Hey Everybody, my name's Ron and I'm from Portland, OR. I've been riding for a good number of years now. I even spent a few years trying to make a living in the bicycle business. Nowadays I'm a La-Z-Boy salesman and father of two that rides when he can.
My stable consists of only two bicycles. My mountain bike is a Bontrager Titanium that has a hand picked (scrounged) set of parts. I'm a firm believer Mr. Bontrager's frame building ideas and am a hardtail rider tried and true! I spent a season or two on a full suspension bike but returned to the hardtail and never looked back.
My other bike is a Koga-Miyata World Traveller. I bought a bare frame and have built this one up fairly traditionally with bar-end shifters and cantilevers. I use Ritchey Cyclocross tires and ride this bike everywhere! It's my road bike, my commuter bike and I just love riding it on trails too!
There are too many good trails in the PNW to list a favorite but I'd have to say my favorites are: The Molalla trail network at the Hardy Creek Trailhead, Surveyors Ridge/Dog River, and the Lewis River Trail. My most ridden trail would have to be Powell Butte in SE Portland.
Being a retail slave, I mostly ride during the week, especially on tuesday and wednesday. If you're interested in going for a trail ride on one of those days, give me a post!