Portland Trip 2014: Day One Pictures

I took the most pictures this day. Lots of reasons why, but mostly because it was so cold I was stopping more, and it was a light day for travel so I had the time to stop.

All Packed up and ready to go.

All Packed up and ready to go.

A short break along Hwy 1

A short break along Hwy 1

Stopping in the sunshine in Jenner to warm up a bit.

Stopping in the sunshine in Jenner to warm up a bit.

I might have stopped more if this wasn't all I could see for nearly all of the morning.

I might have stopped more if this wasn’t all I could see for nearly all of the morning.

After lunch and right before Highway One cuts inland for the lost coast the sun came out and it was glorious.

After lunch and right before Highway One cuts inland for the lost coast the sun came out and it was glorious.

I dropped down off of 101 to follow the Avenue of the Giants. I have video, I'll share later.

I dropped down off of 101 to follow the Avenue of the Giants. I have video, I’ll share later.

Couldn't stay for the full sunset, I was getting hungry.

Couldn’t stay for the full sunset, I was getting hungry.

Not a normal use for a Ducati Monster, but it did the job.

Not a normal use for a Ducati Monster, but it did the job.

 

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Target Portland: Total Miles

On 299 looking back on where I'd been.

On 299 looking back on where I’d been.

I’m still sorting through the pictures and my notes and thoughts from my amazing ride to and from Portland. Over all it was a fantastic journey with some great roads. I was curious how many miles I had covered so I did some maps on Google tracing my actual routes traveled and I came up with the following.

Day One was 350 Miles
Day Two was 562 Miles
Day Three was spent in Portland with Family, I did run some errands, but no real miles traveled.
Day Four was 513 Miles
Final day was 565

It’ totals up like this:
912 miles San Bruno to Portland
1078 miles Portland to San Bruno
Total 1990 miles

My mechanics must love it when I do 1/3 of the miles for my next service in 5 days…

 

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Safely Home

I’m back and working on getting my thoughts and pictures together.

For now you can find 12 or so pictures on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/motocynic

I was almost home yesterday evening, but I had to stop and get this picture.

I was almost home yesterday evening, but I had to stop and get this picture.

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Highway 101

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I stopped to take this yesterday morning while in Oregon heading home. I am still working toward home. Currently stopped in Redding CA for an early lunch/late breakfast. I’ll be home later tonight and hopefully have time to write a little about all the adventures I’ve had.

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Old school

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It’s been a long awesome day of riding. I’m “blogging” old school until I get back.

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Target Portland: THE PLAN

I’m off on the adventure. I got up before the sun and am on the Road. I’ve got my routes picked and my gear packed up. Before I left I spent some time looking at the real details of the trip, I would love to just wing it, but I don’t think I want to risk being stuck at my campsite with no food, or risk running out of gas in the middle of nowhere. So I came up with this, so I would know approximately when I would need to get gas and food, it also gives my Lovely Wife some details so she knows where I’ll be.

Gas Stops and other details

Day One

I Hope to be on the Road by 6 AM so I can avoid traffic completely in SF and in the North Bay.

  • Mill Valley- Gas and Breakfast
  • Fort Bragg- Gas and Lunch
  • Arcata- Gas if I need it before Camping at Patricks Point, but I’ll most likely be back for dinner. Just need enough to go the 80 or so miles to get to my first break on..

Day Two

I hope to be on the road with the sunrise (6:30 AM) since it’s a long day of riding. There was rain forecast, but no longer. I’ve actually changed this route lat minute to cut some time out of the ride. But this is roughly how it looks.

  • Orleans- Gas
  • Medford- Gas and Lunch
  • Bend- Gas and Coffee Break?
  • Eugene- Gas and Hopefully Dinner with a Cousin before heading to Portland

Day Three – Nothing, visiting Family in Portland

Day Four

The pressure to get out early won’t be as strong, but I should be on the road by 7 AM.

  • Portland- Gas and Breakfast
  • Newport (or ideally 20 miles past on Hwy 20) Gas
  • Albany, Corvallis, or Lebanon Area- Gas and Lunch
  • Bend- Gas
  • Klamath Falls (or once again further on by a 25 miles)- Gas and (a early?) Dinner and Shopping for Dessert for Camping?

Day Five

Another Early Start since it’s one of my longest days. Hopefully on the road with the Sun again.

  • Nearest Gas Station to campground (hopefully there will be one with in ~100 miles)
  • Redding- Gas, Coffee Break
  • Garberville- Gas, Lunch (185 miles from Anderson, prob need gas before this)
  • Then I’m on 101 till I get home. Stopping for gas when I need it, but I’ll be in a pretty populated areas by the time I’ll need gas again. But Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park are both with in range.

Hopefully I’ll be home in time for dinner.

 

 

 

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Last Minute Checking

This week has been filled with last minute checks on my packing lists and nearly not stop checking the weather forecasts for all over northern California and Oregon.

I’ve been gathering all my gear together into a pile the last couple of days and I’ll pack it all up tonight.

In addition to packing I put my SAE battery connector back on my bike, so I could charge my phone while on the road. I also had to fix my Aerostich. The right leg zipper broke, well the pull tab completely fell apart. So I had to put a new one on. Thankfully that wasn’t as hard I I remember it being. (not that it was easy)

I’m super excited about this trip and I can’t wait to get on the road! I’m going to try and post up while I’m gone, but I’m sure they’ll be brief notes if they get done at all. I plan on focusing on riding and I’ll catch up with it all when I get back.

 

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