Portlan


Portlan Beckman
I am kicking off an interview series called, “Everyday Bike Tourists”, where I interview everyday people who decided to get out there and bike tour. My first interview is with Portlan Beckman, a special education teacher who resides in San Diego. We crossed paths during our Pacific Coast bike tour in 2014 near Florence, Oregon. […]

Interview: Portlan Beckman (Video)   Recently updated !


Vlog 12: Hello, San Diego!
I spent the weekend of November 8th and 9th in San Diego after the National Bicycle Tourism Conference. I went to my first CicloSDias in the Hillcrest area with my buddy Portlan. We explore the 2.5 miles a few times and saw some interesting things on the way. Here’s the vlog that documents the end of […]

Vlog 12: Hello, San Diego!   Recently updated !


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Here you are sitting at home, planning your next bicycle tour.  You’re making or reviewing your list of things to bring on the trip.  Camping gear ready – check.  Clothes all sorted – check.  If you’re Type A, you’ve got lists for your list, and you are certain to have everything accounted for.  On your […]

10 Important Things To Bring on a Bicycle Tour



Thanks to Darcy & Matt for hosting 2
Our only hot day of the trip as we leave the coastal route and head into the town of Petaluma and eventually into San Rafael for a warm showers host who happened to be a friend I met through Adventure Cycling Association’s LTC training.  It was a long day of grinding through hills, enjoying tailwinds, […]

Day 31: Summer Time (Bodega Bay Dunes State Park to ...   Recently updated !


Can you spot the seal?
My body finally felt fatigued as I pedaled out of camp in the morning with Sang Hyun. We had tailwind but that was not very helpful as we rolled through the 68 miles to our next camp ground. A good break got us going as we battled the Sonoma Coast climbs and came up to […]

Day 30: Fatigued (Manchester KOA to Bodega Bay Dunes State ...   Recently updated !


Our group of 2 became a group of 4 today as said good-bye to Yves and Linda (the French Canadian couple) and rolled into town for a big breakfast at Dennys. Portlan and Roberto left the both of us after breakfast a few minutes earlier but we later reconvened. The ride turned out to be […]

Day 29: Blown In (Mackericher State Park to Manchester KOA)   Recently updated !



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We were joined by Portlan on today’s ride from Elk Prairie campgrounds down to the Eureka KOA. Portlan normally leaves earlier than any of us to get into camp first. He had been successful a few times this week and thought he was ready to ride with us into our next destination. He did a […]

Day 24: Traveling by Three (Elk Prairie State Park to ...   Recently updated !