Oregon sure is an awesome place. Everything awesome requires getting up so early.
Bellingham, WA: what an amazing place. Right on the water and right in the mountains. I road two main places, Galbraith Mountain and the Chuckanuts. Chuckanut had the best views, and Galbraith had the best riding. The rides started and ended in town, where you can really have a good feeling about the 'mountain-town' vibe. It just felt right. After the mist clears, the adventure seems to start right at the town's doorstep, and Mt. Baker looks bigger than the rest of the Cascades do from other towns because Baker is just that close. The trails were overall in great condition and well marked. The flowy and bermy ribbons seemed to forever roll off of their spools. It was an all-mountain rider's dream. Fun up, down and along the topo lines. It seemed like the single-track always connected to another piece of solid single-track.
The obligatory edit. Hope you like it.
My friend Jesse and I made a successful summit pitch of Mt. Hood this past weekend at 11,250 ft. (3,429 m). We had a classic alpine start, heading up at 3:00 am, and we summited around 10:00 am. It was clear skies and sunny which made for a super fun and memorable bid.
Oakridge is a spectacular, under the radar mountain biking spot in Oregon. You get great views of the Cascades and no crowds. The picture on the right is close to the top of the trail network on the ascent. Oakridge is just one of those Oregon Shangri-Las where you leave right from town and ride all day in uninterrupted singletrack and just get dumped from the trail right back in town. The picture below is an epic example of some of Oakridge's machine groomed trails, and the two below that are some of the lower elevation, hand groomed trails.
Mt. Bachelor got blanketed with 20 inches of snow last weekend, so there was a good showing from the Bend community in the Bachelor/Tumalo backcountry. The roads were so bad I did not get on the snow until 2pm but that makes for some nice lighting especially in these short winter days. Don't forget to set it to 1080p when you check it out. The snow was mashed potatoes and extremely heavy but can't complain in mid-November.
This is a mountain biking video Josh and I put together, Josh did all of the riding, I did the filming and editing. We wanted to keep the whole thing raw to give a solid feel of what biking the trails around Corvallis, OR are like. So if you set your volume as loud as you can, remember to set it to 1080p HD and make the video full screen, it will give you a good taste.
Greece was a mystical land that brought to mind the Greek myths and epic stories of the classical Mediterranean. We were on the Island of Santorini and the lesser known Folegandros, eating our share of Feta and olives.
Hi, I'm Nilo. Living in Oregon I mostly enjoy sports by the season. Summer is mountain biking, kayaking and climbing. Fall is kayaking and surfing. Winter is skiing and backcountry skiing. Spring is kayaking and late skiing. All with some traveling thrown in there