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Jun 11th 2019, 06:46 PM   #1
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  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.
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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.
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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.
Jun 21st 2019, 06:40 PM   #10
MAR
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  Feb 2016
  Portland


Aufderheide is scheduled to open August 1st. Very excite!
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Jun 22nd 2019, 07:40 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

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Originally Posted by MAR

Aufderheide is scheduled to open August 1st. Very excite!
Thanks for the update. If I might ask, where did you get your info? I've been meaning to call the local ranger district to confirm the closure, as I've got a trip planned through the area next weekend.
Jun 22nd 2019, 04:31 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Pass was pretty clean overall. Scooted the pass nice and quick on the Z900RS. Perfect bike for the tight corners.

Little to no traffic encountered.
Jun 30th 2019, 04:29 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  Monsters
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAR

Aufderheide is scheduled to open August 1st. Very excite!
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeralRdr
Thanks for the update. If I might ask, where did you get your info? I've been meaning to call the local ranger district to confirm the closure, as I've got a trip planned through the area next weekend.
Yes, how do you know? The ranger station didn't return the calls yet. This is about the slide that happened last year, near Cougar hot springs, correct?
Jul 1st 2019, 01:11 PM   #14
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  Jun 2018
  LaCenter Washington

  83 Suzuki GS 1100E
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Are there any other well known day rides around here besides Germantown road and Carson to Cougar?
Jul 13th 2019, 06:57 PM   #15
MAR
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

Sorry, I don't use this app often. I spoke with a lady at the Ranger Station in regards to the closure which was due to the slide.

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