Category Archives: Cars & motorcycles

The Road Home

We packed up our bikes and headed out of John Day on a beautiful Sunday morning.   We agreed to take a different route back to Portland, so instead of Highway 26 all the way back, we took 26 to Highway … Continue reading

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Messing Around John Day

We had two full days in John Day to explore the area and the rally.   We ran into the expected, (large amounts of BMW motorcycles), and the unexpected, (a pet bobcat). We spent our two days riding around sightseeing, visiting … Continue reading

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On The Road Again; Portland to John Day and the Chief Joseph Rally

A yearly event since the 1970s for the BMW Riders Of Oregon is the Chief Joseph Rally.  The first several years the rally was held in Joseph, Oregon, named for the famous Nez Perce Chief (Nez Perce call themselves Niimiipuu).  … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 6. The Longest Ride

We rose pretty early on Sunday for the final stretch home.  Lance rose earliest and saw a doe and fawn near the house, capturing them on my camera.   When I popped out of bed to see them, they were … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 5. Awesome Motorcycle Roads

We packed up and were on our way out of Eureka by just past 8 am.  As with all three days in Eureka, we rode out in low hanging fog and mist so thick it required many swipes of my … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 4. Just Messing Around

Friday was our “messing around”day.  It’s a good idea to keep at least one day as an unscheduled free day because we always find something we’d like to do. We started our day having breakfast at the Samoa Cookhouse, an … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 3. The Avenue of the Giants

The agenda for the day was to ride the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park and have lunch at the Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka.  We accomplished both.  The northern entrance to the Avenue of the Giants … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip Day 2, 101 South

After a relatively early muster of 8 am, we hit 101 headed south.  I had read about a good breakfast stop in a local magazine, the Spoon, so that was our first stop. After eggs and about 3 pots of … Continue reading

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Redwoods Road Trip, Day 1

The idea for a motorcycle road trip to the Redwoods came last fall when I read an article about the Lost Coast in the October 2015 issue of Sunset magazine.  With the purchase of my “new” 1987 BMW K75S in … Continue reading

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First Ride

This past March I purchased a classic motorcycle sight unseen, but at the recommendation of my sister.   It is a 1987 BMW K75.  It wasn’t until this Memorial Day weekend that I got to see and ride my new … Continue reading

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