Since I got the Schwinn Heavy Duti back from the shop, I've given some thought to all the bikes I have. Currently I have five bikes, listed in the order I got them: Raleigh Crested ButteSchwinn Heavy DutiBantam RambleneurRaleigh SuperbeRobin Hood Path Racer Five bikes. It's stayed the same amount since early 2018, when the… Continue reading A state of the Fleet 2020: Stasis, continued
Taken with an Olympus XA2 camera. Film: Kodak Ultramax 400. Oh, Raleigh Crested Butte. We've been through so much together for what? Almost eight years? And yes, I tried to sell you once or twice. And while deep down I love you, you make it difficult sometimes. Why, I wrote you a big love letter… Continue reading Crested Butte: Re-entry
I've broken many a thing on my bikes over the years: wheels, pedals, cranks, chains, handlebars, and even the frame (on two different occasions!) But I haven't broken a seatpost until now. Okay, I've broken part of a seatpost before, namely, the binder bolt. This has happened on two separate occasions, the last time right… Continue reading Break Stuff: Seatpost
Hello, folks! Now it's time for me to reflect on My Year In Bicycles. (Stasia, you can skip this post. 😉 ) 2019 was another year of stasis. Since 2018, I've had the same five bicycles. Five's the most I've ever owned. I don't have a hard "can only own five bikes" mantra/mandate like some… Continue reading A state of the fleet: 2019
The Raleigh Crested Butte, as it is in December of 2019. I mentioned at the fifth year anniversary of owning the Crested Butte how having any bike go beyond that milestone was new territory for me. I pretty much sold or ditched any bike before I got to owning it six years. Would this Raleigh… Continue reading Raleigh Crested Butte: Lucky 7
My stable of bikes is currently five, in order of how long I've owned them: Raleigh Crested Butte (2012) Schwinn Heavy Duti (2014) Bantam Rambleneur (2015) Raleigh Superbe (2016) Robin Hood path racer (2018) All of them have done "commuting duty", i.e. get me to and from work, run errands, pick up groceries, etc. But… Continue reading Commuter Bikes vs. Non Commuter Bikes
My active fleet of bikes currently stands at five, more than many folks but a lot less than some bike junkies I know. I'm not particularly proud of having that many bikes, but it usually doesn't keep me up at night. And I currently live in a house with ample space, so there's no reason… Continue reading The “too many bikes” dilemma again.
I'll be 43 in August. I've used a bicycle as my primary means of transportation since moving to Portland 17 years ago. As an adult cyclist, I consider myself to be lucky: I have never gotten into a bike vs car crash. Yes, there have been close calls, but no contact. Yes, a lot of… Continue reading Just like falling off a bike!