A quick ride report: Palm Tree Ride 2023

Another year, another Palm Tree Ride! I've been doing it almost every year since 2005, skipping 2016 and 2017 when I was burnt out, and 2021 for obvious reasons. It's a ride that I still enjoy doing and have fun, especially when the weather is good. This year was no slouch in the weather department,... Continue Reading →

Palm Tree Ride is Sunday! There’s still spots available

My annual Palm Tree Ride is just a week away! Join me for a fun ride on Sunday January 22nd. And there are still spots available. The premise, as always, is the same: An approximately10 mile casual bicycle ride (not a loop) explorin’ the palm trees around town. I also throw in some other exotics... 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 →

Palm Tree Ride, Sunday 22 January 2023

Ah, the annual middle-of winter tradition returns for its eighteenth year! This is a ride I've been doing mostly annually since 2005, only skipping 2016 and 2017 when I thought I was “burnt out” from it and 2021 for obvious reasons. The premise, as always, is the same: An approximately10 mile casual bicycle ride (not... Continue Reading →

Ride Report: Palm Tree Ride 2022

Since leading my first ride after the year-plus COVID-induced "pause", my Sunset/Moonrise Ride, in June 2021, I hoped that I'd be leading at least a ride a month. The rest of summer into October looked good. But the rest of 2021 was a drought of rides. Oh, I had planned a few, but I cancelled... Continue Reading →

Winter 2021 into 2022 bike rides

Hello folks! A new season is approaching, and I've mapped out four different bicycle rides I'll be leading here in Portland, Oregon. Three of them are actually rescheduled rides that were cancelled earlier this year, the other is the return of my beloved Palm Tree Ride, which I had to skip in 2022 for obvious... Continue Reading →

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