Garage surprises of the unpleasant kind (but not that)

I was happy to return to my house after two weeks in Japan. The trip was majorly exciting, but I majorly needed a dose of the mundane. Not only that, I wanted to get on a bicycle again. We decided to not bring Bromptons on this trip, partially because I wanted to see how bringing... Continue Reading →

On the sentimentality of past bikes

The Surly Long Haul Trucker in its final "stripped-down tourer" iteration on Lopez Island, Washington, 15 September 2013 It happens from time to time: I go on a binge of reading my old blog posts. In the past this has happened because work has been slow, but recent thoughts about old commenters and blogs I... Continue Reading →

Bikes and Biking Year in Review: 2022

North Beach, Orcas Island. 5 August 2022 Looks dreamy, but this serene image was hard-earned from a challenging day biking the island. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 100 Hello, friends. As another year comes to a close, it's customary for me to look back at the past year and reflect on what's happened, then ponder what may come... Continue Reading →

The Return of the Heavy Duti

You may remember that towards the end of last year I decided that my Schwinn Heavy Duti was one bike too many. I made a half-hearted attempt to sell it then, and tried again in spring. I only got three bites, none of them good: "I want to buy your bike, but tomorrow I will... Continue Reading →

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