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Category «Sweepers»

Blue Slough Road (Cosmopolis, WA)

Please note: Microsoft Streets & Trips 2003 incorrectly indicates this road as South Bank Road for its entire length.This lovely little gem is a two-lane squiggle that doesn’t show up on most maps. To truly understand, it must be first put into perspective. To go to Aberdeen from the east, you take US12 on the …

Boistfort Road / Wildwood Road

This is a very nice road. Not a lot of traffic and tolerable pavement, and the houses aren’t too close together either. Most of the curves on this road are 40-50mph curves, with an occasional 20-mph right-angle corner. There’s a general store and an analog fuel pump in Boistfort. But if you turn and go …

Nestucca Valley Road

The Nestucca Valley Road is a sparsely-traveled road that croses the Coastal Range between Carlton and Beaver in Northwestern Oregon. The road is very technical with gravel in many of the corners and no discernable rhythm. It felt far more difficult than FR99 coming down from Helens. NOT a road for beginners or recently-returning riders. …

Oregon Route 58

Oregon 58 is a simple interconnecting road that takes vacationers from Interstate 5 near Eugene to US97 on the east side of the Cascades. The opposing ends of 58 are frightfully dull and arrow-straight. We will deal with the central (and more interesting) segment approximate running from Dexter to Odell Lake. The center section of …

High Bridge Road / Snoqualmie Valley Road

High Bridge Road is a short piece of pavement tucked in between the hillsides of Southern Snohomish County and the Snoqualmie River. Note: This road has become somewhat passe as it’s also a favorite of some of the high-performance enthusiasts living on the east side of King County. Due to the antics and inevitable crashes …