On getting rid of bikes, and not building the same bike again and again

Schwinn Heavy Duti at Laurelhurst Park, 1 Sept 2021 Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (expired) It's springtime, the season to sell a bike. I tried to sell my Schwinn Heavy Duti right around Christmas. I knew that it would be a tough sell for winter, but I hoped that maybe someone wanted... Continue Reading →

A state of the bike fleet at the end of 2021, and what the future might bring

The current fleet What a year for my bicycles. What an unexpected year. When I filed my "Looking ahead to 2021" post at the end of last year, my take on the fleet was this: My fleet of bikes is as good as it’ll ever be, so no major upgrades. And probably no new bikes... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Robin Hood Path Racer

From the final ride, 8 July 2021. Minolta Freedom Tele/Kodak Ultramax 400 My Robin Hood path racer came into being on a whim. In 2016 I was given a couple old Raleigh three speeds plus a bare Robin Hood frame. I managed to move the two bikes, but the Robin Hood frame sat for a... Continue Reading →

Rocky Butte rendezvous, 9 Feb 2021

Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4 50mm. Film: Kodak Colorplus 200. Rocky Butte is a prominent promontory in NE Portland, lying just west of I-205. It's part of the Boring Lava Field, a collection of volcanic cinder cones found along the east side. From the height of the hill at 613 ft/187m,... Continue Reading →

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