This is ADVrider, so you're expecting broken bones, blood, catastrophically crashed motorcycles, and all sorts of mayhem, right? I mean, it's not an adventure if someone's not in the emergency room . . . Well, not here. Just a few photos of a perfectly pleasant 4-day long weekend farting around on a few of Central Oregon's finer pieces of pavement. So I titled this little thread a "non-adventure." The wee little Kawi W650 ran fine, there were no crashes-mine or anyone else's that I know about, and the only real issues were a touch of rain and thunder, and a nice stout breeze in the Columbia River gorge. But that's not particularly unusual either . . . The occasion was the annual Fireflight Rendezvous, a BMW airhead gathering at Maupin's public park on the Deschutes River. I can't recall offhand how many years this has been going on, but I've been there most of the last 5 years. Usually on my old Beemer /5, occasionally on one of the newer oilheads, but this time it was Dubya's turn. She hadn't been on even a short tour for several year, and she had some luggage added since the last ride to Portland, so she deserved the exercise. I live on the Kitsap Peninsula, west of Seattle. I won't bore you with photos of the ride south on I5, 'cause after all it's just a damn interstate. But heading up the River Of The West on Washington 14, it starts to get scenic right quick. The obligatory stop at Cape Horn, looking up river. Beacon rock is in the distance, just north (left) of the river. Though I think I like the B&W shot just as well. Some of these photos have been posted other threads. Patience, grasshopper, there's a few new ones here too . . .