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

  1. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    I don't mind snow so much, but freakin glaze ice UNDER the snow sucks...! I've got my RR up from our New Year's Eve Mattawa "Snowpacalypse" trip on my old TWT hangout, I'll try to get it up on ADV this week. Now that was a lot of snow...

    AJ how are you feeling man?
  2. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Feelin' good & proper. Healed quite well.
    If my garage wasn't so damn cold, my bike would be as healed as I am.
    But, since we've had snow on the road for a month, now,
    it's not really on the top of my priority list :deal
  3. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    4 lines....do you always write in poetry style?

    BP
  4. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Watch it, AJ will bust out some haiku on your ass...

    Ride tonight ran a little late. Ignore anything I've said about Ford Road lately. It's a lake. This is a picture of the dry land portion.
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  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    There once was a man from Hood River...
  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Who's favorite dish was Onions and Liver.


    Reading is hard.
    I need all the help I can get,
    ....just to read my own posts!!!
  7. Humunn

    Humunn Where Next?

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    +1!
  8. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Soupy in places, but mostly chocolate!

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  9. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Cline?? Yeah we were out there on Sunday, pretty gnar in spots with ice and snow and mud... often all at once!
  10. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    What a difference a few days made! Snow and ice gone almost completely. The mud is as slick as ice in places. 3" of slop on top of frozen ground catches you by surprise sometimes.:rofl
  11. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Yeah I did Ford Rd the Sunday before and it was frozen in most spots, then did it again on Thursday and it was a lake.
  12. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I went skiing tonight, and forgot my iPod.
    So, while on the lift, I figured a Haiku or two was in order...

    Skiing, like riding Motos
    Go fast as you want
    Rest when you need to


    Sex, like skiing, like pizza,
    Even when it is bad
    It's kinda good...
  13. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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  14. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    hehehe. I don't know what the period means.

    Snuck out yesterday after work. Had a great rip outbound, and caught a great sunset inbound.
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    Went to Cline this morning with a whole crew of guys. Crazy stuff... got into some really fun little rock gardens and eventually started getting tired of the rock gardens. About that time the permafrost started greasing up and it was honestly some of the hardest riding I've ever done. Slick as whale snot at any time, whether you're riding on what appeared to be dry dirt, moist dirt, or mud. I had one good off where I was very lucky to have cleared a large boulder and very lucky to be wearing good gear. I wasn't the only one to donate skin or bike parts to the trail today. Couldn't believe VT-Transplant negotiated that stuff on a stock DR with Deathwings. Holy crap.... although he did "modify" both sides of the bike...
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  15. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    Just thought I'd post a quick note. I read over on benddualsport.com that they are replacing the gas tanks at the station in Denio and won't be operational until May.

    Tim
  16. littlebull

    littlebull tiny mighty mo

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    After reading about the slickery stuff at Cline and being short on time, Tony and I headed out to the OHV area behind the Bend airport last Sunday. The conditions were near perfect. There were a couple of snotty corners to keep things interesting, but the FABULOUS dirt more than made up for that. Nothing technical out there, but it's nice to get up a little speed, too! We had a blast!

    Anyhoo, if you need a quick outing (or just want to stay upright), it's a good romp.

    Kim
  17. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    I've never been out there, I need to take a look. Pretty close to my house...
  18. Humunn

    Humunn Where Next?

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    Found out over last weekend's ride to CV that Shelley (the former operator of the Lakeside restaurant) has (re) opened the Hampton store. Fuel and cooked meals available. Adds a nice pit stop alternative out east of Brothers.
  19. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    That is GREAT news!:clap:clap:clap
  20. Flyin Brian

    Flyin Brian Been here awhile

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    Did you go to the area right at the end (north) of the runway or further up by Someday Way?