My friend Seth interviews me about the bike tour I did last summer: “In June of 2019 Ev embarked on a tour along the famous Pacific Coast Bike Route from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA. In this episode Ev talks about their experience planning for the trip, and shares stories about the ride itself.” [more inside]
I got an old GoPro camera (mostly) working, so here is a a YouTube channel for anyone wanting to see how it is to ride a bicycle around southern Maine (the north-eastest of the northeast US). [more inside]
I had a few seldom used bike tools and decided to do something fun with them. I did a brief write-up of what I did.
February is one of the slowest months for bike shops in the northern hemisphere, which makes it a great month for people involved with bike collectives to edit this wiki. Two winners will get an organic fair trade chocolate bar. My main goal in posting this to Projects is that I'm hoping you'll tell me if your local community bike shop needs to be added to the list of international community bike organizations. Since you're required to sign up to make an edit (which you're encouraged to do if you want), I would be happy to add it for you if you leave a comment.
This year I participated in my first Open Studios event. It was the culmination of nearly four years of learning stained glass and the first time I've ever shown my work publically. In preparation for the event, I put together a website and my brother, a graphic designer, created a logo for my studio. In addition to glass, I brought along several pieces of my bicycle taxidermy. I created a couple of these years ago after seeing Picasso's Cabeza de Toro, but received quite a bit of encouragement to produce more for show. [more inside]
My book on my mountain bike adventures is out on VeloPress. I was one of the "hippie daredevils" whose goofy hobby of modifying old bikes to race them downhill turned into the modern sport of mountain biking. This weekend I received a glowing review from the Wall Street Journal. Previous reviews, all overwhelmingly positive: Dirt Rag US Cycling Report Marin Independent Journal Pez Cycling News Winkbooks
For the last few years, I have traveled by bicycle with a 35mm camera and shot photos along the way. I am scanning and posting one image a day. [more inside]
A super-simple webapp for keeping on top of bike maintenance jobs. Record your mileage weekly (or as often as you like) and it'll tell you how many miles you've done since you last cleaned your chain / changed your brake pads / checked your tyre pressure / etc. Free, no sign-up required - everything is done from a single web page. Comments/bugs/typos/suggestions welcome.
I am cycling from San Diego CA to St. Augustine FL, starting Sept 18. I'll be writing about the experience en route through the nü-media smorgasbord of flickr, twitter, and a blog (theme of my own design, not quite ready for prime time). The route I'll be taking is known as the Southern Tier. This is a self-supported tour. I'll be camping along the way, staying in homes when possible, and hotels when necessary.
You may remember the AskMe describing the prick who gums bikes locked up outside of my apartment. In response to the demands of MeFites, emilyd22222 and I have created a blog to document our progress in tracking and capturing the one we now refer to as The Gum Bandit. We document gummings and strategic progress. There's opportunity for troubleshooting for technologically savvy Mefites, as well as some miscellany for fun.