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Old 02-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #91
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You coming, Craig? It's not harvest yet, unless you do cherries...
I have NO cherries As for going, maybe!!! Hard to say right now but if the timing works out, sure...
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:49 PM   #92
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Ride on Friday the 18th

Yeah, I may be in for a ride on Friday. I love that ride up the Klick. I know what you mean about getting the first scratch on the bike, already done! I didn't buy it so I can polish it in my garage! None of my bikes are for that. What time were you planning on leaving?
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:55 PM   #93
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I have not been able to figure out the dates you are thinking about yet. I think it is the last week of July 25-29th?
This is all the further we've "planned" so far....

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John (asrivor) and I have been planning on riding the OBDR last week in July. I know Jesse (Jungle Man) wants to ride it too. So....date laid down. Last week of July.
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The 'loose' plan was to leave on Saturday 23rd and ride it North to South.
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Honestly I'm just testing the waters to see if I can still squeek in WestFest, and start this ride with you guys on Monday, July 25th??????
If that's the case, mrmagoolin, it sounds like you could do a couple of days with us, at least, then head back to your obligations.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #94
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Yeah, I may be in for a ride on Friday. I love that ride up the Klick. I know what you mean about getting the first scratch on the bike, already done! I didn't buy it so I can polish it in my garage! None of my bikes are for that. What time were you planning on leaving?
Excellent !!
I'm glad to hear you've got the most fun part of the "break-in period" properly covered.

I think in general that the earlier we get started, the more territory we can cover.
But according to forecasts, Mother Nature might make the roads icy enough to want to leave a bit later.
So 8. Or maybe 9. Or maybe breakfast first, then 10. We'll see,
so far it's just you and me for this ride, so adjustments are easy.
You like riding in the cold rain, right?
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #95
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I have not been able to figure out the dates you are thinking about yet. I think it is the last week of July 25-29th?
Hi James, I think it is still a little loose and open for negotiation (or detail planning). It could start as early as the 23rd and run to as late as the 31st, nothing is set in stone, other than we are riding the OBDR this year and "last week(ish) in July" is when we are doing it. At some point we should break this out into a seperate thread and have a definitive 'IN' list.

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #96
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If that's the case, mrmagoolin, it sounds like you could do a couple of days with us, at least, then head back to your obligations.
Yes I have thought about that. I have ridden most of the Northern part of the OBCDR, just not in one ride. I really want to ride the Southern half. Seneca down to Goose lake. I have tracks of the original OBCDR that I have worked over. They are laid out by gas stops. The longest being 196 miles. I still am interested in riding even a few days.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:24 PM   #97
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At some point we should break this out into a seperate thread and have a definitive 'IN' list.
I certainly don't care about any Thread Hijack BS one way or the other. So whatever, but....
Some of you may worry that starting it's own thread for your trip may lead to too many riders.

But the couple of week-long rides I've done were the Sound Rider Sasquatch rides with 40-60 people running the same course.
No one ever seemed to get in the way of each other, we just kept to the buddy system for safety,
in small groups of 2-3 that fit each other's style, and could look out for each other.
The rest of the groups were on their own, so nobody got really slowed down, waiting for slower riders.

After experiencing two of those big rides, I personally think any ride is managable with larger groups,
and the first group up front gets to pick that nights campspot by the trail, hopefully by a creek somewhere. If we get separated, oh well.
Each small group for themselves if need be, and we can easily plan the gas stops as the next day's lunch/meetup/regroup spots.

The more the merrier, in MY thought process
And a Thread Title may add riders that may not look here.
It's S1Marks and Asrvivors boat here, that I'm climbing aboard, so you do whatever suits your plans for a good ride.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #98
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This week's big ride: Friday, Feb 18th.
South Washington:
Bingen, Lyle, Klickitat, Wahkiacus, Firwood, Goldendale, Cleveland, Bickleton, Roosevelt,
then back to The Dalles by 6:30pm.

This week looks like a lot of rain, but as of today, Friday says only "chance of rain".
It's the last day of the week, so I can't push it any further. East is usually best, to avoid the rains, so......

I want to start going up the Klickitat River Canyon, Hwy 142, through Klickitat and Wahkiacus.
Somewhere North of there I intend to find an off-hwy dirt road and head NE-ish.
The maps shows a little town/community (maybe nothing) called Firwood: I want to find it .
From there, I intend to explore the forested roads South of the Yakima Indian Reservation, until I'm tired of it, or get snowed out.
Then head South-East to gas up in Goldendale and then ride more to the East, to Bickleton.
This two-lane Hwy to Bickleton through Badger Gulch is in a book somewhere of "Best Motorcycle Roads", or something.
I don't know which book, really, I just want to go to Bickleton, because I've never been there
Two roads lead South to Roosevelt, then Hwy 14 back to The Dalles.

I have to be back at The Dalles by 6:30pm for the 21st B-Day party for my God-Daughter. Can't Miss it.

So, again, I'll ask.....
Who's IN?
You'll have a great time! there's tons of riding in that area!


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Hey, where's Liv2rydktms and her foot tapping when we NEED her?

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #99
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You'll have a great time! there's tons of riding in that area!
I'll make sure I stop at the Carbonated Water Wells and the old factory by the River up the Klickitat River Rd, that I had learned about on one of your RRs, and explain them to whoever rides with me

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #100
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I have tracks of the original OBCDR that I have worked over. They are laid out by gas stops. The longest being 196 miles.
I was figuring that I'd have to add something else for fuel....
I gots me 160ish miles stock, off-road, give/take 20 miles depending on my mood that day.

I've got two options figured out, just not paid for yet.
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There are some options to shorten this leg up. You would have at least a 24 mile round trip.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #102
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It has been suggested (thanks, mtbdemon!), that I man up just a bit ,
and do the WABDR with Timmer's group that will be beginning from Stevenson, WA. on Sunday, July 31st.

Hmmmmm, I say to myself....
Then I post up an affirmative before I get a chance to think too much about it .

So.......
If WE do OBCDR somewhere in the week of 23-30th of July,
I'd really like to make it easy to be in Stevenson on Sunday morning, the 31st.

You know, in a perfect world




Are you guys at all into doing Oregon South to North?
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:05 AM   #103
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It has been suggested (thanks, mtbdemon!), that I man up just a bit ,
and do the WABDR with Timmer's group that will be beginning from Stevenson, WA. on Sunday, July 31st.

Hmmmmm, I say to myself....
Then I post up an affirmative before I get a chance to think too much about it .

So.......
If WE do OBCDR somewhere in the week of 23-30th of July,
I'd really like to make it easy to be in Stevenson on Sunday morning, the 31st.

You know, in a perfect world




Are you guys at all into doing Oregon South to North?

We haven't discussed S to N but it is an option we can talk about certainly. I don't care either way we have to ride some freeway and highway to get or leave home.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:16 AM   #104
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It has been suggested (thanks, mtbdemon!), that I man up just a bit ,
and do the WABDR with Timmer's group that will be beginning from Stevenson, WA. on Sunday, July 31st.

Hmmmmm, I say to myself....
Then I post up an affirmative before I get a chance to think too much about it .

So.......
If WE do OBCDR somewhere in the week of 23-30th of July,
I'd really like to make it easy to be in Stevenson on Sunday morning, the 31st.

You know, in a perfect world




Are you guys at all into doing Oregon South to North?
That's a good idea-I guess we would actually be crossing four states, not two if we were to ride both. Will 14 days be enough?
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:47 AM   #105
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That's a good idea-I guess we would actually be crossing four states, not two if we were to ride both. Will 14 days be enough?
I am ASSUMING 5 days per state easy, for each trail, and at least a long hard day minimum to get across each state on asphalt,
maybe two if we want to dirt it just a bit and/or relax overnight.
Oregon has some trail additions below Bend that probly "should" be ridden on the way down, if we start South to North.

The run all the way across Washington AFTER the trail would likely feel like a pretty long day,
I wouldn't mind splitting that up in say....Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, or Blewitt Pass area on the way home.
Inmate 1911fan has a place in Cashmere, and I think he's doing the WA leg with us.....

BUT, I have not studied the maps. Nor have I talked specifics with anyone that's done it.
I would think 14 days, 7 for each state, would be perfect.

Edit: the first Sasquatch ride across WA, from Hood River to Canada border was easily acheived comfortably in four days,
and the majority of Northbound riding was off-highway.
The second Sasquatch ride from Hood River to Medford in two days was done with too much pavement,
and the days lasted too long for my liking

If we get to Walla Walla by Friday evening, the 29th, spend the night there,
then Saturday Night we can spend at my place just outside Hood River, and get a proper bed, breakfast, and a shower.
Then leave early Sunday morning for the Stevenson meetup a bit more refreshed.

Would this schedule get mrmagoolin to your obligations on the 29th in time??
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