my bikes, society of three speeds

My Raleigh Superbe at (almost) five years: A superb bike!

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!

bicycles, bike rides, portland weather, three speed ride

Impending Spring

It was inevitable: After a too long February, the first tastes of spring have appeared. And not a moment too soon, as the colder than normal weather plus the off and on snow (that didn't do anything) was wearing me down. On Sunday March 10th, Steve M and I took a long bike ride on… Continue reading Impending Spring

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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 The Robin Hood path racer project, or, yet another new-to-me bike

three speed october 2016

My second week of the Three Speed October 2016 challenge

Hello fine folks! I just wrapped up another week of riding my Raleigh Superbe to qualify for my very own Three Speed October 2016 challenge! How did this week look? Wednesday 19 October: 23.8 miles total, as my Coffeeneuring Ride 3. Thursday 20 October: 11.9 miles total, work commute. Friday 21 October: 15.9 miles total,… Continue reading My second week of the Three Speed October 2016 challenge

three speed october 2016

My first week of the Three Speed October 2016 challenge

Hey all! Just finished up my first week of the very challenge I created. It wouldn't be fair if I didn't participate, right? 😉 And for those of you who are all like "But Shawn, didn't this thing start last week?" Well, if you read the rules as carefully as I wrote them (oh, snap!)… Continue reading My first week of the Three Speed October 2016 challenge

bike rambles, bike rides, rough stuff

A Wednesday ramble, and the Gentlemen’s Country Bike (14 Sept 2016)

Astute followers of my photostreams (whether flickr, tumblr, or Instagram) may have noticed I've spent a decent amount of time on my lovely Raleigh Superbe the past month or two, a bike I still haven't formally introduced here. (Soon!) The big reason is while I have owned the bike since last September and it's been… Continue reading A Wednesday ramble, and the Gentlemen’s Country Bike (14 Sept 2016)

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Coffeeneuring 2015, Ride 3: Appropriately, a three speed teaneurring ride. (And with April, too!)

Ah, here we are, the third ride in on the 2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge. Half-way, almost. A hump-day ride for the hump of the challenge. Let's mix things up and keep it interesting, shall we? The third ride of the challenge is an appropriate enough time to pull out ye olde three speed, huh? And nothing goes… Continue reading Coffeeneuring 2015, Ride 3: Appropriately, a three speed teaneurring ride. (And with April, too!)