Archive for April, 2011

Rest weekend

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

It’s a very windy day out there today, second day in a row. It’s the rest weekend I’ve been longing for since early last month. After a whole day of gusts in the 50s and 60s, and sideways rain this afternoon, it’s snowing out right now. I have no bikes disassembled either, although I still […]

And then there were four

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

I finally got the Portland all back together today. I’d been concentrating on Blue and Jeeves, and Yellow Bike fills the commuting role well in the three-seasons, so there wasn’t a pressing need to hurry into rebuilding the Portland. I worked at it for a couple of hours a day, each day this weekend. Friday […]

Because I Am a Cyclist

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

One of my regular stops on teh interwebs is at Red Kite Prayer. The writing is clear, informed, and articulate. Perhaps more importantly, they seem to tap into a well of emotion that’s not too distant from my own. I often have cause to reflect upon a piece they’ve written, and too frequently I think, […]

Back to the commute

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve always liked Yellow Bike’s levers. They’ve felt nice since day one. So nice that the left one still uses the same cable that I installed when I built the bike up four years ago. Even as recently as last week, I thought I liked its shifters. Then I rode Jeeves with its new super […]

First rides

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Blue Steel For its shakedown cruise, I took Blue to work on Wednesday. It was the first long loop (Pittsford) ride of the season as well. It was fun getting reacquainted with an old friend. I need to adjust some the fit aspects of the bike—I think I have the saddle too high—but otherwise, it […]