COVID-19 Wk 51: Rail(ing) Trailing It

It is getting to that time of the year/season when I am tired of “riding” my bike on the indoor trainer. As I get more and more rides outside, and daylight savings approaches, returning to the garage for another trainer session becomes less and less appealing. Work really wore me down this week. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 24: Vacation

Normally Mia and I would have spent our vacation taking a trip someplace. More than likely up to the Methow Valley to hike, bike, swim and chill. This year however we decided to stay closer to home and do day trips and at the same time try to get some little things done around the…

COVID-19 Wk 23: Out & About

Obviously the biggest news this last week was the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden as their presidential pick. I honestly didn’t watch any of it and only caught the highlights on the news. The reason being I already know who I am voting for in November. Nothing will change my mind. You…

COVID-19 Wk 21: Getting Away

This was supposed to be the summer-fall of multiple short bikepacking trips. I was hoping to do a couple weekend, a couple 3-4 day rides and one week long ride. Yup….COVID-19 screwed that all up. This past weekend Dean and I got out for a relatively short (but far from easy) overnight bikepacking trip. Commonly…

COVID-19 Wk 3: Feeling in Tents

We’re in week three of “stay at home” and “social distancing” as we all try to “flatten the curve”. All of these phrases will hopefully die a quick and painless death in the next few weeks. I hope to never utter them again. Well, except for maybe “stay at home”. Anyways! Still dealing with the…

Return to Deschutes River Trail

I last rode the Lower Deschutes River Trail with Dean back in October of 2016.  I wanted to head back and check it out because of the huge wildfire out there this summer.  Based on other pictures that I had seen online the old railroad cars and farmhouse were completely destroyed which is a HUGE…