COVID-19 Wk 56: Maintaining

It has been a quiet week, which is a good thing. I focused on some simple, but, long overdue bike maintenance. I’ve been collecting the required parts all winter to give the Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel a drivetrain overhaul. It’s crazy but two replacement chainrings for my Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed crankset were going to…

COVID-19 Wk 48: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

It is fairly simple to stay socially distant and avoid crowds when your whole region comes to a standstill due to a wonderful mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Traveling anywhere that wasn’t absolutely necessary the past few days was the smart choice. That is pretty much what Mia and I have done since…

COVID-19 Wk 34: Clifford

I’d like to introduce everyone to Clifford the Big Red Van. Clifford comes to us via Wayfarer Vans. This has been a purchase almost four years in the making. Originally inspired by our friends The Manvilles and their Mercedes Sprinter conversion van. Mia and I spent lots of conversations on the pros/cons of a Class…

COVID-19 Wk 23: Out & About

Obviously the biggest news this last week was the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden as their presidential pick. I honestly didn’t watch any of it and only caught the highlights on the news. The reason being I already know who I am voting for in November. Nothing will change my mind. You…

COVID-19 Wk 18: Commuter Life

While President Trump continues to prove he’s totally inept. Portland is making national news for all the wrong reasons. Personally I think Mayor Wheeler is rather ineffectual and he could be doing a much better job handling the current protests. However it doesn’t mean that the Feds need to come in an ratchet up the…

COVID-19 Wk 6: Don’t Inject Lysol

So our esteemed leader actually suggested that people inject disinfectant into their bodies or depending on how you take his idiotic statement that the science community look into it. Dumbass! Seriously how the hell is this guy the President of the U.S.A? He tried to backpedal on this comment the next day but come on,…