Wednesday, May 25, 2011

There's an Owl on My Bike!

There's an Owl on My Bike!, originally uploaded by Adam Norwood.

Had to share this. Cool photo and story by Adam Norwood.

There's an Owl on My Bike!

Definitely the best excuse I've ever had for being late to work.

BIKE OWL UPDATE: at the advice of some owl / bird rescue folks, we left him alone, and sure enough as soon as it started getting dark out he called (screeched, really) for his momma owl to come take care of him. For a while we actually had TWO owls on my bike! She kept him well fed, and this morning I spotted him hopping away towards a tree, so I think all's well in his world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My bike history

These are all the bikes I have owned in the past. I'll try to use my own photos as much as I can, but some I just don't have pics of.

1977(?) Huffy Sundance (I think that's what it's called)
Me on my Huffy Sundance in 1980

1980 Huffy Pro Thunder (not my pic). I had this in silver and red with solid metal mags. Back then I'd just roll up onto curbs without lifting my front wheel.

19xx(?) Torker BMX (not my pic). I bought a Torker off of my friend, Butch. It had bad karma. Neighborhood bullies thought I stole it from their friend. I didn't like riding it. Sold it to my other friend, Carlos, up the street.

1986 Mongoose FS-1 (not my pic). I rode this one for about 2 years. Sold it to my friend Rob. Pretty awesome.

1987 Haro Master, Still have this and still ride it once in a while.
Haro on Haight

1996 Schwinn Moab-3. Bought this in 1997. It was on closeout at Pacific Bicycle. Sold in 2008.
1996 Schwinn Moab.3

2002 We the People Pony. Flatland machine. Sold it due to not having room.

1985 Schwinn World Tourist. A project bike/conversion as a tribute to Jam Master Jay.
Tourist 03.21.09

1983 Rampar Rapide. Dumpster save project. Classed it up. My brother in law rides it now.
Rampar: the long view

1994 Bridgestone XO-5. Fun bike to retrogrouch out.
Inverted North Road bars

2007 Jamis Komodo. This got stolen. :\

1993 Bridgestone XO-1. I will have this bike for the rest of my life. :D
Noe Valley

1992 Bridgestone XO-3. Bought this to tinker around with.

Well, I think that's all of them. There are a couple I bought to flip. But these are the ones I actually rode at one point of time. Kinda neat to see it all laid out. :D

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April cycling

A look back into April cycling highlights for me.

For my birthday, we went to Sunday Streets.
Bike gang

I got Cerise working again. I went to the bike kitchen and the folks there got the XO-3 sorted.

Nam was there working on his roommate's bike.
Nam working on his roommate's Peugeot

We are starting to do bike lunches at work.
Dunc and me

Started training for the Tour de Cure that happens on June 12.
Lake Merced

Pretty fun month. There was a stretch where I biked to work for 2 weeks straight! Pretty good feeling. Especially because gas is ridic! May is shaping up nicely already.