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 →

Bike Camping at Milo McIver, 14-15 April 2021

The Bantam at the overlook. Milo McIver State Park, 15 April 2021. Camera: Olympus EES-2. Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200. It has been a dry April in these parts, possibly record dry. And around mid-month things warmed up as well. The week of April 11th started downright chilly for this time of year (highs in the... Continue Reading →

Another St. Johns Ramble, 23 Jan 2021

Near the north mouth of the Peninsula Rail Tunnel. Camera: Olympus 35RD. Film: Kodak Ektar 100. One of the great things about getting back into film photography is realizing how great of a city Portland is for it. I moved here in 2001 because of transit, walkability, bikeability, a strong zine and comics culture, and... Continue Reading →

The Bantam at Five Years

The Bantam atop Powell Butte, 12 July 2020. Ricoh 35 ZF, Arista EDU 400 film. On this day five years ago, I received my first custom bicycle. Built here in Portland by Bob K of Bantam Bicycles, it was designed to be a fillet brazed, "all-rounder" machine that would handle the more adventurous riding that... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Bantam

Bantam Rambleneur near Sacajawea Park, NE Portland. 28 March 2020. Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Kodak Ultramax 400. After almost five years of ownership, I feel like I've finally embraced the only custom bike I own. And ironically enough, it took a world crisis for me to realize this. You may have recalled me writing about... Continue Reading →

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