St. Louis Church, 7 April 2022. Olympus 35 RD/Kodak TMAX 400 My first tent bike camping trip of 2022, to Champoeg State Park, happened just about two weeks ago. (My first bike overnight was in February with Emee to Stub.) Even after bike camping and touring for the better part of two decades, the first... 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 →
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 →
Heading out on a bike tour down the Willamette Valley…
From my last tour of the Willamette Valley in 2009. Taken at Champoeg State Park on 11 Aug 2009. This was my Surly Long Haul Trucker, my touring rig from 2008 to 2013. If you've been around this blog long enough, you know I love bike touring. I've been doing it since 2005. And you've... Continue Reading →
McIver post-report: A de-briefing on my first bike camping trip of 2021
Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200. As you saw previously, I bike camped at Milo McIver State Park on April 14-15. This was my first camping trip in two-thirds of a year, a drought almost as long as the one that fell right before it. I have not bike camped nor toured that... Continue Reading →
Can a long bike tour change you, and what kind of bike tourist are you?
An image from "Hot Dog Diary" by Nathan Tolzmann Sometime a year or so ago I came across the website of Nathan Tolzmann. Since 2018, he's been documenting a cross-country (San Francisco-Portland-Chicago) bicycle tour that he and his friend Matt Bergstrom took twenty years earlier. It's a great narrative comic, documenting every day of their... Continue Reading →
A quick trip to the Gorge!
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 →
Temporary Relocation Project: My forgotten blog.
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 →