September 2018 Motorcycle Ride

The weekend after Labor Day there is a standing motorcycle gathering in the Baker City, Oregon area attended by a small group of people in the pacific northwest. The gathering is loosely organized on the pnw moto mailing list. I attended the gathering and then continued on covering 1944 miles in 9 days. I used this as an opportunity to see a few friends and some of the western states. The ride took me through Oregon, Nevada, California, and very briefly Idaho.

I rode a 2017 BMW R1200 RT motorcycle. The bike performed perfectly. Weather varied from temperatures in the high 90s in Nevada to cold enough to use my heated vest at Crater Lake. I also experienced a few brief rain showers at the end of the trip just to remind me that I had returned to Oregon. I used 42 gallons of gas and averaged 45 MPG. Full fuel details of the trip are here. Route map at the bottom of the page.

Day by day trip reports start here. Links to the daily rides here:

1 Arch Cape, Oregon to Corvallis, Oregon Sep. 5 140
2 Corvallis, Oregon to Heppner, Oregon Sep. 6 278
3 Heppner, Oregon to Baker City, Oregon Sep. 7 139
4 Baker City, Oregon Riding Sep. 8 115
5 Baker City, Oregon to Winnemucca, Nevada Sep. 9 329
6 Winnemucca, Nevada to Carson City, Nevada Sep. 10 207
7 Carson City, Nevada to Klamath Falls, Oregon Sep. 11 295
8 Klamath Falls, Oregon to Oakridge, Oregon Sep. 12 187
9 Oakridge, Oregon to Arch Cape, Oregon Sep. 13 254

Map showing route for the full trip.

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