The Grand Tour

Since this is a brand spanking new, bare bottomed blog I thought I’d point you to a few more items for your reading pleasure. When I created this blog (sounds impressive when I use the word “CREATED”)  way back on December 26 I hadn’t polished around the edges yet. I have since added and deleted many widgets from the sidebar to your right, if you are on a desktop. Or in the footer down below if you’re on a mobile thingy. I’m trying to get a good look that is usable and within my limited computer skills. Harder to do than I thought. But I tend to over think things.

April commute.

Here’s one of those 6,000+ photos on my hard drive I never get to use. I’m on my beloved LHT. A bicycle I no longer have.

On with the tour. At the top left is either a drop down menu, or three buttons, for Home, About the Author, and My Bicycles. I’m sure you could find those on your own. I’m pointing them out because I have been tweaking, over thinking and completely rewriting the About and My Bicycles pages. I think they are Fini now. If you are interested check them out. My five bicycles may open a window into my riding style and quirkiness.

steel

One last item. Back in November I got a bug to start a Forum for People who love riding bicycles made of steel. It’s meant to be a safe place to expose your fondness for steel bikes and all the experiences we have and want to share while riding our steel bicycles. It’s called Steel on Wheels Forum. We’re a non-judgmental forum. You are still welcome if you happen to have a bicycle made of a material other then steel. It’s off to a slow start in terms of membership. I know these things take time to develop a following. I’ve added a link at the top of the Sidebar on the right, or below the last post on this page, depending on what device your reading this on. I went in and adjusted the Security Settings so now anyone can view the forums. Before they were Password protected. If you wish to participate, and I hope you will, you would have to register. Check it out. It has great potential!

Happy Riding

Doug

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Grand Tour

  1. Tim S December 31, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Sounds suspiciously like another person who is dismayed to have sold their LHT. Fine, durable machines, those.

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  2. fourseasoncycling December 31, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    The thing I miss the most about the LHT is how I had it dialed in. By the time I sold it I had upgraded almost all the components. The fit was dialed too. I always compared it to an old Chrysler Straight six. Stout, dependable, and ready for the “long haul”!

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    • adventurepdx January 2, 2016 / 6:19 am

      We should start a “Former LHT Owners” support group! 😉 But seriously, my LHT was a great steed and I did a lot with it. And I’d definitely recommend it. But I’m much happier on my custom Bantam!

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      • fourseasoncycling January 2, 2016 / 3:03 pm

        As you may remember my newest bike not only replaced my LHT, but also my Surly Cross Check. No regrets. The custom replacement out performs both. I think missing my LHT is more about sentimentality than missing the performance/functionality of it.

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      • adventurepdx January 2, 2016 / 7:41 pm

        Exactly. I miss the times I had with the LHT, but by the time I sold it, I was done with it.

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