My Bikes

Burley 2.0

A few weeks ago I looked around my garage searching for space to hang one more just one more bike. I paused for only a moment before grabbing down my Kona Dew.  It’s rare that a bike leaves my garage for a new how, but I’m out of space and seeing that the Burley Runabout and the Kona Dew serve mostly the same purpose, that purpose being my hop on …

Twenty

I was impressed with the ride-ability of the Raleigh Twenty after I rode the Twenty on a recent Bike to Work day and now am utterly impressed with the Twenty after taking it on the first of my non-sanctioned 2020 Tour de Whatcom (TDW) rides. Yesterday I left super early to do the 20 mile out and back route between downtown Bellingham and what would have been the last checkpoint in Ferndale, …

Space Ape

Just after snagging the derelict Scott Boulder a few weeks ago I made myself a mental note to be more careful about buying bikes on a whim because my cup/garage is flowing over.  And so then just a few days ago I bought another bike on absolutely nothing more than a whim, because apparently I have no willpower whatsoever.   You see, I had just run across a Youtube of …

1992 Scott Boulder

It is without a doubt, the biggest wreck of a bike that I’ve ever taken in.   I spent next to nothing for it off of Craigslist, yet it was certainly too much by any monetary measure.  Fortunately for this nearly 30 year old Scott Boulder, I was measuring it’s worth with nostalgia rather than dollars, or this bike might be in a dumpster. By the monetary measure: the bike …

Reimagining the Dew

Sometimes I reimagine one of the several bikes hanging on my wall and sometimes I actually carry my reimagining on to the reinventing stage.  Such is the case with my Kona Dew.  Now I’ve put a lot of miles on the Dew, but all of those miles were as a hybrid bike, riding gravel, pavement, dirt, rocks, roots, water, whatever.  For the most part, I’ve had cyclocross knobby tires on …

First Ride – Reassembled Raleigh International

This afternoon I took out the Raleigh International on a maiden voyage of sorts.  This is the Raleigh International that I had the great fortune to come across last summer.  The bikes original owner was unable to complete the restoration that he had started on a bike that he himself had purchased new back in the early 1970’s, unfortunately I was hearing the story from his widow as she handed …