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May 20th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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  1. Nice Ebisu, here’s a shot of mine:


    Marco Velo

    27 Jul 09 at 8:19 pm

  2. hi there, nathan. i’m writing to ask you what the make and model of the rear rack and basket is that’s installed on the bike shown in the picture you submitted for eco velo’s “endless summer” photo contest.

    many thanks and happy holidays,


    27 Nov 09 at 1:05 pm

  3. david, it’s actually two separate pieces. the rear rack came with the bike from the builder ( then i just attached a basket made by wald. cheap plastic zip ties, about 10 of them with any excess snipped off, hold the two pieces together without any rattling or other problems…thanks for visiting the site!


    27 Nov 09 at 4:41 pm

  4. Hi Nathan,

    Very nice blog. You and I played golf together with Peter several years ago. Perhaps we can ride together one Friday.



    18 Feb 10 at 9:51 am

  5. jonathan…thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. i haven’t lifted a golf club in a few years! let me know if you’re ever out my way. you can email at the address above.

  6. Hey there,

    Was that you at Orange 20 bike shop in Los Angeles last week? I noticed your Ebisu and said “beautiful”. Here I am a few days later randomly linking to your blog through my best friend’s and I recognized your bike…or one that’s quite like it.

    Regardless, happy trails.



    1 May 10 at 11:57 pm

  7. parker/ an ebisu sighting in LA. cool! it’s not mine though. i think esteban (velo-flaneur) has ordered one. there’s probably quite a few down south.

  8. Hello Nathan,
    I am perusing your site on my way to NYC @ 35,000′ – I recommend the next time you are out riding go by Dish in Mill Valley for an espresso. Ross is pulling amazing shots of Equator, Ross is in training for an upcoming Barista Competition. I will contact you when I return. Happy rolling Hr

    Helen Russell

    11 Nov 10 at 2:05 pm

  9. helen, this sounds fantastic. a potential barista champion right here in marin! i will definitely try it…and thanks for stopping by the blog.

  10. Great blog. Recent Brompton owner. would like to hear your views.
    Rubber side down.

    Rick Rush

    24 Nov 10 at 10:07 pm

  11. rick/ so far so good with the brompton…i don’t have that many miles on it yet. i hope to take it on more trips and figure out the best way to transport it via airline. i’m thinking of gate checking it next time rather than going the checked baggage route. but this would mean bringing it through TSA security screening, which gives me great pause.

  12. Nathan,
    I do believe it is your birthday? Happy Birthday!
    I hope you are well.

    Ps. If it is not your birthday, read this message again on your birthday. I still hope you are well.


    26 Nov 10 at 10:31 am

  13. kahlil/ great to hear from you! but it’s no where near my birthday?! (july) btw, i rode by the shed we built just yesterday — it still stands 🙂

  14. that is very funny! it is no where near my birthday either (july.) in my defense i heard it from a reliable source…
    we hope to be out there in early 2011. would love to go for a bike ride.


    27 Dec 10 at 8:00 am

  15. hey nathan,
    i am looking into getting a good bike. i probably have about 500 bucks to spend… is it possible to find a good bike for that price? also, what size should i be looking for (6′-5″, 34″ inseam)? is there a brand that i should look for/ stay away from?
    as the days get hotter in tucson, try to hit the higher elevations. even though it can be in the 100’s in the city it is often much more bearable in the foothills. besides, it’s a dry heat, you know, like an oven!
    btw, if you haven’t already… brooklyn pizza on 4th and beyond bread on campbell are good places for a bite. sadly, no leads on espresso.


    17 Apr 11 at 2:21 pm

  16. kahlil/ jeez, that’s a difficult question especially b/c i don’t know what kind of riding you want to do. but you’ve inspired me to attempt a detailed blog posting on the subject because i get the question alot. so stay tuned…but for now here’s what i can say: you need a very large frame (62cm-65cm), and that could be a challenge. i often see vintage bikes in large sizes on craigslist, so if you’re okay with a used bike i would start there (and you should be able to get something really nice for $500 or less). this is one of my favorite new production bikes (for all-around riding), made by a company called Linus, but the largest size is 59cm (which happens to be my size!):

  17. Dear Nathan,

    Truly enjoying your eclectic blog. Regarding your review of Cyclepedia, we’re pleased to share that it is also now an interactive iPad app and a “New & Noteworthy” pick in the US iTunes store:



    29 Dec 11 at 10:22 am

  18. Kate/ this looks like a very well executed app; stunning one might say…thanks for stopping by the site.

  19. Hi.

    What do you do with the travel case that your folding bike is transported in when you get to your destination? I’m thinking about getting a folding bike with a soft case bag so that I cycle directly from the destination airport. Can the bike be taken on an airplane as carry-on luggage?



    10 Aug 12 at 1:17 pm

  20. Fulton/ great question. i’ve kind of abandoned use of the hard shell suitcase. it has its time and place, but as you say you can’t pedal out of the airport unless you travel with a portable trailer. my solution is to take the brompton thru airport security as a kind of luggage holder than gate-check it before i board without any case! i need to write a post describing some of the details. so stay tuned.

  21. Hi Nathan!! A shoutout from Beaverton, Oregon…suburb of Portlandia! I’m been living here for 2 months now. Finally made the move from Tucson and loving it. How long are you in Virginia/Washington D.C.?

    Jennifer P.

    5 Nov 13 at 1:03 pm

  22. Hi Jennifer! It’s good to hear from you!! Congratulations on making the move to Portland. What a great place to live. I’ll be in DC until the end of May. PM me some time.

  23. Hi Nathan – don’t know if you remember — we shared a house in DC back in the 90s I think. No idea how I came across your site (well, actually I do), but anyway pretty interesting stuff you’re doing. Would like to catch up before you’re off on your next venture if you have time.

    Chris Fedukowski

    29 Apr 14 at 2:16 pm

  24. Hi Nathan!! I saw ur pics from Korea. Very cool. Does it mean you are in ur new home? Get yourself settled and take a long ride so I can see ur new place. Happy days, Nathan!!

    Jennifer P.

    2 Aug 14 at 11:45 pm

  25. I used to ride the way round the mountain as a teen at least once a week and the Bolinas Fairfax road was my favorite part as it used to be closed to autos during the summer because of fire danger. At least that’s the way it used to be in the mid seventies through the early eighties. My guess is they no longer do this because of the increase of commuter traffic over the years. I looked a bunch of places online but found no mention of them doing this anymore. Can you tell me if they still do close it or is it just open year round always, all days? I’m specifically speaking of the stretch from the Meadow Club or what I thought of as Peacock Gap to the junction on the other side of Mt Tam. Do they close this anymore? When I mean closed , I mean closed for like two to three months during mid to late summer early autumn.

    Zo McFee

    17 Aug 14 at 12:01 am

  26. Hi Jennifer! As always, it’s so great to hear form you. I loved Korea. I’ll meet you there if you’re ever in the area — it’s only 2.5 hrs. from UB 🙂

  27. Zo, thanks for the interesting comment and for stopping by the site! The ride you describe is simply awesome. Knowing you did it once a week as a teenager says a lot about you – way to go! As you surmised, the road is never closed to autos these. That would be cool, but frankly the auto traffic is not as bad as you’d think. In fact, during the week day, you can ride for a few hours and sometimes only see a handful of cars out there.

  28. You are pulling my leg again. If not, that gives me 3 years to get a trip planned. By the way, you should make your way to Oregon on your vacation to stateside. It is very bicycle friendly. Hey, Nathan, I want to see pics of your new digs…

    Jennifer P.

    8 Sep 14 at 11:57 pm

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