Apr 30, 2015
Hiding in the grass at the end of (the paved part of) Oak Island Road.
Apr 27, 2015
I interrupt a vulture’s repast.
Apr 25, 2015
I painted an old 1" fork (originally threaded, but with a really long steertube, so I cut it down and used it as a threadless fork on the born-again Trek until I bought a used carbon fork from a friend) that I messed up the paint by brazing rack mounts & then using it as a rackbuilding jig. I’m not going to be using it as a jig soon (I bought 10 feet of 8020 extrusion which is going to be built into a sturdier – and more flexible – rack jig) so why not pretty it up in case I need it as a fork on one of of my machines that has a 1" headtube?
Apr 24, 2015
Dust Mite says hello to his little friends
Apr 21, 2015
Just north of the temporary terminal at OMSI.
Apr 18, 2015
Steam traction engine vs bicycle.
Apr 17, 2015
Banana boat or spider cosplay?
Apr 16, 2015
The savage predator
Apr 12, 2015
I raced a southbound Cascades to the 15th St undercrossing (Oregon City, in case you’re wondering) and got there just in time to get a picture of the cab car sailing majestically into the sunset.
Apr 10, 2015
Dust Mite helps me soothe the savage beast
Apr 09, 2015
A sunnyish day as a filling between rainy days.
Apr 08, 2015
A test train approaches Holgate & 17th (on the soon-to-be-opened Portland to Oak Grove interurban line).
Apr 07, 2015
A non-wild boar grazes in a field by the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Apr 04, 2015
A couple of Holsteins watch as I ride by.
Apr 03, 2015
Dust Mite and Steve
Apr 02, 2015
There aren’t that many backroads (that go anywhere) on Larch Mountain, but there are some. Haines Road (the connector between Larch Mountain Road and Alex Barr Road) goes down and up and down and up through some extraordinarily beautiful back canyons.
Apr 01, 2015
There are quite a few secondary roads up on the mountain between Gresham/Troutdale & Multnomah Falls, and I’ve been planning to explore them for a few years now. So why not take advantage of my first free-route permanent to wander around in the mountains?
I give greater than even odds that I’ll end up walking the bicycle de jour down Palmer Mill Rd (gravel, with up to -20% grades & über-sketchy in sections; I’ve already had one horrible crash on a gravel descent, and if I walk I’ll be able to enjoy the scenery instead of trying to keep the bicycle at subsonic speeds) or bailing out onto Alex Barr instead (steep, but
paved and way shorter.)