The December Thursday evening restaurant venue is Green Dragon at 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland OR 97214. Tel: 503 517-0660 at 7:00pm.
The ride to Sherar's Bridge went ahead on Sunday, October 6. Seven bikes participated. The originally planned route was ridden except for the final leg where we took Hwy 26 back past Mt. Hood again. With fresh snow from the previous week's storms, the mountain was magnificent ! Temperatures in the desert were in the seventies as predicted with excellent visibility across the Cascade Range. The group enjoyed a good lunch in Maupin at the Imperial River Company restaurant.
The Sunday, August 11 Sherar's Bridge ride was changed to a shortened excursion to Birkenfeld due to uncertain weather in the Cascades.
The Glenwood / Klickitat ride went ahead Sunday, July 28. Six bikes took part. A section of the Appleton Klickitat road is under new gravel, but the curves in the lower section of the road toward Fisher Hill road are still intact. Temps were in the low eighties most of the time. Great riding conditions. Los Reyes is still serving good Mexican..
The Sunday, June 30 ride to The Dalles was replaced by the ride to Astoria which had been planned for later in the season. Five bikes took part. Weather was outstanding and we had a great lunch at the Wet Dog Cafe before heading back to Portland on Hwy 202 and 47 via Scappoose.
An unscheduled ride took place Sunday, June 16 out to Philomath via King's Valley. As the Wheatland Ferry was closed for dredging, an alternate route out of Newberg avoided Dundee and went south to the west of the Willamette river toward Salem and Dallas. Watch this space for a posting of the route.
An unscheduled ride took place Sunday, June 2 out to Vernonia and Washington County via the little known Canaan-Meissner road. There were 8 participants. Riding conditions were great.
There were 5 ORR participants in the Rose City 500 on May 11. Riding conditions were excellent with temperatures in the 90's out on the Warm Springs Reservation.
A new Moto Guzzi dealership has opened in Portland at 10401 NE Marx St, also the home of the Triumph Spares Scheme. There was a store Grand Opening on Saturday, May 11. Check out their recently launched website.
Ride dates for the 2013 Ride Schedule are now posted. Ride destinations to follow.
Portland's now renowned One Motorcycle Show was a three day event this year starting Friday Feb. 8 through Sunday Feb. 10. There was a record turnout. Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers and exhibitors for all their work.
The Polar Bear Run went ahead on January 1, 2013. There were doubts about conditions on the 'Papa Bear' ride so we went our own way toward Estacada and got about 80 miles in. Roads back of Beavercreek were frosty in the shade and caution was required. Nevertheless a beautiful day to kick off 2013.
Ever wondered how dual clutch transmission works ? Honda tells the story.
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