Pedalpalooza is all summer long! Here are the rides I’m leading

It's anniversary time for Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual summertime bike fun fest. Starting in 2002 as the all August long BikeSummer, it morphed into the first two or so weeks of June Pedalpalooza, then the all-June Pedalpalooza. Pandemic in 2020 put a crimp on the "actual led rides" version, but last year it returned as an... Continue Reading →

Reminder: Stark St. Mileposts ride is this Saturday

Hey folks! There are still spots available for this Stark Street Mileposts Ride this Saturday, May 7. The weather looks iffy, but hopefully it'll be good enough for a spin! Sometime in the middle 19th century, stone mile markers were placed along the length of what became SE Stark St. From the Willamette to the... Continue Reading →

Tracking the miles: Update

Secret path near Powell Butte. 23 April 2022. Camera: Olympus XA2/Film: Fuji C200 Three months ago I mentioned how I was logging every ride I did this year into a pocket Rhodia A7 notebook. While I don't like to be overly anal about how much I ride, I knew that I wanted to "ride more"... Continue Reading →

Whitaker Pond Ramble, 7 March 2022

Whitaker Ponds Natural Area is a place that I've known about for a long time, and would occasionally pass on a bike ride. It's a small natural area consisting of two ponds adjacent to the Columbia Slough, a bit of wild that remained while industry grew around it. Even though I love spots like this,... Continue Reading →

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