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The Three Speed April 2021 Challenge starts TOMORROW! Yes, there is still plenty of time to register and participate.

Hello, friends of Three Speeds. The annual Three Speed April Challenge is back, and it begins tomorrow, Thursday April 1st! A big Thank You to those of you who have registered. Haven't registered yet? No worries! There is still plenty of time to register. Registration will be open for the entirety of the month. And… Continue reading The Three Speed April 2021 Challenge starts TOMORROW! Yes, there is still plenty of time to register and participate.

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A Fanno Creek Ramble, 13 March 2021

A three speed adventure on a bike path over on the west side.

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Camera: Olympus 35 RD. Film: Fomapan 200.

Hello friends! It’s another installment of “Attempts to explore the Westside more”. This time we’ll be heading to a pretty popular trail: Fanno Creek. This path follows the namesake creek from Beaverton to Tigard, a distance of about five miles one-way. I’ve been on it a few times when I’ve been out that way, but this was the first time in eons that I made the trail itself a destination.

On Saturday March 13th, we needed to pick up Emee’s Raleigh Sports from North Portland Bikeworks. It was already afternoon, we wanted to ride somewhere, and we had the van with my Raleigh Superbe in it. So we decided that it would be a good day to head to Fanno Creek. We parked at the south end at the Tigard Library.

The trail is very meandery and winding, mimicking the lazy path of…

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To Powell Butte with the Robin Hood, 3 March 2021

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Camera: Olympus 35 RD. Film: Cinestill 50D.

Powell Butte is one of my favorite biking destinations: It’s just far enough away that I’ll get in a decent (around 20 mile) ride no matter what. Powell Butte is deep coniferous forests on the slopes and a big rolling meadow on top. The views of Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, and other Cascade mountains is superb. And the unpaved trails through the park are enough of a “mountain bike” experience for me. But I have to time my visits just right: It’s got to be a sunny and dry day, because I want those views and I want the trails to not be a bogfest.

And just like a lot of my fave biking destinations, it’s been too long since I’ve last been there. The last time I can recall was in July when Steve M and I rode up there. I…

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New Camera Stickers and Postcards in the Shop

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Hello folks! I’ve added some new items to my Etsy Shop! What do I have?

  • More camera stickers. As my film camera collection grows, so do the stickers! I’ve got both my Minolta SR-T and Olympus Pen EES-2 out now, $2 each. Or, you can get all four of my current camera stickers for just $6, a savings of $2. So you can get a full set of the two aforementioned stickers plus Minolta Hi-Matic 7s and Olympus XA2!
  • New Postcards! More photo postcards. Choose from two different Rocky Butte scenes, St. Johns Bridge, Peninsula Park at night, a British telephone box in North Portland, an Underwood typewriter on the workbench, or Chinese Windmill Palms. Postcars are $1.50 each.

You can get to all of these items and more through my Etsy Shop. Please note that new items are not on sale.

Thank you for your support!

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New Society of Three Speeds membership kits PRE-ORDER

Hello, friends of Three Speeds. It's time for a refresh of the Society of Three Speed's logo. The current logo was designed almost three years ago. It's not "too old" by any means. And while I do like how it came out at the time, now I realize that it's just a little bit too… Continue reading New Society of Three Speeds membership kits PRE-ORDER

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Sale-A-Bration: Buttons and postcards now 50% off, plus other select stuff 30% off

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Hello folks! I’m still in the process of clearancing out some of my old stock. So from now until April 1st, enjoy 50% off all old buttons and postcards in my Shop! Also, I’ve got select zines, comix, and other choice goods on clearance at 30% off. So head on over to the Sale Section of my Shop to see what good deals you can score! (No coupon code needed.)

And thank you for the support.

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