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Old 07-04-2010, 08:01 AM   #1
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Dependence Day Ride

We have our first Advanced Class/Mini Tour scheduled for July 16~18, 2010. We rode out July 3rd to check the Western Gorge Mini Tour route. Amy hopped in the sidecar and my brother, David, joined us aboard his Harley.

We crossed over to Washington and headed up SR14

Road construction was halted for the holiday weekend, but it looks like I may need to find a work around for this leg.

We crossed the Columbia back into Oregon on the Bridge of the Gods


A short hop on the freeway brought us to the backdoor of the Old Highway and, eventually, Multnomah Falls.
Multnomah Falls


We wound our way up to Crown Point
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After a lunch break we looped back around Mt.Hood


I picked up a hitch hiker near ZigZag, when Smokey the Bear hopped in the hack
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Some of the route had Dave dirtbikin' the Hawg
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The Rhodies and the Bear Grass were in bloom at the higher elevations.
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Dave "It is a dualsport bike if I say it's a dualsport bike!"
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Raker Point
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A single lane paved go-kart track through the woods-perfect!






We dropped off the mountain into the lush farmland of the Hood River Valley




We had a lovely day of riding;150 miles of beautiful, twisting roads down through the Columbia River Gorge and back up over the flanks of Mt.Hood.


Join Adventure Sidecar on the Western Gorge Mini Tour July 16~18,2010
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:28 PM   #4
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:02 PM   #7
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Lot's of great corners on this leg of the route!

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Old 07-09-2010, 05:51 AM   #8
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The Devil's Backbone

Even more corners with steep climbs and drops as we switchbacked across the Devil's Backbone!

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Old 07-09-2010, 03:46 PM   #9
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #10
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Great ride along the Columbia

The Columbia River Gorge is always in my Top 10 Favorites.

The below map has just a few of the 100+ Lewis and Clark campsites along the Columbia. As you probably know, Bridge of the Gods was indirectly named by William Clark 120 yrs before the bridge was built. He stumbled across hundreds of Indian graves along the banks of the Columbia below where the bridge is today. All the grave markers were made of wood so they are long gone, but Clark called the area "Camp of the Gods". (All the dates on the map are 1805 and 1806)


Hard to believe one mother could have one handsome son and one ugly one...or maybe it's cause he rides a Harley.

More pictures if you got'em. Thanks for sharing! Be glad to share more L&C campsite locations if you have an interest.

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Geeze man, 600 Bandit with a side car.... Cool as Sh!t.... How'd you come up with that.

Love the photos.



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Oh I got a B12... 1999. Just to complete the friggin thought.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:42 AM   #13
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Thanx for the map! Lewis and Clark are among my heroes(Jefferson, too)!


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The Columbia River Gorge is always in my Top 10 Favorites.

The below map has just a few of the 100+ Lewis and Clark campsites along the Columbia. As you probably know, Bridge of the Gods was indirectly named by William Clark 120 yrs before the bridge was built. He stumbled across hundreds of Indian graves along the banks of the Columbia below where the bridge is today. All the grave markers were made of wood so they are long gone, but Clark called the area "Camp of the Gods". (All the dates on the map are 1805 and 1806)


Hard to believe one mother could have one handsome son and one ugly one...or maybe it's cause he rides a Harley.

More pictures if you got'em. Thanks for sharing! Be glad to share more L&C campsite locations if you have an interest.

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Nice ! Love the pics and video. That sidehack rig is Sweet
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #15
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Geeze man, 600 Bandit with a side car.... Cool as Sh!t.... How'd you come up with that.

Love the photos.



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I was looking for good, cheap bikes to start Adventure Sidecar with. I ended up with 2 KLR 650's and 2 Bandit 600's.



The Bandits proved to be a little too much bike for beginners-70hp and a quick throttle can make for some exciting "moments" out on the field, so I am moving to all KLR's for the classes.

(some of the student's loved the Suzuki-I could hardly pry Andy's boy, Jon, off of it!)


But I do like the little Suzuki. The Bandit is one of the great motorcycle bargains out there-high build quality, reliable and inexpensive. The handling solo or with a hack is great as are the brakes, suspension and engine. The frame readily accepts sidecar mounts with simple modification. I love this bike!


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