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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.
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Well, I survived the rain and didn't get wet.
I learned to put on the rain suit BEFORE the rain starts.
And it didn't rain that night so my tent stayed dry.
I am looking at good weather for the next week so its time to enjoy the blue skies and have some FUN!
Here's some more pictures
The Lost Coast (north of Fort Bragg.......where the pavement ends and the fun begins)
My camp spot along the lonely road to Petrolla along side of the road. I was able to sneak my bike around the barricade and snag this spot all to myself that night
The bumpy road in to Petrolla
I look at others blogs. And I have spoken to others that have done the same trip to Alaska. It seems that most people rush up there and rush back and miss the journey along the way. I am doing the opposite. The whole point of my trip is not just to say I did it and strike Alaska off my bucket list. It is to see this beautiful country from off the saddle of my motorcycle.
I have been traveling for over a week now and just crossed in to Oregon from my home in So Cal. !500 miles so far. I have been taking routes that I am sure no other person has gone on their way to Alaska. I want to make sure I don't miss anything along the way. And get off the interstate.
I have the time.
I am not rich by any means.
I am camping and staying with friends along the way. I am hoping to meet some new friends so I don't wear out my tent.
Enjoy the ride
Enjoy the journey
Enjoy the adventure
I jumped off of Interstate 5 as I was tired of getting stuck behind RV's and semi trucks pulling 3 trailers. I found this little beauty of a road heading north
Here's another shot
And after riding for an hour on these back roads, here's is what I came to. I found another way out but it involved a lot of searching. And I was down to my last gallon of gas
Feeling small next to my big bike and trees
Wine tasting in Willamette Valley, Oregon
Golfing with my brother
Hey Ed, Nice pictures! Remember, it's not raining on you, it's just raining.
Looks like we will be doing some ADV'ing in Argentina when we go... The better half wants to do some exploring, too bad you won't be there at the same time.
Keep the shiny side up:).
Looks like a great ride so far, rain is unfortunate, but dont let it get you down.
For me anyway, the key to surviving rain is staying warm. I think even the best gear I've had ends up with a few trickles down the neck or in your crotch so I put on my electric vest if it looks like more that a brief squall.
I left out of Prescott one time in a terrible rain thinking it would clear up but didn't. The rain was pouring into my suit. After 20 miles I realized I was shivering. On went the Widder and the grip warmers on high...15 minutes later my attitude was transformed...ended up making Gallup and feeling good enough for a nice dinner (too bad I was in Gallup?!).
Domaine Drouhin Winery
Penner Ash Winery
Hike to South Silver Falls
Standing on the log over the waterfall
Sunset on Mt Hood
Standing on the edge of a 600 foot waterfall
Hanging my feet off the edge
Columbia River Gorge
Beautiful Marghill Winery on the Columbi River
One of my favorite stops.....Kiona Winery in Red Mountain
Wine tasting with Christophe Hedges at Hedges Winery.......probably the best wines I have had so far A MUST STOP!!!
Whoops! Left my lights on and drained my battery. And it would not bump start. So here is Marilyn with Fidelitas Winery and her Honda jump starting my BMW
Every night I search for a place to sleep. I hardly ever go to the busy and noisy (and sometimes expensive) campgrounds where kids are screaming and your squeezed together. So I went looking for a place to sleep on the Yakima River and found this abandoned house
Here is wht it looked like on the inside. I put my tent up because there were lots of bugs crawling and flying around
On the walls there was some neo nazi grafifiti so I changed it up a bit just to piss them off
Here's a view of the "house" on the Yakima River
While hanging out at my abandoned house, I watched a guy go by kayaking on the Yakima River and it looked like so much fun. So it the morning, I called Rill Adventures 509 964 2520 and got on the River in a kayak. A must do if you are in the area. And a bargain too!
Nice shot of one of the many dams on the Columbia River
That is an epic camp pic! Enjoying your report so far. Thanks for visiting our "sunny" State of Oregon. The wines here are pretty good, but so are the whines...