Great rides often include more than a destination and direct route, which is exactly what this one is about. Along with my report I hope others will chime in and add their reports as well. A number of us used the Barnacle Bistro Grand Opening for a hick off to Hells Canyon and Hells Canyon is being used as a kick off for the Triple T gathering. As my friend Dakez says ride, ride, ride. Here are ride reports done by others as they were headed to the Hells Canyon gathering: Steep & Rockie's report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473008 Mooglin's: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473366 Radioman's: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469024 G-Funk's: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10054483&postcount=574 Bauhausbiers http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10035842&postcount=560 Mr. Fishermans http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10043725&postcount=570 And on with the report: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> The Superbug is packed up and ready to roll. <o></o> Eastern Washington channeled scablands. <o></o> A bit of history along the way. <o></o> The Superbug stops to smell the roses. <o></o> Devils Canyon. North of Windust, WA. <o></o> Road to Goldendale, WA from Bickleton, WA <o></o> Above the Columbia Gorge on the Oregon side. <o></o> <o></o> More history <o></o> Fairbanks, OR <o></o> Loving the spring flowers. <o></o> Old Hwy 30. <o></o> I made an error in judgment about the tread left on my tires and decided to make a route change, head to Portland, and get tires. Ghostrunner and his lovely wife, Joey, took me to dinner at this great place. It was a Poor Farm at one time is now Edgefield Resort. It has it all: http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=3&id=56. Dakez also met us there and we ate on the patio, it was very lovely and the company was top of the line. <o></o> The next day I spent some quality time in Longview, WA getting tires replaced. These folks were great and went the extra mile to get me going again. <o></o> Went for a nice scenic ride. <o></o> Enjoyed the view <o></o> Visited a church <o></o> Met Loud Al for dinner at Rock Creek Tavern but I neglected to get pictures after he arrived. I always enjoy his company and I guess I got distracted. <o></o> The next day I was on the road again headed south for Gold Beach, OR. I found a field of white but I dont know whats being grown. <o></o> Made it to Gold Beach in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony. There are more ride reports, including some of mine, here: Linky <o></o> After a great weekend with friends I was on the road again. <o></o> There is much more to come.