wound up the summer season with a ride I consider the best/ most challenging day loop in So Oregon. Joe and I took off at 11.30 today (last minute plan) out to Galice then towards gold Beach the hard way via Bear camp rd with a side run up to Peavine lookout. 69 miles over the hill of mostly single lane, with a few dozen sunken grades and 16 gravel sections dodging a couple dozen raft shuttles coming the other way usually on our side in a corner. Mostly 15-30 MPH corners. From Agness to God beach, finally got the road work done and new pavement all the way in albiet still pretty fresh and slippery in the middle of the lanes. South of Gold Beach get off at Carpenterville cutoff and follow up into the coastal range for 20+ miles all 30MPH corners with beautiful views of the pacific. back on 101 thru Brookings then cutoff towards Jed Smith redwood park on 199. Follow the river on 199 past Cave Junction. You can take the old Oregon mtn rd cutoff to bypass the tunnel. South of Selma, theres a cutoff on the right to bypass Hayes hill before it goes down the hill. Nice, fresh pavement there and nicely banked corners for some peg dragging. Then on in to Grants Pass. 250 miles and 7 hrs including stops. Just doesnt get any better around here. Nonstop adrenaline and enough skill challenges for a lifetime. not to mention rivers, mountains, forests and the ocean. 90 to 58 degree temperature changes and sea level to 5000 foot elevation changes. a must do ride for me at least once every summer! :secret: Even got to swap with Joes new KTM 999 SuperDuke for a while, WOW!