Building Bicycles

By Michael Barry for Soigneur Photography by Ian Patterson The rising sun breaks through the trees, as we thrash across the open fields. Beneath us, our bikes absorb the undulations of the grass [...]

Vintage Bicycle Feature: 1982 Mariposa Child’s Road Bicycle

By Michael Barry A good steel frame can be used repeatedly, for decades. It can be ridden, crashed, fixed and adapted. In the shop, old bikes come in constantly that need a tube replaced, a dent [...]

Lake Placid: An adventure in the hills discovering new limits.

“I would like to do whatever it is, that presses the essence from the hour.” Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise   Rounding the final bend and climbing into the clouds they knew the [...]

Vans

By Michael Barry The van revved with ferocity as we crested the rolling hills on the eastern side of Lake Superior. They weren’t hills so much as slopes but my parents’ Kia van was loaded down [...]

Cycling to school

By Michael Barry Each morning we are out the door, on our bikes taking the kids to school and going to work. For the kids, like us, it is a refreshing start to the day. The ride to their school [...]

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