Gettin Dirty in December!

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by LittlePosum, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    I awoke at the crack of noon today and looking out the window at the mostly ice free pavement I decided that conditions were perfect. I just HAD to go for a ride. The plan was to just cruise around town on the main roads dodging the ice and cinder patches and making a jam delivery to my friends at Atomic Moto. Needless to say I strayed from "the plan"....

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    I just kept going north east and found myself here. :D Soft sticky freashly thawed dirt. Wait!? Isn't it December? And didn't it feel like this :vardy last week?

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    Dustless winding rocky roads for miles with a few snowy patches.

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    I followed the power lines and crossed the trax. Saw a bunch of old gnarled juniper trees. They look like sculptures to me.

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    Sure felt like spring out there today! :norton
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    The sun was steadly creeping towords the horizon and the light was beautiful. The ride was perfect!

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  2. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Oh what fun it is to ride...!!!


    Felt like spring up here too, as well. Sooo much warmer than the last week or two. I took a nice joyride on my way home fro.m work tonight @midnight.

    Thanks for sharing!! Ride safe!!
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  3. 81forest

    81forest ADDRider

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    Great pics! THanks for posting, I need to get out there if you are braving the cold in Bend!
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  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Nice! It looks like you were having a lot of fun. :clap

    "Sure felt like spring out there today" :rofl Great shot.
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  5. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    NE of Bend airport? I can jump in that section just south of Smith Rocks and kind of follow the canal for quite a ways, possibly even as far as china hat.

    Nice little play area.
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  6. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Nice ride, arty photos, happy times! :thumb
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  7. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Great job getting out there LP.

    Love that last picture!
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  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Better than the skiing is right now for sure! Cool pics!

    Might go ride this weekend if my bikes have thawed :lol3
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  9. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I have always liked Winters, or at least have been able to convince myself that I do. This year, with all the cold and without the beauty that snow everywhere brings?.?.? Not so enjoyable.....Must Ride. Thanks for the reminder!!

    Nice day.....nicer "spring" :clap
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  10. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    I was out by the airport today and I thought it looked like great riding conditions. Unfortunately, I was working until after dark. I'm glad someone got out to enjoy the conditions.

    As a side note, I'm always looking for riding companions during the week, if you, or anyone else, have a schedule that gives you days off during the week.
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  11. Rainbow007

    Rainbow007 Boldly going Nowhere

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    Looked like a fun ride, perfect weather, enjoyed the pictures:clap
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  12. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Next December, when there's a huge snow dump, I'm going to bump this thread just to fuck with everybody :pot
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  13. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    Good for you, I'm envious, but it's nice to someone out riding. :clap

    I've been getting outside shoveling sidewalks though. :lol3
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  14. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Awesome thread ! :clap
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  15. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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  16. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    I got to go out for another short and sweet ride today, much colder than last week but the dirt was great.

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    The sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds and constantly changing the light. I need to get in to the habit of using the actual camera and not my phone.
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  17. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    Looks like you had a nice ride! I'm sorry i couldn't make it.
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  18. BumpABump

    BumpABump DizDirtRider

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    Nice looking roads to ride....my kind of riding!! Be safe Stacy!
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  19. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    And then she shows up for the Professor's private track session! -

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    And all hell broke loose! -

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    Can't wait to see you on the new green bike!

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    :clap:clap:clap
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  20. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Mean green machine she's mine! :wink: Justin picked her up for me in Portland last night!

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    I just got to take it for a ride through the back alleys here in the hood, and I love it! Ground clearance? Wow what a concept! Super light and easy to kick start! Leaks gas, petcock valve is already on order. Seat needs a shave. Can't wait to try it on the trail.

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