Monthly Archives: January 2011

I <3 my Raleigh

This post is short on photos, unfortunately; but Shawn took a bunch and promises that some will end up on his blog within the next few days. Earlier this week we decided to take a ride on our Raleigh 3-speed … Continue reading

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I hate my helmet

Really. I hate it. I hate it. It’s heavy, especially with the helmet light on. It limits my hairstyles and choice in hats. It’s difficult to deal with off the bike, at my destination, as it hangs there off my … Continue reading

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Do all couples do this?

Shawn and I are both working on bikes today; he’s working on his Raleigh Wayfarer with our friend Keith who is visiting from the Great White North. I’m going down the street to work on the Novara at the Oregon … Continue reading

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How to start touring

I’m not really going to go into the nuts-and-bolts stuff here. There’s plenty of information on which bicycles are good for touring, for example. It’s mostly going to be cheerleading of a sort. My semi-goofy short answer: Get a close … Continue reading

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Why you should start bicycle touring

One note to start with: All of my discussions on touring are in regards to self-supported touring, where you carry all your things yourself. I’m not against supported touring and hope to do a few supported tours at some point … Continue reading

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My bicycle history, part the fourth: m-m-m-my Miyata!

You have to sing that part of the title like “My Sharona.” Otherwise it doesn’t make sense. I’m not sure it makes sense anyway. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but it’s oddly hard to do … Continue reading

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You don’t need a lady’s bicycle to wear a skirt

The title says it all here, folks. There’s a short list of things that make me cranky in the cycling world (calling mixtes “women’s” bikes, people with their saddle too low, squeaky chains), and one of them is the idea … Continue reading

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Rides this weekend!

So there’s two rides that I plan to attend this weekend. The first: The Midnight Mystery Ride The Midnight Mystery Ride (hereafter referred to as MMR, which is what Shawn and I usually call it) has been going on for, … Continue reading

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photo post!

The weather in Portland right now is crap. It’s been below freezing for a few days and now ice pellets are falling from the sky. And there’s been an awful east wind. Brr! Goes right through all my layers. So … Continue reading

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A collection of thoughts…

…regarding working on my bike. I get so flustered when working on my bike in front of a mechanic, especially if it’s someone I’m sorta friendly with whom I’d like to impress. I want to look competent, dammit, but I … Continue reading

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