Sometimes ya gotta do adult world stuff. Like purchase household items. A new shower curtain here, a new pillow there, a clothes drying rack somewhere over there. Of course there are many places to purchase said goods in a city like Portland (hello, Fred Meyer!) but sometimes it's just better to go to the Swedish... Continue Reading →
Let it be stated for the record: I am not a morning person. Oh, I try to be, but I'm not. So I always marvel at Super Randonneurs and other Early Morning Cyclists, those who can drag themselves out of bed at some ungodly hour (before the sun rises, of course) and get out there... Continue Reading →
Hello there, viewers! It's the end of Coffeeneuring Challenge 2014! Woo-hoo! If you've followed my coffeeneuring exploits over the past two years, you know I always try to aim for "interesting" in my coffeeneuring rides. While others may approach coffeeneuring as it's randonneuring and go on long rides (yet always end up at a Starbucks,... Continue Reading →
Just a reminder: this is happening SATURDAY! Weather is not as good as I hoped it would, but it could be worse. Expect temps around 50F and some rain. PLEASE RSVP ME if you are intending on going! You can just leave a comment to RSVP.
I’ve been thinking about doing a grander ramble that is still easily accessible to the Portland Metro Area (read: can start/end by transit) for awhile. I managed to snag Saturday November 22nd off from work, so what better time than then?
This ramble explores the backroads of Washington and Yamhill Counties, west and south of Portland proper. The big feature of the ride is the Chehalem Range, a small mountain range running northwest-southeast in the greater Willamette Valley, dividing the Tualatin and Yamhill Valleys. The ride will go up and over the range twice, hitting up the highest point in the mountain range, Bald Peak at 1,629 ft (497 m).
The ride mostly follows quiet country roads, with a decent amount of dirt/gravel and some pretty good climbs over the Chehalem Range. Supplies can be picked up in the start in Hillsboro. We’ll also pass through Gaston which has a store and cafe…
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I tell ya, sometimes living in Portland gets me down. The rising price of housing, the threat of a Cascadia Subduction earthquake, the TV show Portlandia, and lack of Dunkin' Donuts. It adds up. But sometimes, sometimes living in Portland can be great. And Sunday reminded me of Portland's greatness. Portland has had a great... Continue Reading →
Ah yes, the Heavy Duti! I haven't really talked about the Schwinn Heavy Duti here since I purchased it in the beginning of October. That's because it languished in the basement for most of October as I was focused on other things. But over the past couple weeks, I've had a number of things done... Continue Reading →
How's that first Arctic Blast for you, much of northern North America? While we here in the Northwest haven't gotten the foot-plus of snow that has hit places like Minneapolis (who is better than Portland!), we've gotten some cool weather over here with highs just in the 40's and lotsa wind. Tuesday night saw the... Continue Reading →