Bend, Oregon. The big metropolis of Central Oregon, situated where the Ponderosa forests of the east slopes of the Cascades transition into the sage steppe of the Oregon High Desert. I've lived in Oregon for almost twenty years, but barely ever got out there. I moved to the state in 2001. But besides seeing the… Continue reading A weekend of bike adventuring around Bend: Sept 20-22
Ever since I started to do some work for Emee's event planning business last year, I've been travelling more than I used to. This is due to the nature of the biz, since hotels, chambers of commerce, travel bureaus, and the like are eager to bring us out to places in order to show us… Continue reading Louisville Trip, 26-29 August 2019
I've mentioned previously how Emee and I won't be able to make it to the Lake Pepin Three Speed Ride this year. While it's definitely a bummer, there are other smaller yet similar rides in the area we can do to give us the feel of Pepin without going the distance. Like the Dandy Daffodil… Continue reading Of farms, daffodils, Tweed, and beer: A weekend in the Skagit Valley, 14-17 March
I’ve definitely said before that I give off the illusion that I travel all the time. But after this Bay Area trip, I’m starting to realize that it’s no illusion. Since fall, I’ve had four decent trips: the jaunt to the Long Beach Peninsula in October (four days), Texas around Thanksgiving (a week), Bend on… Continue reading Too Much Travel?
It’s late afternoon on Wednesday February 6th as I type this. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight is cruising through the Cascade Range en route to Portland. The train is about five hours late due to a mishap en route. It’s no big deal, I don’t have to be home by a specific time tonight. And on the… Continue reading Bay Area Trip wrap up
I boarded the southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight around 2 PM on Tuesday. Trains are my preferred method of travel when it's too far/long or maybe not the best season to bike. I've taken the train to the Bay Area for all of my teens trips, which always seem to happen in late winter. Winter is… Continue reading Bay Area Trip: A day in.
Hello friends. For those of you who think I "travel all the time", well, maybe you're right! Tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th 2019, I will be heading off to the Bay Area for a week! And this is mostly a "work" trip where I'll be representing Emee's biz (EJP Events) at a function in Berkeley. But… Continue reading Bay Area Trip Jan 29-Feb 6 2019
Hello, friends! It's the end of the year, so it's the customary time to look back and review what had happened. Overall, 2018 was a decent year for me, with lots of fun adventures. I didn't get anywhere near as much bike camping or touring in as I would have liked, but to make up… Continue reading 2018 in review: Bike Tours and Travels