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Final config for the Oregon Outback:

Salsa Vaya (forked rake modified 2cm for low trail)
Stans Crest 650b to X9 rear, Son28 dyno front
Kenda Karma Tires (center knobs shaved)
TRP Spyre SLC Disc Brakes
Campagnolo Chorus UT cranks (50/34)
SRAM X0 Type2 Rear Der
PG1070 11-32 cassette
Campagnolo Record 10sp shifters
Campagnolo Chorus Front Der
Moots Seat Post
FSA Cockpit
Selle Anatomica X saddle
B&M Luxos U front light, Seculite rear
Haulin Colin Front Rack
Salsa Low Riders
Caradice Bagman rear bag support
Swift Industries Bags (Large Ozzette front, XL Zeitgiest Rear, Prototype Lightweight Front Panniers)

wish me luck!

My bakery finally has some cycling swag.

these caps where hand made by double darn down in portland.

if you’re in seattle, just stop by the shop and pick one up for $32

need one mailed to you? i might be persuaded….

a wet weekend for alot of the fleche riders in seattle.

Testing out my super fully loaded rig for Oregon Outback by riding up Taylor Mountain.

My bike weighed in at 65lbs. i was and am exhausted.

Now i will try to cut many many many lbs off this.

riding downtown seattle, eating downtown food

My Favorite Roads in Seattle: The Chief Sealth Trail

Under a canopy of electrical cables, this short but fun little trail that winds through the Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley neighborhoods.

There are plenty of twisty little climbs or descents — depending on which way you are riding it.

Chief Sealth (also known as Chief Seattle) was the Chief of the Duwamish Tribe and obviously is where Seattle got its name.

Airport Way; Seattle
One of my LEAST favorite roads in the entire city. 

Airport Way; Seattle

One of my LEAST favorite roads in the entire city. 

when do you decide enough is enough?

when do you decide enough is enough?

My Favorite Roads in Seattle: The Bum Trail

The Bum Trail has many names: The Jungle, The Bungle, The Beacon Hill Green Space……  but the name that most people know it as is The Jungle.

It is very illegal to ride your bike in here, very illegal to camp and/or live in here — all of which happen.

The “road” is pretty rough, so the bigger your tire, the better.  Once you’re through the green space, you are dumped under I-5 with cars mere feet above.