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Old 07-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #46
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Naw were just pm'ing her, she's way nicer
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:45 PM   #47
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Naw were just pm'ing her, she's way nicer

And better lookin'......
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:51 PM   #48
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Wot?!? My better half scare everyone off??

She may have her own wheels by then....
I'm planning on making that ride for both days. I'll camp unless we find a place to accommodate everyone with soft beds and hot showers. I'll bring the GS and ride what I can plus I'm hot on the trail of something single track oriented.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:52 PM   #49
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Ill lecher know. Recon ride planned for saturday...
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:06 PM   #50
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Wot?!? My better half scare everyone off??

She may have her own wheels by then....
Chad, as big as you are, I think she is probably your better third....
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:07 PM   #51
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Chad, as big as you are, I think she is probably your better third....

Yeah, she's a decent sheila. I think Ill keep her











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Old 07-09-2005, 08:45 PM   #52
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:24 AM   #53
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Wink Ride Report

OK,
The recon ride showed that there were four types of trail conditions around naches at the moment. Probably due partially to the cooler, wetter weather this year.



- The lower trails headed off of "Little Naches Road" which are usually dry, dirty and fun as well as being easily run by a GS are a soupy quagmore of bike-destroying proportions. It made Reiter Pit look easy.
Experienced riders only
Thumpers or Insane GS' riders only
Mud-holes up to 3 and a half foot deep in places
Slicker than snail-snot
Tree Roots, Rocks & Dirt as well as the mud
Semi-aggressive to aggressive tyres required
Bike armor recommended (human too!)


- Higher trails above "Little Naches" road
Most are easily run by a thumper and the "good" rated trails could also be run by a GS. Singletrack and not much room for error. Think "Roller Coaster."
The trails that Tony and I apparently didnt notice were marked "Difficult" were quite a hoot. Tight single track with roots, rocks, dirt, puddles and steep uphill and downhill climbs with switchbacks. Experienced riders only. Damn good chance you will go down. Little bridge-crossings too.
Some parts are corrigated for runoff and can pose an intimidating scene. Liberal use of throttle advised.
Lots of fun
Thumpers only
Semi-aggressive to aggressive tyres required
Experienced riders only
Bike armor required (Human too!)

- Fire roads above Whistlin' Jacks and around Naches
Fun for all!


- Roads and trails above Milk Pond Road
Fire road parts are fun. Several "shortcuts" including a long, steep, rocky and quite gnarly uphill dash over roots and gouges. Involuntary wheelies quite frequent. Heavy Jeep Traffic on the fire roads.
Entering the higher parts of the ridges the views are utterly spectacular. The main fire road enters into and off-road trail that is GS/Thumper friendly. However it soon results in an uphill that Tony and I aptly named "Talcum-Powder Hill." At first glance it appears as a steep uphill climb with three trail options. However upon commitment and making it up a third of the way we noted that several inches of apparent "dirt" were indeed slick powdery dust. Hence the occurence of DRZ and KLR "uprightedness" and a subsequent retreat to the bottom for a regroup.
This hill is tough and I for one woud not try it on a GS.
Above the hill is a trail covered in sharp rocks up to a foot high. Tough on tyres, armor required. Dont fall off....it would bloody hurt!
Next section is "Government Meadows." Beautiful and fun and leads to Funny Rocks and Moon Rocks. We too the "Funny Rocks" tour, watched a Jeep catch on fire and then proceeded back down. Talcum-Powder Hill was a bitch going down too....
Dont even think about doing this one on anything bigger than a KLR IMO.



Thanks to Tony for towing the bikes in luxurious comfort there and back. Normally I would be embarrased that I did not ride there and back but im so damn sore and the bike needed a good inspection before road riding that I am more than grateful. Plus that trailer is badass. I want one.

I have had Steel Pig Barbeque and Xingu's. Advil + Bed

Thankyou and Goodnight.





PS: Tony's go the pictures. I took a short video too. Dunno when Ill get it on the interweb.
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:46 PM   #54
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Is that A challenge?

I've been following this ride planning and was trying to find a way to meet up with you guys but wasn't sure if it was going to happen. Then I read the recon ride report and Gentry's commentary on a GS not being able to make it...Damn the gauntlet has been laid down. What is the final word on lodging? I couldn't figure out if you were staying at the lodge or camping? If I could meet you early on saturday morning 2 hrs from Portland, I am definately in!!!!

Oh by the way I will be riding an GS1150

Hey we need some other guys from the The Peoples Socialist Republic of Oregon to go. Road Rash? Anyone?
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I've been following this ride planning and was trying to find a way to meet up with you guys but wasn't sure if it was going to happen. Then I read the recon ride report and Gentry's commentary on a GS not being able to make it...Damn the gauntlet has been laid down. What is the final word on lodging? I couldn't figure out if you were staying at the lodge or camping? If I could meet you early on saturday morning 2 hrs from Portland, I am definately in!!!!

Oh by the way I will be riding an GS1150

Hey we need some other guys from the The Peoples Socialist Republic of Oregon to go. Road Rash? Anyone?

No more than it is for me. My main reason in saying a GS "wont make it" is that I dont want anyone to get messed up. By all means be my guest. Iver ridden an 1150GSA on many of those trails in the past. I dont have kids n stuff to feed tho'....... I just try to look out for the group.


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It would be damn smooth to meet some of the Oregon crew too


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Old 07-10-2005, 09:36 PM   #57
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I think Road Rash is still wanted in the state of Washington I've been thinking I may have a chance to run up Saturday and hit some of the easy trails with the training wheels.
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:40 PM   #58
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I think Road Rash is still wanted in the state of Washington I've been thinking I may have a chance to run up Saturday and hit some of the easy trails with the training wheels.
Dale,

Keep me posted - I will make the run with you.
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:42 PM   #59
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yea I was going to start sending smoke signals your way as we got a little later in the week. Right now I stand a firm maybe and just some of the flat land stuff because I don't think I'll get time to put tires on the ride yet.
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