Bantam Rambleneur: The Second Honeymoon?

Under the St. Johns Bridge at Cathedral Park, 11 March 2023. Minolta XG-7/MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 lens/Cinestill 400D I'm guessing for most people, there's a "honeymoon" phase when they get a new (or new to them) bicycle. This phase can be a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or a year or two.... Continue Reading →

Adventure-commuting: Refreshing the Bantam

The Bantam in Frazer Park, 31 January 2023. Olympus XA/Kodak Ultramax 400 My Bantam is the nicest bike I own or owned, a custom machine built to my body geometry and specifications almost eight years ago. Everything about all that screams special. And I've kept it as my "special" bike over these past eight years.... Continue Reading →

The pannier lifestyle

Panniers. Probably the most basic "bag on bike" seen today, yet something I've largely eschewed over the past decade. Oh yeah, I started using panniers on my bikes around 2003, but since I got back from the Big Tour in 2011, I started moving towards Carradice styled saddlebags, handlebar bags, and baskets. Why? Well, I... Continue Reading →

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