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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,686
Posted By mrudy
Yay!!!

Great to hear the event will be back in 2011. After doing numerous dual sport and adventure rides in the NW the past several years, this one is hands down, my favorite.

Many thanks to Dorian and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By mrudy
06 950ADV Cutting Out--Weird

My 06 950ADV with 13K has started cutting out for a very brief moment (1/2 a second) while running after it has warmed up.

While running at literally any rpm the bike will miss/cut out for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,753
Posted By mrudy
I certainly agree, the Dunlop 908RR is a terrific...

I certainly agree, the Dunlop 908RR is a terrific tire, especially for off-road. The 908 also wears a lot better. My TKC80 was nearly bald after 1300 mile off road trip.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By mrudy
Thumb Great show by Sylvia. A real inspiration for...

Great show by Sylvia. A real inspiration for many. Her presentation really made me think more about the trips I want to take and to just go for it.

Thank you BMW-OR for hosting this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,489
Posted By mrudy
I rode it last year on my 950 and for an...

I rode it last year on my 950 and for an experienced off road rider, it is pretty cake. Just to make it interesting I rode it 2-up with my 12 yr old son on the back. No problems, except for him...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By mrudy
Last year I went and stayed at the Best Western...

Last year I went and stayed at the Best Western in Ritzville. It is about 25 miles or so from the event.

Something to keep in mind, the lines to get in the gate and for sign up will most...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,050
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,496
Posted By mrudy
PDX--46L Givi Top case w/bracket for KTM 950 Adventure

Hey folks. I'm selling my 46 liter Givi Top Case that goes on the nice 950 KTM. This item will come with the mounting bracket. I've used this case for about 18 months and it works great. Comes with...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
There's a Land Cruiser in the photo?

There's a Land Cruiser in the photo?
Forum: Racing 01-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
For good measure... Go Jonah!!!!!!!!! ...

For good measure...


Go Jonah!!!!!!!!!

Go Rally PanAm!!!!!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
I really like Marc Coma's riding style. It just...

I really like Marc Coma's riding style. It just looks agressive and fast.
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
Not quite a Dakar Rally truck, but along the same...

Not quite a Dakar Rally truck, but along the same lines....

From about 4 years ago
http://mrudy.smugmug.com/photos/56158276_i7WJ8-M-1.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
Is Factory KTM buddying up to Jonah?

I get daily news updates from KTM on the progress of their Factory Riders in the Dakar Rally. So far, there has been very little mention of Jonah in their updates. However, today's, after his...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
One of the smartest riders in the rally! I...

One of the smartest riders in the rally!

I have the utmost respect for Jonah.

Pic from an interview I did with him in Oct 2006
http://mrudy.smugmug.com/photos/106575870_VP8xS-M.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,756
Posted By mrudy
Way to go Jonah! Woohoo! Question: What...

Way to go Jonah! Woohoo!

Question: What happened to Cyril Depres? Doesn't show him starting the stage today. Something wrong with his Iritrack? Or is he out?
Forum: Americas 01-02-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By mrudy
I'd say Oregon is probably the best for adventure...

I'd say Oregon is probably the best for adventure riding. Most of the ADV folks are some of the best in the land, too. However, the locals (esecially in Portland) are some of the weirdest I've ever...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By mrudy
The simple answer I heard from an experienced 950...

The simple answer I heard from an experienced 950 ADV guy was that the wider rear tire was to appeal more to road riders. Not sure if that is true or not.

The first time I tried to change the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,947
Posted By mrudy
Will anxiously await your ride reports and bring...

Will anxiously await your ride reports and bring on the Pho-tohs!

Question, how is the fuel line for the aux tank routed?
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,866
Posted By mrudy
Middle of Nowhere, Idaho ...

Middle of Nowhere, Idaho

http://mrudy.smugmug.com/photos/366308742_n2wUS-M.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By mrudy
Was up at Ski Bowl on Friday with my eldest son. ...

Was up at Ski Bowl on Friday with my eldest son. He's a boarder and I'm a skier. Had a good time. I hadn't skied in 15 years! It was like riding a bike, though, several runs down the mountain and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,102
Posted By mrudy
+1 for Black Dog CW Skid Plate

My BDCW Skid Plate has saved my bacon more than a few times. It provides me with the confidence to ride this beast like it was intended.

A pic from when I installed it. It has taken lots of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,312
Posted By mrudy
Nice event

Great chance to come out and support the folks who have helped me get through last year's protracted PNW Cabin Fever.

They unveiled the trailer for the Mt. Hood Rally held last October. Wow! ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By mrudy
Presentation at BMW Tigard-Thurs 12/04

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>MotoQuest Tours Presentation in Tigard</TD></TR><TR><TD height=3> </TD></TR><TR><TD align=left>12/04/2008 -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,686
Posted By mrudy
Nooooooo! Dang it! Shelton is my absolutely...

Nooooooo! Dang it! Shelton is my absolutely favorite place to ride, whether it be an enduro, poker run or Adventure Rally!

I had the photo picked out for the 2009 T-shirt! Hey Dorian, how...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 74,871
Posted By mrudy
Awesome! I travel through Gold Beach on a...

Awesome! I travel through Gold Beach on a regular basis for work so I will be sure to stop in.

I just found out a few days ago, my job will be moving to North Bend, Oregon and my territory will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By mrudy
Cool, Riggins. Was there this past August. ...

Cool, Riggins.

Was there this past August. Hey, I know where the liquor store is, in case anyone needs to know....


Not the best place to drop your bike...:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By mrudy
I plan to be there. I've got pics, too. Will...

I plan to be there. I've got pics, too. Will send/post, whatever, when I get a chance.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By mrudy
Hey ya Tony... I hear there might be a gorilla...

Hey ya Tony... I hear there might be a gorilla running loose this year, so watch out for that.....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By mrudy
Awesome event!

Have done this event a few times, too. Was on a 5-man team and felt that was the perfect size.

Even the teams that aren't competitive, have tons of fun and it is a great time.

I'll be there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mrudy
Talking What a fun ride

Had a great ride today at the Scaredy Cat. Possibly the most interesting and unique dual sport/adventure rides I've been to. Instead of the usual checkpoints, this event added another element. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By mrudy
Thumb There's lots of backroads and cool routes from...

There's lots of backroads and cool routes from Eugene to Reedsport. A good portion of the roads along smith river are paved or chip sealed, but still worth the adventure.

I rode through there a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By mrudy
Thumb Former MSF DirtBike Coach

I was an MSF DirtBike Coach several years ago and YES, this course is well suited to kids your daughter's age. The course is designed to take a student from the point of not knowing how to operate a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By mrudy
and.... I'm off I-5 in north Vancouver.... have...

and.... I'm off I-5 in north Vancouver.... have what you need.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mrudy
Jeez, Brian, I have no idea. As for riding...

Jeez, Brian, I have no idea.

As for riding in Oregon, what I have done thus far, has been spectacular. I understand the area near Detroit Lake is very nice.

As for the event, I don't know,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mrudy
Know anyone with a side car???:wings :ricky

Know anyone with a side car???:wings :ricky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mrudy
Hey Les!! I hope to be there next sunday. I'll...

Hey Les!! I hope to be there next sunday. I'll probably have to truck it to the event due to my physical state not being 100%.

Hope you all had fun at WetFest! I'm missing out on way too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,021
Posted By mrudy
I'm not an advocate for breaking the law, very...

I'm not an advocate for breaking the law, very much quite to the contrary. I've worked in the enforcement of laws at the Federal level for 20 years.

But what I am against is Big Brother always...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mrudy
Scaredy Cat Dual Sport/Adventure Ride

Sitting around home after surgery is no fun.... and in another week, I should be able to do some light riding..... so with a quick check of the OMRA event schedule, I see the Scaredy Cat DS/ADV Ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,021
Posted By mrudy
When I was stationed in Anchorage, they placed...

When I was stationed in Anchorage, they placed something like these in school zones. They were operated by a contractor through the City of Anchorage. Since the city law stated something about "an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By mrudy
Eh? Sorry, I re-read your post and realized you said...

Sorry, I re-read your post and realized you said "skip any single track." Then why take the 450EXC?

Anyway, I've ridden the route from Little Naches (near hwy 410) up to Manastash Ridge and into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By mrudy
Sounds like an abmbitious ride. There is an...

Sounds like an abmbitious ride. There is an awesome dirt route from Hwy 410 directly into Manastash CG, primarily single track that your 450EXC will totally devour.

The main challenge I can see...
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