Bicycles

It’s all downhill after double digits

A Winter Picnic - Atlantis with Space Needle in the distanceMy Rivendell Atlantis at Ten Years

February 2005 my Rivendell Atlantis that I had ordered late 2004 arrived at my apartment in Woodinville, making it ten years old today. In the intervening years I have ridden this bicycle nearly 40,000 miles on many hundreds of commute trips, hundreds of errands, all over Washington State, across the country, into Canada, over the entirety of the Cascade Mountain range and most of the Sierra’s, in Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cleveland, across the Continental Divide, nearly two dozen states and provinces, countless county, state and national parks and on and on.  Never has a bicycle fit me so well, or ridden so well. I’ve had other bicycles, even another Rivendell but I just ride this one. So happy birthday dear Atlantis and as promised soon I’ll be sending it back to Riv to be repainted and some minor repair.

I’ve taken many, many pictures of my Atlantis most of which I’ve collected in my Atlantis Gallery on Flickr and even more via the Atlantis Tag.

Rivendell Atlantis 2005 - 01 My Atlantis just after I finished assembling it. Not even ridden!

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