Oregon Back Country Discovery Route 2008

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Boyd Koehler, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Boyd Koehler

    Boyd Koehler I'll ride anywhere.

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    The title says is all. (Almost)

    A friend of mine and I are planning on hitting the OBCDR in the late spring of 2008. If any one has actual riding knowledge of this route, please post it here. However, I've already gotten a couple of threads linked to my p.m. inbox (Thanks Larry and mtrcycllvr). These guys had a great ride and did a super wright-up. :clap

    The bikes were going to be riding;
    His bike is a 2005 XRL-650. The bike has many extras as well as the large capacity fuel tank.

    My bike is a 2007 KLR-650. So far my bike is mostly stock but that is going to change before we hit the trail. Hand guards (Bark Busters), hard terrain tires, trail ready saddle bags are among the items I want to have on my scoot.

    We’ve thought about doing this for quite a while now and it looks like it will happen this year. In January were sending off for all the maps so we can start plotting each days point "A" to "B" ride. We also plan on having another guy travel along with us that will be driving a chase truck with a tent-trailer in tow. His route will take him on the paved roads so he should meet up with us a point "B".

    Our supplies list is growing almost every day. So far it includes items ranging form spare inner tubes to cell phones and G.P.S. units.

    Any help, information from those who have been on this ride would be greatly appreciated.

    Boyd
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hey Boyd, do a search in Ride Reports on the following authors for info on that neck of the woods.

    wachs

    brad21

    coho..

    Bah, what the heck I'll find the links for you. It'd be nice to have them all in one place anyways. Maybe some others will chime in. Click the names.

    coho

    climberevan

    brad21-notexactlytheDisco,butcloseenough

    wachs-close-enough-to-be-relevant

    Docsprocket

    Humunn

    neiltkool

    duckrider


    I'll post more later..it feels like I'm about to lose my connection and this is too much work to lose it.
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  3. twotracks

    twotracks Enjoying the Ride

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    Coho has a DVD of their ride last fall.
    RDR
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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  5. dr.shift

    dr.shift n00b

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    We did this trip last year june 25-29. Here is the link to our pictures.
    http://pnelson.us/obcdrphotos/index.html


    Make sure you have a good GPS, we used the http://www.treknow.com/


    We did not finish so we are going to try again this year.

    the thing that helped us more than anything was we had a set of midland two way radios with headset.

    These worked great it was so dusty it is super easy to get a mile behind your buddys.
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  6. Farmer1949

    Farmer1949 Out standing in his field

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    larryboy...

    Thank you for all the links to OBCDR ride/reports. I'm hoping to make this trek this summer and having them all in one spot really helps...thanks again :clap
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  7. bbenn75820

    bbenn75820 Long timer

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    Maybe some dates that people are riding this year could be posted. I am planning on doing a solo trip and I would love to go when there are others on the route. Kinda a safety net if you will.
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  8. pfalcioni

    pfalcioni Forever NOob

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    It's too bad that politics got in the way of OBCDR becoming the west-coast BCDR like it was supposed to.

    We helped a bit with the planning of the routes through central and eastern oregon, the folks who really made the route happen were Bob and Cheryl Greenstreet from Bend. They really took the reins and created much of the route over the course of a few years.

    Darn them for retiring and going south to play in the winter. We miss their mapping skills!

    Have a great time - we keep wanting to do the whole shebang in one go, but just haven't carved out the time to do it yet. I'm jealous!
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Sure thing, mine is in my sig line. If I change my sig line, I'll throw the link in here.


    :ricky
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