On January 15, 2017, Rick Ellis suffered a serious heart attack while riding his motorcycle and passed into the presence of the Lord. For more information please visit ellis.cl/rick This site will be left as-is.

Ride to Chile

From Oregon to Chile, a motorcycle adventure by Rick Ellis

The Journey Begins

October 07, 2016

Setting out at 4 o'clock, six hours later than planned. It's raining. Our house is packed up and clean, ready for the renters to move in tomorrow. We're both tired. This is how the trip begins. 

The rain let up just before Albany, where I made my first stop to eat brisket at The Oregon Barbecue.  I met up with Laurel for a piece of pie at Sharis in Grants Pass before pressing on to Yreka for the night.