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Jul 20th 2017, 07:24 AM   #1
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

3 Day ride suggestions?

Good morning from Austin, TX! The heat down here is ridiculous, so I am heading to Oregon to ride for a few days. I will fly in/out mid-August, and am hoping to do a three day ride (Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon). I've ridden the coast from SF to Vancouver, and I would love to explore your mountains! Would anyone be so kind as to help me develop an itinerary? I am picking up the bike at Eagle Rider in Milwaukie, OR 97267.

Thanks in Advance!
Jul 20th 2017, 09:27 AM   #2
 Transported's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Read the post about Eastern Oregon.

Or, if you don't want to go that far, concentrate on the Fossil/Antelope/Maupin high-desert central part of the state. Compared to the more populated western part of the state, there is less traffic, less worry about lawdogs, no worry about inclement weather (except heat).

A link:

America?s Best Road Trips - MotorcycleRoads.com | Motorcycle Roads and Rides | MotorcycleRoads.com
Jul 20th 2017, 10:47 AM   #3
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

You may get more helpful responses if you let us know what type of bike your gonna ride, what type of roads your looking for, and/or your riding style/preferences (Sport Twisty, Iron Butt/Long Distance, Adventure Riding, Scenic views, Site seeing etc.).

Also, you mentioned coming in mid-August. If your trip is around the time of the solar eclipse, and you are planning on riding into the "Path of Totatlity', you may run into issues of finding accommodations for the night (either camping or moteling). It has been reported in the news that almost everyplace near or in that area has been booked solid for the eclipse. I'm not saying that will be the case (as the eclipse is on Monday the 21st), only that it might be.
Jul 20th 2017, 11:06 AM   #4
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
I recommend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...then rest in between.
Jul 20th 2017, 11:47 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

Thank you everyone for the quick responses!

I am flying in on 15th and out on the 18th, so I should hopefully miss the craziness of the eclipse. I will be renting a 1200GS, and would love to ride some twisties and mountain roads. I am up for doing some long days of riding, but would like to have some a good cold beer when I stop.

I really appreciate all the help!
Jul 21st 2017, 04:15 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Grants Pass Oregon

Looking for a 3 dayer in Oregon, How about Portland to Beaverton.
Jul 22nd 2017, 07:51 AM   #7
bcj
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
That would vary between 30 minutes and 5 hours depending on traffic.
Jul 22nd 2017, 10:34 AM   #8
 
  Jan 2016
  puyallup wa.

  1990 katana 1100
https://lakesidelodgeandsuites.com/a.../cascade-loop/
Jul 22nd 2017, 10:35 AM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  puyallup wa.

  1990 katana 1100
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...5044531244&z=8
I would add in chinook pass
Jul 22nd 2017, 10:39 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2016
  puyallup wa.

  1990 katana 1100
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/best/?c=113
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Jul 23rd 2017, 06:04 PM   #11
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

thanks everyone!
Jul 23rd 2017, 06:41 PM   #12
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

These are the two routes I came up with. Please feel free to weigh in. One goes out east, while the other stays more west, and then comes back up the coast.

Thanks again to everyone for all your help!

http://mapq.st/2uqusIm

http://mapq.st/2uqvvbp
Jul 24th 2017, 04:26 AM   #13
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

These are the options I came up with. One goes East, and one goes south, and then west. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks again for all your suggestions, folks...

http://mapq.st/2uqvvbp

http://mapq.st/2uqusIm
Jul 24th 2017, 09:11 AM   #14
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

Here are a few ideas of interesting roads and possible itineraries (mix and match to your hearts content).

A few disclaimers:

First, some of the roads are Forest Service Roads, and as such they are not always in the best of shape. Having said that, most of them can be ridden at a fun pace, but they do have sections that you will want to be "on the balls of your feet, with your ass off the seat". In particular, FS-25 (East side of Mt. St. Helens) has some really gnarly pavement. Just stay on your toes and you should be fine.

Second, some of the routes going to and from Eastern Oregon will pass through the Central Oregon area and it is typically hotter in that area during August. The heat will probably be nothing like Texas. We usually have a drier heat than the gulf states, but the temps can vary between the mid 80's to upwards of 100+ degrees. You might want to consider that when planning your trip. If you decide to persevere the heat, you will at least be rewarded with some great roads. Additionally, as you start to climb into the Blue and Wallowa Mountains, the temps do tend to drop.

PDX => Detroit - Old McKenzie Pass - Aufderheide

Vancouver => The Gorge - Rowena Loops - Condon - Heppner - Ukiah - La Grande - Enterprise.

Enterprise => Rattlesnake Grade - Hells Canyon Scenic Byway - Baker City

Baker City => Long Creek - Fossil - Maupin - Tyghe Valley - Wamic - Mt. Hood Meadows - Cooper Spur/Parkdale - Dee HWY - Hood River - Carson - Cougar - Vancouver

PDX => Woodland - Kalama - Longview - Toutle - Morton - Elbe - Packwood - Chinook Pass - Whit Pass - Packwood - Randle -

Some other Eastern Oregon Mountain Roads
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Jul 24th 2017, 10:11 AM   #15
 
  Jul 2017
  austin

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Originally Posted by FeralRdr
Here are a few ideas of interesting roads and possible itineraries (mix and match to your hearts content).

A few disclaimers:

First, some of the roads are Forest Service Roads, and as such they are not always in the best of shape. Having said that, most of them can be ridden at a fun pace, but they do have sections that you will want to be "on the balls of your feet, with your ass off the seat". In particular, FS-25 (East side of Mt. St. Helens) has some really gnarly pavement. Just stay on your toes and you should be fine.

Second, some of the routes going to and from Eastern Oregon will pass through the Central Oregon area and it is typically hotter in that area during August. The heat will probably be nothing like Texas. We usually have a drier heat than the gulf states, but the temps can vary between the mid 80's to upwards of 100+ degrees. You might want to consider that when planning your trip. If you decide to persevere the heat, you will at least be rewarded with some great roads. Additionally, as you start to climb into the Blue and Wallowa Mountains, the temps do tend to drop.

PDX => Detroit - Old McKenzie Pass - Aufderheide

Vancouver => The Gorge - Rowena Loops - Condon - Heppner - Ukiah - La Grande - Enterprise.

Enterprise => Rattlesnake Grade - Hells Canyon Scenic Byway - Baker City

Baker City => Long Creek - Fossil - Maupin - Tyghe Valley - Wamic - Mt. Hood Meadows - Cooper Spur/Parkdale - Dee HWY - Hood River - Carson - Cougar - Vancouver

PDX => Woodland - Kalama - Longview - Toutle - Morton - Elbe - Packwood - Chinook Pass - Whit Pass - Packwood - Randle -

Some other Eastern Oregon Mountain Roads
Wow! Thanks for all the info Feral! I really appreciate it!
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