Ride to Camp – Camp to Ride

Throwback Thursday: Beaver Creek Run Part 3

Beaver Creek Run Part 3 It was early afternoon  but it seemed much later. The sky was dark and the clouds came right down to the pavement in torrents. Water streamed across every flat surface, cold and black and dirty. When we got to Corvallis we stopped at a...

read more

Throwback Thursday: Beaver Creek Run Part 2

Beaver Creek Run Part 2                   Just before Seal Rock, we turned left onto Beaver Creek Road. We rode several miles up into the hills before we came to the farm where the party was.  A steep muddy driveway led from the road into 10 acres of wet pasture. You...

read more

Spotted from the truck

            Mike and I were out poking around the forest with my dogs Sunday. We found one good chanterelle, some witches butter and a bunch of soggy mush. Snow level in the Columbia Gorge has dipped below 2000'. We stumbled into some sort of Forest Service study...

read more

Winter Traction – The Bacon Tour

These videos are part of a series documenting the 2010 Bacon Tour see them all at Adventure Sidecar on Vimeo            We spent the weekend driving on ice in the mountains east of Hood River. Mr. Cob had a two wheel drive Ural with machine screws driven into the...

read more

Throwback Thursday: Beaver Creek Run Part 1

Beaver Creek Run Part 1       Howard and I had spent all winter working on our bikes. They both had fresh paint and new tires. Howard installed a new magneto in his Triumph and hand fashioned stainless steel fender struts and a sissy bar. I had a shop in Portland...

read more

Too Hot

    A question which often comes up when talking about driving sidecars is: “What do I do if I get into a corner too hot?” If you have been on any of the chat forums discussing sidecars sooner or later you will come across a long thread discussing this question....

read more

Serving My Corporate Masters

Originally published in Hack’d Magazine Volume 14, #3 Winter                In 1997 I was employed as a private contractor for Portamedic and several other companies which specialized in collecting data for big insurance companies.  I served my corporate masters by...

read more

Travails with Travois

5/2/16 Dear Robert, I trust you had a safe drive back to Salem and were rewarded with a warm welcome home. How are you feeling today? I woke up a little sore, mostly in the back and shoulders, but a half hour in the hot tub and a couple of aspirin put that right....

read more

Deadman’s Lake

You would have liked it. It was steep. It was steeper than Ruckle Ridge, steeper than Herman Creek, steeper than Wind Mountain. Steeper than any trail you've likely been on. It wasn't a casual "I need to take a break now" sort of steep, it was seriously steep. I mean,...

read more
%d bloggers like this: