Dylan Sherrard Presents: The Dark Roast Diary - Ode to the Wild Ride

Mar 6, 2015
by Dylan Sherrard  

41 Comments

  • + 70
 I think I'm losing the ability to read hand written text.. It almost seems like to much effort...
  • + 5
 "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.
  • + 8
 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.
  • + 1
 forgot how to read cursive...
  • + 1
 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!
  • + 27
 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!
  • + 2
 Took the words from my mouth Parabellum…artistic storytelling about taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures, nice.
  • + 1
 Dylan is an incredibly talented writer, and rider!
  • + 14
 Awesome design and layout! Great to see something different and with a great taste! It really gives the Polaroid snapshot diary feel! Cheers!
  • + 13
 How to be a mountain biker.... and while your at it.... become a coffee snob.
  • + 18
 pick a coffee brand and be a dick about it....
  • - 12
flag redbaronmulisha (Mar 6, 2015 at 6:05) (Below Threshold)
 I have no brand affiliation but I'll only ever drink Jamican Blue or Starbucks pike's place
  • + 13
 Like Freeride, cursive is not dead!!
  • + 5
 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!
  • + 4
 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
  • + 8
 It appears people from the UK are offended by cursive writing
  • + 4
 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?
  • + 8
 That's cool. Love the whole thing and particularly the last sentence.
  • + 6
 People still know cursive? Impressive. My next submission will be on a scroll of papyrus.
  • + 2
 what next - trailhead signs in hieroglyphs?
  • + 3
 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!
  • + 5
 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.
  • + 6
 like it ...manuscript ...
  • + 6
 Groovy format and cool writing... keep on discovering the wild rides!
  • + 4
 This paired well with my morning coffee, cheers Dylan!
  • + 2
 Mountain bikers make up the worlds biggest cluster of coffee snobs... but I am one of them
  • + 2
 Good stuff Dylan. Nice to something different on pinkbike, cool format.
  • + 1
 that was great I enjoyed reading it thanks Dylan! Boooyaaa on Specialized all my best wishes !!
  • + 1
 Teacher: So, you never learned cursive? Bart: Well, I know hell, damn, bi.....
  • + 2
 pick up a pen, draw, write, create, inspire.
  • + 2
 Right on.
  • + 1
 This is awesome, thanks for that.
  • + 1
 I love Dylan Sherrads articles, however i couldnt read this one.
  • + 1
 Me thinks Dylan is a modern day mountain biking messiah. HALLELUJAH!
  • + 1
 Excellent read and post!!
  • + 2
 Nice work Dylan!
  • + 1
 His writing is nice and curvy haha
  • + 1
 Awesome article
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