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A Ride in March

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by WoodWorks, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    It's been a banner year for winter rides in Oregon. For March I got in an overnighter out to the coast.

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    Indian Sands North
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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    Indian Sands South
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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    Indian Sands Arch
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    This being Oregon, of course the fog rolled in before sunset, so I rolled back into Brookings to find a room, crossing over Thomas Creek Bridge (Oregon's tallest at 345 ft./105 m) along the way. There was no trail, and it was heavily treed, with sudden drop-offs, so I had a hell of a time getting even this view.

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    Thomas Creek Bridge
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    But there are plenty of good things about living in Oregon, where even the smallest towns have a good brew pub. So I consoled myself with one of these. Or was it three?

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    IPA/Red Ale
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    The next morning I took the long way home, stopping off for a stroll through Redwoods National Park.

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    Redwoods Path
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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    Redwood Creek
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    The trees are unbelievably majestic and mysterious.

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    Redwoods Grove
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

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    Redwood Burl
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    And then I had to endure the twisty, E-ticket ride of highway 199 along the Smith River almost all the way home.

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    Redwoods Rider
    by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Not too bad for a winter ride, I'd say. :)
     
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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Very nice. Very nice, indeed.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Excellent work once again David! Absolutely love #8 - beautifully composed :thumbup:

    #1 and #2 are also among my favs ;)
     
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  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Awesome!
     
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  5. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    713
    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks for taking us along and sharing your pictures.

    Those trees have witnessed a lot of history when you consider their age.
     
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  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Wow. How did I miss set. David that 16-35Z has become your bestest pal.
     
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  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Wonderful series! The coast shots really resonated with me. I absolutely was blown away by the Oregon coast last Fall. But it was on a bicycle, instead of a motorcycle. I hope to do it again, this time with my Honda. ;)

    I pulled into Brookings for the night instead of my goal of Crescent City, CA. I had stopped to help two French-Canadian lads. One with snapped spokes. Got him rolling again and escorted them into town. It was a wonderful day of comraderie.
     
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Glad to see you are enjoying some lovely times.
     
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks for all the kind words, folks. Here's hoping I get out for at least one more good ride before April.
     
  10. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Great shots. Excellent light at the Coast.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using TalkEmount mobile app
     
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  11. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Wow! What great countryside! And what excellent shots thereof!
     
  12. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    370
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Looks like another scenic ride. I like number 5. :drinks: