We're still in the midst of "stay at home" in Oregon. No one knows for sure how long this will last, but the best guess is for at least another month or so. As in most places with "stay at home" orders, people can go outside for exercise so long as they stay at least… Continue reading A Tabor Tuesday
At the Slough Country Ramble on Saturday February 22nd, Stasia wondered why she hasn't run into me on Mount Tabor. She goes there a lot, and figured since my current place is close, I'd be up there a bunch. I admitted that despite living in North Tabor for a year, I haven't been up there… Continue reading Return to Tabor Mountain (and Sunset/Moonrise), 9 March 2020
Taken with my Minolta Hi-Matic 7s 35mm film camera. (Film: Kodak Gold 200) My Raleigh Superbe is soon to be a member of my Five Year Club, bikes that I've had for that time period. The Crested Butte and Schwinn Heavy Duti have passed those milestones, the Bantam will soon. I got my hands on… Continue reading My Raleigh Superbe at (almost) five years: A superb bike!
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
For my second ride of this year’s Coffeeneuring Challenge, I decided to make it a bit more interesting: Do it in a different city! Since I’d be in Seattle for the weekend, why not there? I headed up to lead the Three Speed Ride which will be happening this morning (please come!) but wanted to… Continue reading Coffeeneuring 2019, Ride 2: a Seattle Adventure, 17 Oct
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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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