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Today we set out on our final leg of the ride.  From Bend, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington.  It is truly hard to believe how many people said that I would most likely never actually ride out this far.  Never underestimate the power of perseverance.

As we set out from Bend, Dave’s bike needed a new rear tire.  We called a local shop and explained to them that we were traveling through the area and that we would take the wheel off the bike for them. HUGE Thank You to Pro Caliber MotorSports in Bend, Oregon.  They got us set up with a new tire and mounted and balanced in about 30 minutes.

From there we rode northwest to Mt. Hood.  On the way there the crosswind was actually strong enough to loosen Dave’s mirror.  With that, we stopped and performed a bit of motorcycle maintenance on the side of the road.

As we came into the Mount Hood area we rode up to Timberline Lodge and enjoyed some of the most breathtaking views a person could ever see.  It felt weird to have such a short day of riding, it was only 160 miles total today.

We got settled into our hotel and grabbed some food and a pint.  Tomorrow is a rest day / wedding.  After that, we get to turn around and travel the southern portion of the country back home.

 

Two Wheeled Therapy

Rubber side down.