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Old 02-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #106
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I would have to do all this on the cheap, to make it work for me.

I did the 7-day long Sasquatch Ride last year for only $300 cash, including all my fuel and good camping food, primitive camping all the way. That included only one restaraunt stop and NO camping fees.

So I'm figuring $600 MIN - $1000 MAX for this whole OR/WA gig for two weeks.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #107
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Would this schedule get mrmagoolin to your obligations on the 29th in time??
That could very well work for me. I would need to hear more and find out some more of the feelings (how far to go in a day, etc). I could also bail out when it required and ride home a little faster. I also have to work out the details of my commitments.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #108
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But the couple of week-long rides I've done were the Sound Rider Sasquatch rides with 40-60 people running the same course.
No one ever seemed to get in the way of each other, we just kept to the buddy system for safety,
in small groups of 2-3 that fit each other's style, and could look out for each other.
The rest of the groups were on their own, so nobody got really slowed down, waiting for slower riders.

After experiencing two of those big rides, I personally think any ride is managable with larger groups,
and the first group up front gets to pick that nights campspot by the trail, hopefully by a creek somewhere. If we get separated, oh well.
Each small group for themselves if need be, and we can easily plan the gas stops as the next day's lunch/meetup/regroup spots.

The more the merrier, in MY thought process
We're on the same page and for what it's worth your 2 week long Sasquatch rides make you 2 weeks more experienced than I am.

I just don't want to organize 60 riders and answer questions about support vechiles (none), campaground fees (don't know what we will find or decide) etc.

Buddy system and small group to ride each day sounds perfect (to me). Also, I'm happy to ride South to North if that helps you sync up with the WABDR ride the next week. I think 'most' of those who have expressed interest so far will also be at the Hells Canyon gathering. I suggest we get a few basics ideas/rules/dates etc down hear and we can get into any further detail we need at Hells Canyon (which will be a little over a month before the OBDR).

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #109
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We're on the same page and for what it's worth your 2 week long Sasquatch rides make you 2 weeks more experienced than I am.

I just don't want to organize 60 riders and answer questions about support vechiles (none), campaground fees (don't know what we will find or decide) etc.

Buddy system and small group to ride each day sounds perfect (to me). Also, I'm happy to ride South to North if that helps you sync up with the WABDR ride the next week. I think 'most' of those who have expressed interest so far will also be at the Hells Canyon gathering. I suggest we get a few basics ideas/rules/dates etc down hear and we can get into any further detail we need at Hells Canyon (which will be a little over a month before the OBDR).
Cheers S1
With ADVers, I don't think we have to organize nuttin', except where and when to meet on day one, and maybe where to re-roup each day at gas stops if small groups happen to lose each other.

Thanks for accomodating us and mrmagoolin by doing South to North asrvivor and s1marks. I can't believe how much fun two weeks of dirt roads is gonna be.

See you all in Hell !! (Hells Canyon, that is...)
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #110
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With ADVers, I don't think we have to organize nuttin', except where and when to meet on day one, and maybe where to re-roup each day at gas stops if small groups happen to lose each other.

Thanks for accomodating us and mrmagoolin by doing South to North asrvivor and s1marks. I can't believe how much fun two weeks of dirt roads is gonna be.

See you all in Hell !! (Hells Canyon, that is...)


Wait a minute south to north? I thought we were going East to West!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:36 AM   #111
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Personally I will ride in a much smaller group.
Small group solitude is what I am looking for.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #112
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Personally I will ride in a much smaller group.
Small group solitude is what I am looking for.
Well is it the odor or what? I didn't think you smelled to bad Ernie.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:23 PM   #113
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How Many?

I have only seen about 5 that have talked about the OBCDR.

Mrmagoolin
Applejam
S1Marks
Asrvivor
Maxacceleration


Who am I missing?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #114
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mtbdemon is also gonna do the OBCDR with us. Then we're gonna do the WABDR immedeatly after that.
I belive maxacceleration was bringing a Wenatchee buddy (I think) to do Oregon, or part of Oregon.
I also like small groups. Two is perfect, three is fine if the riders are matched.

I agree with Max, solitude is what this is about for me when riding. It's easier to stop lots and enjoy it.
Then get together at night and do dinner and party
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I have only seen about 5 that have talked about the OBCDR.

Mrmagoolin
Applejam
Mtbdemon
S1Marks
Asrvivor
Maxacceleration & friend


Who am I missing?
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:32 PM   #115
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Wheres your RR

I'm waitin
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:14 AM   #116
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Hmmm....
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #117
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I'm waitin
Scottnt and I got our big ride in today, for sure.
But.
Just.
You.
Wait.
You.

My last post above was from Ixtapa, the Mexican restaurant where my GodDaughter just celebrated her 21st B-Day today


I got there a half hour early, and no one was there yet, so I sat with a surprisingly good Marguerita (for a restaurant), and logged on for a bit by 'Droid, before the Birthday Girl got there. Above is the phone pic of her celebrating HER first LEGAL Marguerita!


At the end of the ride you never really know how long it's going to take to get to your destination,
but I knew I didn't want to be late for that.
We flew the two-lane back from Mabton (about? 25 miles SE of Toppinish), which ended up being our final fuel destination today.

Scottnt's GSA can carry a tanker load of fuel, but the lowly KTM carries about 170 HiWay miles. None of those damn little towns out that way have fuel, so from Bickleton, we chose to do the 25 extra miles to Mabton for fuel, rather than push the 50-ish miles to Goldendale. Good decision, KaTy M was on fumes.


But no more pics for you. Tonight. The rest of the pictures of the ride are on my good camera,
and why the hell do they have to make all these different size USB Cables?
The Printer has one.
My phone has one.
Even my fancy TV remote control has one.
My Cheap Camera has one.
But none of 'em fit that danged Camera with the pictures on it.

I thought it stood for "UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS"?
Apparently it's not very dogdamn Universal.....
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:20 AM   #118
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Hmmm....
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 !
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:15 AM   #119
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...we chose to do the 25 extra miles to Mabton for fuel, rather than push the 50-ish miles to Goldendale. Good decision, KaTy M was on fumes.
...
Just as well, you never know what they will give you in Goldendale anyway.

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #120
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I'm good for a ten person group I'd say. Hopefully less. More is fine.
No worries from me on size of group, but its just easier IMO. I'm not anti-social ...really.
The wait times on the buddy system can get long.
There is always someone that you wonder where they are.
I am fine with slower riders, and sometimes, depending on the group, I am one of the slow ones!
Noticing at Hells Canyon last year, we saw some big splits in the group.
Not everyone is map saavy or gps saavy.
Misplaced riders suck (wipeout, mechanical, lost etc).

If asrvivor & s1 started this thing, I feel they can plan this ride to their liking.
Not trying to take away from anyone...
I have all the tracks for this ride and hope to have a motorcycle gps by then.
Operating it smoothly is another thing.
The more riders we have, the more that need to know the route.
mrmagoolin knows how to use his and re-route well from what I saw.
I hope I can toggle through one too.

OBDR is confusing out there from what I see... (maybe I worry too much)

Lets be organized!
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