1. InvisibleOrdinary

    InvisibleOrdinary Seeker

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    Does anyone know the current conditions of OR 224/46 between Estacada and Detroit? We're heading that way (well... sort of) during spring break and I'm considering riding to meet the family down there... but the Forest Service's online road conditions state it's closed, although the update was from the middle of December... I'm guessing it's still too early to take that route but figured I'd check to see if anyone knew otherwise (meaning I'm hoping it's open cause I've been itching to ride that for months)

    Thanks

    Dave
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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Unless you need the info today, try calling the FS office in Estacada. I have found them helpful in finding out current conditions.
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  3. InvisibleOrdinary

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    Ahh yes, of course... We aren't heading south till the end of the month, will call closer to then and see.

    Thanks

    Dave
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  4. doggitter

    doggitter Long timer

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    Call ahead of time? Doesn't sound very adventurous. :lol3
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  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Yeah, and if you wait until after to call, you can seven keystrokes. :D
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  6. InvisibleOrdinary

    InvisibleOrdinary Seeker

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    That one was lost on me...
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  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    503-630-6861

    911

    It's not the first lame joke I have told. :d
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  8. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    ...and won't be the last! :lol3

    Forget that road until later. Ride the alley sweeper instead! :freaky
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Good idea, then you won't have to worry about shoveling snow, just old ladies swinging shovels.







    Didn't take long, did it? :D
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  10. InvisibleOrdinary

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    Ha! You confused me with math.
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  11. fatalpinist

    fatalpinist Muddy and Scratched

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    Rode it last Sunday for a stretch. Made it to just north of Breitenbush before the snow/slush/ice made my bike tired and nap. :lol3

    The snow was super wet and slushy. I was riding in some trucks tire tracks. Patches of asphalt were visible. Maybe a smaller bike or more aggressive tyres would have been easier. I was with a friend on a v-strom and he decided he was done, so we turned tail and rode back to Estacada for beer. :freaky

    On a side note, there are some small rockfalls and at least one large boulder that is partially blocking the northbound lane after the turnoff for Bagby.
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  12. InvisibleOrdinary

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    Thanks for the update... Sounds like you almost made it to detriot... Mayyybe in the next couple weeks it'll clear through the whole way
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  13. fatalpinist

    fatalpinist Muddy and Scratched

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    Yeah, I was almost surprised there was any snow at all. The road was clear and dry up to the last 1/4 mile.
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