Monday, November 13, 2017

Everjourney

Storytelling...wherever, whenever, and however we want to. This is Everjourney, a project motivated by the adventure and freedom of cycling. Wherever you are, be all there.

On this journey, your lead navigator is Sean Bird, a local of Southern California and a fourth-year student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While studying journalism and integrated marketing communications, I have remained influenced by my exhausting interest in two wheels.

Scouting gravel. Photo: Adam Evard (@aeevard).

Now, growing out of Sean Bird's Cycling Blog, Everjourney is my next step. While combining a variety of interests and passions, Everjourney will continue to focus on cycling. However, it will carry a deeper purpose.

Everjourney is meant to resemble the everlasting journey of life. "Ever" represents wherever and whenever. "Journ" represents journalism, storytelling. "Journey" is self explanatory. A hodgepodge to carry deeper meaning, Everjourney is about adventure and travel, finding your outlet, and being present in the moment.

Way back when, this whole writing thing began with the wish of a college counselor. After having beneficial luck with a few English professors in high school, I realized that reading and writing were of interest. Then, when considering future steps, I started a cycling blog to discuss product reviews, race reports, and industry news. Writing was interesting, no doubt. Then, with the reveal of Thereabouts #1, storytelling wasn't going to let me go. Beyond racing, the bicycle provides a powerful appeal, which is revealed by Angus (Gus) and Lachlan Morton.

At this point, through their influence and the motivation of many other characters in the world of cycling, I'm out to continue focusing on the positive, while taking it easy.

Please, follow along. Truthfully, I only have some clue as to what this will become. However, it's a journey now. Thank you for your support.

A recent sunset above San Luis Obispo, California, with the Adventure Aide crew. Photo: Luke Bender.