Route 47 and Scappoose Vernonia Highway

June 10, 2017

Rode Highway 30 from Portland to Clatskanie and for the return trip I took Route 47 to the Scappoose Vernoia Highway until it rejoined 30. Just shy of a 3 hour ride with a distance of 110 miles. The Highway 30 is boring slab until it changes from four to two lanes near Rainier. Highway 47 The junction of 30 and 47 is easy to miss, use the... View Article

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 off the main road. Fun ride but I’d not push it too hard. Rocky Point Road is just off highway... View Article

Sauvie Island

May 25, 2017

My usual short motorcycle ride route is to head out to Sauvie Island. Sauvie is a good out and back trip when you’ve only got an hour or so to burn. Varied roads, scenic and generally not too much traffic or excitement other than occasional wildlife and farm equipment.  This time I hit both parts but usually just do the main loop. This route is... View Article

Trojan Park – Rainier, OR

May 23, 2017

Just a short motorcycle ride today. Hwy 30 is pretty much a straight slog heading north from Portland. When you get about 10 miles from the park it goes to two lanes and a bit curvy. The road is more interesting north of the park heading to the coast but I didn’t go that far this time.