11 comments


  • John Girmsey

    Thanks Russ and Laura. I’m headed to UBI in Portland next month and this looks like the weekend ride I’ve been dreaming of! Thanks for enough details about the MAX station and road intersections to stay on route!

    April 22, 2015
  • Johnny,
    Awesome. Enjoy the ride! It’s a local favorite!

    Best,
    Russ

    April 22, 2015
  • Cam

    I’m enjoying your commentary on the Warbird. I own one and have been on multiple one day adventures and I am looking to do a multi-day ride in September. This is one of the best all-around bikes I’ve ever owned. I can handle a little bit of everything!

    April 23, 2015
  • Cam

    Or “it can handle a little bit of everything.” Me, on the other hand….well, that’s up for debate.

    April 23, 2015
  • dan davies

    Live in north carolina. Headed to portland to ride coast and willamet valley in september. Any chance you have a map of this ride you can share?

    April 26, 2015
  • Dan,
    Here is our GPS tracks from the Gresham MAX to Cascade Locks with the downhill gravel excursion:

    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/4449371

    Here are our tracks back with the scenic climb up to Vista House to the Gresham MAX station:

    http://ridewithgps.com/trips/4449370

    Enjoy!

    Best,
    Russ

    April 26, 2015
  • Terry Scott

    We’re planning on riding the Gorge after Sunday Parkways on our tandem next month. The big bike keeps us from using the Max, so we’ll get a little of the urban scenery.
    You didn’t say where you stayed indoors or what the camping option at Cascade Locks. We might set up base camp at Ainsworth State Park.

    April 26, 2015
  • John Girmsey

    Thanks Russ! I just uploaded both of those GPS tracks. Looking forward to getting off-road a bit in the Portland area!

    April 26, 2015
  • Terry,
    We stayed at the Columbia Gorge Motel in Cascade Locks. There is camping at Marine Park right next to Thunder Island Brewing. We’d recommend staying if possible, because you get to ride the cool car free trail segments, as well as being walking distance to craft beer 🙂

    Russ

    April 26, 2015
  • Did your randonneur rack flop down on the rough roads, too? I was having trouble with this yesterday!

    Also, our setup in really similar to what you had on this trip: two colossals – one with a pika and one with the randonneur. We’re taking them on Tour du Canada this summer!

    Thanks for all the great posts! We LOVE your blog!!!

    April 27, 2015
  • Kate,
    Yes. There was a little user error in tightening the bolt for the arm. Hit a hard bump and it slid and the bag started flopping around. The Colossals are awesome bike, so tempted by those too 🙂

    Thanks
    Russ

    April 27, 2015

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