Okay, let’s get it out the way: The bike camping trip I just took out to Ainsworth State Park in the Columbia River Gorge was not the best of times. It was wet. Wetter than expected. And yes, there’s always the threat of rain out this way in March, and we got a little rain… Continue reading W-E-T. Bike Overnight to Ainsworth State Park, 22-23 March 2016.
Ah yes! Another month, another bicycle overnight camping trip. As has become almost a tradition in March, the destination was Ainsworth State Park in the Columbia Gorge. (We seem to go here in March because it’s the first month it’s open for the season.) Five of us total made it out there. I’ve written about… Continue reading Bike Overnight to Ainsworth State Park (Columbia Gorge), 24-25 March 2015
Hello all! It’s another year of the Coffeeneuring Challenge put together by Mary over at Chasing Mailboxes. One coffeenuring ride a week for seven weeks, to be done on one’s weekend. Since I don’t have a traditional weekend, I get to choose one of my mid-week days off. And why not start out with a… Continue reading Coffeeneuring Ride, Week One: Out in Ainsworth State Park, 8 October 2014
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 Camping Report: Ainsworth State Park, 18-19 March
Another week of good weather around these parts. I see it as “payback” after suffering through a sucky September. I had a few days off in a row yet again, so yet again I decided it would be a good time for another Bike Overnight. This time the destination would be my favorite quick overnight… Continue reading A Bike Overnight to Ainsworth State Park, 22-23 October
The Long Haul Trucker reposes at Horsetail Falls Finally, finally, a good weather weekend in Portland! I awoke butt-early on Saturday morning (April 7th). 5:30 am is way earlier than I need to get up normally. But I intended to meet Tomas in Gresham at 8am, where we’d have breakfast at a corporate diner chain.… Continue reading Ride/Camping Report: Cycle Wild trip to Columbia Gorge/Ainsworth State Park, 7-8 April 2012
Hey, kids! Just to let you know, our friends over at Cycle Wild* are going to have a fun Overnight Bicycle Camping Expedition** next weekend, Saturday April 30. And this expedition will be led by me! We’ll be heading out to the sight-packed Columbia River Gorge! We’ll travel down the historic Columbia River Highway and… Continue reading Bike Camping: Columbia Gorge/Ainsworth State Park, Sat April 30-Sun May 1
If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that riding out to the Columbia Gorge is one of my favorite things to do. It’s close (within 30 miles of my front door) and features lots of great scenery. But the last few years have made it hard to enjoy the area. First, there was… Continue reading Bike Camping in the Columbia Gorge at Ainsworth, 25-26 Aug 2020