Clear and dry winter days are a commodity. You have to seize the moment. But for me, that "moment" is often in the afternoon. As much as I wish it otherwise, I am no morning person. I developed my "stay up late" habits in the later '80s when I was a teen. (Late Nite with... Continue Reading →
The Robin Hood Path Racer gets some love.
It's been just a little over three years since I got my Robin Hood three speed on the road. It arrived to me as a bare frame, a blank slate. I decided to create a "path racer" style bike, resembling something that might be seen on British roads between the wars. Pashley's Guv'nor is the... Continue Reading →
A three speed ride to St Johns: 28 Sept 2020
Hello, folks. Yes, it is currently Three Speed October! I'm not going to write in detail about all the rides I do as part of the challenge, just ones that are significant. Enjoy! It's been a year and a half since I lived in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Upon moving to North Tabor... Continue Reading →
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: 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 →
The “too many bikes” dilemma again.
My active fleet of bikes currently stands at five, more than many folks but a lot less than some bike junkies I know. I'm not particularly proud of having that many bikes, but it usually doesn't keep me up at night. And I currently live in a house with ample space, so there's no reason... Continue Reading →
Trying to be in the moment: A ramble to Kelley Point Park, 12 Feb 2018
Things have been a little stressful here at the Urban Adventure League HQ. At work, we got a new reservation system that I'm still trying to figure out. In my personal life, I have a lot of projects to tackle. Like most fully employed "regular job" folks, I get two days off a week, typically... Continue Reading →
The Robin Hood path racer project, or, yet another new-to-me bike
So maybe you thought I could get through all of 2017 without acquiring another bike? Ha! I've acquired a new bike (or two) every year since 2006. While I wasn't on the lookout for another bike, sometimes bikes find me! Sometime in 2016, a local gent got in touch with me. Because I was a... Continue Reading →