Always the Wrong Gear

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  1. Seattle to Portland, the dusty way pt. 2

    22 Sep 2017

    This is part 2 of my bikepacking trip from Seattle to Portland. It picks up just west of Mount Rainier National park. I weaved my way through the park, past the Longmire Lodge, over a burly wooden bridge over the Niqually River, then right onto the Paradise Valley Road, up…


  2. Lower gears, but still 10 of them

    17 Sep 2017

    PORTLAND, Ore., — While on a recent bike tour, climbing up some seriously gnarly hills on soft, dusty gravel roads, I had some time to contemplate my gearing choices and other life decisions.  “One by ten, 11-34 cassette and 30 tooth chainring should be low enough for anything,” I thought…


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