Manila Creek Road (Peter Dan Road)

Puget Sound riders often lament that there’s no good places to go ride that aren’t completely riddled with speed traps, but perhaps what’s needed is a new place to ride. Manila Creek Road is just such a place. While it’s not 80 miles of uninterrupted twisties like FS25, you’re not going to see much traffic… Continue reading Manila Creek Road (Peter Dan Road)

Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Leading out of the Baker City, Oregon Route 86 is the most direct route out to the Hell’s Canyon area. And as one might surmise from the maps of the roadway, it might seem a bit too straight and a bit too flat if one’s gotten spoiled by the Central Oregon roads in the previous… Continue reading Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Oregon State Route 74 ‘Heppner Highway’

As just about any decent map can tell you, 74 runs from a lonely little interchange on I-84 up by the Columbia down through small farm towns and back up to another lonely little interchange just east of Vinson on US Route 395. None of it surprising and none of it very interesting on the… Continue reading Oregon State Route 74 ‘Heppner Highway’

Oregon State Route 206 ‘Wasco-Heppner Highway’

I know a bunch of folks say these roads are boring. And I can’t argue that if you don’t enjoy open countrysides, the scenery isn’t much to write home about. One thing this stretch of 206 offers is fast and lonely sweepers. Well, lonely if you don’t count the occasional deer in the fields and… Continue reading Oregon State Route 206 ‘Wasco-Heppner Highway’

Oregon State Route 245 ‘Dooley Mountain Highway’

Way over in the eastern end of Oregon, is one of the most challenging sections of rural highway Oregon has to offer. Called Dooley Mountain Highway, it’s an amazing piece of road that leaves almost no time at all to enjoy, let alone ponder, the fantastic scenery from 4000′ or so feet up. Abandoned Barn… Continue reading Oregon State Route 245 ‘Dooley Mountain Highway’