To bike or not to bike?
That, my friend, is not a question.

This site is not to brag about my adventures or to promote myself as some bicycle super freak. The goal is to inspire others and provide a resource for trips, ideas and planning. I, myself, was inspired to build this site by the late Sheldon Brown's site on bicycle maintenance—a non-sales site to help people out (even though he does sell stuff). Probably the best, if not the only, comprehensive source of bicycle repair and maintenance tips in English.

In High School and College I used to do a ton of touring, but jobs, kids, etc. crimped that style and I was cut back to day rides and commuting to work. That is changing and I am back into getting what I need to go down the road again.

Following is a list of trips I will catalogue with maps, pictures and entries from my log. I hope they give you the desire to mount up and ride.

Photo Journals on Trips and Trails

Multi-day Trips

Day Trips


Tips and Other Topics
  • Re-building my first "real" bike.
  • Proper care and nurturing of your bike.

External Links




Mountain Bike Oregon

Cycling Past 50

Bicycling the Backroads of NW Oregon


Washington State Dept of Transportation Maps

Vancouver, WA

Clark County Washington (Large)


Oregon State Parks

Oregon State Dept of Transportation Maps

Portland Bike Routes


California Coast: Oregon Border to Mendicino County

California Coast: San Francisco to Los Angeles


Idaho Shoulder Width Map

Maps you buy

Bike There Map-Portland

Gifford Pinchot Forest service map

Mount Hood Forest service map


Sheldon Brown's Bike Maintenance

Adventure Cyclist

National Bike Registry (before it's stolen)


Fine Tooth Cog (when it's stolen)

Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Bike Portland

Vancouver Bicycle Club