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Poe-tent Potables

Temperatures this past weekend were in the teens on the American Freedom Degree scale, so I kept my velocipeding offroad and extremely local: Including a little more time on those bamboo bars from Passchier: [This bike really needs a set of silver cranks now, I try not to be superficial but it's preying on my... Continue Reading →

Bamboo You

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently received a pair of bamboo handlebars (why do we think of a single bar as a "pair" anyway?) from Passchier: I knew I'd use these on my artisanal singlespeed mountain bike from Engin: So I opted for the 650 width, since it was close to what I'd already been... Continue Reading →

The Play’s The Thing

As I continue to live in the midst of an ongoing hot tub installation project, my day-to-day affairs are in slightly more disarray than usual. However, limited time and frigid temperatures provide me with a perfect excuse to nip over to the park and trot around for a little bit: Such forays are not, strictly... Continue Reading →

By The Hair Of My Chinny Chin Chin

As the snow fell this morning I took the opportunity to do some maintenance on my Fender Bike: My intent was simply to install the new and much-needed brake pads I'd just received: So I headed to the basement and got to work: I recently decided to start wearing latex gloves when working on my... Continue Reading →

Enjoying The Bridge

This morning I headed out for a short ride: As I rolled along the mighty Hudson River, it occurred to me that it's supposed to snow tomorrow, and that I should make the most of the favorable conditions. So I kept going. After 20-ish miles or so I found myself in South Nyack, a place... Continue Reading →

You Say You Want A Resolution

Hokey as it may be, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity for change and self-improvement, so I'm pleased to announce that this year I've resolved to learn how to ride a bike with flat pedals: More specifically, I'm going to learn how to ride an all-terrain bicycle with flat pedals: My immediate... Continue Reading →

Merry Holidays!

Today is December 23rd--Christmas Eve Eve, or the day some people observe as Festivus by erecting an aluminum pole: ["It's made from aluminum. Very high strength-to-weight ratio."--Frank Costanza] By the way, you'll note there in the lower right-hand corner of that Cannondale catalogue page that their Festivus technology yielded frames that were "light as metal matrix."... Continue Reading →

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