Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bandon By the Sea?

Or... the lost City of Harley.

Along Hwy 10, south of Coos Bay and North of Port Orford, sits Bandon by The Sea, from the perspective of a casual count of two wheelers, it just could be the most popular spot on the southern Oregon coast... for Harley Riders.

Every rumble you hear coming into or leaving out of the lil' burg of Bandon by the Sea, seems to be a Harley... or nearly so. I did see one BMW, and a couple of unidentified Dual Sports... along with one or two each of Kawisaki, Suzuki and then there was my Yamaha nearby...

... but for the most part, it looks to be one of the premier spots for the Harley Davidson Travel guide for Coastal Oregon. 8 of 10 rides here is carrying one version or another of a Harley Badge.

Something else that caught my attention as well... Was the number of "Matched sets".


* His and Hers Harleys *


* Ha! The turn signals are different! *


* a His and... His... Set ;) *

Geeze... I guess you gotta remember which one you parked where.  To each his own, but the identical twin thing doesn't work for me. Too much trouble trying to remember my plate number so I'd know which scooter was mine Before I had the embarrassment of having to climb off and switch to the right bike! ;)

The greatest difficulty a rider's gonna have in this town...



 Is choosing 'tween all the Coffee and Espresso huts, Cafe's, pubs, chocolate shops...




Crab shacks...


Chowder houses...



... and restaurants for where to take their break from the road.

Best thing would be to get a room for a few days... or park your rig in the state park just up the road... and try out a few of  'em before you moved on.

In between loads of beer and chocolate you can walk off the calories checking out their Art...




*Sea Trash sculptures*



The lighthouse...




The beaches




... and of course the other bikes. You can always claim to be checking out the flowers...





Even crusty old V Twin riders have a sensitive side ya know...

Grab Your Handles and Ride
Brian

3 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Looks like a beautiful visit to the southern Oregon Coast.

And you managed to see some sunshine. Bonus.

Steve Johnson said...

Love riding the Oregon Coast! We hope to get there on this trip.

Brian said...

They tell me October is the best month to be here... if you're lucky and the weather is "normal" :)