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The Return of the Superbe

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My Raleigh Superbe at Kronberg Park on Kellogg Creek, Milwaukie OR. 21 Jan 2022. Camera: Olympus 35 RD/Film: Fujicolor 100

It’s the central irony of my bike-liking life: As soon as I take the time to praise a particular bike, it goes away in some sense. It was just a few months after praising my Raleigh Crested Butte, my longest-serving bike, that I sold it due to “irreconcilable differences.” And at the beginning of the year I talked about how much I love my Raleigh Superbe. Yet most of the year I have not ridden this bike. A lot of this is due to the newness and versatility of my Brompton. But it’s mostly due to mechanical failure.

In early March I took the Superbe for a ride. As I was climbing the SE 53rd hill on the west side of Mount Tabor, I felt the rear wheel…

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A Sunset/Moonrise Ride added for July 13th, plus other Pedalpalooza rides for July (and August)

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Hey folks! Since I will be in town for full moon on Wednesday July 13th after all, I’ve decided to add another Sunset/Moonrise Ride to the calendar! Here are the full details:

Wednesday July 13th, 7:45 PM
Sunset/Moonrise Ride
Meet at Mt. Hood MAX Station (Red Line, near airport)

Did you know that on the night of the full moon, sunset is usually right before the moon rise? Let’s hit up a spot where we can watch both!

Stock up on snacks and libations before meeting up, then depart on an under 5 mile to our mystery destination. Ride not a loop. Lights, layers, and a picnic blanket are good ideas

Please note: THERE IS NO STORE STOP. There’s a Target right at the MAX station, supply up here if you need to, but don’t expect us to wait for you if you “need stuff” and arrive when we’re…

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A Society of Three Speeds status report, July 2022

Hello folks! Summer is here (in the Northern Hemisphere) and I hope you've been getting in some good rides on your three speed. I've been mostly riding my Brompton, as it's my newest bike, and its multi-modal ease means I've brought it to a lot of places. I still love my Raleigh Superbe, but it… Continue reading A Society of Three Speeds status report, July 2022