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Coulee Dam Loop

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 261 miles / 420.0 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $19.84
  • State: Washington
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this was my first 'long' trip with my bike, please note that I'm a new rider and might experience things differently.Once you get outside of the giant pothole that is Spokane the roads are actually quite nice with a whole section of Hwy 2 just recently repaved.the ride is just play hilly farmland, not very exiting for the most part but the ride from Coulee Dam to Coulee City is a beautiful lakeside road with a national monument along the way. Personally the Lake Lenore Caves are not worth the stop. I saw the sign for an Historical site and backtracked to see what it was, the caves are just a set of rocky overhangs (see picture), not exactly what I would call caves.Gas? well let me backtrack a little. I new I need gas before the trip and figured that I would hit a cheap gas station out on Airway Hights, about halfway out I ran out and got there on the reserve, no biggie but it was the first time that happened to me. made it about 20 miles away from Odessa before it happened again, scary but again, no biggie, I'm just a new rider that has to learn to check his tank every-so-often on trips. only one gas station in Odessa btw but to be fair there are gas stations in every town I rode past and i would have to put it down as adequate.Time wise, well the trip took me the better part of 5 hours but half of that was going at 55~60 mph, stopping here and there. I haven't gone much faster then 60 because my bike is an old one and the speedometer maxes out at 80 anyways. The map shows that I took I-90 to get out of Spokane, that is wrong, i avoid the interstate because of my bike speed and take back roads instead. with a newer bike, newer and more powerful then my 1980 400cc's you should be able to make it in 4 hours and still enjoy the lake views.

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gizmo says:

Eastern WA is one of my favorite places to ride. Lots of wide open spaces and beautiful wheat fields. The road along Banks Lake is particularly nice.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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