Like a broken record, the bike camping/touring itch returns

Beverly Beach State Park on Emee and my Oregon Coast Tour, 14 August 2021. Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Fuji Sensia 100 (slide film)(expired) Winter camping in Portland is a possibility: there are several all-year campgrounds nearby and we rarely see snow or temperatures below freezing. Every once in awhile the temptation to do a... Continue Reading →

The ends of eras

My Surly Long Haul Trucker in 2013, the last year I had it. The past week I got word that two different things were being discontinued by their respective companies. While these items are from different worlds: one a camera, one a bike, they were ironically both introduced in the same year. And the cessation... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Long Haul Trucker.

The deed has been done. After five and a half years of ownership, the Surly Long Haul Trucker has passed into new hands. I feel great relief mixed with a small twinge of sadness. It wasn’t the easiest decision to sell this bike, and I’ll get into that soon.But it wasn’t the easiest process to... Continue Reading →

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