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Jul 21st 2019, 05:22 PM   #31
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
I rode the Heppner to Fossil road last week and it was in great shape.

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...I do have AAA.

In the unfortunate event of an incident, what should I know about local hospitals?

Heading east, is there cell phone service in much of the ...
You'll have a good time once you get on the road and stop over planning the trip.
But, having said that, I'd phone AAA today and confirm that your free MC towing distance is the maximum you can sign up for (my AAA plan says 200 miles).

Again post photos and/or trip summary, please.
Jul 21st 2019, 05:42 PM   #32
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
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Anyone have anything to add to all the great advice above?
Point your front tire east. Twist. Grin.

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is there cell phone service in much of the West to East stretch between Fossil-Ukiah, or not much until La Grande area again?
Signal is usually absent out there. Assume your carrier's coverage map is a pack of filthy lies. Mine (AT&T) is. If you're not in a substantial town or on a big road like I-84 or OR-26, best not to count on having a signal.

BTW, it's not a bad idea to have a dedicated GPS device, or a tablet that can acquire a GPS signal rapidly without cellular or wifi assist. I've seen phones flat-out fail to acquire satellites when out in the sticks, which of course is where you're likely to need it most. If you're not sure yours will, test it out some time; turn airplane mode on and wifi off, go for a ride and see how it does. Though it might just bitch at you that you need to turn that stuff back on and refuse make any location service work until you do; so it might not be an accurate test..

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Jul 21st 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jul 21st 2019, 08:43 PM   #33
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

Long Creek to Willowdale in the morning is probably the best ride in Oregon. That road will heal your soul.

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Aug 3rd 2019, 09:27 AM   #34
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About the only thing I'd add at this point is if you are in Baker, you must do Dooley.

Take hwy 7 south for about 8-10 miles, hwy 245 turns south & goes up and over Dooley mtn.

You will not be disappointed.
Aug 3rd 2019, 10:31 AM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Long Creek to Willowdale in the morning is probably the best ride in Oregon. That road will heal your soul.
Only thing I'd change about that is get off 26 early and take the Wapintia Hwy to Maupin and then the Bakeoven Rd to Shaniko. From there down to Antelope is a hoot, but I mentioned that already.

https://goo.gl/maps/TnvgXVyobrqjk1Je7

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Aug 3rd 2019, 11:32 AM   #36
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  Jan 2016
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About the only thing I'd add at this point is if you are in Baker, you must do Dooley.

Take hwy 7 south for about 8-10 miles, hwy 245 turns south & goes up and over Dooley mtn.

You will not be disappointed.
rode Dooley last year...while it was nice and twisty..the fire that burned through there left nothing but burnt twigs sticking out of the ground...it wasn't a pretty ride...I'd say hit the "Little Alps"...I've been told going east to west is the best option...

Edited by chadams66 on Aug 3rd 2019 at 11:32 AM Reason: bad spelling
Aug 3rd 2019, 01:43 PM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I'll be riding from Spanaway over FS25 to the Columbia, Hood River up 35 take a side road to Dufur and into Maulpin. Bakeoven is OK but taking the main road out of Mulpin is more fun. Then to Shaniko, thru Antelope, Clarno and passing service creek into Spray. From Spray to Monument, Lone creek and then catch Middle Fork to Bates junction. At that point depending on the time I'll either head to Baker City on hwy 7 or ride to 245 and do Dooley Mt which is an awesome road even if the scenery is lacking due to the fires. All told, its about 500 miles.

Next day, reverse the route and come home.

Easter Oregon has a ton of great riding roads. Heppner, Ukiah, Dale, are other great riding destinations.
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