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Dylan Sherrard Presents: The Dark Roast Diary - Ode to the Wild Ride
Mar 6, 2015
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(Mar 6, 2015 at 2:32)
I think I'm losing the ability to read hand written text.. It almost seems like to much effort...
(Mar 6, 2015 at 10:36)
"My french eyes can't read english handwriting" I was thinking, then I saw your comment with 33 props. I'd prefer it was because of my french eyes.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 13:03)
It's a good article and even better handwriting, I just meant to point out that the digital age makes your eyes lazy.. But, it's still nice to see a different format.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 13:06)
forgot how to read cursive...
(Mar 9, 2015 at 15:56)
This is just sad. We as people need to write more. Our history is being recorded on computers. Without electricity our computers are useless. With real writing we can have a better chance to preserve who we are. Great job Dylan!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:46)
Somewhat crazy to see people semi-slagging cursive. Writing - actual, hand writing - is a dying art and I applaud Mr. Sherrard's creativity. I for one totally dig the mellow feel and presentation of this article - kind of a nice change from the endless stream of adrenaline-addled dubstep DH videos. There's a reason these are called storytellers. Reading Dylan's words, I can picture myself on that patio, or sitting around that fire telling war stories with friends, or freezing my ass of in pouring rain at Whistler, or hopelessly lost in the backcountry trying to jimmy-rig a broken rear derailleur and not get eaten by bears, knowing that as much as the experience sucks right now it will be one hell of a story later. Wild rides indeed. Cheers Dylan!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 10:55)
Took the words from my mouth Parabellum…artistic storytelling about taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures, nice.
(Mar 7, 2015 at 6:10)
Dylan is an incredibly talented writer, and rider!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 7:32)
Awesome design and layout! Great to see something different and with a great taste! It really gives the Polaroid snapshot diary feel! Cheers!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 0:51)
How to be a mountain biker.... and while your at it.... become a coffee snob.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 2:33)
pick a coffee brand and be a dick about it....
(Mar 6, 2015 at 6:05)
I have no brand affiliation but I'll only ever drink Jamican Blue or Starbucks pike's place
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:12)
Like Freeride, cursive is not dead!!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 10:30)
Dylan, this is awesome! You've created a great atmosphere with layout and presentation – it's great to see people going outside their comfort zones to play with new ideas. You're a true ambassador for sport, keep that humility and enthusiasm going!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:48)
Dylan is a poet and I agree with him enjoying the first morning cofee before a ride, cofee from Veracruz or Chiapas as good as the best Colimbian before a 20km downhill in Sierra Gorda Queretaro just makes it better. Ohh and yes...we old people still know the art of manuscript, you should try it. Cheers
(Mar 6, 2015 at 6:56)
It appears people from the UK are offended by cursive writing
(Mar 7, 2015 at 8:12)
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I was skeptical about trying something new with this, but happy to hear that people are enjoying it.
Isn't it funny how our eyes can't read cursive writing on autopilot, the same way they can read text without us giving it any thought?
(Mar 6, 2015 at 0:19)
That's cool. Love the whole thing and particularly the last sentence.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 4:42)
People still know cursive? Impressive. My next submission will be on a scroll of papyrus.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 6:25)
what next - trailhead signs in hieroglyphs?
(Mar 6, 2015 at 15:45)
Dylan, this is art on several levels. You've mixed photography, poetic creative writing, a cursive font (I just learned that that's what it is from the comments - I always thought it was called 'handwriting' LOL) and combined it into an intriguing artistic presentation. I for one would never have thought to photograph text like you did here. Congrats on putting in the time and effort to post a great piece!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 7:22)
If I had such nice handwriting, I'd show it off too. Unfortunately, my writing looks the same as it did in third grade. Cool idea and nice writing.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 1:49)
like it ...manuscript ...
(Mar 6, 2015 at 4:31)
Groovy format and cool writing... keep on discovering the wild rides!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:39)
This paired well with my morning coffee, cheers Dylan!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 14:19)
Mountain bikers make up the worlds biggest cluster of coffee snobs... but I am one of them
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:34)
Good stuff Dylan. Nice to something different on pinkbike, cool format.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 12:25)
that was great I enjoyed reading it thanks Dylan! Boooyaaa on Specialized all my best wishes !!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 10:16)
Teacher: So, you never learned cursive? Bart: Well, I know hell, damn, bi.....
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:33)
pick up a pen, draw, write, create, inspire.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 5:58)
(Mar 7, 2015 at 17:37)
This is awesome, thanks for that.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 20:35)
I love Dylan Sherrads articles, however i couldnt read this one.
(Mar 7, 2015 at 22:14)
Me thinks Dylan is a modern day mountain biking messiah. HALLELUJAH!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 14:05)
Excellent read and post!!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:28)
Nice work Dylan!
(Mar 6, 2015 at 12:26)
His writing is nice and curvy haha
(Jun 19, 2015 at 16:36)
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(Mar 6, 2015 at 8:15)
too much hipster again, that's 2 articles in 2 days.
(Mar 6, 2015 at 12:25)
peace jesus, peace
(Mar 6, 2015 at 13:28)
I like coffee and mountain biking but I though this article was stupid.
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