Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Twelve

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We returned to the condo, had a snack, and then set out for the Old Idaho Penitentiary, about fifteen minutes away.  Parking was available in a small lot not far from the entrance to this imposing structure and so grabbing the camera, we set out for what would be […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eleven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 After that first cold beer which tasted pretty good after our long day, we unloaded the car, got settled in, enjoyed another brew, and then walked across the street to Highlands Hollow Brew Pub for dinner.  Originally opened as the Brass Lamp (“Mother Lamp #2”) by Rod “Toad’ Davidson, […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Ten

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We started around 8 am the next morning by loading our bikes into a trailer for transport to the Route of the Hiawatha trailhead, and then climbed into an old school bus for our shuttle there as well.  During its time, this trail was also known as one of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Nine

June 24 – July 26, 2021 With a three-hour drive to the midafternoon start of the bike tour in Heyburn State Park just outside of Plummer, Idaho, we hung out in the room until checkout at noon.  Plummer is the largest city within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and knowing we had a busy last day […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eight

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Our drive to Richland, Washington the next day would take a little less than six hours, meaning we didn’t have to rush out of camp early in the morning.  Heir Angst had recommended that we stop along the way to check out the Stonehenge Memorial just off the I-84.  […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Seven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Finished with our snack, we drove the Highway 101 causeway across Young’s Bay and entered Astoria proper, ready for another full afternoon.  Our primary stop that afternoon would be the Flavel House Museum, built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Six

June 24 – July 26, 2021 The Tillamook Creamery is just off the highway as you run through town, a new facility that opened in 2018 and now hosts over 1.3 million tourists each year.  Visitors can learn about the cheesemaking, cheese packaging, and the ice cream-making processes from a viewing gallery over the main […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Five

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Our one full day in Waldport would be spent pursuing those activities that mean a lot to us and no, that isn’t drinking beer.  Joanna would drive south on the 101 past the Sea Lion Caves to C&M Stables for her appointment an equestrian ramble to the beach and […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Two

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Leaving the smokejumpers museum, we cruised back to Cave Junction for lunch at Taylor’s Sausage, a regular stop for us each time we visit the area.  Although they feature an extensive menu of eat in and to go items, we always land on the same couple of options, usually […]

Hot Springs 2021, Part Five

May 13 – 24, 2021 Our next day in Henderson would be a full one, starting with dropping off the BMW at the dealer to replace a burned-out driving light.  Leaving it until later in the day, we all made our way to one of the highlights of the weekend, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart. It […]