First commute in the snow. Made it. Wayback Machine - January 25 2016 - Ambulance Parking Redux, Beverly Bay, Sammie, Perfect Storm, PI Turnpike January 13 2010 - Weekend
Back to the bicycles
I've been plugging away on both bikes. The North Road handlebars didn't work out; though I liked the upright position they were too unstable for my comfort. I've added an oversized bottle cage capable of carrying a 1 liter Nalgene bottle for tea. New brighter headlight mounted on the forks. The purple bottle contains a… Continue reading Bicycle updates
The White Whale
Mods on the Trek continue, but I have no updated photos. This is about something else. Way back in my teenage years I owned a beautiful Univega Nuovo Sport. I took it on one long tour around the White Mountains, and it was my primary transportation. I rode it over the Kanacamagus Highway and hit… Continue reading The White Whale
The quest for the perfect bicycle continues. . .
The quest continues and the modifications have begun. Today I installed a set of SKS Bluemels fenders and new North Road style touring handlebars. It's not perfect; the front fender stays were wrong for my style of forks. I've adapted them, but I'm not completely happy with the result. They seem to work fine in… Continue reading The quest for the perfect bicycle continues. . .
The quest for the perfect bicycle
The perfect bicycle. . .does not exist. Much like the perfect car, the formula for the perfect bicycle is an unquantifiable combination of specifications, expectations, and circumstances. It varies from person to person and minute to minute. My Honda is almost perfect, unless I'm making a lumber run at Home Depot. The pickup is better… Continue reading The quest for the perfect bicycle