Thursday, May 17, 2012
CycleBee: Gas Prices have you down? Say shove it to big oil....: Ride! Just get on a bike and ride! Free yourself from the shackles of gas,oil, car payments and insurance. I am fortune to live in Portland ...
Monday, May 14, 2012
Ride! Just get on a bike and ride! Free yourself from the shackles of gas,oil, car payments and insurance. I am fortune to live in Portland Oregon, which is one of the most bike friendly places in the United States with a very good bike infrastructure. Here with proper planning bike routes to work can be easily made: I enjoy Google maps which is free but also has a bike route configurator which I have found to be very effective, although I would suggest testing the route out. Back to the task at hand; because of the simplicity of the bicycle and the lack of equipment required to use it (I believe helmets are a must) anyone can ride. History will dictate that when times are tough the bicycle thrives, and that is not to say that the bicycle does not thrive at other times. Soaring gas prices in the 1970's (sound familiar?) brought us a renaissance in bicycling and we are seeing patterns today. Why stretch your pockets out only to line the pockets of wealthy big oil executives who make a living gouging Americans? Enough of that I will get off if my soap box. I promised a lesson on the history of the bicycle and this is where my journey has taken me. While I could have started with the veloceode or other early incarnations of the bicycle I chose this because if its relevance today. While the 1970's elicited more relevance to the world we live in today during and after the second world war another resurgence of the bicycle occurred. History will dictate that when times are tough the bicycle endures.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Some interesting thoughts have come to mind as I have been pondering the history of the bicycle. With possible origins in China the utilitarian use of the bicycle fascinatea me I am going to deleve deep into the the history of this amazing machine... Keep posted for more.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Two of my favorite places in Portland Oregon are Multnomah village and the Sellwood area. I have a great ride 15 mile ride that takes me through both! Consequently there are also two fantastic local bike shops on the ride one in Multnonah and that other just off of the Sellwood bridge. Starting out near where I live in Beaverton my route takes me from Scholls Ferry road to Sellwood! It is a great ride that I hope to share!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I am officially starting a bicycle club for beginner to intermediate riders of any age who also passionate about riding! This club will ride and hold events in the Portland Oregon Metro area! You can join the club following this link: http://cycling.isport.com/cycling-clubs/us/oregon/beaverton/cyclebee-1429057
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I have given the crankset Zed (The Zombie Bike) one more chance I used my dremel to grind down the rough parts on the rounded off crank arm to make it as square as possible so that it fits on the crankset as well as possible. I used the red cap permanent loctite on the bolt and the nut for the last time. I am hoping that this will work to fix the issue but I am not counting on it and it may very well be that I will have to purchase a new crankset. In any case I have learned a lot from the process and it has been a lot of fun; I love riding!