Just as I passed the 1000 mile mark I hit a plateau and started to wonder about making my rides longer.

I never had a desire to ride single-speed or fixie, with the hills and all.

I restored this Motobecane Grand Jubilee (1978?) that one of my union brothers inherited and passed on to me. “Keep it alive” he said.

It’s alive and it wants to climb! I used to veer away from hills, now I aim for them!

Motobécane Grand Jubilé