|08-22-2012, 12:17 AM||#196|
Trusting my Cape...
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the hell is Truckee, CA?
I never read the whole report! So I don't know of the trouble spots or dead ends. I do know that I rode from Truckee to Old Station in one day (days 7 and 8 for them) and it wasn't that hard. There was one spot where we got 'lost' on some Sierra Pacific Industries land. We just couldn't make link the GPS route to the roads we were on. Eventually, using the GPS, we were wble to make things connect and ride on out. Maybe 30 minutes lost. We also rode it in June of 2011 and there was a TON of snow. We lost alot of time in the Gold Lake area. Maybe another 90 minutes or more. And also, as it gets later in the day you can always hop out to the road at one of the very many crossings and make up some miles.
The fires, now that may be another issue. Using the PCQ maps and fire maps from the internet, it looks like the section from Quincy to lake Almanor and the section of Hwy 89 through Lassen park could be in question.
07 Yamaha R6
07 KTM 950 Super Enduro
04 KTM 250exc- plated two-stroke
01 Kawasaki KE100
74 Honda MR50
|08-22-2012, 09:13 AM||#197|
free range moron
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: central oregon
Be ready for some hot dry weather in central Oregon. We are having one of worst summers as far as rain goes in sometime. Lots of dusty trails and roads. All we can do is hope some of the thunder storms drop a lot of rain and not much lightning. We have already had over a million acres burn here. Grim. Riding will still be fun, just dusty.
one day I will learn, until that day... fuck it.
2001 HONDA XR650R
|08-22-2012, 07:16 PM||#198|
Back in the fog
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Any interest in meeting up and ring up to Bend as a group on Thursday?
2011 KTM990ADVDakar Edition
"This is the sort of ardent pedantry up with which I will not put."
|08-23-2012, 11:42 AM||#200|
Joined: Jul 2009
Don't think I missed it from earlier in the thread - anyone riding out from Salt Lake City? Any interest joining up?
Could also meet in Idaho somewhere.
RMRichar screwed with this post 08-23-2012 at 12:48 PM
|08-23-2012, 01:12 PM||#201|
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Clovis Ca
Damn! Folks are coming from all over!
2001 Ducati 996 SPS, 09 KTM 300XCW (e), 2010 KTM 990
|08-23-2012, 09:11 PM||#203|
Joined: Jul 2009
|08-26-2012, 08:01 AM||#204|
Nevada Desert Rat
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Nevada
My route to Bend
Day 1 Fernley NV to Lakeview OR
Day 2 Lakeview OR to Bend OR
I want to Leave out Wed morning arriving Thursday afternoon.
2009 KTM 990 Adventure R
2010 KTM 450 EXC
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
|08-26-2012, 12:47 PM||#205|
Two arm bandit
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Planet Reno
I'm planning on doing this but can't leave Reno before Thursday afternoon.
Probably slab it to Medicine Lake or Kalamath Thursday night.
May camp or motel
07 KTM 990 11 Husaberg 390
|08-27-2012, 04:14 PM||#206|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Spokane Washington
Anyone riding from Spokane?
I'll be leaving Saturday or Sunday arriving at Hood River by Tuesday for the Great Apple Trail to Bend
|08-28-2012, 08:06 PM||#207|
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Southern California
So cal to Bend, OR
2010 KTM 990 Adventure
2013 KTM 500 EXC
2001 Yamaha YZ 426
2009 Husqvarna TE310 (SOLD) 2007 BMW R1200GS (SOLD) 2004 Husqvarna TC450 (SOLD)
|08-29-2012, 04:49 PM||#208|
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
There are several current and past fires in California, Oregon and Nevada that may get in the way of your route planning.
You can go to:
http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/index.php# click on incident
http://inciweb.org and search by incident name if you know it, or by state.
A partial list of closures, check the areas you want to ride through. These block some of th eroutes I was looking into.
The "Reading" fire has closures of all off road north of Lassen Nat Park to Old Station
The "Chips" Fire has closures from the Sierra crest to Lake Almanor north of hwy 70.
The "Rush" Fire is in north east CA, east of 395 and may block routes coming from NV.
Get out and ride
2010 KTM 690 Enduro R
2007 KTM 990 Adventure
2006 KTM 640 Adventure - sold :(
2002 KTM 400/453 EXC
|08-29-2012, 11:20 PM||#209|
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
The "IN" list........
1) Apple Jam
6) Cyclops Motorsports
7) Konflict Motorsports
11) Nut Clutch
23) Mud Bucket
24) MB's bud Claude
25) MB's bud Jack
26) MB's bud Mark
I'll PM you all with directions/address a couple of weeks before.
(let me know if I got syntax wrong on your screen names, so PMs will be easy for me)
I think this large group (and more!) will be manageable enough, I know my route well,
and will have tried & true actual GPS (GPX/Garmin) tracks.
I think we'll likely split into 5 or so groups, with a leader for each,
...to keep the caravan (bikavan?) moving more efficiently.
We'll get to the KTM Rally Thursday Evening when Registration starts.
I have a VERY close-by forest dispersed campspot picked out,
...so we can get back there early-ish Friday morning
WetFest is the weekend before, and several of us plan to leave from Wenatchee on Sunday.
We'll take portions of the WABDR down to Hood River,
then get to my place early Tuesday evening for a relaxing BBQ and a campfire.
...Then We'll leave Wednesday morning for the dirty two-day trip to Bend
"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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