Midnite Bicycle League 2022, Ride 2: A 5 mile run to Belmont Library and back. 18 Jan 2022Camera: Minolta SR-T 101 Lens: MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 Film: Cinestill 800T Hello all! If you have participated in this year’s Midnite Bicycle League Challenge, today is the day that your Official Reporting Journal needs to head on... Continue Reading →
Will my 2022 be like my 2012?
Myself and my loaded Surly Long Haul Trucker, ready to depart for my PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour. 30 May 2012 It's nearing the end of February. I've already done one bike camping trip, and am itching to do something soon. And like the last few years, my "work life" will be mixed between part-time stuff with Emee... Continue Reading →
PDX Coffee Outside, 12 Feb 2022
Ah, PDX Coffee Outside, I love you. Yet the last time I had participated in PDX Coffee Outside was the end of November. I had hoped to do one since then, but crappy weather through December and the Omicron surge through January (which cancelled the event) meant it didn't happen. So I was happy when... Continue Reading →
Reminder: Old Library Branches Ride is this Saturday, February 26!
Hey folks! Just a reminder that I'll be leading my Old Library Branches Ride this Saturday, February 26! This is the first time I'm leading this ride, though it was originally scheduled last summer. And there are still spots available! Portland is a city of libraries! There are currently 14 active branches of the Multnomah... Continue Reading →
A visit to the cabins: Stub Stewart Bike Camping Trip, 5-8 February 2022
Riding through Washington County farmland between Forest Grove and Banks, 6 Feb 2022. Olympus XA2/Kodak ColorPlus 200 It's been awhile. My last bike camping/touring typed thing was the Oregon Coast Tour in August, six months ago. Despite wanting to do something in September or perhaps October, bike issues nixed that idea. Tent camping in the middle of winter is a... Continue Reading →
A new blog: Leicester Three Speed Bicycle Rider
There ain’t too many Three Speed Blogs out there. What constituted the “heyday” of planetary geared blogs has long passed. Many of these blogs are pretty much dead, or post so infrequently that they might as well be a ghost.
So it’s always exciting to come across a new Three Speed Blog out there on the blogosphere. And the other day I discovered a new one: Leicester Three Speed Bicycle Rider. The title says it all, as this rider lives in Leicester, UK and rides three speeds–so far a Brompton and a 1958 Raleigh Sports Tourist.
There’s only a handful of posts, and the posts themselves are pretty short. Here’s hoping that there’s more in store.
Break Stuff: The Camera Edition
Ouch. In a lifetime of owning things, these things are liable to break. I've broken two bikes: the frame on my Centurion Accordo cracked at the bottom bracket (back in 2008) and I separated the seatstay on my Raleigh Wayfarer from the frame. (That did get repaired.) Many things on the bikes have broken, too,... Continue Reading →
Like a broken record, the bike camping/touring itch returns
Beverly Beach State Park on Emee and my Oregon Coast Tour, 14 August 2021. Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Fuji Sensia 100 (slide film)(expired) Winter camping in Portland is a possibility: there are several all-year campgrounds nearby and we rarely see snow or temperatures below freezing. Every once in awhile the temptation to do a... Continue Reading →