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Washington State Route 503 (South Leg)

For those not from Western Washington, State Route 503 may need a bit of explanation. This road starts over at Interstate 5 and heads East to the village of Yale, then turns to the South and down towards Vancouver, Washington. While the West Leg of 503 is a nice little road, it’s becoming increasingly urbanized …

Washington State Route 9

State Route 9 is one of Washington State’s finer examples of a rural highway. The curves are well-engineered and most of the curves have very good visibility. The pavement is very high-quality, to the point of being in a shockingly well-maintained state from the viewpoint of this jaded Seattle moto-commuter. There’s also no lack of …

Mineral Hill Road

An interesting side road will take you up into the small town of Mineral. It’s a far more twisty road than SR7 with very short sightlines. The north end of the road is particularly aggressive with the road making a nearly continuous climb up the north face of the ridge the village of Mineral it …

Gifford-Pinchot Forest Service Road 25

Back in 2004, I wrote the following about a trip I did in August of that year. Several weeks prior to the ‘Beaver Blast’ put together by my cycling club, I mentioned to one of my co-workers that I would be going to Oregon. We’d been talking about doing FR25 <sic>together for about a year, …