Touringish plans for late spring and early summer

Hello friends, even though it's still oh-so-damp outside, better weather is just around the corner. And now it's time for me to start thinking about all those bike tours and camping trips I want to do.  I haven't done much this year so far, just the camping trip in January to Battle Ground Lake and... Continue Reading →

Islands Bound…

Hello friends! It's time for another bike adventure! This evening, Sunday September 25, I will board Amtrak and head north to Seattle. After spending the night, I'll hop on the ferry (Victoria Clipper) and head to Vancouver Island! I'll be spending a day in Victoria, then do a loop on the SE part of the... Continue Reading →

A quick one: En route to Seattle on Amtrak

The parting shot: Leaving Portland on Amtrak Cascades train 508 to Seattle at 6:50 pm. Then tomorrow, Orcas Island! Excited. Quite a few cyclists on the train, too. Ran into Lynne Fitzsimmons leaving the train (it originated in Eugene) and a dude with an S&S'ed adventure bike. Dude next to me has a Nitto Hat... Continue Reading →

2014 Year In Review

Yeah, 2014 ended two weeks ago, but I've been so busy that I haven't had time to write about it until now. That's a good thing, right? 😉 Anyways, I've already did a review about my camping/touring year, so this post will be more of a "life in general" review. I can't say that 2014... Continue Reading →

Islands and Sounds tour quick recap

Hey there, friends. So now I'm back in Portland, after wrapping up the tour. I would have liked to blog along the way, but spotty wifi/3G, lack of time/places to charge the phone, and just lack of time for these things meant it didn't happen. I'll be getting my thoughts together in a more coherent... Continue Reading →

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