Simon Beckford

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This thing again…

Hmm, here we are again. Another blog post. I’m not even sure if that’s the right term any more. I wrote blog posts with some occasional regularity and a few people liked them and that was fun and then I mostly got bored of words again and went back to shooting photos…

Which I quite enjoy. So if you want to look at my photos and perhaps leave a nice comment or something you can find my photos HERE on Instagram. I actually quite enjoy them.

Now might be a good time to walk away from this screen and go outside, and while you do that I’m going to go make some tea and eat another piece of this really good donut I’ve been enjoying 🙂

Time, computers, gear, life, and Chai Lattes

Okay…time.  I’ve been rocking the same $20 watch for, I don’t know, a thousand years?  More?  I honestly don’t remember.  And by “same” I mean the same general design…I’ve been through, I don’t know, ten of these things over the years?  At least?  They made them super big for a few years, but it’s always the same really.  Time, date, stopwatch, alarm.

I usually break the wrist bands.  I try and tape them for a while, but then eventually the band is such a mess of medical tape and gorilla tape and it’s still falling apart and it get’s all sticky and I just can’t deal… Continue reading

CSW 2018 Video Ep3

Two weeks ago (it feels like two months) our train rolled into Boston, more or less concluding our crazy and amazing bicycle adventure.  And the third video update can now be found on YouTube:

Now the real fun begins…500GB of photos and videos shot on three cameras over four weeks.  I honestly don’t expect this to become anything truly amazing, I’m not planning to enter it in film festivals around the world and gain fame and fortune…but I’m really excited about it all the same!  I’m excited to go through the motions of putting a film together, making it the best little film I can, and sharing it with you all 🙂

Stay tuned for more info, and expect it some time around the beginning of April.

That’s all for now…catching up on sleep and enjoying settling into a place for a little while.  It’s been a long while!

Cheers, Simon

Week two recap


Dirt and Cacti

Honestly, after the first week or so (and then a few days off in Silver City) things felt pretty chill…the cycle life settled back into it’s routine, bike as long as it’s fun…find a place to camp (usually more or less on the side of the road)…eat some food, we lived our lives pretty close to the sun and continued our pattern of sleeping a lot, usually about 10 or 11 hours, it just gets so cold and dark that there’s not much else to do.

Things got really interesting once we hit dirt though… Continue reading

And so it begins…

The light of the sun is shinning through the ice on the  trees and setting the whole forest alight in a world of glistening silver splendor…the white snow shines clear and bright as it reflects the golden sun back up into the sky…it’s a stunning sight to be hurdling through, gently shacking side to side as the train speeds along.

For me and Ari, this trip has been a long time coming… Continue reading

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