Columbia Gorge next summer (2010) - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Pacific Northwest Riders Covering - Idaho - Oregon - Washington

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 05-15-2009, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Beach, Ca.
Posts: 79
Columbia Gorge next summer (2010)

I'm planning my vacation next year around riding the Columbia River Gorge area. Coming up from Socal. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
hippiebrian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 09-23-2009, 05:44 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Good Liver, Oregon
Posts: 56
Some highpoints:
Edgefield McMennemens-Troutdale
WalkingMan Brewery-Stevenson
DoubleMountain BrewPub-Hood River
BigHorse BrewPub(great beer, lousy service)Hood River
Eliot Glacier BrewPub -Parkdale
Windy Ridge on Mt.St.Helens.
BZ Corners,Husum, Trout Lake loop
Highway30 Portland to Ainsworth, Mosier to The Dalles
Lolo Pass(North Side of Mt.Hood)
Timberline Lodge
Gumjuwac pass/Bennet Pass
Barlow Road

Adventure Sidecar S/TEP classes in Hood River ;-)

Vernon
adventuresidecar.com
Sidecar Training & Tours
Adventure Sidecar is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-11-2009, 01:01 AM
4th Gear
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
Hippie,

What are your dates? I am planning on riding the roads above the CG.

Tim

2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 11-11-2009, 06:08 PM
2nd Gear
 
Rainier_Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rainier, ORYGUN
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by hippiebrian View Post
I'm planning my vacation next year around riding the Columbia River Gorge area. Coming up from Socal. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
If you intend to ride much of 84 thru the gorge I'd recommend about 200lbs of lead weights attached to your bike or else you may get blown from one lane to another If you really want to ride some nice pavement I'd highly suggest getting off of 84 at Biggs Junction and head south towards Spray. Some of the best motorcycle roads in the state are in that area.

'06 KLR650
'06 DL1000 V-Strom
VTX1300R....Gone
Rainier_Tom is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-11-2009, 09:23 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 34
I live right at the beginning of the Gorge and go riding in and around it to get out of my apartment! Your best bet might be to camp or get a motel and do a couple of day trips. Someone mentioned Windy Ridge which is Mt. Saint Helens, just cross over The Bridge of the Gods and take the back roads....nice ride...that takes a day. You wouldn`t want to miss a cruise up the Clackamas River on Rt 224 out of Estacada and out near Timothy Lake near Mt. Hood. After a couple of day trips you could head out towards the Spray area where RT mentioned. I was in that area couple of weeks ago near Fossil....beautiful day got some nice pics. If anyone plans a trip let me know if I can help out. I got a garage and a mc jack for maintenance if anyone needs it
kawagon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Columbia River Gorge hippiebrian Travel Log & Trip Reports 2 08-04-2009 10:58 PM
This Sunday--Oct 26--Columbia River Gorge etc Kawi_KLR650 Pacific Northwest Riders 8 10-28-2008 10:42 AM
Columbia Gorge Riders - Oct. ride date and routes Kawi_KLR650 Pacific Northwest Riders 0 09-24-2008 07:44 PM
End o' summer ridin klrmike The Off Topic Lounge 4 09-23-2008 11:01 AM
Columbia Gorge Meet and Greet 07/12/08 Kawi_KLR650 Pacific Northwest Riders 5 08-07-2008 05:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome