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I haven't been to the coast for about 6 years so I told my Mom I was going for a ride and headed to Lincoln city
It didn't help that it was 25 degrees cooler over there then in the valley too
I ended up putting 150 miles on the bike today, got some hill climbing and passing experience too which was nice. Here is a photo I snapped with my phone, looking out over Siletz bay, you can see why it was 25 degrees cooler too


 

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that looks like a nice place to go camping or fishing.....dang now i want to go camping and fishing now thank you very much ohm
 

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Looks like an awesome ride Ohm. That stretch of Hwy 101 between lincoln city and Newport is one of the finest stretches of Highway on planet earth IMO. I have yet to take the GL to the coast, but it's definitely on my short list.
 

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As I said I was itching to go, puts the freedom of riding a bike into perspective.
 

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As I said I was itching to go, puts the freedom of riding a bike into perspective.


Hi,



Next time for a ride ... try going east on hwy 22 to National Developent Road 46(Called "Brietenbush Road" in Detroit)north through the park to hwy 224 ... be sure to take your swimsuit with you! I dodn't have one and wished I did.



You can then pick up hwy 211 to hwy 5 home. You will be tired of twisty roads by the time you reach hwy 5.



I rode some of this in July on my way to Portland.
 

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Hi,



Next time for a ride ... try going west on hwy 22 to National Developent Road 46(Called "Brietenbush Road" in Detroit)north through the park to hwy 224 ... be sure to take your swimsuit with you! I dodn't have one and wished I did.



You can then pick up hwy 211 to hwy 5 home. You will be tired of twisty roads by the time you reach hwy 5.



I rode some of this in July on my way to Portland.


You mean east on 22
I want to ride out to Bend sometime as well but not this year I think, maybe I well go for a concert at the amphitheater.
 

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You mean east on 22
I want to ride out to Bend sometime as well but not this year I think, maybe I well go for a concert at the amphitheater.


You're right ... east. You are a good 40-50 miles west of Bend, which is about the same distance that I came, which was Redmond.



If you do the ride and plan to stop to do some swimming ... figure 8 hours. There are some really neat place to swim if you are prepared for it.
 

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You're right ... east. You are a good 40-50 miles west of Bend, which is about the same distance that I came, which was Redmond.



If you do the ride and plan to stop to do some swimming ... figure 8 hours. There are some really neat place to swim if you are prepared for it.




David,



I think this is the road you're referring to. It's pretty popular run for the two wheel crowd. You're absolutely right about their being quite a bit of kick ass swimming holes all along the way.



This video was posted on a local rider forum by some sport bike guys. These guys are batshit crazy and none of this should be attempted by anyone else. I actually lost a good freind in a car accident at the 180 degree turn at minute 3:21. Flipped a truck late at night and he was killed instantly.



The video does give you an idea of the beautiful country we have out here. You could take this ride in about two hours an really soak up the scenery...I'm sure these douchebags did it in about 45 minutes.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egd931_gHLg
 

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Actually I am a good 150 miles west of Bend, it takes 2.5-3hrs to get there if you obey the speed limit and the way they patrol that road you obey the speed limit
 

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David,



I think this is the road you're referring to. It's pretty popular run for the two wheel crowd. You're absolutely right about their being quite a bit of kick ass swimming holes all along the way.



This video was posted on a local rider forum by some sport bike guys. These guys are batshit crazy and none of this should be attempted by anyone else. I actually lost a good freind in a car accident at the 180 degree turn at minute 3:21. Flipped a truck late at night and he was killed instantly.



The video does give you an idea of the beautiful country we have out here. You could take this ride in about two hours an really soak up the scenery...I'm sure these douchebags did it in about 45 minutes.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egd931_gHLg


This rider with the camera in this video doesn't know how to set up his bike.It never should have been bouncing that much on those roads. His suspension is set too stiff to properly absorb the road imperfections.



The rider ahead of the cameraman is not riding properly. The rider should not be sliding around like he is, as the bike is not leaned over far enough to warrant the movement. It is obvious to me that the rider doesn't use nor understand counter-steering. Going fast on the straightaways doesn't mean you know how to ride ... just that the bike goes fast. I mean the bike never even comes close to scraping the pegs, even though he is hanging off the bike like that.



Watching them and having just ridden that road last summer I am sure I could out-ride them with my old GL650. The GL500 doesn't have enough torque to pull through the curves at higher speeds ...



Please ... don't ride like those guys ... not because of the speed, but because they don't know how to ride.



Also, if you don't want to piss off the public and give riders a bad name, don't pass in no passing zones and ride like an idiot.



I will get off the soapbox now.
 
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