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Aug 11th 2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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  Mar 2017
  Hillsboro, OR

  Ninja 1000
Road report: Nestucca Closed at Fan Creek campground

Road Nestucca River Road today (pretty wet day), and they have it closed before the gravel section at Fan Creek Campground. The detour is Bald Mountain access road I believe (it was marked), and that takes you further south out to Willamina Creek Road. Other than being a bit slimy because of rain, the road was about as I remember it from a couple years ago, with just enough pavement cracks and dips to keep you from getting too crazy. (The detour road was actually in better condition, but only 1 vehicle wide, so youíd want to be careful with pace there too).
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Aug 12th 2018, 09:19 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

Anybody know why Nestucca river road is closed? Are they perhaps paving the gravel section?
Aug 14th 2018, 08:29 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Sweeeet!
Aug 14th 2018, 10:33 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

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I may be the only one but I will be sorry to see the dirt portion go. It wasn't really all that bad. I have seen everything on it from sport bikes to dressers. That loop from the valley, to Beaver, to Tillamook and back has always been one of my favorites. The dirt section made it unique.
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Aug 14th 2018, 10:36 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by 307T
I may be the only one but I will be sorry to see the dirt portion go. It wasn't really all that bad. I have seen everything on it from sport bikes to dressers. That loop from the valley, to Beaver, to Tillamook and back has always been one of my favorites. The dirt section made it unique.
You're not the only one. The high and wide tree canopy made it feel like a cathedral up there, and the condition of the so-called road made you slow down and appreciate it.
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Aug 15th 2018, 12:03 AM   #7
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  Mar 2017
  Hillsboro, OR

  Ninja 1000
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Originally Posted by 307T
I may be the only one but I will be sorry to see the dirt portion go. It wasn't really all that bad. I have seen everything on it from sport bikes to dressers. That loop from the valley, to Beaver, to Tillamook and back has always been one of my favorites. The dirt section made it unique.
My experience with that section was a couple years ago going through it on my Ninja with Hiro on his VFR, and that time it was slimy muddy slick clay, and an experience Iíd not care to repeat. Iíve also heard it can be horrible right after fresh gravel...so perhaps better at some times than others. Iíll be stoked to see it paved. Thatíll be a fun little pass through to avoid hwy 6 and 18 for a coast loop!
Aug 20th 2018, 06:04 AM   #8
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  Apr 2016
  Salem

I certainly don't want them to pave the gravel section. Just what nobody on a motorcycle needs. More cars on a narrow twisty windings road so that more bikers can be killed. Way to not think it thru to the logical conclusion
Aug 20th 2018, 07:58 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Beaver-town

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I certainly don't want them to pave the gravel section. Just what nobody on a motorcycle needs. More cars on a narrow twisty windings road so that more bikers can be killed. Way to not think it thru to the logical conclusion
I'm confused. Cars don't turn around just cause there is a gravel road...

Actually, they are more likely to take gravel roads than motorcyclists on sport bikes...
Aug 20th 2018, 08:17 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
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I'm confused. Cars don't turn around just cause there is a gravel road...
No, but it'll get a lot more popular as a route of choice once it's paved all the way through. Most drivers aren't stumbling on roads by accident, they're finding them on the map or taking the one someone else showed them. Roads that are unusable November to May and turn to rocky mudwallows in the hinterlands the rest of the time aren't on their radar.

Once it's paved all the way it'll get a lot more use as a through route for cars and trucks. In fact I'm assuming the main reason for doing this is related to the fact that it's right smack in one of the least clearcut forest areas of the coast range.
Aug 20th 2018, 08:28 AM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
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Now. Now.

Some of you need to stop standing in the way of progress. Dare I say, without progress we'd all be receiving package updates from Wells Fargo via messenger pigeon that our packages had just reached St. Louis, and were being transloaded onto camels.
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