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Old 08-21-2013, 11:15 AM   #946
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Anybody up for a day ride this coming up Sunday? I was thinking of heading up around the Detroit area or Snow Peak, basically just some exploring and trail riding.
What time are you thinking about going?
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #947
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What time are you thinking about going?
Probably 10 or 11 AM. Just planning on a few hour ride nothing crazy.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #948
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Anybody up for a day ride this coming up Sunday? I was thinking of heading up around the Detroit area or Snow Peak, basically just some exploring and trail riding.
Possibly in for Sunday, assuming I don't have too many left over pieces when I am finished with my carburetor overhaul......
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #949
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A group of us from the Salem area did a 2-day adventure recently... We travel to Astoria and avoided pavement as much as possible. Then travelled Hwy 101 home. It was a blast. Here's the video. Hope you enjoy.

http://youtu.be/QbVZeJCaGp0
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #950
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Olympic Pennisula Ride

Spent Labor day weekend riding around the pennisula. Rode around Cushman Lake and up to Franklin Pass...no pics...On the second day I went to Port Gamble...




Then went to Clallam Bay, no pics...Forks, no vampires or werewolves...or pics. Then went to the Hoh rain forest...again no pics. Stopped for fuel at Kalaloch Lodge near Queets...




After that had to check out the "Worlds Largest Spruce Tree" along the shores of Lake Quinault...



I spent about 2 hours looking for "Mossquatch," at this point it too is more legend than fact...Google it, it's a thing.


Spent the night at Ocean Shores...no food pics...The next day blasted down 101 to Cathlamet saw the Mississippi Queen....




It was a fun 3 day mostly pavement ride, lots of little detours and hit highway 112 from Port Angeles to Clallam Bay....twisty road...a must do...


dasvis and I are thinking of doing the duel sport event later this month at Diamond Lake...anyone else up for?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:15 AM   #951
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Steens Mountain

I wanted to get in another long ride before monsoon season set in, so decided to go to Steens MTN in SE Oregon. After a slabbing it to Burns for the night, and gorging on 7.95 steak and eggs at the Apple Peddler, headed out. The road out of Frenchglen is thick gravel, no fun, but when you get to BLM land the road is high speed hard dirt.




Heres a shot of Krieger Gorge...


I could not do the "loop" due to the road being washed out five miles past this sign...




Looking east from near the summit...




Looking down from the same vantage point...




This is from the closest you can get to the summit...at least without hiking



And finally near the same place...when I stopped, it was to snap a picture of a antelope, but it bounded away before that happened.

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #952
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Evans Mtn. Road tank-trapped

Some of you may already know this, but the very end of the dirt road branching right off Evans Mtn. Road (Little North Fork of the Santiam) has been tank-trapped with a vengeance at the top and is not passable.
It may still be possible to enter the area via the Rhody Lake, Panther Rock direction, but have not tried that yet......
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #953
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Some of you may already know this, but the very end of the dirt road branching right off Evans Mtn. Road (Little North Fork of the Santiam) has been tank-trapped with a vengeance at the top and is not passable.
It may still be possible to enter the area via the Rhody Lake, Panther Rock direction, but have not tried that yet......
Any update on this? That little secret bypass was a favorite connector of mine... We've ridden through there numorous times and out past Rhody Lake towards Scotts Mills or Molalla.
Any chance a single track route could be created to keep that link there? I guess I need to ride up there and check it out...

For what it's worth, a small group of us are going to ride up to Monument Peak this Saturday (1-25-14)... and explore from there. We'll be meeting where the gravel starts near the horse staging area, probably around 10-1030am... I think it's where Gates School Rd and Monument Peak Road meet.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:13 PM   #954
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Not much low elevation snow

Just rode south from Mill City up to Tom Rock, then High Rock (over looking Thomas Creek) today on March 13th. We rode through a couple of minor slush patches. Last year, we couldn't get up to High Rock until May 2, and I considered that to be a light snow year..............
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Just rode south from Mill City up to Tom Rock, then High Rock (over looking Thomas Creek) today on March 13th. We rode through a couple of minor slush patches. Last year, we couldn't get up to High Rock until May 2, and I considered that to be a light snow year..............
Great news for early riding this year!
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Great news for early riding this year!


Does this mean your up for a ride tomorrow?
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Does this mean your up for a ride tomorrow?
Can't tomorrow.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #958
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This is kinda cool - last week while we were at High Rock looking down into the Thomas Creek drainage my riding buddy spotted movement on a logging road about 2,000 ft away.
All we could see were small dots, so I put my point'n'shoot on full optical telephoto and took a shot.
We thought they were deer until I got home and looked at the photo on my laptop - a cougar female and 3 kits !!

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Just traded in my '08 WR250R for an '04 plated KTM 200EXC, and got some cash back too :)
It turned out that I was doing very little slabbing (0 - 8 miles), and spent most of my time on gravel & trails. So, I thought I'd give this bad boy a try - it's 60 lbs lighter than my WR :)

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Old 03-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #960
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Sweet little ride, I just downsized myself. I went from a '06 KLR to a '14 CRF250L. I haven't even managed to get the tires muddy yet due to being gone on vacation.
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