Hello there! I realize that I haven't really done an official report on my five #midnitebicycleleague2020 rides. What better time then now to do it! Ride 1: Monday 3 Dec 2020 This was a 4.5 mile ride with Emee to Los Gorditos Tacqueria on SE Division St and SE 50th Ave for burrito acquistion. I... Continue Reading →
An afternoon ramble to Johnson Lake, 9 January 2021
Clear and dry winter days are a commodity. You have to seize the moment. But for me, that "moment" is often in the afternoon. As much as I wish it otherwise, I am no morning person. I developed my "stay up late" habits in the later '80s when I was a teen. (Late Nite with... Continue Reading →
Midnite Bicycle League 2020 Update: Reports coming in, and it’s not too late to start!
Hello folks! We are rounding out the second month of the three-month Midnite Bicycle League Challenge. Over the past couple weeks, I've seen the first of the mailed-in Official Reporting Reports filter in. And a few overseas reports have been emailed in. If you've completed your Challenge, now is a good time to send it... Continue Reading →
30% off Buttons and Postcards Sale starts now
Hello friends! It's a new year so time for a little cleaning at my Etsy shop. Starting now, I'm offering 30% off all buttons and postcards! Here are the details: All buttons and postcards on sale!I also threw in a few zines and other things too, but you'll need to seek those outNo coupon needed!... Continue Reading →
Analog dilettante, and avoiding rabbit holes
You've probably guessed by now that I have an appreciation for "analog" things, the things that we used before digital became our reality. I still listen to terrestrial radio, send actual letters, and have gotten into film photography. And I also appreciate old proven technology, whether it be three speed bicycles or shaving with a... Continue Reading →
A Trip to the Oregon Coast, 2-5 January 2021
Ecola State Park, 5 Jan 2021. Olympus XA2, Kodak Ultramax 400. It's been my custom since 2007 to go somewhere out of town for the New Year. I had grown tired of trying to find a good NYE party, so I decided to make my own fun instead. Some New Years I would head off... Continue Reading →
Midnite Bicycle League Challenge 2020
A great #midnitebicycleleague2020 report from Sweden!
The general feeling at this time each year is the felling of almost sitting inside an freezer with the lid closed. It is chilly and dark everywhere.
It is winter season up here in the cold north. It will be at least 3 more months before things starts to get nicer with warm weather, earlier sunrises and even later sunsets. More light and spring time will be welcomed after a long, dark and cold winter.
During the winter there are not so many tweed events as during the summer. But some snow is no obstacle for a true bicycle rider. There are no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Tweed are a warm and reliable garment. it is only a matter of getting up on your bicycle, heading out on icy roads, snowy bicycle lanes and trying to keep away from the largest snow banks. Does the winter…
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The Robin Hood Path Racer gets some love.
It's been just a little over three years since I got my Robin Hood three speed on the road. It arrived to me as a bare frame, a blank slate. I decided to create a "path racer" style bike, resembling something that might be seen on British roads between the wars. Pashley's Guv'nor is the... Continue Reading →