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Old 08-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Location: Portland...the newer one on the left side.
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Three Pacific NorthWet Dudes Dry Out on the UTBDR

“Dude, you have the perfect bike for our trip to Utah later this year”, said a friendly rider at one of the Portland Offroad meetups. I had just purchased a WR250R, and although I hadn’t considered touring on it, this sparked my interest. As I kitted out the bike for day long adventures, I slowly decided to set it up for overnight adventures also. Fast forward a couple of months and the idea of camping off the little bike sounded more and more “reasonable”.

I’d done a few rides with the guys planning on doing a big summer trip. Asrvivor, Jungleman, S1Marks and Apple Jam were planning on attending a rally in Colorado and doing the UTBDR on the way. I was able to rearrange my vacation schedule to get two weeks off at the end of July to attend with them. During our planning stages, S1Marks and Apple Jam had to bail out due to conflicts but John (Asrvivor) and Jessie (JungleMan) were committed.

(L to R) - JungleMan (Jessie), Asrvivor (John) and scott_pdx (

After staring at the maps for a few weeks, it soon became evident that to go from Portland to Denver and spending a week on the UTBDR was either going to be a “Slab Adventure” or skip either the rally or the UTBDR. Additionally, just to get to the start of the UTBDR from Portland was 3 long tire eating days in the heat on the little bikes. Since we could always explore Oregon on shorter rides, we needed to make major tracks out of Oregon to take advantage of our time off. Since I have family in Idaho, I pitched the idea of trailering the bikes to Pocatello and leaving the truck and trailer there, do a big loop then return to Pocatello. This saved us about 4 days of riding slab to and fro and means we wouldn’t have to “Push” so hard and miss stuff on our trip.

The crappy map below shows our general route.

So Friday July 20th, after work. I load up my F350 and Trailer and head over to John’s place in Boring. Jessie is already there, and we make quick work out of loading up the bikes and securing our gear. John has a great place and is a hospitable host and I get a great nice rest in his spare bedroom. Tomorrow begins the first phase of our adventure…an 11 hour drive to the REAL start of our adventure.
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