North American Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Blinkerfluid, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    Well you seem to have a good attitude about all the things that aren't going your way. Bikes get to roll onto most of these ferries without a reservation.

    Far as that Egg goes, me and Georgette are rolling south to visit a friend in Yachats, OR tomorrow from here in Port Townsend.
    Hoping that Egg gets placed somwhere in striking distance by then.:wink:
  2. Smellyhound

    Smellyhound Happy Wanderer

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    If I didnt have a good attitude my wife and both adult "Chillins" would have days ago disappeared into a shallow grave somewhere between Deception Pass and Yakima:huh (not serious.. it's a PNW Serial Killer, facade some of us pull off better than others).
    Should have known better than starting family vacation on Friday the 13th.. But it's an Adventure... right?
    If I had my scoot the fam wouldnt have been with me, and as much as I love them...yeah.... I have to admit...:cry the vacation just wouldnt have been the same... It was good.. in spite of the setbacks it was good. So where is that friggin egg!!!!!:wink:

    Really though.. WTF is with the pics.. the one in this thread is NOTHING like what was posted on the previous thread.. I'm just sayin. I mean .. Helloooooo. "Pine Mountian Observatory" ???? Where in the hell did THAT come from? BTW F alll of YFF who want it back down in Cali... you snooze you lose... Best kept in an area that appreciates a good adventure 24/7.. not just when it's convenient :D . I mean really.. couple weeks without being touched??? Thats offensive.:lol3
  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Anything we can do to make this thread even more stagnant can't be bad...just make sure you post in in another forum.:rolleyes











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  4. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    Hey Patrick46 Looks like I was wrong and missed your own epic PU and drop. Nice job.:norton.




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  5. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    Hey Apple Jam. 450 miles through some gorgeous country is always a good day. That gravel wasn't too bad. I got it up to 70 before the first cattle guard. I was kind of chasing the end of the daylight to get in there. Did you see any paragliders on your way in and out?. maybe send the egg to Granite or Fort Rock and show off some more of Oregon.
  6. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    It was a GREAT ride!!:clap Thanks for the timing. A neat spot to go to also; I'd never been there before.

    I didn't leave Hood River until about 12:30 and flew the Forest Pavers to Detroit, then slabbed 22/20 the rest of the way to Bend. The bottom straight part of the gravel on the road up the hill was great, I had to slow down for all the cows on the other side of that Cattle Guard, though. Got some fresh shit on my tire & under my fender....phew!! Wanted to fly by 'em, but don't like to spook Livestock, + they might think they're deer and jump in front of me and commit suicide. No Paragliders that night.

    Got into The Dalles to meet my wife, from Hwy 97/197, @ 8:45pm, after my Burger King :puke1 stop in Madras. 450 miles; 8 hours 15 minutes, including two 1/2 hour food breaks.

    I think I might show off some of Oregon right near home. I took a long enough ride to pick it up, I think.

    You PDXers listening?? I'm gonna make it easy and sweet for y'all. I WILL suggest you take Hwy 26, to Zig Zag, through Lolo Pass, just to take the long sweet way. Sweeeeet one lane Forest Paver there, booooy!!:wink:

    I think I'm gonna take a little ride tonight.........
    With a special little EGG!!

    It's only gonna have SOME decent gravel (street bikable) to a beautiful little spot.
    Pix of location to follow tonight!! :cob

    I looked at the rules first! Gotta play fair, mama always said!!
    But I will post a link to this Thread in our local PNW Forum to encourage our locals to take part

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  7. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    :hide Maybe take another ride. I think that egg and I have some unfinished business.
  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Here Ya Go, Scout!!:evil
    I think you did a crappy job "tagging" the egg, by the way. I know you did it on the fly, but.......
    I believe you might have some unfinished business there !!

    Well the EGG has been laid. Again. Well, after getting properly "tagged" !!:lol3
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    Are you ready for an "Adventure"?
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    Just inside the East side of the Mt. Hood National Forest is Ottertail Lake. It has a measly two-site campground right on this georgeous little mountain lake.
    You get to go past Punchbowl Falls on the West Fork of the Hood River.
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    Can't really see the Falls from this bridge, you're on the topside of it, and you'd have to hike down to it.

    This is the ugly view of the other side of the bridge you'll cross.
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    You go up this gravel Forest Road 10-1/2 miles. Totally street bike/street tire capable; it's a pretty good gravel road. I'd take my old Shadow, easy. Wouldn't want to do it on a sportbike, however.
    Very few washboard spots, very few potholes. Killer ride
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    And, of course, on the way up, I get the required pic for Ladybug....
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    10-1/2 miles of this gravel road and you get to the lake.
    This is a picture of the second campsite you come to as you enter this campground at the lake:
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    Each site has a picnic table, the second site has a sittin' log with the name BERT scratched deep into it.
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    This is the site to enter. Chances of someone being there on weekdays is slim, but it'll get occupied on the weekend likely, and you'll have to crash their site to get to the drop spot.

    See the little trail my bike is on in those last two pictures?
    Walk down that trail to the lake, between this tree and this rock:
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    Yeah, that rock:
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    Now look down on the lake side of that rock. See the Corona Bottle Cap on top of that little flat rock down there?
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    Look Closer:
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    Under that tiny bit of dried fern, under the rock and bottle cap, is the prize:
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    NOW GO GET IT !!
    I have a feeling this one's not gonna sit very long. A little bug-in-my-ear (OK, a pleading PM) has asked me to hurry up with my EGG drop.
    This little bug is quite a ways away, but apparently filled with ambition.


    Good Luck ADVriders!!:clap
  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Way to go Apple Jam - I was hoping it might make it's way across the Columbia and north but it didn't make it this time. Maybe next drop will get it coming this way. Hint, hint, hint :D

    Thanks for taking time to enjoy the flowers. :thumb
  10. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    and I quote....
    :lol3
  11. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    Great Drop AJ.:clap
    Just missed a grab opportunity.
    We just came through that area yesterday and are southbound through Eugene today.
    We'll make an attempt on our northbound leg in about a week.

    Here is our trip so far:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605200

    Looks like I'll be going cold turkey for MY PRECIOUS for a while.:1drink

    Maybe I should go to a twelve step group for Egg Addiction:rofl
  12. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Thanks for giving all us ADVers a good reason to stop and enjoy the flowers:clap


    It's the weekend. Somebody wants to ride to the Hood River Valley, right?
    I've given you the excuse......

    NOW RIDE!!
  13. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    MY PRECIOUS! I am on my way, Oh great Fertility Orb.:D

  14. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Way-ta-go Danny!!! :clap Woo-Hoo!!! :norton





    I waz starting to think that poor Mr. EGG had been forgotten about...but didn't wanna speak up and jinx it for him! :lol3
  15. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    While on our way up from SF, CA, we were riding along northbound on Oregon SR 211 into Sandy. When we turned east on SR 26 we saw westbound runners as if it was a fun run or a fund raiser of some sort. After about 5 miles the runners only thickened. We eliminated the possibility of a 5 or 10 K run and flipped over to thinking it was a marathon, but why the elongated spacing over many miles?
    We got all the way to Mt. Hood's high plateau and runners were still coming. That's over thirty miles.
    We now have a motel at Hood River and we googled the run.
    It's a relay from high on the Mount Hood Plateau all the way to Seaside, OR, a total of 12,000 runners over 197 miles.
    I never saw so many runners over such a great distance.:clap

    More on the North American TAG soon.
  16. motomac

    motomac Mac

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    Don't dally Danny, I'll be in Rogue River Monday!!!
  17. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    I ride a deterrence patrol for the HTC to keeps the perverts at bay during the night. Turned into a 27 hour day Or that egg would be mine again. I'm busy tomorrow too or I would be heading up there :D
  18. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    What on Earth is that??
  19. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    http://www.rose-city-mc.org/RCFrameset.html

    Scroll down for a brief blurb on the above page.


    Seems the HTC Relay was the victim of some Pervs. harassing the female runners /walkers. The RCMC has for the last 15 years has patrolled the route from Portland to Seaside during the hours of darkness resulting in zero incidents in the last 12 or 13 years I think. myself and four other dual sport riders covered a gravel section of the course that is about 12 miles long and some of the most congested and dangerous night conditions you can imagine. The RCMC also boasts that zero motorcycle have been hit or hit anyone else in the entire time they have been doing this. This was my 4th year.
  20. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    My Precious! You've come back to me. We are once again together for another journey.
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    The campsite had occupants so I asked permission to look for something I left there by the lake. Got friendly and when I wanted the pic with Mr. Egg and the background scene it made sense to have a couple of them in the picture.
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    Here is the road I went up on my Wee Strom with street tires. Was fun but thought it prudent to get a room and drop all excess baggage and the pillion SO off before the off road part. That is quite a drop off on the right and this is a "good" part of the road. I think in hind sight it was a good decision and Georgette agreed.
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    Got this rare shot of Mount Hood on the return leg. It's usually hiding in a hood of clouds. That's a pear orchard on the right.
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    And here is Mr. Egg's entourage:
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    Hey Patrick, that is a slick P-46 you stamped into Mr. Egg.

    Now, to soak in the powers of the LD Egg fertility orb. Lord knows, I need all the fertility I can get.:lol3