Bicycling

Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 (Before)

I will be offline for a few weeks while I’m away participating in Paris-Brest-Paris for the second time. And randomly, NPR included a sound bite of me during a random report onthe sport of randonneuring. If you are curious about randonnering, a form of ultra distance cycling w/roots in France, here’s an NPR report on …

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Shopping From The Present

Alert – Archival Kerchiefs

Over the years we’ve been posting on our favorite kerchief projects. We originally declared our admiration for discharge printed kerchiefs sourced via ebay, thrifts and Japanese web shops. Two years ago, I discovered Cornell University’s collection of political american kerchiefs. Our current kerchief favorite is the wave kerchief made by our Archival friends and stockist, …

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Archival Field Trip – PDX

   Over the weekend, I made a quick trip up to Portland to shop for eyewear, catch a film and check in on a few of my favorite shops.  Here are some visual notes from the trip:   New S/S Engineered Garments at Blake      Brand obsession – Masunaga eyewear from Japan (via Blink) …

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From the Archives – Bruce Gordon Factory Tour

Thanks to local bike mechanic, Louis (aka Luigi), for providing me with a print edition of the Bruce Gordon Cycles factory tour.  Conducted in Eugene, Oregon, the tour features Gordon’s revolutionary, all robot workforce. Per the copy, take the factory tour by clicking the navigation button at the bottom of each page.       …

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Shopping from the Future: Vanilla Custom Bicycle

In April, I’ll be pre-registering for Paris-Brest-Paris. Although the Pencil was an early front runner, I’ll be riding my custom Vanilla lugged randonnee on the August 2011 ride. Acquiring the Vanilla was a bit like mail ordering from the future. I submitted a deposit in 2006 and took delivery in September 2010. The bike is …

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Archival Review: Randonneuring Season (2008)

Passing views Bike stalking Evidence of my participation (first two photos courtesy CecilAnn) Some central characters The Pencil Subject to further experimentation in ’09 Cue sheet in turmoil Cue sheet on a napkin (courtesy CecilAnn) Sample nutrition (jojos) The Pencil and I did not quite make the RUSA 5000k distance award this year. We did …

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