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Offline XLOrgn

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An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:15:19 PM »
Rolled out early to enjoy some of the best moto roads in Oregon. The route from Portland to Fossil is a delightful blend of scenery and miles of curvy goodness.  Getting out around 4:30am allows me to avoid the city traffic and leaves plenty of time for picture taking and general lolligagging.

Early enough for a lovely sunrise...
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maybe the clouds will lift while perusing informative plaque :smoking:
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Well, you get what get and you don't throw a fit
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And then it look like dis
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Back to Hood River to catch some interstate, wow it's the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler :chili:
https://www.portlandspirit.com/sternwheeler.php

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Nice town, great name.
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Gettin' some of that Bakeoven lovin'
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Antelope, OR. If it rings a bell maybe you've seen the recent Netflix documentary "Wild Wild Country"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk

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The fun really starts twixt Antelope and Fossil
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Intermittent views of other peaks in the Cascades
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Straight roads need not apply
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Clarno unit of the John Day Fossil Beds
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The descent into Fossil is the most green I've ever seen it
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Gassed up in Fossil, it's lunchtime on the reversed route home.  Parked in a camp chair, listened to a songbird, and enjoyed the scent of the junipers on the breeze. Bliss.
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Not my favorite sign
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North of Antelope
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Back to the eroded basalt of the gorge
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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 03:26:34 PM »
Absolutely m/c nirvana!   :thumbsup:
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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:52:01 PM »
Absolutely m/c nirvana!   :thumbsup:

It's not too shabby, but sometimes I forget :augie:

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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 06:14:38 PM »
To hell with coming to a spring meet in VA, I'm coming out your way! ;)
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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 06:28:37 PM »
Antelope, OR. If it rings a bell maybe you've seen the recent Netflix documentary "Wild Wild Country"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk

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Back in my day we called it Rajneeshpuram!
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Offline XLOrgn

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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 09:37:11 AM »
Antelope, OR. If it rings a bell maybe you've seen the recent Netflix documentary "Wild Wild Country"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk

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Back in my day we called it Rajneeshpuram!

That is the subject of the documentary, very informative and thought provoking.  It is 6 hrs long but quite bingeable if one has interest in the topic.

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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 09:40:48 AM »
To hell with coming to a spring meet in VA, I'm coming out your way! ;)

How could a cross-country trip not be exciting?  I would happily offer route suggestions thru MT, ID, PNW  :beerchug:

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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 10:35:11 AM »
Beautiful roads!
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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 11:23:46 AM »
It's so nice to see PNW ride reports.  Looks wonderful. 
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Re: An old fossil moseys to Fossil
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 11:54:03 AM »
Oregon is highly underrated for both scenery and roads. I wish I had discovered it earlier  8)
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