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    Pedalpalooza is in June, and that means time for...

    Pedalpalooza is in June, and that means time for another Three Speed Ride in Portland, OR!
    S H I F T to bikes!



    THREE SPEED RIDE
    Sunday June 21
    meet at 4, leave just before 4:30
    Omaha...
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    I've seen that same badge on a Raleigh Superbe...

    I've seen that same badge on a Raleigh Superbe that I spotted in Anacortes, WA a few years back. The bike appears to be 70's vintage.
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7338/9832883184_161f2a4d7b.jpg...
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    I like MKS touring pedals....

    I like MKS touring pedals.
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7052763021_d4ca0c8770.jpg
  4. Cool! Probably won't be able to make it due to...

    Cool! Probably won't be able to make it due to work, but I'll actually be doing another vintage themed ride later that day...
    S H I F T to bikes!

    HEAVY DUTY: INDUSTRIAL BIKE TOUR
    Union Station,...
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    ...and the first thing they do is swap out the...

    ...and the first thing they do is swap out the wheels and make it a single speed. :(
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    That's what it seemed when I biked the Icefields...

    That's what it seemed when I biked the Icefields in 2011. We went Banff to Jasper (south to north), and the Jasper-Banff riders made it sound like they had a tougher time then we did. Overall, I...
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    sixtyfiver's workshop in Edmonton. It's not that...

    sixtyfiver's workshop in Edmonton. It's not that far! ;)

    In more (semi) seriousness, I take it when you say "the coop", you mean Citybikes? If they don't have it, check A Better Cycle.
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    Wait, there's a South Carolina? ;)

    Wait, there's a South Carolina?

    ;)
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    Yep, as sixtyfiver notes, this is a decent light,...

    Yep, as sixtyfiver notes, this is a decent light, good for city biking and use on MUPs. I have to say that any modern B+M LED headlamp with standlight is good. There are definitely better lights than...
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    Except that bike you posted is from Seattle! ;)...

    Except that bike you posted is from Seattle! ;) Or more specifically Enumclaw, a far-flung eastside suburb.

    But yeah I know, Seattle and Portland might as well be the same city to a resident of...
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    I'd definitely recommend reserving the bike spot...

    I'd definitely recommend reserving the bike spot on the Cascades (Eugene-PDX-Seattle-Vancouver) train at the same time you buy your train ticket. (It's not hard to do.) There are only 10 bike spots...
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    Well then, it's...rather convenient that I...

    Well then, it's...rather convenient that I scheduled the start of the Three Speed Ride at 4pm, which happens to be when Sunday Parkways ends! ;);) And it starts right on the Sunday Parkways route...
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    Well, since the next ride is on a Sunday (June...

    Well, since the next ride is on a Sunday (June 21st), you'll have to find a different excuse! ;)

    (and if I knew you could have made it later, I could have figured up a meeting spot, if you were...
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    Inexpensive DL-1 on Portland Craigslist....

    Inexpensive DL-1 on Portland Craigslist. Almost...too inexpensive. $120?
    DL-1 Raleigh Tourist Bicycle
    http://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_btw5h9OlsbF_600x450.jpg
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    I found the sweet spot is somewhere around 55...

    I found the sweet spot is somewhere around 55 psi, esp. if you have an alloy rim.
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    :) And @velocivixen...

    :)

    And @velocivixen does have some opportunity to ride a three speed in Portland, like on a Three Speed Ride. ;)

    My two cents: Rather than go through the trouble of retrofitting a retro light,...
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    Yeah, Marathon Plus would be the toughest tires...

    Yeah, Marathon Plus would be the toughest tires in 590, though I have to say that the Delta Cruisers are plenty tough enough for me.

    And in the US, you can get any tire that Schwalbe makes for the...
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    I also tried the Col de la Vies, and am not in...

    I also tried the Col de la Vies, and am not in the camp. I liked the look, and also felt it was pretty cush over rough/gravel. I felt that they rolled a bit faster than Delta Cruisers. My biggest...
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    It's amazing that when gumwalls in 590 comes up,...

    It's amazing that when gumwalls in 590 comes up, no one mentions the fact that Schwalbe Delta Cruisers come in a gumwall, and no reflective strip to boot! Maybe we're all just fixated on the cream...
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    Yeah, I wish there was a Pasela in 590 as well....

    Yeah, I wish there was a Pasela in 590 as well. It would be even better if they made it with the same "block" tread of the Col de la Vies. What we need is a Jan Heine type to convince Panasonic to...
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    OH yeah! For those of you doing the Lake Pepin...

    OH yeah! For those of you doing the Lake Pepin ride in May, I'm organizing a three-speed camping tour after it!...
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    Three Speed Ride in Portland: 21 March 2015 report

    We had a lovely 20 mile ramble 'round Portland. Eight folks braved the occasional rainshower to have a great time.

    Full report:...
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    Or, as put by another UPS driver, pack it in case...

    Or, as put by another UPS driver, pack it in case it falls from a drop of six feet. This is (supposedly) the average drop when a box falls off of a conveyor at a UPS hub.



    Last year I got a...
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    Winter in the Cascades can last until June, so...

    Winter in the Cascades can last until June, so yeah, there can be tough weather. Though this year if things hold, May should be good. The main ways over the Cascades are busy roads with usually ample...
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    No, Eastern Oregon is not more expensive. In...

    No, Eastern Oregon is not more expensive. In general, outside of Bend and really touristy areas it will be less expensive than Western Oregon. However, the "getting there" may be more expensive,...
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