I went for a ride today and here are some photos

Beer names! The one on the far right was weirdly spicy, and when I asked about it they realized they hadn’t flushed the line switching over from some weird habanero stout. So I got a fifth taster! Buzzed MUP crushing ensued.

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I’m kinda bummed. I’d like to try a place where I could write down things like grapefruit pine cone, smells like weed, Buffalo NY, and orange tic tac and get an assortment of beers.

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Did a 90 km gravelfondo today. I was faking it big time from about half way but got through. 140 folks turned up for two courses. 2600 metres climbing in mine. Was probably more MTB than gravel but I recall some of the gnarlier trails back from XC racing in the area in the 90s. The 43 mm gravel kings were in their element today. Their turdly sidewalls were great amongst the big rocks. 38 teeth on the front and 46 on the back meant that only blown legs and loose surface effected my climbing. Someone built a Chaise Lounge out of corflute at the top of the last checkpoint.

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They actually could have done that! There were probably 15-20 beers on tap, and most of them were pretty weird.

Not snowing in Portland – at least not yet – but it’s certainly cold enough for it.

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I just realised that having adobe creative suite at work, means I can also use it on my personal PC at home… so I have been trying to learn Premiere, over the last few days. Unfortunately my actual footage was pretty arse, and for a large part of it there was dust all over the lens so I had to max out the contrast to salvage anything at all. It was a free event which seemed to pull in a ton of folks from the local CX, MTB and Bikepacking scenes. Its a gravel event, so by nature its pretty boring, but the terrain was very challenging with the climbs and rocky surface.

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I went shopping for di2 parts to repair and resell, and took my fancy new old lens (depth of field; ∞) along for the ride:


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Doh. Must have killed that variant. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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22 mi, 21F, beer kind of stunk

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footage could be a lot worse!
if you ever have any premiere questions hmu
i [reluctantly] use it every day

Thanks for that, I am at a very basic level, I assume I could do a lot by getting my initial GoPro settings optimised to start with? I have a buddy who does a good job so I can always ask him before I get to your level of expertise.

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First enjoyable enjoyment ride of the year. Outdoors at least.

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I went out on saturday with my buddy armed with his field recording gear and a cellphone to try and get some recordings of the local Tieke or Saddlebacks.
They were extinct on the mainland but survived in a couple of small populations on some islands, now they are in our local trails, a few kms from my house.
Whenever I played a previously recorded call on my phone, they would come right up to check us out and call back.
I made up a couple of vids, see below. I had a short ride on my buddys Cherubim and it sure as hell felt nice. (Thats him in front in the second vid). He was running the Runny Arse Juniper ridges in 650B.
On the sunday I went out and joined the local trail builders who built the trail in the 2nd video, its still not finished. After 2 hours I reckon I had done about 1 metre of crude trail. Craft beer and sausages as a reward tho! As well as cool trails of course.

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Yesterday was my first time on the Crown Zellerbach trail.


Milky Nehalem river

I saw a herd of elk, but I didn’t want to take my eyes off the 3 bucks at the rear to get my phone out.

Riding new zones always triggers my anxiety, but I felt like this was a smarter decision than doing Smoke Ranch.

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Did you do the entire trail, including the (what used to be; maybe the trail has been improved on the west side of the Nehalem divide) funky parts at the west end?

I think so. I took it all the way out from Scappoose where it forked outside of Pittsburgh. I followed a road that paralleled the natural gas pipeline until it ended at 47. It was pretty desolate back there. That’s actually where I saw the elk. Then when I got outside Vernonia, I went back over the hike-a-bike that shows up on the trail maps. That was a soupy mess.

I was going for a metric century, but came up short at 55 mi in 5.5 hrs.

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