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...for @Dirtyhip, @Dottie, and even @dennis (the Triple D's!!!!!) at this un-meeting.  Really, Portland isn't too far from you all, is it?

We’re looking forward to this year’s Bicycle Quarterly Un-Meeting – our annual get-together to share the joy of riding off the beaten path. It’s not an organized event – we just publish a date and time, and everybody is welcome to join. There are no fees, no registrations, and no services are provided.

The photos here are from last year’s Un-Meeting, when we spent a great two days along the Hood Canal and in the Tahuya Hills. This year, we’ll meet near Portland for another weekend of riding. Here are the details:

  • When: Sept. 14, 2019, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Stub Stewart State Park, Buxton, OR 97109
  • What: Rides from 40 to 70 miles (65 – 110 km)

Stub Stewart State Park is 15 miles (24 km) from the end of Hillsboro MAX rail line, so it’s easy to reach from Portland. (And Portland is at the intersection of several Amtrak lines, so it’s easy to reach by train, plus there is an airport, too.)

On Saturday, we’ll start the day by riding together to the Black Iron Coffee House in Vernonia for breakfast. From there, we’ll have several route options that include pavement, gravel and dirt. We’ll publish details about the routes in the coming weeks.

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That actually looks like it could be my kind of riding.  I like the path of the less traveled.  But I'm out of shape and I don't do group rides.  I ride solo or with another person.  I tend to isolate.

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Also, I'm not driving 3 hours to go bike riding unless I'm targeting it as a vacation.  And staying in Portland -- while not a bad idea -- is not on my short lists of places to go visit on vacation.  I prefer to get out of the urban areas.  Jabeeesuz, do I have to explain everything to you??  😗

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4 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

No, you don't stay in Portland! It's "easy to reach from Portland."  If you stay in Portland, you'll miss the ride altogether!

Ok, then, I've been all throughout the surrounding area and unless you're heading east into the Cascades, or north along the Columbia, or west out toward the coast, or travel south down through the Willamette -- it's no good.

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17 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Road ride? 

Good mountainbiking in the area. We have a trip for that weekend...Umpqua river trail. Camping and mountain biking.

A mix of asphalt (mainly), gravel, & fireroads, and asphalt with the central theme more around bikepacking for the most part.  The 2018 ride was up near Bremerton WA.  This 2019 one is down by Portland.

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