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Old 02-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #121
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I'm always afraid that I'll be holding people up. I'm to poor a rider to go fast . And I'm bringing my camera too.
We're getting to be quite a crowd, lloks like half-dozen of us from the Wenatchee area. I think we're going to head down the night before and start the ride headed North from the campground. C'mon along!


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Old 02-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #122
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Even if the group starts out big in Stevenson, we'll certainly break down into natural groups of 3-4 to do the riding. And yes the mantra is, "this is not a race".
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #123
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Timmer is right

This is not a race. I am planning on heading out of Spokane the day before. Let me know if you have a favorite campground down there.

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We're getting to be quite a crowd, lloks like half-dozen of us from the Wenatchee area. I think we're going to head down the night before and start the ride headed North from the campground. C'mon along!


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Old 02-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #124
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I am planning on heading out of Spokane the day before. Let me know if you have a favorite campground down there.
Not familiar with Stevenson, but it looks like the best tent camping area would be Timber Lake Campground (http:www.timberlakecampgroundandrvpark.com). No affiliation, but a quick search for camping in the area only lists Timber Lake, Beacon Rock State Park with first-come, first-serve campsites, and a third RV Campground that doesn't even list tent camping... The rate at Timber Lake appears similiar to the State Park ($25 +/-). . .

I'd like to have an event kick-off beer (one) at the Walking Man Brewery - - looks interesting from the WADBR website.

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:44 PM   #125
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Let me know if you have a favorite campground down there.
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Not familiar with Stevenson, but it looks like the best tent camping area would be Timber Lake Campground (http:www.timberlakecampgroundandrvpark.com).
+1 on Timberlake Campground, it's a very nice private campground with all the facilities;
nice bathroom and shower, and an indoor meeting area with kitchenette.

Three miles up the hill from the River/Railroad, up in the woods and quiet.
I stayed there twice for the beginning night of the last two years of Sound Rider's "Sasquatch" rides.

Moto Friendly, it would make a good start point for your ride
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #126
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Looks like I'll have to give them a call!

thanks for the info guys. This thing is really starting to look good.

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+1 on Timberlake Campground, it's a very nice private campground with all the facilities;
nice bathroom and shower, and an indoor meeting area with kitchenette.

Three miles up the hill from the River/Railroad, up in the woods and quiet.
I stayed there twice for the beginning night of the last two years of Sound Rider's "Sasquatch" rides.

Moto Friendly, it would make a good start point for your ride
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:24 PM   #127
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There's an inexpensive campground across the Columbia River plus a number up on the Wind River Road towards Mt. St. Helens. So a search on Gifford Pinchot campgrounds (http://tinyurl.com/4pje3tq). I'll be camping at the DS rally in Stevenson at the City Park.

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thanks for the info guys. This thing is really starting to look good.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:27 PM   #128
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Howdy SeattleTrails,

I don't know you, to my knowledge I have never met you or rode with you, I don't know if you have any Ural riding experience or have ridden with Ural's in the dual sport environment, that being the case what follows is NOT to be taken personal, its a request for information.

You stated in an earlier post that you wouldn't take a Ural on this ride, I watched all of the videos you posted and unless the grades are much steeper then they appear in the video and I know that this can happen, or you didn't include film of the nasty sections of the route I didn't see anything that a Ural shouldn't be able to do. I have ridden my Ural in the Dirty Face Dual Sport Rally a couple of times, I have ridden it in the Black Dog Dual Sport Rally for the last five years, have ridden it OVER Mengel Pass in Death Valley, have ridden it in Moab and many other places most folks consider impossible for the Ural.

That being the case I am asking this question in all seriousness, do you honestly think that it is un-wise to take a Ural on this dual sport ride? I do NOT want to go on this ride if it is honestly unsafe or if doing so would pose a burden for others that we may ride with; on the other hand it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

My plan if I and other Ural riders do this is to HAVE FUN and NOT be in a race, I would rather take six days to do this and enjoy the ride, the views, the camp fire and the camaraderie of others rather then dash from one end to the other and miss the beauty of the area and photo opportunities the ride will present.
Mr. Cob, did you get an answer?

Given that the original mapping crew of what we're planning to travel included an SUV AND knowing your riding skills, I believe your URAL should have little difficulty.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #129
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Mr. Cob, did you get an answer?

Given that the original mapping crew of what we're planning to travel included an SUV AND knowing your riding skills, I believe your URAL should have little difficulty.
Howdy Tim,

No, SeattleTrails, didn't reply to my post. I wasn't trying to be a smartass, I asked what I thought were honest questions. I honestly DO NOT want to be a burden to any other riders who may be in a group that will allow the Urals to travel with them, its not my idea of fun to be constantly held up or helping someone who doesn't have basic skills, a machine in good shape or who knowingly takes on terrain that is beyond their skills or machine. As I have NOT ridden this route or in some of the areas it will cover I would appreciate ANY information from ANYONE who is familiar with the route or the terrain it crosses.

Like I have posted before I don't look on this event an a race and won't ride it as if it were one, I want to do this for FUN. Still I don't want my fun to disrupt that of others. So Until someone gets maps and has a chance to do a bit of "map recon" as to by-passes for the real rough parts all we have to judge this route by is the short videos that have been posted. I know for a fact that often times photos and videos don't show how difficult some roads or trails are, that being the case I asked the guy who should have been able to answer the questions.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #130
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Mr. Cob:

You never would be a burden on any ride that I do. Likely if you need a workaround, I'm going to need one as well. And my ride is going to be a fun one. I've ridden sections of it in the area from Lake Wenatchee south and nothing would deter me from it.

That being said, I'll go right to the guys who are featured in the DVD about the route when it premiers in a few weeks. As soon as I know something concrete, I'll post it.

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No, SeattleTrails, didn't reply to my post. I wasn't trying to be a smartass, I asked what I thought were honest questions. I honestly DO NOT want to be a burden to any other riders who may be in a group that will allow the Urals to travel with them, its not my idea of fun to be constantly held up or helping someone who doesn't have basic skills, a machine in good shape or who knowingly takes on terrain that is beyond their skills or machine. As I have NOT ridden this route or in some of the areas it will cover I would appreciate ANY information from ANYONE who is familiar with the route or the terrain it crosses.

Like I have posted before I don't look on this event an a race and won't ride it as if it were one, I want to do this for FUN. Still I don't want my fun to disrupt that of others. So Until someone gets maps and has a chance to do a bit of "map recon" as to by-passes for the real rough parts all we have to judge this route by is the short videos that have been posted. I know for a fact that often times photos and videos don't show how difficult some roads or trails are, that being the case I asked the guy who should have been able to answer the questions.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #131
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:25 PM   #132
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #133
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Can't wait to get the map and DVD!

I've told a couple friends in the ADV community here about both. I'm planning on having a pizza and beer night over here and showing the DVD. Hopefully can drum up a little business.

p.s. how does one get on the mailing list for the Touratech pamphlets?

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Old 02-20-2011, 08:25 AM   #134
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p.s. how does one get on the mailing list for the Touratech pamphlets?
I went to their website and ordered a catalog, and checked the 'Subscribe' box. I also ordered the Butler map and the DVD, so if anybody around Wenatchee wants to have a trip planning, DVD-watching beerfest let's get together.
It'll have to wait until I get back from Hawaii though. I seriously need a vacation!


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Old 02-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #135
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