May 26th, 2008
When I ride my bike to work in the mornings, I occasionally run into this older fellow with an average-looking commuter bike. He always stands out, as his clothes are highly unusual for any cyclist, and his bike has several homemade modifications. I was originally shocked to hear that he rides the entire distance from SE Portland to our work in Hillsboro every day, via Council Crest! (about 20 miles with a steep climb to 1100 ft) When I’m riding the full distance once or twice a week at best, this guy totally puts me to shame, and he’s probably twice my age.
Well, it turns out his name is Mark Allyn and he’s got a website. Check out his custom clothing and accessories.
Below is a sampling of his amazing light clothing.
(Photo © J. Maus)