Ejecti Happens

Its been a while since anything of real interest has appeared along the road

Lots of jettisoned stuff like beer cans, paper, plastic bags etc.

Im seeing more beer bottles along the road which inevitably leads to broken beer bottles littering where we want to ride

Riding the Triad (7th st, 6thAve, and 2nd Ave) of roads/streets south of town some interesting items were found today

First is a Sachet Bag (thats what it said on it) — a small pillow-like perfum-oderous something or other?

(A closer examination did not occur!)

Does Mike Lindell know about these . . .?  I digress

Next and not far away at all:

If thats what I think it is, Raleigh is making a wise move away

This too, was not investigated, but raises the question as to a relationship to the sachet bag

Then on a windy afternoon ride on 7th what appears but this:

No investigation here either, but Im pretty sure the label didn’t read Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, or Astra Zeneca

So thats that for today, all can and should be regarded as biohazards

Part 2

I always enjoy reading about 365’ers new bicycles — Surleys, Salsas, Surly Ogres, the new recumbent Tony got (which I can’t remember the name of) GreenSpeed maybe?

Anyway, one thing led to another as they say . . . .

My new 40 year old Schwinn LeTour

Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of how it came about —-> HERE

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

11 response to "Ejecti Happens"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: March 21, 2021

    Really? The Schwinn is new to you? Is there a back story? Sorry if you’ve already told us and I missed it.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 21, 2021

    Thanks, I clarified the link to the back story .

  3. By: NancyG Posted: March 21, 2021

    I am happy that you have now a LeTour in your possession.
    Also enjoyed your EJECTI — quite the collection!!!!!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 21, 2021

      Thanks 🙂
      The LeTour was pretty grungy, but coming along nicely.
      Some stuff called Never Dull does a good job on all kinds of metals restoring the shine.

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 22, 2021

        I will have to look for Never Dull to put a bit more shine on my dirty looking bike ;’-). Of course it would help a lot if I simply washed it once in a while!

  4. By: gregblood Posted: March 22, 2021

    Congratulations on finding that classic bike. My brother used to work on those at Park Schwinn in St. Paul, which was the largest Schwinn dealer in the country in the early 1980’s. And, as you know, Park Tool was just getting started in the back room of the bike dealership.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 22, 2021

      P.S. Did you have to bring up Mike Lindell? I sure wish that guy would stop mentioning his “home state of Minnesota” in his ads. It’s embarrassing to the rest of us Minnesotans.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 22, 2021

        I was thinking maybe he could create some sort of sachet to bring him to his senses??

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 22, 2021

      Thanks, it is cleaning up nicely, and runs just fine.
      That is really cool your brother was with Park Tool “back in the day.” And still is.

      Park has great video about their founding, and another on Howard Hawkins personal Paramount.

      They have a lot of imitators, no one matches the quality.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 22, 2021

      Thanks, Bill
      Been looking for a similar Schwinn to the Traveler for a long time — several on eBay from time to time, but local pickup only generally.
      Le Tour is coming along, ride wise its pretty similar to the Raleigh Olympians.

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