PDX Off-Pavement Ride

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

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'm sorry that work sucks.

    Sounds like you need Therapy.
    Forest Riding Therapy.

    Work doesn't suck so much when YOU'RE NOT THERE!!:lol3

    I'll have lunch in Zig-Zag today after riding Lolo Pass & I'll be thinking about y'all.
  2. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Oh Man Lolo Pass is one of my favorites. Suck again:eek1
  3. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Eli (lunchkrispy) and I rode Post Canyon single track today, out here in Hood River. It was a little warm and dusty, but not too bad. Mid-ride we stopped at Kingsley Reservoir and went for a swim. Man, that hit the spot.

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  4. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Dammit:cry
  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Dammit indeed. Did you see what you missed on my Solo Lolo RR?:huh

    Maybe next time work will be just a little less important.:evil
    WTF? It sucks anyway, right?:lol3
    Sorry I didn't get to meet you yet asrvivor, I'll look forward to next time.
  6. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    Matt,
    Let me know when you do that ride again. I haven't had the KTM out since Black dog:huh
  7. matloik

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    I managed to coax Apple Jam away from work yesterday and come on a ride. We went exploring north of White Salmon, WA, mostly county gravel roads, and some logging roads we came across. Can't tell from the pic, but this rail car was sitting on a 60' length of rail, out in the middle of nowhere.

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  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    It was one of the weirdest things. It was truly in the middle of this big clearing that appeared to be an orchard 50 years ago or so. Today it's apparently a trainyard 15 miles from the nearest town and 5 miles from the nearest paved road.
    Weird for sure. Good day!
  9. Squirrels

    Squirrels SoloSquirrel

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    Wouldn't that just make the coolest cabin!
  10. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    You know, it's funny you say that, because sitting under a cement brick on the back "deck" of that Caboose was a 2010 Census notice, demanding response. It definitely was not lived in, at least since it had been torched. With big firecracker remnants laying around.... Hmmmm.

    Had to stop to ponder the purpose of this little useless two track loop-with-a-view. Apparently this little road was made just for us, a long time ago.
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    Wifey wouldn't allow this in the home lanscaping theme. That's all we could figure anyway. WTF? Why IS thise HERE?
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    It's too bad you cannot see the sign on the right. It says "Road impassable when wet".
    Now if that's not an invitation.......
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    On the way off Snowden Hill, we went down Courtney Rd to Hwy 14. This is a classic "you-gotta-stop-and-take-a-picture-corner" looking over the Columbia River and Hood River Valley
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    Another shot from there looking towards Mt. Hood:
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    Just another day in the Hood. Ya gotta love it!
  11. matloik

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    Evidently one of our government's finest temp workers thought it might be currently inhabited, notwithstanding the fact that it was completely torched on the inside and had no windows. As a matter of fact, we also found one of these notices stuck to a logging co gate that we found ourselves on the wrong side of. :huh

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  12. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Damn that's my house save that note I need to answer that
  13. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    If that was your house, then you'd have NO excuses not to ride with us. You'd be basically homeless, your wife would surely leave you if you lived there, wouldn't need a damned JOB to pay for that can, you'd live close to us here,
    AND you'd be dyin' to get out of it and RIDE!

    What-r-ya-doin tomorrow?

    What is ANYONE doing tomorrow?
    I WANNA RIDE!!
  14. taranaki

    taranaki half enchanted

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    I'm boltin' and wirin' the Edge 2 taillight to the lil' KLX.

    :cry :clap


    Next Sunday it's a trial run though.
  15. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    I wish working in lacy Washington. Next week tho get some days off. Gonna ride then. Anywhere within 5 hours of pdx.:clap
  16. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I have to play weekdays day-by-day. I truly SHOULD be working everyday M-F, but.......
    All I really wanna do is RIDE!!

    So PM me when you see an opening, no promises, but some days I can blow off on short notice. My boss (me; self employed) is definitely a true FF a$$hole, BUT, that said, he does seem to understand my deep, dark, true passion and the absolute NEED to ride to keep sanity intact!



    "If we were'nt all crazy, we'd all go insane"
    . -Jimmy Buffett, from "Son-of-a-son-of-a-Sailor"

    elsewhere in that song is another great quote;
    "I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer"
  17. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Hey matt, Maybe an early morning ride. Going campin sat night, so would need to be back by early afternoon. Will pm later in the week.
  18. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Do Barlow Road with us this Saturday!
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13398850&postcount=621
    with a group from the Salem/Keizer etc. thread

    We'll (4-6 of us?) spend the night somewhere up there, and ride Sunday too around Badger. At least one ADVer will only ride Saturday to Wamic & then ride back to his family camping in Detroit.
  19. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Hey Apple Jam, Are you guys talkin over the mountain or west side of Hood. I am in if I can find you up there for sat. What time to meet at this ranger station. Or could we meet somewhere in Rhoddydenderon. I need to be back by noon but can do early morning if you can make it. Lolo pass has some great short gravel too.:evil
  20. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I work this Saturday, no way out of it.