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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Central Oregon - McKenzie pass

This one is a bit off the beaten path but pretty amazing I would say. I've lived all over the world and am currently on assignment in Japan, which has necessitated me to store my toys at my ranch in Central Oregon. Having been able to ride some of the classics both in Europe and on the East Coast, I have come away very impressed with the McKenzie Highway in the Three Sisters National Wilderness.
Think Tail of the Dragon meets Lord of the Rings : endless twists and turns with some 3000 feet of elevation changes thrown into it, all of this in a volcanic landscape setting.

I did not meet any other biker (nor pig) during this rather lengthy ride, so it cannot be labeled popular.
The 312R prove to be a handful in this setting, my less powerful Ducati might have been a better tool for this specific road.

Attached some pics, which could have turned out nicer had the volcanoes not been wrapped in clouds.
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Desolate rugged terrain makes the ride that much more thrilling............. as long as your prepared to lay there a while if it goes bad.

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