Web-log archive: 2021

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Rainstorm moving over Tillamook Head
2021-10-05

October 4, 1995

I remember October 4, 1995 (2 months after moving to Oregon) as The Day It Started Raining For Seven Continuous Months

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2021-09-11

On this day twenty years ago

I have never bothered to record my memories of that day until today. Time has worn the memories smooth like river pebbles. They no longer cohere. I should have written this down, then.

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view toward Mt. Jefferson in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness
2021-08-31

The Bull of the Woods

The Bull Complex fire is burning through the route of one of our favorite backpacking trips

2021-08-15

24mpg

The cars get bigger and fancier and faster and safer but they stay exactly the same

2021-08-06

Farm roads

I grew up on a gravel road, and that’s still my favorite kind of road, and my favorite kind of landscape

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2021-07-18

Backpacking with kids 🏕

I have many regrets but one of my biggest is that we didn’t start backpacking with our kids sooner

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2021-06-28

Heat Dome

No one asked but here’s my system for keeping a house cool in hot weather with minimal A/C

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Velodrome info center and leaderboard
2021-02-28

Last Date At the Dairy

I allowed myself one last pity ride through Alpenrose after hearing the news. I regret every race I declined here. I regret that the only...

2021-02-07

The highest point(s) in Portland

Council Crest is widely reputed to be the highest point in Portland. It isn’t. Today I rode to the places that are higher.

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2021-01-30

2020 never happened

It’s not so much that I keep forgetting oh it’s 2021 now, isn’t it, as that I’m not entirely sure 2020 happened at all.