Windigo Pass

We deliberated for quite a while over whether to follow this ‘alternative route’, a 30 mile gravel road over Windigo Pass, recommended by the ACA, but reviewed online by the cycle touring community as too rough for touring bikes. We wanted to check it out, but were not sure if it would still be clear…

The Storm

The Day Before The Storm It was a beautiful sunny day as we cycled out of Bend, up towards Mt Bachelor, The Sisters and Broken Top. We went for a short stroll out towards Green Lake and found some beautiful little waterfalls and rapids. We found a lovely spot to camp in amongst the trees,…

In search of hot springs

There’s nothing like a soak in a hot spring at the end of a day of cycle touring, but finding one can be a challenge. There are quite a few along the tectonic boundary in Western USA, so we were on the lookout on our ride south. Our first attempt was in Mt Rainier National…

​Sierra Cascades Cycle Touring Route

We seem to have found ourselves following one of the Adventure Cycling Association long distance routes, the Sierra Cascades, which roughly parallels the Pacific Crest Trail, America’s first through hike from the Canadian to Mexican border, with telltale stickers and bicycle friendly signs at various little shops and cafes along the way. I guess our…

Rainier

Riding out of Seattle we were joined by Cat for a few days out towards Mt Rainier, an introductory tour of sorts for her. We followed Cat’s excellent route choice out of the city along quiet residential streets and Lake Washington, onto a rail trail out into the countryside. The volcano popped up on the…