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Old 11-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting the photos. Did you get one of the guy who submerged his truck? Interesting how I was a bit sore today. I guess there are some muscles that aren't getting a workout at the gym. Darn glad I had heated grips. Those things are sweet!
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:52 AM   #17
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Yep, here's what those two poor blokes had to deal with. When we rode by again as we were leaving, they had been pulled out and I stopped and heard them try to turn it over -- clak, clak, clak.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:33 AM   #18
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Good ride! There were five of us -- matloik, WB-PDX, Squirrels, mtbdemom, and TwoDuckDad. And it didn't really seem that cold, even though we hit some snow at 2000'. I think we all dressed appropriately, no one complained -- except somebody, who will remain un-named (WB), said something about water inside his $15 Craigslist boots. Only pic I have is at the meet up:
Gawd that guy on the orange bike is good looking! Looks to be his best side too!!! That bike is AWESOME as well!!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #19
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Hey next time you guy`s do this let me know I need some riding buds ,I have a pretty Orange Bike
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:12 AM   #20
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I stopped and heard them try to turn it over -- clak, clak, clak.
Sorry I was anxious to get out of there; that green truck was a State Police vehicle with a very annoyed looking officer inside. I didn't think it was smart to hang out and gawk.

Also, how about running up on those guys with the automatics in the fog?

It was quite a eventful ride considering we were just bombing around outside of Scappoose!
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #21
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Sorry I was anxious to get out of there; that green truck was a State Police vehicle with a very annoyed looking officer inside. I didn't think it was smart to hang out and gawk.

Also, how about running up on those guys with the automatics in the fog?

It was quite a eventful ride considering we were just bombing around outside of Scappoose!
You know when we pulled away from that officer I saw him grab the radio mic as we rode away. I really thought we would see some lights behund us since I was bringing up the rear.
That was a kick ass time. Thanks for the ride!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:04 PM   #22
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Looks like you guys had a blast out there this weekend.

There are a few of us over on supermoto junkies that have been going on more and more adventures. Most of us on knobbies with pretty capable trail bikes. We are always up for an adventure and would like to hoook up with a few of you some time.

Ill keep an eye out for PDX rides, but feel free to send me a pm and let me know if you are looking for a ride compadre!!!



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Old 11-16-2009, 12:58 PM   #23
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Also, how about running up on those guys with the automatics in the fog?
The one guy with the Thompson style magazine really didn't want us to see what he had I'm glad they weren't drunk! Now that I think about it the only thing missing was somebody getting a flat...or encountering Bigfoot.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #24
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Personally, I think we are way too slow to ride with you guys.

Since most of the roads this time of year are hard-packed dirt (since off the roads is TOO muddy,) I am sure anyone with SM experience would be going 2x the speed with 1/2 the crashes.

You could ride with Mat however!
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:57 PM   #25
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You could ride with Mat however!
Yeah, here let me illustrate for you my off-road skills:
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #26
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Personally, I think we are way too slow to ride with you guys.

Since most of the roads this time of year are hard-packed dirt (since off the roads is TOO muddy,) I am sure anyone with SM experience would be going 2x the speed with 1/2 the crashes.

You could ride with Mat however!
Who are you referring to young man? I think all did pretty good at a good pace. Even Mr "First time on the dirt with a Dakar and only limited experience" did really well. I think he has more experience then he was leading on !!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:46 PM   #27
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Who are you referring to young man? I think all did pretty good at a good pace. Even Mr "First time on the dirt with a Dakar and only limited experience" did really well. I think he has more experience then he was leading on !!!!
I should clarify, I don't think as individuals anybody is slow (except probably me) but I can imagine someone with SM skills on some of the roads probably would have left ME, at least, in the dust.

On the flip side, I think Mr. Twoduc probably was frustrated with all the dirt bikes on the pavement. I was expecting to get passed on the inside...
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #28
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I guess you didn't see me drag a knee when we rounded the corner onto Cornelius Pass Rd eh? My 50:50 tires (Enduro 3 Sahara) and heavier bike (~425 w/o me) didn't like the mud much...not to mention my lack of off pavement skills. Upon my first off all I could think was "holy shit I fell" but then I soon realized that everyone's bikes had a "blemish" or two and that's the norm for off street riding. I had a blast!
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #29
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You guys are just like we are over on the Supermoto site......a bunch of smart asses!!!

I like it!!!

We do alright, and always have a good time. We kept pushing the limits, first it was the pilot powers on the pavement and I had an awesome time on those and the big old XR650R made for an amazing supermoto, then we started to explore the gravel roads a bit more, and I upgraded to some 17" distanzias, and while they were much much better on the gravel but the frontend still pushed through the turns like crazy and they were not great on the trail to say the least.

I was lucky enough to have the stock wheels kicking around so I got some TKC 80's mounted up on the 21/19 combo and this bike is a big trail bike but man it makes for a great adventure bike (not for the super long rides).

We did a little over 200 miles through the trask and out to tillamook then screwed around on trails up at Browns camp and headed home via 6.


There are about 8 or 9 of us, including one crazy guy Sam (Lincolnlock) that frequently comes down from Mt.Vernon to ride that get together pretty often and thought that maybe we could merge together someday and see if our supermotos can hang with the REAL adventure bikes!!!!!


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Old 11-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #30
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If it warms up for next weekend, assuming my shoulder feels better, I am game for another Saturday ride!!!
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