Pedal Patter

Rack Mounted Splash Guard

I run grunge guard on the fat bike, especially during our pacific northwest wet season. With the current front guard, anything on my front rack still gets a pretty good grunging. One option I have used is to carry a dry bag to put things in and then place on my rack. While not a big inconvenience, I wanted to try to add a grunge guard so I could just place whatever and not worry about it getting mucky. Having extra, rear, seat-post mounted fenders around, I decided to sacrifice one for this experiment. I trimmed up the rear edge . . .Continue reading ->

Bikes That Work

Planting Trees by Bike One of my looking forward to activities of winter is volunteering with Friends of Trees (FoT) on their Plant-by-Bike teams.  My first planting by bike was in 2012 as both a tree owner and planting volunteer. I was hooked and  have been volunteering every year since. Nothing  like getting to watch the trees you helped plant mature through the years. I not only volunteer in my neighborhood, but other neighborhoods east of the Willamette River. I started out with just my bike, then used a FoT trailer, then I bought and updated a child trailer, and finally use . . .Continue reading ->

Building Up New Site!

Finally! I have taken some procrastination liberty and have avoided taking the time to get my site blog base set up. I am sure the site will go through some growth and update changes. Through this site I will share projects and ideas about bikes and making them fit my, and your, bike style. I have a backlog of write ups to create covering a range of projects I have worked on – some simple, some a bit more complex, and some complete makeovers. In addition to how I did it, I will share some thoughts on the product and . . .Continue reading ->