Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shakedown Cruise

A short ride around the neighborhood, provided a perfect opportunity to shakedown the recent rebuild and complete (barely) my January monthly goal for saddle time.

The short ride included a side trip through the historic Bolivar Cemetery. Since Mr. G. A. Grissom was evidently well-liked by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, I feel a certain kinship. I wonder if he was a fixed wheel enthusiast?

Part of the loop passed by a small lake. The ducks seemed quite content in water, even with air temps in the mid 30s.

Considering its intended purpose, the rebuilt Kogswell Model P performed very well. I'll need to attend to the headset, which began to work loose, but everything else seems ready for a longer excursion.


  1. You did a great job on your bike. Looks like a lot of fun to ride.

    My grandfather was a member of the IOOF. I too like to read historic signs along the way. Cemeteries are great records of history. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sweet lookin' ride. I have no idea how to describe it, but riding single speed rocks.

  3. Love it! Glad you met both goals (redoing the bike, and your time goal for January).

  4. I like the single speed setup. I'm sure that it will be a great bike to travel with. There's not much to break.