Hood River Valley Rally: October 4th - 7th

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Well, last year's teaser was a success,
    so Mustangshelly and I decided to host again this year :norton

    This is a rider's rally first and foremost,
    ...with the campfire sessions each evening,
    and LOTS of food and fun.

    I want to share our excellent riding experience with you all :clap
    Tent space galore on our place a few miles outside of Parkdale, Oregon.
    Plenty of inside & covered space for those that don't wanna bring tents, and don't mind the sound of snoring.
    Plenty of Truck and Trailer space, and Motorhome/Toyhauler space, too.
    There's two B&Bs within 3 miles in Parkdale to help entice MortimerSickle to come,
    and Motels/Hotels are 16 miles away in Hood River.
    ...and if Mr Cob comes, we'll have to wheel THAT monster setup in first !!

    Invitation rules: You are all invited, even all of you FFs.
    Come from near, come from far,...just make it here.
    No costs, unless you wanna pitch in for food.
    Simple rules, eh? :lol3

    Food will be a combo of pot-luck, so bring whatever you want....
    Breakfasts will be all PotLuck, we'll use the house stove, and I'll set-up 2 Waffle Irons.
    We have a BIG charcoal grill, a classic campground-type campfire grilltop, and a Propane Weber for all to use.

    We'll also provide 3 dinners (Thur/Fri/Sat) for those that wish to ride here, and/or want to avoid bring food,
    ....but we'll passing the hat to cover our minimal food costs,
    (we're talking just $3-$5 per meal, here...)
    ....Thursday Night: Fajitas, of course,...
    ....Friday: Taco Bar (soft, taco shells, and/or Taco Salad)
    ....and Saturday,...BBQ "Lots-O-Stuff", with..."The Sauce" !!


    The Hood River Valley Rally begins Thursday afternoon, October 4th, but come anytime you want Thursday.
    This will allow TWO full days of GREAT riding for Friday and Saturday.
    And Mustangshelly has offered to lead a Ladie's Ride, to keep everyone happy !!
    Then, on Sunday, October 7th sometime....GO AWAY!! (...or spend the night if you need to :D)
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  2. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    The can't commit, wanna-be-here's, are also included here too.
    .....No fences to ride at this Rally !!
    Apple Jam
    asrvivor
    BSkye
    cfiMike and 1-2 friends...
    Craig McCurdy (evenings only)
    Crash Clay (evenings only)
    Crash.Gordon
    Direwolf (We hope Giddyup and the 2 mutleys will come, too)
    DRONE and Kirby,...and hopefully 2 guests
    Drtyfun
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    GSguy
    GSguy-wife
    Hells Alien
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    Ladukebob
    Ladukebob-wife
    Linkweewee - Saturday Night
    Lo-N-Slo
    Matloik
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    MortimerSickle,... for at least a day...
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    Mr. Fisherman
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    NotAllWhoWanderRLost-wife
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    Oldmonkeybut-wife
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    OR400-wife, and 2 beer drinking dogs
    Peterman (if I promise an "easy knees" ride)
    Red Menace
    Red Menace-wife
    Petrolburner
    Road Rash
    thetourist
    throttlebody
    TourPros
    Scott_PDX
    Slow Joe
    soyanarchisto
    Squishy
    Superpacman13
    ylekiot
    12120



    I will have pre-traced out FS Ranger District maps.
    They are the BEST for showing all the little stuff.
    Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts are our local Districts.

    I will have plenty of these Ranger District maps ahead of time,
    they are only $5ea and make GREAT souvineers.
    I'll have these maps here with traced routes of whatever type of riding you want.
    Or,...just follow me.....:freaky

    It's as varied as you want.
    Beautiful paved only loops, easy gravel groomers,
    and loose rocky fun stuff with a creek crossing at the bottom.

    Dawg, I love living here :clap
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  3. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    IN Dammit !!!!!!!!!
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  4. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    In!!

    About time i rode over your way. Was at the WAAM museum on Sat. with my boy, fun day.
    Hell, that's nearly 2 months out...will have to catch up for a ride before that!!
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  5. Mustangshelly

    Mustangshelly Adventurer...hardly

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    :clap:lol3:D
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  6. MikeinEugene

    MikeinEugene Long timer

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    Damn good thing I'd say :lol3
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    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Damn - That's Bambi chasing time, maybe if I get back early...:gun2
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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Bring Venison. We'll keep the BBQ hot !!
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  9. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    IN!At least for the weekend, chance I'm out of town for work during the week.

    Can I bring anything?
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  10. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    in - mat & susi
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  11. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I'd like to be IN too!!

    Is this a ride more suited for a DR650 or KLX250S?

    Rob
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    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Tentatively in, if I'm not still fighting fire or on my way to Baja :jose
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  13. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Whew !!:knary
    Welcome, all !! :clap

    Hood River County is a HUGE 85% Forest; County Forest and Mt Hood National Forest.
    Very little is closed off to Dual Sports :1drink

    There will be several rides planned out for you that both of those bikes will favor.
    Neither bike will be out of place, nor will you need to travel far to find the good stuff when you get here....
    ...but RIDING here is encouraged, although there is plenty of space for cars, pickups & campers, and even several Motorhomes.
    The ADVENTURE to & from, can be the best part of any event.
    But....Whatevah!! Just get here and have a good time :norton

    All of your dogs are welcome here, too!!

    Street-only sport bikes will NOT be bored;
    Epic Single Lane Forest Pavement is 2 miles away,
    with several other Single-Lane Pavers within 10 miles.
    Long, 15-20 mile long, Single -Lane Pavers.... :tb
    40 mile long, EMPTY two lane Forest roads are 15 (fs44) and 25 (fs48) miles away....and together, they'll make an EPIC paved loop.


    True dirt-only two-track is 8 miles away,
    ...sweet FS gravel is all around us.

    Last year's dirty favorite, was Mill Creek to Suicide Grade;
    while difficult,...many did just fine on big bikes,
    and some wished they were on smaller bikes for portions of the ride.
    2 were on KLX250s, a WR250R, a DR650, two V-Strom 650s, 3 KLRs, a GS650 and a 990.
    I will suggest no Garage Queens for this particular ride. Falls happen :deal

    There's enough choices here for ANY bike, even unplated dirt bikes.
    The FOUR nearby, Stellar and HUGE, County OHV areas will be reopened by October (now closed for fire caution)

    ........................................

    So the question is....
    ...what are YOU in the mood for?
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    So if I show up do I get a cute/sweet strawberry blond to snuggle with? :D
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    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Golden retriever?

    Tentatively in. Work dependent.
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    Have to check schedule at work. Should be abel to swing it. I might have to just threaten to quit!:D
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  17. Superpacman13

    Superpacman13 Been here awhile

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    Throwing caution to teh wind and saying in.
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  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    If I am in do I still get texts and videos from the event? :lol3

    IN anyway...
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  19. Mustangshelly

    Mustangshelly Adventurer...hardly

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    I'm sure John would be happy to send you some obscene texts. Just ask him. :evil
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  20. 12120

    12120 Indenturedx5

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    Thought the dates rung a bell. 6th is the oldest 16th birthday!! Ya all will have to wait even longer to meet me.:D Probably for the best.:rofl Have fun, as if that will be a problem.:clap

    Chris
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