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Old 09-26-2011, 04:00 PM   #811
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Apple Jam's Upper Valley Rally

"IN" for the wife and I, so long as I bring the warm sleeping bag for her. See you there!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:41 PM   #812
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If you need something to do find this lone grave:



It's near 48 and Gate Creek. About 1/3 of a mile off the road. That's all I'm saying.
Looking for a new colony when you found this? Did you find it, did ya, did ya, did ya?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:34 AM   #813
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If you're reading this...YOU ARE invited !!

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Hood River Upper Valley Rally ??

I'm hosting a small 10-20 person ADV ride/BBQ/campfire/campover-in-the-yard gig
at my house near Parkdale on the October Weekend of the 8th & 9th.

I'm plotting a series of rides from Pavement, to Dual Sport, to Dirtbike (OHV Pass required, if it rains good and they open it back up).
Several self-guided GPS tracks and maps and one good DS ride guided by me (on 990).
Lemme know if you want a paper map with route hand-written, and I'll get one ahead of time @ the Forest Service for $5

Plenty of tent space (5 acres) (even indoors in Garage and storage if it rains)

All Food for breakfast & coffee, lunch, and BBQ dinner !! will be handled by my wife and I,
with small donations accepted only just to cover our food costs,
so nobody has to haul extra food and stove stuff.

Come on up !! . Anytime Saturday, or even Friday evening.
PM me for addy & phone #s

- Jeff
The "IN" list (so far) for the weekend:
Apple Jam and Apple-wife (Mustangshelly)
oldmonkeybut and monkey-wife
Miguel Sanchez and Sanchez-wife
Slow Joe and Joe-wife
liv2rydktms and 650x
BSkye
Used2BeFast2
Easy-Z
asrvivor
threecows
Squishy

Tentative weekend campers and day-trippers (and wait-and-see weather weanies ):
Road Rash and Tequila Girl
Mr. Fisherman
Biped
Jungle Man
XB12R
Matloik and Loik-wife


Many More are welcome !!
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #814
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I'm in. I'll be a trailer sailor for the weekend. Hopefully someone can point me toward Suicide Grade cuz I'd like to check it out on the WR.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:32 PM   #815
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Definitely "in"

Thanks, looking forward to it!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:30 PM   #816
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Thanks, looking forward to it!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #817
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Oh, yeah....To ADD:
You can all even skip the tents and sleep indoors, IF you don't mind community snoring.
Whiskey helps this, DAMHIK.
Plenty of enclosed indoor unfinished construction (800sq ft Future Living Room) to sleep inside.

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I'm in. I'll be a trailer sailor for the weekend. Hopefully someone can point me toward Suicide Grade cuz I'd like to check it out on the WR.
Suicide Grade starts about 31 miles from my house, at the bottom of Mill Creek Canyon.
It's all through the forest, except the first 10 miles of pavement across the Upper HR Valley.
The other two steep & rocky Grades we would ride in and out of Mill Creek Canyon are tough, rough, big bike fun.

Suicide Grade I haven't seen personally for too long a time to suggest I could make it up on the Big Orange Pig.
Maybe . My mirror is already broken...


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Old 09-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #818
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The other two steep & rocky Grades we would ride in and out of Mill Creek Canyon are tough, rough, big bike fun.
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From the lower-case spelling, I take it that these are only mildly difficult grades that happen to be steep & rocky, and not true Steep & Rocky Grades?
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:36 PM   #819
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From the lower-case spelling, I take it that these are only mildly difficult grades that happen to be steep & rocky, and not true Steep & Rocky Grades?
Having never actually followed the infamous duo,...,...,
I am not sure I wanted to confuse these places with those people.
I am unsure of the true and actual "Steep & Rocky" definition,
So: Maybe, maybe not.

But, these rough Grades are V-Strommable (if properly protected), 990/950-able, and even GS-able,
for those that can ride even reasonably well.
For those that can't (or ME 4 years ago),...,..., you'll think I led you into hell
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #820
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Oh, so it's paved.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #821
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I am unsure of the true and actual "Steep & Rocky" definition,
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Steep.

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This was not only steep, but fairly loose.




Coming down the other side proved to be steep and (you guessed it) rocky.
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Rocky.

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:26 PM   #822
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Then, No.
Not Steep and Rocky.

just kinda-sorta steep and rocky.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #823
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Steep and Rocky

To be fair, those pictures were taken while we were riding our off road bikes, my KTM 525 and Rocky's 450. Riding a little Steep and Rocky on those bikes is a lot easier than on a larger dual sport or even larger bikes like our V-Stroms. But since you started it, got to show a few of Rocky on her 450. These are from her first trip on a trail in Utah called "5 Miles of Hell." (it is actually 7 miles long) We were riding it with our friends from Colorado.



For those that don't know about the trail, it is 7 miles of one rock obstacle after another broken up by a few nearly impossible to ride sand washes. The trail is marked with paint marks on the rocks.











Two very happy girls that made it to the end of the trail.



We will be riding our V-Stroms and will not be riding on anything like those above pictures.

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:34 PM   #824
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That's almost the same as the pic I started out looking for, the one where she is just pressing her wheel up against a gigantic boulder, getting ready to gas it on over, the one that told me I would never be able to keep up with her.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:29 PM   #825
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That's almost the same as the pic I started out looking for, the one where she is just pressing her wheel up against a gigantic boulder, getting ready to gas it on over, the one that told me I would never be able to keep up with her.
You mean these:















Golden Crack on the Gold Spike trail near Moab UT.
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