PDX Meet-ups

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by DireWolf, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Long long time since I last posted in PDX.

    Simeon has been renting part of my house but has decided to move back to Montana.

    Just flew into town, and decided to have a gathering at my house Friday night 9/8

    17965 SW Lake haven

    5PM-10 BYOb some food and beers will be available.
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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    In for this on Friday.

    In for Wetfest on Saturday.

    In for SFRC on Sunday.

    Busy weekend. :ricky
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  3. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Sweet Mark, I might swing in.

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  4. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I'd be into doing that some other night during the week, outta town next few days.
  5. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Friday???..............did Sim not tell you about WetFest?

    I talked to him about his departure party a couple of weeks ago and I had thought we had agreed that it would be at WetFest or a week later.

    Better check his day planer..................I think you two have your dates mixed up :nod

    Move the party to WetFest, everything will be set up, no shopping for food and drink, no clean up..............win win :1drink

    It's not that far :D
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  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I have been delayed on getting to Wetfest.
    Might make it to this tonight, then Wetfest tomorrow.

    Maybe follow Mort...
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  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Road rash you and sim
    Need to talk more ;-)


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  8. s1marks

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    On my way over Mark. Mark.
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  9. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    My friend and I recently moved to Portland area. We both own Honda Africa Twins and we would like to meet other riders, that could show us some of the best trails that Oregon has to offer. Are there any local riding groups or sponsored events? I know that I can google it, but I am busy riding my bike, so there you go.
  10. JEDOGG

    JEDOGG n00b

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    I am the friend from above blog. ^^ . Let us know where we can join in and meet like minded individuals. Or , I should say, let me know, cause Karel is out riding!!

    Gonna go to Skyline Tavern today to check it out.
  11. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Start here for events...there is a good one coming for the Apple Valley Rally in a few weeks. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-pnw-motorcycle-calendar-of-events.1193547/

    Where did you move from? I wouldn't take an Africa Twin on trails myself, but Rogers Camp up at Tillamook State Forest has a lot of trails if that is what you want.

    If you are looking more for Dirt Roads, Just head west until you get to the Tillamook State Forest and turn left or right onto Dirt Roads and explore, they just recently re-opened the forest due to fire danger but can close at any time until the big rains come.. Pick up a Benchmark Oregon Atlas for lots of good ideas.

    Great dirt roads east near Mt Hood, but a lot of that is closed right now due to current fires and may be best to avoid it. If you can't wait, look up Ollalie Lake, and ride past that down to Detroit and report back on if that is what you are looking for?

    Check back here on Wednesday Night or Thursday Morning for meetup details...if somebody posts one.
  12. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Edit: I guess I am slow on the draw, Scott beat me to it, but I'll leave the post anyway. :snore

    Watch this thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/pdx-off-pavement-ride.522958/

    Do you really mean trails? or just off pavement? Do you have another bike? or are you really good on the AT. :D

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    Call a Meet-Up for Thursday, and maybe some folks will join you.


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  13. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up about the Apple Valley Rally, looks like fun. I have moved here from Atlanta. I have done a lot of trail riding in Colorado in past few years. I just came back from Phudhoe Bay Alaska ride. I guess what I am looking for is a single track trails that are doable on large adventure bikes.

    We have rode some of the forest roads in Tillamook State Forest, which was cool, but too easy. We haven't ridden any trails around Mt. Hood.

    We may go checkout the Ollalie Lake this weekend. Thanks for the tip. (do you want to join?) Sounds like a nice long day ride.
  14. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link!!

    :-) looks like fun trail, but not for AT. I am looking for something slightly easier.
  15. Scott_PDX

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    You may find Ollalie pretty easy too then. I recommended it more because it's scenic, open and there are lots of dirt roads to explore off of it when they are open (many of smaller dirt roads in Mt Hood NF are closed for fire danger right now). Once you get past Ollalie lake it does get more difficult for a few miles until you work your way down to NF-46 where it then becomes paved.

    Around here, the word "trails" mean OHV's trails (which we have a lot of nearby) - still not sure if you are looking for trails or dirt roads? I don't think any of the trail systems on Mt Hood are open right now due to fire danger (McGubbins Gulch, Rock Creek etc.). You mention you rode along some forest roads at Tillamook State Forest (TSF) and found them too easy, if you want more challenge, go out Hwy 6 to Rogers Camp/Diamond Mill in TSF and explore the "trails" there. What Mortimer showed was a Black Diamond Trail (at least), there are hundreds of miles of Easy (Green Dot), and Intermediate (Blue Square) trails up there to explore as well. Here is a map of that area. If you want to ride any of those trails you need to get an OHV sticker at any Motorcycle shop, and pass the online OHV test to get a ATV Safety Education Card. Yes, they do check for those on the trails.

    I can't make Ollalie Lake this weekend, but will be at the Apple Valley Rally in 2 weeks and happy to ride with you then. I am riding Nestucca OHV area in TSF this Sunday if you really are wanting to take those AT on "trails". Myself, I'll be on a unplated dirt bike.
  16. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    Sunday is supposed to be raining pretty solid. Finally. Nestucca? Clay trails in the rain? Sounds like slippery sloppy crash happening fun. Got room in this party?
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  17. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    I like all kind of riding. Exploring new places on forest roads is awesome so thanks for the tips. I also like to ride more challenging "trails" or what I should call it and I think that Rogers Camp/Diamond Mill will be great place to start (thanks for the map). I will start with the Green Dot trails and see how it goes. Are those trails directional?

    Thank you so much for your advise, links and hopefully I will meet you in person at the Apple Valley Rally. Your video from Nestucca OHV look awesome.
  18. MortimerSickle

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  19. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link, I believe Scott sent me that one as well

    I will definitely try to get the hard copy. Thanks for the info
  20. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Great shot Mort!!

    Did you go up or down to get out of that predicament?


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