Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bikepacking the Oregon Outback....BikePortland's Creator's Gear!

This is a cut and paste from by Johnathan Maus.  I've just reposted the first two pictures and bit of text as a teaser to get you to click on it and see the whole thing over at  Hopefully, he won't mind the plug.'s a great write up so be sure to check it out!

The gear that got me through the Oregon Outback

Posted by on June 16th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Outback packing shot
Everything except the bike (and my phone, which I took the photo with).
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

I had no idea what to expect before riding 505 miles in three days on the Oregon Outback last month. What I did know is that whatever happened, I’d count on my gear to help get me through it.

I also knew that if the ride wasn’t destined to go well, I hoped it’d be due to things (mostly) out of my control — like mechanical or physical mishaps, crazy weather, route problems, and so on. Thank goodness I was lucky. Pretty much everything went smoothly. I was also very fortunate to have used excellent gear that I can now confidently recommend if you are headed out on an adventure of your own.

Below are a few photos and my thoughts on the gear that helped get me through the Outback — from the first mile to the last — with a smile on my face…

The Bike
Outback to Portland - 104 of 137.jpg
Salsa Cycles Vaya built up by 21st Avenue Bicycles.

***So be sure to check out the rest of the write up over at***

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