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Ride Report: Stoller Family Estate

So much has happened in the last month on the biking front for me.

I am out there and enjoying biking and have two new bikes and have retired THE bike. I haven’t posted much … no worries about the past, let me just plunge into this…

Ride Report, yesterday, the expected thunderstorms arrived at 6 in Portland, well after the late morning ride through the Oregon wine country starting at the Stoller Family Estate near Dayton. Great weather and a wonderful location to ride through. 95% pavement, 5% gravel and about 80/20 quiet roads and only one mean spirited driver.

Relive ‘Stoller Family 🍷’

The mid ride stop was at the Carlton Bakery which is am amazing bit of European Bakery to have and worthy of a stop whenever one is in the area. It was noted that the calories of any of the items far exceeded the ride calories…but I plunged in anyway. It is like the folks who say you waste money buying coffee, well, there is something to be said for either side and yet this is summer, and I haven’t been in Carlton in many years.

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Ride Report

An old ride report from a month ago, April 20th.

I realized groups never quite go when I can and I needed to just get out and try the bike rack. Mentioned my thinking around, found someone for weekend adventures, so maybe it was a small group? 🙂 Or I am thinking #AdventureBuddies…working on thinking ….

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Online Portland Citywide Bike Map hits Beta

PORTLAND BY CYCLE

PBOT came up with an online version of the Portland Citywide Bike Map.  Still a “beta”.  But hey.

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Dirty Kanza Through The Eyes of Salsa Cycles

I was looking at the Dirty Kanza ride and stumbled across this. 

I Ride For Her from Salsa Cycles on Vimeo.

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Sherar’s Falls Oregon Scenic Bikeway

SherarFalls-587x391I was looking for a ride for this week and found there is a bike ride out of Maupin that looks fun: Sherar’s Falls Oregon Scenic Bikeway

 

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My Own Route Planning Guide

I saw a Route Planning Guide on BikePacking and I realized that some of it I use and a couple of things I will add. The rest I will look at after a couple of trips and see what I could have done better.

First off, I love the Delorme’s Atlas and Gazetteer series of maps and have them for Washington and Oregon.

Then I really think OpenCycleMap is my next favorite along with RideWithGPS.

My new one to try will be BikeMap and I will let you know how it goes.

Interactive Network Map   Adventure Cycling AssociationWait, one that wasn’t in that article that I do use is the AdventureCycling Interactive Map, which is especially valuable for forest fires and other route conditions.

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Bike Camping Again

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6 Years farther down the road, I clipped on the Arkel bags again (and I barely remembered my hack for the rack) and went here, where it always begins.

Camping this weekend on the Swift Campout 2016 with a group.  Should be nice to get everything on the bike, as soon as I get it washed, adjusted, that rear wheel trued, and a few things purchased ….Smile