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Oregon State Route 53

Everyone that’s persevered sufficiently to read much of my writing knows that I’ve got a thing for old roads. New roads are fun and they’re fast, but they don’t satisfy me unless they have a bit of history behind them. This one doesn’t sound spectacular, but it’s a great little road that usually gets you …

Cloquallum Road (Shelton – Elma, WA)

This a classic forest road in the rural backwoods of Western Washington. Nestled within the glacial river valleys that once drained Puget Sound down to Grays Harbor, this road is bracketed throughout its entire 24 mile length by ridges, ponds and hillsides. Just as you would expect from geography and location, the road is tree-lined …

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. …

7 Devils Road (Charleston, OR)

My July 2007 update: 7 Devils Road is situation right on the coast south of Coos Bay at Charleston, Oregon. This road has been highly recommended by many people I’ve met and it’s conveniently situation near the western terminus of OR42 and OR42S at US101. Well, now I know why. This road, 7 Devils Road, …