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Old 04-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #21
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Kinda torn between the 53 and the lower nehalem/foss rd routes. I do like the added side trips there down to newport though, we might just have to throw them in there next trip. If ya want, i'll drop you a line if you wanna join up for some of the ride next time we go. I remember the 202 into astoria from when I lived down there, good to know they still haven't taken care of it. LOL

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Old 04-09-2010, 01:14 PM   #22
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Kinda torn between the 53 and the lower nehalem/foss rd routes. I do like the added side trips there down to newport though, we might just have to throw them in there next trip. If ya want, i'll drop you a line if you wanna join up for some of the ride next time we go. I remember the 202 into astoria from when I lived down there, good to know they still haven't taken care of it. LOL
I'd like to know when you go. If I can, I would ride along for part of it.

Foss Road that runs from Elsie by Cougar Mtn, and down to Miami River Road, is only open seasonally. I rode up there from Miami River Road about a month ago, and it was closed just past Nehalem Falls Campground. I know it turns to dirt at the campground going north, but don't know how far you have to go to get back to asphault. I've only been down from Elsie as far as Spruce Run Campground, and it was paved to there.

One of the best little side routes as you go south is the one around Lincoln City and East Devil's Lake. You get to avoid the downtown tourist traffic, and as a bonus, get to ride a really beautiful curvy road. I found that one looking at a map and tried it once. I haven't been through the town since.

The one just north of Lincoln City that goes through Otis, is really curvy, like 15 mph corners if I remember correctly. I've only done that on a bicycle, so I don't know how much fun it would be on a motorcycle. It was very secluded and I wouldn't see a car for 30 minutes or more on a bike.

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