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Aug 30th 2021, 10:07 AM   #1
  Apr 2017

Rally in the Gorge

Just returned from the Rally in the Gorge put on by Tom Mehren's "Soundrider" online magazine/website. Had a great time, even though this year's rally was apparently significantly reduced than in previous years (Covid and such, I imagine).

There were many good roads mapped out for us, so we got to take some new ones radiating out from Hood River. The Hood River Fairgrounds were the basecamp, with comfortable camping and facilities. Great camaraderie, and we met more motorcycle enthusiasts than we might during normal riding.

For you V-Strom and Aerostich fans, we were well-represented, with riders from Bend, Spokane, and even Boulder.

Cascade Motorcycle Safety put on a good cornering clinic on the Maryhill Loop Road which left me mentally exhausted, but provided lessons that I immediately benefited from on the afternoon ride to Appleton. We also went out to Oregon Raceway Park in Grass Valley and had a slow but interesting few laps around the track.

Y'all might think about attending next year's rally. You can get info on (no, I'm not affiliated with the organization at all).
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Aug 30th 2021, 05:14 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM,
What....!....?? No pictures......?
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Aug 30th 2021, 08:43 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi, 20 MT-07
Jesse (Cascade Motorcycle Safety) does a great job of making you think. I love helping him with his Street Strategies class every year.
Aug 31st 2021, 11:11 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

I have to agree with Willow; no picts?

Having said that... I'm Glad the event survived the pandemic.

Who knows what the future holds for many of the annual events.
Sep 5th 2021, 03:41 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
I've gone to Sportbike NW several years and always had a great time riding with my friends. Truly an epic event.

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