Tuber Time

Late last summer I joined a few old friends and new friends in rural Vermont to shoot the first two episodes of a web series called Tuberville. The first episode just went live yesterday, so be sure to check it out here. The whole purpose of the series is to raise awareness for the Tuberville organization, which works with farmers to feed the hungry in their own communities.

Photo Credit: Brent Harrewyn

A Trip to the Bike Factory

A stones throw from the border of Maine lays a small New Hampshire town of Newmarket. Here in the historic river side mill is The Bike Factory New Hampshire. Under one roof you can find two of the most well known brands in the American built cycling industry, Independent Fabrications and Baileyworks Bags. I dropped into the shop and was greeted warmly and got to take a few shots around the building.

The Showroom

Bags in construction.

The final products.

The frame on the left is tack welded in place. You can make out the rainbow colored area on the fully welded frame in the foreground.

Frame finishing prior to painting.

Chainstay decals.

If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend visiting The Bike Factory NH.

V-Day Dinner

This year the V stands for vegan. Ashlinn has been trying something new every month this year and this month is vegan month (last month she gave up coffee, ugh.) Ashlinn loves burgers with sauteed onions, ketchup and mayo, nothing else. For the first time, I made black bean patties, ketchup, vegan mayo and vegan hamburger buns, all from scratch. It was a bunch of work, but it was all made easier by the food processor.

Recipes I followed:
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Vegan Buns
Vegan Mayo

I can’t even describe how good it all came out, especially the ketchup!

County Seat Supply

In the West End of Portland Maine, there is a collaborative shop space known as Merchant Co. This is where you will find the small booth of County Seat Supply. This is the first place in Maine that I have found used Pendleton shirts. That’s a nice vintage Roebucks shirt behind it too!

Is there a better base layer than a natural blond henley? Nope.
Needless to say, I’ll be keeping an eye on the CSS blog and shop space!


I went for a walk to the hardware store yesterday. I didn’t ride my bike because it had just snowed and I was thinking about the ice and salt in the roads. I was curious if other folks had cycled that day, so I took my camera. My first subject was an old Raleigh leaning against Rosemont Market. It wasn’t that different from all the other Raleighs I see around Portland, until the owner came out.

This is Cynthia. She’s in her 80’s, was in the Peace Corps and used to work in Kenya. She was riding her bike that day, which is something she has enjoyed since she was 8. Needless to say, I was impressed and found myself fortunate to bump into her. It’s always good to get a reminder of the importance of enjoying life to it’s very fullest.