Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. rockyroad

    rockyroad Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking of doing barlow road tomorrow. Could be the last time this year. Forcast calls for snow by the weekend .Is anyone around the hood in the mood.
  2. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Definately in the mood...unfortunately can't fit any rides in til Sunday.

    Have a good 1!
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I've done Barlow rd likely 5 times this year.
    I'd totally do it again, but not tomorrow......

    No on-site camping this year? I might join for campnight. But not ready for ride-day, yet
  4. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Ya, How long is the projected lay off (leg off) AJ? Did you check insurance yet for your self mangled motorcycle? Or are you blaming it on the vehicle you decided to merge with?
  5. rockyroad

    rockyroad Been here awhile

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    Here is a little ride report on what I found on my ride today. The bridge just east of devils half acre that was caving in has been removed and is being replaced with a new one. Four logs that make up the main bridge supports are in place and about 2/3 of the new decking is on. This construction has the road totally closed to all traffic. No get around on this one the way it looked today. The road is also blocked about one mile east of NF43 by a blowdowm
    that is lying right across the road with no easy get around. Bring your chain saw or shovel if you want to go east of NF43 unless you pick up your 300 pound bike two feet off the ground.
  6. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Good to know.

    They need a hefty new bridge...to get all those cars & campervans we often encounter through there! :cromag

    So where did you ride then?
  7. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Self mangled motorcycle!??:huh


    People lazily driving a big ass pick-up, with their eyes in the woods...in the middle of the road...on a corner!!
    Where you at John? :huh

    Good thing you weren't there on your Ural...could've been real nasty!!
  8. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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    He wouldn't have been going fast enough on the urinal. :D
  9. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    I hated to see this on page 2... :lurk

    Did you guys get any snow in your 'hood? I hope your healing is going well. :beer
  10. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I bet my crutches are faster than AJ's crutches...

    Has he painted his orange yet?

    :lurk
  11. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    AJ, what road is Suicide Grade off of? Is it Mill Creek? dvwalker and I rode from his property in Mosier ...made it to NF 17 at Brooks Meadow Rd; then made our way NE to Skyline Rd to the Dalles, for gas and food. We took Chenoweth back to Mosier ... but were wondering where Suicide Grade was.
  12. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    aj, matt told me about your force majeure with a cager :eek1. Sounds like you might leak if you drink too much beer.

    Heal up soon brother...

    hope the rehabilitation is going well with the nursing staff

    [​IMG]
  13. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    The hills around us were white yesterday morning,
    but we just got rain at 1400ft.


    I've been off mine since the first week.
    I'm pretty sure my new shoulder muscle soreness was caused by those pogo stick crutches.

    Suicide is off of Mil Creek, 1/8 mile past the end of it's pavement.
    Sounds like you and DV rode Ketchum & John's Mill Rd, on your way over to 17?
    ....if so, you were looking down into the Mill Creek valley for 15 miles or so.
    Rehab is certainly going quite well.
    I predict a quick full recovery.
    The nursing staff was nice, but not that nice....:evil
  14. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Good to see you back on here matey, been missin your posts.:nod
  15. Mustangshelly

    Mustangshelly Adventurer...hardly

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    It was a ghoulish day for a ride up the power line road off 17

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  16. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    :clap I'm glad to see someone is getting out of the house and on the bike...! It looks like you timed it just right between the showers. :beer
  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Then she came back home, showed AJ the pics, and said, "Looky what I did today- nanya, nanya, nanya." :D
  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I'm glad someone is picking up the slack around here. Well done.
  19. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    With all the Bumping and talk of different Counts going on in other parts of the PNW I hated to see the Hood get lost three pages back... Is anyone riding over there? :huh

    Any updates on the healing process of you or your bike? :lurk
  20. Mustangshelly

    Mustangshelly Adventurer...hardly

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    Here's Jeff's photo from the day the stitches came out. I wanted to post up a pic of the "original," but Jeff wouldn't let me. The knee looks waaaaay better now. :clap Bike still hasn't been touched, other than everything he took apart to figure out all the parts that he needed. Took a ride by myself a couple of weeks ago up past Red Menace's place, but nothing since. Rain, cold, bleh! Fair weather rider here!