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Old 11-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #1141
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Thanks dood! That's weird, the link was completely unintended. Left over from when I had it in my sig before but deleted it. That was a good trip.

I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to pull this off next year.


This will be a WR250 ride and I want to trailer/truck it there.
Wow! that looks cool. Thanks.......now I've got another wanna go spot. Need more time, money and less work.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #1142
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Thanks dood! That's weird, the link was completely unintended. Left over from when I had it in my sig before but deleted it. That was a good trip.

I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to pull this off next year.


This will be a WR250 ride and I want to trailer/truck it there.
Good choice of bikes in the vid, eh?

Sounds cool for sure, but one state at a time. Idaho is next


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Need more time, money and less work.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #1143
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Thanks dood! That's weird, the link was completely unintended. Left over from when I had it in my sig before but deleted it. That was a good trip.

I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to pull this off next year.


This will be a WR250 ride and I want to trailer/truck it there.
This is in my next year list for sure. I will be taking the big fat 990 though.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #1144
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Utah Backcountry Discovery Route

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I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to pull this off next year.
This will be a WR250 ride and I want to trailer/truck it there.
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Wow! that looks cool. Thanks.......now I've got another wanna go spot. Need more time, money and less work.
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This is in my next year list for sure. I will be taking the big fat 990 though.
Now I'm starting to feel left out
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #1145
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Now I'm starting to feel left out
Idaho is great, I freakin loooove Idaho. But it'll still be there another time.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:41 PM   #1146
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Yer just lost, that's all.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #1147
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Anybody got Wednesday off ?????


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Looking gooooooood...
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I'm open Wednesday, but my tires are terrible in the snow. Details?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #1148
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I'm open Wednesday, but my tires are terrible in the snow. Details?
I haven't actually planned a specific place to ride.
The hills around here are already filled with wet snow. That's no fun to ride in.
You bringing the 950? I might do something more Biggie Dual-Sporty,
due to the snowy hills and muddy roads near here.

So, I was thinking maybe heading East-ish, where the snow hasn't fallen, and there's little mud, yet.
That might mean some slab to get to a place to ride.
Maybe Antelope to DonnyBrook, or the Muddy Ranch Rd to Cherry Creek Ranch,
then down towards the Painted Hills? I haven't seen the Painted Hills National Monument area, yet.

I'm certainly open-minded. I hope Craig McCurdy can go with his 950, too.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:58 AM   #1149
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I haven't actually planned a specific place to ride.
The hills around here are already filled with wet snow. That's no fun to ride in.
You bringing the 950? I might do something more Biggie Dual-Sporty,
due to the snowy hills and muddy roads near here.

So, I was thinking maybe heading East-ish, where the snow hasn't fallen, and there's little mud, yet.
That might mean some slab to get to a place to ride.
Maybe Antelope to DonnyBrook, or the Muddy Ranch Rd to Cherry Creek Ranch,
then down towards the Painted Hills? I haven't seen the Painted Hills National Monument area, yet.

I'm certainly open-minded. I hope Craig McCurdy can go with his 950, too.

Having worked out in the John Day area quite a bit I've questioned the ODFW guys a lot about the Cherry Ranch Rd. before I traveled it a few years ago. They drive out there a lot to check on their fish screens so they have a lot of local wisdom. And the one thing they kept saying is watch out if it's wet. And after riding it in the dry it was pretty obvious by the ruts in the road that if it's wet it's a mother to get any kind of traction. With that being said I can't wait to hear some reports from you guys on how the ride was on the Ktm's if it's wet. My Strom would hate it. Next summer my bike might just change colors to orange and black
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:30 AM   #1150
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I haven't actually planned a specific place to ride.
The hills around here are already filled with wet snow. That's no fun to ride in.
You bringing the 950? I might do something more Biggie Dual-Sporty,
due to the snowy hills and muddy roads near here.

So, I was thinking maybe heading East-ish, where the snow hasn't fallen, and there's little mud, yet.
That might mean some slab to get to a place to ride.
Maybe Antelope to DonnyBrook, or the Muddy Ranch Rd to Cherry Creek Ranch,
then down towards the Painted Hills? I haven't seen the Painted Hills National Monument area, yet.

I'm certainly open-minded. I hope Craig McCurdy can go with his 950, too.
I've ordered new tires for the 950 but not here yet. Has stock Scorpions with 1/3 tread. Not good. I did lolo on Sunday. Wet hard pack, I would not have made it on the 950.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #1151
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.......And the one thing they kept saying is watch out if it's wet. And after riding it in the dry it was pretty obvious by the ruts in the road that if it's wet it's a mother to get any kind of traction. With that being said I can't wait to hear some reports from you guys on how the ride was on the Ktm's if it's wet. My Strom would hate it.
You coming with us, Ladukebob?

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I've ordered new tires for the 950 but not here yet. Has stock Scorpions with 1/3 tread. Not good. I did lolo on Sunday. Wet hard pack, I would not have made it on the 950.
I agree with the mud issue down there.
When I rode it in mid-February this year, the huge winter ruts were a problem,
but it was completely dry when I went, and hadn't rained for several weeks, so they were tolerable dry ruts.

I'm happy with just an easy DS cruise, pave/gravel mix. Dirt only if it's smooth enough and dry.
I'll have no problem turning around if it gets a bit ugly, and we can find another path.

"Seasoned" Scorpions and your WeeStrom will be just fine,...........really, I promise..

Kidding aside, I haven't taken a good "long mileage" ride in a while.
I don't need any challenges for November, just a good 50 degree, sunny Winter day ride


I'm thinking it's been dry enough, but I'll see if Slow Joe knows anything about the conditions over that way.


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Next summer my bike might just change colors to orange and black
Not that Tiger 800 you were thinking about early this year?
And now that Holloween is over, the Orange Demons are now haunting you?
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #1152
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You coming with us, Ladukebob?



I agree with the mud issue down there.
When I rode it in mid-February this year, the huge winter ruts were a problem,
but it was completely dry when I went, and hadn't rained for several weeks, so they were tolerable dry ruts.

I'm happy with just an easy DS cruise, pave/gravel mix. Dirt only if it's smooth enough and dry.
I'll have no problem turning around if it gets a bit ugly, and we can find another path.

"Seasoned" Scorpions and your WeeStrom will be just fine,...........really, I promise..

Kidding aside, I haven't taken a good "long mileage" ride in a while.
I don't need any challenges for November, just a good 50 degree, sunny Winter day ride


I'm thinking it's been dry enough, but I'll see if Slow Joe knows anything about the conditions over that way.




Not that Tiger 800 you were thinking about early this year?
And now that Holloween is over, the Orange Demons are now haunting you?


Wish I could go but I need to be at work. Fridays are about the only weekday I can sneak off. I'll have to settle for looking at the cool photos you post up.

As much as I'd love the new Tiger I'm not sure I'm into having to go all the way into Ptown for service. If I go with a Ktm I've got Jason at Sigtech here in Hood River plus all you guys to lean on for any maintenance issues that might come up.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #1153
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I'm in. Please let me know where and when. Please advise if route is going to be slick so I can bring my small bike, otherwise I'll bring the 950.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:15 PM   #1154
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"Seasoned" Scorpions and your WeeStrom will be just fine,...........really, I promise..
Ole Steep is invited, he can't make it, he is in Boston at training for the week!
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #1155
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Friday is Veteran's Day so I have it off. I'd be glad to lead/host a ride in the Madras-Ashwood-Trout Creek- Painted hills stuff. I have a great route that crosses HWY 26 and leads along the edge of Bridge Creek Wilderness with a stop at Mt. Pisgah lookout to Mitchell.

I have space for RV's/trailers if someone wants to make it an overnight on my property. I someone wants to they are welcome to crash in my shop which has heat and a full bathroom.

Let me know if there is some interest.
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