These journal comics originally appeared in my mini-comic Trains, Bikes, and Automobiles which is currently out of print. This happened during the Fall Tour of 2007. Click on the images to "embiggen".
Thursday turned to Friday at Stub Stewart State Park. The snow was still on the ground. We had an expansive view of the Coast Range from the cabin. April and I decided to take a little hike around the park waiting for everyone else to arrive. The trails were either snowy or iced over, and... Continue Reading →
One of the beautiful things about Portland and west-of-the-Cascades Northwest is while it rarely snows on the valley floor during the winter, it's very easy to get to snow. Elevation plays a key role in all this. While in the Midwest latitude is the key player in who sees snow and who doesn't, here in... Continue Reading →
It's 7 pm on Wednesday, August 25 and April and I are on a Point bus departing Astoria, Oregon, on the way back to Portland. (They have wi-fi!) We just finished up a 3 1/2 day mini-tour. Sunday night on me departing work, we MAXed to the end of the line in Hillsboro. Then ride... Continue Reading →
East Fork Lewis River, Clark County WA, at the old bridge near Heisson April at Lucia Falls on East Fork Clark River Yacolt Creek Falls (near Moulton Falls) Train at Yacolt WA (Chelatchie Prairie Railroad) Lake Merwin, North Fork Lewis River, Clark/Cowlitz County WA lava caves near Ape Cave, south side of Mt. St. Helens... Continue Reading →
Interpretive display on the long climb on US 26 out of Prairie City up to Dixie PassClouds, rain, mountains, grass, skyFriday was a good day, but a long and strenuous one. I started the day later than I cared to, taking down camp in the rain. And soon after leaving Prairie City I began the... Continue Reading →
Snack break on the climb to Ochoco SummitOchoco Mountain sceneryUnwelcome on the up, welcome on the downButte in the Bridge Creek ValleyPainted Hills CountryMitchellClimbing out of Mitchell on US 26 to Keyes Creek SummitSome things you see on tour you just can't explainCBox Canyon near John Day RiverSheep Rock on John Day RiverMakin' Pancakes at... Continue Reading →
Getting the bikes ready in RedmondCrooked River Valley, Black Butte in the distanceCrook County Courthouse, Prineville Ochoco LakeToday was a short day, only 30 miles. After a total of 130 miles over the previous two, with probably 6,000 feet of TOTAL elevation gain, Team Bike Tour felt it was time for a little break.Today's ride was... Continue Reading →