Hurly Burly 3 – Production

It’s finally that time of year when all our hard work and preparation starts to come together into a final product. Chris Jones is hard at work putting the words and photos from a season of hard-fought downhill racing into his typically clean but interesting design template. This year’s book will feature 220 pages of hard-hitting downhill action, with hundreds of the season’s best images, every round reported, results and series standings recorded and a little insight behind the scenes of World Cup racing from some of its more experienced observers and journalists. Stay tuned – HB3 out mid-November.

The World Stage 2

Our Enduro World Series yearbook, The World Stage, is coming up to its second edition. We are working simultaneously on Hurly Burly 3 and TWS 2 right now. Expect a late-2018/early-2019 on-sale for The World Stage.


Travel Guides

We are working on a series of mountain bike travel guidebooks. These cover great mountain biking destinations with relaxed writing and photography to the highest possible standard. For 2019 we will launch this product as an offering for mountain bike resorts and destinations. Stay tuned.

Mike Rose Joins Misspent Summers

From snapping candid photographs of downhill racing’s superstars to some of the sport’s defining action images, his days on the World Cup circuit to his 16 years as editor of Dirt Magazine, Rose’s influence on mountain biking is so great it is almost immeasurable.

He will hate me saying that. He’s an incredibly modest guy who just likes to get rad with bikes and ceramics (yep, pots and stuff). And tea. Having shared an office at Dirt Mag, I learned a lot about the art of the brew (among other things – publishing, for example) from Rose.

Joining as co-Director, Mike brings his wealth of experience and his unique view of bicycles and dirt action to Misspent Summers. He will help take this publishing venture to new realms in the near future.

First though, our 2018 downhill and enduro yearbooks.

Hurly Burly Downhill Yearbook 3

Our third downhill yearbook, Hurly Burly 3, is in production.

Following the success of our 2016 and 2017 downhill yearbooks, this latest offering aims to build on the foundations of the last two years of publishing. We will up the quality even further still. Meanwhile, a new co-Director with a wealth of experience in publishing and photography will help step things up a notch both for Hurly Burly and Misspent Summers in general. Stay tuned for information on the new team member as well as our 2019 projects.

Misspent Summers Store

It’s taken a while, but we will finally, at long last, be launching a store on this website. This will be a place where our supporters can purchase bundle packs of our books at discounted rates, as well as a range of fresh t-shirts, posters and other merchandise. We’ve focused on what’s most important to the foundations of this publishing venture – creating quality print – for the first two years of Misspent Summers. But now it’s time to step things up. We’ll soon be announcing a new staff member as well as our next print projects, so hopefully the store will be finished not long afterwards…


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