Three sunny days!
Back to back!
Including a weekend!
That's got to be an inspiration.
We are in the process of breathing life into the SIR Newsletter and we hope that your recent inspiration needs a creative outlet. The June issue of the SIR Newsletter is just the place to let your creativity run wild. Well at least let it out on the long leash.
We have learned over the years that ride reports make great reading, but we also have learned that it takes more than a cue by cue account of a rainy night through east Snohomish County to sustain a randonneuring newsletter. You are an eclectic, interesting crowd. Given that randonneuring is the big tent let's hear from the high wire walkers, the fire breathers, and the carny barkers.
We are looking for cycling related content. Rando would be great, but cycling is OK. Think about all those things you think about when you are cranking out the km's. What have you seen on a bike lately that was interesting? What's the most ridiculous (remarkable, inspiring, or routine) bike related activity, event or vignette that caught your attention since January first? Remember PBP? What sticks in your mind some 8 months on? How did PBP 2011 compare to your previous experiences? Your first PBP? How did it compare to your expectations? Never been? How sick of /inspired by all the stories are you? Rando widow? Here is your opportunity to paint the picture from outside the inner circle. Are you new to randonneuring? We especially want to hear from you.
T here will be a few recurring features: For you uber geeks there will be a section titled "There's an App for That". Here you will have the opportunity to trot out some new, application, or work-around that may be of interest to others. Of course there is always the latest 'must have' gizmo, or doo-dad that you may have had personal experience with. Just right for a section titled "How's that Working for You?" If you want to say something about Bicycle Advocacy, or your stellar participation in the upcoming May Bike Commuter month event or contest in your area, we will have some space for your soap box. If you are participating in NW Crank, a brief item, (preferably with pictures of sunshine) would be particularly well received.
There will be room for ride reports, reviews of new Perm Routes, possibly even reports from ride organizers. But, like every other aspect of this cruel and unusual 'sport', ... it all depends on you, the volunteer.
The June edition is scheduled to publish in the first week of, June! Camera ready content should be submitted in MS Office Word format no later than Sunday, May 20th. This is NOT like your term paper assignment; you do not have to wait until the 20th to turn in your paper. Extra credit for early submissions. Submit your articles, questions, suggestions, criticisms, or offers of help to:
Thanks, and we will be looking for your stuff.
Ed and staff