Ride Report: Creek Country Ramblers, 13 August 2022

Johnson Creek at Johnson Creek Park. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 100 I love exploring Johnson Creek, the waterway that marks the southern boundary of the city of Portland. I've featured it on several rides I've done. But I've never made the creek (and several of its tributaries) the focus of a ride. So I was excited to... Continue Reading →

Revisiting the idea of practical bikes in the year 2022

Tony Hunt in St. Paul, 2016 Last week I was alerted to a new blog, The Complete Bicycle. I've known its author, Tony, for several years, meeting up with him in St. Paul when I was there in 2016. He elaborates on "What is a Complete Bicycle?" in this blog post here. For me, a... Continue Reading →

San Juans Tour: Wrap-up and photos

Watching the ferry from Orcas Hotel. 5 August 2022 Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 200 Hello friends. It's been a few weeks since Emee and I got back from our week-long bike excursion to the San Juan Islands and the Skagit Valley. Overall, it was a great trip. We stayed at hotels/Airbnbs the whole time, meaning we could... Continue Reading →

I’ll be at the Portland Art Picnic this Saturday!

Image by Brian Johnson/Robot of the Day Instagram: @irbeej Hey everyone! I’ll be tabling at the awesome @portlandartpicnic on Saturday August 27 from 12-3 at Cathedral Park near St. Johns/North Portland. This is an awesome event, and free to attend. I’ll have most everything available from my online store. Hope you can make it!

The Bantam Rambleneur: Lucky 7

The Bantam, loaded for camping. On the Historic Columbia River Hwy, 15 June 2022. Ricohflex Dia/Kodak Gold 200 On this day back in 2015 I finally received my Bantam Rambleneur custom bicycle. It's the only bicycle I've ever owned that was specifically handmade for me, no other bike in the world is exactly like it.... Continue Reading →

To the next level: The darkroom

I started developing my own film back in March. Over the past half-year I've quickly gotten the hang of home processing. Sure, my dinky Kodak Scanza scanner produces ok-at-best scans, but I do have plans of a better scanner when I have enough scratch. And I figured if I was going to home develop, at... Continue Reading →

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