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Old 06-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #1591
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:23 AM   #1592
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This pic calls for a caption contest.
Oh my eye's, can't see! Is this my bike?
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:23 AM   #1593
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #1594
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #1595
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First it was ATV and now boats. Wish KTM would make up their mind.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #1596
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First it was ATV and now boats. Wish KTM would make up their mind.
No, it's truly just the "AJ Valdez"! Super tanker going down! And yes, we are all just asking for tons of grief when any of us go down. Only hope we can be good sports when we go down and he's taking the photo's!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #1597
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I'm going to agree with Craig and Pickle and take the bridge. Uh oh HC is coming up, I'm agreeing with Pickle.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #1598
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #1599
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Any current snow recon on the east side of hood above 4K (cold springs, dufur mill)?

Is the RAtH asylum going to riding blackdog this year? Sorry haven't been keeping up....Will be fun to see the new skoots ...

From my place in Mosier about 4 weeks ago, I road up on ketchum to johns mills and hit snow where mill cr ridge t-bones into john mills (~3600ft). AJ, same spot from our sun ride last year, but with less than half the snow depth, good sign. I would expect it to be about gone at this point.
Cold Springs had no snow at all, only a bit on the side of the road right near 15 Mile CG, and that was it.
We thought about trying Bennett Pass, but assumed it would still be unpassable, so we just rode some of the Black Dog Route into Friend.
Several of us did the Mill Creek Ridge-crossover to-John's Mill-to-Vensel several weeks ago. The roads were all snow free then.
I'm doing Black Dog on Saturday only, I guess I better register soon

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So, AJ's SPOT is down at Summit lake kind of late in the evening! It said it's having fun but I just have to wonder if they aren't a little wet? Maybe he will have some new photo's to post....
Yep, it started to rain about 5pm while I was visiting Summit Lake, It kept raining, so I went ahead and set up camp.
I was gonna ride further, but I was still dry then, unlike when I camped the night before

It didn't stop raining,....ever.
I was going to spend tonight out there somewhere too,
but cold & wet-to-the-bone brought me home to a hot shower.

I found a bunch of really cool, no-gravel, dirt-only, two-track out there
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #1600
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I'm not going to critique riding style & technique but as a recent dirt noob, (as far as I can tell AppleJam is a very cool person & has sent me helpful PM's). I only ask this as a question. But, is it safe to say that AJ is looking directly where he shouldn't be? The bike will go where your eyes go, right? He's obviously looking down & to the left (possibly that big boulder under the current flow?) and look how his handlebars are turned... Right towards where he is looking.

For a crossing like this, with this depth, should he have kept his chin up, and focused on the other side of the stream, plenty of gas leaning way back in the seat?
Or, feet out, dog paddling slowly manipulating the bike to the otherside?

A combo of each?
Does it matter?
It's fun to watch someone else flop in the juice?
"quick, grab your camera!"

?
Obviously, I don't know the correct way to ford
(Actually, the correct way woulda been as Mort suggested, on the bridge)
I lost confidence, looked into the water, and like you suggest, I went right where I looked.
It's the first time I've gone down in anything bigger than a puddle. It was a hoot !

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Okay, maybe we did find a little more "water" this morning.


For what it's worth, we were able to ride Barlow Road from Wamic to Mt. Hood, but you better like a little "Snowshoeing" and "mudbogging".
We ran into Tom (Black Dog Tom) and a riding partner right at the Hwy 35 start of Barlow Rd, just past that ^^^ pic.
They were there to pre-ride it for next Saturday, and helped us push the orange pig through the last big pile of snow.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #1601
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It kept raining, so I went ahead and set up camp.
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This fits with the bridge decision.







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I was going to spend tonight out there somewhere too,
but cold & wet-to-the-bone brought me home to a hot shower.
...

But, maybe there is hope.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #1602
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This fits with the bridge decision. ....
It was 50 miles from home or to a Detroit Motel,....I was definitely considering both



But it woulda been 50 miles of wet, so I opted for staying dry in camp. Then did the 50 miles of wet today,,,,
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #1603
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It was 50 miles from home or to a Detroit Motel,....I was definitely considering both



But it woulda been 50 miles of wet, so I opted for staying dry in camp. Then did the 50 miles of wet today,,,,
Well... OK then.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #1604
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anyone can ride over the bridge, but it takes a real wild man to take on the river
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:19 AM   #1605
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Well to start my part of this RR off,
This was such a good pose on the view from Cold Creek Rd, It'll make up for my next sneak-shot:



I obviously just gotta post this:
(I had to grab my camera quick, and forgot about my sticking lenscover)



That gravel was deep at the Friend School parking lot !!



While we were there, we saw these road bicyclists (yes, with skinny tires & all ) heading down Clark Mill Rd.
This is a rather rough and challenging, proper Dual Sport Rd ahead.



WTF,...skinny tire tracks everywhere, wiggling back & forth, always looking for the best line.
Scott and I both dropped our bikes on the first big loose & rocky downhill. The skinny tire tracks kept going.
We passed about 2 dozen of these kooks, all smiling a big-ass smile
In full streamlined road gear, too, no pads, no protection, nuttin. We saw three flats getting fixed.
Near the end, I witnessed one of them, on a full-on road bike,..
CROSS Jordan Creek !!! He just powered right through it. Cool. What a stud

to be continued...
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