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Old 09-11-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Anyone up for the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route?

Hey All,

I've been planning on doing a portion of the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route this month from the 24th through the 28th (+/-) but the other people that had initially showed interest are bailing out. I'd rather not go alone, so I'm looking for a few other riders that might be up for a little adventure. The plan is to meet in southern Oregon near Klamath Falls and ride fire roads back to Portland. The riding is going to be almost entirely fire roads, but shouldn't be too technical. Plenty of opportunities to fish and explore!

You can see the route at: http://maps.innersource.com/GProject.aspx?pid=4039

You can see more photos at: http://oohva.org/ (click the link at the bottom for the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, then select Route 3, then click on the link to the pictures).

I'm only planning on doing the western portion from Klamath Falls back to Portland (Route 3).

I can e-mail interested parties the GPX file which can be viewed in 3-D on Google Earth.

Hoping for some company!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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You have caught my attention!

I need to check on the amount of vacation time I have left. This might be the perfect time for me to go.

Will we be camping? And do you have an itinerary?

This also might be a good trial run for my brothers who are planning a rode trip to Baja at the end of October.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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I've been interested in doing this ride, but it'd work much better for me if it included a Fri-Sun, when I'm normally off. I might be able to meet up to do from Bend north or something, anyway.

I'd also like to do sections of the Pacific Crest Quest route, especially N. OR and S. WA.

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Old 09-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #4
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OBD Route. Trail conditions

What kind of trail is it mostly?
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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We did it this summer, now would be a great time to go.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=obdr

plenty of fire roads, some OHV trails that could be avoided if you wanted.

Have a nice ride!
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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you'll have a blast - what are you riding? I can show you a super fun piece from Bachelor to Sisters if we could coordinate.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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you'll have a blast - what are you riding? I can show you a super fun piece from Bachelor to Sisters if we could coordinate.
I'm on a 2003 F650gs. It should be killer! I'd be excited to coordinate for when I'm around Bachelor and Sisters...
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:14 PM   #8
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You have caught my attention!

I need to check on the amount of vacation time I have left. This might be the perfect time for me to go.

Will we be camping? And do you have an itinerary?

This also might be a good trial run for my brothers who are planning a rode trip to Baja at the end of October.
I have a basic plan of riding about 100 miles a day, checking cool stuff out on the way as we find it. I was planning on camping the whole way and fishing anywhere that looked good.

You should come!
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #9
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That's a bad week for me, or I'd be all over it.
I'd like to hit #3 this year, but it's not turning out that way.

Have fun, take pics.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:02 PM   #10
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OOHVA info request

Has anyone done Route 5 sections 3 & 4? I know nothing about the OOHVA, but it looks very interesting. Don't mean to be off topic, but this thread will probably get more hits with people having info than anywhere. Please PM me if you have info about this route. I need to know about gas, food, camping and sleeping options. Do the maps you can buy give this info? Riding a KTM 525 EXC doesn't allow for much gear carrying capacity. Good luck with your trip up Route 3. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #11
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Which route are you talking about?

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you'll have a blast - what are you riding? I can show you a super fun piece from Bachelor to Sisters if we could coordinate.
Arn't you talking about OBCDR 3
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:06 AM   #12
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Has anyone done Route 5 sections 3 & 4? I know nothing about the OOHVA, but it looks very interesting. Don't mean to be off topic, but this thread will probably get more hits with people having info than anywhere. Please PM me if you have info about this route. I need to know about gas, food, camping and sleeping options. Do the maps you can buy give this info? Riding a KTM 525 EXC doesn't allow for much gear carrying capacity. Good luck with your trip up Route 3. Thanks.
I've ridden all the sections and can give you some pointers. Go to www.oohva.org and buy the maps you need. The maps do have limited info on camping/fuel/food etc. but most of what you'll need to know will come from experience - either someone else's or your own on the trail. You can set up your 525 easily to camp. You'll need 3 pieces of luggage gear: a Wolfman enduro pack (glove box that sits on your front headlight or number plate), a set of DirtBagz (fabric panniers made especially for off road bikes like yours), and a small backpack/hydropack. Your tent, sleeping bag, bed roll etc. will strap on your rear fender across the Dirt Bagz. Or, you stay in hotels/motels along the way.

I'm running a tour of 11 bikes and one truck starting here this morning on the OBDR, some route 5 and almost all of route 3. Follow the thread below for the story:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265042

Feel free to ask any questions.

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:52 AM   #13
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There is a fairly large group of us heading over to Walla Walla on Friday 9-21. Our plan is to do the route from north to south over 5 days, 22nd through the 26th and see where we end up. There will be a large variety of bikes with me riding a big GS Adventure and another rider on a Ural and some KLR's thrown in for good measure. We're not going to be in a huge hurry, I would like to get as far south as possible in the 5 days, but I don't really want to break my bike or my body on this trip. Fun is my goal.

I purchased the TrekNow CD for $40 and believe it was well worth the money. The CD includes maps, roll charts, direction sheets, gps routes, waypoints, and tracks for the entire route. PM me if you want more info or details.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:42 PM   #14
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Arn't you talking about OBCDR 3
Yup, that's the route, but I'd do just about anything to keep my trip alive!
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:45 PM   #15
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I've ridden all the sections and can give you some pointers. Go to www.oohva.org and buy the maps you need. The maps do have limited info on camping/fuel/food etc. but most of what you'll need to know will come from experience - either someone else's or your own on the trail. You can set up your 525 easily to camp. You'll need 3 pieces of luggage gear: a Wolfman enduro pack (glove box that sits on your front headlight or number plate), a set of DirtBagz (fabric panniers made especially for off road bikes like yours), and a small backpack/hydropack. Your tent, sleeping bag, bed roll etc. will strap on your rear fender across the Dirt Bagz. Or, you stay in hotels/motels along the way.

I'm running a tour of 11 bikes and one truck starting here this morning on the OBDR, some route 5 and almost all of route 3. Follow the thread below for the story:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265042

Feel free to ask any questions.

Greg
Sounds killer, Greg. If the dates worked, I'd just sign up for one of your rides, but I've already asked for the time off during the week of te 23rd. At this point, I'd ride just about anywhere in the PNW during that period of time.
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