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Surly 650b Trucker Hott Stuff!


What happens when no one makes the bike you want? Make it yourself. This custom built Surly Disc Trucker evolved from a conversation in the shop about how much the 26″ wheeled Truckers would be with some big 650 wheels

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Oregon Bikepacking – from the producers of VeloDirt

We’ve been big supporters of Donnie and VeloDirt for more than a few years, and we’re stoked to see his new project come to life. is a free online guide book and knowledge compendium for anyone wanting the lowdown

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Do the Things You Want to Do

There were some  beautiful views looking north along lower Trout Creek.

Donnie from Velodirt and I were invited to give a bikepacking presentation at the Northwest Trail Alliance‘s monthly meeting. The slideshow and talk were great but one thing stood out to me during the Q+A session: an abundance of tough

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Inspiration – Lori and Jacqueline’s TransAmerica Bike Ride


Our friend Jacqueline and her childhood pal Lori set off for Portland from the East Coast at the beginning May, and they’ve been documenting their cross-country ride at Check out their blog, hopefully it will help inspire you to

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The Oregon Outback 2014 – Nick’s ride


As soon as I saw Donnie and Gabe’s pictures from their Outback scouting trip last year I knew I’d be at the starting line for the event. I’ve done a bit of bikepacking and plenty of long rides, but 360

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Your Favorite Shop- now Slingin’ Swobos


When we heard that Swobo bikes were coming back, we couldn’t say no to picking up another line of bikes. You may have noticed a theme with the bikes we’re stocking these days…Surly, Specialized, Salsa. So obviously we’d pick up

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Happy Springtimes! We Made a New Video!

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divide 2

                I’m not much of a cyclist. Don’t get me wrong, I love riding bikes! It’s clearly the best way to get around. I don’t think that is something that is debatable on this site.      I had a stint

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My new favorite 3 hour ride.


In the never-ending quest to keep the west hills interesting I’m always racking my brain for the best combination of roads to keep things fun and to get the most bang-for-buck out of a ride, especially when time is limited.

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