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Aug 30th 2020, 08:22 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  1999 R1
Portland to Detroit Lake Today: August 30, 2020

I did the run from Portland to Detroit Lake along the Clackamas today for the first time in a few years. It was excellent.

The road seems improved from the pothole filled times, with just some dips in the pavement frequently.

There were more campers along the road than I have ever seen previously. Perhaps due to covid.

Detroit Lake was bustling. The gas station/store by the marina was very busy, with new enthusiastic and welcoming owners.

A very excellent day. I just did not see nearly as many motorycles as I used to. There was one group of sportbikers at Ripplebrook, and I passed two smaller groups of cruisers and adventure bikers. Otherwise, just a dozen or so individual riders, and one scooter with a long line of fuming cars behind it.
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Aug 31st 2020, 08:50 PM   #2
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Dude.. i woulda went with y'all, but i'm working. you know, an actual job that i have to leave the house for. I don't have the luxury of "working from home" . Easy people, don't get all butthurt, i'm just kidding. sheesh. I'm guessing the reason you dint see too many riders out is that 1) they're at work, 2), that road is congested and dangerous, see Skyline Blvd, and 3), last time I was out that way (April of this year), I must've seen 10 cops during my out and back loop. South and west is the way to go. As in Hwy 20 through Corvallis to either Waldport or Newport/Depot Bay. Maybe go thru Wren, up to Siletz, nice roads out there, just watch out for animals. You wanna go down that way this Sunday, get at me, I have a hall pass Good day to get away from the heat..

Just my take, I could be wrong.
Sep 4th 2020, 04:21 PM   #3
DGA
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
The ol' R1 still soldiering on by the look of it.
Sep 4th 2020, 06:16 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  1999 R1
I let the R1 sit too long and got gunked-up carbs. I had EDR clean them and it is running pretty well again.

I sold my FZ1, because I really didn’t enjoy riding it as much as the R1, even though it was newer and had low mileage.

I am looking out for a good deal on a newer R1. Or maybe a Street Triple.
Sep 10th 2020, 01:30 PM   #5
 
  Jul 2016
  tigard

  2013 Ninja 1000
Things change fast....
Sep 10th 2020, 02:46 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  1999 R1
Yep. I heard everything is on fire in Oregon. You can’t even drive/ride anywhere.

This situation is becoming absurd. The pandemic makes us all quarantine inside and our only opportunity to recreate is to go into the great outdoors while keeping our distance from each other.

Now, the wildfires are chasing us all inside and we can't go outside for air quality reasons and public lands being shut down.

What’s next, orders to hide under the covers?
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