Portland, Oregon to Westport, California

April 27, 2018
Entering California

I left Portland early Monday morning on the BMW R1200R, traveling light and heading east on Route 26. It got chilly as the highway gained altitude over the pass but it was warm when I left so I hadn't bothered [more]

Route 47 and Scappoose-Vernonia Highway, Oregon

June 10, 2017

I took Highway 30 from Portland to Clatskanie today, and for the return trip I took Route 47 to Scappoose-Vernoia Highway until it rejoined 30. Just shy of a 3 hour ride with a distance of 110 miles. The Highway [more]

Rocky Point Road Loop

May 26, 2017

Only a 32 mile loop but very twisty and almost no traffic on a weekday. Uphill portion of the ride is almost entirely curves with a couple of serious hairpins. Gravel in some of the apexes due to dirt roads [more]

Sauvie Island, Oregon

May 25, 2017
Sauvie Island

My usual short motorcycle ride route is to head to Sauvie Island from Portland. Sauvie is a good out and back trip when you've only got an hour or so to burn. Varied roads, scenic and generally light traffic [more]