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Last week for discounted prices on the new membership kit!

Hello friends of three speeds! This is the last week I'll be offering a discount on the (pre-order) of the new Society of Three Speeds membership kit! You can get the basic kit for $20 (plus s/h) and the deluxe kit, which adds a year of Postcard Club, for just $35 (plus s/h). This price… Continue reading Last week for discounted prices on the new membership kit!

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Deadline Day for reporting the Three Speed April 2021 Challenge!

Hello friends of Three Speeds! It's been three weeks since the Three Speed April 2021 Challenge ended. Now is the "do or die" time: I must receive your completed journals so you can get your prizes! People in the US: You MUST send your completed journal via post. Entries must be postmarked by today, Friday… Continue reading Deadline Day for reporting the Three Speed April 2021 Challenge!

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Another excursion to the Long Beach Peninsula: 21-25 April 2021

Emee and I brought three speeds to the beach!

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A three speed on the beach. Long Beach, WA. 22 April 2021. Olympus 35RD/Kodak Portra 400.

As I’ve stated previously, the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state has become a favorite destination of Emee and myself: beautiful but fairly quiet, as Portlanders end up hitting the Northwest Oregon coast instead, and a bit too far away for the Seattleites. We tend to hit up the peninsula a few times a year when we want a taste of the Pacific Ocean. We had been out there twice in 2020, once around my birthday in August and then again in October. A trip out that way was due, so we loaded the van and headed west.

We spent the first two nights (Wednesday April 21st and Thursday April 22nd) at a hotel overlooking the ocean in the town of Long Beach. The Discovery Trail passed right out our back door, and…

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A Three Speed Ride to Willamette Falls, 11 April 2021

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Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Lens: MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Sunday April 11 was the beginning of a full-on “pseudo-summer” week in Portland. Temperatures would hit the mid-70s F (23-25C) by weeks end. This Sunday was pleasant but cooler at 60F/16C. Still, a great day to ride!

Right about now is when I’d do the springtime Three Speed Ride. I haven’t led any rides since pandemic happened last March and don’t intend to do any until we really “round the bend”. But that doesn’t mean that Emee and I can’t have a little three speed fun! We decided to ride to the destination of my last big Three Speed Ride in April 2019–Willamette Falls in Oregon City.

We had a leisurely morning at home and departed in the afternoon. Unlike the last time, we shortened the distance by taking the MAX light rail to the…

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Preorder on NEW Society of Three Speeds membership kits extended until June 1st! Here’s a bit more about them.

I announced back in March that the Society's membership kit was getting a redo. After a couple years of the "Rocky Butte Light" logo, I wanted something cleaner and simpler, more akin to the Great Northern Railway (US) logo from the mid-twentieth century. Since the pre-order went live, I've gotten several orders for the new… Continue reading Preorder on NEW Society of Three Speeds membership kits extended until June 1st! Here’s a bit more about them.