Leaving Burns, Oregon there is a hundred and some odd mile stretch of roadway.

Road Trip 2011

The road is fantastic but has one flaw. The flaw is not much selection of gasoline. According to the map, there is a junction called Burns Junction. Since it is an intersection of two connecting roads, once of which is a highway there has to be gas.

As I get closer, the motorcycle is telling me I about 40 miles left before I run out. notice the low fuel light.
Road Trip 2011

No problem, I think, as the junction shouldn’t be too far away. And I was right, it wasn’t too far away, and I was right, there was a gas station. The only problem, the gas station closed down about a year ago.

gas station

There was a lady with a friendly little dog who lived in the area. She told me the closest place was a little stopping point called Rome. They were going to charge “an arm and a leg” but they were only 15 miles away. Even though it was in the wrong direction, I had to make the ride, as the other direction was 50 miles to the nearest station. Upon arriving in Rome I found the station, and with about 10 miles left to go, I put 3.8 gallons of gas into my 4.2-gallon tank.

rome stop

 

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