Once again, another #coffeeneuring challenge is here! This challenge is from October 10 through What's that, you ask? I'll let Mary of Chasing Mailboxes DC (the admin!) explain: Essentially the challenge boils down to this: over the course of 7’ish weeks,ride your bike to 7 different places,at least 2 miles round trip each time,drink 7... Continue Reading →
Hello, folks. Yes, it is currently Three Speed October! I'm not going to write in detail about all the rides I do as part of the challenge, just ones that are significant. Enjoy! It's been a year and a half since I lived in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Upon moving to North Tabor... Continue Reading →
My second #threespeedoct2019 report, with the bonus of lightning and hail!
Welcome to the second ride of my personal challenge! It all started off good, leaving the house mid-afternoon on Saturday September 28th. A beautiful early fall day, sun and 58F/15C when I departed to do some errands on the Raleigh Superbe. I felt almost overdressed with my thick sweater. I made some copies on Hawthorne.
When I came out I heard the crack o’ thunder and looked up to a dark sky. Checking the weather, I see a blob of red heading our way, National Weather Service warning of hail and lightning.
I rush off to my next destino, seeing if I can outrun. After a brief visit to Portland Bicycle Emporium the skies opened up. A big flash of lighting and crack of thunder was almost directly overhead, so I rushed to an awning in a parking garage to wait it out. A few other cylists had the same…
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The Three Speed October Challenge starts NOW. Here is a report of my first ride.
Three Speed October is off to an auspicious start! As of last night, we have seventeen folks signed up. Good, good. No reports yet, but we’re only into the second day. So, how about my report?
I started my Three Speed October 2019 on the first day, Friday September 27th. The purpose of the ride was to do some afternoon errands: I needed to hit up two post offices, mine and Emee’s.* I also needed to swing by the library HQ to drop off zines. And I had to pick up some print outs at Kinkos.** What better bike than my Raleigh Superbe to do this?
Old British three speeds make such great city/commuter/utility bikes. The more laid back geometry means you’re not in a race position. And you can augment your carrying abilities with racks and baskets. While I’ve used my Carradice saddlebag for this bike in the past…
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The Robin Hood path racer project at Mount Tabor. See, a three speed can climb a hill! This is reposted from Society of Three Speeds. Hello friends of Three Speeds! I skipped Three Speed October in 2018 so it's been a year since the last challenge. And yes, it's time for another challenge! Announcing Three... Continue Reading →