Last time I left you fine folks April and I were headed out to Ainsworth State Park in the Columbia Gorge for our first true bike camping overnight of 2013. I'm not going to bore you with the basics of the ride to Ainsworth, as it has been covered here before (so go read those... Continue Reading →
Off to Ainsworth for a Bike Overnight.
I've got two days off, no obligations, and my sickness has mostly passed. The weather is great, mostly sunny, 62F/17C, though there is a chance of sprinkles tomorrow. What better day to have our first bike camping overnight of 2013?We loaded up the bikes with gear, and got used to the weird handling as we... Continue Reading →
How Tours are Born: Super Gorge
Hello friends, yes, it is officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Now many of you in North America west of the Rockies have been dealing with some pretty nasty winterlike conditions this March, so the change of official seasons may feel like a joke to you. But out here in Cascadia, where the Maritime climate... Continue Reading →
Other People’s Bikes: The Funky Mixte
It is well known in these parts that I hate the descriptor "funky" when it has nothing to do with either a) music or b) stench. I can't stand it when it's used to mean "offbeat, unconventional or eccentric". This is mostly because it is used by every guide in the universe when they talk... Continue Reading →
Society of Three Speeds membership now available! (Finally.)
Wouldn't you like to get this in the post? Photo rhymeswithbombsYes, finally! The membership to SOCIETY OF THREE SPEEDS is OPEN! You can now order your membership packet and get it delivered to you post-haste via post! What does membership to Society of Three Speeds (SOTS) entail? Besides showing support for three speed bicycles, here’s... Continue Reading →
Finding Balance: Rickey’s Populaire (100K), March 16, 2013
Cedar Canyon Road, west of Banks.If you've followed this blog long enough, you know that I have a hot and cold relationship with randonneuring. I did my first ever randonneuring event with April in November 2011, the Verboort Populaire 100K. This was barely a month after our big cross-continent tour, so I was in great... Continue Reading →
I went to Bike Trivia, and all I got was this T-Shirt.
My Thursday was pretty open. It was my first day off after six straight days of work, and I had no real obligations. If I had the energy, I could have gone on a pretty good bike ride, but honestly, lethargy occupied most of my day. Until night rolled around. This is when April asked... Continue Reading →
Thinning the collection: Camping stoves and cookware For Sale.
It's been pretty good out this way for the last several days. Today (Wednesday) was sunny and a high of 63F/17C. This is the type of weather for thinking about camping. (And also actually camping, if I can luck out and have days off lined up with weather like this!) This year there will be... Continue Reading →