Three Speed Adventure April 2020, Week Four Recap

Hello, friends of Three Speeds! Just wrapped up the penultimate week of thee Three Speed Adventure April 2020 Challenge. The theme for Week Four (April 19-25) was Three Speeds Carrying Stuff. This had to have been the most “challenging” theme of the challenge, since we’re all staying at home. Still, there were some good entries, but maybe not as much as earlier weeks.

Here’s what we got:

The final (fifth) week of Three Speed Adventure April 2020: The “Open” Week (April 26-May 3)

This photo was too late for Week One (You and your three speed), but will work for Week Five! Taken on 29 March 2020 in the garden. Camera: Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Film: Kentmere 400.

Alright, it’s time to close out Three Speed Adventure April 2020 in a good way! The theme for the week? There’s no theme!

Yes, the fifth and final week of Three Speed Adventure April 2020 is The Open Week. This means you can do anything, so long as a three speed bicycle is in the shot! So you can do any of the following:

  • Post a photo that would have worked during any of the previous four weeks of themes. Have a self portrait with bike you didn’t get done in time? Post it! Carried a bag of mulch from the garden supply store? Let’s see it! Etc, etc
  • It can also be a photo that has nothing to do with the previous week’s prompts.
  • Or, Make your own theme! Just make sure that you let us know what the theme is. Who knows, if I do this type of challenge again, maybe I’ll use the theme you created!

A few other things that are different about the final week:

  • This’ll be an Eight Day Week. You can post anytime from Sunday April 26 through Sunday May 3rd, all times local.
  • You can post every day! So you can get in a maximum of eight shots this week. The “one a day” rule still applies.

All other rules still apply:

  • This can happen anywhere on earth.
  • This is open to anyone who owns a bike with an internally geared hub of three, four, or five speeds. No more/less gears, no derailleurs, with the exception of Bromptons and chain tensioners. It doesn’t matter how old the bike is, or what country the bike came from.
  • The photos can be fresh, or they can be from your archives.
  • You can post one photo a day, with the maximum of six eight.
  • The week runs Sunday at 12:01 AM to Saturday the following Sunday at 11:59 PM, your local time. I don’t care that it’s “Sunday in Uzbekistan”, it has to be Sunday where you currently are.
  • You can post photos to your blog, Instagram, flickr, or tumblr. (No twitter or facebook, sorry.)
  • Please tag your pic #threespeedadvapr2020
  • Please write a good description!
  • Make sure you mention the make and model of your bike (i.e. Raleigh Superbe), and year if you know.
  • Let me know when you post. You can tag me in the post or email/DM me.
  • Want to mail it in via post? Sure. You will need to include a photo, though. Email/DM me for more info.
  • I will do my best to share as many posts as possible!

Thanks everyone for participating!

Three Speed Adventure April 2020, Week Three Report

Yep, a little later this week, my apologies. Week Three of #threespeedadvapr2020 was April 12-18, and the them was Three Speeds in Nature. Without further ado, here’s what we got:

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#threespeedadvapr2020 ‘55 Corvette over a creek.

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#threespeedadvapr2020 1955 ‘Vette in my front yard.

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Three Speed Adventure April 2020, Week Four Theme: Three Speeds Carrying Stuff

Hey hey hey, it’s just about Week Four of this year’s Three Speed Adventure April Challenge! For the week running April 19 through 25, 2020 (your local time), the theme is:

Three Speeds Carrying Stuff

What do I mean? I want to see three speeds in portage action. Three speeds are useful utility bikes, and they can carry things. These things can be bags, they can be items on racks or in baskets, things strapped and lashed to parts of bikes, etc. Or it can be as silly/practical as a spare wheel on your bike, as depicted above. Yes, there can be people/buildings/etc. in the shot. And yes, you can get creative.

Here are the fine print details:

  • This can happen anywhere on earth.
  • This is open to anyone who owns a bike with an internally geared hub of three, four, or five speeds. No more/less gears, no derailleurs, with the exception of Bromptons and chain tensioners. It doesn’t matter how old the bike is, or what country the bike came from.
  • The photos can be fresh, or they can be from your archives.
  • You can post one photo a day, with the maximum of six per week.
  • The week runs Sunday at 12:01 AM to Saturday at 11:59 PM, your local time. I don’t care that it’s “Sunday in Uzbekistan”, it has to be Sunday where you currently are.
  • You can post photos to your blog, Instagram, flickr, or tumblr. (No twitter or facebook, sorry.)
  • Please tag your pic #threespeedadvapr2020
  • Please write a good description!
  • Make sure you mention the make and model of your bike (i.e. Raleigh Superbe), and year if you know.
  • Let me know when you post. You can tag me in the post or email/DM me.
  • Want to mail it in via post? Sure. You will need to include a photo, though. Email/DM me for more info.
  • I will do my best to share as many posts as possible!

Alright, let’s see your photos, friends!

Three Speed Adventure April 2020: Week Two Recap

Bikes: Raleigh Superbe, Raleigh Sports. Camera: Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Film: Fomapan 400.

Hello, friends of Three Speeds! We just wrapped up Week Two of the Three Speed Adventure April 2020 Challenge. The theme for the week of April 4 through 11 was Getting Artsy with your Three Speed. We had quite a few participants. It’s interesting to see how folks got artsy, so without further ado, here are most of the entries. Most are from Instagram with a few tumblr stalwarts.

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#threespeedadvapr2020 #lostgloverpdx

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Three speed with palms. #threespeedadvapr2020

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A ride from last month. #threespeedadvapr2020

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Three Speed Adventure April 2020, Week Three: Three Speed in Nature

My Robin Hood “in nature”. Don’t tell anyone, that’s a golf course behind the fence. Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200.

Hello, Friends of Three Speeds! Thank you to the folks that have participated in the first two week of the new and improved Three Speed Adventure April Challenge for 2020! Now it is time to reveal the theme for Week Three, which is Sunday April 12 through Saturday April 18 (all times local):

Three Speed in Nature

What do I mean? I want your (or someone else’s) three speed in a nature-like setting. Yes, there has to be a three (or four, or five) speed bike recognizably in the shot. Yes, there can be people, too. The “nature-like” setting is open for interpretation. It doesn’t have to be the forest, or the wilderness, or have a mountain or the ocean in the backdrop, but it sure as well can. But it can just be a field, the park down the street, or your backyard if you can make it work. And if you are doing a current shot, no, this is not the time to get “epic”.

What shouldn’t this scene be or have?

  • Urban details, meaning buildings and most infrastructure shouldn’t be present (or at the very least, this should be muted and not the focus of the pic)
  • It shouldn’t be an indoor shot, especially of your house or garage

Here are the fine print details:

  • This can happen anywhere on earth.
  • This is open to anyone who owns a bike with an internally geared hub of three, four, or five speeds. No more/less gears, no derailleurs, with the exception of Bromptons and chain tensioners. It doesn’t matter how old the bike is, or what country the bike came from.
  • The photos can be fresh, or they can be from your archives.
  • You can post one photo a day, with the maximum of six per week.
  • You can post photos to your blog, Instagram, flickr, or tumblr. (No twitter or facebook, sorry.)
  • Please tag your pic #threespeedadvapr2020
  • Please write a good description!
  • Make sure you mention the make and model of your bike (i.e. Raleigh Superbe), and year if you know.
  • Let me know when you post. You can tag me in the post or email/DM me.
  • Want to mail it in via post? Sure. You will need to include a photo, though. Email/DM me for more info.
  • I will do my best to share as many posts as possible!

Alright, let’s see your photos, friends!