Bikey Weekend in Portland
One of the dilemmas of being a cyclist in Portland is that there are so many events going on simultaneously. This weekend, Laura and I split forces. She had a table at BikeCraft, a great handmade bike accessory show and I went bike camping with Cycle Wild to Champoeg State Park. Here are some snaps of both:
Laura’s spread of Bike Mustaches. She used some of our old maps as a table cloth!
We had a copy of our poster there that a lot of people read and related too.
While Laura was at BikeCraft, I joined CycleWild on a winter bike camping trip. When we were on the Springwater trail, we saw the Holiday Express!
I got to camp and ride with some familiar faces from our trip.
Champoeg State Park is open year round and has a hike and bike camp area.
Although it was cold, everyone was in good spirits. The whiskey+maple syrup on the bacon helped too.
On the ride back we went multi-modal, taking the Canby ferry across the river.
It was a wonderful weekend to ride. The sun was out and it was dry, albeit a touch cold. It was great to see so many people undeterred by a little winter camping. The CycleWild bunch is a great group and we hope to do more rides with them in the future.
It was great to connect with readers and old friends this weekend. It reminds us of how fortunate we’ve been during our travels. We’re still planning a few presentations in the PNW (Portland and Seattle). So stay tuned and keep reading for our next wacky adventure. We’ve got some great plans in the works.
April December 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Man, you think that’s bad, wait until Pedalpalooza, when there’s 20 things going on every day.
I love Champoeg state park. The time I was there, there were alpacas in a neighboring field! But the interpretive center etc. is pretty neat.
Tomas Quinones December 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Maple-Whiskey-Bacon is going to be the next hot thing. It was AMAZING.
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Logan December 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm
Thanks for helping me learn the ways of the tarp Russ! Clickstands rock! 🙂
Anne December 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm
Having become a recent member of the Portland biking community and fan of your blog, I was thrilled to speak with Laura at Bike Craft. Looking forward to attending one of your presentations. Thanks for sharing your insightful writing and gorgeous photos with us!
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Thanks for coming out to Champoeg with us this weekend, Russ, and sharing stories from the road as well as advice on gear. Great photos, and thanks for promoting the ride on your Twitter feed! We look forward to biking again with you (and hopefully Laura) in the near future!