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I’m talking about the 22-mile road from Oxbow to Hells Canyon Dam called The Devil’s Tail and the 11th annual Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally (HCMR). The rally starts in three days.  My one wish is for the weather to improve and provide us rain-beaten riders some sunny blue skies to enjoy this awesome motorcycle rally! Last year I […]

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“Why aren’t we flying? Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.” — Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), National Lampoon’s Vacation As riders across the northwest embark on wheeled tours this summer — two and three-wheelers, like the iconic movie, National Lampoon’s Vacation — in the pursuit of some quality wind in the face time […]

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Here is what you need to know. From June 22nd through July 27th there will be a SIGNIFICANT increase (thousands) of motorcycles on the roads and motorcyclists visiting the state, attending various rallies and riding the famed Oregon highways. Yeah, those roads.  The ones with bumps, holes, cracks and gravel bits peppering riders.  And don’t forget the lane ridges […]

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I’m talking about the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally in Baker City, Oregon. The king of the curve!  And it all happens on July 12-15th. The U.S. Government named Hells Canyon a national wilderness area which protects the canyon into the future, but the real essence of the area is in its native American past.  It’s home to […]

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Year-end stories are always interesting to me. Publications around the world rate stories, detail online traffic numbers, select the best leaders and generally give readers a special year in review. On the national stage here are a few of my more notables: We had what I’d call the best supporting furniture award…that went to the […]

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I’ll get right to the point.  This year the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally (HCMR) was hit hard with the “Gore Effect.” Huh?  You may remember this as the phenomenon that whenever Al Gore discusses Global warming it leads to unseasonably wicked cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow mix whenever he visits an area.  I’m not exactly […]

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The rumbling to life of a half-dozen V-Twins brings a collective smile. We’ll pull out in formation, heading 300 miles East to the first night’s destination in famous Baker City.  You’ll understand why when you begin the adventure and travel the colorful history of the Oregon Trail and through the majestic Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon. As always, […]

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It’s about 90 days out until HCMR, but if you wait much longer to ride the dream in historic Baker City be prepared to camp out on the High School football field.  Not that there is anything wrong with that as the posse tried this a couple years back. There’s truly something about Baker City, Oregon. […]

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This is a shout out to an extraordinary posse. Hardly the stereotypical, tatted-up, badass bikers portrayed in pop culture or do we ride the machines of American Chopper — slick and polished. From the outside looking in you can’t understand it, but there are many benefits to riding a motorcycle with a group.  Aside from the […]

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On Friday we were up early to grab coffee and breakfast before making our way out to the ‘Devils Tail’ and Hells Canyon Dam. It was rather obvious while eating my scrambled eggs and looking out across the vendor parking lot that there were some hard-living characters who had run wild the night earlier.  They weren’t […]

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