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Old 02-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Tiny travels about Eugene area.

Thought I'd post a thread about rides on the small bikes, based out of the Eugene Or area. Bikes that aren't the hiway capable size of the >250's and as such are better suited for shorter rides.
I'm hoping this will be a place to connect riders, places, dates, and times to go also.
I personally ride somewhere 3-4 weekdays after work and somewhere on weekends.

Anyone else interested?
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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Don't know how old your bikes are but the Oregon Vintage Motorcycle club generally has a couple of smaller bike runs a year. New bikes are welcome to ride along if the old bikes go first. Might be a way to meet fellow riders.

Great organization with a couple of nice shows and rides!

http://www.oregonvintage.org/
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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Interesting little ride tonight.

This is the area of tonights focus. http://goo.gl/maps/SdJhi

I work in Veneta so started from work. Went out to Vaughn road heading for the A-line road to check on a hand-made trail I saw last time I was up there. A-line was gated today so I headed out Penn, to 126, west to Nelson Mtn., up to Walker Point Rd intersection at the very top.

When I was a kid we ran the logging roads from Poodle Creek to the coast quite a bit. 13ish years old and there was more than once we left home on Cook and Sheffler roads and when we turned around we were looking down at the big blue whale water. Had lots of fun in those free reign days.

I've been curious as to whether Walker Point was still open as we ran that and Fish Crk several times. I plotted a loop a few weeks back that went from home in Elmira, over Sheffler, to Poodle Crk and up Fisk, left at the top to and across Walker Point, down to Stagecoach, south past Clay and Whittaker rec areas, back in B-line and into Vaughn, then home.

When I checked from the east end of Walker Point I found this.


then this...


and 200 yards away on the other end of it...


End of that story, don't pass go, don't collect your cool adventure card of roads from days gone by.

So back to tonight, and looking at the west end of that same Walker Pt Rd. I ran it as far as a landing on one leg, new since the last time I was there 30 some years ago. The other leg lead me around and downhill past some knarly hillsides and a narrow spine section with a couple hundred feet down on each side. It kept dropping and wasn't going where it needed to so I turned around and boogied out of there. As my memory wasn't helping much I sat at that intersection and tried to figure where I was going wrong, when my gaze went to a stub of a road 20 feet long, between thoe two, and blocked with stumps and such. Hmmmm.
I did the TW trials routine and skinnied on by on the uphill side and found the old road hiding behind it.
A half mile of busting through alder saplings and and dodging small branches and deadfalls and I was sure it was heading where I needed to be. Till I got to this...




And since it was getting late, and I had a long way home, I left crossing that dig-out till the next journey. Ran the old road back to Nelson Mtn, down the west side, headed north towards Triangle lake, cut up Fish Creek and was stalled at a logging op just before the top, back down to Fish Creek and up over the top to Fisk and home. Another 66 mile evening, raining, sunny, a few snow spits out there, and one "GOTCHA" corner that almost did.

Cold when I got home again, but it was a great ride anyway. Loren
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:58 PM   #5
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Good lord that pic is big! Of a little bike.

I do miss the coast range. You live in a great spot for riding!
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #6
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Yeah, I sized it before posting but running the virus scan at the same time must cause issues.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:05 PM   #7
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Nice Adventure !!
I'm thinking you just started this riding thing, and you're already HOOKED!!
Your tire budget is gonna do battle with your /beer/booze budget this Summer, eh?
Thanks for sharing the "big picture"

It sure is nice to go back, wherever back is
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
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Your last pic of the trail through the tank trap puts you very close to the prior pic of the stump and crap filled Nelson Ridge road. I may know the guy who made the trail through the tank trap. Be careful out there. Roseburg lumber is not friendly. You're behind my house and they think they own everything else out here, public land included.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:14 PM   #9
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Yeah BABY! I'd forgotten how much I liked riding, it's been so long. I never had a very good bike before, this little TW isn't my first pick but it's doing just great for me so far.

I'll add a link to a map of the area if I can figure that out.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #10
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Same Mudhole Swallowed GFunk a few years ago...
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:21 PM   #11
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HA! That is it! lol I DID remember to stay out of that and a couple others we went thru back in the early 70's, I went around on the north side.
Thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #12
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Same Mudhole Swallowed GFunk a few years ago...
Who?
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Is that Howard Hughes riding a motorcycle?
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Is that Howard Hughes riding a motorcycle?
Possibly Jim Morrison?
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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I just saw Elvis wheeling G-Funk's KTM down Willamette.
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