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Old 10-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Colorado to Oregon to California, and beyond.

Leaving from the Denver, Colorado area in a few days and heading vaguely north and west. Plan to arrive at the Oregon coast near Reedsport and then turn south to follow the coast through Big Sur and by then I should know where I'm headed next.
I'll be on my loaded Concours so it's primarily blacktop on this tour. Hoping to see the sights and meet up with other inmates along the way for coffee or a beer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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i've done something similar.
i went out 40 towards steamboat and then up towards flaming gorge and angled NW towards evanston and than north into ID and over boise through the mtns and OR 26 west. OR 26 is by far the most interesting way to cross.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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i've done something similar.
i went out 40 towards steamboat and then up towards flaming gorge and angled NW towards evanston and than north into ID and over boise through the mtns and OR 26 west. OR 26 is by far the most interesting way to cross.
I've looked at similar routes. I want to go through the Medicine Bow area, for sure, so it looks like I'll go through the Poudre rather than through the park.
I'll check out OR 26.
Did you just sell a Connie?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #4
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Highway 26
I also highly recommend 242 (the Old McKenzie Pass) going west out of Sisters Or.
Highway 34 (Alsea Highway) between Corvallis Or. and Waldport is a good bit of twisty road and a good way to get to the ocean and 101.
Old town Florence Or. is a good place to stop and get a bite to eat or maybe a coffee at the Siuslaw River Coffee Co.
Not much in Reedsport to speak of.
Winchester Bay is an interesting little fishing port.
If you are camping Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, near Crescent City Cal., has a wonderful campground and redwoods.
Go west at Leggett Calif. on Hwy 1 and stay on the coast.

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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I've looked at similar routes. I want to go through the Medicine Bow area, for sure, so it looks like I'll go through the Poudre rather than through the park.
I'll check out OR 26.
Did you just sell a Connie?
yep. it was timboat's bike not mine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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I also highly recommend 242 (the Old McKenzie Pass) going west out of Sisters Or.


yes! that road rocks. the eastern section goes through a lava field.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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i've done something similar.
i went out 40 towards steamboat and then up towards flaming gorge and angled NW towards evanston and than north into ID and over boise through the mtns and OR 26 west. OR 26 is by far the most interesting way to cross.
Having lunch in Burns, OR. I had hoped to take 26 west but it was raining up that way so I've been on 20, which has had some lovely twisties.


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Old 10-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Speaking of 26's... hwy26 (in CA) is also fantastic. I went west, directly out of Red Bluff, CA... towards coast.. (Google it) 130 miles, 2,200 turns, (the bar-keep at a place mid-way told me... ) some of the sweetest twisties, and beautiful mountains I've been on. (of course, I was in a 12-passenger van, full of my son's school mates, on a ranch trip... ) but I was imagining I was on my GS... (leaning into the turns in my drivers captains chair, don't cha kno) and for sure will return there on my bike soon... amazing.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #9
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Making my way back to CO in a generally east by south direction dictated by the weather.
I'm trying to skirt the cold weather just to the north until the warmup this weekend but icy roads are a challenge.
Now in Ely, NV and headed out soon. Yesterday rode what is billed as The Loneliest Road in America - awesome country with HUGE vistas.


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