About

I ride bicycles for transportation and recreation. I don’t recall my age when I first pedaled a bicycle, but I wasn’t young. In fact, I was the last of my friends to pedal on two wheels. Before my two-wheeled era, I used up many Big Wheels. I was old enough to assmeble my last plastic chariot myself. Remember how much noise was generated by the hollow hard plastic wheels? Quiet is good.  Pneumatic rubber tires are a miracle.

Fast forward some. Although my favorite sensation is balancing on two wheels (with pneumatic rubber tires), I have spent more time assembling, reconfiguring, restoring, repairing, discussing and simply gazing upon the loveliness of bicycles than I have pedaling them. Sometimes I am lucky enough to be allowed to help people care for their bicycles or pick out bicycles.  Know that I am nearly 100% self-taught.  A shade tree mechanic through and through.  Follow my advice at your peril.  Better yet, seek input or service from a pro.  That said, it is a big unregulated net.  If you insist on getting the good word  through your computer, you could do worse than me.

I also cook and bake a whole bunch of vegan food.  I eat some of what I prepare to power my pedals and wrenches and share the rest.  My fourteenth anniversary as a vegan took place in April of 2014.  I recommend the practice.

Most posts here are snapshots of a simple life filled with short bicycle rides and everyday food.  I’d be honored if you’d think of this as a blog on bicycling and vegan cooking to which Fred Rogers would have linked.  My hope is that my writing and photos will transmit to you some of the joy I get pedaling, cooking, baking and the things I do and think about in between.  I am very grateful that you have used some of your time to visit my pages.

Take care!

p.s.  If you subscribe to my posts, thanks very much, but know that you’ll get a notice of the post as it is first published.  I add things to almost every post.  Afterthoughts that are as good as the first thoughts.  So maybe wait a bit to read and then read at the site.  That’s bad on my part.  Terribly sorry.  But I can’t seem to shake the habit.

6 responses to “About

  1. How cool is this! I’m liking the blog so far man–keep it coming!

  2. This is just about the cutest thing ever and made me happier than ever to be your pal!!!!

  3. Magic internets, thank you for keeping people connected! Like the photos, thoughts and promos, Randy and very glad to have an extra connection to you.

    Looks like you’re having fun, and I’m havin fun getting the benefits of your share. Thanks and see ya!

    Devon

  4. Hey there!

    We met you at the A.N.T. Open House and Lacey gave me the name of your blog. It was nice speaking to you guys, and your bicycles are beautiful. I’ve just posted some photos of it all here.

    All the best!
    Lovely Bicycle

  5. Hi Randy!
    I ran across your blog by accident. I really love it. Nice photos of detail on your bicycles. Keep up the good work.

    Take good care!

    • Glad you found me, Annette, and enjoyed my writings and pictures. I am especially happy you like the photographs, as I have always been impressed with your work in that arena. Speak to you soon.

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