Hello folks! Tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st, 2020 is the last day of my holiday sale. Right now you can get 20% off the already reasonable price on buttons, stickers, patches, New Old Stock comics, Bicycle Touring Primer, and Zinester’s Guide to Portland! Here is the fine print: No coupon code required!20% off is valid on most... Continue Reading →
The Season of the Flat
Sad Trombone. Camera: Pentax IQZoom 928. Film: Fuji Superia 200. I tend to not get that many punctures on my bikes these days. This wasn't always the case. Back in my earlier "Portland bicycle commuter" days, I seemed to rack up a lot of flats. It was most likely due to my inherent cheapness: bike... Continue Reading →
Coffeeneuring 2020, Ride 5: Bi-Partisan Cafe and Berrydale Park, 12 Nov 2020
It was inevitable: The initial enthusiasm for Coffeeneuring wanes for me as the challenge goes on. This happens in ordinary years, and is no doubt helped/hurt by my tendency to start off with a bang, then trying to make each ride "special". (After making coffee on the beach with the roar of the Pacific just... Continue Reading →
Shop Sale extended to Wednesday, December 2, plus DEADLINES for custom art!
Hello folks! I'm having so much fun with the sale in my Etsy shop, I decided to extend it a week! From now until Wednesday December 2, enjoy 20% off on most of my stuff! Yep, you can get 20% off the already reasonable price on buttons, stickers, patches, New Old Stock comics, Bicycle Touring Primer, and... Continue Reading →
Three Speed October: Get those journals in!
Hello friends of three speeds. The deadline for getting me the journals has passed. But I know that there’s still folks out there that need to send in their journals. So please send them in, even if you haven’t finished nine rides. Anyone who has done at least one ride and submits their Official Reporting Journal will get two stickers plus an Honorable Mention in the wrap-up report.
This is the last reminder I will post about this. I’m not contacting people individually if they haven’t submitted a journal. If you are still going to send in your journal, get in touch. Not sending it in? You can still let me know. Did you purchase a new Society of Three Speeds membership when you signed up? I urge you to contact me to tell me that you’re still sending in the journal or not. If you bought a new membership…
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In praise of the simple butt pad
I've been using a seat pad for a few years. I got my first one in 2017: Impressed by my friend's use during roadside snack breaks on tours, I figured I should get one for my first ever backpacking trip. Unlike bike touring, there wasn't going to be a picnic table at my campsite. It's... Continue Reading →
A hike through the West Hills to Pittock Mansion, 8 November 2020
Camera: Minolta SRT-101. Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4 50mm Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 The West Hills is a small mountain range (Tualatin Mountains, in itself a far-flung spur of the Coast Range) that separates Portland from the Tualatin Valley to the west. Some of the hills rise above 1,000 feet in elevation. And there's lots... Continue Reading →
100 rolls in, and feeling a little self-conscious: My journey in film photography
Stone House, aka "Witches Castle" in Forest Park, Portland OR. 8 Nov 2020. Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Rollei Retro 80S. I hit a minor milestone this week: I shot my 100th roll of film since I got back into film photography in January. This means I shoot the average of a 36 exposure roll every... Continue Reading →