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Three Speed April 2022, Week Five: The “Open” Week

My Brompton by the Steel Bridge, watching a freight roll by. 5 April 2022. Camera: Olympus XA2 Film: Kodak Portra 400 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 April 2022, from 12:01… Continue reading Three Speed April 2022, Week Five: The “Open” Week

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Three Speed Adventure April 2022, Week Four Theme: Three Speeds Carrying Stuff

The Raleigh Superbe, carrying packages. 15 March 2021. Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200. Hey hey hey, tomorrow begins Week Four of this year’s Three Speed Adventure April Challenge! For the week running April 17 through 23, 2022 (your local time), the theme is: Three Speeds Carrying Stuff What do I mean? I want… Continue reading Three Speed Adventure April 2022, Week Four Theme: Three Speeds Carrying Stuff

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A Tweed Ride Report (PDX Tweed, 3 April 2022)

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I’ve been involved with Portland’s Tweed Ride for a decade. That’s a pretty long time. When I became one of the organizers in 2012, the first group of Tweedistas, responsible for putting on the first three rides (one in 2010, two in 2011), were stepping down. There have been many good folks involved over the years, yet somehow I stayed on board. I’ve also seen the initial enthusiasm for all things Tweed taper off. The early Tweed Rides numbered in the hundreds, the last time we had a ride (2019), it was down to 30.

Had people stopped caring about the Tweed Ride?

Before I could get an answer to that question, pandemic got in the way. The “great shutdown” happened in March 2020, a few weeks before the planned 2020 ride. Plans were put on hold. Things were better in April 2021, but not good enough. I wasn’t confident…

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On sale again: Schwinn Heavy Duti

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Hey folks. I tried to sell my Schwinn Heavy Duti back in December. I knew it was a bad time to do so, but too that chance. Obviously it didn’t sell. I took it off the chopping block, and wanted to see if I still wanted to keep it. And I don’t. So now it’s time to sell again.

There is nothing wrong with the bike, and everything is mechanically sound as far as I know. It isn’t the cleanest of bikes, as it probably sat outside quite a bit in its former life as a factory bike at an aluminum mill. But it boasts many new parts and has been optimized for city riding and utility use.

This circa 1996 Schwinn Heavy Duti is a “one-size” deal that should fit folks from 5’3″ to 6′. (I’m 5’8″.) This cantilever style frame was used for about five years at a…

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Three Speed April 2022: Weeks One and Two wrap-up

Hey folks! Since I "announced" Week One a couple days into that week, there were already some posts with that week's theme. I already shared them on that post. Here's some other posts from Instagram with the Week One Theme: You and your three speed: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbuf6riLZs6/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbv7PhPuLU4/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbybih7MUGw/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CbygA3nuhyN/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb0-tc3MFbK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb1ACaGuSD4/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb3T0NDPqdL/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb3Vz6RvJIx/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb34o8XMvKn/ And… Continue reading Three Speed April 2022: Weeks One and Two wrap-up

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Three Speed April 2022 Challenge, Week Three: Three Speeds in Nature

Foster Floodplain, 12 Jan 2022. Olympus Pen EES-2, Fuji Superia Premium 400 Hello, Friends of Three Speeds! Thank you to the folks that have participated in the first two weeks of this year's Three Speed April Challenge! A recap of the first two weeks is forthcoming. Now it is time to reveal the theme for… Continue reading Three Speed April 2022 Challenge, Week Three: Three Speeds in Nature