Today’s guest blog contributor is Todd Simmons, ofWolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. We’re excited to have Todd contributing. He works a sentence like Danny MaCaskill works a guardrail in a deserted parking garage. -CJ
At long last, the tenth issue (BA 43-500) of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac has arrived. After being dropped by the peloton some time ago, our pocket-sized periodical is racing back into the cycling conversation with a lively new issue full of essays, reviews, stories, drawings, art, poetry, mystery, and lore.
This is our longest and most complex edition to date! Inside, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo explains why the bike has always been his preferred method of travel. Tin House‘s Rob Spillman weighs in on broken bones and cycling fashion. Dan DeWeese wonders why there are no bikes in Blade Runner (and reviews the Globe Daily 1). Enjoy a swath of bicycle-themed poetry by Chris Dempsey, Claudia Reinhardt, Casey Fuller, Patrick Barron, Barry North, Amy Brunvand, and Stanley Noah. Maureen Foley concludes her epic comic series “Smidge and Space Go West,” while Mike Compton wraps up his ABC’s of cycling. Ben Weaver takes a moving bike and banjo journey, and Bike Commuter Betty bids you ado. Ever been trailed on your way home late at night? Kjerstin Johnson knows exactly how you feel. Itching to break free from your soul-crushing commute? Juliette Birch has been thinking about that, too. If you’re riding from D.C. to Pittsburgh like Adam Perry, or simply across Chicago like Benjamin van Loon, there’s something in the pages of this almanac for you.
So whether you’re a bike commuter, bike musician, bike tourist, bike mechanic, bike enthusiast, or someone who simply prefers to ride in a soft cotton t-shirt and regular old shorts, put a copy of Boneshaker in your pocket this summer and join Wolverine Farm Publishing in celebrating this milestone issue of the world’s only bicycling almanac.
We’re celebrating the 10th issue of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac on Saturday, June 18th, starting at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House at 4pm (316 Willow Street). Come on a adventurous, literary-filled, leisurely bicycle ride under the spirited direction of founding editors Evan P. Schneider and Todd Simmons. Ride will be over around 5:30pm.