• Schwinn S-30

    This used “trail” bike slips into my list of bikes that I’d like to own.  I think it fits the “bikes with odd stuff” category so I had no choice but to grab it fast as I could. 7. bikes with odd stuff –  linkage fork, Manitou rear shock, Raleigh Twenty, unique heritage, etc. Not a linkage fork, but a wierd suspension setup and perhaps you could call it unique heritage as it is some sort of a descendent of a…Continue Reading

  • Scott Boulder – Gravel Edition

    Last year I came across a Scott Boulder which I hoped to restore, out of a past and somewhat nostalgic tribute to Scott.  Well if you read that post you’ll know that the bike was more than a small disaster.  The big items like wheels, forks, seat tube and brakes were complete goners, succumbing to decades of corrosion.  The drivetrain however was in pretty good shape and the frame, aside from the gaudy colors, was actually a pretty nice light…Continue Reading

  • Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs. Instinct vs. Covid-19

    There are plenty of exhaustive reviews of both the Instinct and the Vivoactive 4 out there, but this isn’t one of them.  I’m just a person who has used the Instinct for a year or so, before switching to the Vivoactive 4 a few weeks ago. I’m a 59 year old guy who rides his bike a bit, goes on hikes, and plays occasionally with running.  In revamping my health over the last few years, my eyes are tragically still…Continue Reading