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…

Mosier Mayhem V2 – 2017

There is something about gravel rides out of the Mosier/Hood River area.  They are hard!  It is a toss up between last years Gorge Ground Up and this weekend’s ride to tell which was harder.  This weekend’s ride was a “non-event” put together by the folks over at Our Mother The Mountain.  We ended up…

Happy Birthday John

I met John because of the bike.  We both commute to work a lot and we both live in the same neighborhood.  We’d run into each other often on the way to or from work.  That led to riding together and chit chatting  and then doing some road and mountain bike rides together. John decided…

Bennett to Barlow Loop

Some friends put together another gravel/mixed surface ride for this past Sunday starting out at the Bennett Sno Park near Mt. Hood Meadows.  The word was that a mtn bike might be better for some of the sections, while at the very least 40c tires were the recommended tire size for cross/gravel bike.  Out of…

NH Invasion: Days 2 & 3

Day 2 of the NH Invasion was pretty mellow.  We ended up relaxing around the house, taking Codi for a couple walks, going grocery shopping (don’t ask) and having a belated birthday cake for James. Day 3 proved to be a bit more exciting.  We did what is becoming the standard fare for visitors by…

Lost Lake

Waaayyy back in late March Mia was brilliant enough to book us a campsite at Lost Lake Campground for early August.  She’d read that the sites booked super fast so the idea was to jump on it while the thought was hot.  Well, total slam dunk on this one.  We scored with an incredible weekend…