In praise of the simple butt pad

I've been using a seat pad for a few years. I got my first one in 2017: Impressed by my friend's use during roadside snack breaks on tours, I figured I should get one for my first ever backpacking trip. Unlike bike touring, there wasn't going to be a picnic table at my campsite. It's... Continue Reading →

Bike Camping in the Columbia Gorge at Ainsworth, 25-26 Aug 2020

Horsetail Falls, 25 Aug 2020. Ricoh 35 ZF, Arista EDU 200. 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... Continue Reading →

A quick trip to the Gorge!

Crown Point from Menucha (NOT Women's Forum!), 14 Aug 2020. Pentax IQ Zoom 928 (Espio 928). Kodak Ultramax 400. If you've been here long enough, you'll know that my favorite "get out of town on the bike" destination is the Columbia Gorge. It's close-by (starts about ten miles from my door) and is unbelievably scenic.... Continue Reading →

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