Cascade Discovery Route

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Greubin

    Greubin n00b

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    Long time lurker (first post actually), I just signed up for both of these rides, looking forward to meeting fellow adventurists!
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  2. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Welcome to the asylum.
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  3. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    My GF and I are signed up for the southern route!
    I haven’t ridden that area of the State and am looking forward to it.
    Tony
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  4. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Wow, I'm honored! Welcome indeed.
    The moto-sickness only gets worse when you meet them, yaknow...
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  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Well then I'll give you something to chew on Tony!
    Friday night we'll camp on waterfront at Little Lave Lake, with BBQd tri-tip and chicken with some special recipe coating catered by Country Catering out of Bend (breakfast too!). Saturday night's camp is at Broken Arrow group sites, away from all the other campers at Diamond Lake. I have a couple food choices for Diamond Lake I'm working on...
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  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I don't wanna ruin the suspense....but we had good response, with about equal space left in both Rallies. A surprising number are doing both North and South RRs!
    Dates will need to be set much closer to last-minute for these gigs, just to see when snow melts enough to go. Clearing the North CDR will probly again be at the old Warm Springs Cabin site on FS42, and maybe Frying Pan Lake, depending on Winter's damage. The South's scouting gigs will need to be 3-4 days just to make it efficient so far from home.

    I'll be up to ride BC sometime, but, you know,...
    ...I gotta Ride Oregon First :nod
  7. AC09

    AC09 Adventurer

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    Made it one of my 2018 goals to do less lurking around here and meet some like minded folks. Just signed up for the Southern route and will be coming in from Seattle with my Tiger 800. Looking forward to it!

    Adam
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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Thanks for all of your support with Apple Jam's Cascades Roaming Rallies!

    As of today, we have 23 riders signed up for Apple Jam's North Cascades Roaming Rally (Almost half-full by January, yay!!). ......and.....For our NEW-for-this-year Apple Jam's South Cascades Roaming Rally, we already have 16 guinea pigs signed up, so almost 1/3 full!!

    Summer is coming, riders, better get that time off you NEED for riding!!
    Life is what YOU make it :nod
  9. oregonsurveyor

    oregonsurveyor Been here awhile

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    Make that 23. I just signed up for the North CRR.

    I will be coming alone and will be looking to join up with others. Sounds like fun.
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  10. dougc

    dougc Adventurer

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    So it's a month since any posts on this thread, how're the RR signups going? Hope they are on their way to filling up.
    Let me know if I should start inviting my outta state friends.

    I really hope the weather turns and the snow melts off soon, seat time has been scarce.
  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Entries to the Roaming Rallies kinda slowed down this month :waysad but Apple Jam's north Roaming Rally is at 1/2 full with 25 riders signed up, and the new AJ's South Cascades Roaming Rally is about 1/3 full with 17 riders.

    This ^^ status is plenty of riders to make these two gigs happen at full speed. That means I've already ordered the food caterers, pre-paid the great camping locations, and have set all balls in motion to make this year the best Roaming Rally yet. There's many more months left before July, so the riders will fill in the spots by then, I'm sure. But you are welcome to call all the outta state friends you know!!

    I bought a cheap old 2-stroke KTM last November and have been riding the heck out of many Oregon OHV areas this Winter. It turns out it's not at all cold at 38 degrees when I'm sweating my ass off riding a dirt bike!!
  12. Rob Schuff

    Rob Schuff Hooligan

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    So I am debating doing this. I would love it, but am wondering something....I will be on my EXC 500 and thinking at the end of three days how I might get the bike back. This is a one way trip, correct? Not sure I have the days of vacation to retrace steps and the thought of 3 hrs on pavement with the EXC isn't necessarily sounding awesome.

    How are others handling this part?
  13. TrailCruiser

    TrailCruiser Been here awhile

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    I was considering the trip and wondering exactly the same thing, thought I must have missed something about it earlier in the thread.
  14. eric n

    eric n Long timer

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    Getting back on paved roads is not like going on the freeway, it's not like being on I5. A section on hwy26 and a section hwy35 are both rather short. you can do just 45mph and pull over and let people pass. and many bypass sections are well graded gravel instead of the actual primitive roads. Plus the sections we do ride are not 10 hours days. more like 6 without breaks or viewpoint spurs. Riders have raced the tracks as fast as they could go and done all of the CDR in one long summer day. Plus getting back to parkdale you won't be alone, others will be on light small bikes too.
  15. Hohmie

    Hohmie Long timer

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    Ya, it's easy getting back, no problem at all and seemed to go by quick.
  16. Pablo Mac

    Pablo Mac Been here awhile

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    There are hundreds of great paved and/or gravel backroads routes between the end of the ride and Portland.
  17. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Bwaaaaaaa, Bwaaaaaaaa, Bwaaaaaaaaa, Bwaaaaaaaaaa, Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Buhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..........Repeat as needed.
  18. Rob Schuff

    Rob Schuff Hooligan

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    Butt then I will get monkey butt ... and be old too.
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  19. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Do like a lot (most?) do and trailer it to the 'start' location of the ride. If you're doing the North ride, then you'd be trailering to Parkdale. Will be trailering down to wherever the South ride will start. Part of what you are paying for is for your camp stuff to be shuttled. That given, most bring more camp gear -- bigger tent, bigger mattress, real camp chair, cooler with bears -- than what they'd bring if they were to haul it on their bike.
  20. PBRider

    PBRider Adventurer

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    Very interested in doing the north cascade section. Will hopefully get registered up this week. :-)

    Never mind! I just registered and will ask for forgiveness later... :ricky
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