Saturday, Feb 7th Ride (Scappoose Area?)

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by WB-PDX, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    Sounds PERFECT! Above all else, it will be fun.

    My friend and I are for sure. Mat looks like he's in. You not showing would be a bummer.

    I seat my beads with a floor pump. WD40 is your friend. Squirt it around the bead as you remove, install the tire and when you are seating the bead. As stated, I've a cold, so I'll be home.
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  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Don;t forget your cameras... fookers.
    Who really gets Saturdays off anyway?

    You best put up a non-ride report too...

    I haven't been caught posishing my GS but I sure as hell have to pay for it...


    Bonus points for videos of mad wheelie skills :lol3
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  3. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Bummer, I'd like to go.

    Next time.
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  4. WB-PDX

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    Fantastic freakin' ride.

    I am exhausted.

    This is mrazekan showing the proper line. I may have... um... that big puddle... yeah, nobody else needs to know.

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  5. matloik

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    Good times. Though it was a challenge for sure to keep up on Tourances. Neeless to say, I didn't go anywhere near this mud pit.

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  6. WB-PDX

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    I think I might buy a real digital camera today. Just because I am tired of weak pictures of beautiful spots!!! :lol3
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  7. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    You FFs. Wade, CAll me next time you go aridin'. I am usually available since I am laid off. Anyone have good choice of rear off road tire for an 08 KLR.
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  8. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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    I just assumed you were on ADV constantly! :rofl I will call or email next time.

    I'd REALLY reccomend the Dunlop D606 tires. I had them on the XR350 and loved them. They were fine on the highway, and kick ass in the dirt. These weird generic\no-name tires I have on the KLR600 are really unnerving both on and off road. I just tonight ordered the D606s. I found them here for the best price: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/

    I ordered a few extra things (including the lever below) and bumped the order over $200 so I could use this $20 off $200 cupon: C309CPNPAGE20

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/609/MNGR/Motorcycle-Superstore-Coupons-Promotions.aspx?SiteID=CouponPage


    I must have missed 2nd gear, I kid you not, 40-50 times on Saturday. I can not tell what's going on with the motocross boots. I've had that problem since day one, and I'd like to blame some of my idocy\dropping\lack of confidence on that. I've ordered an IMS shift lever which is significantly longer, so hopefully my problems with that are over... And once I get used to the weight of this thing, hopefully I won't be such an embarassment. I feel bad for you guys having to ride with me, and want to publicly thank you for being patient, since it's clear I am still learning how to ride off-pavement... and am also not the fastest rider on the street...
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  9. scout18

    scout18 Been here awhile

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    Well not all the time. I have been building a kayak between ADV and craigs listing all day. I do like the looks of the D606s. I like to hit the corners pretty hard on road and put the sportbikers in their place, but would gladly give up some of that for good off road traction.
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  10. mrazekan

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    My shoulders/back,arms, and legs are still sore and my wrist is healing. :D

    Here are a few more pics. (BTW...Click on the underlined word. It's a hyperlink.)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/66891276@N00/3266076382/" title="Rest stop before heading home by mrazekan, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3266076382_b4647f6e75_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Rest stop before heading home" /></a>

    It was a beautiful 4 Volcano day. Could not have asked for a better day in Feb. We even found some MUD:

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    IMAGINE THAT!


    Matloik...Great job on those tires. Though at times I saw your bike moving more sideways than forward, I was impressed.

    I also really like this pic:
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    It has a bit of an old timey feel to it. I also noticed that my pendleton matches my helmet. SHUWEET!

    WB...You almost made it up that hill. Thanks for the tip on the burrito shack!

    The captain and I had a blast! He called it one of the most fun days he's had on his DRZ in a long time. I'd have to agree. We never waited for either of you for more than a minute or two. So you guys were doing fine! We'll do it again soon!
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  11. WB-PDX

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    Questionable gas-level mystery solved.

    I know it was keeping all of you up at night.

    My tank holds slightly less than 3 gallons. The 650 holds approx 2 whole gallons more!

    I need to get one of those 33oz MSR fuel canisters... Or strap a 5 gallon can on the back! :rofl
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  12. mrazekan

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    Here are the GPS images of our route. For record keeping purposes of course!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/66891276@N00/3279988597/" title="before_lunch_20090207 by mrazekan, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/3279988597_c1efcfb825_o.gif" width="1200" height="546" alt="before_lunch_20090207" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/66891276@N00/3280809402/" title="after_lunch_20090207 by mrazekan, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3280809402_8cf407fe59_b.jpg" width="1024" height="310" alt="after_lunch_20090207" /></a>

    BTW, no one was holding anyone else up. It was a bunch of fun for everyone!
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  13. WB-PDX

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    Sweet. I'm probably headed back out that way Monday.
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  14. eric n

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    just now cought this thread. heres a link to snow cover http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html really cool to know where the snow pack is.

    I put my first 5k on a klr up in that kneck of the woods last year. pisgah home, buxton lookout, pittsberg, camp 9 are some great riding and there without snow most of the year. i have a 70 mile loop that i do that takes around 4 hours to do. and of course i cant find the gps tracks i want to show readily.

    the gate at rabinsky isnt always open. so watch for that. from memory i put this togather http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Rocky+Point+Rd&daddr=Dutch+Canyon+Rd+to:Unknown+road+to:Bacona+Rd+to:NW+Pebble+Creek+Rd+to:pebble+Creek+MNLN+to:pittsburg+Rd%2FPittsburg-St+Helens+Rd+to:Alder+Creek+Rd+to:Unknown+road+to:45.741352,-122.878218&hl=en&geocode=FapOuQIdqkKs-A%3BFTsPugIdAB6s-A%3BFR5cugIdupSr-A%3BFUxMugIdiDqp-A%3BFV1AugId5kSo-A%3BFXwluwIdGmio-A%3BFXlcvAId4Qur-A%3BFYtVuwId6N6r-A%3BFWqmugId2teq-A%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=9&sz=16&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8&sll=45.740873,-122.883368&sspn=0.008341,0.021865&ie=UTF8&ll=45.806307,-123.052368&spn=0.266608,0.699692&t=h&z=11


    this is totally from memory so if you get lost or stuck just concider it a adventure. this is without gates except the gate at the end of rabinsky you can go back to scapoose and use J P west to get there again. i was looking for and found a "loop" and have been up most of the dead ends. if the snow inst too deep its totlally do-able on a fully loaded gs1200 etc. before i did my first over night trips with all the gear to be in the woods for 5 days. i ran this loop as a day run as a shake down to see if everything stayed on or got loose. street tires not advisable there is mud. I've used and worn out dunlop 606 tkc80's irc gp1 up in those parts. the stock klr d750's tires sucked for this.

    at the end of the route theres gas and most of all a coffee joint and good mexican food at ixtapia. me and a few others have come there all muddy and they still let us back. and if you pick the right tables you can watch your bikes.

    even though the maps and sat views show roads they arent all open namely the powerline ones. and some of those have some serious cliffs/hills that arent rideable. i dont go around gates or through tank traps (those 6ft burms with a 6ft hole on the other side) and thats why these roads.
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  15. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the links. Though I did go back to the snow map and looked up this Monday at noon. It doesn't indicate snow where I found some.

    WB-PDX was telling us about Rubinsky. He said it goes for a while until the gate at Pisgah. Since it is such a nice east west, the logging trucks like it. Probably why it is closed so often.

    I hear you about the map discrepancies. It can get a little frustrating. Matloik ad a pretty good current map. I have found countless roads that appear to go through on multiple maps that end in tank-traps and downed trees. Tank traps I'm fine going through. When they down dozens of big trees, I'm just not going there. Gates on the other hand...if there is no signage...well.

    I agree that most of the routes are doable on bigger bikes. I just like finding the patches that would be tough on such bikes. Going under the gates...I would not want to drag a GS or even my Tiger under them. TOO HEAVY! They would be a handful in the mud loaded ruts you can find up there. Also, the snow would make them a serious workout.

    Thanks again for the info. If you want the tracks from this weekend, let me know. Hope we ride out there some time.
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