Apr 30, 2016
A practice bag before I sew a clone of a rivendell shopsack (which will be simple compared to fighting with a rando bag.) I only screwed up a couple of things (like the width of the front pocket lid; it should have been half an inch narrower than this so I could tape around it. As it is it’s going to be fun taping the carcass together without making it look like a complete bodge.)
Apr 29, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
The kit bike’s rear fender shed a bolt somewhere on saturday’s run of the Perrydale Pancake, so I pulled the born-again Trek out of the basement for the weekly bagel run. After spending several months riding the kit bike & sweet fixie, both with ≥61cm saddle-to-bar distance, the 58cm s2b on the born-again Trek feels /really/ short.
When I bought the trek in ‘89, it had a 7cm quill stem that stood about 4cm above the HT. My mind boggles at the thought.
Apr 23, 2016
The kit bike and the Perrydale Dragon.
Apr 22, 2016
A Dust Mite and a yawning cat
Apr 21, 2016
Doyle McCormack’s ex-Utah RSD-5 switches in the ORHF’s shop yard this afternoon.
Apr 20, 2016
A southbound train @ 99e & 17th.
Apr 16, 2016
The kit bike at the 45th parallel in Silverton, Oregon on the return leg of my One Big Hill permanent.
Apr 15, 2016
Dust Mite found a new hiding place.
Apr 13, 2016
The front triangle for the 3-speed project bike, mitered (except for @ the bottom bracket, where I still need to notch the ST to fit around the DT) and ready for me to modify my frame jig so it can be used to hold the pieces of a fillet-brazed frame together during fabrication.
Apr 10, 2016
A lamb steak cut (needed to check the doneness of the meat) so it looked like a fishhead.
Apr 08, 2016
This can’t be proper food prep conditions
Apr 03, 2016
EPT 100 crosses over the Milwaukie interurban’s line just south of the ORHF shops in East Portland. This part of town is amazingly cluttered with railroads these days; East Portland Traction, Tri-Met’s Milwaukie interurban, the
SP UP line to California, and the Portland Streetcar’s east side loop all tangle together here in a mass of crossings, junctions,and bridges.
Apr 02, 2016
Another day, another rando bike parked in front of the Ripplebrook
ranger station guard station store (which no longer has wifi? Weird)
Apr 01, 2016
After using an iphone 5c camera (zoomed +hdr'ed) then postprocessing to make the distant volcano more visible (the volcano I was on – Mount Scott – is striking but it’s one of about 40 similarly-sized vents that are scattered around Multnomah + northern Clackamas counties, so it’s not the same as a 11,000' stratovolcano) and the resulting image is basically the same as if I’d taken a canvas with me and painted what I saw (with the notable exception that an iphone is considerably lighter than paints,brushes,solvents, canvas, and easel.)