Monday, October 23, 2006

Ireland Cycling Safari's

This weekend while on a Cascade Bicycle Club Ride, I met John Gaskin. John was in town for the Adventure Travel World Summit.
John works for Cycling Safari's which is based out of Dublin Ireland. He had rented a bike to come out and explore the City of Seattle.
I checked out Cycling Safari's on the Web and it meets with and exceeds the OC Travel scale.
Trips should be no more then $1000.00 a week and should cover more then 25 miles a day. This would be a good company to tour with on a non cycling vacation - one week of very low key touring and one week of non cycling site seeing.
Also airfare from Seattle to Dublin - won't break your bank if you go at the right time of year - the weather in Dublin isn't that much different from Seattle - so back up your small bag and hop a flight to drink Guiness in the county of its origin and see some different sites.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mixte Mania

So Hubby and I are talking about doing some Vintage Bicycle Events so the search for my vintage bicycle began and this week I found my new steed. My new steed is an ORANGE 1979 Colin Laing Mixte. Colin Laing is a builder originally from the UK that apprenticed under the Taylor Brothers - as in Jack Taylor Bicycles.

OKAY - here is a picture

We bought a really ugly bike off craigs list that I hold no fondness for - except for the Shimano Arabesque grouppo that it sports - so parts from that bike are going to be switched to this bike. I think it will be set up with upright bars with Paul Thumbies (using the Shimano 600 shifters)

Don't even ask how many bicycles I now own - It's impolite to ask.