You go, Oregon!

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 A swell of local cycling guides emerge on Oregon’s horizon.  It’s super exciting and indicative that Oregon is killing it. Cycling Sojourner, as the voice of touring, was featured in a recent bikeportland article on this subject. As far as Portland cycling information goes, the very best source for that will be online at www.pdxbybike.com. It’s an innovative start-up… Read more »

Freshly Shaven Alpaca Patooties

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A household discussion led to the conclusion that we will not be getting a baby Alpaca.  After passing numerous Alpaca farms on my tour with Laura in the Willamette Valley wine country, my affinity for this Dr. Seussesque animal with its fuzzy, dinosaur-like neck and giant chocolate eyes went throught the roof. Did you know… Read more »

Rural road avoiding Hwy 99 outside of Dundee

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I didn’t really have any expectations for the Willamette Valley wine country.  I’ve been to Napa Valley, all over Italy, and even to Arkansas wine country (that’s a whole other story, but I need a banjo to tell it). The wineries and infrastructure here totally impressed me.  I was quite surprised.  For as long as… Read more »