Pedalpalooza 2021: The low-down

Spotted on South Waterfront, 12 June 2021. Minolta Hi-Matic 7s/Silberra 100 Hello, folks. Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual Bike-Fun Celebration, is back! After COVID drastically altered it last year, we are now back to group rides, but with precautions, like masking up. And this year it's June, July, and August vs. just the month of June. As... Continue Reading →

Ten Years since my Cross-Con Tour

It's a long time ago, yet feels like yesterday: Ten years ago on this very day my then-partner April and I embarked on a cross-continent tour. Our goal was big: Ride from the Pacific Northwest eastward, with a detour into the Canadian Rockies and Prairies, then through the Midwest and Northeast, hopefully ending up in... Continue Reading →

Last week for discounted prices on the new membership kit!

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello friends of three speeds! This is the last week I’ll be offering a discount on the (pre-order) of the new Society of Three Speeds membership kit! You can get the basic kit for $20 (plus s/h) and the deluxe kit, which adds a year of Postcard Club, for just $35 (plus s/h). This price is good through Monday May 31st, after that expect it to go up by at least $5.

Oh yeah, even though these kits are labelled as “pre-order”, since I have all the stuff for them, they will be shipped out pretty shortly after you order! You don’t have to wait too long.

And remember, you will get:

  • A patch, expertly sewn by Falls Creek Outfitters
  • Three stickers, one of which is reflective!
  • An enamel pin made by Falls Creek Outfitters
  • The membership card

Here’s how to order:

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Deadline Day for reporting the Three Speed April 2021 Challenge!

Society Of Three Speeds

Hello friends of Three Speeds! It’s been three weeks since the Three Speed April 2021 Challenge ended. Now is the “do or die” time: I must receive your completed journals so you can get your prizes!

People in the US: You MUST send your completed journal via post. Entries must be postmarked by today, Friday May 21st, to qualify. Note I said “postmark”. You do not need to Express Mail me or such nonsense, though you should use tracking via First Class Package or Priority Mail. (Please DO NOT send via Certified or Registered Mail!) You just need to get your journal out by today. Last pickup time for most urban post offices is by 5PM, so you’ll need to drop it in the mail before then. It can be earlier for rural areas. And you should still copy your journal somehow in case the mailed-in copy gets lost.


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Shawn Granton, Professional Photographer

In the purest sense of the term, a professional is someone who makes money from what they do, whereas an amateur doesn't. This dichotomy has become convoluted over the years, see the fuss over "amateur" status and the Olympics for an example. The term "professional photographer" is a pretty loaded one, conjuring up images of... Continue Reading →

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