To say

That my touring bike came back from the painter a few days ago, and I managed to get it built up.  I built the frame back in the winter time during a round of chemo that was cut short because of low blood counts.  One day less of the poison made me feel enough better that I was able to get out to the shop for a few days.

The project stalled in that state though until July, after I had finished treatment AND finished the shop renovation.  It feels pretty nice.  The first bike I’ve had with gears in over 15 years!

Adam Leddin from was nice enough to interview me for his site.  It went up this morning.  Thanks Adam!  Go take a look.

I had another round of blood work last week.  We should have some results on Monday.  Hoping that this pesky CEA marker has just resolved itself and we get to marvel at the mysterious nature of the body!  I will post the results here when I have them.

Thanks for staying tuned.

13 Replies to “To say”

  1. Is it wrong to say it’s cute? It’s just so cheerful. I want to pinch that bike’s cheeks.

    I totally remember that photo from when you were measuring the frame. Unreal what you can do with a little bit of metal and paint and wood. That bike’s got… personality:) Rugged individualism. Everyone wants to be that bike’s friend. *Sigh* I’m not saying it right. Ammaaaaazzinng work:)

  2. Nice interview! I didn’t know you lived in the North of England for a while (then again, I guess why would I?) Whereabouts? That’s where I’m from.

    What are the handle bars on your touring bike (nice job btw)? I still haven’t found the right ones…

  3. hey man – great to see you’re back on the bikes! i’ve not been on the site for ages so am going to go back and read what you’ve been up to – congrats anyhoo

  4. It’s a fantastic feeling seeing you with your bikes (that is your natural way!), Thank you for be so strong, we’ll be tuned forever. Thinking about you all time! hugs

  5. Yes, I looked forward to the interview. Fascinating story – most of which is known to me. Erza, I did not know you had just a 8 days training in bike building. Only 8 days… Hm, pretty amazing, you Mister Universalis. Keep up the good work, keep u fighting!


  6. Darn good looking bike, sir! The potential showed in bare metal, but that classic paint job, the full build-up, the racks…That there’s a bike that means business, in style!

    Best wishes for good test results. I hope you can get some resolution to these lingering problems.

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