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Old 09-08-2009, 06:44 AM   #1681
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the weather sure is turning crappy just about normal for riding around here
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:49 AM   #1682
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Looking good for WetFest though.

80 degrees and sunny Friday Saturday and Sunday. Rain -- 0% 0% 10%.

They might need a new name.

SWMBO's taking the SUV with the dogs so that means I'll have a lounge chair and a cooler full of Red Hook!
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #1683
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Ride this Weekend?

Who's up for riding this weekend? The weather forecast looks good. I available on both Saturday and Sunday. I'd still like to try the route from Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan, but I'm open to other ideas.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:28 PM   #1684
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Who's up for riding this weekend? The weather forecast looks good. I available on both Saturday and Sunday. I'd still like to try the route from Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan, but I'm open to other ideas.
I would like to do that route someday, but right now I've just finished preping my new to me 2008 VeeStrom 650 and am hot to ride it. Only problem is the Trailwing tires on it are just about wore out and I don't want to run them on gravel. My new Shinko 705's will be in Tuesday. They should work fine on gravel, but no log jumping! This is my good bike and I want to keep it that way. Plan to keep the KLR for fun in the mud.

My plan for Saturday is: Kingston to Windy Ridge at MT. Saint Helens, Hyw 12 to Yakama Canyon and spend the night in Ellensburg. Sunday: ride US 97 to Entiat and up the Entiat River road to the end of the paving, (I would love to ride Shady Pass Rd over to Lake Chelan, but thin tires and gravel don't mix) then Home to Kingston via Hyw 2. All on Paved roads.

So maybe weekend after next, I could ride the extemely jealous KLR on the lake to lake run. She hasn't been ridden since the VeeStrom showed up and if I keep ignoring her, she probably won't start when I want to ride her.

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #1685
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Who's up for riding this weekend? The weather forecast looks good. I available on both Saturday and Sunday. I'd still like to try the route from Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan, but I'm open to other ideas.
I am heading over to Lake Wenatchee campgrounds early Sat morning to ride the single track mostly between Fish Lake and Entiat River Road, probably work down toward Tyee Lookout. Also plan to ride Sunday at least half day before returning home. Maybe do some on the Entiat to lake Chelan section, but I just did Devils Backbone, 8410 and Shady Pass Roads 2 weekends ago. :-). Taking the XL250R (mango orange if you see me).

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #1686
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So maybe weekend after next, I could ride the extemely jealous KLR on the lake to lake run. She hasn't been ridden since the VeeStrom showed up and if I keep ignoring her, she probably won't start when I want to ride her.

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So, let's plan on doing the Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan ride next Saturday.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:56 PM   #1687
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greenwater to easton

I am heading solo over green pass towards easton sat or sunday but need a little info.
near the end you follow the yakama riverdown stream then cross it at the washed out bridge. I would like to find an alternate route and avoid the river trail and crossing. can someone give me an address to a map or road number? thanks jim
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:00 PM   #1688
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So, let's plan on doing the Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan ride next Saturday.
Let's do it. Hope for good weather. Workout details later. Might baby that clean V-strom with weak tires over shadypass road tomorrow if there is little to no gravel/sharp rocks. Got to get ready for tomorrows ride.

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:53 AM   #1689
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Let's do it. Hope for good weather. Workout details later. Might baby that clean V-strom with weak tires over shadypass road tomorrow if there is little to no gravel/sharp rocks. Got to get ready for tomorrows ride.

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8410 is better condition, light gravel/dirt, but flatter and twisty, less exposed rock heads. Shady Pass is more packed dirt with exposed rocks. Still not bad if you stay alert, I only hit one really hard :-). No dent, no foul.

8410 is a more passenger car friendly type forest road. Also while not as high elevation, I think it was a more interesting road, though they both had their unique values. Just different. Shady Pass does drop you off some 30 miles up Entiat River paved road, where 8410 is at the base so you would miss Entiat, or do an up and back. That would take a lot of time, it is a 35-45mph road.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:05 PM   #1690
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I have the shot tire on the V-strom problem also Should be ready for abuse next weekend though.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:34 PM   #1691
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Steven--FYI. I was on Barber Springs last week. The Forest Service has been up there "improving" the road with "loose gravel". The gravel they used the small rocks are the size of lemons and the big ones are fist-sized. The really large rocks then sit on top. All are freshly crushed with lots of sharp edges and sharp points. Ugly mess. I did Barber Springs with you in May and it was OK, but this time around I was in way over my head. The 4WD crowd should get this stuff pounded down by next summer but until then . . . . Just sayin.
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I rode over Barber Springs road this afternoon, it wasn't too bad. It had a few rough spots and few places with loose rocks. I don't think you'd have any trouble riding it now.

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Old 09-14-2009, 03:15 AM   #1692
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So, let's plan on doing the Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan ride next Saturday.
You guys looking at one day or overnight. I should actually have a free day on Saturday (and maybe Sunday - if I skip my Aunt's 80th birthday -- wouldn't that make me friends?) to do some riding and I'd like to stretch the KLR's legs a bit.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #1693
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Lake Wenatchee to Lake Chelan Ride

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You guys looking at one day or overnight. I should actually have a free day on Saturday (and maybe Sunday - if I skip my Aunt's 80th birthday -- wouldn't that make me friends?) to do some riding and I'd like to stretch the KLR's legs a bit.
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Gootch - would like to have you join us for this ride.

Over and back would be more than 400 miles and 9 hours which is too long for me. I would like to spend the night there so we have more riding time in the area. For just one night, hoteling it is better than packing camping gear on the ride. Too each his own, but I plan on staying in a hotel in Pateros ($55) or Wenatchee ($63) Saturday night. We can share a room or not, no big deal.

So a rough schedule subject to change and I'm flexible,

Saturday - meet for coffee somewhere on Hyw 522 or 2. Steven do you know a good spot? Gootch, when can you be there? Ride 2 to the start of the lake to lake ride, do the ride and spend the night in Pateros or other nearby town. Pack a lunch so we can eat on the ride.

Sunday - From Pateros we could go North on 153 and take FS 31 over to the East side of Lake Chelan and down to Manson for our morning ride and then ride home in the afternoon. Or some other roads on the East side of the lake.

The Lake Chelan area is a beautiful area to ride in; see my mini ride report for this last weekend.

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Old 09-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #1694
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Gootch - would like to have you join us for this ride.

Over and back would be more than 400 miles and 9 hours which is too long for me. I would like to spend the night there so we have more riding time in the area. For just one night, hoteling it is better than packing camping gear on the ride. Too each his own, but I plan on staying in a hotel in Pateros ($55) or Wenatchee ($63) Saturday night. We can share a room or not, no big deal.

So a rough schedule subject to change and I'm flexible,

Saturday - meet for coffee somewhere on Hyw 522 or 2. Steven do you know a good spot? Gootch, when can you be there? Ride 2 to the start of the lake to lake ride, do the ride and spend the night in Pateros or other nearby town. Pack a lunch so we can eat on the ride.

Sunday - From Pateros we could go North on 153 and take FS 31 over to the East side of Lake Chelan and down to Manson for our morning ride and then ride home in the afternoon. Or some other roads on the East side of the lake.

The Lake Chelan area is a beautiful area to ride in; see my mini ride report for this last weekend.

Dennis
Let's meet at the Mt. Index Cafe at 9am. The Mt. Index Cafe is on hyw 2 at the Index-Galena road in Index. I'm up for spending the night, it will make it alot nicer and we will be able to get 2 days riding in!
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:35 PM   #1695
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Shady Pass Rd to Lake Chelan

Sunday, 9-13-09, I rode from Entiat up the Entiat River road (NF 51) and then on to Shady Pass road which is a nice place to ride. The road is a well maintained gravel road that you can ride with wornout street tires with no problems.

Shady Pass road also marked as FS 5900



The well worn Trailwing street tire on my new to me V-Strom 650.



A few imbedded rocks that are easy to miss.



More road, burnedout forest and blue sky that won't quit



More road, a little shale rock that with bad luck could hurt a wornout street tire.



Same area with bike



A good looking 2008 V-Strom 650



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The view from a picnic table at the Grouse Mtn camp ground. That is Lake Chelan in the background.




The road winds down to Lake Chelan



Lake Chelan



Looking forward to going back here next weekend and riding more of these fine roads.

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