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Old 06-29-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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If you're going to be dumb you better be tough

Solo riding in the Cascades, sure I can get around that snow.



That ravine dropped down about a 100 feet.

Uploading pics more soon.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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I was wondering how your trip went.....................good to see ya made it home


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Old 06-30-2008, 07:03 AM   #3
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That's the Allan we all know. I hope the rest of the ride report has your bike upright.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #6
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WOW!! - so how far DID you tumble? And how did you get that beast back on its feet solo?
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:31 PM   #7
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I can't believe YOU fell over.















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Old 06-30-2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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So it supposed to be HOT here in the valley so I decided to head for the mountains and do a little camping. Couldn't find anyone to go with me so I went solo. It was a great day for a ride warm but not too hot. I was headed up to Detroit Lake and I decided to try the dirt route.

Passed a nice waterfall on the way.



I got on the dirt and there were tons of people around. I guess I wasn't the only with the idea of heading to the mountains to escape the heat.


After I passed Sullivan Falls the people started to disappear.



Guess nobody has been up here yet this year.



After a little trimming I was on my way.



The view was nice.



Where I was headed, looks like snow.



Gotta go back to work, more later
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:12 PM   #9
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So I continue around the corner and I start to see water on the road, this shortly turns into a stream. I figure this isn't a good sign and this is what I find.



I hiked a little farther up the road.



I figure it is only going to get worse from here so I have to turn around. At this point I'm 12 or so miles from Detroit but with my backtracking I'm looking at about 60 miles.

Down the mountain I go, I pass a couple of quads heading up the road, they had a chain saw because the tree I passed under is gone now.

I get into Detroit and there are people all over the place I load up on supplies and head out. I take the first logging road and start heading up. Every place that looks half decent already has someone camped there. Every time I get over 4,000 feet I get turned back by snow. I head down to the main road and travel north for a few miles until I see another likely looking forest road. I head up that and other at the turn I don't see another person. I rode up and down every spur but didn't see any spots that struck my fancy.

It was a great day and the mountains were on display
Mt. Hood


I ride along for a while and the road is just built into the side of the hill and it is starting to get late. I figure I will continue to pavement and
try the campgrounds along the Clackamas River.

I can see that the road is going to start going down so I should'nt hit anymore snow.



As I come around a corner I can see snow on the road but I figure I can sneak along the right hand side (The side closest to the ravine). Like a dumbass I don't scout it I just go for it.

More in a bit.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:30 PM   #10
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Dakars are good at that.

Throwing you down in the dirt that is. Or so I've been told. ya, ya, that's it I heard it from someone.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:54 AM   #11
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More please!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:14 AM   #12
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This is pretty good...
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:26 AM   #13
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I hope you make it out ALIVE !
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #14
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Be careful up there man and if your spirits get down ,just keep singin' this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3sCNRnn7GA
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #15
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Keep it coming Allan

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