Tempos, Issuus, Zinios, Etc.,
Yesterday was a 1.5 hour loop at Boyce to get some single track in, today was a steady tempo in a constant head wind on the rail trail. Eeesh, big ringing it into headwinds and crosswinds, at 17 to 19 mph really worked my glutes off! I think the legs were more sore after today's constant effort than they are after a hilly 2 hour ride.
Tomorrow should be back to single track. We're in a stretch of sunny days here in WPA. Do you have ANY comprehension of how rare that is??? So, I plan to hit up more single track in the a.m.. and avoid the road for as long as the sun shall shine.
Part of me is kicking around the idea of doing some two-a-days in the near future. I don't have time for a 4 hour ride on a weekday, but occasionally I do have time for two 2 hour rides. I'm thinking like 2 hours of dirt in the a.m. and maybe 1 or 2 hours of flat bike trail stuff in the evening. Not sure it will happen but I am kicking around the idea.
Finally getting caught up on some XXC stuff. Still have more that needs done, as well as continuing to send out some advertising information. Begging is so not fun, but I do it just the same. I'm also kicking around different ideas of how to present the mag and ways to make at least a couple dollars off of it in the future. The PDF format is working and I like it being fully digital, but tracking down load information to provide to potential advertisers can be fuzzy, and the files are huge for folks to down load.
The Scribd site, is OK, but there are better ones out there. In the future I would also like to have issues available for super low cost purchase. There are a couple sites I'm looking at. One is issuu.com. Here's a link to an example of XXC Issue #2 at Issuu. It's very nice but there is currently no way to purchase eMags published on Issuu. It did monkey with the boldness of a couple fonts in the Tinker story too. And that was strange. Also note that XXC in it's current state was not meant to be read with facing pages, so there are some issue with page numbering, etc., this would change of course if I move the mag to a host such as this.
The other is zinio.com. This would have everything I want, but still have to talk with the dude about the costs. If it costs a shit load of coin to start up, it's a no go. If anyone knows of a similar service, drop me comment or e mail me. The free-er the better, since I continue to rock XXC as a "not for profit, but not for lack of trying" enterprise.
Sorry this post had little to do with ACTUALLY mountain biking. Then again, not sure anyone would care.