Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Model: 97 gl1500 SE
Howdy. This plan is quite workable and it is what some of us do as well. There is a small town about 17 miles down the road called Halfway. They have a couple of places to eat as well as groceries. There are also other country restaurants within easy riding distance that have decent food at very reasonable prices, in Richland OR and down the river in Cambridge ID. Both of the places we ate at last year in Richland and Cambridge gave you a lot of good food for not a lot of money. The roads to both are excellent motorcycle roads too.
Cambridge is about 40 miles and Richland is about 30 miles.
We would love to have you join us!
Thanks for the info. I really hope I can make it. The dates are Sep 11-13 - does that normally mean travelling there on the days prior to the 11th, and travelling back home on the 14th? I'm thinking that I'll likely only be able to travel on the 11th, staying the night of the 11th and 12th, then travel back home on the 13th. Google says it's about a 9 hour ride for me (plus gas/food/bathroom stops.). I've only done short trips so far (longest was about 7 hours in one day including stops), but a 9 hour ride in one day sounds doable. My wife says she gets bored on the back of the bike on long trips (even though I really bought the bike for the sole purpose of her being able to ride with me, since she won't get on the back on my Ninja...) so I'll be coming solo - leaves more room for the tent etc. anyway.
Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
2010 Husqvarna TE250
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2008 GL1800 with bagger kit