It's a new year, and time is not being kind to brick-and-mortar bike shops. Bike Portland has reported that two bike shops plus a bike cafe are closing this month: Breadwinner Cafe, Norther Cycles, and Rivelo. The first two closings are sad, but don't hold that much personal meaning to me: I wasn't excited by… Continue reading Rivelo is closing
I boarded the southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight around 2 PM on Tuesday. Trains are my preferred method of travel when it's too far/long or maybe not the best season to bike. I've taken the train to the Bay Area for all of my teens trips, which always seem to happen in late winter. Winter is… Continue reading Bay Area Trip: A day in.
Hey folks! Yeah, life has been busy so I haven't posted to here as much as I should. As always, the best day-to-day record of my life can be found on my instagram. With that out of the way, let me talk a bit about my past weekend, from Thursday April 26 through Sunday April… Continue reading Weekend Report: A little bit o’ everything, both good and bad.
UPDATE 7 April 2018: Everything SOLD. FOR SALE: MUSA (Rivendell) knickers, grey with blue accents, size XL. Maybe five years old, uses Velcro straps for bottom enclosures. In good condition, but has a patch and a stain. Asking $30 for local pickup in Portland (either in Woodlawn in NE or on Hawthorne in SE.) Or… Continue reading For Sale: MUSA Knickers and Miesha’s Cork Grips
Hello friends! Big travel plans are afoot! Or rather, awheel. I've got a lot of vacation time to use up before it goes away, so now is as good as ever for a trip. And where to? Why California, of course! I haven't been to California in three years (and before that, five years.) It's… Continue reading Goin’ to California, March 19-28
Man, the Coffeeneuring challenge is slipping away! Time to catch up and get in something this week! One of my "personal challenges" in the Coffeeneuring challenge is to ride each one of my rideable bikes at least once through the course of the challenge.* I've used both the Raleigh Superbe and Crested Butte, my two… Continue reading Coffeeneuring Ride 5, 2 Nov 2016: Pulling out the Heavy Duti
I first visited the Bay Area in 1998. I lived there from 2000-1. I visited several times since then. Yet, I had never been to Walnut Creek, a town on the east side of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills, some 15 miles from Oakland. And why should I have? No one I knew lives/lived there, it just… Continue reading A visit to Rivendell
I flew back from Oakland on Wednesday. Flew back, yep. This is weird because I hadn't flown in 14 years and am not really into flying. But logistics dictated flying back, otherwise my time in the Bay Area would have been shorter than it already was. Anyways, in the coming week I'm going to write… Continue reading Back from the Bay.