Our friend Ron, from Austin, Texas, flew out to Portland to join us for a bicycle tour of the Columbia River Gorge.
Except, Ron did not have a bicycle.
We spent years meticulously researching gear and bicycles before we set out for this trip. Ron took a different approach.
He showed up in Portland with a duffle bag of clothes, tent, sleeping bag and a credit card. I met him at the downtown Portland REI store and an hour later, we rolled out the door on a new bike with panniers, on our way to Sarah’s cousin’s house.