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 →
After being on the road for four and a half-months on the Cross-Continent Bike Tour in 2011, it would be really hard for 2012 to measure up. Still, 2012 shaped up to be a pretty decent year bicycle wise.April and I started the bike camping/touring year right on New Years with our annual tradition of... Continue Reading →
LHT and McGee Creek, Lolo Pass Road, Mt. Hood National ForestAh, what a weird beast of a tour this was! Not too long, not too short. (5 days) The first two days were really short. The first day was a group ride with Cycle Wild, the second day was just with April, the last three... Continue Reading →
In case you haven't noticed it, I uploaded photos from my recent Hood-Adams-Helens tour to my flickr account. Go check them out!
Oh Mount St. Helens, please do not blow up on me.And a fine Bastille Day it was! When I planned this tour, I knew the fifth and last day would be a long one. I just didn't realize how long it would be. I left Paradise Creek Campground a little after 10 am. (The other... Continue Reading →
Windsurfers at Hood RiverEven though I woke up relatively early, I still left the home of my Warmshowers host after 10 am. Ah, slowpoke I am. I rode down the steep hill into downtown Hood River, a town I always enjoy visiting but don't get to often. (I think the last time I was here... Continue Reading →
Mt. Hood looms over the Sandy River valleyApril and I made a breakfast of pancakes and coffee at Green Canyon campground and then head the 5 miles down the road to the junction of US 26 to the Zig Zag Ranger Station. April had to head back to town, so we bid goodbyes and I... Continue Reading →
A funny thing happened on the way out to the MAX station before the ride...I noticed a weird squeaking noise under my saddle during the ride. At first I wrote it off as spring noise (my LHT has a sprung Brooks Champion Flyer) as it has made it before. But this time it sounded...different. And... Continue Reading →