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Old 08-14-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Route Advice to Portland

I'm visiting Portland first week of September. I'm travelling up from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Temps are still pretty hot in-land in California so the plan is to stick coast side until I get to Oregon but I don't want to slab it up the 5 or 99 (unless there's good reason to). I don't have days to explore, unfortunately, so my question is what is interesting riding from the California State line to Portland?

The only thing I want to avoid is heat.

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Route Advice to Portland

I'm visiting Portland first week of September. I'm travelling up from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Temps are still pretty hot in-land in California so the plan is to stick coast side until I get to Oregon but I don't want to slab it up the 5 or 99 (unless there's good reason to). I don't have days to explore, unfortunately, so my question is what is interesting riding from the California State line to Portland?

The only thing I want to avoid is heat.

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What bike/how many days/how goaty do you think is still fun?....

This'll give you a few ideas to string together. Oregon Motorcyclist


There's a lot of this, if you've got the time.

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What bike/how many days/how goaty do you think is still fun?....

This'll give you a few ideas to string together. Oregon Motorcyclist


There's a lot of this, if you've got the time.


Tiger 1050 so no goat trails Probably a couple of days.
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Tiger 1050 so no goat trails Probably a couple of days.
So...how's this for a starter...

Crescent City/CA199* to the turnoff in Oregon near Wilderville, north to Merlin and then Wolf Creek. I-5 over the hump to the Glendale turnoff, then Cow Creek north to the freeway again at Tri-cities. Eventually turn off the freeway for good at OR 138, north on this one from Steamboat to Cottage Grove. -its all paved, some of the northern end is nice & swoopy. I rode it last week.

After that, The Aufderheide, McKenzie Pass, followed by the last leg into Portland.

When in season, the A&W in Oakridge has blackberry milkshakes.

* If it isn't too hot, take CA299/96/Waldo Road from Happy Camp over to O'Brien instead.

LARGE map of western Orygun. All the little squiggly blue/black lines are worth investigating.

http://www.oldguy.us/roads/or-west/detail-map.html
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #6
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GREAT suggestions by Tosh Togo!
Especially The Aufderheide and McKenzie Pass
I did those roads on my bicycle a few years ago and would love to go back and ride them on a motorcycle too
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