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Old 08-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #16
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Let us not forget that AJ always had ice and the makings for coctails, I would add bar tender to hise title. I am still hoping others that read this don't realize my name as "Mr. Lightening" is sarcastic! It was an awesome trip, I will try to get some pics up soon.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #17
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The three of us get up in the morning, pack up and head to Burns where we fill up with gas.

We stop to check out some of the Malheur reserve.


Then on to Frenchglen for more gas and food.

We knew that we could not ride all of the Steens loop, but we were going to ride what we could. This is a ride or trip that if you ever get the chance you must do, it is amazing. On the way up we come upon a chase car, there were about a hundred or more runners. Not sure if it was a training camp or what. Up the road a couple of miles were three busses waiting for all of them.


Then of course was the famous Kiger gorge.

And shots of other gorges and the views of the Alvord desert .












My gps showed the elevation at 9693 feet.





Then on to Hart Mountain,


fast straight gravel with a corner or two just to keep you on your toes.



And of course a Antelope refuge should have Antelope.



It was pretty amazing how much water there was in the desert.






We head in to Lakeview, get some supplies and go to the starting point. Cave lake in California, it was a great camp and meeting point.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #18
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My buddy and I are heading out Saturday for Silver Lake and the Cowboy Dinner Tree before hitting Rte 5 in Lakeview the next morning. Thanks for whetting our appetites!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #19
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yeah, so if you could finish the RR by Saturday morning that would be great for us

Glad you all had a great time, we look forward to our adventure and your ride report!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #20
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Heading down to lakeview we decide to stop by crater lake and have a look. Jesse hasn't been there before so definitely worth the time. We head up to the gate it says 10 per vehicle. Holly Shit that's expensive I tell Mark. I get up to the gatekeeper and say how much for 4 little motorcycles. 20 big ones is the reply. DONE
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We arrive at the top lookout point and start having a look around. Beautiful truly. Then Ernie says what is that oil on your boot. Fuck it's my fork seal. Blown everywhere. Right side engine covered, boot and pants covered. So begins the phone extravaganza. 3 cell phones calling every shop within a 500 mile radius. Nope no seal. Have to be ordered, couple days they say. Screw that. We'll fix it ourselves.
We arrive at our hotel for the night and Jesse (the mechanic)
goes to work. First a call out to all ADVr's, Ernie posts up a new thread help for asrvivor. And to our happy clapping WIBBY responds with a solution. Not even an hour later and Jesse has the problem solved. Yee Ha
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #21
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OOPS sorry

I forgot a post of the last meal. Beer cheddar soup and pastrami on rye.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #22
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My GPS from another part of the steens.


my rear tire before


and after the entire trip

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #23
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Onwards to Lakeview

Friday July 22nd 2011

We awake pretty early and sit around the picnic table heating up water in JetBoils to make coffee. A few minutes later Larry the camp host roles by and pulls up next to our table. I reach for my wallet and pay up for the previous nights camping with all due apologies for not having sorted it out the night before. It takes around an hour for Larry to roll off to 'collect' from someone else. He was a dead nice guy, proud of his campsite and the atmosphere of the place. He was also one of those guys who could witter endlessly, the sort of witter you could listen to for hours around a campfire in the evening with a little whiskey in you whilst you slowly nodded off, but this was 7:00am and by the 3rd of 4th 'last tale' before he moved on we were about ready for it.

We packed up and made our way down to Lakeview vis Crater Lake. Crater Lake was about as as pretty as I have ever seen it. Lot's of snow still, but we didn't stop long we had an agenda and Johns leaking fork seal was going to have to get sorted. Frankly I thought it was 'unfixable' and he would need a new seal, but the Kid Mechanic stepped up and beyond all odds (and with a little help from our inmate friends in the form of quality advice) he not only fixed the seal but it held good until John got home over a week later having hammered his bike pretty hard in the meantime.

We stayed at the Best Western in Lakeview that night (Overpriced and generally unhelpful) but we all wanted a good shower before starting the OBDR Leg 1 the following day.

Virgin Adventurers on Route to Crater Lake.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #24
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Me Too!

OK...I'm a Virgin too at this point. I'm allowed to be smiling, it's my birthday today and I worked out I am a year younger than I thought I was. In my rough and simplistic way I'm thinking in my head that is a year longer riding than I thought I had.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #25
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Jesse's packing was what you might call "Casual". His $11 Wal-Mart "Pannier" was rubbing against his exhaust pipe. So he 'Fixed things' with a strategic placement of a stick. Damn that kids a good mechanic!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #26
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Crater Lake in all it's Glory and some flowers for LB.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #27
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Our lunch stop in Oakridge, next to Westfir, called the Brewery Union had excellent food and cold local brew.
Chow down.

Try it y'all, two blocks off of the main st.
My thing is to ask a local in whatever town where to eat.
I have had 100% good results with good eats doing this.
Thanks to all locals!



Just before lunch, at Westfir, at the local covered bridge...

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Old 08-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #28
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Our lunch stop in Oakridge, next to Westfir, called the Brewery Union had excellent food and cold local brew.
Chow down.

Try it y'all, two blocks off of the main st.
My thing is to ask a local in whatever town where to eat.
I have had 100% good results with good eats doing this.
Thanks to all locals!



Just before lunch, at Westfir, at the local covered bridge...

Yep Lunch was good and homemade brews were also very good. Here's the place
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:28 AM   #29
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OK...I'm a Virgin too at this point. I'm allowed to be smiling, it's my birthday today and I worked out I am a year younger than I thought I was. In my rough and simplistic way I'm thinking in my head that is a year longer riding than I thought I had.
Mark! Is that a new 630 you got there?!

I would have really liked to have done this trip with you guys ... but it was not in the cards this year. So I'll have to do it vicariously through this RR.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #30
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Mark! Is that a new 630 you got there?!

I would have really liked to have done this trip with you guys ... but it was not in the cards this year. So I'll have to do it vicariously through this RR.
Mat we are already planning something for next year. You would've had a blast. We did miss our cold beer meet up. John
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