Casagrande Press is seeking submissions for its forthcoming book Cycling's Greatest Misadventures Vol 2. The press is looking for quality nonfiction stories about cycling mishaps, disasters, strange encounters, comical pranks, crashes, bad judgment calls, misfortune, contest meltdowns, strange injuries, loss of wit, critical conditions, bike trips gone wrong or "non-riding episodes" that surround the cycling experience. The editor seeks well-written stories that tell a good tale, reflect a culture, and develop the depth of the characters involved. Open to writers and riders of any level.
Deadline has not yet been set.
Submit your story at www.casagrandepress.com
Email: casagrandepress @ aol . com
Or call Paul Diamond, the editor,
Between 9am and 5pm Pacific Time
Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures presents twenty-seven true stories which cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. In these pages both everyday riders and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, animal attacks, sabotage, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. These stories bring to life the strange possibilities that await us once we step on the pedals of our road, mountain, or commuter bikes.
Here is a taste of the curious but true stories contained within: In Australia, a former pro cyclist decides to spread tacks on women’s race course in an attempt to get a date. In California, an enthusiastic computer programmer crashes a stationary bike during his first spin class. In Pennsylvania, a man accidentally cycles deep into a prison yard and then has to make an escape. In 1897, twenty African-American’s complete the first group Transamerican ride on iron bikes with wood rims, and they all ride armed with rifles. In Washington DC, a woman is attacked by a large rat that jumps on her bike and slaps her repeatedly with its tail. In North Carolina, a man is “attacked” and knocked from his bike by a flying dead dog. Some of these stories might make your cringe or laugh; most will make you shake your head with disbelief.