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Old 01-11-2014, 11:27 PM   #50
jcloer1 OP
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Originally Posted by Dansrc51 View Post
A suggestion for big bikes; route 3 can be done in 2-3 days depending on comfort level. Route 4 is a long day but very fun. Where it gets really challenging is route 5 around Christmas Valley. Unless you are comfortable and experienced in sand and rocky desert, keep your estimates for mileage low. That area will leave you knackered. Just my $.02


Edit: saw Hell's and AJ's comments. good advice. Route 4 really isn't so much challenging as long. Route 5 North is pretty easy except if your like me and you dump your bike in the Malhuer. It's the souther half of 5 that is killer.
I'm still open to suggestions. We have some time to iron out route details... Route 3 looks stunning too! And looks like there is some truly stunning scenery! I don't think most of us could do a down and back of the whole thing though, so there would still have to be a customized version for this trip.

Thanks for the tips!
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