COVID-19 Wk 65: Prepping

My big event for 2021 is just under a week away. I’m riding the Skull 120 next week and as good or bad as my training has gone there isn’t much more I can do now in the case of fitness. All I can do now is focus on prepping and making sure my bike…

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…