Nigel Peake’s Bicycle Travel Journal and 11 Questions

This product immediately made us want to ask its creator the 11 questions.

Every once in a while, a product floats across our desks that excedes all expectations. Maybe it’s our journalistic love for notebooks or maybe it’s the intrigue behind the artwork and tiny brown envelopes scattered throughout, but we think the Bicycle Travel Journal is pretty darn rad.

One of the intriguing 'Memento envelopes'.

This journal was created by Nigel Peake, an artist and cyclist from Strangford, Ireland. According to the press-release that came with the journal, Peake loves cycling, drawing, nature, buildings and cricket.

One of Peake's beautiful watercolor illustrations appropriately next to a front and rear 'puncture log'..

“I have always enjoyed cycling, from the age of five, and I have the same joy for cycling as I do drawing,” explained Peake, about the Bicycle Travel Journal.

Another of Peake's illustrations.

The Bicycle Travel Journal retails for $15 and will be available here.

We found this journal and Peake so interesting that we asked him to partake in our 11 Questions. Here are his answers:

1 — Describe the perfect hamburger.
Served with blue cheese, fries and in a booth.

2 — Who are your heroes or role models?
Kind people.

3 — What would you be doing if you never discovered bikes?
Probably the same, but without knowing the joy of rolling around.

4 — Where is the most interesting place on earth?
The sea.
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5 — Who is your favorite musician or band (right now)?
At the moment in my studio, Bill Fay, in the car the Lemonheads and on the bus Michael Hurley or Fridge.

6 — What was your first bike?
It was a three-wheeler, handed down from my brother.

7 — If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
The Piano.

8 — Who do you think is the best bike rider of all time?
Elliot from E.T.

9 — What is on the perfect pizza?
Tomato, mozzarella from Campania in fillets, basil and extra virgin olive oil.

10 — If you could have coffee and conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I am not good with these type of questions, so today it would nice to meet up with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for a coffee.

11 —Describe yourself in three words.
No idea. Thanks.

One of the varying styles of journal note pages.

One more of Peake's illustrations for good measure. This one is titled 'Uphill and downhill'. The page before is a spot to log elevations.


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