OBCDR ride next summer

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by jcloer1, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. PBRider

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    Let me know when and I will see if I can so some of the pre rides.
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    Ths weekend! :ricky:ricky
  3. BtoV

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    I’m seriously interested, been on the OBCDR twice by myself and had a great time, second trip had its moments though. The timing works about right and if I could join in the fun that would be great.
  4. bdcorrigan

    bdcorrigan Been here awhile

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    Section 4, when? In a few weeks? I am going to be over there the 22nd through the 27th. I might be into it.
  5. jcloer1

    jcloer1 Been here awhile

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    Doggitter might be game for that. I'm not sure I could do it that soon. I'll let you know if I can though...
  6. doggitter

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    Was thinking of doing the Crooked River gig, but may be talked into an over-nighter on section 4 instead.
    Need to start getting my whole rig figured out for multiple nights out anyway.
  7. Apple Jam

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    I dunno for sure about this year, but getting through snow in the high passes of Route 4 are usually completely impossible this early in the year. I have tried the last 3 years, coming home from each years' Crooked River gig (April 1st-ish), and never got even 25 miles North of Prineville every year before being snowed out.
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    Dang spoilsport. :D
  9. Rick

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    This is the main reason why I had no plans to do this ride until at least July. I was thinking mid to late July. But I do plan on doing a couple overnights in the lower elevations before then. Maybe a couple fishing trips off the bike. I belong to a fishing club where we have private lake and stream access so if anyone is into fishing and wants to go, let me know. I can camp at each place also.
  10. jcloer1

    jcloer1 Been here awhile

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    Late July sounds good to me. I'm game for lower elevation overnighters too. Pitch some dates and I'll see what I can work out!
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    Not saying you're wrong or that I expect otherwise Jeff but none of the road cams show snow today, not even Ochoco Pass.
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    So I went over and picked up Route 3 & 4 the other night. Real nice couple, I'd guess 70-75yrs old. We discussed some points about the laws on ohv and such, pretty much were mirroring each others thoughts there. Need to put a bunch of time aside to dive into the map sets now.
  14. Rick

    Rick Been here awhile

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    Interested in where you're going with this....
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    Rick Been here awhile

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    Wanted to get some others input on this who's familiar with Central/Eastern Oregon and the weather at the end of August. I'm having issues deciding on what to wear on this OBDR ride. Dual sport jacket (AXO Stone) that works pretty well for hot weather. It's vented pretty well. Or use a pressure suit (Fox Titan) and a jersey (Klim Dakar). I think the later will be cooler, but not sure. It may be overkill as far as protection while riding dirt roads though.

    Any ideas?
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    No real adgenda there other than what was stated. Sorry it sounded like something was in the works??
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    Glad you posted that, I'm listening too....
  18. Rick

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    No, I was mainly interested in what you were talking about in regards to laws and such... Don't want to do any trespassing.
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    In emails prior to the visit I first asked them about the ohv cert card and they responded that they are available at basically any bike shop for cheap, evidently we were talking about different things.
    In person I made a point that the rider cert card is what I was asking about, and that I was so clueless I didn't know any facts about the vehicle sticker. They didn't know that Jan.1 this year EVERYONE that rides off road needs a cert card per the new laws, so I kinda of backed off asking more about it.
    But the basis of my issue with it is at what point does a "road" become such that one is needed. They and I agree that isn't a well known definition, as there are gravel roads that any street legal vehicle can travel on and be completely ok, yet the ohv rules state any off hiway use, or some such. If anyone has a clearer definition of this situation I'd be interested in knowing it. Either the state is trying to encompass all "road" and "trail" situations into their rules solely for income purposes or they haven't defined what that actually means. Hell, there are plenty of unpaved sections of city street within lots of towns and county roads, all drivers need an ohv cert card to drive to work and such??? wth?
  20. Rick

    Rick Been here awhile

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    Everything I've read about the route can be ridden by any licensed vehicle. So we should be good without any OHV sticker or card. I believe the only time you'd need the OHV sticker is in an OHV designated area. Like if I'm going to ride the powerline trails near my house, they aren't named road, but they aren't OHV areas either. You don't need an OHV sticker to travel these trails. We should be good on the OBDR, but the card is free and can be done online and the sticker is very cheap. I think $20 for 3 years...