Three Speed October 2021: The final week

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello friends of three speeds! For those of you who have registered for the Three Speed October 2021 Challenge, this is the final week you can participate!

It’s too late to register, and if you have registered but haven’t done any rides, it’s too late for you as well. This week has to be the Week Three of your challenge, so you should have at least attempted two weeks before this. And after you complete your three challenge rides for Week 3 (the earliest to do that is Tuesday) you can use the remaining days up until Sunday October 31st to make up any rides missed in the previous weeks.

Have you completed your challenge? Now is the time to finalize your Official Reporting Journal and send it into me. It is recommended that you use either First Class or Priority Mail tracking, please do not send it Certified or…

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Two more posts up on 35mmc

Hey folks! Yeah, I had a post about found film up on the cool film photography centric website 35mmc back on October 10th. (That post got more reaction than I thought.) Since then, I've had two more posts up! Check them out: Pentax IQZoom 928 Review – My Superzoom of ChoiceSamsung Slim Zoom 1150 Review:... Continue Reading →

Joining the Cult of Brompton

I've owned a lot of bikes in my adulthood--nineteen at last count. Pretty much everything I got was used. Only two bikes were major new purchases, and "game changers" in their own way: The Surly Long Haul Trucker in 2008, then the Bantam custom in 2015. Now here's another major new purchase to add to... Continue Reading →

Three Speed October 2021: Weeks 2 and 3 report

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello folks! I skipped a report on Week 2, so here’s a big ol’ combo one.

To start, I didn’t ride during the second week possible of the challenge, for two reasons: I just got back my Bantam after a month in the shop, so I really wanted to ride that. Plus, my Superbe was having cotter issues, so it was in the shop for most of that week. So the third week possible began my Week Two. And I only got in two rides this week, but one ride was pretty significant, as you’ll see below.

I’ll make up my third ride for this week AFTER I complete my Week 3. And this serves as a reminder to all of you who missed a ride or two during a week: Now begins the “Make-Up” period. You can make up rides from weeks that have passed. But the important thing…

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Bikeartober 2021, Half-way In

It's just about the halfway point for the October "draw every day" challenge. This is the challenge known as "Inktober", but after hearing about questionable actions of its founder, I've decided to not label what I was doing as such. This year I flew without a label for the first week. Then in conversation with... Continue Reading →

Heads up! The last day you can start the Three Speed October 2021 Challenge is tomorrow, Thursday October 14!

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello friends of three speeds! October is zooming by. We’ve already gotten through two full weeks of the possible five of the Three Speed October 2021 Challenge. This means if you are still thinking about joining the clock is ticking.

The latest you can successfully start the challenge is tomorrow, Thursday October 14th. After that date there isn’t going to be enough time to get through three rides a week in three weeks.

And to remind you about what the Three Speed October 2021 Challenge is, it is simply this: Ride your three speed during the month of October! Here are the basic stipulations of this challenge:

  1. Ride athree speed bicycle
  2. Three times a week
  3. At leastthree miles(5 km) each trip
  4. Forat least three weeksduring the duration of the challenge
  5. During a five-week period that centers around the month of October

This year the challenge…

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Minolta SR-T 101: One year in

It's been one year since I picked up my first SLR camera, film or digital. On a mild October Friday, I drove the Emeemobile into the depths of Clark County (Wash.) to meet a Craigslist seller in a suburban Fred Meyer parking lot. After a quick perusal, I handed the seller a Ulysses and had... Continue Reading →

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