PDX Off-Pavement Ride

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

  1. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Bummer...no pics!! :cry I understand.
  2. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Just picture 5 drowned muddy rats trying to act like adv riders in a muddy stream filled forest trying to see which puddle to cross or skirt! It was really fun!
    Two problems: Trying to see when your goggles are so soaked the condensation is almost as bad as the water on the outside.
    Kinda slowed me down a bunch. Probably good though
    Cleaning up all the muddy gear is a big job, bike was easier than usual, gear not so much!
    Good group, fun riding!
  3. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    soooooo...how'd the new bike go?

    I spose it all depends on what tread you were running.
  4. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Squishy,
    So If your asking about my new to me KTM 200 XCW It is so much fun in the tight stuff and the hill climbs! Super easy to ride in the crap we rode in Saturday! I traded the CRF450R for the KTM.... The CRF is way good out at east Fort Rock and the wide open trails but is not a good choice for Browns Camp , Nestucca etc!
    Was way fun, set up and carb, jetting was spot on! I ride with a friend Nick who usually just kills me in the tight stuff, but I was right on his tail all day and passed him a few time in the really tight stuff! As you know I'm not small #235lbs and the bike had no complaints pulling me around! For my size person was like riding a 125 cc 2 stroke with a great bottom end and then screams when you get on the pipe and dance through the gearbox! ! Super light weight makes it easy to move and get around!
    Ran a MotoZ DOTIntermediate knobbie on the rear and an old Bridgestone 403 on the front! The DOT rear rocks, I'll see how it works for longevity, cause it really hooked up well in the soup!

    I'll give you a better review when I ride it when I can see! Goggles were fogged and wet all day, so it was hard to rail anything! Like Scott said there were times when it seemed like we were going slower than the creeks flowing down the trail! Seriously ....

    Now if your talking about Dragon Riders new ride you'll have to ask him!:lol3
  5. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Yes Piggy, it was you i was questioning...doesn't everyone! :rofl

    I'm glad that that bike works for you, they are building them fairly tall today, but i was thinking that you'd dwarf it. Have to ride with ya...when the trails dry out!
  6. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Squishy,
    Yes you can try it when the conditions warrant it! I'm surprised I never went down! I did slide sideways into a wall on a slippery climb.... Elbow, knee, and handlebar hit the mud while I was still vertical, pushed off and kept going! Slippery slides nasty goop! Fun shit!
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    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Lookin forward to party with ya...soooon! :freaky
  8. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    We are going to do this again this Saturday!
    Rodgers Camp and ride around!
    Weather looks way better than last Saturday! :lol3
    Times to be determined soon.... I have to find out a few things but it will be close to the same as last time!
    We'll meet at Coleman's then park in Rodgers Camp and ride from there! Or we can just meet at Rodgers if you don't need to eat....
    Who's in?
  9. Lucas7336

    Lucas7336 n00b

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    This ride open to somewhat newbies on a DRZ?
  10. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Lucas7336,

    First Post congratulations! Noobs are allowed haha. If your an adept off road rider you will be fine. Paramount is new or newish Knobbies, other tires than full knobbies will just be frustrating or get you hurt. I can only assume by the amount of rain they have had, the mud will be slippery! Again!
    I'll keep this updated as to when... the only other riders I know that are going are dirt only, no dual sport guys so far!
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    Lucas7336 n00b

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    In that case, I might wait till it dries out a bit. Have fun guys.
  12. Mr Dual Sport

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    It was really good up there Wednesday and Thursday. Poured all of last night, we didn't ride today. Packed up this morning around 10 when the rain stopped and are back in Bend now.
  13. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Lucas7336,
    Probably a good call for tomorrow! I'm going with two other dirt riders that have been riding dirt for years.... It's fun out there and there is always people around! Just a good idea to ride at a pace that is comfortable for the whole group with like bikes and skill, esp in the dirt! ADV riding is a bit different in that skills are key but the pace is a bit slower and everyone sticks together hopefully! We all know the route, turns and predetermined stop points etc! What do I know though.... you could ride circles around us all!:loll
    We'll catch up in the future and throw down some miles!
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    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Lucas, Good call! Still very wet and deep puddles... plus we did the entire loop! Jordan Creek was open and a few new routes to the bottom! lot's of fast riding, still sore. Rode for 5hours 11-4 and it rained from 2 on, lightly
    though! Bikes were less dirty last week than this time, damn that place is muddy!
  15. Harsany

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    I'm going to be riding on Saturday, staging at Roger camp around 10:30. My usual riding partners are out of town so I would welcome anyone that wants to join me. I have a general idea of a loop but would be up for suggestions - I want to head back home around 3:30. Send me a PM if you're interested. :D
  16. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    Biped NooB Again

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  19. 12120

    12120 Indenturedx5

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    Gonna try and get a ride in. Anyone wanna go. Need a good shakedown run for my newly assembled bunch of used parts. I am in Longview so let me know if anyone wanna go with. No real route or anything yet as I have to see how the much I can get done tomorrow and Sunday.

    Chris
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    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    Looks like there are a few of us for tomorrow. I for one will be stopping at Coleman's at ~9:15a for a little grub before meeting up at Rogers at 10:30a.

    Just a reminder I'll have my XR4 hanging off the back of a Subi Forester.