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Gravel exploring, It’s all good, until it’s not

Bike exploring and gravel riding tips and recommendations before it all goes a bit pete tong. Early on I made mistakes, let’s just say a lot of mistakes. As I became more interested in gravel / trail riding and route creation I learned. I changed equipment and started being more prepared. Exploring in remote unknown […]

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Route Dev : Timberline 6c

Timberline Explore Overview A fresh mix up on the Timberline and West of Government Camp area, mixing up pine covered hard pack trails, dirt, gravel, broken top and even a few miles of smooth road. This ride is in a similar area as Burger Lodge Loop route which was ridden back in 2017 Taking Lower Bridal […]

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Route Dev : Gifford Pinchot NF 0.2b

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington is bloody huge, covering 1,400,300 acres (2200 square miles) there’s a lot to be explored. Having been on Rainier and St Helens windy ride and Spirit Lake but never down in the Gifford closer to Oregon the plan was to explore some new roads. Overview Set to be a 100degree […]

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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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81-120 miles Road Routes

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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2016 Rapha NW Brevet

A brevet? In the days of old, back before carbon fibre, people used to ride bikes long distances. These rides were unsupported, exploring their own routes, riders fending for themselves, carrying their own gear and occasionally checking in at set points. This long distance grueling and rewarding activity was called randonneuring and people took parts in events called […]