Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Detroit Lake Loop from Portland

If you're a motorcyclist and live in the Portland area then you should already know that 224 out through Estacada is your bread n' butter. Not but a few miles beyond Clackamas and you're out in some of the most beautiful roadways the Mt Hood National Forest has to offer. I like to hit this area up for all of my summertime after-work rides.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yamhill Lavender Festival and Joan Jett in Lincoln City

I'ma be real for a moment and profess my love of Lavender. Yup. I said it. Lavender Festivals and Dualsports go together like bees and flowers. Don't believe me? Well think about it. Most lavender farms are located in rural areas which are often low traffic, smooth roads, and high scenery value. The farms themselves will convert unused fields to parking lots which is where the dualsport comes in. Streetbikes and irrigation fields do not go well together...

Try it out sometime. Find a local lavender fest and pick out a good route to several farms. It'll likely take you into unexplored countryside and each stop will probably have ice cream or at least chocolates.