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Oregon Motorcycle Roads: The Elkhorn and Blue Mountain Scenic Byways

A bike on a road not far from Fossil.

Bruce and Sharon Hansen
November 5, 2008

story and photography by Bruce and Sharon Hansen [Oregon Motorcycle Roads: The Elkhorn and Blue Mountain Scenic Byways was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the December 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Why go? The story of a virgin landscape, raped by a hotel-sized dredge, a vast fire-ravaged... Read more »

Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Rides: Wasco County and beyond

Oregon twists and turns east of Antelope

Sean Coker
July 11, 2008

story and photography by Sean Coker [Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Rides: Wasco County and beyond was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Don’t call it a ghost town. Shaniko, Oregon, has maintained a population of 30 people, but it’s a far cry from the... Read more »

Exploring Crater Lake on a Softail Standard

Rider Magazine
March 26, 2007

Timing, as they say, is everything. That was certainly the case with this trip. Editor Buzzelli had asked me to go to Coos Bay, Oregon, to pick up the Softail project bike (see page 41) that Jerry Smith had, and then ride it back to AR’s office. Simple enough, it would seem. What could possibly go... Read more »

Exploring the Oregon Coast

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the most westerly point of the lower 48 states.

Tad L. Hetu
September 1, 2005

Each of the previous two years, my three buddies and I have taken week-long trips into the high desert of eastern Washington and Oregon and up into Canada. Both times we were burned to a crisp in the record high temperatures, which hit more than 100 degrees F, even in Canada. Tired of rides where our... Read more »

Riding the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon

A beach on the Columbia River at Skamokawa Vista Park near Skamokawa, Washington.

Tad L. Hetu
July 11, 2003

(This article Riding the Lewis and Clark Trail: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary on Two Wheels was published in the July 2003 issue of Rider magazine.) At this place we had wintered and remained from the 7th of Decr. 1805 to this day and have lived as well as we had any right to expect, and we can... Read more »

A Lap of Jefferson (Oregon) on a Honda GL1800

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Jerry Smith
May 11, 2003

(This article A State of MIND: A Lap of Jefferson on a Honda GL1800, was published in the May 2003 issue of Rider magazine.) It’s sort of Stephen King-ish, really, to wake up one morning and find out the place you’ve been living for years is actually someplace else. A couple of years ago I found... Read more »

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