My criteria: It’s completely subjective. I just like how these stories came out. For some, it was the fun in reporting them, and for others the joy in writing them. (Note: Because of my hybrid year — working through May as the Fresno Bee’s arts reporter, and the remainder of the year in my new role at The Munro Review — you’ll find stories from both platforms.) Here they are in chronological order:
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Nat Vickers and her bike, Luna, have been through a lot of kilometers together.
More than 25,000, in fact.
The Toronto fringe performing artist will tell you about life with Luna in “Girl on a Bike,” her solo show at the “Seattle to Fresno: Best of Fringe” three-day weekend festival at Mia Studio & Gallery. Vickers took the burgundy colored Norco touring bicycle, which is covered with stickers from places around the world in which the pair has pedaled, on a 7,000 kilometer bike trip across her native Canada. It took them three months.
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She camped along the way, staying in places she figured she wouldn’t be bothered (graveyards were always a good bet), inevitably bumping into fellow travelers and accumulating wacky and poignant vignettes.