I originally started a thread in the PNW forum soliciting advice for this 5 day trip. The ride is over now. I started updating that thread with a ride report, and figured I'd post it here too for anyone who's interested. I always like reading about other people's adventures when I'm stuck at work, so why not contribute mine as well? I've copied and pasted some stuff, deleting the extraneous planning info that isn't totally relevant to the ride reports. Again, the trip is already over, so don't spend too much time trying to help me out with routes/lodging. But I definitely want to hear if you have opinions about the route I took, things I missed, where to ride/stay/see/eat next time. ----------------------------------- I'm taking my first moto trip of the year. I should preface this with I'm only riding paved roads, as I'm traveling on a SuperDuke 1290R. I've made several 2-4 day trips on it in the past with great success. This will be the longest ride I've done on this bike, tentatively clocking 1500 miles over 5 days. Day 1: Portland up to the Olympic peninsula, stopping in/around Port Angeles. I'd like to ride up Hurricane Ridge Rd. I understand there's a campgrounds around there called Heart o' the Hills which is open and is first come first served. https://goo.gl/maps/FMMFRKusaMVdCtMA8 Day 2: Port Angeles to Winthrop. Hopefully I'll break down camp as opposed to rolling out of a hotel, and head east to Port Townsend, hop a ferry to Fidalgo island, ride Deception Pass, and then make my way to Burlington to hit 20 East through North Cascade NP to Winthrop. https://goo.gl/maps/e4pf4WGTg5mBBv7A8 Day 3: Winthrop to Colville At first I thought maybe I'd just ride 20 all the way there, but that would be kind of a short day, and then I started looking at some other highlighted rides on the Butler Map and planning detours. Plan now is to ride 20 east to Republic, then shoot south on 21, hit Manila Creek Rd WEST, then south on 155 to 174 to Wilbur, then turn NORTH and ride up 25 along the river to get back on 20 East and head just past Colville and stay at the Beaver Lodge. This day is the most up in the air for me. https://goo.gl/maps/ixUbudFic8hka2776 Day 4: Canada loop. I've never ridden motorcycle outside the USA, so why not? I just kind of slapped this route together. I did double check that the ferry from Balfour to Kootenay Bay is running. I don't know where in Idaho I'm staying. I've also never ridden in Idaho, so it seems like a good opportunity to check two items off the list. I'm not totally dedicated to staying in Idaho. Heading back towards Spokane would probably be fine too. https://goo.gl/maps/vZjWuSiiEAQf5C5v5 Day 5: Coeur D'alene to Portland. https://goo.gl/maps/nb6Pxs7h5FkbmEdZ9 Its kind of a long trip, so I'll likely slab it. If I had more time and energy, I'd love to head south and get myself on 129/OR 3 and the Spiral Hwy, and end up in Enterprise OR, but I'm not sure I'll have the time, weather or energy.