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