natural resources.
“Admittedly we didn’t get seated until late but we thought hey, this is Melbourne, this is a happening city, an eater’s city, a culinary city, surely there will be food enough to go around? As it turned out Claypots runs a hardcore first-come first-serve and let’s-do-our-best-to-sell-out-of-everything program. Well, that night they did a great job because ordering was a bit like getting last year’s Advent calendar on the first day of December. Nothing was available. Fortunately, the kitchen was able to scrape something together and the food we wound up with was truly delicious. Next time I’m back in Melbourne I’ll be sure to set up camp in front of Claypots so I won’t miss a thing.”—Kyle von Hoetzendorff
“Great place, Wish they would have their bands listed so you know what’s on.”—Geoff Whitelaw