I’m sure almost everyone who commutes on a motorcycle has a “Long Way Home” route. Basically a way to get home that is much less direct, some series of roads that is off the beaten track and typically twisty and/or more scenic.
However, a few weeks ago shortly after getting the new motorcycle I decided to try a variation on the ride. This idea was inspired by the ride I did with my brother for my birthday and again with a friend later in the summer. Basically I swap the most boring part of the old long way home for a twisty and technical stretch or road that leads to means a stretch of Highway 84 that is pretty damn amazing. The only downside is that the technical part means going pretty slow, and I lose some of my favorite places to take pictures. While the new ride has some great vistas they aren’t at places I can easily pull over for pictures.
I’ve only ridden it once, the weather has made it difficult to want to try it again. It takes me way off the beaten path which means the road will have much more debris and mud on it making it hard to justify since it wouldn’t be much fun.
Enough talk here’s the map:
There is one spot to take pictures from that is safe, the view is ok and I suspect you’ll see many variations from this point over the next year.