Robin on the Road in Trerice Cornwall, UK

Robin on the Road in Trerice Cornwall, UK
Robin on the Road in Trerice Cornwall, UK

Monday, July 2, 2012

Portland, Oregon and Bicycle Maintenance Class


Portland, Oregon

I was in Portland for a week at the United Bicycle Institute for a week long, hands on class in the basics of bicycle maintenance. Portland really is a Bike Town! Just like it says on the wall...





Now...About those wrenches.......Here I am taking apart the crank set. That was easy...putting it together was the hard part. Bearings, nuts, bolts, screws....
I did manage to get it back together but then came adjusting the derailleur. I wanna know who invented that. Actually, it's quite a work of genious, I just don't happen to have the head for physics and engineering. it sure would have made understanding things much easier.   


Did I mention it was an all women's class???





 These gals came from all over the place. I was not expecting a full class but it was full.



 This is Lisa to the right who came from steamboat where she teaches mountain biking to other women.



And in the true nature of women working together, that's what we did. Work together. 






This is Martha an avid cyclcist from Washington State learning the "nuts and bolts" of basic maintenance...




Then of course there were the sights of Portland in Summer...I never knew what to expect next.....



 I can hardly wait to get back there...Next time I go by bike...

2 comments:

Martha Gilbert said...

Yea, girl! Followed your link from facebook. Great post!

Where is she now? said...

Martha.
You should sign up to follow by email or as least join. I keep working at this thing and I'm becoming more knowledgeable all the time. Like answering your comment....