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Oregon Outback 2018

2018-08-15 by Quinlan Pfifferoutsidechecklist

The Oregon Outback is something I’ve got kind of a history with. I tried it backward back in 2016, during winter, and failed it. There was a lot of snow, and dirt-touring in the winter is kind of brutal. In addition, when you go backwards you end up gaining a bunch of elevation instead of losing it, over the course of the ride. Add post-holing through snow in eastern Oregon and you end up with a recipe for low morale.


This was all stuff I wrote before the outback happened. Mostly a gear list, what to bring, make ore repair, that kind of thing.

  • Look for PVC cage things (are any left?)
  • Change grips
  • Nix Handlebar bag? Deadweight.
  • Add water bottle cages to fork
  • Actually fix framebag
  • Tubeless?


September 4th - 9th, 2018

Train departs PDX at 2:50PM and (hopefully) gets to klamath falls by 9:50PM. The ideal would be to get in and slam out 20-30 miles before sleeping on the trail somewhere.

Ride the outback.

Ride to the Dalles and take the greyhound back to PDX.

Gear Checklist

  • Karate Monkey, ofc
  • Framebag
    • Can opener
    • Toolkit
      • Pliers
      • Multitool
      • Tire Levers
      • Spare Chain Links
      • Pump
      • Spare Tube
      • Zipties
    • Food
    • Baby wipes/aquaphor
    • Filter
    • Spot tracker
  • Saddle Bag
    • Bivvy
    • Cooking Stuff
      • Stove
      • Bowl
      • Spork
      • Lighter
  • Handlebars
    • Bike Lights
      • Front and rear
    • Tent Poles
    • Quick access bag
      • Toothbrush/toothpaste
      • Ibuprofen
      • Salt Tablets
      • Water filter
      • Skratch Packets
      • Spot tracker
      • Knife
      • Headlamp
      • USB Battery
        • iPhone cable
        • Regular USB Cable
      • Solar Panel
      • Kindle
      • Aquaphor
    • Sleeping Bag
  • Gastank
    • Phone
    • Wallet
    • Keys
  • Unbagged/Misc.
    • Cycling GPS Thing
    • Two Water Bottles
    • Water Bladder
    • Clothing
      • Two Pairs Socks
      • Shirt
      • Shorts
      • Helmet
      • Sunglasses