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Old 02-17-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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Howdy folks,

I wasn't sure where else to post this in your forum, so I am posting it here. My name is Matt, and I live in San Jose, CA. I am a dual sport enthusiast who rides a WR250R. I might have the opportunity to relocate to Corvallis, and so I am wondering what the general take is on dual sporting in this part of the country. Namely, do folks feel limited on getting out by the amount of rain? Are there parts of the year where people generally stop riding offroad? I know folks in the cold parts of the country basically put their bikes away for winter. Here in California, people typically ride dual sport year round. So I am wondering what the dual sporting calender is like in the Oregon area. I appreciate any and all experience, advice, insight! Cheers
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:06 PM   #2
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Look through Corvallis ADV night at Flat Tail thread. Several photos of year round dual sport rides and riders in Corvallis area.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:10 PM   #3
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If you don't mind getting wet you should be all good for a 365 riding season. Enjoy!

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Old 02-17-2015, 11:51 PM   #4
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Look through Corvallis ADV night at Flat Tail thread. Several photos of year round dual sport rides and riders in Corvallis area.
This.

....and wade through the Eugene thread too, if you dare, we like riding, most if us ride 365. Or try to.

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:55 AM   #5
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....and wade through the Eugene thread too, if you dare, we like riding, most if us ride 365. Or try to.

Goretex.

rainX.

heated gear.
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There are about 2-3 weeks a year that it is too cold/heavy rain/ice/snow that keeps me off the bike, and probably a week or so inSummer that is miserably hot to ride in the valley. Other than that with good gear you can ride most of the time. Off road opportunities vary with the seasons but there is always something worth riding. Just spent the weekend riding a 100 miles of dusty trails, in warm 60 degree weather last weekend near Bend.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:26 AM   #6
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Oregon sucks for any bike riding.

Too Wet / Dark.

We haul our bikes to Cali to ride.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:42 AM   #7
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I lived in Corvallis for a few years. Miss it sometimes, cool smaller city. Go Beavs.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:59 AM   #8
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Howdy folks,

I wasn't sure where else to post this in your forum, so I am posting it here. My name is Matt, and I live in San Jose, CA. I am a dual sport enthusiast who rides a WR250R. I might have the opportunity to relocate to Corvallis, and so I am wondering what the general take is on dual sporting in this part of the country. Namely, do folks feel limited on getting out by the amount of rain? Are there parts of the year where people generally stop riding offroad? I know folks in the cold parts of the country basically put their bikes away for winter. Here in California, people typically ride dual sport year round. So I am wondering what the dual sporting calender is like in the Oregon area. I appreciate any and all experience, advice, insight! Cheers
As someone who lived in the Bay area for 20 years, I'll say dualsporting opportunities are exponentially greater anywhere in Oregon, especially on the 'cold and dry' side of the mountains. No need to put the bike away, and I can go offroad a mile from my house, and not touch pavement for a LONG time.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #9
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #10
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:33 PM   #11
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Thanks, everyone, for your feedback! DiggerD, that explains why I see so many Oregon plated bikes here Looking forward to riding and exploring your neck of the woods regardless of whether I actually end up relocating there or not. Cheers
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:25 PM   #12
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Very few of us ride more than twelve months out of the year around here.







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Old 02-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #13
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Very few of us ride more than twelve months out of the year around here.
Oldmonkey - that's awesome! I love all the red bikes. Around here, it's a constant sea of orange.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:01 PM   #14
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Oldmonkey - that's awesome! I love all the red bikes. Around here, it's a constant sea of orange.
Red, orange, blue, white, yellow, green,whatever, who cares, most of us ride all year round! Not many care what you ride, as long as you ride. Your closet might get a bit tight as there is a bit of weather to contend with, but you will love it up here! Just don't tell anyone
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:19 PM   #15
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DMV is currently experiencing an additional 2 to 4 week delay on paperwork due to the influx of new residents,,please don't move here!
An expected 30,000 new residents in the state,,,I hope they ALL move to Portland/Salem.
(but then,, I also thinkthat new residents should not be allowed to vote on Oregon laws until after 5 years of 'in state' residency.)

Oh!,,and read up on Wayne Morse for fuck sake!

You asked for advice,,that's mine,,,come ride, we'll share,,just don't move here!
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