Cycle Blog

I was a late adopter to road cycling. Bob Cortright kept encouraging me to join him, even going so far as to give me access to his growing bike collection. The thought of crashing, falling to the pavement was a deal killer for me. Not interested.

Circumstances change, however, and so were my concerns. It was 2010 and my knees told me running was no longer possible. I also was entranced while watching the Tour de France from the comfort of my TV couch as it sped through Medieval towns in southern France. This could be fun, I thought.

Bob brought over a Bianchi bike and we headed out on my first ride, a 35-mile loop into Oregon’s wine-and-hops country. I was sore and dead tired by the end of the day, but I loved it. I was hooked.

That was 2010. I have thousands of miles under me and I’ve not yet laid down a bike at high speed.

I’ve also married my love of riding with my love of writing. I write about travel and cycle tourism for magazines and websites. Now, with these web pages, I offer those articles and more. My goal here is to showcase the routes I like to ride, destinations I’d like to revisit.

I hope you enjoy them.

 

 

 

 


 

Ride Italy

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Ride California

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Ride Oregon

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