General comments, observations, and rants.

Restoring a Wood and Canvas Canoe
Posted on August 12, 2015 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
I recently bought an old wood and canvas canoe to restore. I decided to document the reconstruction process in a blog article. It will take me several months, if not years to complete the project so rather than wait until…

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Can Cycling Cause a Kidney Stone?
Posted on July 20, 2015 by Bruce Goett — No Comments ↓
About 14 years ago, around the time that I was riding my bike more than I ever had in my life, I woke up one morning to excruciating pain in my side. I seriously thought I was going to die.…

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Massey-Harris Bicycles
Posted on June 9, 2015 by Bruce Goett — 3 Comments ↓
Massey-Harris is far better known for its farm machinery these days, but for a few years in the 1890’s, they made some very high quality bicycles, including one that was ridden by one of the greatest cyclists of all time.…

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CCM Bicycles
Posted on March 3, 2015 by Bruce Goett — 4 Comments ↓
If you grew up in Canada and learned how to ride a bike anytime during the last 115 years, there’s a very good chance that you did it on a bicycle built by CCM. If great names like Schwinn, Murray,…

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The Worst Bike Ad Ever?
Posted on August 7, 2014 by by Bruce Goett”> — 4 Comments ↓
I love Nishiki bikes, I really do. It hurts me to admit that they were responsible for possibly the worst bike ad in history. Nishiki got involved in triathlons quite early and produced some road bikes that were designed specifically…