JUST WANTING to send out some stoke for my crew here. Matador editors have been bringing some fire over the last couple months to national, international, in-flight mags, and publications all over the place. This is the latest from David Page in the October issue of AirTran’s GO magazine:
IN MY EXPERIENCE, most journeys worthy of the name begin not so much with that first step prescribed by the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, as with a series of trivial delays and procrastinations followed—finally, when there is no other option—by a mad dash. And so it was that on a clear Sunday morning in late June, in the company of an unflappable photographer named Osceola (after the famous mixed-blood Seminole war chief), I found myself sprinting through the streets of San Francisco on my old hard-tail mountain bike, with full camping and cooking kit and a week’s supposed essentials in tow, harrowingly late for the Oakland Ferry. We leapt curbs and ran four-way stops, greatly exceeding the top speed recommended for our new cargo trailers. Finding Market Street closed to traffic for a parade—the sidewalks thronged from Castro to the Ferry Building—we blew past the traﬃc police and pedaled straight down the gullet of the route, cheered on by the crowds as though we were the warm-up entertainment.