Corvallis ADV Night at Flat Tail

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by KillerD, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Thanks for the feed back...got to read it all later....very busy life right now...sorry about the knee jerk post and I knew I would here from you..:lol3:lol3

    Just saw the other guy posting, after a hard days work moving house hold, and what I saw , thought, was he wants to ride down that trail now, like today...and I over reacted..

    You never know how much some people know about the woods, so I always error on the safe side...always.

    I have seen first hand, rigs in the woods catch fire. It happens. I can tell you about it over a beer.

    I also have blood relatives living in the Alsea area that could lose life, property and lively hoods from a fire.

    Freek's me out.

    Am all good, hope you too,,,peace bro.:clap:clap
  2. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    Over a beer sounds good. I may be there tomorrow - we'll see. Sounds like you may be too busy, in which case we'll do it another time.
  3. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    id be happy to buy that beer tonight! Corvallis beer week kickoff march starts at Les caves at 6, so I'll peel off at 7 and head to FT. Haven't edited my videos yet (or found them all....fucking GoPro), but I've got some killer stories and two good crash cams!
  4. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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    [QUOTE="DiggerD,

    Just saw the other guy posting, after a hard days work moving house hold, and what I saw , thought, was he wants to ride down that trail now, like today...and I over reacted..


    So I see now that It's all my fault? I'm not worthy to assume I know anything about riding in the woods as compared to the almighty DiggerD. I know that I've ran across you before riding at Starker/Snowpeak/Shotgun/China Hat/Low Pass/Browns camp/J ville/Trask/ must have been one of the guys always talking about himself (Me,myself,I)?
  5. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Seems to me like there was a pretty honest and heartfelt apology, and mutual learning moment re this issue....Lets be grownups and leave it where it lies. First round on me tonight, and maybe a second if thats what it takes. We're hear to ride, and facilitate each other in that end, so lets stay focused on that goal!
  6. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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    Nah, DiggerD can have my 2 beers, with an ego that big he needs 4 beers to come down off that high horse.
  7. HopRunner

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    Pardon my ignorance here, what is the fire danger of riding a motorcycle on forest roads when the fire danger is high? Is the danger just from dirt bikes or two strokes? My bike is mostly a street bike with a catalytic converter. I don't think sparks come out of my exhaust and I don't think the pipes get hot enough to start brush or leaves on fire if I laid the bike down. I have been "assuming" that if 4x4's are legal to drive there, I'm good to go.
    Honest inquiry, no snark at all.
  8. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    When things are this dry and brittle, the danger is both hot exhaust (headers can get damn near glowing, and if you can light a cigarrette on it, you can light a forest) along with cat converter pipes regularly reaching 800+ degrees. In addition, spilled fuel and oil can be a hazard, along with Digger's mention of bikes catching fire, which is rare, but has certainly happened. I have had pine needles caught in my front end catch fire on headers before more than once, thats more than enough to start a forest fire this time of year.

    As CC mentioned, most well groomed highly traveled gravel roads offer a fair degree of safety, but nothing is bullet proof when the state is this dry. I think CC's analysis was pretty spot on, though this time of year I personally choose to ride street and not take the chance when possible. While I didnt cancel my OBDR ride, I am choosing to skip gravel and offroad all together now that its done, until we get a good rain. Good time to get dry pavement in while we can anyway.
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  9. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Yep on a high horse.

    I believe in telling it as I see it. Wish more people would.

    Went to Brycess Canyon for a horse back ride.

    One look at me and the leader said, "You get to ride Sky Scraper, a big Mule". :jack:jack

    Led many of trail maintenance work parties over the years.

    Told a group of lazy shovel leaners, "I am getting tired of being a dick and trying to get work out of you guys."

    Reply back was, "Yea, but your so good at being a Dick!" :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3


    Cheers!
  10. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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    DiggerD the Donald J Trump of motorcycle riders..... DonaldD? :lol3
  11. Renaissanceman

    Renaissanceman DON'T PANIC!

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    You should prolly take that last comment to the basement - like killer said, this isn't the place for a flame war. You don't have to agree with everyone's pov, but respect the intent.
    ✌️peace out.


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  12. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Let it die bud, everyone else has. This is a place for friends that ride, not shit talking. If you cant handle that then take RenMan's advice and move it to the basement.
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    Gooooood Point! The rain is going to start soon enough. I just picked up some riding boots and some Rev'it waterproof winter gloves from Premier Moto. The boots won't be in til next week.
    I've ridden a couple of times in the rain this summer and I have just thrown a pair of latex gloves over my summer riding gloves and my hands stayed dry. Maybe not what you hip cats would do but it works in a pinch.
    These are the boots I ordered: Forma Adventure Boots
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    Can't wait to hear what's wrong with them....hahahaha groan...
    I think they are dead sexy, and I wanted something I could walk in.
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    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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    DiggerD sure does a lot of shit talking? be sure to give him a hug and a kiss when you give him my 2 beers. :1drink Its dead.... . . . .
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    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Those boots definitely look the part, really curious to hear how they hold up, particularly interested in the tread which looks very hiking friendly. Which Rev'it gloves did you go with? My cayenne pro's have been the best gloves iver ever owned, and im lusting after the gortex version.
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    I have the same Forma Boots. They are a euro footbed, so if you know how those fit you're going to like them. Great to walk in with enough protection too. I'll be testing them in the rain about Oct 15th.

    I bought some very expensive Held waterproof leather gloves, they are about $150/pair now. Totally waterproof. I only wear them on very special occasions. It can't be just damp, these are saved for the big, day long, slog back up I-5 from Cali.
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    Did a google search for 'motorcycle started fire' and got essentually nothing...

    Not to 'fan the flames', but this is funny typical hd behavior.

  19. HopRunner

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    yea, I'll be doing everything I can to extend the life of the my gear. Can't afford to buy this shtuff very often. Glad to hear you like the boots, that's encouraging.
  20. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    :y0!

    Nice boots.....I got a heads up on them....Here we go again RR... :rofl

    The lugs on the bottom have good traction....and if by wild chance you get way side ways on a slippery dirt road...and have to plant that boot down to stay up right....it's going to plant into the dirt and not slide like a flat track "shoe" will.
    I found this out first hand dirt bike riding with work boots and ripped tendons / muscles in my groin area...not fun....

    MX boots have a flat bottoms for sliding, but not good for walking / pushing 500lb m/c on muddy terrain.
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