This is my first ride report here on ADV. Over the course of the winter my buddy Casey and I got this crazy idea to tour Idaho and Montana on our DRZ400s. I'm gonna copy and paste my report from my home forum... www.benddualsport.com
Here we go!
Day 1: Bend, OR to Kennewick, WA
257 miles total
4h 39m moving time
2h 27m stopped
55.3MPH avg moving speed
36.1MPH avg overall
Our day started at Beds 4 Less around 11:30am Said bye to the old man and made our way to Ochoco Res, our first stop.
At this point I realize that my exhaust wrap isn't doing shit. Almost melted through the bag. Oh well, I'm not counting on these fuckers to last too long anyway. Rather than go back into P-Ville and look into a better solution, Casey finds an old Coors Light can and throws it between my pipe and bag. 200 miles later, no issues. Kept cool and stayed in place, even at 80MPH!
Now that we stopped the meltage, it was time to roll!
We stopped at Ochoco Summit for a quick pic and a bag check.
As we're about to leave, we see Casey's buddy Mario buzz buy on his Duc. We shot the shit for a few and Mario decided to escort us to Mitchell, without his crew.
Mitchell. We would head north on 207 from here.
Some shots between Mitchell and Service Creek. Beautiful area!
Lemme tell ya...The roads from Prineville to Hepper were AMAZING! Tons of twisties and a handfull of haripins! Better yet, practically NO TRAFFIC!
John Day River...
I'll post more after beer and burgers! Stay tuned!