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Aug 10th 2018, 09:16 PM   #1
 Greg's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  PDX

  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, 11:38 PM   #2
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

  R1200ST, CB350
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, 08:07 PM   #3
 Greg's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  PDX

  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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