Category Archives: Riding the Yamaha

These are the reports of rides on the Yamaha WR250R. I bought this bike on February 2009.

From Paisley back Home (last chapter of the 2013 Steens trip)

I like to complete my stories, and this report of my September 2013 trip to the Steens Mountain got side tracked and I never wrote its last chapter.  Among other stories already published after my last 2013 Steens post, I … Continue reading

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From the Steens Mountain to Paisley, OR

Our plan for the third day in the Steens Mountain area was to ride the Trout Creek Mountain loop. I had ridden the Trout Creek Loop for the first time in 2010, great roads, great views, and I was looking … Continue reading

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The Lone Mountain Loop: 2013 Edition

What is your favorite road? Most riders have a favorite road or type of roads, the place where the rider + motorcycle + road combination provides the best riding experience. It could be a favorite road because of where it … Continue reading

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Riding the Steens Mountain Loop

The Steens Loop is formed by two roads, north and south, both traveling east from different points of the Hwy 205 and completing the loop by connecting in the summit area of the mountain. The north access road to the … Continue reading

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Another adventure at the Steens Mountain area

Shaped like a small mountain chain, on a 45 degree angle running northeast to southwest, the Steens Mountain is tall enough and distinct enough from other geographical features in the area. It can be viewed from many miles away. It … Continue reading

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From Eugene to the Oregon coast (on mostly dirt roads)

“You can go from here to the ocean on dirt roads only” was something I heard from a few riders as soon as I moved to Eugene in 2005 and started inquiring about dirt roads for day rides in the … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Triangle Lake: viewing the lake from a different angle

Except when I’m out of town, every Sunday this summer has been devoted to that Ducati Streetfighter hooligan machine. One other exception has been when Doug and Riley call inviting for a ride with the dirt machines. Checking the oil, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Trip to the Ocean

Dry weather on the forecast for the weekend and I get a call from Doug on Thursday asking whether I wanted to go riding. Riley suggests we go back to the High Pass area. He reports the snow is gone … Continue reading

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High Pass, Snow, Low Pass

Finally I can report here the first ride of the year.  And what a ride it was, what a great way to start the new riding season! Before the weekend I had checked the weather forecast and those wise people … Continue reading

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Praire Mountain, Oregon.

Where is that 250? In the back of the garage? Since the trip to the Death Valley in March this bike has been sitting quietly at a corner of the garage. I took it out, lubricated the chain, checked pressure … Continue reading

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