Oh, challenges. There's always the urge to make every ride in a challenge "epic", unique, cool, or interesting. If not that, make it a misadventure, something comic, something that you'll laugh at after it's done, or at least learn something from. But the mediocre installment of a challenge? What fun is that? But mediocre is... Continue Reading →
East Portland Cemeteries Ride this Sunday October 29!
Yes friends, the next Urban Adventure League ride will happen Sunday October 29 at 1:30 PM. Come explore at least four and possibly five different East Portland Cemeteries with me! Meet at Parkrose Sumner TC (near “the bridge”), we’ll depart at 2 PM on a 12 or so mile ride exploring at least four and... Continue Reading →
Coffeeneuring 2017, Ride 4: A coffee shop quickie, Wed 26 Oct
Back to back Coffeeneuring Rides, who would have thought? Well, technically it's legal according to the rules Mary laid out, and you can do two rides in a week, so why not? I had the hope of pulling down the Schwinn Heavy Duti for this ride, since it would mean a different bike for each... Continue Reading →
Coffeeneuring 2017, Ride 3: To Deep SW, Tues 24 Oct
Portland is a rather large city. Its 640,000 denizens occupy an area of 145 square miles. So there's a lot of area. For many people, "far out" Portland is the part of the city east of I-205, a vast swath of postwar suburbia. But I spend a lot of time out that way. For me,... Continue Reading →
Rainy day viewing…
I never got around to posting these vids to the blog, so thanks to Grass Up The Middle for doing it! 🙂
I stumbled upon these little gems this morning!
Well worth a few minutes of your time.
There are actually 4 parts to this BBC Scotland documentary, but unfortunately I could only find the first 2. If I manage to locate the rest of it I shall update this post.
Filmed in 1971 it follows ‘mechanised tramp’ Bill Houston, celebrating 25 years of cycle touring.
Bike Camping at Battle Ground Lake, 15-16 Oct (Also, Three Speed October 2017 Week Three, Rides One and Two, and Coffeeneuring 2017 Ride 2!)
Nice days in October. Seize the opportunity when you can, because in another month, you'll be less likely to want to stay outside all day. Earlier last week, I noted that the weekend was going to be sunny and dry, with a high around 65F/18C. This would probably be the last "real nice" days of... Continue Reading →
Coffee Outside, 13 Oct 2017 (and Coffeeneuring Challenge 2017, Ride 1!)
Welcome to my participation in the annual Coffeeneuring Challenge! This will be my fifth year in doing it. Thank you Mary for putting this together! And what better way to start it off with a bit of Coffee Outside action? I sure do like our local weekly coffee outside club, #pdxcoffeeoutside But I don't go... Continue Reading →