Personal tools
You are here: Home Members Bryn Bryn's Ride Log Back In The Saddle Again
Elgin, JC Higgins, J.C. Higgins, They're All Sears bikes, and all freaking awesome!!  I love that the Firestone bikes are all the same frames too... It's too bad there isn't more information out there about these bikes as they totally kick ass.  Yes, they're not quite as good quality as a Schwinn, but they're absolutely serviceable and personally I find they fit taller riders a bit better.  One really could ask why AREN'T these bikes ruling the world about now?!?

Back In The Saddle Again

by Bryn — last modified Sep 02, 2007 11:37 AM

I'm baaaaaaaaaack....

So I've been the Invisible Man for a while now... Here, there, everywhere..  Been on a couple of little mini-vacations, generally enjoying myself...

Cruising in Kelowna:  Makes you realize how lucky you are in Vancouver.  It's FLAT there, which we all like, but the bike paths are kinda crummy.  The roads are big - a little too big, almost highway sized and the best they've got for bikes on the "official" bike routes is a white painted line 1m from the curb.  Oh, and drain grates every 20 feet or so, the old-school "eat your tires" kind with the slots in the direction of travel for the cyclists.  Ummm... no.

There ARE however some nice bits of riding in the sidestreets.  You can't actually ride along the lake shore there unfortunately - it's all "Private Property" - which of course means it's the most expensive pieces of property (private beach front), and THAT means no seawall, no bike path, nothing more than little parks at the end of some of the streets.  Too bad - hopefully that'll get addressed as the city grows.  I can definitely see some potential though - if you have enough riders to be more than just an obstacle to cars, and you knew the good secret stopping spots, things would be all good.

Naturally I've had lots of good Vancouver cruising lately too... Haven't been on my bike as much as I should, and boy have I been feeling it.  But this week has been good to me so far - Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat, awesome!  Lots of "multi-round" cruises too, you know the kind where you start out with one group of people, and by the end of the night you're with group #3...

Also had some mechanical fun... Siezed up the "HI-STOP" brand coaster hub on my Kustom Kruiser.  No good.  I COULD fix it, but I've got this nice Sachs Torpedo sitting on my shelf right now just WAITING to be used.  So I see a wheel building in the cards for today...

Anyhow, the weather is starting to turn so catching those nice days becomes all the more important.  Get your butts out to Rod's Wednesday Ride this week (see the calendar) - it'll be good times!! See you there!

Document Actions