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…

Suffering Alone (AKA Solo Rides)

What happens when you try to get a group ride together and nobody shows up?  First you ponder (albeit briefly) if anyone likes you, then you continue on your merry way and have a fun ride. I emailed a bunch of friends to see who wanted to do the Barlow-Bonney-Bennet Loop (I call it the…

Twin Lakes

Another weekend, another hike with Mia and Codi.  This one was all about getting out to some place a bit cooler.  Temps for the PDX Metro area were calling for upper 90’s all weekend, so we wanted a hike with some water and some elevation. Mia picked Twin Lakes based on this hike being listed…