They're being quiet about the route for a reason but going through Bend would add more miles than the schedule. I guess there's been a few near misses from folks riding along and not thinking that their new bike might stop and handle a little better.
I'll be riding down from Estacada. I'll be milling about since I don't know the area. If you see a lost looking guy on a red 1965 Ducati 250 with an ADV sticker, stop and holler at me.
Riding round the world on an old Ducati 250
Saving up for Round 3
Not Ted Simon since 1970 (tm)