Letting go of a bike, or the N+0 strategy

The time has come to sell my Raleigh Crested Butte. I've been making noises about selling the bike for a year or so, but now is truly the time. The Bantam Rambleneur can do everything better than the Crested Butte, and the Crested Butte is just too small for me. I made it work for three... Continue Reading →

Obligatory Supermoon Eclipse Post. (Plus: New Bridge!)

So Sunday night was that supermoon eclipse, huh? I, like millions and millions around the world, went outside to catch this rare event. (Next one in 2033!) And it was cool to watch. The major glitch for us in the Pacific Time zone was that when the moon rose, it was already eclipsing, so it... Continue Reading →

Bikey visits

Aaah! I got back to town Saturday afternoon from the big Eastern Oregon tour (more to come this week, including the uploading of much more photos), went promptly to work to help with our annual Bike-In Movie, and have mostly been working the last few days. I haven't had time to breathe. And on top... Continue Reading →

Coffeeneuring Challenge 2015: A Dream Within a Dream

Wow! I get Rule #12! 😉

But seriously, you should participate. It shall be fun.

Now in its fifth year, the Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge is a relaxed weekend cycling endeavor for cyclists everywhere. If you like riding a bike and enjoy drinking coffee or tea (or even hot chocolate), consider taking on this challenge.

In a nod to the French as well as randonneuring, the Coffeeneuring Challenge has its share of rules. Don’t let them intimidate you, though. As those who have successfully completed the challenge in previous years will attest, they are all manageable.

Rules are slightly updated from last year, and include an optional “Theme Within a Theme” category, to allow people to really show off their creativity when it comes to drinking coffee and riding bikes.

Coffeeneuring 2015

Here’s what you have to do to officially coffeeneur:

  1. Ride your bike to 7 different local coffee shops from Saturday October 3 through Sunday, November 15.  Any place that sells coffee– or “coffee,” as the case may be– qualifies as…

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Granite, Oregon.

Granite, Oregon. After a wet mountain pass descent, none of us relished camping at 7,000 feet of elevation tonight with the possibility of snow. So we opted for a room at the Lodge instead.

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