So, here’s the deal: we have 32 committed for our third annual ride…it just keeps getting bigger.
Roger is joining us this year…it just keeps getting better.
The cutoff was 30, but 3 of our number are not on bikes and we can squeeze the accommodations to fit that number and not a soul more. Sorry if you wanted to come and just hadn’t got around to it yet, God willing, there will be Hell and Back 2014 and it will be organized for more people.
Those who are ‘in’…you owe $200. Yup, that’s right, $200 large, sooooo…..
Make your check payable to the portland church of Christ and just mail it to me if you’re out of town or hand it to Bob if you’re in country…i mean…in church here. That’s $200 for everyone ‘in’, including our three married couples, unless you want to share a room which…sorry, bad joke…there’s no way to spin so that it’s funny. It’s $200 per person, which means $400 for you married attendees. But, point is, we’re all sharing a room with one or more room mates and it costs everyone the same.
What is that buying? $60 per night for your lodging and two meals: the first day breakfast at the roadhouse that gets our motors running and saturday night big barbeque by the river in Maupin. The rooms are already payed for, as are the meals, so once you’ve sent your check you’re taken care of; you do not need to make any reservations…that’s been done for you. You’re only other expense of course will be your own fuel and the other meals we’ll eat together on the road.
Here’s our schedule:
Thursday August 1, 7:30 am prayer breakfast sendoff. McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse http://www.mcmenamins.com/200-cornelius-pass-roadhouse-home
Be there on time and already fueled full (there is a gas station right there nearby) so that after breakfast we’ll be hitting the road. We’ll set out to hit the 101 at Tillamook then head south stopping at Waldport to regroup and have lunch together; going on from there to Brookings where we’ll be staying at a motel on the beach and having a campfire devo to close our first day…lesson by a stoked beyond his wildest dreams Roger Lamb.
And the morning and the evening made the first day…Route Map: http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=9-plnpLQMe
Friday August 2, 8:00 Beach prayer (this may be moved to an earlier time, i know how you all get antsy)
After prayer time on the beach we’ll eat and then saddle up riding into northern California for the Redwood Forest and then back up into Oregon for our destination, Crater Lake Lodge. Again, don’t make any reservations yourself, they’ve been taken care of already. Just pay up, biker!
Route Map: (this is the longer, more likely route) http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=2-bWbizCLs
Friday night is just a free fellowship night, enjoying the beauty of the lake, the lodge and each other’s company.
Saturday August 3 Sleep in, breakfast, fellowship…this is our shortest, easiest day…
At a time agreed upon, there, in the moment, footloose and fancy free; we will start our engines and head up to the high desert ending up at the Oasis Resort http://www.deschutesriveroasis.com/. For those of us who like to fish this will be a little too much like heaven…motorcycles and the Deschuttes river, too! The ride from Crater Lake to Maupin is only 230 miles and the desert is hot…we’ll be stopping and watering more than usual and still get into the Oasis long before sundown. Once there and settled in we’ll have a great barbque dinner provided by our Oasis hosts, followed by a starlight devo with Roger. Accommodations there are quaint, roughing it compared to some of our grand digs, but still, we’ll be sharing cabins by the river…not in a van down by the river.
Sunday August 4 …gotta boogie…
Mileage wise, this is clearly our shortest ride, but we must get to church on time. We’ll leave early enough to pack the fish you caught in ice, saddle up and hit the road, riding up to one of the most beautiful…one of the only beautiful…interstate highways in the world. We’ll start out riding north from Maupin through high desert then heading west through The Gorge, lunching/brunching in Hood River before landing back in Portland in time for Roger to preach. Not in time for Roger to get out of his biker clothes, however. After services at http://www.portlandchurch.org/ we’ll join the congregation for a celebratory pic nic before putting a fork in Hell and Back 2013. Need I say MORE?