Olympic Mountains Loop Ride, Aug 27-29

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by BoxerRob, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    The two guys I rode with took the pix... still waiting to get copies so I can do a report....

    Dave, got that mileage info for me?

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  2. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

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    Sorry 'bout that... I thought I'd sent it to you already. I'll go ahead and post it here for all to see. These are the approximate number of miles of each route of the tour:

    Route A--77
    Route B--48
    Route C--81
    Route D--88
    Route E--61
    Route F--69
    Route G--53
    Route H--59
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  3. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    Dave,
    How many for Route Z? I'm bringing a novice along, and he'll choke on the ridearounds on D, I know.
    T is 15 miles, I know. I'm going to give that one a try for the view at the top.
    AND, are you going ot put the latest revisions on the website, or do I need to write ya and have ya send 'em?
    I'm yer Magellan user from Burlington, since you might not recognize the handle.
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  4. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    I clocked it on software, and the "Z" route is ~7 miles, and cuts ~15 off "D"
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  5. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

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    Sideroute-T is closer to 12 miles, but you must remember that you have to come out the same way you came in, so it's actually a 24 miles sideroute in total.
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  6. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

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    No, Route-Z Detour is 12 miles of road travel. Even if you could fly it like a crow, it would still be 8.5 miles. Also, it cuts off approximately 24 miles of Route-D, not 15.

    Not sure how you came up with your numbers Hammer, but perhaps this says something for the useability of Garmin's software over Magellan's?

    As to updated files, you'll need to email me as per directions on the update page on the GripTwister Tours Website.

    Hammer, I should also mention that if your novice friend will have problems with the washouts, then he may also have a difficult time on the "hill-climb" on Route-D as well. If in doubt, you may want to take Detour-Y, which will detour you around both obstacles. This is part of the update that's available to you via email.

    Dave
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  7. Guaglione

    Guaglione Country mice

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    hey guys,

    Just back from a water logged return from Quinault. We'll post later about the ride, but a quick heads up an Route Y. It's closed. About 2 miles onto the dirt, the road is all torn up and there is construction machinery all over. Batfink and I tried to find a way around, but to no avail.

    Luca
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  8. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

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    Thanks for the notice Luca. I've added that to the updates page. Looking forward to your ride report!

    Dave
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  9. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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    I remember that hill now that I see the pictures of it, the branches hang real low in some parts too. :eek1 It was wet and sketchy when Dave and I rode it last summer. I had the fuggin Metzeler Saharas on which weren't preferable for that section!

    There was a great lookout closer to the top as I recall.

    Let's see some more pics!

    Here's the one of BajaDave injuring his back.
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    Paul
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  10. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    Another revision you will want to note as on Route "A", there is an active logging side blocking the 2441 road. It is thoroughly blocked, too, with not only a rubber-tired mini-tower, but MANY down trees.
    If you go back down the hill to the 24 road, you can bypass to the 2480 and get to the Hamma-Hamma and resume the tour. I have no idea how long they might block the road, but since it isn't a main through-fare, no one I talked to up there seemed to care much. They've gotta be out of there by next season. I took the opp to go up to Jefferson trail. If it had been clearer, there would have been some great photo opps. As it was, there was a pretty good view!

    660 miles, lotsa fun, really tired butt! I need a Renazco!
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  11. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

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    Thanks Hammer... I'll get a detour and more info on this one up on the updates page soon.

    Helluva view from up above Jefferson lakes eh?

    So when do we hear the stories and see the pics? Did your buddy make it up the hill, or did you guys go around?
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  12. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    It's in Ride Reports now
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  13. batfink

    batfink squid vicious

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