The Blog

Posts tagged with bikes

  1. Seattle to Portland, the dusty way

    21 Sep 2017

    PORTLAND, Ore. – I decided to follow what I think of as John’s Route from Seattle, Wash., to Portland, Ore., by way of gravel roads, national parks big hills and forests.  That first day, leaving the sweatbox hostel on Second Avenue in Seattle, I took John’s advice and cut off 30-ish…


  2. An afternoon of concrete and junk

    18 Apr 2017

    AUSTIN – What we planned to do as an easy ride around Ladybird Lake, became a grand adventure only partially around the lake. The group was three: Dan, his friend Mike (or something) and me.  We met at Monkey Nest, a local coffee shop to trade some bike parts and fuel…


  3. The Troll gets gears, fatter rims

    26 Dec 2016

    AUSTIN - I made some drivetrain changes on the Surly Troll: replacing the single-speed drivetrain with a 1x10 drivetrain, which also includes a return to the 50mm wide Surly Rabbit Hole rims and familiar 26 x 2.5 Extra Terrestrial tires.   If I could have more than one mountain bike…


  4. A perfect day for a small bike ride

    21 Apr 2016

    AUSTIN – Weather warnings and watches murmur and squawk as creeks flood, thunder rattles the windows and lightning rips holes in the churning sky Perfect day for a small bike ride. We weren’t riding small bikes; I mean it was a short ride. I mean … my new Surly Troll is a size…


1
Using Format