• Scott Boulder – Gravel Edition

    Last year I came across a Scott Boulder which I hoped to restore, out of a past and somewhat nostalgic to Scott.  Well if you read that post you’ll know that the bike was more than a little 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 chromoly…Continue Reading

  • 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 and do anything bike, I considered letting one of them…Continue Reading

  • Lummi Peninsula

    The Lummi Peninsula Loop is a rather extended version of my regular 10 mile Mixed Loop out of Ferndale.  This loop takes you south from Pioneer Pavillion along Ferndale Road and then out and around the whole Lummi Peninsula before returning to Ferndale via the dirt trail along the Nooksack that leads into Hovander Park.  It’s 24 miles altogether and at times can be a mixed bag, but it is overall a fun ride.  This is not really a loop for…Continue Reading

  • Schwalbe Hurricanes

    I don’t know if these are normal tires for someone who knows more, but I find them pretty odd looking.  A knobby edge and an almost slick center portion.  Odd, but I am finding them to be great tires for what I would call mixed terrain, like a loop that has pavement, gravel, mud, and dirt.  Something like my NLT 1 that I ride regularly and have done so numerous times on this tire.  It has about about half pavement, one-quarter dirt/mud…Continue Reading