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Sep 25th 2016, 09:33 AM   #1
  May 2016

Recommended Foliage Rides Near Portland

Fall is upon us, and the scenery keeps getting better. I'm looking to take a new passenger on a scenic ride near Portland to check out the changing colors.

My range is maybe 200 miles round trip. What would the collective recommend?
Sep 25th 2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Be sure to check out the Japanese Garden, it's an amazing site in Autumn. Least it was 16 years ago for me, lol.
Sep 25th 2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Timber Rd.
Scapp-Vern HWY
HWY 47/HWY 202
Apiary Rd.
Columbia River Gorge Scenic HWY
Bull Run/Marmot Rd/E Barlow Trail Rd
Cougar to Carson loop

...just to name a few.
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Sep 29th 2016, 10:53 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Carlton to Beaver and back. May be a bit over 200 miles depending on where you live and which way you come back.
Great ride and lots of deciduous trees. (Not evergreens).
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Oct 3rd 2016, 07:32 PM   #5
  May 2016

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

I just went on the Carlton to Beaver ride. I was the only vehicle on the road the whole time, didn't see any cars or anything.

My tires weren't very well suited for the task at hand, I have Q3s on my ST4s. I felt like a grizzly bear on ice skates on some of the sections. Mud, wet leaves, potholes and lots of rain. It was worth it though, good scenery and fun to kick that bike sideways through some of it.

I've never been happier to get back on fast asphalt. I took HWY 6 back to Portland, and I just flew through that clean blacktop even though it was wet. The Q3s stepped out on me a couple times while leaned over, but that's almost expected. Can't wait to put some decent cold/wet tires on that machine.

I'll check out some more routes and report back here!

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