Raleigh Crested Butte: Eight Years On

As seen on Mount Tabor, 30 October 2020. Note the new leather grips. Camera: Minolta SRT-101. Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4 50mm Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200 Ah, Raleigh Crested Butte, the bike I can't quit. I purchased it back on October 14, 2012. The previous month I bought an old mountain bike, a Raleigh M-40,... Continue Reading →

A weekend of bike adventuring around Bend: Sept 20-22

Bend, Oregon. The big metropolis of Central Oregon, situated where the Ponderosa forests of the east slopes of the Cascades transition into the sage steppe of the Oregon High Desert. I've lived in Oregon for almost twenty years, but barely ever got out there. I moved to the state in 2001. But besides seeing the... Continue Reading →

Raleigh 40: Needs New Home

Yes, it is true: I am going to be selling my Raleigh M40 mountain bike. This may seem...weird to you, as I bought this bike a month ago. And just earlier this week I was rhapsodizing about riding the bike, both on and off road. But sell it I am.No, there is nothing wrong with... Continue Reading →

Raleigh M40: Dipping into dirt

The Raleigh M40 glamour shot. Courtesy Anthony Bareno/Velo Cult.If you joined us here last time, not only would you have not been rewarded with a photo of Tom Baker on a bike, but you would have read that one of the reasons I got the Raleigh M40 mountain bike was to do more dirt riding.... Continue Reading →

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