PDX Off-Pavement Ride

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

  1. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    S1Marks and Blz-Bob met up at Colemans for a nice winter ride on Sunday. Although it was misty at times, about half the time it was dry. Not bad. Mark led up into the clouds past Kening Campground and we ended up over near the Nehalem river.

    On thing I'm realizing that's extra nice on cold winter dual-sport days, is a nice warm lunch. So we hit the Big Wave Care in Nehalem. Where Mark ordered one of the biggest burgers I've ever seen!

    We busted up some more roads along a different fork on the Nehalem and managed to time it just right to make it home before dark (barely). Another nice adventure in the dark woods.

    I'm sure there is a view in there somewhere
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    Mark, survey'ng his kingdom
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    Blz-Bob fighting the for eyesight. Did great considering the mist was messin with his vision half the day.
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    I really need to stop at more places other than clear cuts, but the climbs up to them are so much fun!
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    Gonna check out the Bike show next weekend, then I have a 10 days off over Christmas and no significant plans...so might as well ride a few days. Hope to see some of you guys over the holidays.

    PS - Missed LoudAl, our unofficial official PDX-Offroad Photographer! Hope that last ride didn't have any "lasting effects"!
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    It's nice to see a few of you are still out riding and having fun in the foggy misty damp winter. :ricky
  3. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Where:huh...:D

    Warm meals, good riding...& a warm fire when you get home...sweet!

    Glad you got out there guys.:thumb
  4. SuperD!

    SuperD! Been here awhile

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    Good pics Scott!
  5. Loud Al

    Loud Al .

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    No lasting effects :D I just had other things going on
  6. blksheep

    blksheep Adventurer

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    lots of snow at browns camp
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  7. Rockaway

    Rockaway Gregtiger800

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    Browns camp is in full gear. Looks like a lot of fun.

    Greg
  8. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    If you don't get any takers for off-road, I'd be up for a street ride on Saturday...
  9. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    any dirt going on this weekend? want to take my new toy out.
  10. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    I'm in for something this weekend if I don't work out of town.
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Whatzit?
  12. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Copycat bike.
  13. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    i was jealous of crazybrit, and decided to copy him.
  14. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    That low snow level doesn't look encouraging. Been wanting to take out my new to me Orange Toy also - haven't even had a chance to do a shake down run yet!
  15. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    leaning towards saturday.

    option 1. ride along random forest roads until blocked by snow
    option 2. go fight rednecks at sand lake and ROOOOOST
    option 3. ?
  16. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    Yes, Saturday sounds good. Where to ride without too much frozen stuff in the way? Wish I had a bike to rage the dunes.
  17. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    diamond mill doesn't look awful. there's probably enough open to have fun for a few hours?

    or go poke around washougal river road, and check snow levels around 3 corner rock?
  18. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    What did you get?
  19. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    450exc. heavily leaning towards diamond mill on sat.
  20. Remarksman

    Remarksman Been here awhile

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    I'm a little surprised. I hadn't been out on the dirt bike for months, so on Sunday I went over to the Nat'l Forest lands south of Sand Lake Road, on that little "pass" between Hwy 101 and Sand Lake. Bombed around on Forest roads (that they seem determined to abandon) for an hour or so and had a blast.

    It's not very high there, and I started hitting light snow just a couple hundred feet higher than that pass. Diamond Mill is much further in-land, so it will have been colder there...

    Congrats on the new bike!