PDX Off-Pavement Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by matloik, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    Mark, I know you said you had a leak. But, I have to say, with my KL600, I often found when it was running\hot and monitoring the oil level, it was really easy to over fill it. When over filled, mine would just burn up the extra oil through the breather system.

    Of course, I also ran mine out of oil at one point. :rofl
  2. Loud Al

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    Oh and Mark was riding all that snotty stuff with this as his back tire, pretty amazing riding.

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  3. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Is this a caption contest?
  4. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    Thanks for the heads up on the oil level Wade. Collective theory today was that my breather system is mucked up, the filter on the end of it was real wet but no other obvious signs of leaking. I'll check out the PCV valve (or complete abscence thereof :D) and see if I can get it figured out. I got comments of slight wifs of smoking but only after I re-filled it (took the whole quart!).

    Thanks Luke for leading the ride, I had a blast.

    Thanks again Tony for the rescue and running back up the hill to get the bike off me. It was 'king painful with my knee twisted under it and there was just no way in the position I was in that I was going to shift it. The knee is pretty swollen up but I'll rest it from soccer till after Hells Canyon and I think it be as good as new again (or as good as it was anyway :D).

    Good meeting with you Rick. Many more days like that to come I hope (well except the last bit that sent me home a few minutes after Jason and you left)..

    S1
  5. Rick

    Rick Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone for being patient with me. The tips were very useful as well. I could feel my confidence growing each trail. I enjoyed meeting everyone and this was the most fun I've had on two wheels since I was a kid. Even the mud was fun although my tires would have enjoyed a more drier day.

    Sorry to hear about your dump. Hope your knee feels better and you get to retain some of that oil! Miles per quart.. :D
  6. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    No matter how hard he pushed, Jalles innovative "Rock Toilet" wasn't going to work until he dropped his Klim's.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  7. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Looks like good fun was had
  8. 12120

    12120 Indenturedx5

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    Had one of those last minute lets go rides today. Put about 70 miles of old grade/logging road on. My butt got tired. Headed up the 4200 line down towards the south fork toutle river. Back up over the ridge to 5 corners. Then down to the mud flow on the north fork toutle. Back up and home to Longview.

    Went with 2 good buddy's and 2 dogs.:D Hey they like to ride on the brute force. I got to mention this as well. I never road with anyone who has a Yamaha 426. Buddy has one plated and all. Really snappy power I would say. Kinda made me glad for the XL600. Looks like you have to actually RIDE that thing. Not to mention getting it started. :rofl By the way I still hate alder trees and there damn broken tops/limbs. You would think the grease would wear off of them after they laid in the grass for awhile.:eek1 Made me do a very unique dismount.
  9. Almost There

    Almost There Up, up, and away

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    Anybody riding the Nestucca or Trask area tomorrow? I could use a decent ride.
  10. zito

    zito Adventurer

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    6/10. Anyone going to be getting dirty locallaly around pdx? Was thinking about goofing around on lolo when it warms up a bit later, like around noonish maybe?
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Let me know if you make it all the way over. Tuesday morning me and a friend are headed into Hood River and we are going to attempt Lolo and maybe Powerline... on loaded adventure bikes :lol3 :lurk
  12. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Well, Sunday is looking nice for weather and I'm thinking about hitting Old Barlow Trail. Anyone able to say IN this early in the week? Say tollgate for breakfast at 9am in Sandy. Then up we go. If you haven't been on this road it is a super dual sport trail. Not to difficult, but really fun. And from reports lately it is in great shape.

    John
  13. Loud Al

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    I could be convinced to do a Sunday ride, you have confirmed that it is clear of snow.
  14. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    It was when I came back home Sunday. That's as much confirmation as I have. Assssuming it doesn't snow any this week we are good.

    Any others?
  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Been gone the last 5 weekends camping someplace, so am guessing I'm probably out this weekend.

    FWIW - Two of those weekends I rode Barlow Road, and the last one (Blackdog), only had a little at the top of the road, but easy tracks through it.

    -= Scott
  16. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    I would enjoy the ride but worry about how many miles cause I'm still on stock tank good for only 110-120 miles. I don't know how far the bottle in the bag will get me.
  17. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    I really want to ride the Barlow Trail but this weekend won't work for me, maybe next time.
  18. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Ryel, It won't be a problem. We can fill up just prior to getting on the trail. And it's only maybe 50 miles.
  19. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Barlow or Bust !!
    But, Sunday?
    OUT!

    Damn, I've been gone a lot lately on weekends.
    the house don't build itself....

    Ryel....there's gas at the East end in Wamic,
    and gas at the North end at CJ's Chevron or Gov't camp.

    Your limited range will be fine. But bring the bottle anyway... :deal
    Have fun, you fuckers :cry
  20. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    sounds good, see you Sunday 9am.

    ps
    Hey Jeff, should we be talking bout a barn raising?