Opponents of Washington State’s helmet law like to flout it when they can.
You’ll sometimes see these freedom fighters, wind in their hair, riding the
remote roads of the Colville Indian Reservation. After all, speed tax
collectors are about as rare as new Pavement around here. Bumpy asphalt can be
an issue on this DH, particularly on the long chain of S-curves that climb
from the Bridge Creek valley up the west side of the steep terrain linking
Oregon City Ridge to the heavily treed Gold Mountain Ridge. The macadam that
esses down the east side and heads straight across the flat into Inchelium,
however, meets DOT/Snell standards. As does the entire road’s Engineering and
deep forest Scenery. As for Remoteness — we not only saw a guy riding
bareheaded, he was riding barefoot. Whatever. Let those who ride decide.