Oddly enough , as a Touring destination or at least waypoint... sales of touring gear is sparse at best..
most folks have the full kit when they arrive .. so one 520 sits on the floor ... and any orders for LHT
would be placed on demand, but not stocked ..
mountain bike *** rack for elk season is stocked , though.
and fat bikes (with the rider's shellfish licence to go get their razorback clam limit) is a good seller, for beach riding.
Astoria .. 101 from WA crosses the bridge over the Columbia River .. the market place for all that stuff is Portland .
its not so near by a 2 hr drive. over the Coast range
where they have over half the population in the State, an REI and a bike shop, on most blocks //
I think there's 300.
here there's 1 bike shop and 4 microbreweries .. and lots of places to eat andDrink.. and a Maritime Museum .
motels and hotels.
Are there touring oriented stores in Portland? The only store I visited there was REI. Shipped our bike there and they built them for us.
Spinnaker - It looks like you must have found a decent day and made it out to Ambridge Bikes to look at the Jamis! Let me know if you get it and we can hook up for an early season ride. I have been getting very restless waiting for all of this snow to finally melt for good...
you may find some o the parts you need amongst the hundred + bike shops in metro Portland .Quote:
Are there touring oriented stores in Portland?
but a store focusing on travel is more likely selling suitcases and things for the air travel part of the trip .