For Sale: Wald 257 Rack

As part of my bike mixup started by selling the Crested Butte, I no longer need my Wald 257 Rack. Known formally as the 257GB (Black) Ewald’s Multi Fit Front Rack, and colloquially known as the Wald Pizza Rack due to the ability to carry pizzas, this rack is the largest, beefiest rack Wald makes... Continue Reading →

Raleigh Crested Butte: The exit interview (of sorts)

The Raleigh Crested Butte has left the stable. This top-of-the-line in 1984 mountain bike served me (mostly) well for almost nine years. It was the bike that made me love vintage mountain bikes and plush 26" tires. It's also been the bike that I personalized and modified the most over the years, though its last... Continue Reading →

The great shearing

It was time to lose the long hair. I had been growing it since November of 2019. I intended to get a haircut in March of 2020 (when I had the cash) but then pandemic happened. Since barbers and salons required close interpersonal contact, they were one of the last businesses to reopen. So I... Continue Reading →

Still for sale: Raleigh Crested Butte

UPDATE 16 JUNE 2021: This bike has been SOLD. Hello friends. My 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte is still available. I'd really rather sell this bike through Instagram/tumblr/my blog than go the Craigslist route, so I'm relisting it again in the hope that happens. Otherwise, I'll be putting it up on Ye Old Craigslist next week.... Continue Reading →

An appreciation of slide film

As a certified Gen-Xer, I do have a personal history with slide film. My dad definitely shot his share with his Nikon, and a family slideshow happened every once in a while. My fourth-grade teacher Ms. Roberts would share slideshows of her travels with the class. While for other students it meant a half-hour or... Continue Reading →

Finding Lost Lake: 16-19 May 2021

Even after twenty years of living in Portland, there are so many places in the immediate area that I haven't seen. And it's not the "shades of grey" of living in New England, as there are very dramatic differences close-by. Within a two-hour (by car) radius) I can see the ocean, coastal rainforests, verdant valleys,... Continue Reading →

For Sale: Raleigh Crested Butte

UPDATE 16 JUNE 2021: This bike has been SOLD. Hello friends. After almost nine years of service, it is time for me to sell my Raleigh Crested Butte. This Crested Butte dates from 1984, one of the early American production mountain bikes. It was designed to be a "top of the line" offering by Raleigh,... Continue Reading →

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