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Old 12-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #31
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I'm thinking I'll be there, just not sure which ride to take-the Ninja 250 or the Husqvarna TE610? The reason I ask is that the Alley Sweeper- I think it's much easier to use my Ninja 250 and more fun since it's generally slow speeds but I did it last year on the Husky. Waaaaay too much bike for the alleys. So, is it really a good idea with the route to take my Husky or would I have just as much or more fun on my Ninja 250?
Take the ninja!
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #32
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Couldn't go-had to work, but anxiously awaiting a ride report....

Perhaps maps too???
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:27 PM   #33
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There was some stuff on the website about a ferry,etc.

But it was all just misdirection.

We meet up in Scapoose and the truth was revealed.

Here are the first two turns out of here, then it goes to gravel. The goal is to get from Scappose to Vernonia without touching pavement.

No maps, no gps, only a compass is allowed.

Form yourself into teams.

I saw a few folks I knew from here and we were team FYYFF









we were first. (it helped that our leader lived out that way and was familiar with the roads.)




we were also the only team with a street bike.

See that buell? He made it all the way. It got dropped and backwards once or twice. but made it.

The snow and slush really got nasty and dirt bikes were going down left and right.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #34
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no maps

just a compass and skill to get from scapoose to vernonia without using asphalt "no gps" no printed route. like rats looking for cheese in a maze.



I was one of two leaders on the winning team. mark and I navigated 5 other riders to the finish line 30 min ahead of second place. one of the seven of us was on a buell Ulysses.

only SFRC could have pulled something like this off.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #35
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Thanks to Eric and Mark for guiding a few "East siders" on a successful adventure to the finish in Vernonia.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #36
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GREAT concept for a ride SFRC!! The surprise setup was a bonus. Sounds like it was a hoot

Sounds waaaay more fun than hanging sheetrock
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #37
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What was the result on the most mileage minus road miles?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #38
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If you saw this guy you knew you went the wrong way. We tried to pull it out with our KLR's (big hole by the rear bumper) but he left his park brake on



How many of you missed this beauty of a trail. Everybody rode by it.



Just watch out for the tree stumps. This guy tried to move it with his foot. He says it is not broken but he has a mean gangster lean from it.



Didn't leave soon enough so we had to ride through this $hit at 15 mph at 20 ft of visibility.



Too bad you all went home.



SFRC, you all put on another fun ride, we had a blast, I think we used the compass more than we ever have. Thank you and way to go on buffaloing all of us. Thumbs up!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #39
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Is that Scott taking a leak back there?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #40
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Is that Scott taking a leak back there?
Yep - It was dry before I started.

Oh, Hiya Brian...

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #41
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Yep - It was dry before I started.

Oh, Hiya Brian...

Haha I wasn't sure you got it.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #42
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Same story, few more pictures.

Pretty good turnout for a inaugural Event on a cold December Day.




After grouping up, we worked our way over to Vernonia via dirt, but took a number of stops. Some planned, some...not so much.


Our team included a bitchen Beull with the WRONG tires. Fortunately the rider did great keeping it mostly upright.


More breaks


Turned into a nice day in spots




Lots of stories and laughs as well


Eric, one of our "guides" muscled the KLR through a lot for an offseason ride, and it began to show


The braver ones even found some singletrack fun


Thanks guys, was a helluva lot fun hanging with you in the woods.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #43
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The braver ones even found some singletrack fun


Someone else did find it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #44
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Thank you all for coming out to SFRC's first ever crosscountry/enduro/etc event!

Sounds like you all had as much fun as we did getting lost on the mud and fog.

Congrats to the winning teams and all who attended, and we hope some of you can make it out to see Austin Vince this Thursday at the Clinton Street Theater!
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #45
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Couple more photos.

After trailering my bike over an hour there, met up with a couple familiar faces from this ADV forum, got the bike ready & listened to Patrick give the rides outlines.



Many old...er bikes,


& newer ones. Scott's WR 250.


MZ/Yammy 660.


As the owner of this '76/500 proved later, he new how to wheelie this. We had also seen this bike at the recent Salem flat track races.


Nice Triumph 800.


The owner of this 2002 XR 650 explained about all the plastic painting, powder coating & farkels that he'd added to this beauty.


Scott-PDX...looking for the sun.



Takin a breather.


Lined up at the finish line & pub in Vernonia. First team in, we were rewarded with pretty quick food service & a trophy. Great food!!


Another shot of the Buell 1200 Ulysses. Excellent to see.


A good turn out all & all, thanks to Patrick & the crew for setting this up & spreading the word, a fun ride, hope to make it again next year.
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