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Aug 10th 2018, 08:16 PM   #1
 Greg's Avatar
  Apr 2016

  L3 GSX-R750, Versys LT
8/12 PDX to McClellan Overlook

Weekend Lunch Ride

Sunday 9am KSU 9:30am
Meetup: Skyline Chevron + Starbucks
Pace: <Track Junkie. Spirited / Moderate
Ride up to the Overlook past Carson & back (the good pavement side). Grab some lunch before heading back towards Oregon. About 200 miles round trip
Route: WA-14 + Washougal River + Wind River Rd

Please let me know if you are interested in coming!
Faster/more experienced riders are welcome to jump ahead if so inclined
Aug 11th 2018, 10:38 PM   #2
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Yeah, turning around and coming back is probably the best way to enjoy that ride. But at least continue down the hill to the T-junction with 90: that stretch is a hoot, both ways. But 90 is a matter of trying to spot the potholes in all that dappled light and shade; beautiful but occasionally impactful and you have to take a lot of it pretty slow. All the same, I usually go as far as Northwoods.

Continuing to Woodland has some really nice stretches but of course the price of that is slabbing it home on I-5.

Some like to turn south on 503 at Yale toward Amboy and Battle Ground, but it ain't all that and right now there's road work involving long waits and a pilot car on oily new asphalt, so I wouldn't.

Have fun. Tons of great places to stop for lunch in Stevenson. I finally tried Backwoods Brewery in Carson; had the brisket sandwich and a half-pint of pilsener, which is as much as I was prepared to take on before Wind River.
Aug 12th 2018, 07:07 PM   #3
 Greg's Avatar
  Apr 2016

  L3 GSX-R750, Versys LT
We had lunch @ Backwoods, same as last time I went up that way. Busy place but great food and adequately staffed.

Going uphill on Wind River Rd, in the technical portion, is fantastic. Better than I remembered

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