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Ride This: Winter Creek

It’s that time. Too chilly or dicey to get caught in 35 degree rain on a 60 or 80mile jaunt. You want to get a workout but also soak up great scenery away from your regular your road bike route

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Ride This: Burger Lodge Loop

The sweetest mixture. Road, Gravel. Climb. Pick. Drop. Descend. Rip. Berm.Tuck and Speed. All in a 42mile loop with amazing views of Jefferson and Mt Hood

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Ride This : Mosier G Con 1

Having ridden around the beautiful area of Mosier and the Dalles, this somewhat familiar stomping ground never fails to amaze me. And this G Con 1 route exemplifies the beauty and adventure held in this area.

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Ride This: Sisters to Smith Rock

Two wicked places, Sisters and Smith Rock, Oregon. Fortunately, there is an amazing road cycling route that connects both.

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Burger Lodge Loop

The sweetest mixture. Road, Gravel. Climb. Pick. Drop. Descend. Rip. Berm.Tuck and Speed. All in a 42mile loop with amazing views of Jefferson and Mt Hood

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Ride This : Circumnavigate Mt.Hood

Mt.Hood – stands at 11,249ft and you can cycle around the whole thing in a day. This is my 11th time riding this route around Mt. Hood, each time with minor variations but each as impressive and inspiring as the first. 

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BlackSnow 2016

Snaps and one-liners from the hammer saddle

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How to ride gravel

Being mainly a road / gravel rider nowadays, but having experience on a mountain and cyclocross bikes, I pulled together several years of experience to produce these tips that will help you with the daunting thought of riding gravel at speed.

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Ride This! Petal Pedal ride

There’s something good to be said for a simple yet highly rewarding bike ride. If you have ever wanted a day on the bike,  a simple day with lots of camaraderie and beautiful views, but you don’t want to climb up steep mountain passes or to have to think about where to get water, food, or […]

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Mt Rainier – Sunrise ridge, Cayuse & Chinook Pass

Mt Rainier, the scale of the mountains and valleys can only be expressed by being experienced. I am familiar with Mount Hood which is a big mountain – 11,000ft, but the scale and the formation of rock and valleys of Mount Rainier – 14,000ft in comparison is simply breath taking and a must ride.

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Ride This! Vernonia Century

Vernonia Century – The 115mile Portland, Timber, Vernonia, Scappoose classic This is one of those rides; a staple or a “classic” of the area. On the longer side, but a perfect mid to late season ride when fitness is high. The Vernonia Century has well paced climbs with 6000ft over 115miles, provides some good ups, some nice […]

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Ride This! Tickle Creek ride

The Tickle Creek ride heads East towards Boring, Oregon then turns South toward Oregon City to make a nice East side loop. Tickle Creek is one of those rides that gives all the whole ride and starts off flat for a nice warm up to get you and your group in the mood.

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Barlow Sandy Ride

A great mountain area 35mile ride with spectacular views of mt.hood and superb rolling countryside.  A couple of short climbs, one at the beginning and one mid way. Stats: 35miles , 2500ft, Water stop at mile 16. Car free for 60%.