Always the Wrong Gear

Posts tagged with portland

  1. Three Volcano Traverse

    31 Jul 2018

    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 Plaid Pantry convenience…


  2. Extraterrestrial, a Ranger and snow

    22 Feb 2018

    PORTLAND, Ore., – I finally had the chance to ride through snow (over paved surfaces, mostly) with a Surly Extra Terrestrial tire, mounted on a 50mm Rabbit Hole rim, used as a rear tire. I have a WTB Ranger Tough 3.0 front tire, mounted on the same rim Snow is…


  3. Riding the rails west, after pedaling south

    09 Oct 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. – What began as an off-pavement bicycle trip along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, became a few days in Portland by way of Greyhound and Amtrak.  I shipped my bike and most of my gear from Missoula and boarded an evening Spokane-bound Greyhound. In Spokane I changed…


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