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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    I have seen sticker-check road blocks twice... but that is in 40 years.
  2. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    Biped-I can meet you if you like but I don't have internet access at my place. I live 160th and TV or we can meet at that cabin place at 9am-Makes no never mind to me. PM me or we can meet at the cabin place thingy...
  3. tim007

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    well i didnt make it i sold the xr600r today and had to trip it to goldendale washington for the new owner to meet me half way was a nice day for a truck ride :D tomorrow i will be buying a sweet klr 650 whoot and i read the laws i will just buy an atv permit here in washington that is also good down there in orygun that way i dont have to deal with the you need a permit then a pass bullshit damn oregon nickle and dime nickle and dime :freaky:norton
  4. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    Heading out to be the second ADVrider ever (this week) to try and discover the elusive Barney Reservoir. Brother A74R1 already did the trek doing the hard way around. I am much wimpier, so I will be trying the other way around. Pics to follow. Maybe
  5. A74R1

    A74R1 Been here awhile

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    Good luck Deeve... I'd be curious to know an easier way to get up there, dunno what the fishing is like but want to find out sometime. Anyone fish Gunner's lakes before? :evil
  6. jalles

    jalles Adventurer

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    Thanks for the great ride today guys! MortimerSickle did a great job leading the way. Sorry I couldn't seem to keep my bike upright :muutt
    Although I was jealous everyone else got to carry on, I'm glad I bailed when I did, I was spent. Maybe if I spent less time picking my bike up off the ground I wouldn't get so burned out :D

    Anyway, thanks for all of your help and patience! Now if I can just get my jacket back from Crazybrit before he sells it from under me.
  7. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    I had no idea it was a Klim. That shit brings good money :deal
  8. Biped

    Biped NooB Again

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    Thanks for a great ride guys, I had a blast. I hope to get some video up later this week. Jalles and S1, you did great, keep it up.
  9. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    So, I headed down HWY 47 and took Pike Road right at the start of town. My route I made took me down Pike until it turned to Turner Creek Road. Pike is actually I nice little road, but watch out for sections gravel where they are doing some repair work. The road turns to all gravel after about 5 miles or so, but it is pretty nice road. As you get down the road there is a open gate and a sign telling you that you are in logging area and that the gate might be closed at anytime.

    I followed that main road for a while, until my GPS route had me turning on Roaring Creek Road, I think. I looked at Google Earth and this looked like a short cut and a better road. Unfortunately, I'm new to GPS stuff and combined with the BMW NAV III maybe not being the best off road GPS I lost the route halfway through and just had waypoint, but they were easy to follow. When I came to the fork where I was planning on turning off Turner Creek Road I faced another locked gate and I couldn't get the GS around it.

    Looking at the GPS it appeared that if I stayed on Turner Creek Road I would be able to get to where I wanted to be, more or less. This area is pretty heavily clear cut, so I would guess there would be a lot of trucks when things are running.

    Anyway, I kept following that main road until low and behold...I came across the reservoir. The entire road is really pretty nice as testament to the Civic I came across heading out. All you gotta do is get on Pike Road and keep going straight, you will get right there! lol. Wasn't so hard after all. I did take a could of fun side roads just to explore, but it wasn't anything exciting like your first trip A74R1. :clap There were about 4 or 5 cars parked along the side of the reservoir and maybe 4 folks in canoes. Very serene and peaceful place. I took a few pics, but nothing really cool. Just some clear cuts, the GS, dirt and a full face helmet visor I found. So, if you lost yours I can tell you where to find it. I am now in search of a more exciting ride.

    DAVE
  10. s1marks

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    Thanks for letting me tag along. Very good for me to, I'm still very much a noob in the dirt but I get better each time.
    S1
  11. mtbdemon

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    YES, it was a great ride. Thanks for leading the way and letting me tag along on my tank. I REALLY want to do more riding there. Can't a person ride from there to the coast on gravel/dirt roads? That would be fun....
  12. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Make that three, now. :D

    A great day, good traction, perfect temps, and no real crashes... too bad it didn't happen (no pics.)

    Yes, you can get to pavement at the Trask, just a few miles from Tillamook. I think we were about half way when we turned around.
  13. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Yup. Funny that. Thanks for leading Ken. You're a one-man GPS of that area :thumb
  14. A74R1

    A74R1 Been here awhile

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    Damn.. why is it that I'm always missing out on these good rides. Damn having a young family and obligations... :cry Sounds like everyone had a good time, hopefully I can get away one of these weekends to join up again.
  15. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Where the hell are the pics?
  16. crazybrit

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    You'll have to settle for bipeds video. I don't think anyone had a camera. We didn't lollygaggle around this time, well, except when I had to go beg for fuel :D
  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Meaning of the term "two-stroke:" Ride to trailhead, ride back to camp for gas. :D
  18. mtbdemon

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    I think the only pics available will be of Tony changing clothes in the parking lot. Someone mentioned to say NO to crack!!!!
  19. crazybrit

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    Reminder to self. Position truck between self and mtbdemon.

    It was a fun ride. I'm up for next weekend. I think on the 450. Perhaps we can try the loop to the coast? Might mean less trails, more roads.
  20. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Trivia:

    For anyone who heard me say that Back to Back (the long steep climb up the bare, clearcut hillside) used to be in dense forest, this is what it looked like the last time I had seen it. This pic is from 12/07.

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