Horsetail Falls, 25 Aug 2020. Ricoh 35 ZF, Arista EDU 200. If you've been around here long enough, you know that riding out to the Columbia Gorge is one of my favorite things to do. It's close (within 30 miles of my front door) and features lots of great scenery. But the last few years... Continue Reading →
Pandemic Adventures, Part Three: Camping at Maryhill State Park, 13-14 Aug 2020
August had turned into a month of travel. After almost a half-year of cooped-upness due to Pandemic, the urge to get out while the weather is great has gripped us. Emee and I have kept our travels modest, nothing further than three hours (the whole "full tank of gas" strategy.) First it was the trip... 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 →
Reflecting on Touring during these interesting days
https://youtu.be/ny81vcxTZQk The legendary British Tourist Ian Hibell on British TV ca. 1975. I love his kit! Those Carradice Bags are supposed to be custom nylon ones he got made. Unfortunately Ian was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Greece in 2008. It's a common practice for those who are into bicycle touring to think a... Continue Reading →
Trip Report: Stub Stewart cabins bike camping trip, New Years 2020
This isn't my first Stub Stewart cabin rodeo! Nope, after this trip, I've stayed at the cabins at Stub Stewart State Park a total of seven times: Three of them Cycle Wild New Years Trips in 2011, 2012, and 2013, plus a non New Year Cycle Wild Trip in 2014. There was the trip with... Continue Reading →
Getting ready for a crazy Christmas?
What are you doing for your Christmas Eve into Christmas Day? I'm guessing it may involve being "indoors".* Not me, apparently. The call went out by Christopher Chen: a quick bike overnight to Oxbow Regional Park on the Sandy River, about 15 miles east of Portland. As I don't have any plans for the eve... Continue Reading →