Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ride to Bandon, Oregon

Sunday my husband and I are taking off on a ride to Bandon, Oregon. The town is on the southern Oregon coast not far from California. My elderly aunt lives there and we like to go down every few years and check up on her. It is also a lovely little fishing town with not much to do except enjoy looking at the beautiful rock formations in the ocean and walk the beach.

We decided to go suddenly when the weather looked like it was going to stay dry and warm for yet another week. Here in the Northwest it is always a gamble whether we will have rain or not as summer ends. Once it comes, you can kiss summer goodbye.

We'll be going on the Vulcan and the Victory with only what items we can stuff into our saddlebags. My husband also borrowed a T-bag from a friend so we should have plenty of room. We'll take two days to get to Bandon, stay a day or so, and then two days to come back. We plan to be back home on Thursday evening.

Our route will go across on the Edmonds ferry to the Olympic peninsula. We'll take back roads all the way down to Astoria, Oregon. From there we will follow the coastal highway all the way to Bandon. If there aren't too many RVs on the road to slow us down, we should have a fun ride. The coastal highway is a winding two-lane road so there are not many places to pass. My friend and her husband are also heading down the coast on a British car rally, so we'll probably see alot of sports cars along the way.

I will be taking photos as we go so stay tuned for a fun virtual trip.

10 comments:

B.B. said...

That should be a beautiful ride, can't wait for the pictures. Have fun and be safe!

mrs rc said...

I have absolutely no idea where you are talking about, but it sounds like it will be beautiful!! Can't wait for the story when you get back. Ride safe.

Dale said...

Nice! Have fun!!

Sangfroid said...

Great! Riding along the coast is wonderful :-)
Have a safe ride and post updates too!

Cheers.

FLHX_Dave said...

Have fun. I'm all for a virtual trip right about now.

Rick said...

have a great ride!

irondad said...

I always start out on Highway 101 with good intentions. In other words, getting into a state of mind where I know it's going to be slow going and that I'm just going to kick back and enjoy the scenery. You know what they say about the road to that hot place being paved with good intentions!

Do you think being on a cruiser helps with that mental state?

Masked Rider Boogaloo said...

Sounds good! Have fun! post tome pics!

Masked Rider Boogaloo said...

Don't forget the pictures! Have fun, and ride safe!

"Joker" said...

I'm sure the countryside out there is awesome - minus the rain of course! Can't wait to see the pics and here the details.