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Rider Magazine - September 2005
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TOURING THE OREGON COAST
Valkyries, an ocean breeze and fresh seafood
Setting out to do it right, the four of us--two on Harleys and two on Honda Valkyries-- rode the full length of Oregon's Highway 101, which parallels the Pacific Coast. Our starting point was the four-mile-long Astoria Bridge, which spans the Columbia River's entry into the Pacific, separating Oregon from Washington state. We descended down the span exiting Washington state and skimmed across the water only a few feet above the waves. Nearing the entry point into Oregon we opened the throttle , and climbed 200 feet, rising over the peak of the bridge and descending into the town of Astoria, the beginning of a beautiful 400-mile ride...