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Gravel grinding.  It’s something lots of roadies cringe at.  I, myself, admit that smooth black top is like riding through sweet cream and gravel can be like riding through vegetable scraps (no offense to the vegans).  BUT I like gravel for several reasons… Joe descending into the canyon Gravel leads you to places where fewer people… Read more »

Mate!

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….but when you’re faced with a 70-mile day with two snow-covered passes in remote Eastern OR, it seems you look to the locals for unlikely solutions. Jeff, a Halfway, Oregon chap, was our hero for the day who took us in his pick-up (that I had to practically rock climb to get into) over the sketchy passes…. Read more »

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My old and cherished pal from college, Barbie (now going by Barbara, but she’ll always be Barbie to me), didn’t hestitate to come on a bike tour with me even though she had never done it before. That’s Barbie for you.  She jumped right in. Here’s her first-time bike tour experience in her words. The… Read more »