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Old 09-01-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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ORBDR River Crossings

This was pretty early in the day and I just went for it. Right after watching my buddy dump his bike half way across.

http://vid1273.photobucket.com/album...ps01bc3d94.mp4

And this was the second crossing that was not quite as epic but I was just glad I didn't dump the bike because it was deep!

http://vid1273.photobucket.com/album...psde446433.mp4
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
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Good work! Dumping it sucks
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:22 AM   #3
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Nice, I was just there last week!

That first crossing isn't nearly as deep, but it's a lot harder due to the large slick river rocks on the bottom.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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He dumped the 1190??? Yikes!

(I want one of those so bad!)

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:12 AM   #5
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He dumped the 1190??? Yikes!

(I want one of those so bad!)

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Ya it doesn't look that bad but those are some big slippery rocks. His crash bars kept the air intakes above water and he had it back up almost as fast as he went down (adrenaline!). Getting started moving from a dead stop in the middle of the river was the real challenge.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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Nice vids!

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

Maybe I missed you saying, but where are the crossings? A handful of us did the loop of 3, 2, 5 and 4 last week and didn't get to attempt one...
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:59 PM   #7
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Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

Maybe I missed you saying, but where are the crossings? A handful of us did the loop of 3, 2, 5 and 4 last week and didn't get to attempt one...
Route 5 section 3
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:10 AM   #8
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Route 5 section 3
Thanks! We'll add that in for the next round.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:26 PM   #9
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The water looks deeper than when we crossed in late June.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:35 AM   #10
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Thanks! We'll add that in for the next round.
Got a date set yet??? Huh? Do ya??
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Got a date set yet??? Huh? Do ya??
Likely sometime after my rib cartilage and finger fracture heal up.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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A friend and I did those crossings over the weekend. Wasn't bad. Malheur was about 18" deep. Cane Creek was 18" on the west side and dropped down under 12" as you went across. As long as you modulated the throttle and didn't give it too much gas, you were fine.. otherwise the bike would get squirrely quick, as my friend found out! He saved it though.

https://vimeo.com/105583529

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #13
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A friend and I did those crossings over the weekend. Wasn't bad. Malheur was about 18" deep. Cane Creek was 18" on the west side and dropped down under 12" as you went across. As long as you modulated the throttle and didn't give it too much gas, you were fine.. otherwise the bike would get squirrely quick, as my friend found out! He saved it though.

https://vimeo.com/105583529

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Nice vid! That looked like what I would have done! lol!

Nice recovery!
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #14
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Thanks! I shot that on my Galaxy Note 3.

Thankfully he went first, so I modified my approach and knew not to over-gas it. I went farther to the right than he did (closer to the little wall) and it was much better.

I got video of him crossing Malheur too but it was far less entertaining so I didn't even bother uploading it. We camped for the night on the other side of that crossing (east side) in that clear grassy area by the river. Was quite nice, if cold. I need a much heavier sleeping bag. 20-deg rating my ass.

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Thanks! I shot that on my Galaxy Note 3.

Thankfully he went first, so I modified my approach and knew not to over-gas it. I went farther to the right than he did (closer to the little wall) and it was much better.

I got video of him crossing Malheur too but it was far less entertaining so I didn't even bother uploading it. We camped for the night on the other side of that crossing (east side) in that clear grassy area by the river. Was quite nice, if cold. I need a much heavier sleeping bag. 20-deg rating my ass.

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LMAO! My new bag wasn't as warm as I expected either. Nice choice of places though!

Wow! Nice vid for a smart phone! Maybe time to give up on the iPhone...

Good job on "letting" your buddy go first!
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