Traveling the Backroads of Oregon

Dual Sport

It’s one of those places where you announce, though quietly so as to not disturb the silence: I could live here.

That rarely happens to me these days. But as I drove backroads chasing motorcycle riders across the northeast corner of Oregon, it did cross my lips. The peace, the beauty, the elk, the rivers, the people and of course a visit to Terminal Gravity Brewing made me wonder why it’d been so long since I’d visited.

1859 – Oregon’s Magazine asked me to follow a small troupe of riders for a story about exploring on a dual sport motorcycle. We traveled the scenic roads near Enterprise, Wallowa, Joseph, Imnaha and beyond. The story appears in the current July/August issue of the magazine.

I don’t ride a motorcycle, but if I did, I promise it would be a dual sport. And I don’t plan on moving away from Portland any time soon. But if I did, it might be to the shadows of the Wallowa Mountains, up there in the top-right corner of the map of this incredible state.

Dual Sport 

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

Dual Sport

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