Monthly Archives: May 2011

miles zero to 20

It’s been an interesting couple of days. Thursday night (a day after we originally planned to leave!) we finally had the apartment packed up, and loaded it all up into a U-Haul and drove it all to Oaks Grove, where … Continue reading

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Pulling hairs!

Today is the day Shawn and I are putting everything in a U-Haul to store in a friend’s garage. Except that, of course, we’re nowhere near done packing. Packing up is always reminds me that a good 90% of my … Continue reading

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Shameless consumerism

Like any bicycle blog, I’ve had the urge to do product reviews. No, nobody’s sending me stuff (yet). But like most people, when I find something that works really well, I have the urge to share the information. This being … Continue reading

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Odd fears

I’m worried about the weirdest thing all of a sudden: What if I’m not that great of a cyclist? I mean, I joke about it fairly frequently. I point out that I was a terrible driver, and I’m “not that … Continue reading

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Starting to say goodbye

Last night, I went to a goodbye party for our friend Matt, who’s leaving on his own long tour just a few days before Shawn and I leave on ours. I missed the arcade portion of the night, but I … Continue reading

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Inaugural trip!

So I finally took the Novara out for a real ride! (That’s not the permanent setup: I still need to get a front rack and panniers, and a smaller sleeping bag, and I’m not sure I like how that handlebar … Continue reading

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Moving on from one bike to another

So, two big things happened in my bike world today. The first is that I sold the Miyata. After my brother decided not to buy it, I made a post to Craigslist. I dunno if it was the timing or … Continue reading

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a few short notes

My brother doesn’t think he’s going to keep the Miyata. Doesn’t like the mustache handlebars or downtube shifters. Alas. I finally got around to taking my Novara Randonee down the street to my local bike shop. By the end of … Continue reading

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My brother’s trying my Miyata!

Yesterday, one of my brothers contacted me saying he wanted to buy a bike to get to and from work, which is a little less than six (hilly, suburban) miles each way, and would one from Fred Meyer (a department … Continue reading

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