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Posts tagged with bicycle

  1. It’s technically singletrack

    21 Apr 2021

    “It’s not much, but it’s better than pavement,” I thought to myself while looking down at the ribbon of dirt next to the busy paved rail trail. “It’s technically single track.” That strip of dirt next to the Springwater Corridor along the Willamette River in Portland sparked an idea —…


  2. Three Volcano Traverse

    31 Jul 2018

    PORTLAND, Oregon — I left the house thinking I would ride my bike east – I had only the vague notion of riding toward the rising sun, toward the “actual Portland” part of Portland I threaded through the mismatching meshwork of streets and avenues to a snack stop at a…


  3. Monkey Nuts to the rescue

    11 Jan 2017

    AUSTIN – This whole “gears” thing is working out better than I thought it would. A modern, new and proper one-by (1x10) drivetrain is quiet, shifts smoothly and stays out of the way. I have no reservations about mashing gears or churning the seemingly endless torque up hills and/or through…


  4. Local adventures are still epic

    01 Dec 2016

    AUSTIN – I had to get out of the house, I was in a rut and needed to get my ass out of the leather office chair. Since I came back from my abbreviated (but nowhere near complete!) Great Divide Mountain Bike Route run I’ve been rotting idly at a…


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