A quick visit to the soon to be moving Belmont Goats this afternoon. This guy was first startled by me and the bike, then came back and allowed me to pet him/her before moving on to other things.
It's been a bit since I've written about my Raleigh Crested Butte vintage mountain bike. Actually, I've barely ridden the bike over the past few months, as I've been mostly riding the XO-3. But there's been a few changes to the bike as of late, and now is as good a time as ever to... Continue Reading →
It was hard to tell what the weather would be for departure for the Ainsworth bike camping trip on Tuesday, as it seemed to change with every new forecast. When I initially planned the trip, the weather forecast called for Tuesday to be clear, but each subsequent day had rain creeping in ever closer. Sounds... Continue Reading →
The calendar says it's spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and here in Portland, it definitely feels it. It's been nice and sunny the last few days, highs around 60F/16C. It's that type of weather that just makes you want to be outside as much as possible, before the novelty wears off. Don't get me wrong,... Continue Reading →
Spring is here, the days are getting longer, and I'm getting the itch. It's been a little while since I've done an urban bike ramble, so it's time. But this one is a little different. Rather than the more standard ramble of 20-40 miles, this is a mini ramble. Why "mini"? Well, the International Governing... Continue Reading →
Hey folks, after teaching a few Bike Touring 101 workshops, we realize that some of you want something more. Some of you have experience, but just want more help in the planning process. So we've decided to craft a workshop around that. Here are the details: Have you toured before, or are planning a bicycle... Continue Reading →
Portland Tweed Ride 2014 flyer, a photo by urbanadventureleaguepdx on Flickr.Yeah, the flyer has been a slow process, my apologies. But the PDX Tweed Ride is happening next month! Don't forget to check out the website, tweedpdx.net/
UPDATE 3/17: PLEASE READ BELOW. OK, I've been threatening an overnight camping trip for a little bit, now it is time for action! I've got Tuesday and Wednesday off next week, and right now the weather looks to be decent, dry and highs in the upper 50s F. What better time than now? And Ainsworth... Continue Reading →