Mountain bikers like to trade stories. Maybe it about that time you took that really huge superman, or the time you had to backtrack to find your lost keys and saw Cougar prints on top your tire tracks. Most cycling print though is dedicated to the shiny bits, when all we really want to do is re-live the experience of the trails over and over in our minds.
Alex Hutchinson loves to tell tales, so he has created his first collection of short stories. Published via e-book, it will keep the price low and easy to reach, since he says his e-books outsell his printed ones 4 to 1 anyway.
“From the first day I climbed on a mountain bike, I felt the need to write about the experience. Freedom, independence, self-propulsion and exploration are concepts so revealing of our nature that they beg for the loving embrace of short story fiction. These past six years have provided me with a wealth of interesting characters, intense races and natural beauty. All of which made it easy and fun to write these stories.”
So next time you think you have spent way too much time reading about carbon fiber rim stiffness, take a break and let your mind wander to where it really wants to be, on the trail.
Alex says Twisted Trails will be released February 15th, consisting of 9 stories that are fictional tales about the sport. Best of all, it’s only $1.99 on pre-order for Kindle.