Tuesday, 27 May 2014

It's Not The End. It's Just the Beginning!

You may have heard the news yesterday, that my husband, Chris, and I have joined forces and are putting our powers to good use in a new partnership, Modacity. After years of writing, photographing and filming about bike culture, we have decided to start offering our services to the masses, hoping to inspire even more people throughout the globe to move to a simple approach to mobility for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. Chris and I have worked so well as a team for over fifteen years, whether as housemates, husband and wife, parents and even writing, so it just seemed the next logical step was to combine our respective talents and focus our energy and passion on promoting the benefits of multi-modal transportation.
Hard to believe how much has changed
since this photo 2 years ago

What does this mean for the Velo Family Diaries? Well, sadly it means that after two years, over 44,000 page views and global readership, I am taking my writing talents over to the Modacity blog and will no longer be adding posts to Velo Family Diaries. It has been quite a journey, and has taken me from the humble beginnings of a mom sharing her adventures with her children, to today. I have had the pleasure of writing for several print and online publications, and am currently in the planning stages of sharing my stories and experiences in person in New Zealand!

I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way, for following this blog, or sharing my stories on Facebook and Twitter. It is thanks to many of you that I have seen such recognition and success, and I will be forever grateful. I've enjoyed your comments and stories as well. Less and less have we felt like the crazy family that sold our car and opting for bikes instead, as we've realized there's a whole community out there just like us, living through the same trials and tribulations, and enjoying many of the same successes we've had over the years.

As I move ahead and start this new adventure, I hope you continue to follow me and the journey my family is taking. It is a very exciting time for us, and I couldn't be happier to sharing it with my husband, someone who's supported me every step of the way, and is, quite frankly, the best business partner I could ask for! Thanks again and enjoy the ride!