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Visiting Adventure Cycling
Whereupon we finally make it to Adventure Cycling! It has been our goal to get there and have our picture taken ever since we discovered bicycle touring. On the way, we get stopped by a puncture, distracted by a farmer’s market and some ice cream. But we do get there eventually and get a wonderful tour from Greg Siple and get our photos taken for the National Bicycle Touring Portrait Gallery.

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Highs and Lolos
We leave Lewiston, ID and head for Lolo Hot Springs in Montana. Our route takes us on the 12, where we see lots of evidence of cars and trucks falling off cliffs. We also climb over Lolo Pass.

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Of Snakes and Bears
We finally leave the state of Oregon and enter Washington. Our route takes us down to the Grande Ronde river, a thrilling descent! However, we have to climb out of the river valley and go up and over the famed Rattlesnake Grade.

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The Tallest Hobbit I Know
We tumble out of the Wallowa mountains into the town of Joseph, OR. There, we meet one of its most inspiring and unlikely residents.

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Mountain Sojourn to Joseph
From Baker City it is all climbing to Joseph, OR. We detour from the Adventure Cycling TransAM route and take the Wallowa mountain loop, a scenic road with little traffic but tons of climbing!

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Baker City Biking
We find the best pizza in Baker City, interview one of Baker’s bicycle advocates and happen to be there on an Airstream rally celebrating Wally Byam’s 115th birthday!

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Small Towns. Big Hearts.
We’re constantly surprised by small towns in Oregon! They may be small, but civic pride is evident. We pass through Dayville, talk to the woman who started a Bike Inn in Mt. Vernon and celebrate Laura’s birthday with some new friends on the road.

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TransJamming
We find ourselves on the Trans America route and are having a blast riding through Central and Eastern Oregon. In Mitchell, we find the town’s best hamburger, swap bikes with fellow bike tourists and hear the inspiring story of two childhood friends Patsy and Sally and how they decided to start bike touring.

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Bend to Crooked River
We leave Bend, OR and feel like we’re underway! A quick stop in the general store in Alfalfa yields great results. We camp on the Crooked River, known for its fishing and Russ lands a nice trout.

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Bicycling in Bend
Taking a bus from Portland to Bend, OR we spend a few days with Laura’s brother. While there, we ride up one of the steepest hills in town and also do one of the local favorite rides to Tumalo Falls.

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Multimodal Touring to Oregon’s Coast
We do a final shake down ride of how we’re packing the Bromptons with a trip to the coast. We utilize a great regional bus system that takes us out to Tillamook. From there, we interview the owner of a bike-friendly motel, eat an awesome hamburger in Manzanita and of course, get ice-cream at the Tillamook factory.

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Frito Pie Ride – Portland, OR
We started a mini tradition in Portland, where you ride up a steep hill and make some Frito Pie. In this episode, we make our way up to Pittock Mansion. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with our Portland friends.

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We Love Our Brains – A visit to Nutcase HQ
We’re big fans of Nutcase helmets so it was a big treat to visit their headquarters in Portland, OR. Mike Morrow, the founder, explains the origins of the fun designs.

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Reviews and Tutorial Videos

Man Vs. Tire
In this video, Russ gets a flat just a few miles from the Adventure Cycling office. Russ changes the tire Dutch style, shares some secrets to good patching and wrestles the tight Brompton tyre back on.

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Backpacks on the Bromptons
Russ demonstrates a lo-fi way to attach backpacks to Bromptons.

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DIY Nutcase Visor
Laura shows how to make a DIY visor for a Nutcase helmet with some scissors and cutting board!

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Review: REI Compression Stuff Sacks
Russ reviews the REI Compression stuff sacks, key to packing stuff on a bike with limited room.

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