In case you’re not on Facebook, Twitter, etc., or haven’t seen the homepage, I wanted to let you all know that XXC Magazine #14 is out. Lots of good things in this issue, but then again I would say that, wouldn’t I? In this issue we have stories and coverage from Iron Cross IX, the Pisgah Stage Race and the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow just to name a few. There’s also an interview with with 2011 Women’s Marathon and 24 Hour Solo Solo National Champion Monique “Pua” Mata and a few other things. I have no doubt that if you are into the endurance mountain bike race and riding scene you will dig this issue.
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Having said all that….
I will say that each issue proves to be harder to do than the last. The bar gets raised a tad higher each issue by both readers and myself. I was once again very fortunate to be able to work with some very talented and eager contributors and I can’t thank them enough.
I was also lucky to have my friends Kristin and Zandr help me out with some copy editing. The issue still has its flaws, but I have to say the mistakes were of course all mine. I mistook seconds for minutes in the Pisgah story and jacked up a name or two in the credits. The mistakes have since been corrected (the beauty of the on-demand publishing) but some early purchases may have the errors. Sorry. Can we call them collectors issues? I doubt. Thank for understanding and for your patience as XXC continues on.
As always thanks for the support and thanks for another year of allowing me bring you the mag. As we enter 2012 in couple weeks I may be asking for your feedback on where you would like to see the magazine go in the future. I may be making some changes. Or not.