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Jun 11th 2019, 06:46 PM   #1
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Old McKenzie Hwy.

heads up...the Old McKenzie Hwy./242 is opening June 16th...
Jun 11th 2019, 08:23 PM   #2
 
  May 2016
  Oregon

Is this a good road? Is it freshly repaved or something?
Jun 12th 2019, 07:15 AM   #3
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
Erm ... maybe? Not likely to have been repaved.
It's one of the corkscrewiest goat tracks available.
The corners have corners.
Pretty much the diametric opposite of sweepers.
Jun 12th 2019, 08:24 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I'll be gong over that pass on Wednesday next week. Always do a trip to ride that section into Sisters. Usually flip it the next day and double back but the next day heading to Enterprise Oregon then home Friday.

Got to watch all the right hand corners for rocks and gravel heading to Sisters. The trucks and small trailers run on the inside apex and gravel gets pushed into the road.

All back roads and lots of corners for the most part this trip.
Jun 12th 2019, 09:24 AM   #5
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  Apr 2017
  Milwaukie OR

Alright my favorite time of the year! the 242 is opening! @RatTrap69 The road is closed all winter due to snow fall
Jun 12th 2019, 09:27 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Not only is it twisty, when you get into the lava flows, if you go off the road you die, ground into tiny little bits.
Jun 12th 2019, 10:51 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Might wanna recheck your info Chad. Trip Check says Monday the 17th.

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ORE242: MP 61.91 to 83.7

Information
Seasonal Closure

Lanes Affected
(Westbound) Median , 1 Lane , Shoulder (Eastbound) Median , 1 Lane , Shoulder

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Old McKenzie Highway 242 is closed for the season from milepost 61.91 – 83.7. Use an alternate route. The road opens to motor vehicles on June 17. Monday – Thursday heavy machinery crews are working throughout the closed road, east and west sides, in many locations and no bicycle traffic is allowed. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, bicyclists taking the highway do so at their own risk. The road is closed and not yet fully maintained for travel.
Last Updated
6/12/2019 12:45 PM

Edited by FeralRdr on Jun 12th 2019 at 10:55 PM
Jun 13th 2019, 12:43 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
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Originally Posted by FeralRdr
Might wanna recheck your info Chad. Trip Check says Monday the 17th.
that's for the latest update...Trip Check is where I got my original information from...
Jun 13th 2019, 02:47 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

OOOOH ODOT! You toy with us.
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