There were 5 ORR participants in the Rose City 500 on May 11. Riding were 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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