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Old 09-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #1981
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Sinister cult?

Going north on 35 today around 3:30, I saw three separate KTM 990s going south. WTF?
Is there a law out there that bans ownership of other bikes? Something in the water?. A secret, mind numbing cult of orange zombies. The inevitable effect of too much exposure to yuppies? Other explanations? Please, I want to know.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #1982
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other explanations

ever ridden one? that may explain it
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #1983
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A secret, mind numbing cult of orange zombies.
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This would be the one.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #1984
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Well, the KTM Rally in Bend this weekend might be part of the reason for the large amount of orange heading South!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:04 AM   #1985
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ever ridden one? that may explain it
I currently own five KTM’s including 950 Adv, 950SM. They are great bikes. I just don’t see that many on the road and was shocked when every bike that passed me was a 990. By the way, “mind numbed zombie” describes me perfectly.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #1986
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Going north on 35 today around 3:30, I saw three separate KTM 990s going south. WTF?
Is there a law out there that bans ownership of other bikes? Something in the water?. A secret, mind numbing cult of orange zombies. The inevitable effect of too much exposure to yuppies? Other explanations? Please, I want to know.
That would have likely been a group heading to the KTM rally, that left our place in the a.m. I think we had 17 KTMs and their guys camping out in our yard Tuesday night.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #1987
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That would have likely been a group heading to the KTM rally, that left our place in the a.m. I think we had 17 KTMs and their guys camping out in our yard Tuesday night.
Do you guys ever rest...it's just one big bike party after another!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #1988
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I currently own five KTM’s including 950 Adv, 950SM. They are great bikes. I just don’t see that many on the road and was shocked when every bike that passed me was a 990. By the way, “mind numbed zombie” describes me perfectly.
Now i know which Dale it is! Call in sometime.

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #1989
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Going north on 35 today around 3:30, I saw three separate KTM 990s going south. WTF?
Is there a law out there that bans ownership of other bikes? Something in the water?. A secret, mind numbing cult of orange zombies. The inevitable effect of too much exposure to yuppies? Other explanations? Please, I want to know.
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Well, the KTM Rally in Bend this weekend might be part of the reason for the large amount of orange heading South!
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That would have likely been a group heading to the KTM rally, that left our place in the a.m. I think we had 17 KTMs and their guys camping out in our yard Tuesday night.
Oh my. That was soooo f'n fun
Sixteen 950/990s and one 690 terrorizing the forests around the Hood.
Bennett Pass, Barlow Road, and anything else I could find to keep us off the pavement on our way to Kingfisher campgound near Bagby
.... where we met....Jimmy Lewis, famed KTM Factory rider and good guy (now an editor at "Dirt Biker" magazine ).

Should joined the pilgimage, Dale, you'da fit right in....

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #1990
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Hey All,

I am trying to figure out if i can ride pavement from US 26 on the Oregon Skyline Rd and FS Rd 42 to 46 and down to Detroit lake? Looks to be paved thru there from the maps i am using. Riding my VFR 800

What sayeth the locals?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #1991
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Hey All,

I am trying to figure out if i can ride pavement from US 26 on the Oregon Skyline Rd and FS Rd 42 to 46 and down to Detroit lake? Looks to be paved thru there from the maps i am using. Riding my VFR 800

What sayeth the locals?
Yep. Two-lane paved, turns into a one lane paver about half-way between Hwy26 and FS46 (Clackamas River Rd).
Sport-Bike HEAVEN
...Heaven for Adventure bikes too,
but the 4220 bumpy side road to Olallie Lake will become IRRESISTABLE

Another slight detour to this puts you on FS58, a longer out-of-the-way single-lane paved sweetie that takes off of Skyline near "Little Crater Lake"
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #1992
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Valleys and curves and bumps, Oh My!!

That is terrific, thank you for the info, i plan to go thru there friday en-route from maryhill to salem, then out to camp on the coast if the weather holds, then back via 14 and the klickitat river, bickletton, etc on Sunday...

Cheers.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #1993
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Wicked Hooligans on the loose!

The valley is just not safe! Some local ADV member's stopped by the fruit stand and then were off for food....

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #1994
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The Gorge, The Gorge, The Gorge is on fire

From Mosier looking west, last night ( I thought all the smoke was from the Mt. Adams fire )



This Afternoon, driving eastbound on I-84, about 2 miles past Hood River...












...come on rains...any time now......


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Old 09-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #1995
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Nice shots. It's pretty smokey in the Hood today. I wonder if I can get out of mowing the yard this afternoon

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