Bonding with my new Motorcycle: Riding Southbound!

Recently had an awesome trip on my motorcycle! Road 2100km over the long weekend, stopping at various locations for fun activities like surfing, and sand dunes ATVing. Here’s how my trip went:

Apr 02 3:15pm – 1 hour before my departure Decided to do a road trip on my motorcycle this weekend. Leaving today right from work, I will ride South as far as I can get the rest of the day. I don’t have any destination in mind, but I do have a few surfing locations in mind that I would like to surf at. I got my playlist ready with lots of music and a couple audio books. The weather forecast is a mix of rain and sun, so this trip could either be awesome or a nightmare. I’m still excited to see how far this trip will take me, and I will report my progression on this post along the trip.

Apr 02 9:55pm – First food break at BJ’S restaurant in Portland, Oregon 

After a long time riding, taking my first break at the restaurant. So far I was lucky to avoid the rain, but it is getting colder by the minute and all my layers don’t seem to help no more to keep me warm. I’m also super soar from this past few hours of riding. Not sure how much longer I can ride lol….

Energy drinks helping me with my ride :)

Energy drinks helping me with my ride 🙂

Apr 03 130am – 30 miles pass Eugene

It was getting very cold, so decided to get a room for the night. Will be up bright and early tomorrow morning to continue my journey. Night!

Apr 03 6pm – From Crescent City to Gold Beach

Woke up early morning, jumped on the bike and kept riding south until I got to Grants Pass. Took a  half hour coffee break to get some warmth back in my legs and hands (it’s hard to believe how cold it can get!). From there I took the highway 199 to Crescent City. Stopped at a seafood restaurant, where I was served the biggest breakfast portion, that’s what I love about USA, big tasty portions for cheap! I was going to surf there but the conditions weren’t that great. So decided to ride north up the Oregon Coast. Did a few stops to check the view and take pictures. I didn’t think I was going to get any surfing today because I was running out of time. And out of the blue, I found a rental place that rents good quality surfing paddle boards (my preference) at a hotel right on the sea – Inn of the Beach Comber. The staff was super nice and gave me one of the best rooms for the cheapest price, as well gave me a good deal for the board. It definitely made my day!

I went out surfing, it was a little ruff out there. Got caught in one of the bigger waves that crushed my face right into the sand down below. I lost some confidence and got a little scared afterwards lol. Now having a beer and relaxing. Will go to bed early to start the day early!

View from the hotel room to the beach

View from the hotel room to the beach

Highway 199 to Crescent City

Highway 199 to Crescent City

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

Apr 03 815pm – Mexican food 

One thing I might add, I love love love Mexican food! Just ate 3 delicious pork tacos, couldn’t help myself to order 3 more!

Apr 04 230pm – ATV at the sand dunes!

Just stopped at Frorance (the dune city) for a quick Mexico food break. And give my body a break from this morning ride up the coast and the atv that I rented on the way here for an hour. I gotta say, I had tons of fun exploring the sand dunes on an atv! The area that I was at is much more serious than the previous one I  rented the atv close to Pacific City. It has lots of unexpected drops, where if not careful could result in some serious injuries. But the area was unbelievably awesome! Will have to come back to explore more!

Oregon coast

Oregon coast

ATVing

ATVing

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Sand dunes – steep hill ahead 🙂

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

Apr 04 540pm – Quick stop at the Sea Lions Cave

After seeing an attraction sign, decided to do some touristy stuff and go check out a big natural cave filled with sea lions. Had to pay an admission fee, and take an elevator that takes you down into the cave. I found it to be very interesting to observe the sea lions, and my though was: ‘it’d be cool to take a paddle boat or a kayak inside that cave!’…. Perhaps an adventure for another day lol

Waves crashing outside the cave

Waves crashing outside the cave

Sea lions chilling in the cave

Sea lions chilling in the cave

Sea Lions Cave

Sea Lions Cave

Apr 05 9:30pm

Got home around 5pm today after a long ride home. My body was very sore from the past few days. But I missed the gym and my training, so decided to finish the day good by going to the gym!

It was an awesome long weekend!

12 thoughts on “Bonding with my new Motorcycle: Riding Southbound!

  1. A wonderful way to spend your Easter weekend, Edgar. The photos are excellent and that whole coastline looks beautiful. I really love the ones showing the sealions and the sand dunes. I grew up in a seaside town with dunes like that. 🙂

      • Well, you’ve got the whole summer ahead of you to go back – although, I’ll bet you’ve already got a whole lot of great activities lined up, 🙂 And yes, it was wonderful growing up by the sea. The sand dunes were perfect. 🙂

      • My hometown? Oh, that’s too far away for you to get to on your motorbike. I live in the UK and the dunes are all along the coast north of Liverpool as far as Southport, where I was brought up. If you ever decide to visit, I’ll give you a list of lovely beaches and rocky coves in the UK. We have a few different stretches of sand dunes. But the area you showed looked fantastic. Have a great summer, whatever you decide to do. I’ll look forward to your next post. 🙂

      • I knew you were going to say that lol… was more curious about where it was so I could google map the sand dunes location. I will one day want to visit UK, for now there’s too much things to explore that is “not too far” away from me. But once I do, I will for sure ask for the list 🙂

      • I haven’t won the lottery yet. Haha. No, really, we do two or three places abroad each year. We’ll be staying in Euope this year, but next year … maybe the US or New Zealand. The US is a big place, so we’d have to decide which part. I’m a geologist/geographer so it will be somewhere with great scenery, perhaps coastlines. We’ll see.

      • I wish I won the lottery! Than I could do what I do everyday and not worry about coming back to work on a Monday morning… (wishful thinking lol)
        Geologist/geographer sounds interesting, is that your profession?
        I never was really interested in good scenery before, it used to be always only about sports. But lately I’m starting to appreciate it (altho I still need some adrenaline to come with it lol).

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