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Old 10-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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WABDR in 2 days?

Anyone done it? Do you think it's possible?

I have ridden all of the section of WABDR except Conconully to Canadian border. Some of them many times and basically a ride where I setup on Friday night at the Canadian border and I finish Sunday night at Hood River so I can be Monday back in the office in Bellevue is intriguing since I love the long, 14 hours riding days!

Last weekend I left Twisp on WABDR at 11 AM and went to Chalan, Cashmere and Table Mountain via Mission Creek where I turned to Liberty and headed home. Since I was on Slate peek in the AM I think I would easily make the section from Conconully that day to Weenas, assuming the Canada to Conconully is not extremely difficult.

Camping at Weenas and getting up early would mean I could make Hood River the same day since previously I have started at the Ice Caves in Glifford Pinchot and made it to Nile, where I turned home via FS 19 -> 70 and Enumclaw.

What do you guys think? Of course not this year, the days are getting short but next summer, second half of August...
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:32 AM   #2
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Totally doable, we had plans to ride it in 24hrs this summer but the fires then an injury got in the way. :(
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #3
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Did Stevenson to Nighthawk in 2.5 days last year. You could definitely add some more seat time and get it done in 2. Camping in the Wenas would give you a fresh start for the rough stuff between Ellensburg and HWY12.
BTW Canada to Conconully is probably the easiest section of the WABDR.

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Old 10-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
Totally doable, we had plans to ride it in 24hrs this summer but the fires then an injury got in the way. :(
That sounds like fun! With some decent lighting of course. -Ed
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:40 PM   #5
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That sounds like fun! With some decent lighting of course. -Ed
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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I'm looking back at my notes after riding it this summer and it shows 2 1/2 days for me.

The first day I see that I was at the Boarder at 0815am.
I camped about 8 miles away from there the night before.

I didn't ride fast at all and stopped many times.
In the notes I wrote "slow but constant" for the second day.
Also see the avg at the end of the day was 19.3.

I have photos enjoying ice cream; another eating a huge breakfast.

I also rode quite a few trails along the route. One of my favorite was Devils Gulch. I don't remember the others by memory but I think I have phots of the placards leading into them.

Just missed getting a sweet photo of a Black Bear.

Looks like I had a little rain and was only hot in the Chalen area.

Oh, I also see that I was in Packwood eating chex mix at noon and had been riding slowly on rock covered roads prior to that minus a long stretch of paved into town.

Don't know if any of this helps or not.
From my notes I'd have to say that if you didn't have any issues and rode along steady you should be able to finish it in 2 days with a half day to spare.

Good nav, good lights, and proper route research/ logistics prior to departing and 24 hrs could be enough to get the job done.
No room for error to make that time though.

Great views along the way for sure!
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:53 PM   #7
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Lake Chelan to Nighthawk, 5 hours (all big bore bikes). Yes, 2 days very doable.
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