I received issues 1 and 2 of 9W over the weekend. I cracked open issue 1 and could not stop until all the way through. Really beautiful magazine with great photography and interesting reads. I’m partial to articles of riding in Switzerland, so issue 1 really had my undivided attention. This magazine is still not available locally, but it can be had via their website. Following is some text from 9W.

9W is a journal of cycling photography and stories named for route 9W, the well-known cyclist’s escape route from New York City; loved, hated, endured. Training ground, test piece, springboard. Accordingly, we publish local stories, and stories from around the world.