Someone recently on an online forum asked about bringing a radio on tour. These days most people do not, and that was the consensus. But of course, I'm an outlier. I've been carrying a radio since sometime in the late aughts, pretty much when I started touring. "Radio" at first was whatever was bundled with… Continue reading Radio, Revisited: Touring with wireless
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 A quick trip to the Gorge!
Most of you probably know about my other blog over on Society of Three Speeds. But fifteen years ago I started another other blog, one that you most likely don't know about! On August 6, 2005, one day before my 30th birthday, I launched my Temporary Relocation Project blog. I had just created the Urban… Continue reading Temporary Relocation Project: My forgotten blog.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49799992881_74fef21208_b.jpg Despite the trip being a three out of five stars type of affair, my Bike Overnight to Barton last week was fun. And getting out there on the bike has gotten me excited about camping and touring again. I had been worrying that my desire to go on that trip could be chalked up… Continue reading Restoring mojo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50145842791_418174ebe5_b.jpg I bike camped this week. This shouldn't be a big deal to say here on the Urban Adventure League blog, since I've sort of wrapped my identity around bike camping and touring. But after a pretty minor 2019 bike camp/tour season and this whole pandemic we're living under, it's a bigger deal than it… Continue reading I bike camped. An overnight at Barton Park, 22-23 July 2020
This May marks a small yet significant personal milestone: Before I left on my Trans-Oregon Tour on this day in 2010,* I purchased an iPod Touch. Yeah, it's just a piece of electronics, a very outdated one now. But it marked a big change in my life. From that point on, I would have access… Continue reading But now it’s archaic technology: A look back at ten years of “internet all the time”
NE 46th "Avenue", The Cully. 4 May 2020. Konica C35 EF, Kodak Ultramax 400 film. Memorial Day Weekend. For those of us in the US, this marks the "start" of summer. So what that Solstice is almost a month away? This is the time for good weather, for going on holiday. June is typically okay… Continue reading Summer and bike touring in the time of coronavirus
If you've ever done a bike tour, through hike, or some other type of activity where you'll be traveling by your own power for hours a day, you'll eventually get things stuck in your head. Maybe it's a particular type of food that you now crave (and know you might not get any time soon),… Continue reading The things that stick in your head: Revisited