Jun 24, 2016
Dust Mite at dinner
Jun 22, 2016
A northbound S/N train at the pedestrian crossing on 11th Ave
Jun 21, 2016
At the north end of Collins Beach
Jun 20, 2016
The Coast Starlight, a Cascades & a streetcar at Union Station (the Portland section of the Empire builder is on the track between the Coast Starlight & the Cascades, but it’s far enough back to be hidden in this picture.)
Jun 19, 2016
A southbound Coast Starlight approaches the Springwater Trail bridge at the southern edge of Portland, Oregon.
Jun 18, 2016
Running out of kitty litter results in a shopping trip that cannot under any circumstances be put off.
Jun 17, 2016
Dust Mite goes out for dinner
Jun 12, 2016
Back to Ripplebrook, this time at a somewhat more sprightly pace, and on a sunny day which wasn’t so hot it melted me into a puddle while I was doing it.
Jun 10, 2016
Dust Mite inspects a decorative star that’s going on the front of a practice porteur bag
Jun 07, 2016
Sitting at one of my traditional photo stops on the Estacada 100
Jun 04, 2016
It may not have been the smartest decision to ride a populaire on a day where it went up to 100+°F, but it (marginally) beats sitting at home second-guessing a decision not to ride.
Jun 03, 2016
Has Dust Mite been taking steroids?
Jun 02, 2016
This was a vegan bread pudding that used stale bagels as the base stock. It was, um, kind of successful; it vanished before I could even think of taking a picture of the final product.
Jun 01, 2016
Two spec racks – one cut down from an 8x15 platform, the other one custom made to fit the green experimental rando bag I built earlier this year – that I assembled during my spare time while building a rack and a bag over the past few weeks. I’m going to check powdercoating prices and try to see if it’s worth my while to have someone else powdercoat my racks (or if I have to bite the bullet and buy a pocket powdercoating rig.)
May 30, 2016
Rivendell Shopsacks seem to be a popular way of carrying around shopping (when combined with a Wald basket), but they don’t work very well with a machine set up the way I do. (The porteur bag I’d sewn for the GT started to fall apart yesterday evening, so it’s off the bike pending replacement. Fortunately I had a prototype from a Shopsack-clone bag I made for a local rider. Unfortunately it’s wider than the handlebars. Fortunately, though, I can set it on the GT’s front rack at 45° so it only slightly fouls the right handlebar, which isn’t as important on a fixie as it would be on a machine with a freewheel.)
But it is nicely green, which makes up for a host of other deficiencies.
May 29, 2016
The P&W train I photographed yesterday heads north on Espee rails in Canby.
May 28, 2016
A P&W freight went by while I was waiting for a trolley to cross the street at 17th & Pershing yesterday afternoon.
May 27, 2016
Dust Mite helps me load up some rando fud.
May 26, 2016
Magnetic field lines on the wooden clamp I’m using to hold a tube while I’m filing a miter into it.
May 25, 2016
Mavis naps while the kit bike (and a small heap of rando fud) lurks in the background
May 23, 2016
Unless I have surgery this clavicle will never glue itself back together. Sigh. I do seem to have full strength in that shoulder, I do have full range of motion (and don’t need physical therapy), and the annoying low-level ache isn’t severe enough to worry about, so the prospect of taking myself offline for a few months with surgery is even less appealing than it was right after I was hit, but it’s kind of annoying that I’m now stuck with two mangled – but still fully functional as long as I don’t try to sleep on my side – shoulders.