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Old 02-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #16
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Hey, this sounds great!
IN.... unless I have drill.
I hope you can, Jesse, you helped start all this with Scott two years ago! I still enjoy that creek crossing shot you got on my camera of me in the act of DUMPING it in Boulder Creek!

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Ahhh.. I think Ive seen you push past 3rd on barlow at least once..
sounds like fun, don't know if I can make two trips down that way in two weeks.
Yeah, but that's when you're ON my ass.
In the daytime, in good conditions.

At night, shadows flying, 3rd gear is a bit harder to hit on this big Adventure. But even my dual HIDs don't come close to lighting up most of Wasco County like that fookin hooligan Cyclops dood's bike

It's two weeks from Black Dog.
You can do it!!!

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Mannnnn. Soo tempting. I had the smallest taste of barlow for AVR. I want moarrrrr
Those WABDR guys have set up an excellent route down this way.....
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #17
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On my calendar!

What kinda riding you planning? Need to chose the right weapon....
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #18
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Beers, Bikes, & Bright Lights....what could go wrong. I'll give it a shot
Missed you back at the tail end of page one, there....
Welcome !!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:55 PM   #19
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On my calendar!

What kinda riding you planning? Need to chose the right weapon....
Barlow Road itself is old two-track dirt-only Wagon Road.
Like some of the Western sections of the Santiam Wagon Road that you can only hike on today. There's 41 miles of Barlow left that is legal to ride, with LOTS of standard gravel, tougher dirt, and PERFECT one-lane paved Forest Roads all around it. It's absolutely Big Bike friendly, with only 2-3 sections that some might get goose bumps on (Gas ON!!). Conversely, nobody on a small bike gets bored with Barlow.

I've run it with n00bs on 650 V-Stroms, and they are just limited to making fewer mistakes than a DRZ or 250 blasting easily over the rocky sections. I've led sixteen guys on KTM 950/990s through it (with wide-ranging abilities) on the way to a KTM Rally. Nowhere is it too steep, there's just a couple of spots coming out of creek valleys that add ruts & rocks for some excitement on the way up. Many might suggest it's more fun on a smaller bike, but that's hard for me to believe, as it is an absolute HOOT on my bigass 990

Barlow is as fast or as slow as you want it to be.
You wanna have more fun or need more excitement, or thrive for something more technical?
Simple. Go faster. You'll have a BLAST !!

Wanna make it through with a brand new GS12 that you don't wanna scratch, maybe even on stock DS Anakees?
Simple. Go slower. You'll STILL have a BLAST !!


It's got plenty of curves, rocks, ruts, puddles and waterbars to force speeds down and keep the ride reasonably safe. When it's wet, you simply must go slower, when it's dry, it's absolute heaven,...on ANY bike. Even sidecar rigs love this road. It's just barely wide enough to give 4x4s lots of redneck pinstripes, and while any stock SUV can run it, but cages rarely do run the Southeast end at all. It's not really fun for them. Barlow is heaven sent for Dual Sport Bikes. No Quads or dirtbikes; you must be street legal, but blinkers won't be needed (headlight...YES! for safety).


So.....to answer your question, there truly is no wrong weapon.
Ride the big ADV bike if you wanna be comfy, trailer a 250-650 if you wanna ride hard.

The trick, and the magic of riding it,....is to DANCE with this old road.
This road LOVES to dance
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #20
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Wanna bring a dirtbike or Quad? Two BIG OHV areas are just 10-15 miles away. Wanna bring a Harley or Crotch Rocket? Sweet empty paved Forest Roads are all around us. Wanna bring a truck/trailer? Fine, we'll pack 'em in, and share campspots. Oh yeah, bring firewood if you can.

Wanna ride all the way there and travel light? You can skip the beer/booze on your trip, make camp, and then just ride the 18 paved miles to Wamic's Liquor Store / General store (Beer) / Gas Station with E-free premium. But bring some food, though, as Wamic's store is limited to true camping basics, or just eat at the Restaurant/Pub.

We'll cover you for drinking water and cooking stoves/pans etc.
Liver and Onions will be served on Thursday night for those into that
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #21
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Liver & onions...I heard that!

Just a heads up:
As beautiful as the BR is for us on dirtybikes, the road is used by many other vehicles, especially near the campsites. I have even seen "tourists" in mini vans & 40 ft land yachts attempting the tighter sections of this wagon road!! I have also come over a rise only to find hikers with kids walking the entire trail.
So as much of a hoot as this camp is & this historic road, please remember that plenty of others are out enjoying it too & we should respect it so as to be able to continue to ride & camp on it for years to come.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:57 PM   #22
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Sounds good...

...count me in.

This event is week end before our/my PSSR trackday out at ORP, a gnarly tight road race track on the other side of the Deschutes River in Grass Valley, which is a darn good road ride to/from in itself.

Should there be interest, I would be happy to lead a ride out there to the track and back. SO far, nothing is scheduled track wise for the Barlow event weekend, so if track is cold could walk it or tour it FYI. AND, should there be interest, I will cut a discount code for the ADV FF's that would like to sign up for our track day there on June 7.

Other than that, will see u in camp and raise u 350cc's!

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:14 PM   #23
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Well, I think I'll have to get in on this again. I sure as hell hope the camp chairs don't all decide to commit suicide in the fire again.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #24
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Liver & onions...I heard that!
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...count me in....
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Well, I think I'll have to get in on this again. I sure as hell hope the camp chairs don't all decide to commit suicide in the fire again.
Awesome, all!!
Thanks for making this MORE fun.
Damn chairs, anyway.
Don't they know how much they are truly needed?
Especially by some of us old farts
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #25
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I sure as hell hope the camp chairs don't all decide to commit suicide in the fire again.
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Damn chairs, anyway.
Don't they know how much they are truly needed?
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I thought true camp chairs were made of firewood.

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #26
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Well, I think I'll have to get in on this again. I sure as hell hope the camp chairs don't all decide to commit suicide in the fire again.
Those dilapidated flamable chairs, they do have a tendency to jump on in & keep the night going!

Does make them easier to pack out coming home!
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Sounds fun. Wish I could make it, but I think I'm going to be pretty busy right about then! I'll be helping get Jackson Creek Ranch ready for the next weekend.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:46 PM   #28
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Looks like a lot of fun, but you lost me at liver and onions. . I would love to go, maybe next year, too close to our OBCDR trip with my buds. Hey Apple Jam I look forward to meeting you at the Wallowa rally in June
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:43 AM   #29
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Sounds fun. Wish I could make it, but I think I'm going to be pretty busy right about then! I'll be helping get Jackson Creek Ranch ready for the next weekend.
Don't you got a woman to do that kinda stuff for you, now?
Holee molee I hope she knows I'm kidding. I DO know better,... believe me. I should probly edit this before she kicks my ass.

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Looks like a lot of fun, but you lost me at liver and onions. . I would love to go, maybe next year, too close to our OBCDR trip with my buds. Hey Apple Jam I look forward to meeting you at the Wallowa rally in June
It's just a weekend, it's just a few of us that extend it to the Thursday before. I always look forward to meeting all-a-yas. That's why I do this, and why I wanna make new ADVers feel welcome. OBDR was awesome, yer gonna love it!!!
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Those dilapidated flamable chairs!
Say, isn't this within a day or two of your birthday?
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