California to Oregon (Portland)

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  1. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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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.

    Thanks
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  2. Tosh Togo

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

    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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  3. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :thumb

    Tiger 1050 so no goat trails :D Probably a couple of days.
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  4. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    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. :D

    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. :wink:

    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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  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    I can't thank you enough :thumb
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  6. Crash Clay

    Crash Clay Adventurer

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    GREAT suggestions by Tosh Togo!
    Especially The Aufderheide and McKenzie Pass :clap:clap:clap:clap
    I did those roads on my bicycle a few years ago and would love to go back and ride them on a motorcycle too :D
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