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

  1. littlebull

    littlebull tiny mighty mo

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    Awfully nippy! Glad we rode while we could.

    We avoided the shopping hordes and got in a really nice ride at Cline last Friday. The 20 loop hill was slip-per-y. Two attempts each, but made it up. All that silty sand is good practice for Baja in January. Thinking of that trip keeps my spirits up in this awful cold. Still wish I had a hot tub, though...
  2. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Fourth page for this thread. Lame.

    Today wasn't!

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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    The beast rides again? :clap
  4. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Not yet. I'm not convinced the transmission was assembled correctly last time it was put together. Looking for a good diagram so I know exactly where every thrust washer is supposed to go.

    I was able to ride yesterday though! I'm lucky enough to have some great friends. :freaky
  5. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    MrDualsport test riding :clap

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  6. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Rode out to Brothers yesterday. With the wide open views and knowing the landmarks, I don't bring a map out there anymore. But this time I did turn on the GPS app on my phone. We didn't use it, just wanted to see our tracks when we got home. It looked like a typical ride. :lol3

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  7. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    LittlePosum and I headed out of Bend around noon.

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    Just another beautiful day east of the cascades! :super

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  8. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    East bound.

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    And to our destination!


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    We were about ready to leave and there's a KTM NineFidy coming down the road. I think I said to Staci, here comes some sucker on a KTM, or something like that. :bert

    Sure enough!

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    Hi Monkey!:clap
  9. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    As they say...."Not all who wander are lost."

    Looks fun.
  10. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Good times out there! :thumb Nice lil day ride 150 something miles of fun. Once off the pavement the ride got super dusty and it stayed that way all day long. Love the traction of those pumie pebbles on the 500.

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    New suspension setup makes my DRZ feel like I have a brand new bike!

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    Brothers Stage Stop serves up a tasty refreshing purple drank :1drink:slurp and I had a hand full of black licorice gotta keep the energy level high!
  11. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    That is the main thing I miss about not living there now. Used to be able to ride from the garage right out to the desert. Ski half a day, Ride the other half. Good Times.
  12. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    Mr D.S.
    Did you use Nershall Rd on this ride? Its south of Brothers.
  13. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    :freaky

    I'm not sure of the name. The gate next to the ODOT station is where we gain access.
  14. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    So the 3 of us head back to Bend together.

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    But stop to check out these random trees out here.


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    On top of the butte.

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    Free ballin down the other side


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    Only to have to go back to the top because we hit a fence. Doh! :D
  15. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Back on track!

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    Climbing up again

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    Good sized herd down the other side

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    Then roosted the 500 on the way home! :super

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  16. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    It was! Temps in the high 50,s and sunny. Couldn't ask for better weather. Very dry out there already.
  17. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    THEN there was MONKEY! :clap:clap:clap
  18. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Twin pines had a fun little trail up the north side steep and sandy. The south side however has no such trail at all but it was some of the best sage brush bush whacking you can find out here. :D

    The road to the top of Pine Ridge was fun too.

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    Monkey shredding it up on the big bike.

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    Beautiful desert colors out there.

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    We made it out of the woods and back home just before dark. Now it's time for new tires.

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  19. OR400

    OR400 Been here awhile

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    NatDesertCat and I and some new friends were just to the south of you. Beautiful day. We were sitting in the trees at about 4 o'clock and it was real hard to pack up and go home. Time to do dial in some routes Mr DS and LP.
  20. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Where'd you go? Went to Parks garage/wanna be a bum sale on Sunday. He said you were by looking at his useless junk.:lol3
    We got a deep fryer!