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Old 07-23-2012, 02:33 AM   #1846
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I was able to go for a nice long daytrip this last Friday, right through some of the areas Mortimer has been recently sharing....all I can say is WOW! This was my first time riding in this region and I was absolutely blown away by the roads and the unbelievable landscapes. Now that I have "discovered" this part of my neighborhood, I will be returning quite often...can't wait to make the ride out to John Day!

my route - ended up being 311 miles and about 10 hours with all the stops.......

........See you at the Gorge Gathering!!
Nice ride, indeed!
The sky seems to look like that most times I've been out that way.
Big, beautiful poofy clouds. Big Sky Oregon.
See you Friday?

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Nice & desolate on Twickenham.
Good route for a brewery tour.
Sounds Dangerous
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #1847
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I've been to Twickenham twice,
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Did you stop to see this?



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Old 07-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #1848
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What is it? School ? Museum?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #1849
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What is it? School ? Museum?



Dunno, but Mort should have his own thread of cool things to see!

Ladybug, I love your new signature line!!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #1850
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Did you stop to see this?
No, sir. I missed that. Pretty cool old school.
I should edit that "I've been through Twickenham twice"

In February, a year-and-a-half ago (the week after you, me, and Squishy did that pavement route all around it)
I rode there for the first time.
It was beautiful in February there, about 55 degrees and sunny ,
...and below freezing when I left home and when I got back home .

I just saw a few houses spread out a bit,
and went to this bridge over the John Day and took some pictures...



The second time was running short of daylight last September,
and I still had to be home for the night, so I blew right by it.

More reasons to go BACK (you know....on my way to Kinzua )

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Dunno, but Mort should have his own thread of cool things to see!

Ladybug, I love your new signature line!!!
Yes, he should. I hope I get to see all that stuff he's seen

Great Quote, indeed !!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #1851
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Did you stop to see this?



Is this in Twickenham? If it is I've ridden past and didn't notice it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #1852
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Is this in Twickenham? If it is I've ridden past and didn't notice it.
I finally slowed down enough to notice that neat old building by the edge of Hwy 206, between Condon and the John Day, that you had taken a picture of a while back, ...and posted it....maybe in the "Name the Location" thread?

Actually, I was following Mustangshelly on the way back from LB's Enterprise gig,
...pretty much limited to 45mph in the rediculously raging wind that day
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #1853
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What is it? School ? Museum?
Yes.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #1854
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Is this in Twickenham? If it is I've ridden past and didn't notice it.
It is set back off the road a ways, behind a house, on your left, before you round the bend to cross the bridge.

The house has a long driveway, with a sign by the road welcoming visitors.

I went up and knocked on the door of the house, and a nice lady gave me a guided tour.



Edit: No relation BTW.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #1855
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It is set back off the road a ways, behind a house, on your left, before you round the bend to cross the bridge.

The house has a long driveway, with a sign by the road welcoming visitors.

I went up and knocked on the door of the house, and a nice lady gave me a guided tour.



Edit: No relation BTW.
I really need to work on slowing down and getting off my bike more. Maybe even try reading a little. Good find.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #1856
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I keep telling you guys to enjoy the flowers along the way, those flower come in many forms.

Pickle, thanks for providing me with another place to go visit.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #1857
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I keep telling you guys to enjoy the flowers along the way, those flower come in many forms.
Easy for YOU to say,...YOU don't ride a big Twin KTM

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Pickle, thanks for providing me with another place to go visit.
Yeah, he's a bastard like that....
How's a guy like me sposta to get anything done at work,
with this retired guy doing that ^^^^^ to us ???? Hmmm????
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #1858
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Yeah, he's a bastard like that....
How's a guy like me sposta to get anything done at work,
with this retired guy doing that ^^^^^ to us ???? Hmmm????
Hey, where's the love?

I'm just trying to help. I know you guys don't have enough time to do all your own riding, so I step up to do it for you. It's my job; it's right there in my profile: "Occupation: Surrogate Motorcycle Rider." It's volunteer work; I should get a tax break for this.







I don't even ask for gas money.

Sheesh, just like Rodney... can't get no respect.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #1859
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I was able to go for a nice long daytrip this last Friday, right through some of the areas Mortimer has been recently sharing....all I can say is WOW!
Great photos EGN, will have to visit there for sure!
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #1860
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Olallie ride.

Here's a few shots:


Meet @ Govy.


After riding through Ollalie, we endure some rough road up & over to the south...to some more awesome views. Here's 3cows (still with the use of his full gear range).


Mortimer coming down.


A view to the sth/wst.


Abbot Rd washout, Navigating the lines. All right for the lighter bikes...well 3cows' KTM had a little nap on the way up the other side (which is pretty steep & rutted, alright in the dry with knobbs), & he broke his gear lever off. After it's nap, we got it into 2nd & he & Throttlebody rode out to meet pick up crew with trailer in Estacada.
Mort & i rode back out down 58? to the Clackamas river for some nice twisty blacktop. Rendezvoused with the other 2 on the way into Estacada...for a well earned ale.

A great ride Gary, thanks for the idea. Note to self: order a spare gear lever to take on rides with Gary.
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