An end of first week wrap up, but not the “official” Week One tally

IMG_20171004_075146-01.jpegHello friends of Three Speeds! It’s the last day of the First Week of the Three Speed October 2017 challenge. While there is still one more day of this week for weekend warrior challengers, and folks only need to fill out the form by Tuesday October 10 to in the Official Week One Report, I’m having so much damn fun with this thing that I’m giving you a status report now!

So far, we’ve got 22 people sign up for the challenge! Woot. Right now the US is heavily represented, but we do have people participating from Canada, the UK, and Denmark! And as I am writing this at 8 PM on Friday, we’ve had six people who have reported on their Week One, five of which qualified!

As for reports, we’ve got some good ones. Check out 3 Speed Seattle for his first week action. And Kirk has posted on Twitter. There is some action over on Instagram, too.

And Tim from Eugene/Springfield has got some photos, too here:

And yes, I am having a bunch of fun in my own rides! After a summer of stressing out about “taking the right bike tour”, my riding of the Raleigh Superbe has put a spark back in my riding. And there’s still more rides to come!

So get out there and enjoy Three Speed October!

And remember to sign up here if you want to participate. Put in your first week rides here. 


REMINDER: Three Speed Ride, this Sunday, October 8!

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Yes, friends! The final Three Speed Ride of 2017 will happen this weekend! The date Sunday October 8 at 11:30 AM, depart at noon. We’ll meet at the Paul Bunyan Statue in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland. This is at the intersection of N Interstate and Denver Aves, near Argyle St and just across from the Kenton/N Denver Ave MAX station on the Yellow Line.

A few items to note!

  • It will be a 20 mile leisurely cruise around the lowlands of the Columbia River.
  • As per tradition, we’ll do a tea stop (byo tea and snacks) somewhere down the line, then end at a place (or two) with food and (adult) beverages.
  • The weather is going to be okay, party sunny with temps in the mid 60’s. Yes, there is a chance of rain in the AM, but just bring a rain cape because this ride is rain-or-shine.
  • Ride not a loop, but will end near transit.
  • Oh yeah, this one will be an “open” category ride. This means while three speed hub geared bikes are preferred, this three speed ride is open to ALL bikes. So no excuses! 😉 But as always, if you have the choice between a crabon-fibred machine and a Huffy, go with the Huffy.
  • And yes, you can count this ride towards the Three Speed October challenge!

See you Sunday!