News Updated: June 25, 11:05pm PDT
The ORR Mt. St. Helens ride also replaced the planned ride to Cove Palisades outside Madras, OR where temperatures are still in the 90's. Lots of curves and sketchy road surface out of Cougar up to Windy Ridge. We took a different route through La Center to get to Cougar. Road surface on that stretch was excellent and some good curves to boot with light traffic. Lunch was at Lone Fir Resort in Cougar, WA. Photos from the day have been added to the gallery.
The ORR Long Beach ride replaced the planned ride to Cove Palisades outside Madras, OR where temperatures were in the 90's. Some technical riding on Canaan and Meissner roads out of Deer Island broke up the cruise westward on Hwy 30 to Westport and the ferry to Cathlamet, WA. Lunch was Fish & Chips at Castaways Seafood & Grille in Long Beach, WA. Photos are now posted.
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. Photos are now posted.
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