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Monthly archives: January, 2008

Oregon Route 540 ‘Cape Arago Highway’

Out along the Oregon Coast, on the tidewater side of US101, the intrepid motorcyclist can find the Cape Arago Highway. This highly scenic roadway begins at the west end of Newmark Avenue in Charleston, Oregon at Empire Boulevard and follows the edge of Coos Bay out to the South Slough Bridge after which 7 Devils …

Miami River Road

I had a lovely opportunity to ride this road recently. While the weather wasn’t anywhere near perfect, it’s probably what you can also expect along the Oregon Coast most of the year. This road does lack a bit in engineering with its frequent bumps and dips, but it’s a fine weekday cruise. Weekday, you ask? …

Oregon Route 19 ‘John Day Highway’

A fine example of the Eastern Oregon highway-building, Oregon Route 19 does a little bit of a Jeckyl & Hyde routine. With this in mind, I’ll be covering this road in sections. Viewing the road from south to north, it follows Eastern Oregon’s John Day River from the US Route 26 junction in the midst …

Old Pendleton River Road

This little stretch of road is a welcome break if you’re droning along I-84. I’ve seen it mentioned in a number of different motorcycle forums as an alternative route to whatever other road they had originally planned to do. Obvious from the responses of other motorcyclists, it’s not perceived as a destination road in its …