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 Been here awhile

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  2. Zuber

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    Wish I hadn't said this now.
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  3. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    At this point flooding is still better than ice storms......right?

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  4. Zuber

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    Don't say flood. The worst floods in Oregon were snow melt floods. The Corps and NOAA are predicting near flooding for all streams by next Saturday. 3-4 ft below flood at corvallis.

    http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/rfc/

    In 1996, your cafe would have had 6" of water on the floor if the city hadn't put out sand bags.
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    dammitdave Long timer

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    Ahh, the flood of '96.....we knocked off a couple of hours early and sent the entire crew of 150 down to public works to fill sand bags to protect Mt Vernon, WA.

    In 1964 we were living on Evergreen Rd SW of Philomath when the BIG flood occured. From the hill at the E end of the road the valley looked like rice paddies with just the tops of the fences and the fencerows defining the fields all the way to Eugene. The light overcast sky was reflected in the silver fields like a giant triptiche'. I thought that was the coolest thing until we got old enough to realize the trouble that beauty represented.

    Good to see people still out riding and enjoying that country. DD
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  6. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    I feel like sarcasm is lost in these posts.....and yeah, were already gathering bags. Came in Saturday to a waterfall in my bottle room and the false ceiling in my grain room collapsed. The fun is just beginning.

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  7. KillerD

    KillerD BoozeMagician

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    Back to the bright side of things......anyone venturing out for the meet up tomorrow?

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  8. Righty65

    Righty65 Been here awhile

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    I have to work a night shift.

    Hope you all have a great time!

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  9. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    I may be able to make it...if it looks like others plan to be there.
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  10. KillerD

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    I'll be here, in my wets of course.

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  11. Makalu

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    I spent six days in a wet suit and on the clock during the flood of &#8217;96. :lol3 We were doing water rescues all over the county. Lots of stories from that one.
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  12. KillerD

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    Howdy gents! For most of you that missed the meetup last night, I put out the possibility of doing a group buy on tires through a friend of mine who owns a shop in southern oregon. I brew a house beer for his shop and distribute down there so I'd be able to pick things up and deliver them to the meetup. Going to speak with him in more detail this friday but tires are a go, and potentially other equipment as well. Price would be volume dependent put something in the 5 tire range as a minimum, which sure isnt bad. If we get 5+ he's confident he can beat MCSuperstore prices, plus its a family owned business, not a behemoth. Will update later, but let me know if youre interested.
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  13. Righty65

    Righty65 Been here awhile

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    The tire deal sounds good to me. I like to buy them before I need them, and have them ready for me.

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  14. Zuber

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    I usually buy about 5 tires this time of year. I like Pirelli's and Conti TKC's.
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    Awesome. How about this, pm me sizes and brand/model and I'll get it to Mason, and get back with prices at next weeks meet up. I've got a new front sitting in my garage but I wouldn't mind picking up an extra rear/ some heavy tubes.

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  16. CrackedCanyon

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    Zuber, we haven't met yet - but could you say just a little about what you like about the Pirelli's (which ones?) and TKC's? I'm new to riding, have a KLR that for now I'll be riding mostly in fairly easy dirt/gravel (riding pavement getting there) and am trying to decide between MT21's, TKC's, Kenda Big Blocks (K784), Michelin T63's, and D606's.

    KillerD and Limited Slip recommended the T63's because of good street performance, though they reminded me that opinions about tires are all over the board. LS also said my current Avon Gripsters would be fine, given what terrain I'm riding and my (low) skill level. Mostly I want to get set up for a 1000-mile or so trip this summer almost entirely on gravel and dirt.
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  17. CrackedCanyon

    CrackedCanyon Been here awhile

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    Zuber, I just ran across an ADV post from you from 8/12:

    "The Conti TKC80's are the best full-knobby on the street. They are a little more expensive, but wear far longer than any other when inflated properly. They will stick on pavement like a dual sport tire, only starting to slide at the ragged edge.

    "The next best are the Pirelli MT21's. Cheaper, good traction if you have them pumped up, when they let go it is very predictable. These will start to slide a little long before they let go completely."

    Anything else you'd add as advice for me?
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  18. Dansrc51

    Dansrc51 I need a cape....

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    I don't know that I would recommend the TKC rear for KLR's. Tires can wear drastically different from bike to bike, and from what I've read/experienced, the TKC does not play well with big bore singles. A friend and I rode the WABDR, both with TKC's. My Beemer used very little tread compared to his KLR, which basically destroyed the rear TKC in one trip. Afterwards he read on other KLR forums the same experiences. We are both using K60 scouts right now. I hate the rear and he loves it. go figure.
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    Free high school welding class built steel plate wood stove spotted on side of road.

    'Bout 5 miles up river from Corvallis, Peoria Road.

    Still there as of Saturday 2.15.2014 - 1 pm.

    Looks good e-nuf for river fishing lean 2, or elk hunting tent.
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    If anyone doesn't want it, but happens to drive by it and drop it off at Flat Tail or my place in tangent before I get to it, a handsome beer reward is in store.

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