Monday, May 23, 2011

My New Old Bike 1989 Vintage Touring Steel

I know these to be great bikes, and saw one on Craigslist for $100. It shows some wear, but still has nubs on the original radial tires. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but a sweet bike nonetheless.

From Sheldon Brown:
Miyata touring bikes, including the 1000 and the lesser (but still extremely nice) 610, came with very unusual tires, Panasonic radials. These may be the only radial bicycle tires ever sold.

What Wikipedia's says about this model:
Miyata 6xx : A quality touring model, one step down from the 1000, with slightly different frame geometry and lower level components. Mid 1980's 610's have triple-butted splined Chromoly frame tubing, an unusually high quality tubing and construction for its price level. This bike is slightly lighter in weight than Trek 520/720 touring bikes, but of similar quality.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Childhood Memory

I wonder what ever happened to this lamp that sat next to my bed for years. Good night Puss in Boots.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Claire's Quiver

Claire designed and made this quiver. Friday night. She started by making a paper pattern. I helped cut out the leather to her specs. Then she played around with a stitching system until she came up with this one incorporating some beads we picked up in Taiwan. It works well and looks good too.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Dad, I feel like a full grown man today"

I took Harris to Harmond Park to try mountain biking today. I wasn't sure how well he could pedal the Schwinn Moab, as it's still a bit big for him. After having no problems on the North Loop, we rode the entire course.
Harris was amazing. I could see him using both his biking and XC ski background on the trail. He skillfully rolled the down hills and handled more technical stuff easily. I enjoyed watching him ride.
The title quote comes from a chat we had while sharing a snickers blizzard after the ride. I'm proud of my kids.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Altered Esthetics Bike Art VI

Jim Walsh - Bike Pot

Altered Esthetics’ 6th annual bike art show brings together some of the Twin Cities’ largest communities…artists, cyclists, and those who love both! Join us in creating another amazing exhibit of bike-themed photography, painting, sculpture and interactive art.

Opening Reception
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 7pm-10pm

Arty Garage Sale
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 7am-12pm

2nd Annual Bikini Bike Wash

Artists' Discussion
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 1pm-3pm

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