With our return to Park City, we chose two new trails. The first day we rode Mid Mtn from Empire to Park City and then added a climb up Jenny’s and a descent in the woods that was alongside the Mtn coaster. At first we thought the squeals were either injured bikers or others descending … More Park City. Even better the second time around
Well, a week in Bend, watching grand kids play soccer, riding a few of our favorite trails—Tyler’s. COD, Grand Slam, Storm King, Catch and Release, Swampy, Swede Ridge. Butch got to ride with his grandson, Finn. We left Bend with the toy hauler (Jeep) in tow and head through desolate Eastern Oregon to Boise. The … More Boise will be Boise
After months without a trace of rain, we saw three days of rain on Quadra and on the ferry back to Vancouver. From Bellingham back to Bend the weather continuously improved. Picked up Paula’s bike and camped one night at Viento (love those train horns and the light drizzle) and one night at Memaloose. Post … More back to Oregon, on to Bend
Leaving HR, we headed north to Olympia, WA (the capitol). The ferry was booked, so we had a day to kill and found a shop to rent a bike. What a way to appreciate my own bike—the only bike they had for me was a Kona hard tail with cable disc brakes…it was a good … More The Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island
So once we started packing and getting ready to leave Hood River, getting on the road started looking better and better. Butch’s bike finally came into the local bike shop and they built it up. Mine was still going to be delayed, so Sunday afternoon we drove out of town minus one mountain bike and … More Leaving Hood River and the summer behind….
It’s been more than a week since posting and not much has changed. The smoke has been pretty bad out here. For many days it was like a thick fog and the sun looked like and orange ball. Last Tuesday we got out of the heat by rafting the lower Deschutes with All Star Rafting. … More Smoke gets in your eyes, and nose and throat….
With more fires in our area and fires in California combined with the wind direction, the forecasters are warning of smoky skies.. Friday and Saturday, the skies were clear and the wind was good– I was on the 5 or 6 m, Butch on the 6 or 8 meter. The river is warm and the … More Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…and good tunes!
Highest per capita of Honda Element owners in the country–what’s with that??? 10%- the number of roads that dead end. The place is like a maze with named streets that dogleg with stop signs and main north south roads that just stop and then start up again a few blocks later. 20 to 25 mph—the gap … More Hood River by the numbers
After yesterday’s marathon downhill session at altitude with cooler temps, the weather looked hot, hot, hot for Thursday. What better time to go white water rafting on the White Salmon? I thought it would just be a low key float trip, but at least we would stay cool. We were pleasantly surprised to find a … More How to spend a 100 degree day!
Biking at Mt. Hood is one way to keep cool on a hot day. The Timberline to Rhododendron is a 15 miles downhill (well, there are three hills) and a ‘not to be missed’ ride. There is a $2 shuttle from the bottom to Timberline Lodge. The snow was mostly gone, we pedaled over two … More When the temps are high…get up high