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Ride Routes near Vancouver, WA.....National
« on: July 29, 2019, 11:57:02 pm »
Start listing your ideas for rides. I will start off this thread with the following article from Sound RIDER.

http://www.soundrider.com/current/1907/gorge-7-wonders.aspx

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Re: Ride Routes near Vancouver, WA.....National
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 01:15:46 pm »
Great start on those locations! In addition to the above, there's the following:

- Rowena Crest Viewpoint
- Goldendale Observatory (which I'll add to our PacNW science ride idea)
- Sherar's bridge
- Evergreen Aviation & Space museum (with the big Spruce Goose)
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Re: Ride Routes near Vancouver, WA.....National
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 06:11:43 pm »
This looks like a good site to use to plan rides, www.plotaroute.com

Found it on the SW Loop de Loop ride page.

Check out this route Tim Hardee created.

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/900720?units=km

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Re: Ride Routes near Vancouver, WA.....National
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 08:15:57 pm »
SO Excited to see next year's National will be in our back yard.  The last one I was able to attend was the 2013 National in Idaho Falls, ID

I much prefer to head east and avoid traffic, generally have superior vistas, and usually get less rain (though it can get a tad warm).

My 'around the block' ride usually consists of one of the following three routes.  They might be a bit long for some riders if your start/stop point is Vancouver, WA, but I figured I'd list them anyway.  Maybe folks can take part of them in on their ride out to the National?  I've TinyURL'd them all so they aren't 500 characters long.

#1 - Klickitat loop:  https://tinyurl.com/Runn3rb0yRide1   (104 Miles / 2h 35m)

#2 - Antelope-Fossil-Condon:  https://tinyurl.com/Runn3rb0yRide2   (251 Miles / 5h 47m)

#3 - Mitchell, & Spray:  https://tinyurl.com/Runn3rb0yRide3   (403 Miles / 8h 8m)

The ride times are probably estimated longer than actual.  There will be almost zero traffic on these routes unless something highly unusual happens.  Rides #2 & #3 have plenty availability for gas, and several of those stops have options for non-ethanol!  Most sections of the #2 and #3 routes can be ridden (*cough, cough*) above posted limits.  Not that I'm condoning speeding.  The majority of the miles on these routes have nothing but wide open spaces, plenty of corners, and no lack of amazing views.   
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