On the number of bikes I own

You may have noticed that over the past few months I reduced the number of bikes in the stable by two. First, realizing that after almost nine years of tweaking, my Raleigh Crested Butte was never going to fit, so I sold it. Then the issues of using a "donor" frame bore bad fruit with... Continue Reading →

Westside Explorations

My view of the "west side", the suburban land-mass of Portland that starts in the West Hills (Tualatin Hills) and continues westward until it peters out before the Coast Range, has definitely evolved over the years. I was definitely in the "hater" territory when I had a holiday temp job in Hillsboro in 2005. But... Continue Reading →

Ride Every Mile?

The loaded Bantam, "cheating" on the return from the Milo McIver overnight. 15 April 2021. Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Kodak Pro Image 100. One of the great things about my time working at the hostel was the bike tourists. As someone who loves traveling via bike, it was always fun interacting with fellow enthusiasts.... Continue Reading →

Another St. Johns Ramble, 23 Jan 2021

Near the north mouth of the Peninsula Rail Tunnel. Camera: Olympus 35RD. Film: Kodak Ektar 100. One of the great things about getting back into film photography is realizing how great of a city Portland is for it. I moved here in 2001 because of transit, walkability, bikeability, a strong zine and comics culture, and... Continue Reading →

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