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Monthly archives: June, 2007

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 …

Oregon Route 180

During my recent (August 2007) trip down the Oregon Coast, I gave this road a try. At this time, I cannot recommend this road for non-dualsport motorcycles. The road surface is extremely rough and consists primarily of patches, some of which are weathered concrete in the midst of this otherwise asphalt/chip-seal roadway. This roadway has …

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 …

Idaho State Route 14 to Elk City

The road to Elk City begins about halfway down the Harpster Grade from Grangeville. The road runs along a small river with a number of very exciting rapids, and some hardy folks have even built footbridges out across the river and park their vehicles along the road. Idaho 14 is also open rangeland, which is …