Just another cycling jersey I like

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cycling group w a comic jersey captionåç

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Clint Eastwood would be proud.

From the group ride with Le Refuge des Cyclistes over the weekend. Have always liked this jersey.  Continue reading

Sideswiped by car, but police stop me

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Police and a bicycle safety

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Another interaction with aggressive drivers ignored by police

Life in Brussels, Belgium. Friday night, I was sideswiped by a car pulling out of the parking lane. Pushed me out into oncoming traffic. I screamed and shouted to get some space, hitting her side window. She gave me the finger and mouthed, “Fuck off”. I shouted back to “Give space, watch for cyclists”. “Fuck off,” and again the finger. I shouted back to “Fuck off and learn to drive”. … Police were there. Continue reading

The cold created my single speed

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Rear cassette feeling the impact of constant rain and the freezing temperatures

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Road grime from constant rain, and then the freezing temperatures.

“The cold weather and rain have been havoc on my road bike. Late night rides as a bike messenger and the rear cassette almost freezes and the cassette is slipping traction. I could only get one gear to work consistently. It feels like it has broken, about to Continue reading

These are my bikes for 2017

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike frames and wheels packaged for transit

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Compact and tight, the starting point for my 2017 bikes.

What started as a momentary entertainment has become a small, personal obsession. The Velominati Rule 12, of N+1 has taken me. I have seven unfinished frames that I am readying for the upcoming year. I have this continually expanding Continue reading