I've done a little touring and, more often, I use a bike for general transportation when in Europe. The above picture is my touring/hybrid bike outside a cafe in Aveiro, Portugal. I wish I could do more touring, especially in Europe, and I wish I had time to recast all my journals for this site. Still, here are a couple.
Personal Pages and Photo Albums
Links to some photo albums of trips and tours, classic cars, and other items of interest.
Bicycling in Ireland
My six months in Ireland bicycling, pub-hopping, and impersonating an academic in 2005.
A trip report describing a 1998 tour from Zürich to the Bodensee, around it, and back.
I spent a month in 1997 in Göteborg, Sweden, working and bicycle commuting. This page describes the experience.
Two months in 2009 in Göteborg, Sweden, which included a fair amount of cycling. No journal, just on-line photo albums.
A tour through Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Just
pictures, for now; eventually, I'll add my journal.
I like to collect, ride, and restore classic bikes. Below are the journals and pictures of some of my restoration projects, as well as some interesting bikes in my stable.
Project journal of my 2002 restoration of a Carlton Catalina, a British touring bike from the mid 1960s.
Journal of my 2003 restoration of a late-50s Allegro, a Swiss racing bike.
My Austro Daimler, a bike that deserves more respect than it gets.
A full chrome Hetchins Magnum Opus, a fortuitous find.
A page describing my Hetchins Magnum Opus, one of the most beautiful bikes in the known universe.
My Hetchins Keyhole, not quite as elegant as the Magnum Opus, but still a great bike.
A less ornate Hetchins, but still elegant. Purchased from the first owner, in virtually original condition.
Restoration of a well used and well loved Carlsbad Masi, mid 2004.
The Olmo Project
Restoration of a mid-50s Olmo, started in 2003.
The Colnago XL
My 1988 Colnago XL, an early restoration.
The Peugeot Project
A "bike-boom" era Peugeot, acquired in 2003. An interesting story, I think, but it probably never will be restored.
The Schwinn LeTourRestoration of a Cinderella bike, a Schwinn LeTour.
The Chrome RossiYet another Cinderella bike, a chrome-plated Rossi. Never heard of one? Neither had I.
Trash-Can GiordanaA pretty little bike rescued from oblivion, used as a paint experiment, and given to a friend.
Anodizing Aluminum Bicycle Components
I do aluminum anodizing for fun. Here's how I reanodized a set of brake calipers for my 1978 Colnago Super. Also some pictures of the Colnago itself.