Ellie and I decided to spend the weekend at the Suttle Lodge in in the Deschutes National Forest, It sounded like pristine area to explore by bike. Built a route went out to see if I could make it happen.
Nothing like going out early AF to ride around in some toxic industrial terrain in the pouring rain with 3 solid dudes. Also some insights on gloves and the fender flap experience continues.
The Hell of the North. Omtm.cc first ride of the 2018 season. While this ride was not the biggest in millage and elevation it packs a punch specifically because it is in nestled right in to the the cold dead heart of Old Man Winter.
Solid crew, great terrain couldn’t ask for much more.
Prepping up for OMTM’s first Ride of the season: The Hell of the North V3. Social Gravel “training” ride with the friends on the Titanium Stinner Frameworks Gravel bike. Plus changing tires from Compass switchback hills to Ritchey Shield 2.1” on the 650b Adventure machine: Ritchey Ascent.
After 2 days of Permanent Markings at Golden Saddle Cyclrey I Shred the light with Kyle Kelley and Dermy. There is no shortage of climbs in Hollywood. Those high highs and Low lows.
Plus a recap from the Permanent marking west coast tour.
Permanent Marking Portland:
Break down of the new Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS bike computer. I test this thing out on a cold rainy day into some unknown deep cuts…..yikes.
I talked the homie Matt Reyes into going on his first Gravel ride…ever!
Matt is a full on fixed gear freestyle ripper...Here
I had the honor of taking Matt out with blind faith on his first dirt foray into the abyss. He did great considering he climbed and did more miles then he does in a month.
There are also a few “Tips for going on a long bike ride” in the episode as well. For those of you who are just starting out.
Booking for Permark tour..Here
Back in the summer of 17’ I decided to take the Ascent out for a Gravel Ramble to see if I could link together some epic gravel roads. This proved to me more challenging then expected.
Inspired by the Constant ‘Off Course’ alert on my Garmin, I found it fitting to build this into a graphic that others would appreciate. This Alert is an indication that tings are about to get wild. Better or worse your going to have a memorable ride.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
Off Course T shirt: HERE
Fergus and I head to Quincy CA to test out the All New Ritchey Outback at this years Grindruo Event. First Look at the Outback, Shenanigans, Gravel and MORE!
The Mantra of the trip was ‘Will Travel For Gravel’
I ended up designing a graphic to go along with this message.
Will Travel for Gravel Graphic Here.
Prepping for the Grinduro with Coach Dolinsky. The Art Haus is finished! Time to put it to work.
Im celebrating with the release of a new sheet of light bulbs for Permanent Marking!
If your interested in getting a light bulbs or a custom commotion piece
Send an email:
info( at )dustinklein.com
Solo shred through forest fire smoke on the new Ritchey Skyline saddle. Then it was all about the Sweet Leaf. Botanical Ben came through and helped build a hoop house to protect the plants before the heavy rains started. Inspired by the event and growing my own medicine I drew up a ‘Normalize Cannabis’ graphic which I felt needed to be in the world. Live what you believe.
Normalize Cannabis T:
The powerful act of permanently marking ones own body!
Sean Dolinsky, Lucas Strain and I shred up and down Larch mountain. Did I mention Lucas did it on a track bike, coming off of a 600+ mile week…WTF?!