Harley RT: Day 1
The morning started with Harley Dan installing some “staggered special” exhaust pipes on the Sportster 1200. The reverberating sound of the power rushing through the exhaust was like a sweet symphony… but minus the violin with extra trombone.
We took HWY 97 out of Yakima toward Goldendale and then followed HWY 14 along the Columbia River (Washington/Oregon border) toward Portland. The sun was out, the leaves were green and we were loving life.
We then bypassed Portland via I-205, connected with I-5 South to HWY 22 where the real ride began. If you ever have a chance to take HWY 22… do it. Follow it West then hit HWY 223 South to HWY 20 West toward Newport, OR. We pass through Valley of the Kings, a town befitting of its name. At one point, we were surrounded by cliffs and forests on both sides, a valley in front of us and the sun peaking through the clouds touching us with a few more of its warm rays.
The only close call of the day was a lady in a white sedan that almost took me on on a corner. But, no harm, no foul. All-in-all, a great first day that ended with a campfire and a beer.
To life, cheers!