Monday, May 21, 2007

3-Speed Tour

I took about 150 photos during the 3-speed tour last weekend, most on the first day. It was a very nice ride.

I think I enjoyed exploring the dirt roads around Lake Pepin the most.


And I liked seeing all the interesting bikes.

I camped at the Wabasha city park camp grounds.
I had ear plugs so the RV generators and snoring people didn't keep me awake. I packed a thin sleeping bag that wasn't warm enough and was kept awake by my shivering body. I sabotage my camping trips with poor equipment choices. I vow to do better next time.

I'll upload more photos. I need more time to review them first.

9 comments:

A Midnight Rider said...

Don't you love all those blue lights eminating from the RV's. (the television).

That way the people don't have to go outside and socialize.

Snakebite said...

Are you gonna flickr 'em or what?

verlaine said...

It was freezing Saturday night/Sunday, I got caught by the temp change while stealth camping by the river in Bloomington. Saturday night was warm and sweaty and sometime overnight the temp plummeted and I had to ride back in just shorts and a t-shirt.

I was just hoping the 3-speed tour wouldn't get rained out, it looked like rain for a while.

Tim said...

Those dirt roads look really great. It is kind of amazing that they even exist. do they connect towns or are they driveways or what?

this verdant country said...

A lot of those dirt roads don't have any apparent destination. I am fantasizing now about doing a tour on some of those roads later this year.

pooks said...

I'm fantasizing about it all, especially temps cool enough to make you shiver. We've moved into the warm/humid nights, which will soon be replaced by hot/dry nights, which will possibly even evolve into flaming/parched nights. Sigh.

rigtenzin said...

pooks: Cold weather sounds wonderful when it's hot and the opposite is true also. I'm amazed at the climate differences we see in our country.

Jeff said...

I have an old J.C. Higgins 3 speed out in the back yard. Problem is, is that it's stuck in the tall gear. I don't feel like replacing the 3 speed hub with new stuff. I guess you have to keep an eye out for stuff at bike swaps, huh? It's still fun to ride once in a while. You just have to stand up to get in rolling.

rigtenzin said...

Jeff: I bet that little beauty could be repaired without new parts. You need to find a person who loves three-speeds enough to fix it for the sake of fixing it. That would be me in my neighborhood. Strangely enough, we have a few other people in this part of town that make me look like merely a dabbler in three-speeds. I have no rational reason for my love of three-speeds. I won't even try to explain it.

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