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Apr 11th 2018, 10:04 AM   #1
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Ride report, Shaniko

On 4/9 I rode to Shaniko. Mileage was 200.2 miles. The route was Klickitat, The Dalles, Eight Mile road,
197 to Dufur Gap Road, 197 to 216, Shearer's Bridge, right on the road to Kent/97,
to Shaniko, Bake Oven road to Maupin, 197 back to The Dalles and Klickitat.

I'm happy to report that the roads are clear, the winter gravel has been cleaned up.
There's still gravel in the usual places, but none of it treacherous.

At the end of Eight Mile road I saw four of the SMC regulars, one of them on a brand spanking new bike.
I'm not going to spoil the grand revealing of who it was or the type of bike, but it's really impressive. Beautiful blue paint and a sinister look. Very nice!

Shaniko is still there. The gas station is still closed. The town was sleepy, as usual.

I didn't have time to make the run to Fossil, but someone probably has lately and maybe they'll report on road conditions south of Shaniko.


Edited by Rock Dodger on Apr 11th 2018 at 10:11 AM
Apr 11th 2018, 11:07 AM   #2
 FeralRdr's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Thanks for sharing Rocky. May have to go adventuring to the great metropolis of Fossil on the next nice weekend; or weekday, I don't discriminate.
Apr 11th 2018, 11:25 AM   #3
  Mar 2016
  Columbia River Gorge

  Street Fighter
FYI- The little market at the S end of Shaniko actually sells gas.

Behind the inside counter, they have one gallon cans. You have to ask. $10/gallon. Found out it about from the restored gas station owner- that does not sell gas- when my buddy was on the edge of running out in his Hyper.

The whole thing was crack-up. The little old lady behind the counter looked around like she was doing a crack deal, but we scored.
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Apr 11th 2018, 08:07 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Columbia Gorge (Hood River/The Dalles)

  Yammer R1s
Thanks for the ride report RD. Weather is looking promising for this Saturday, may have to retrace some of your route. Need to get in some miles for the break-in period.......

Sinister look? Well, maybe.
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Apr 12th 2018, 06:55 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Lebanon, OR

  2017 Ducati Supersport 2014 Honda Interceptor
Jackal dude, your new bike is pretty!
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