Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Please note: I did this road in June of 2009. Much has changed in Central Oregon since then and some services are no longer available. During my week in Central Oregon last summer, I’d met and spoken with many riders who’d ridden up US 395 and come up through John Day. They were looking for… Continue reading Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Aladdin Road

Up in the far reaches of Northern Washington, nearly bumping into Canada even, is a wonderful little backroad perfect for sport-touring. Why, you might ask would you go all the way up there to ride good roads? One fine reason is there’s hardly any other traffic on them. 37 miles of rural 2-lane with only… Continue reading Aladdin Road

Washington State Route 142

Washington State Route 142 is one of those odd little rural highways that were carved out of the native landscape to serve some of the small and medium sized town in the area. The section from Goldendale to the first set of twisties is about 8 miles long, but once you’ve got the straight section… Continue reading Washington State Route 142

Quincy-Mayger Loop

Northwestern Oregon is a treasure trove of fantastic motorcycle roads. Many of the roads are very mountainous in nature with lots of fir trees and log trucks. This one, on the river side of US30 is a bit different. This one runs through a still hilly but far more agricultural and bucolic settings than the… Continue reading Quincy-Mayger Loop

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… Continue reading Washington State Route 503 (South Leg)