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Old 03-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #226
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Good to see you again Zac and thanks for the case. The camera case project turned out great. Jeff, really nice finally meeting you. And yesterday afternoon after finishing home projects I had serious remorse for not riding with you guys. Looks like you had a great time and thanks for posting photos guys.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #227
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Good to see you again too. Hopefully you added some hall pass points to the bank.

It's been pretty nice on this side so far today. Anxiously awaiting Jeff's ride pics from today. (Assuming he gets his clutch problems taken care of.)

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #228
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Anxiously awaiting Jeff's ride pics from today. (Assuming he gets his clutch problems taken care of.)

Unfortunately, I had to cancel today's ride. I didn't know what was wrong really,
except that the clutch would not disengage. Lever was loosey goosey.

Discovered the Master Cylinder was leaking this black goo from the reservoir all over the lever, under the boot.
Checked the fluid today and it was only a little bit low, but all black and nasty looking.
I'm wondering, what else is wrong now?

You know, I use tools everyday, but I'm still scared to work on my bike for things I'm not familiar with.
After researching it online, I found out that you're supposed to change that stuff pretty regularly, this bike breaks it down.
So I flushed and changed out the old clutch fluid, bled the system and rode it home.
Made a big fookin mess, but it seems to work fine for now.

The cylinder still likely leaks slowly, it'll need a couple of parts to fix properly and some more fluid,
but I'm ready to ride again. I just don't yet know when I can, again.....
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #229
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Hmmmm....What?
RIDE with us. Ya Lurker !


You've got three bikes capable of making the trip, last I checked.
They're lonely, and rearin up to go.

Pick a week. Oregon....Washinton....
Or pick two weeks, and you don't even have to pick which STATE !

I'm in! My biggest responsibility is working and I have an awesome boss who was a dirt riding badass in his heyday. I should see you in hells canyon.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:36 AM   #230
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I had to work yesterday, Friday, until about 2pm.

But then Matloik came over to my side, to share the great afternoon with me.

Gas stop in Odell:


We cruised around the Hood River Valley for a couple of hours, and found a couple of sweet country two-lanes.

We tried to go hassle Red Menace; he said he would have the afternoon off, but he wasn't home when we got there.

Then we cruised out the dead end "Reed Rd." and paused at this view of the HR valley:


We ended the afternoon at TourPros, who was celebrating that fact that his 650L had just breathed it's first fresh breath


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I'm in! My biggest responsibility is working and I have an awesome boss who was a dirt riding badass in his heyday. I should see you in hells canyon.
Is that an "in" for the two weeker, OBCDR, and WABDR at the end of July, beginning of August?
Sweet, welcome !
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #231
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We went for a little ride in Sherman and Wasco county on Friday. Not in the Hood but fun anyway!
Exploring Sherman County

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Old 03-12-2011, 12:13 PM   #232
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sorry I missed you. I must have gotten home around 4 or so- a little later than I had planned.



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I had to work yesterday, Friday, until about 2pm.

But then Matloik came over to my side, to share the great afternoon with me.

Gas stop in Odell:


We cruised around the Hood River Valley for a couple of hours, and found a couple of sweet country two-lanes.

We tried to go hassle Red Menace; he said he would have the afternoon off, but he wasn't home when we got there.

Then we cruised out the dead end "Reed Rd." and paused at this view of the HR valley:


We ended the afternoon at TourPros, who was celebrating that fact that his 650L had just breathed it's first fresh breath




Is that an "in" for the two weeker, OBCDR, and WABDR at the end of July, beginning of August?
Sweet, welcome !
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #233
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Howdy

How the hell are ya Vern. Been meaning to stop by and say hi and just haven't gotten there yet. Hope you the wife and family are well. Starting to see signs of small mushrooms on eh grounds so I will let you know when the Morel's pop up
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #234
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Rode 25 miles of 'private single track' on a neighbor's .7 mile track. That's round and round till we were becoming dizzy and started blowing corners, making new lines through the sage, etc.

Need to get the 950 out and do some proper mileage soon!
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:14 PM   #235
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We went for a little ride in Sherman and Wasco county on Friday. Not in the Hood but fun anyway!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=42
Nice ride from the Hood, Craig!
Thanks for taking me there in pictures.
Nice dang day it was Friday, eh?

After I rode to Freebridge a couple weeks ago, with it's old Oregon trail crossing of the Deschutes,
I went home that night and started looking at maps around the lower John Day River, wondering where it crossed the JD.

I got to view the mid section of the John Day around Clarno, Cherry Creek, and Twickenham, last month,
but the lower portion still seems a total mystery to me.
I must see it. It's on my list even more, now.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #236
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sorry I missed you. I must have gotten home around 4 or so- a little later than I had planned.
At least I got to show Matloik the mighty "Tecumseh Chopper" , sitting by your front Porch.
How was the play Friday Night? It seems to be a big hit in the community.

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How the hell are ya Vern. Been meaning to stop by and say hi and just haven't gotten there yet. Hope you the wife and family are well. Starting to see signs of small mushrooms on eh grounds so I will let you know when the Morel's pop up
Last year was the BIG Morel score at our place,
we must have found 60-70 on our little treasure hunts over one week's time.
Mmmmm, Spaghetti....Fajitas,,,,Omelettes, etc. etc. !!

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Rode 25 miles of 'private single track' on a neighbor's .7 mile track. That's round and round till we were becoming dizzy and started blowing corners, making new lines through the sage, etc.

Need to get the 950 out and do some proper mileage soon!
I've heard that only a 'tard rides his bike in his yard.
Sounds like good fun on the neighbors yard

Are we gonna be able to get all drunk, jacked up and stuff at WF, then go ride that 'private single track' ?

Craig McCurdy and I are have plotted to work on an "as much dirt as possible" route from Hood River to Bend.
We'll let you know what we come up with!
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:45 PM   #237
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After I rode to Freebridge a couple weeks ago, with it's old Oregon trail crossing of the Deschutes,
I went home that night and started looking at maps around the lower John Day River, wondering where it crossed the JD.

I got to view the mid section of the John Day around Clarno, Cherry Creek, and Twickenham, last month,
but the lower portion still seems a total mystery to me. I must see it.

Nice ride "from" the Hood! Thanks for taking me there in pictures, Craig.
Nice dang day it was Friday, eh?
I have a old Sherman County map and some of the roads on it turned out to be private, so we ended up doing some back tracking but if you take Klondike Ln. out of Wasco it turns into McDonald Ferry Ln. at Webfoot. The river was flowing like it should at this time of year but I wonder what it would look like at the ford in late July and Aug. We should have tried to make it to Troy which is between McDonald & Cotton Wood but we ended up going south and to Grass Valley, next time!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #238
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The play was good entertainment and well worth 7 bucks.

If the morels are out before Easter bring a bucket of them to the Bunny BBQ!

(Chris, we were just talking about you. Do let me know if you see some them morels popping up in the yard and i will be right over!)


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At least I got to show Matloik the mighty "Tecumseh Chopper" , sitting by your front Porch.
How was the play Friday Night? It seems to be a big hit in the community.


Last year was the BIG Morel score at our place,
we must have found 60-70 on our little treasure hunts over one week's time.
Mmmmm, Spaghetti....Fajitas,,,,Omelettes, etc. etc. !!

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Old 03-17-2011, 02:55 AM   #239
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Get gas in Madras, bring extra food, and be prepared to spend the night if something happens.
You're not going to see anyone for the next 70 miles of dirt road

Find "B" street at the North end of Madras, head East, and just keep going.
It starts out on this freshly graded (I saw the grader that day) gravel road.
If you look back towards Madras, you see this:


The gravel ends pretty quickly, and the road becomes dirt. Good Dirt. No dust dirt, this time of year.
Keep going past the cattle ponds, and you see just a bit of painted hills



after about 10 miles of decent dirt road, you get to rutville.
You DO NOT want to ride this road in the mud, when it's been wet.

Fortunately, the rancher trucks that drive here in Winter are not shod with aggressive treads, and the ruts they leave are smooth bottomed, and fairly easy to follow when it dries up.
I went pretty slow for a long ways here, this big bike likes to fall over rather than climbing over the ruts


You'll follow this nasty rutted road for 5ish miles or so down the hill into Ashwood.
This sign shows mileage for the shortcuts back to civilization.
I went the long way, and stayed away from it all.
Ashwood today is a small community of 6 or so families, and this old church





Next up is Donnybrook......
Yep! This is what I'm talking about Apple... The North West Rocks!!!!!!!
These are fantastic photo's mate!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #240
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That looks like a fun ride....
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