• No Issues

    This is an update/continuation of my Old Issues post from awhile back. I never have liked the idea of bikes as wall hangers or garden features. Maybe for bikes that just are no longer safe to ride; they can be put out in the pasture so to speak. So I was really torn when I broke the granny chainring on this bike last year; thinking at the time that if I ever find a replacement, should I just hang this…Continue Reading

  • 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

  • Tour de Sad News 2020

    Earlier today, I received an email, “Regrettably, we must inform you that the 2020 Tour de Whatcom scheduled for July 18th is officially canceled as of today due to the COVID19 pandemic.” And a bit later today I received another email, “Regrettably, we announce that the Mt. Baker Hill Climb scheduled for September 13th is officially canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.” It’s a weird year, this 2020. It’s not like I didn’t expect either of these cancellations. In truth,…Continue Reading

  • Uno, Dos, Tres

    The enjoyment/sense of accomplishment of a tough workout usually follows the finish of the tough workout by minutes, hours, days, but rarely during the actual workout. It’s kind of like the saying the C. S. Lewis saying that I often quote, as long as you think of your workout as an adventure. Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. C.S. Lewis What made this “adventure” a bit unique was that it was 3 workouts bundled into a single workout,…Continue Reading