On Friday, I head up to The Dalles, Oregon, to participate in the Oregon Randonneur’s Oregon Blue Mountains 1000k brevet. If all goes well, this will be my last brevet on The Pencil, my trusty Rivendell road bike. In September–or so–I’ll be taking delivery of a custom randonne frame by Sacha White at Vanilla Bicycles (details to follow).
Since I’m a slow randonneuse, I rarely spend time with other riders or their bikes. My only chance to bike gawk is at the beginning and end of rides where I try to grab as many reference shots as possible. Here are a few of my sample snaps.