Rides I've taken

This page details various rides I've taken around the Pacific Northwest.


Ride Date: September 21, 2003

In September 2003, my friend Jesse and I rode out to Leavenworth and back on a brilliantly sunny Sunday. A writeup of the trip, with a link to the pictures I took along the way.

[Ocean Shores]

Ride Date: January 16-19, 2004

In order to attend a weekend retreat, I decided to ride the Le Mans out to Ocean Shores, via some interesting (and poorly lit) backroads.


Ride Date: April 3, 2004

I rode with friends Jesse and Alexander on a fine spring day in the valley east of Redmond, WA.

[Ninja 250 group ride]

Ride Date: April 10, 2004

Together with a group of riders from the Ninja 250 board, I rode up past Arlington and back through the Snoqualmie Valley.

[Hood Canal ride]

Ride Date: July 3, 2004

Jesse and I take a well-planned ride around the south end of Hood Canal, on the Olympic Peninsula.

[Scappoose/Wesco ride]

Ride Date: August 2, 2004

I rode the Ninja 250 down to Scappoose, OR to visit the Wesco boot factory.

[Hurricane Ridge

Ride Date: September 6, 2004

I rode up to Hurricane Ridge, in the Olympic mountain range, for my birthday ride.


Ride Dates: November 23 and 28, 2004

I rode down to Portland to join my family for Thanksgiving

[Hillsboro on the sidecar]

Ride Dates: June 17 and 19, 2005

I took the sidecar down to visit family, and see how it would do on a longer trip

Valley in spring]

Ride Date: June 4, 2006

A little late spring jaunt through Snoqualmie Valley

[To Montana and
back in 7 days]

Ride Dates: August 19-25, 2006

I rode to Montana to help put on a play, and decided to go camping too, as long as I was out there on a motorcycle. This report is incomplete, but will be finished in the next few days.

[Europe 2013]

Ride Dates: August 8 - September 18, 2013

For my 15 year sabbatical at my job, I decided to spend 6 weeks riding through Europe on a 2002 SV650. I visited 5 distinct sets of friends, and rode nearly 10,000 km, departing and arriving at Motofeirme in Cork, Ireland.

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Created by Ian Johnston. Questions? Please email me at reaper at obairlann dot net.