PDX Off-Pavement Ride

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

  1. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    It's not broken-in until it looks like this.

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    I'll be glad to show you how to make this mod. :D
  2. FertileLies

    FertileLies Adventurer

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    Great pic of the clouds hanging low. I agree, this is a good tradition in the making.

    I got out for a ride today too: My Turkey Day ride
  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    There's something about that last picture that I like, I dodn't know what it is but I really like it.

    Nice to see you guys were out having a good time on your motorcycles although that white stuff looks cold. :vardy At least I can enjoy your riding from my nice warm living room. :D
  4. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    I hate to point this out, but Saturday now looks much worse, and Sunday looks like a really nice dry cold day.
  5. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Been watchin it - although Sunday does look better, tomorrow doesn't look that bad to me. Could be rainy in the morning, but changes to showers later in the day. That's if you can believe that weather forecast bullcrap. Short of HEAVY rain in the morning, I'm still planning on meeting up in Yamhill for breakfast.
  6. fitrider

    fitrider Adventurer

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    I'm still in.
  7. Loud Al

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    I will be there for breakfast
  8. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    If it looks okay in the morning, I will truck out there, but I just don't have the gear to ride in that kind of cold if it is raining.
  9. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    I plan on being there. Will probably skip breakfast.
    S1
  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Sure turned out to be a nice day to run to the hills. We managed to run fast all day and not hit a lick of rain. Not bad for November in Oregon. Not many pictures, but here's a few of the ones I did take.

    LoudAl, S1Marks and FitRider were up for a little forest adventuring.
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    Lot's of deep woods and high clear cuts.
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    Finally made it back to Barney Reservoir, a place that's a little hard to get to without crossing gates. We kinda lucked our way into it.
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    Great day to play in the woods.
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  11. fitrider

    fitrider Adventurer

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    Had fun today, we did something like 120 miles off pavement with lots of fun new stuff. Cant wait for the next ride! Thank you Scott, Al and Mark.

    FR
  12. groovyspuds

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    Scott, just checking in on your thread, I will keep an eye on it for rides!

    Michael Cook
  13. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Scott's thread? ..... :rofl:lol3

    Hi! :clap

    .....and don't let all those non-KLR people mess with you!
  14. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Sunday isn't looking too bad, and I have it "free". Anybody up for ride?

    Mark - Still curious of your route from Diamond Mill over to the Kilches. Same goes for Nehalem. Maybe make a loop outta it with an afternoon break at the coast (Nehalem)? We could meet up at Manning DQ or someplace warmer like the "Log Cabin" in Gales Creek.

    -= Scott
  15. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    Count me in as a definite maybe.
  16. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    In for Sunday. Will watch thread for meetup.

    S1
  17. fitrider

    fitrider Adventurer

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    bummer i have to work, have fun all!
  18. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    Hey Scott and Mark--S1

    Are you gonna meet and do a cheap ride in the coast range ?


    I got this 250R I would like to ------wring it`s neck so to speak.

    What time and where ?

    I would haul it to the area for the ride------then enjoy the ride home.
  19. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Were still on. Weather not great, but PM showers sounds pretty good to me. Let's meet up at Colemans*, that little restaurant next to the Gales Creek Shell in at 9:00ish. Plan to have kickstands up at 9:30. I may get there a little bit early and grab a warm breakfast.

    General plan is to head up out of Diamond Mill and check out the roads up and over to some of the coastal drainages (Nehalem/Kilches), maybe a warming stop at the coast in the early afternoon (or not). Mostly looking for forest roads/jeep tracks, not planning on single track, but are planning on running public roads so a plate will be required. Open to anybody that wants to show up.

    Dan/others, if you wanna drive you could leave a rig at Diamond Mill after breakfast and we can pick you up on the way. Hmmm....warm freeway drive...not a bad idea!

    Hope to see someone in the morning.

    -= Scott


    *55660 Northwest Wilson River Highway, Gales Creek, OR
  20. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply----

    I`m gonna bail out on this one. You guys keep it slow and easy !

    Think I`ll put up another batch of brew myself. :lol3