Ainsworth post-report: A de-briefing on my first bike camping trip of 2023

The Bantam at Horsetail Falls, 29 April 2023. Olympus Pen EES-2/Ilford Delta 400 It's become a thing for me: After the first bike camping trip of the season, reflect on what happened, the good and the bad. This is what happened after my Champoeg trip last year. And now it's time for me to analyze... Continue Reading →

PDX Coffee Outside at Mt. Tabor Park, 29 April 2023

Olympus XA2/Kodak MAX 800, expired (unknown expiry), metered at ISO 100 I do love me some coffee outside action! And our chapter of Coffee Outside is pretty active, meeting Saturdays at 9 AM. This is much more civilized than other Coffee Outsides who meet on a weekday morn at 7 AM. (To be fair, ours... Continue Reading →

PDX Coffee Outside, 12 Feb 2022

Ah, PDX Coffee Outside, I love you. Yet the last time I had participated in PDX Coffee Outside was the end of November. I had hoped to do one since then, but crappy weather through December and the Omicron surge through January (which cancelled the event) meant it didn't happen. So I was happy when... Continue Reading →

Coffeeneuring 2021, My first week (Rides 1 and 2)

Atop Tabor, 18 Oct 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, MD Rokkor 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, Fuji Superia Xtra 400 Another year, another Coffeeneuring Challenge! I've been participating in Mary's cool contest since 2013, though there's been once or twice where I didn't finish. (And yes, Coffeeneuring was definitely an inspiration to my challenges!) This year's challenge started... Continue Reading →

Re-embracing Coffee Outside

I love the concept of Coffee Outside: go somewhere outdoors, preferably by bike (or walking too) and make some coffee. Over the past decade, the concept has taken off, and there are many weekly meet-ups all around the world where people get together to share their Coffee Outside experience. We've had one in Portland for... Continue Reading →

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