Summer 2022 Bike touring/status update

Camping at Ainsworth SP in the Gorge, 15 June 2022. Ricohflex Dia/Kodak Gold 200 We're just a couple days away from the start of July. If it's not too hot (or too smoky) July through September marks the best time to bike tour here in the Pacific Northwest--long, dry, warm days. Spring typically isn't a... Continue Reading →

A visit to the cabins: Stub Stewart Bike Camping Trip, 5-8 February 2022

Riding through Washington County farmland between Forest Grove and Banks, 6 Feb 2022. Olympus XA2/Kodak ColorPlus 200 It's been awhile. My last bike camping/touring typed thing was the Oregon Coast Tour in August, six months ago. Despite wanting to do something in September or perhaps October, bike issues nixed that idea. Tent camping in the middle of winter is a... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering watercolors

I never really liked to paint. Oh sure, as a kid I did the standard tempera and watercolors during playtime, as other kids would. But while my drawing ability was going somewhere, my painting wasn't. In high-school art classes I pushed myself to "get into" oils and acrylics. I was going to be "an artist",... Continue Reading →

The itch for bike camping returns

Bike Camping at Ainsworh SP/Columbia Gorge, 25 Aug 2020. Ricoh 35 ZF/AristaEDU 200. We're having some nice weather for the beginning of March. That snow and ice storm? So two weeks ago. How can you think about winter when the outside temp is nearing 60F? Not only do we have nicer weather, but the days... Continue Reading →

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