The Return of the Bantam, and thoughts on October camping

Well, that took awhile. I dropped off my Bantam Rambleneur at the bike shop on September 3rd. My kludged-together drivetrain was not working properly, and I didn't want another quick fix, since the same thing could happen again. I needed a new shifter in order to drop the stupid Wolf Tooth extra pulley, the thing... Continue Reading →

Bike Overnight at Ainsworth in the Columbia Gorge, 12-13 May 2021

Horsetail Falls, 13 May 2021. Olympus Pen EES-2, Kodak Elite Chrome 100. Since my bike overnight to Milo McIver last month, I've decided that I would like to get in one camping trip a month at least until October. But the concept is easier than the execution, at least for the month of May, as... Continue Reading →

The itch for bike camping returns

Bike Camping at Ainsworh SP/Columbia Gorge, 25 Aug 2020. Ricoh 35 ZF/AristaEDU 200. We're having some nice weather for the beginning of March. That snow and ice storm? So two weeks ago. How can you think about winter when the outside temp is nearing 60F? Not only do we have nicer weather, but the days... 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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