My Bicycles

Peugeot St. Laurent
In 2017, I found an appropriate-sized (21") step-through 1988 mountain bike (to replace a too-small Ross Mt. Saint Helens) to become my commuter bike. I enjoy the fit, upright stance, and smooth ride over varied terrain. Since winter 2020/2021, I have outfitted the Peugeot with studded tires for fun times on snowy rail trails and our son made upgrades to better accommodate my aging hands - click shifting, 1X chainring, and Dynamo light. 

Dahon Boardwalk 6-speed
In October 2017 I bought a used, circa 2003, Dahon because it was affordable and I was curious. It's a comfortable steel frame, and is surprisingly nimble. In 2018 I took it on Amtrak and explored New York City with our son Since then, I've made upgrades, and repairs and taken yearly trips, often bringing the bike into hotel rooms. I am smitten with its versatility!

Trek Marlin 7
Purchased during the 2020 pandemic, because I suddenly had the time to explore our new home's nearby forested trails while my usual lakefront paved greenway was overwhelmed! The mountain bike has lent freedom and contentment, opening up new ways to enjoy trails of a different flavor. I take it annually to ride the Kingdom Trails in northeast Vermont.

Bassi Rachel
2022 was purchased as a frame, then our son built it up with lightweight, hand-built wheels. It was initially set up tubeless but I switched to familiar tubes. It's fast and I can climb steeper hills. It performed beautifully on the Erie Canal Trail. 

Specialized Hard Rock Ultra
Purchased as a used 40-year-old frame in 2023 and lovingly built by my son and me. With low gearing and 2" tires, the idea is for the Hard Rock to complement the Rachel, used for touring on rougher terrain.


Peugeot UO 14
This 12 speed was my brother's bike, purchased new in 1983, passed to me in 2010. In 2019, I added a svelte classy, English rear rack, and switched handlebars in conjunction with a taller stem, which was a perfect setup for long, flat rides. In 2022 I realized I no longer rode the bike and it was time to pass it onto someone else.

Rivendell Clementine
This was my first new bike in 30 years, arriving in August of 2016. I had high hopes for this step-through touring rig to become a lifelong companion for overnights and long tours. We had some fun on Long Island...however, I'm seeking a more spritely bicycle. Sold 2022.

Dahon Eco 3
Purchased second hand in 2021, barely used. The model was only made 2010-2011. It's lightweight and a zippy, fun ride. It's currently gifted to my sister-in-law - 2022 - and she's enjoying it immensely and gets compliments from her friends. 

Miyata 610 Grand Touring
She was a classic beauty, one I kept in good condition even though original gearing was a challenge on aging legs. Purchased in 1983, she brought me across the country in 1984-85. I used the bicycle periodically from 2000-2013 for commuting and tours on flatter terrain, including the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal.

Trek 830 Antelope
The Trek was the best of my bikes in so many ways: it was lightweight, sported ample racks, and it's low gearing propelled me up the steepest of Vermont's hills. Purchased new in 1986. The Trek was my mainstay for 22 years until 2008. In 2017, I streamlined the accessories and outfitted the bike with fatter tires for winter commutes. Unfortunately, the 19" frame was too small and I kept many of the components and donated the frame to Old Spokes Home.


  1. Wow!! Thanks for 'sharing'!!!!! You have had some of the best of the best. My husband was familiar with all of them. We are Rivendell fans!!


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