Zine Review: Bike Rides from SW Montreal

ZINES_BikeRides

Travel zine, Hari Yams, 32pgs, ieatyams@gmail.com, $2

This small, plain zine is meant as a guide for casual Montreal cyclists looking for some easy rides. A single hand-drawn map of Montreal’s south shore loosely tracks the 13 rides, all of which begin near the edge of downtown. Typewritten text gives a brief explanation, distance and directions for each ride. I once rode a bicycle in Montreal for a couple days, and I can’t remember how I got directions, but I did have a good time. Were I to return today, this zine seems like the type of guide I might appreciate. But the directions are kind of sparse, perhaps lacking enough detail to be useful to a timid visitor. The dry, impersonal tone also makes this dull reading if you’re not going to actually use it for directions. I felt there wasn’t enough space devoted to enticing description of sights or the routes themselves. For a toonie I’d buy this anyway, but only as a sidekick to a good cycling map. (Rodney Dickinson)

65

9 Responses to “Zine Review: Bike Rides from SW Montreal”

  1. Magnificent items from you, man. I have bear in mind your stuff prior to and you are just
    extremely magnificent. I actually like what you have received here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which in which you
    are saying it. You’re making it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it
    sensible. I cant wait to learn much more from you. This
    is actually a wonderful web site.

  2. Mill Grinder says:

    Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume
    you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep
    updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  3. Laurene says:

    Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  4. Verona says:

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve really
    enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I will be subscribing in your rss feed and
    I’m hoping you write again very soon!

  5. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks
    fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has
    some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, terrific blog!

  6. I really love your site.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you build this
    site yourself? Please reply back as I’m trying to create my very own site and
    want to find out where you got this from or what the
    theme is named. Thanks!

  7. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy
    on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire
    out a developer to create your theme? Outstanding work!

x
4
Posts Remaining