Stub Overnight

When the winter cabin fever starts to set in, I like to try and treat it with some sort of overnight trip. I’ve done at least 5-6 trips to Stub Stewart over the years during the winter months. It’s close enough for convenience, I can bike there in as little as twenty two miles or…

Opt Outside

I won’t rail against capitalism and I won’t preach about where I think you should or should not spend your own money. What I will tell you is that Mia and I kept the post-Thanksgiving hiking tradition alive for 2021. I don’t remember when we started this personal trend. It has been at least 15…

Kinda Back to Normal (sorta)

I haven’t posted anything since Oregon “reopened”. Honestly I’ve been a bit busy actually resuming something resembling a pre-covid life. I’m not going bonkers but I am sure as heck enjoying a little bit of me time and getting out and about. Also finally got around to putting the additional wool insulation from Havelock into…

COVID-19 Wk 17: In for the Long Haul

Health officials in Oregon are expecting “exponential growth” of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks. Yet watching the news and traveling about town for errands it appears that nobody cares. People are still gathering in groups and some of my neighbors are having parties. I totally understand that people are frustrated, fed up and want…

Sure Beats Being at Work

For the most part the weather gods played nice this weekend.  Last week’s snow covered trails at Stub Stewart where a mixed bag of snow and mud this weekend.  The parking lot was pretty full by the time I arrived around 1pm.  Looked like people were mostly hitting up the disc golf course from what…

Because I Can

I quite often hear the words “Why do you need so many bikes?” or something very similar to that.  I usually answer with something along the lines of “each one has a specific use”.  Hypothetically if I had to keep just one bike it would be my Independent Fabrications – Crown Jewel.  I personally consider…