Stephen and his 1953 Raleigh Sports The day was a pretty good one: partly cloudy, high in the upper sixties, with a slight chance of showers. One of Portland's biggest regular bicycle events, Sunday Parkways, was also happening right before the ride (this detail was intentional.) All in all a good day for a Three Speed... Continue Reading →
My Pedalpalooza Week in Review: Thursday June 21 to right. About. Now.
Last time I left you cool cats April and I had stumbled home from the Solstice Ride. It's been a busy week or so since then, since the Pedalpalooza excitement just doesn't let up. Here's the almost painful blow-by-blow: Thursday June 21st: Didn't do much as we were recouperating from being up all night. I... Continue Reading →
S240 Midweek Bike Camping: Dodge Park, Tuesday July 10
Hello, friends! After my 24o (sub-24 hour overnight) middle-of-week camping trip during Pedalpalooza, I decided I want to do more throughout the summer. The next one is July 10th. Read on for details.Why "midweek"? Well, during the summer months camping spots around Portland are very popular. On weekends many of these places can be full.... Continue Reading →
My Pedalpalooza Week in review: Thurs 14 – Wed 20 June. Some nudity, some television.
Last time I left you fine folks I was in the depths of Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual bike fun festival. And we are still in it; I have no relief from this exhausting fun until the end of the month. So here's a Week 2 recap: Thursday June 14: I made a brief fly-by at Ted... Continue Reading →
(My) Pedalpalooza week in review: Thurs 7 – Wed 13 June
Hello friends. You may have noticed that this blog has been a bit quiet as of late. And it is not for a lack of things going in my life, or things to talk about. That's because we're in the midst of Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual three-plus week, several hundred individual event festival of bicycle fun.... Continue Reading →
PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour: The Photos!
Hey friends! Just spent a buttload of time sorting through, retouching, uploading, tagging, commenting, etc etc my photos from the tour to flickr. Please peruse this set to see them all.I'll be adding appropriate photos to the blog posts in the coming days, plus posting final thoughts on the tour. Stay tuned!
PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour, Day 8: Astoria!
The view of Astoria, from the Astoria ColumnWednesday June 6. The original plan for the day was to simply ride the 2.5 miles into Ilwaco and take the bus into Astoria. I've done this ride before and it's nothing special. And taking the bus means not having to ride over the dreaded Astoria Bridge. But... Continue Reading →
PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour, Day 7: Cape Disappointment, The Pacific(finally!), and a bear.
Today was an interesting day, to say the least. 101 went through some sparsely settled countryside. There was no store until Ilwaco, 37 miles into the ride, and 3 miles before the end of my biking day. This is pretty rare in these parts. Even SR 6, which went through pretty much nothing, had a... Continue Reading →