DirtBum Posts

March 29, 2012

Scenes from a ride in northwest Arkansas, from Eureka Springs to the McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area, on a cool and damp day.

March 21, 2012
March 12, 2012
March 10, 2012

I’ve been riding the heck out of my old garage sale find, and enjoying it greatly, but it’s confusing me as well. My speeds on…

March 4, 2012
February 21, 2012

On a recent ride, I came across a road on which every single tree has been cut down along an entire mile of minimum maintenance road. Last summer it had been a pleasant tree-lined country road, and now it’s been defaced and left in ruin. So sad.

February 12, 2012
February 4, 2012

A ride report from a 133-mile randonneuring event in eastern Kansas. Amazing weather for early February, and a glorious day on the bike!

January 28, 2012

I’ve been riding my Puch Cavette II quite a lot recently, and I have it pretty well dialed in, so I thought I’d detail the modifications I’ve made to make it road-worthy…

January 21, 2012

Thinking of a possible 2012 bicycle tour, hooking up with the Cottonwood 200 tour over Memorial Day weekend, and riding to and from the event, making it a 5-day, 300-mile, mixed-surface, semi-self-supported tour.