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A state of the Fleet 2020: Stasis, continued

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

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Crested Butte: Re-entry

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

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Break Stuff: Seatpost

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

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A state of the fleet: 2019

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

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Raleigh Crested Butte: Lucky 7

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

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

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Commuter Bikes vs. Non Commuter Bikes

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

coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring 2018, Ride 6: Business business! Thurs 16 Nov

Wow! Ride 6, and the challenge is almost over for 2018. How time flies. I started the Coffeeneuring 2018 Challenge with a lot of vim and vigor. But it's been tough this year. You'd figure with "only" working part-time this would be a breeze, no? I should be doing 60 mile Coffee Outside adventures, and… Continue reading Coffeeneuring 2018, Ride 6: Business business! Thurs 16 Nov