Category Archives: cycling

Bike Upgrade Part 3 (Updated)

After much travail and a little sorrow, it’s done. This is the new 9-speed drive train and it works as intended. The shifting is crisp and sweet and the new chain fits the parts better. I ordered both new shifters, … Continue reading

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Bike Upgrade Part 2

Behold! It’s not that I was busy today; far from it. However, today we had a stand-in mail carrier who put our apartments last on his route. Plus, the package lockers were all full, and he had planned to make … Continue reading

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Bike Upgrade Part 1

Sorry I didn’t post earlier in the day, but I’ve been getting this done in the midst of a lot of other obligations. I’m never busy with anything until I’m busy with everything. Right in the middle of doing this … Continue reading

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Longer Rides Again

Just in time, I’ve grown accustomed to the summer heat. This morning I took advantage of the low traffic on a national holiday and headed out rather early. I rode out to the River Trails as far as Portland Avenue … Continue reading

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Cycling: Will Rogers Trail

I carried my bike in the backseat, minus the front wheel. It was a tight fit, but it was better than having it rattling in the wind on my cheap bike carrier. The Will Rogers Trail opened just a few … Continue reading

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Sandy Trails

Took a ride yesterday to one of my favorite prayer chapels, the mouth of Crutcho Creek where it empties into the North Canadian River. Given the cold weather and lack of moisture, the river is way down, still cradling patches … Continue reading

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Cycling: Fitting a Rack

The trail riding experience turned out to be fun at first, but the shine wore off quickly. Then I realized that I really did need to prepare the bike for commuter/tour riding. So I put the hybrid tires (flat-free!) back … Continue reading

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