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Monthly archives: July, 2007

Crater Lake Loop

For a meager $5 admission (per person) you can visit a site of lovely twisty roads and incomparable beauty (this coming from a Seattle-ite). Crater Lake is sited in Southern Oregon, not terribly far from the California State Line. Crater Lake is quite popular with West Coast motorcyclists, as shown by motorcycle license plates from …

Wawawai Canyon Road / Wawawai Road

“I must say, old chap. This is one delectable piece of pavement.” Yes, that really is the phrase that went through my mind as I was absolutely tearing down this little stretch of asphalt bliss. When not cackling like a proverbial witch, that is. At one recent event over in Eastern Washington, I was fortunate …

Mosquito Lake Road

This is something of a preliminary report, as I’ve been twice prevented from traveling this road end to end. In late February of 2005, I ran into sheet ice on this road with temps in the mid-30s, and a 4-month road closure to put in a new concrete bridge span in September of 2005. Thus, …

US Interstate 5 (Medford, OR – Green, OR)

The passes north of Grants Pass, Oregon are an absolute delight. You’re probably thinking, “But it’s a four-lane freeway, it must have been horribly boring.” Not so, not so. The sweeper were all marked at 50-55 which could easily be taken at 75 and as it was a rural Oregon freeway, the tractor-trailers would not …