Category: general rants

Day 19 and 20 – Troutdale, OR to Moses Lake, WA and Nelson, BC then Home

Day 19 – Troutdale to Moses Lake

Distance: 320 miles (514 kilometers)
Low temp: 11 celcius (morning until Mt St Helens)
High temp: 28 celcius (end of day near Moses Lake)
Time on bike: 8:30-7:30pm

Really good ride today as I work my way back home. A few guys from the meet were going in generally the…




Day 17 and 18 – Troutdale, OR – VFR Meet

Group Ride Distance: 228 miles (367 kilometres)

I’m writing this on my second full day here in Troutdale. We had a really good turn out of riders for the meet this year. Lots of locals showed up for the rides and to hang out for brew. I’d say there were probably 25 riders in total.

We broke…




Day 15 – Fort Bragg, CA to Grants Pass, OR

Distance: 443 miles (712 kilometers)
Low temp. : 7 celcius (highway 1 to Hydesville, CA)
High temp. : 42 celcius (most of the way in the afternoon, from Shasta City onward)
Time on bike: 8:00am-5:30pm

Another long distance day but a good mix of sights, great roads, and later in the day, covering miles to make…




Day 14 – Paso Robles, CA to Fort Bragg, CA

Distance: 426 miles (686 kilometers)
Low temp. – 10 celcius (beginning and end of the day)
High temp. – 20 celcius (San Francisco)
Time on the bike – 7:45am – 7:30pm

Making up for lost time. I’m glad I didn’t pull the ripcord on the trip altogether. Today’s ride was a really great one for scenery…




Day 11 and 12 – Palm Springs, CA to Newport Beach,CA

Distance: 320 miles (514 kilometers)
Low temp: 19 celcius (top of the mountains – palms/pines Hwy)
High temp: 30 celcius (Palm Springs)
Time on bike: 8:00 – 5:00

Today was the type of ride that makes the wait for repairs worth it. I planned out routes based on recommendations from people online and a bit of…