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Monthly archives: November, 2007

Oregon Route 202

Editor’s Note: Garmin GPX file added at the bottom The first time that I rode through in August of 2007, the western stretch of this road was a wondrous piece of pavement with fresh, racetrack-smooth pavement that was to die for even in the wet. Then the paving stopped. And it became an adventure road. …

Rock Island Grade Road

Nestled in a bend of the Columbia River is the Rock Island Dam. This dam and the eponymous nearby community sits in a little spot along the river that looks like the river channel used to flow though there. Just a few miles east of Rock Island Grade and quite near the dam, is an …

Oregon Route 229, the ‘Siletz Highway’

Another rural highway, this one runs along the Siletz River in the Central Oregon Coast. As you can see from the map below, this road doesn’t lack for curves. There’s many lovely corners on this roadway, and I very much enjoyed following a souped-up Ford Mustang piloted by a local chap who really knew the …