I live in Seattle where I write stories, poems, songs, and otherwise work on odd little projects like my diecast racing club I manage as alter-ego Brock Wheeler. It’s ridiculous, it’s fun, and it’s a way to learn a variety of skills.
Why “pedalpoet”? I’m a former bicycle racer, lifelong bike nut, and a poet. The first time I had to come up with an email address, I chose pedalpoet@— and have kept that handle ever since. It was natural to use it for this website when I started it as a simple blog years ago, and I’ve kept it because I like it. Say it out loud, it’s got a fun rhythm: bah-da bah-da.
I’ve always enjoyed most the areas of life that cross boundaries, defy definition, and bring together disparate elements to make something unusual and fresh. Something to stop me, and cause me to think or feel something I hadn’t had access to prior. I don’t fit in a box, and neither does what I tend to share here. I barely know how to describe some of the feelings and inspirations within me. I’m queer, and with hindsight I often wonder how much of the search for myself affected, or was affected by this natural attraction for things that are naturally in opposition to boundaries of all types. I wonder, but I know.
Thanks for visiting! Find me on instagram @pedalpoet, @AlleyCatRaceClub, and @asleeplittlesir; and while you’re at it, I have another completely unrelated blog you might like to check out: Old-timey Recipe Books. Surprise: it’s silly.
Chris Bevens | email@example.com | 206.755.9580