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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by MadChap, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    Anyone up for a Bend area day ride this Saturday (09/07)? Finally have a day free to get back on the Husky! :clap

    Have no set agenda / route at this point...
  2. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Darnit, I guess I need to unsubscribe from this thread :(. It would be a long commute to Bend for me these days....

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  3. Flyin Brian

    Flyin Brian Been here awhile

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  4. Flyin Brian

    Flyin Brian Been here awhile

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    But you won't.... :evil
    Looks like great country up there Justin...
  5. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    I don't need to be tortured by you guys :deal
  6. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    I WILL visit you for a roosting Sir! :clap
  7. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    If I wasn't working, I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a cake! I was just perusing google maps today looking at the roads west of Sisters.

    Anyone up for a big bike friendly off pavement ride next week (9/10, 9/11 or 9/12)?
  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Rode up in the hills this morning. After that gully washer last night, the dirt is perfect!

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  9. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    oooha, that does look nice!
  10. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    Can anybody recommend a good water crossings route in the CO area? Looking for a good dirt/gravel ride from Bend w some H2O somewhere in the middle for this weekend.
    If nothing else, we might just do tumalo falls to Sisters.
  11. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    Do you know where the Squaw Creek crossing is? SE of Sisters
  12. lost...

    lost... Guarior

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    No, but I'm heading that way to go find it!
  13. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    The weather was just too nice to not go for a ride today! My son was over from Portland, and he happened to bring his 650L along :evil. We headed up from Tumalo Falls to see if the snow was too deep to keep us from heading over 370 to 3 Creeks - it wasn't :clap.
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    We beat our way to the top of 3 Creeks Butte for an awesome view..!
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    Everywhere you look, it was beautiful out today!
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    We honked on the way by your place, Wachs!

    Finished the day with a BBQ Chicken and Bacon sandwich at Deschutes, and a couple of red ales. :clap:clap

    Ok, back to work tomorrow.... :cry
  14. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    We were up in those hills too but thanks for the honk! :clap
  15. Dirt Soup

    Dirt Soup Adventurer

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    Trout Creek; Trout Creek road north/south btween the Ochocos & Ashwood. It can get too high, and now that the hills are getting rain, may be.

    Crooked River, east end of Big Summit Prairie in the Ochocos. Adjacent to pavement and an easy crossing, not over your hubs.

    South end of Logan Prairie, south of the Strawberry Mtns (Grant County). Five creeks join to form (Malheur R. ???). This can be a DEEP crossing.

    RideOn,
    Steve
  16. Hohmie

    Hohmie Been here awhile

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    Miguel, we passed you goin the other way on Alfalfa Mkt. that day, beautiful day for a ride indeed!
  17. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Pretty freaky to pull out and head West, meet you guys within 2 miles of my driveway headed the other way; then go for a 100 mile dualsport ride and meet you going the other way within 200 yds of the driveway like 4 hours later!


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  18. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Ooh. Never been to the top of the Butte up there.....But, hmmm...
    You say "beat" your way to the top. That can mean many things.

    BIG fun !!!!
    There's like about 8 creek crossings on this route, IIRC. Many are small, one can get outta hand when wet, but they had graded much of the road when I rode it in September last year, and I haven't been back when it's wet-ish
  19. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Just a little bit loose and rocky in spots, that's all ;-D. I hooked a melon-sized rock with the rear tire which set me sideways at about 30mph. Saved it, but really not sure how!!



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  20. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    BRRRR!!

    102 in this hot tub, but -3 degrees from the chin up! :D







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