Night biking deserves a quiet song: A photo report of my first two Midnite Bicycle League 2022 rides

Belmont Library, 18 Jan 2022. Camera: Minolta SR-T 101 Lens: MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4Film: Cinestill 800T We're more than half-way through this year's Midnite Bicycle League Challenge. Ninety people have signed up so far. I haven't received my first completed journal, though I know at least one is on the way. And I've seen... Continue Reading →

My bike touring year in review, and plans for 2022

The Bantam at Women's Forum, from my May Ainsworth/Columbia Gorge Overnight. Olympus 35 RD/Kodak TMAX 100. As another year wraps up, it's natural to want to reflect back on what happened. There's one thing this year that I am thankful to reflect on when it comes to bike touring: that I could reflect on bike... Continue Reading →

On the number of bikes I own

You may have noticed that over the past few months I reduced the number of bikes in the stable by two. First, realizing that after almost nine years of tweaking, my Raleigh Crested Butte was never going to fit, so I sold it. Then the issues of using a "donor" frame bore bad fruit with... Continue Reading →

Westside Explorations

My view of the "west side", the suburban land-mass of Portland that starts in the West Hills (Tualatin Hills) and continues westward until it peters out before the Coast Range, has definitely evolved over the years. I was definitely in the "hater" territory when I had a holiday temp job in Hillsboro in 2005. But... Continue Reading →

Ride Every Mile?

The loaded Bantam, "cheating" on the return from the Milo McIver overnight. 15 April 2021. Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Kodak Pro Image 100. One of the great things about my time working at the hostel was the bike tourists. As someone who loves traveling via bike, it was always fun interacting with fellow enthusiasts.... Continue Reading →

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