Our first New Zealand member has received his SOTS membership packet!
Any other three-speed aficionados out there? Fresh from the bicycle-laden streets of Portland, Oregon comes SOTS, a ‘worldwide’ society who’s aim is simply to appreciate the humble three-speed bicycle.
If you follow bicycle culture you probably associate Portland with the wackier side of the bicycle life; tall-bikes, bike-jousting, unicycle polo, Pedalpalooza and Zoobomb to name but a few. But like other hotbeds of bicycle culture the folks of Portland just like getting around town by bike, and a three-speed does a fine job of just that.
From their site:
Once the ultimate in human-powered transportation, the three speed bicycle has been sidelined by first the road bike or “ten-speed” and then the mountain-bike. The three-speed has been either disparaged or just forgotten about during the past 40 years or so.But there’s nothing wrong with a three-speed bicycle!We aim to provide the resources and inspiration…
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