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Old 01-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by killowatt View Post
I was fortunate enough to ride this with AJ last august.......
.......Thanks again AJ for showing us a great time!
Last August's premier paid tour of the Cascade Discovery Route included two smaller bikes,
a KTM 530EXC (killowatt, quoted above), and PigPen's plated XR650R.
I'm pretty damn sure they never felt cheated by this Route being officially "Big Bike Friendly",
and I know they were never bored....

The Cascade Discovery Route ends (when started in Hood River) at the beginning of the OBCDR's Route 3 and Route 4,
very near Sisters, Oregon, one of very few towns located WITHIN a National Forest.
Having ridden Route 4 two years ago, I opted to take Route 3 South with these two thumper riders,
down to Crescent Lake area, where we headed East on the OBCDR Route 2.
I had to stop short, and get back to my life, while these two had another week off.
They continued East on OBCDR Route 2 to connect it with OBCDR Route 5,
they then rode that North up to Walla Walla, WA, the end of the OBCDR.

The Cascade Discovery Route gave them an opportunity to get on dirt just an hour out of Portland, Oregon,
....and allowed them to stay on dirt for the rest of their vacation
No SuperSlab to get to the start of some far-away ride

Originally Posted by killowatt View Post
looks like three cans and a box. and it was damn tasty!
And BTW, it is officially called "Four Cans and a Box....on a Tortilla"
...and most that I've fed it to would agree that it's some of the best multi-day camp food they've ever eaten.
Blows away freeze-dried on the trail, AND even beats a Burger Joint in the city!
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)

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