Riding Around the Hood

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

  1. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    The day that we took that photo we were still pushing though snow drifts! :D

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  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    And today you just pushed through pears?

    Never mind...
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Sweet set o' Dual Sport Roads !
    Empty rough two-track dirt-only on the edge of Wilderness,
    and empty smooth two-lane forest pavement.

    Our DS bikes get to enjoy the best of both worlds on one ride in one day.
    Unplated dirtbikes and cruisers don't know what fun they're missing.

    :norton
  4. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    And today you just pushed through pears?

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    That's just about right! :evil But you forgot apples.... Photos from yesterday.
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  5. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    :norton Hood River Upper Valley Rally ??

    I'm hosting a small 10-20 person ADV ride/BBQ/campfire/campover-in-the-yard gig
    at my house near Parkdale on the October Weekend of the 8th & 9th.

    I'm plotting a series of rides from Pavement, to Dual Sport, to Dirtbike (OHV Pass required, if it rains good and they open it back up).
    Several self-guided GPS tracks and maps and one good DS ride guided by me (on 990).
    Lemme know if you want a paper map with route hand-written, and I'll get one ahead of time @ the Forest Service for $5

    Plenty of tent space (5 acres) (even indoors in Garage and storage if it rains)

    All Food for breakfast & coffee, lunch, and BBQ dinner !! will be handled by my wife and I,
    with small donations accepted only just to cover our food costs,
    so nobody has to haul extra food and stove stuff.

    Come on up !! :1drink. Anytime Saturday, or even Friday evening.
    PM me for addy & phone #s

    - Jeff
  6. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    Sounds like fun for sure. Apple house has a hell of a view and it well smack dab in some great slab and of course right next to the never ending trails of The Hood. I'll be on the road of course getting home 3 days after your done unless you get some hard core ADV'ers:evil.

    Have fun all...




  7. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  9. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Day-um. Never check the long range. Usually just sprinkles here :D


    There IS plenty of Trailer & M-Home space.

    In FACT....
    I have an old beater Motorhome (that runs good and looks...well...,OK :lol3),
    that I ripped out all the convertible bed/table/couch crap,
    built a platform and it has a normal & proper Queen-Size Matress, with clean sheets, and a HEATER.
    I've already given you dibs on it, Mort :norton

    Several ADVers have spent the night in it, even Easy-Z; it's our "Guest Suite"
    We'll get food last minute, so we can plan for whatever.
  10. mrmagoolin

    mrmagoolin Been here awhile

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    I am interested in this ride. I have some logistics to figure out and have been lusting for a chance to ride over there.
  11. Easy-Z

    Easy-Z Me wanna be

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  12. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Indeed too far away to say, but I have heard that it has rained in October, before. :D

    But, you are right, there's nothing quite like a dust-free trail.

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  13. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Welcome, "Scout" :D We'll make it worth your trip !! :norton
    Magoolin too ??

    Might as well toss a coin and look at your horiscope to guess the weather that far in advance.
    And yes, we're hoping trails will be open by then, I'll keep y'all posted.
  14. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Shelley and I are tentatively "IN". Schedule pending Corporate Slavery demands
  15. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    :clap

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  16. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    I heard it's going to rain that weekend :1drink



    :lol3
  17. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am -regarding just how much rain I can handle.....and I haven't seen that much of the other side of Mt. Hood. Still got space for me?



    Of course I assume we will have dry weather while we're out!
    Don't wanna jinx it.
  18. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Hmmm....

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  19. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Been thinking of putting the Frogg Toggs to the test....will consider an umbrella for plan B!!! :rofl
  20. mrmagoolin

    mrmagoolin Been here awhile

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    Apple Jam "the Chef"

    I will not be able to go on the ride.:cry. I will be returning from Enterprize on Saturday. Magoolin would not have been able to go even if I could go. She has not been able to ride since the middle of August. I was really bummed when I found out I could not make it. It is a great offer and will be a great time I am sure.