On the sentimentality of past bikes

The Surly Long Haul Trucker in its final "stripped-down tourer" iteration on Lopez Island, Washington, 15 September 2013 It happens from time to time: I go on a binge of reading my old blog posts. In the past this has happened because work has been slow, but recent thoughts about old commenters and blogs I... Continue Reading →

On blogs I used to follow

6 Feb 2023. Olympus XA/Fuji C200 I mentioned just a little while ago about missing the regular commenters of this blog. There was an era, from about 2010 through to maybe 2015-16 where I'd get a few comments on every post, no matter how inconsequential I considered the post to be. Much of this era... Continue Reading →

On old blog commenters

Exfoliate. 8 Feb 2023 Camera: Olympus XA Film: Fuji C200 2023 will mark eighteen years of the Urban Adventure League blog. (It'll be voting age in the US!) The blog has gone through a lot over those years. The first half-decade was primarily a sprinkling of upcoming rides and then ride reports. Besides a more... Continue Reading →

Bikes and Biking Year in Review: 2022

North Beach, Orcas Island. 5 August 2022 Looks dreamy, but this serene image was hard-earned from a challenging day biking the island. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 100 Hello, friends. As another year comes to a close, it's customary for me to look back at the past year and reflect on what's happened, then ponder what may come... Continue Reading →

One bike, one camera?

Johnson Creek Park, where Johnson and Crystal Springs Creeks meet. 12 Nov 2022 Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2Film: Kodak Portra 160 I was in correspondence with someone who is pondering doing one of those "one camera" challenges. Basically, the idea is to use the same camera for a certain period of time, whether a month or... Continue Reading →

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