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Old 12-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #466
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Hmmm. Gotta work some magic to make them both....
Abrakadabra, baybee.....I'm IN!!!!
It's just too much fun to miss.
I know I've ridden most of the roads and two-track, but Tawm usually throws something new in, and that's not really what it's about, anyway. It's just a good excuse to ride hard all weekend, and enjoy you FF's company
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:40 PM   #467
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I'll pull my trailer near your Party Barge and I'll bring wood or something.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #468
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Circle the wagons we shall

I'll have a firepit and lots of ice.
And probly too much whiskey...
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:29 AM   #469
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Tawm has the 2014 event flyer online now:

http://www.blackdogdualsport.com/Bla...14webflyer.pdf

It looks like he quit messing around this year, and has made space for 300 on the Pre-Ride Poop-sheet now:

http://www.blackdogdualsport.com/Ent...isYear2014.htm


Edit: OK, then...after visiting the Black Dog's Forum,
I just HAD to share this epic 5+ minute vid that Tawm posted there of a GoPro ride in the Himalayas !!

http://www.blackdogdualsport.com/for....php?f=8&t=842
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #470
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I'm thinking about this before heading over to Enterprise for the week. I was told last year I would enjoy it and there are supposed to be rides/routes that even I can do.

Too bad I don't have one of those rolling homes away from home.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:34 AM   #471
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Edit: OK, then...after visiting the Black Dog's Forum,
I just HAD to share this epic 5+ minute vid that Tawm posted there of a GoPro ride in the Himalayas !!

http://www.blackdogdualsport.com/for....php?f=8&t=842
Fookin' awesome. Thanks for that.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #472
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I'm thinking about this before heading over to Enterprise for the week. I was told last year I would enjoy it and there are supposed to be rides/routes that even I can do.

Too bad I don't have one of those rolling homes away from home.
The "B" Route should be mostly fine for you on your DR, with plenty of interesting dirty two-track thrown in, and probly only 2 or 3 short sections on steep & rocky two-track that I'd consider truly challenging or difficult. Unless it rains........It'll be easy to skip out to the "C" sections if need be.

The "C" course will be beautiful forest, and very much less challenging.
Designed more for "Adventure Tourers", that wanna stick to just paved and basic graveled forest roads.

Hmmmm...my 6x12 enclosed trailer is not yet spoken for, and I have extra foam sleeping pads.
Always dry, and likely warmer.
Heck, I might even cook Fajitas for yas

I will also bring an extra tent or 2 or 3 for you or anyone else that needs/wants it.

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Fookin' awesome. Thanks for that.
Yes. A video that's worth watching
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #473
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I slept in the cargo trailer last year and it was very comfy.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:01 AM   #474
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The "B" Route should be mostly fine for you on your DR, with plenty of interesting dirty two-track thrown in, and probly only 2 or 3 short sections on steep & rocky two-track that I'd consider truly challenging or difficult. Unless it rains........It'll be easy to skip out to the "C" sections if need be.

The "C" course will be beautiful forest, and very much less challenging.
Designed more for "Adventure Tourers", that wanna stick to just paved and basic graveled forest roads.

Hmmmm...my 6x12 enclosed trailer is not yet spoken for, and I have extra foam sleeping pads.
Always dry, and likely warmer.
Heck, I might even cook Fajitas for yas

I will also bring an extra tent or 2 or 3 for you or anyone else that needs/wants it.

Yes. A video that's worth watching

Thanks for the info on the routes and the offer to stay in the enclosed trailer. You can go ahead and make the trailer available for someone else. Depending on how the weather is I'll either tent camp or if I bring my pickup I can sleep in it. I'll probably come looking for one of those Fajitas though.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #475
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Finally. Registered.

But I've got questions . . .

What exactly is the difference between the Rat Dog and Black Dog? Is it just an OMRA/AMA difference?

And who's in charge of organizing the bike convoy out to Odell? Or is it too early for that?
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:45 AM   #476
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The Rat Dog was a disaster this year and not sure I will ride the Black Dog for fear of another Rat Dog experience. To answer your question though the Rat Dog is way more technical single track oriented. The problem was the routes for B and A overlapped and I spent all my stamina picking up BMW's that got in too deep. One chick on a BMW thought that was the way it was supposed to work so I bailed on the A route.

That plus our reserved campsite was given away to Rat Dog staff set me off on the wrong foot.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #477
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The Rat Dog was a disaster this year and not sure I will ride the Black Dog for fear of another Rat Dog experience. To answer your question though the Rat Dog is way more technical single track oriented. The problem was the routes for B and A overlapped and I spent all my stamina picking up BMW's that got in too deep. One chick on a BMW thought that was the way it was supposed to work so I bailed on the A route.

That plus our reserved campsite was given away to Rat Dog staff set me off on the wrong foot.
Black Dog is WAY MORE organized than Rat Dog. Black dog is at a Fairgrounds so you have plenty of space to camp and hang out. The B route doesn't touch the technical trails at all. There may be a short trail section, but definately not technical single track. The A route is a different story . I had heard about the problems at this years Rat Dog, don't let that sway your Black Dog experience it's nothing like that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #478
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I've signed up for both the Black Dog and Rat Dog for 2014. I expect both to be better than not riding and camping, so it'll be hard not to have a good time.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #479
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Black Dog is WAY MORE organized than Rat Dog. Black dog is at a Fairgrounds so you have plenty of space to camp and hang out. The B route doesn't touch the technical trails at all. There may be a short trail section, but definately not technical single track. The A route is a different story . I had heard about the problems at this years Rat Dog, don't let that sway your Black Dog experience it's nothing like that.

I have zero experience with the Rat Dog but having your reserved camp site given away simply sucks. Understandable way to start out on the wrong foot.

I will however say nothing but good things about the Black Dog. Despite the fact that I did take part in some actions that got me a completely justified, stern talking too, I've always had a good time at the Black Dog. Maybe I'm just lucky, but everyone I've met was friendly, helpful, and usually interesting.

The skill level difference between the A and B courses is to me about perfect. My first year I did B the first day and A the second I got in more than a little over my head and broke some bits on my bike. Another year I got the Hard Luck award for heat exhaustion . . . And broke something on my bike. I remember it all very fondly. And as an added bonus, the bike has a bunch of new hardware.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:46 AM   #480
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The particular year I was at the Rat dog I paired up with another TE610 rider and we easily mixed A and B route sections. Demanding at times but quite doable. The next day did A sections (on my 610) with a friend on his 450. Only trouble was crossing several slick high logs over the trail. I would not do that on any heavier a bike. The A tracks can include stream and log crossings, with steep creek banks included, or just plain deep loose rock hills.

I have done several Black Dogs and one Rat dog and like them both. What I really enjoyed about the Rat Dog was it took me to new and different scenery out of Tillamook area. Living in Seattle, that is not a place I normally ride in. Like the Black Dog, the Rat dog has A and B routes, the Rat is only one day and is traveling through wet side forest and down to the harbor. Worth giving both a ride in my book.

Try the B sections and if you feel up to it (or having talked to others), try A sections (if you have a lighter bike or mad skills and in good shape). Many times you can mix or figure it out where you see the 2 routes have a common waypoint. As routes and conditions change every year, what was possible one year does not mean it will be again the next...

I hope to once again ride the Black Dog this year provided I am back in the PNW by then.
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