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I was thinking of all the new to the Columbia River Gorge riders that might like a tip or two on the rides runs and local runs in and out of the Gorge. Not to mention camps, tunnels, bridges. Out of Clark County Vancouver heading out...



PS. Keltic ( I did not order a CB). I need some help installing some new equipment. (I will not receive a CD next week). The piggybackers (females) get a little frothy and fangy.
 

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For new riders, Tom Mehren's book on rides in the Columbia River Gorge is a great starting point. It's available from http://www.SoundRider.com

For me the following come immediately to mind:


  1. Ride the length of WA 14
  2. At Carson, head north on the Wind River Road, FS90, FS25 up to US12 at Randle. A neat side trip is FS99.
  3. Ride WA141 and WA141Alt to Trout Lake. Ride FS 23 up to FS90, head west and turn south on FS88
  4. Ride BZ Corner off WA141 to Glenwood
  5. Ride Glenwood to Goldendale
  6. Ride the Goldendale / Bickleton Road to Bickleton and then to Prosser
  7. Ride the Hoctor Road off US97 south of Goldendale east by the Wind Farms and come out on old WA8 (Old Lady Road)
That's a few to get started with. All are good/great on a Wing.

Timmer

I was thinking of all the new to the Columbia River Gorge riders that might like a tip or two on the rides runs and local runs in and out of the Gorge. Not to mention camps, tunnels, bridges. Out of Clark County Vancouver heading out...
 

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Thanks Tim I have not been to or near Prosser in yrs something to look forward to in the future:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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NE Washougal River Road

Washougal to 14. 205 State 500 to NE Blair Road. NE Washougal River Road to Salmon Falls Road 14 to Carson. Good afternoon ride from Vancouver Portland. Good local curvy road.

Any tunnel stories, I went blind in the 5 tunnels with sungrasses on..since they are not lit, than a log truck passing in another, then wind gust on the other sides.

SamA 2006 Gl1800 "Goldie"
Aprillia 500GT ABS
 

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For new riders, Tom Mehren's book on rides in the Columbia River Gorge is a great starting point. It's available from http://www.SoundRider.com

For me the following come immediately to mind:


  1. Ride the length of WA 14
  2. At Carson, head north on the Wind River Road, FS90, FS25 up to US12 at Randle. A neat side trip is FS99.
  3. Ride WA141 and WA141Alt to Trout Lake. Ride FS 23 up to FS90, head west and turn south on FS88
  4. Ride BZ Corner off WA141 to Glenwood
  5. Ride Glenwood to Goldendale
  6. Ride the Goldendale / Bickleton Road to Bickleton and then to Prosser
  7. Ride the Hoctor Road off US97 south of Goldendale east by the Wind Farms and come out on old WA8 (Old Lady Road)
That's a few to get started with. All are good/great on a Wing.

Timmer

Tim,is there any place left in this state where you haven't been??:joke:
 

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I'm still trying to find those places. :excited:

Headed out in a few minutes on a 33 degree morning for a Gold Wing breakfast in Everett and betting Mike B and I will be two of the few on bikes.

Tim

Tim,is there any place left in this state where you haven't been??:joke:
 

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TK wish could join you but I'm still getting over my eye lid surgery and it will be about a week or so before I should ride. Still want to get up your way but it will proble be next year.
SA The piggy backer is my trailor, not the person on back:) Kelt:doorag:
 

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Ended up doing around 200 miles today from Burien to Kent, north to Everett, breakfast, south to Tumwater (Gerbings), back north to Cabelas, then north to Tacoma (Crazy Larry's Motorcycle Shop), and then back north home.

Going north at 0630, we had 3 or 4 icy patches that put a little wiggle in the ride (builds character) and we passed by one rollover on an icy curve.

It was a good day riding the ST with 2 friends on their Wings.

Timmer
 

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Columbia River Gorge runs Wa side

http://www.SoundRider.com and his book can be found all over the area. I bought it in the Stevenson, WA Information for Travelers office. A great place to stop for free local maps and road info, gas up nearby or find lunch (see links below).
However I prefer to gas up in North Bonneville Chevron. Which reminds me that one of the last Sunday mornings Ketic and I biked by North Bonneville we saw 4 unmarked patrol cars giving tickets on the big open stretch by the dam.

These they have: Good maps of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, see: www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/
or See: http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/04maps/documents/gpnf-forest-vicinity-map-8179.pdf
 

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The GP maps are excellent and are in my collection.

Tim

http://www.SoundRider.com and his book can be found all over the area. I bought it in the Stevenson, WA Information for Travelers office. A great place to stop for free local maps and road info, gas up nearby or find lunch (see links below).
However I prefer to gas up in North Bonneville Chevron. Which reminds me that one of the last Sunday mornings Ketic and I biked by North Bonneville we saw 4 unmarked patrol cars giving tickets on the big open stretch by the dam.

These they have: Good maps of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, see: www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/
or See: http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/04maps/documents/gpnf-forest-vicinity-map-8179.pdf
 
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