Hello friends, due to low engagement I've decided to cancel the Three Speed Ride originally scheduled for Sunday October 10th. I'm bummed, but I need to direct my energies appropriately. I was hoping that the pent-up demand for organized bike rides as COVID restrictions loosened would mean a lot of people would want to ride… Continue reading The October Three Speed Ride has been CANCELLED, and a bit about the future of in-Portland Society events
Hello friends of three speeds! The annual Three Speed October Challenge started yesterday, Sunday October 26th. And I am here to remind you that it is not too late to register if you want in on the action! You can find all registration info here. Yesterday I took my first ride of the challenge, as… Continue reading Three Speed October starts NOW (or really yesterday)
Enskede Tweed finally goes three speed!
Back when I was a kid, my father modified an relatives old 1940’s bicycle. It was well used and my father had an idea of mounting a set of wheels on the bicycle that was collecting dust in the garage. After some adjustments and mechanical wizardry, he got the bicycle running. I was about that age that I needed an real bicycle so he gave me the old bicycle as an everyday ride. There I went, with the seat lowered as much as possible. To school, the shops, riding to friends and one or two occasionally ride to the hot dog stand for a snack.
To be honest, that bicycle had an huge impact on me. Not only because it was my very first adult bicycle I used at an regular basis. But more of the wheels my father had mounted. They were laced with Sturmey Archer hubs, drum brake…
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I've been hosting the Three Speed October Challenge since 2016. The concept of the challenge is simple: Ride your three speed during the month of October! Here are the basic stipulations of this challenge: Ride a three speed bicycleThree times a weekAt least three miles (5 km) each tripFor at least three weeks during the duration of the challengeDuring a five-week period… Continue reading The Three Speed October 2021 Challenge starts NEXT WEEK! It’s not too late to register.
The Superbe in Rose City Park. 19 Aug 2021. Camera: Olympus Superzoom 160. Film: Kodak Ultramax 400. Hello all! I realize that this blog collects dust more often than not, so I figure one way I'd remedy that is by regularly sharing three speed blog posts and stories I've found on the web. I realize… Continue reading Three Speed Newswire: Mid September 2021