Ride to work, work then ride home type of trousers
Marmot, Shipley, Kitzmiller, Pugh and Wildcat are some of the names that pop up when you mention superb roads in the west foothills of mt hood. This past weekend I was working to put together a 3 option ride in the beautiful area to incorporate these. The idea being a well paced 35, 55 or... Continue Reading →
I have been riding the mountain and close by roads for going on years now. My first time circumnavigating mt.Hood, Oregon was 2012 for an original route written by Velodirt. Since then I have really enjoyed exploring the area and variations on the roads. This summer I didn't have too many miles on my legs... Continue Reading →
With a diversity of terrain, Portland is well suited to cycling. Here's a collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage.
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I have been slinging this guy around the city for a while now. Mainly on small in-city runs to and from meetings where I needed a few essentials but not a massive chrome bag full. Here's what I found: The Welterweight Kadet - $100 from Chromeindustries.com is a single strap low profile "sling bag" - this... Continue Reading →
We rode this in the middle of November 2017. Centered around a road called Fischer Hill, just above Lyle in Washington the objective was to create a high reward mellow route. A little bit familiar with the area, I wanted to connect this upward winding gravel to some other amazing roads in the area and... Continue Reading →
Almost an institutional ride now, this being my 4th time. This ride has mind blowing landscape and killer mountain views of Mt. St Helens, Washington. With the added bonus that its 100% traffic free delight (right now).
The Dalles Mountain 60 route is a staple in cyclists books. Amazing views and a mixture of road and gravel make for a killer ride. This year (2017) we decided to ride it the day after the March 11th organised / unorganised ride due to conflicts and the chance of a lot better weather the... Continue Reading →
Epic, amazing or telling the world a "hard man" cycling story is not my take on Festive 500, for me it's about perseverance and conquering while finding the reward in both mental and cycling fitness.
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. Stats Mileage: 85Miles Elevation 8,900ft Terrain: Road 95% Gravel 5% Ride Route: Two routes via... Continue Reading →
Today marked Ron's inaugural ride, 82degrees and busy as hell on the Springwater, neutral roll to a full on LaCava cemetery climb, gapping all the way with a few in the chase group, I'm second trying to close 3 bike lengths, Bernie pulls by me, I egg him on. LaClava is 5bike lengths on Bernie now,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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. Mileage: 72... Continue Reading →
Wed 6/15 - The first climb (cemetery) is always a tough decision for me, crush it or save for later. Luckily tonight was chill(er) yet Joe setting the pace after some first turns then Seb (orange starburst) bringing the heat close to the end, punching it hard in his rocket ship steez. He took it,... Continue Reading →