An end of February State of the Bike Address, and plans for warmer bike adventures. (Plus: Snow in Portland)

From a snow ride in February 2018. We got much more snow this time. Even though selling the Raleigh Crested Butte was the right decision, as it was never, ever going to fit me correctly, I still miss it from time to time. I type this missive on Thursday evening, February 23rd. Portland has just... Continue Reading →

Goals and plans for bicycling in 2023

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 →

Bikes and Biking Year in Review: 2022

North Beach, Orcas Island. 5 August 2022 Looks dreamy, but this serene image was hard-earned from a challenging day biking the island. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 100 Hello, friends. As another year comes to a close, it's customary for me to look back at the past year and reflect on what's happened, then ponder what may come... Continue Reading →

Tracking the miles: Update

Secret path near Powell Butte. 23 April 2022. Camera: Olympus XA2/Film: Fuji C200 Three months ago I mentioned how I was logging every ride I did this year into a pocket Rhodia A7 notebook. While I don't like to be overly anal about how much I ride, I knew that I wanted to "ride more"... Continue Reading →

Tracking the miles

I've never been much for tracking the miles I bike. I'll sometimes do it on bike tours, though, mostly because I have a Rite-In-The-Rain pocket size spiral notepad that lives in the map compartment of my North St. handlebar bag. (I bought this notepad at REI in Missoula, MT during the Big Tour in 2011,... Continue Reading →

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