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Jun 18th 2016, 06:44 PM   #1
 
  May 2016
  Vancouver, WA

Best ride near Vancouver for a date?

If you had to pick the perfect ride near Vancouver to take a date... which would it be, and why?

To me, the qualifications for such a ride would be something like this:

Great views.
Off the beaten path (not on interstates)
Not too fast.
Moderately twisty, enough to keep it interesting, but not so much that she's terrified.
Good places along the route to stop for food/smootches.
Jun 18th 2016, 06:48 PM   #2
 
  May 2016
  Vancouver, WA

Oregon side counts too!
Jun 18th 2016, 07:06 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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224 towards ripplebrook is pretty scenic along the columbia river.
Jun 18th 2016, 08:18 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

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^ He means the Clackamas River.
How about backroads in Vancouver over to Camas, on to Washougal River Rd to Dougan Falls?
How about the backroads to Ridgefield and the park to the left of 'downtown' Ridgefield? There is a park bench there with a view of the Columbia River.
Perhaps Sunset Falls?
That's all I've got. Good luck on the date.

Edited by Flyboymedic on Jun 18th 2016 at 09:18 PM
Jun 18th 2016, 08:46 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  BG

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I totally have a clean and uncluttered route north of BG...start with north 503 then turn right at NE 152nd Ave with a stop at Moulton falls (good place to make sure the passenger is doing well and to stretch and sight see some)152nd turns into Lucia Falls Rd and then past Moulton Falls turns into NE Railroad Ave. heading into Yacolt. turn left onto Yacolt Rd which turns into H Garner Rd. then turn right on Kelly Rd followed by a right onto Fargher lake hiway (503) and take that through Amboy and then left at the "T" onto Cedar Creek and then a right onto NE Grist Mill Rd. The Grist Mill is a great place to stretch the legs and check out the cool creek and grist mill if its open.

Now I know the road leading straight past the Mill is a fun one but its currentlt closed for construction, so head back to Cedar Creek rd and head west to Woodland wherre there are many easy routes to head south.


Here a map of the trip....it says 1 hr and 6 minutes, but with stops and wandering it could easily be a couple hours.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/45.7...!1m0!3e0?hl=en
Jun 18th 2016, 10:59 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
^ He means the Clackamas River.
Same difference :roll eyes:

If you're coming from vancouver, 224 might be a little out of the way. The other responses sound lot more solid.
Jun 19th 2016, 05:56 AM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Woodland, WA

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Bardo, bardo, bardo . Mixing two pleasures will compromise both, and result in daimonds and diapers . Beware .
Jun 19th 2016, 06:56 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver WA

  2010 Ducati Monster 696
I second bgt595's suggestion of Grist Mill. Even if they aren't open it's a beautiful view and a serene place. You can stop and eat at Nick's in Amboy on the outside deck which is also pretty and the food is decent. For a $1.00 they will bring you a cup of tiny shrimp to throw off the balcony into the creek and feed the fish while you're waiting for your food.
Jun 19th 2016, 06:57 AM   #9
 
  Mar 2016
  Columbia River Gorge

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Jun 19th 2016, 07:24 AM   #10
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

Can you cook? A gourmet picnic basket allows a secluded location for love.

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Jun 19th 2016, 08:00 AM   #11
 
  May 2016
  Vancouver, WA

For the record... she already married me 25 yrs ago, and we're long past the diaper stage (thank GOODNESS!). I'm still sealin the deal though.
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Jun 19th 2016, 08:34 AM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Woodland, WA

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Bardo, you're all right . Enjoy the time . If you all, go to the Grist Mill, Be very aware of the cat . It has the sharpest claws ever and will cling like stink on a skunk to your collar, while nailing your legs with glee . Hatefull cat . Truly hatefull .

Edited by R Roughspur on Jun 19th 2016 at 08:41 AM
Jun 19th 2016, 09:23 AM   #13
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
Obviously, WA SR-14. Stop at Cape Horn for the view.

And THEN Motel 6. Or Best Western Hood River will work.

Possibly stop at the new Cape Horn Trail Head

Surprised you even had to ask.
Jun 19th 2016, 10:33 AM   #14
 
  Jun 2016
  PDX

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bardo
For the record... she already married me 25 yrs ago, and we're long past the diaper stage (thank GOODNESS!). I'm still sealin the deal though.
Fantastic.
Jun 19th 2016, 02:38 PM   #15
 
  Jan 2016
  Bothell, WA

Take her down to Stevenson for dinner. Not to far that she will get bored and you will get to see the sun go down over the river on the way back.

There is a great bar and grill right on the main drag.
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