Elderberry Trail on the "deep forest" side of Powell Butte. 28 Aug 2022. So deep I needed to use the flash! Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 200 Last year I decided to log every ride, something I had never done before. (Why no, I am not on Strava!) Inside a tiny Rhodia notebook (orange cover and grid pages,... Continue Reading →
The Opulence of Time
North Beach, Orcas Island. 5 August 2022. Camera: Olympus XA2/Film: Fujicolor 100 Stasia over at Carfree Rambles finished up a coast-to-coast (and Portland-to-Portland!) tour with her partner a little while ago. Like many folks who go on a big adventure like this, she's found the readjustment to "real life" a bit tough. In her latest... Continue Reading →
A look back at my 2022 touring season
The Bantam at Crown Point, during the Midweek Gorge group camping trip, 15 Oct 2022. Camera: Ricohflex Dia Film: Kodak Gold 200 As the first real rains of autumn hit the Northwest, and the chances of getting "one last camping trip in" diminish, now is a good time for me to look back and reflect... Continue Reading →
San Juan Islands Tour Report
Hello, folks. I'll soon have some photos and also a wrap-up/reflections post. But for now, enjoy this journal comix report of my recent San Juan Islands Tour!
Another islands tour ahead, and how the rest of the touring season will pan out
Emee on the ferry, from our 2019 San Juans Trip After my first bike overnight trip to the cabins at Stub Stewart in February, I was getting the itch for more bike camping. I even wondered if 2022 could be similar to my 2012, where I had lots of overnights and tours. But besides a... Continue Reading →
Summer 2022 Bike touring/status update
Camping at Ainsworth SP in the Gorge, 15 June 2022. Ricohflex Dia/Kodak Gold 200 We're just a couple days away from the start of July. If it's not too hot (or too smoky) July through September marks the best time to bike tour here in the Pacific Northwest--long, dry, warm days. Spring typically isn't a... Continue Reading →
Bike Overnight: Champoeg (and the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway) 6-7 April 2022
The gate(s) of Champoeg, 7 April 2022. Olympus 35 RD/Kodak TMAX 400 After the trip to Stub Stewart with Emee to Stub Stewart in February, I was jonesin' for another trip, this time with a tent. While there were good bouts of weather in March, I was occupied with other things when they hit. So... Continue Reading →
Will my 2022 be like my 2012?
Myself and my loaded Surly Long Haul Trucker, ready to depart for my PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour. 30 May 2012 It's nearing the end of February. I've already done one bike camping trip, and am itching to do something soon. And like the last few years, my "work life" will be mixed between part-time stuff with Emee... Continue Reading →