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Duane n Oregon

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Duane n Oregon

I like ride reports from multi-day trips, but I had such a good time Saturday, I figured I'd share.

 

Five of us met up at 8am near Portland, Oregon for a fun ride across the Cascade mountains and into Central Oregon. We covered 370 miles, which is a long day for most of us. We stayed along the Columbia River for the first couple hours then headed south.

 

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Columbia River from Washington HWY 14.

 

As we headed SE toward Condon, the scenery changes.

 

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Five-mountain viewpoint. Mt. Adams, windmills, and a fun road.

 

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Ducati ST2, BMW 1100RT, V-Strom 650, Concours

 

Condon is the first of the small towns we'll see today. Decent lunch stop.

 

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Historic Condon Hotel

 

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Good burger, tots, and shake. Locals were happy because I guess it just reopened under new owners in the last few days.

 

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Why I ride!

 

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Fun scenery

 

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Typical...Ducati struggling to keep up with the BMW

 

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Self-portrait, just cuz

 

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Final approach to Shaniko, OR.

 

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In case you forget where you are

 

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Ghost town charm

 

Great weather, great friends, great ride!

 

 

 

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MontanaMark

Thanks for the great pics. I'm originally from Portland, many moons ago. I sure liked riding around the area. My son lives in Portland, so I get out there to see him at least once a year.

 

I'll be out in Portland the second week of June this year; memorial service and interment for my mom at Willamette National. While there, I'm picking up a K75s to ride back to Helena. Wanna ride along?

 

Thanks,

Mark

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Duane n Oregon

Fun. I live 1 mile from Willamette National. Have a great ride back. I wish I had a flexible enough schedule to add a few fun days of riding!

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