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Old 08-01-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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OLYBDR (Olympic Peninsula Backcountry Discovery Route) Labor day Weekend


THE WABDR is on fire and a good portion will probably be closed for the year. So, instead, I'll be hosting a ride around the peninsula Labor Day Weekend on the un-official Olympic Peninsula Backcountry Disco-Route.

More information HERE.

You must RSVP HERE.

Limited to 12 riders.

This is an easy/intermediate with some 'fun' sections and lots of scenic views (Weather permitting). The route is about 450 Miles (65% off-road) Recommended for those with some riding experience, and or have taken off road training due to daily distances, some uneven terrain and moderate hills.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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Thanks for organizing this Maddaddy..

I've been wanting to do this loop for a while..
(I've been on half of it..)
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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I tried joining the group but it kept saying there was a problem. Long story short I will be gone already on a ride but if you want to go ride any of these sections before that I'm down! I'm in port Angeles and I have a BBQ and beer!
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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Cn't join the meetup site either!

Strongly considering, wanted to see details i.e. how many days, riding time etc. as I like "long days" :-)
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:57 AM   #5
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Can't join

Or see what is going on on your site. BUT I can buy stuff, priorities I guess.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:27 AM   #6
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You first need to join meetup.com, then submit a request to join the group. I use meetup for quite a few rides, both street and dirt. Highly recommend the site.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:13 PM   #7
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Meet Up

Yes, you have to join. I like it for many reasons, but mainly it's a great way to organize and event.

Meet Friday Night, Ride Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Daily mileage is 130-150 each day.

THIS IS NOT A ‘GROUP’ RIDE. However, no solo riding.

The ride will be clockwise around the Pen so you can bail on the west side on Monday at several location.

The route has been scouted and is fun!

This is an easy/intermediate with some 'fun' sections and lots of scenic view (Weather permitting). The route is about 450 Miles (70% off-road) Recommended for those with some riding experience, and or have taken off road training due to daily distances, some uneven terrain and moderate hills.

Knobbie Tires Always Recommended

Bring your GPS!

This will be limited to 12 riders due to camp space and sanity.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #8
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I just joined meet up again myself. I wouldn't mind riding with you guys, but I might have to bail Sunday night or early Monday morning. Not sure my wife would forgive me if I skip our anniversary. I am very new to dual sporting and camping off a bike though.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:52 PM   #9
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I just joined meet up again myself. I wouldn't mind riding with you guys, but I might have to bail Sunday night or early Monday morning. Not sure my wife would forgive me if I skip our anniversary. I am very new to dual sporting and camping off a bike though.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:35 AM   #10
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That route is like deja vu from a couple of rides I've taken in the last few weeks. Awesome, awesome riding out there, but beware the closed routes. It feels like there is a passive attempt to get closure of certain areas by not maintaining a lot of the forestry roads ... but conspiracy theories are for another thread.

Going to check the calendar and see if I can make it.

What you can expect ... forgotten roads ...



... hidden views.



Shaky picture of one of the closures I found, taken in the hills just to the west of Hood Canal - I think this is on your route, but would need to pull up my tracks to be sure.

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:55 AM   #11
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I have always been curious about that area. I have ridden the loop on 101 a couple times and this looks like a bunch of fun. What kind of bikes are you recommending for experienced riders? Could you define 70% offroad. Is that all dirt and gravel forest roads or is there some single track trail mixed in there? Would a 2001 Tiger with boxes be too big?

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Old 08-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #12
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Shaky picture of one of the closures I found, taken in the hills just to the west of Hood Canal - I think this is on your route, but would need to pull up my tracks to be sure.

That looks like the washout at Fulton Creek on the NF 2510 north of the Hamma Hamma Road... it is still closed there as of last Saturday. Easy bypass - take NF 25 (Hamma Hamma Road) down to Hwy. 101, then go about 4.5 miles north to Seamount Drive which will take you back up to the 2510 just past the washout. Hope they get that fixed soon because the entire 2510 is a great piece of road!

Looking at the route chart, the 2510 is included on it...
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #13
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Again?

Curious.

Is that the same section of road that was repaired about four years ago "with" that culvert pipe after it had been washed out in the big storms ten years ago?
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:17 AM   #14
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Curious.

Is that the same section of road that was repaired about four years ago "with" that culvert pipe after it had been washed out in the big storms ten years ago?
I don't recall that culvert being completely blown out before, but do remember the road being damaged, but passable after the Dec. '09 storms that did so much road damage on the Peninsula.

I think that location would be a prime candidate for one of those huge open bottom arch (fish habitat) culverts, similar to the one that went in several years ago on NF 2441 at Quitter Creek.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:30 AM   #15
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Shaky picture of one of the closures I found, taken in the hills just to the west of Hood Canal - I think this is on your route, but would need to pull up my tracks to be sure.

Thanks for the heads up. I'm pre-running that section next week.
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