biking meets crafting

I can really identify with the driving (okay, biking) force behind the latest endeavor of Nick Hand, British graphic designer/photographer/father of three/friend of artisans extraodinaire.
He has set out on this beautiful bike trip, collecting (and of course sharing) stories from the artisans he meets along the way.

Sound incredible? It gets even more so when you read where your sponsorship of his ride goes.
Follow his amazing trek here and here.
In the meantime, I will polish my pedals here in Rochester, NY and fantasize about the British coast.
(Thanks so much to Betsy Greer's post about this; I'd never have heard about it otherwise.)