Roger stopped by on his way home from Alaska. He kindly agreed to help me check the route for the Adventure Sidecar September 17~19, 2010 Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour I laid out about 130 mile round trip and it took us 7 hours, including stops. Here are a few photos: <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ujrmor-f1yg?hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Ujrmor-f1yg?hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14743004" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/14743004">Countless Corners</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user371939">Adventure Sidecar</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> We stopped at Fairbanks to wire tamales to the headers Fairbanks was a waypoint on the Oregon Trail. All that remains of Fairbanks is an abandoned pioneer schoolhouse and this monument We headed up Moody Road for a picnic on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River high above the Native American village of Celilo We dropped back down off Moody road and continued our meander through the farmlands and ghost towns of Wasco County Mt.Hood towered above the rolling wheatfields Mt.Adams poking up behind a derelict one room school house Mt.Hood from the schoolhouse coat room Shades of the dustbowl: That brown smudge I am riding into is the 35mph winds lifting the topsoil off a freshly plowed wheat field Place names and ghost towns of the Old West We rolled into Rice, once a thriving community, now a few decaying wood grain silos and a pioneer cementary I would have missed this old grave yard if Roger hadn't spotted it on the other side of a pasture behind the grain silo The Rice family plot A calvary officers grave As the sun dropped in the West, we climbed over the ridge and headed home We'd left just after noon and got home just before sunset. It was a great ride! The tour will be every bit as good! September 17~19, 2010 Eastern Columbia Gorge Mini Tour Offered through Hood River Community Education Fee $550 Sidecars, lodging and meals are not included. Bring your own sidecar or rent one of ours.