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Election Special: Episode 4 – The Finale & Giving Away my Bike

This is the final episode. It features hash browns, cows being blown across the road, Anne Hathaway, piss poor preparation, pedalling in the wind, google maps failures and arriving at the final destination of Salt Lake City via a dodgy interstate. YouTube link. Also, I am GIVING AWAY my bike. It’s in great condition at […]

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Election Special: Episode 3

Here’s episode 3. It features peanut butter, gravity-powered freewheeling, considering eating a raw salmon B. Grylls style, brutal climbs, roads that vanish into the horizon, and the realisation that the election angle of this project might not be what this trip ends up being about. YouTube link.   p.s. For more photos from the road, come hang out on […]

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Solitude

Turns out rural Nevada was a really bad logistical choice when it comes to random filming encounters with people along the way. There’s barely anyone here and this whole ‘Election Special’ concept doesn’t seem to working out too well yet. So, here’s a very short short film about solitude instead. Because there’s a lot of that in rural Nevada. […]

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Election Special: Episode 2

Here’s episode two. It features the first couple of big days back in the saddle, camping in the desert, blood, tarantulas, some bad rhymes, a realisation about Nevada, and a brand new cooking show. It is fair to call it mostly rambling nonsense. YouTube link. Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning […]

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Election Special: Episode 1

And we’re off, kind of. This mini-project will mostly be broken down into Episodes and Shorts. Shorts will be films about people. Episode’s will be trip report style updates. Here’s Episode 1. Sorry but please keep your expectations low as this Episode 1 is not as good as Star Wars Episode 1 and doesn’t feature lightsabers. […]

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Vague Direction: The Election Special [VIDEO]

Oh yes. OH, YES. Time for a new project. Starting on Sunday, for a month, here’s the plan: it involves a bike (the same inappropriate, unsuitable one as last time) and another vague not-properly-planned-in-any-way journey. The best kind. There’ll be more info from Sunday onwards but for now, if this sounds intriguing, watch the video above, […]

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11 Lessons From Writing A Book

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“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.” Cheryl Strayed The Vague Direction book is finally available. It’s called… drumroll… Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle […]

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What you should expect from a long bicycle journey

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Bicycle touring for a sustained period of time is a funny old thing. It is freedom. It is frustration. It is joy. It is really a range of everything you can get thrown at you, erm, being thrown at you. Here’s a little photo journal of what you might expect if you saddle up and […]

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Chats with Evernote

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If you followed the Vague Direction bicycle journey as it was happening, you may’ve seen the Evernote logo on the Vague Direction website. They were friends and partners throughout the trip, and I don’t think I could function properly without their productivity tools, which have become an external brain and a place to document everything – […]

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Creative projects, iteration & doubt

Here’s another video. (Last one for a while, promise!) Following on from the last post, where Visual Collective and I teamed up, this time around we had a quirky conversation about: The battles of a long-term creative project Knowing or not knowing when a project is done The fear that comes with knowing something you’ve made will be […]

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