25 Adventures

  • November 4, 2010
  • 9 photos
Yellow Mist

I ride alongside river mist made molten by winter’s morning sun past sites once famous, the destination for thousands, now almost forgotten.

  • November 2, 2010
  • 4 photos
November Oranges

Another day of work, another day to ride. I stop in the place I often do along the river bank where it’s just me, leaves and water, and memories of summer revelers lining up to swing from a frayed rope into the river.

  • October 16, 2010
  • 61 photos
Sleeping on the Shore of Louie Lake

Ryan puts out a late season invitation for a night along the beautiful Louie Lake. About five of us answer the call to ride a couple hours north and climb the rocky trail to the lake’s edge where we sit around a fire and tell stories of old rides. After a wet and windy night we ride autumn-colored backroads by Yellow Pine to home.

  • August 5, 2010
  • 14 photos
Three National Forests Part 1:Boise

We would see our highest recorded temperature and altitude on the motorcycle during our three days around the Stanley area. When plans to be at the Stanley Stomp Rally didn’t pan out, I thought the Stanley area would still be a nice August destination.

  • June 19, 2010
  • 27 photos
Wallowa Valley Rally Part 3:Ryan Ride

Several rides were planned for Saturday depending on interest and riding style. Jessica and I had made no plans. Finding ourselves stumbling around with coffee cups early in the morning, we fell in with the “Steep and Rocky” crew who were trying to get an early start at a technical route. We were assured we’d probably be fine two-up. Perfect.

  • June 18, 2010
  • 24 photos
Wallowa Valley Rally Part 1:Getting There

Jessica and I talked a few months earlier about joining Pacific Northwest adventure riders in Enterprise, Oregon near Hells Canyon for the fourth annual weekend of riding and camaraderie organized by Sherry, ADVrider “Ladybug.” But somehow the plan didn’t make its way onto our ride calendar. When we realized it was the next week, we scrambled to arrange time off from work and babysitting for our two-year-old. We weren’t positive we’d be able to go until nearly the day of departure. Planning the adventure was itself an adventure!