News Updated: May 18, 7:15am PDT

The Corvallis OVM ride went ahead in dry conditions. King's Valley Highway and the return route through Lyons and Silverton were free of traffic making the riding easy and fun. The Woodsman restaurant in Philomath is still serving up great Thai food at the west end of town. Beautifully restored vintage motorcycles glinted in the afternoon sun at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Photos to follow.

The Rose City 500 went ahead in perfect 70 degree weather. Route took us through Lebanon, Sweet Home, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, Shaniko, Tygh Valley and home over Mt Hood. An outstanding day ride. Four ORR riders took part joined by another four from the Oregon Moto Guzzi Owners Club.

The The Dalles Seven Mile Ride ride went ahead in mostly dry conditions with some wet road surface on I-84 outbound. Seven bikes took part. Lunch at the Dufur Pastime was as dependable as ever. Highlight of the ride was the Centerville-Lyle road which was all but deserted. Photos are now posted.

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