By Buck Olen
I know I am bike touring when a third of my thoughts are about what I will be eating next.
I know I am bike touring when half of what I say is about food.
I know I am bike touring when the biggest problem at the end of a long day is finding the right spot to re-stock supplies.
I know I am bike touring when the second biggest problem at the end of the day is finding room in my paniers for all the food I have purchased.
I know I am bike touring when an apple is not just an apple, but the most amazing flavor experience I can recall!
By Becca Rose
Boondocking: [boon-dock-ing]. Verb;1.) the art of camping in an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, as a backwoods, clear-cut, old logging road, side of a freeway or marsh with no infrastructure, electricity, hook-ups, bathrooms, showers, etc. 2.) the best uncharted camping while bike touring you'll find. 3.) generally, illegal.
Synonyms2. back country, backwoods, provinces; boonies, sticks; fun, adventure.
By Buck Olen
Day three touring through Northern California's Lost Coast, heading South, left pavement a day and a half ago. There were three climbs in the Northern section, all paved, all above seventeen percent grade! Enjoyed lunch on the beach, after the first two climbs drop to water at the Western most point in the continental U.S., Cape Mendocino.
In the company of trees, birds, and a few bears. The leaves whistle and crackle in the wind, stopping when the scene compels me, never to far from the bike.
By Buck Olen
When bike touring it is very important to be prepared. One must be able to carry all the supplies one needs to live out on the road, not only food and water, but camping gear like sleeping bag and tent is absolutely critical... Of course when you come across free access to shelter, like the protection of an out of use bridge in the Columbia River Gorge. There is no question... don't set the tent up, enjoy the daylight you have left, and get to swimming!
CCC can put up your posters for your event. We are Eugene's premier postering and flyering service. Get noticed!
We will have your posters up within 4 full business days of receiving them. If you would like your posters up faster than this we can do this but the price per poster will increase. We recommend that you get us your posters at least 1 - 2 weeks before your event so that people have a chance to see your poster before your event happens.
If you have specific locations that you would like your posters put up at please include a detailed list of all the locations that are required for the posters to be put up at. We will attempt to put your posters at all the locations you request but some locations will not put up a poster that includes an event that conflicts with one of their event times, or is part of a competing business.
We do not encourage small runs of posters because we have found that the most effective method to get the word out about events and businesses is to blanket an area with lots of posters. Repeated viewing by people who are interested in what you are displaying is the key to getting people interested. This is the general guidelines of how many poster we recommend getting us for each area:
Campus: 75 - 100
Downtown: 100 - 150
Whiteaker: 75 - 100
South Eugene: 75 - 100
West Jefferson: 75 - 100
Friendly St: 50 -75
We will put your posters up but we can’t control who pulls them down. We are not responsible for maintaining that your posters remain up, or on top of the other posters on the bulletin boards. For maximum effectiveness please think about doing a couple postering waves before your event. Have us put up a large run of posters 2 weeks before the event, then have us put up a smaller run of posters a week before the event to maintain your position on the bulletin boards and utility poles. If you need posters distributed to areas other than those listed above, please send us an email with details and we can discuss options.
Rebecca Rose has lived, bike toured, raced and obtained higher education throughout the Cascadian region for the last decade.
Buck Olen has worked as a custom bicycle frame builder for 10 years. Living and touring extensively in the Cascadian region of the U.S., he has worked for such companies as Co-Motion, Chris King and Bike Friday.
Anthony H. Ainsworth is the marketing manager for the CCC and avid cyclist.