Talk about the weather

Sunflowers, Frazer Park. 17 August 2021. Minolta Freedom Tele/Kodak Ultramax 400 It's the last day of August. For many, this means "the end of summer", though in the US we typically consider Labor Day Weekend as the season-ender. Soon the long, warm days will be a memory. The sun is setting sooner, now it's going... Continue Reading →

Three Speed Cruise Ride Report

Society Of Three Speeds

Monday August 2nd was the date of the Society’s summer ride. This ride was also part of Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual summertime celebration of bike fun. This was a weeknight ride, which means a shorter route than my weekend jaunts in either April or October.

I had a small crew on this ride, mostly filled with regulars: Tim, Michael, Vince, and James. We met on the east side of Tilikum Crossing at 6 and rode off at 6:30.

The route was a simple one: a circuit around the Willamette using the Tilikum and Sellwood Bridges. The west side was pleasant riding, just steering southward along the Willamette Greenway Path. We paused for a wee bit along the Sellwood, checking out the river on a warm evening.

From there, instead of the typical OMSI-Springwater Trail, we wound through the neighborhoods of Sellwood-Westmorleand and Brooklyn. The view from the Sellwood Bluff is always…

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Another Olympus: Superzoom 160

I guess I really am becoming a film camera guy. Not only do I like using them, but they just find their way to me. I've remarked about some people become "the bike guy" and they just get bikes given to them because they have a reputation of liking bicycles. It's along the line of... Continue Reading →

Three Speed Ride, Saturday 10 October

Society Of Three Speeds

It’s time for our autumn cruise on three speed bicycles! This approximately 15 mile loop will explore the deeper parts of SE from Montavilla and back. We’ll see a mix of decidedly urban/suburban and some surprise rural areas.

This ride is open to all bikes that have a internal hub gear of three, four, or five speeds. Bromptons are OK. You do not need to be a member of Society of Three Speeds to be on the ride. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership on the day of ride for the special price of $20!

This is a casually paced ride, no one left behind . We can get food and libations afterwards. Limited to 24 participants. You can register via Eventbrite here.

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A Central Oregon Excursion

August is turning out to be a month of travel! First was the Oregon Coast Bike Tour. Now it's time for a trip to Central Oregon. Today Emee, her kids, and myself will be driving out to Cove Palisades State Park to spend three nights in a cabin. The cabin is on Lake Billy Chinook,... Continue Reading →

The Three Speed October Challenge returns for 2021!

Society Of Three Speeds

Since 2016, the concept of the Three Speed Challenge is simple:Ride your three speed during the month of October!Here are the basic stipulations of this challenge:

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

This year the challenge will happen from Sunday September 26 to Sunday October 31st. Just like 2020, the challenge will be done by mail-in reporting. When you register you’ll be sent an Official Reporting Journal. You’ll record your rides in the journal and send it back to me (you pay postage for shipping to me). You’ll get the journal returned to you when I ship the prize pack.

The basic challenge has not changed much. You’ll need to do nine rides (three rides…

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