Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’

How to salmon

05Oct12

Old man, white hair, 60 degrees, shirt open. Grocery bags on the handlebars. Downhill, 12% grade, wrong way into traffic. Fire engine, sirens, lights, oncoming, didn’t flinch. This man was not a weak fish. Advertisements


Fantastic 1945 short from the British Council film collection on how the Raleigh was made. It was one of the greatest mass-produced bicycle operations in history.


The new LBS

15Dec11

Oh. Hello. I nearly forgot this was here. Today I’d finally had enough of the slow leak. I had a flat twice a day. I would usually have patched it myself but time for that sort of thing is in short supply with 3-year-olds in the house. So I took my Raleigh to the new […]


Winter ended months ago. I didn’t ride to work at all in January. Just walking five hundred feet from the house was a chore. It was pretty miserable all around and it lasted forever. Here’s the day in late February when the ice that froze the gate in place melted enough that we could get […]


Funny Bunnies

25Apr11

Happy Bunny Day. The snow melted long ago and we’ve been out, just haven’t had much chance to write about it. Will be catching up one of these days…


In fairness to Todd, I feel I should clarify my earlier hyperbole. Other riding positions undoubtedly have plenty of usefulness. Even cycling gear has great usefulness*. I own spandex shorts and clipless peals and shoes and a mirror that attaches to the visor on my road helmet. I have no desire to ride 90 miles […]


I brought it home with my bike.