An Australian Bike Dream Zine #1 / Free / Half-Sized / 44 Pages / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Whenever I go down to Boxcar Books, I seem to pick up more than my fair share of biking and bike-related â€˜zines. Not a bad thing, but an interesting phenomenon nonetheless. As the title may indicate, An Australian Bike Dream Zine is about one individualâ€™s trek to and through a great amount of Australia. The narrative really is in a personal type of style, but Sarah writes so vibrantly that any individual will feel as if they are sharing each ride with eir. While almost all of Sarahâ€™s interactions with people seem to be positive, the layout of the zine is fairly tame. Two very different points, but Iâ€™m not wondering if some accompanying doodles, such as are on the cover of the zine, would not help create a more homely environment in which to couch the details of the zine. Sarah does not get exactly where ey wants to get with eirâ€™s trip, but it realls seems like ey has fun with the ride. The zine ends with a detailed idea of what would make the most sense to take along with an individual who would want to take a more extended trip. â€œThe Set-Upâ€, detailing Sarahâ€™s entourage of materials, goes into detail without being too technical, and really just puts out information without creating too much of a learning curve. Let me be clear: Sarah has an excellent, easy to read style, and the narrative re-told in this zine is one of the more vibrant that Iâ€™ve seen.
Rating : 7.8/10