In June 2011 I turned 50. Since I am getting older, I feel that I should slow down and enjoy my bike rides more. So I will being doing more solo riding and touring that will give me the time to just ride and enjoy.

The purpose of this blog is to share my ride 'events', insights and experiences with others.

Enjoy my blog and hopefully you will get something out of it that will benefit your own riding.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review: Oregon Coast Solo Trip

Did not complete the ride as I had planned.  Actually only made 2 1/2 days.  Don't know why my knees were bothering me so much on this ride.  I had done the Gorge ride two weeks earlier with no issues at all, same bike, same trailer and basically the same gear.  Maybe I need to do more training.

So I am planning for the same ride again next year.  This is on my bucket list so it is really something that I want to complete.  Somethings I am thinking of doing differently.

  • Don't start with an 80 mile ride on day one.
  • Plan for 40-50 days to allow for more time to sight see and enjoy the ride.
  • Plan camp sites to be closer to cities or shortly after.
  • Make sure bike is complete tuned, go over everything.


  1. Hope your knee's are better. I agree with your changes for next year. I know you like the trailer, but you know I go much lighter on weight and skip the cooking gear. There's too much food available at restaurants to carry pots and pans and stoves IMO. I camp I just don't cook. You'll get'm next year.


  2. Hi Brent..
    Are you going to attempt your Oregon ride again this year..?


  3. Yes, I will be attempting my trip again this year. I am planning for an early august trip. I hope this gives me more time to get conditioned for the long ride.