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.