• Happy (belated) Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

    I bet you didn’t know yesterday was International Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Who knows why they scheduled it for a Sunday but if you missed the occasion make sure you say “Thanks” to your favorite transit operator today instead. Personally I’m very thankful for the friendly staff at TriMet, my local public transit agency. Every …

  • Installing a front rack on the Flying Pigeon

    If you’ve read about my night-time trips to the hardware store you may wonder what I’ve been up to. Well, it’s no secret that I purchased a new bike a little while ago and I’ve enjoyed riding it around. The trouble is that the bike didn’t have a rack to carry anything like groceries or …

  • Taking the bike to the hardware store

    I find that taking my bike to the hardware store works out really well. It can carry what I need, I can take the bike into the store and (if it has a rack) it can serve as a shopping cart, and the staff at the hardware store closest to my house is always complimentary …