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My goal is to deliver road reviews and riding write-ups of Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho. Not only route maps and a photo or two, but video as well so you will have a great idea what the road is actually like to ride.

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Motorcycle Road Reviews and Wrideups

Late Fall Ride

By Chris | October 29, 2017

The weather forecast was for two nice clear days hitting mid to high 60’s. I decided to head down to Beaverton once again mainly because once the weather takes a turn for the worse it’ll be much harder to get back down. Day 1 – South to Beaverton, Oregon Day 2 – North to Tacoma,…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 2

By Chris | September 30, 2017

<<-Read part 1 Day 3 Spokane, WA to Coeur d’ Alene, ID Today started a little better than expected. I went down to the hotel office to get another coffee packet only to be told there was a breakfast room with coffee. Seriously? The guy yesterday didn’t mention that. Step 1, pack self with food…

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5 Day Fall Ride to Eastern WA & Idaho Part 1

By Chris | September 28, 2017

Introduction The calendar has ticked down and fall has arrived one more time. Despite the fact this means winter is looming out there ready to flop down over all the twisty roads I love like a wet rag, I love the fall. Normally it’s still pretty nice with a fair amount of sunshine and blue…

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2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 12,000 Mile Long Term Review

By Chris | September 15, 2017

In Conclusion If you’re like me, you want to cut to the chase and if you’re like me only two questions really matter. Would you recommend this bike to someone you knew? Yes. Would you buy it again? Yes. Introduction/Background I bought my 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT used from a dealership in Oregon in…

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Two days with my Oldest down to the Oregon Coast

By Chris | September 14, 2017

My oldest son had the week off from work and a couple of days with nothing else planned. “Why don’t we go for a ride?”

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Exploring Snake River Hells Canyon Part 3

By Chris | September 11, 2017

Read part 1 | Read part 2 Living in reverse Got up early and headed back into Idaho and traveled north along Hwy 95, the same hwy I came down yesterday. The morning was cool but it was clearly doing it’s best to get warm quickly. All along 95 back toward Cambridge I was thinking,…

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Exploring Snake River Hells Canyon Part 2

By Chris | August 31, 2017

Day 2 Morning in La Grande felt very nice. It was cool but warming quickly so I knew I wouldn’t have to wait too long before getting out the door. The sky was bright, sun shining, the road calling me to hurry it up. I headed south out of town connecting with Hwy 84 for…

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Exploring Snake River and Hells Canyon Day 1

By Chris | August 20, 2017

Another short trip as summer wanes The Eclipse is coming next week and a few hours south of me will be the 100% zone. They are forecasting up to a million visitors crawling all over the roads and taking up all the hotels for miles around. If I wait until they all clear out that…

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Three Days in Oregon – PART 3

By Chris | July 20, 2017

Read Part 1 | Read Part 2 Hotel Coffee & Corners Day three began with a little crappy hotel coffee and a review of today’s route. After yesterday’s ride along Hwy 34 I decided that I’d start by taking that ten mile detour just to ride that phenomenal section once again since I’m down here.…

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Three Days in Oregon – PART 2

By Chris | July 18, 2017

Read Part 1 here Eugene to Corvallis Up early, I grabbed some coffee and did some work (the beauty of being a web designer) that had arrived in my inbox. Hearing the V-Twin start up amidst a conversation out front I grabbed my coffee and headed to the porch because, you know, motorcycle. The Canadian…

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How to make a great motorcycle video...without much effort.

I've put together some thoughts and examples about how anyone can improve their motorcycle movies.

There are many ways to improve a video from being mediocre to something really good or even great. It does not take a degree from film school or top of the line equipment just a little bit of creativity...and not even that much.