WABDR (Washington Backcountry Discovery Route) 2015

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Roonie, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Sucko, you lost your new Mosko Fatty Tool Roll?
    I need one of those,...maybe a reason to go ride WABDR :evil



    Just kidding, fellow HR County guy (near Parkdale for me).
    I hope this community returns it to you.
    Bump.

    Anybody see a Black Wolfman bag?
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  2. tjschapp

    tjschapp TJS

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    I would be interested, been locking for someone to ride with. I ride a BMW HP2 Enduro. I have a lot of experience but do not consider my self a great offload rider compared to my son.

    tjschapp@yahoo.com
  3. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    @tjschapp , you do realize I am talking about riding the WA-BDR.....which is the Washington State Backcountry Discovery Route.

    Since you are in Cupertino, are you still wanting to ride the WA-BDR ?
  4. Ojai Rob

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    Yeah, a little technical, but just be glad there was no car going down! Or better yet, you where not riding an African Twin, you can't kill the front ABS just the back, not sure wtf that design was!
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  5. getout247

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    Greetings all,

    I'm taking a pole here with an idea that I would like to get some thoughts about. As you probably know, the WA BDR skirts Ellensburg with it being a logical stopping point for fuel and lodging. I have a 30'x50' heated shop that I'm considering turning into a ADV motorcycle bed and breakfast. The idea being beds, couches, TV and lounge area on one end and on the end with overhead doors an indoor moto parking with tools, lifts etc. Outside deck, beer fridge, outdoor shower, spray off area, fire pit and BBQ among other ideas. Thinking of posting it on AIR B&B for reservations. Thinking of charging a per person price like a Euro hostel. So the Question.....if this existed, would you use it and how much would you be willing to pay for such a facility?
  6. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    That outdoor shower...does it have hot water?
  7. getout247

    getout247 Adventurer

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    I've yet to install. Currently considering making an actual bathroom inside the shop with an actual shower but the idea and pricing might be a build up based on desire and interest. The first consideration was a privacy enclosure off the deck that had a shower head but no hot water (considering most use would be in the summer and it gets hot here in the desert) but if the difference between people booking and not booking is hot water then I would likely put that in. At this point, the shop has the tools, stainless workbenches and lifts on one end and a turf floor lounge end with a big screen, couches and fridge. I currently have a portable toilet out front. If I had visitors right now it would basically be camping inside with some amenities and bike maintenance equipment. If started as it sits right now, it would accommodate maybe a dozen or so bikes and riders and would be a cheap option to tenting out in the weather. But hey, you get to still sleep with your bike next to you....
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  8. skamania11

    skamania11 n00b

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    KOA gets $22.00 a night and it's pretty shitty because of the noise from I-90 but has similar amenities ..How close to Ellensburg? Any outside camping?

    I would use this.
  9. getout247

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    It's right on east edge of town, approximately 5 minutes ride from the west interchange where the BDR map marks a gas stop (pilot station.) Large grass yard right off the shop could be an outside option. I'm mostly thinking since it's a common hang out for a group of local adventure riders, why not make it a common stop for like minded new friends riding the BDR. Meet and greet hub. Most certainly wouldn't make any profit from it but charge some mainly to cover additional power and water costs. Maybe even donation rather than fixed rate.
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  10. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    I like the idea, but hot water is a must. You'd probably have a crowd all spring/summer/fall. Consider opening it during hunting seasons, too.


    1911fan
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  11. KayDubbya

    KayDubbya Been here awhile

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    When I did the WABDR in 2016 I rough camped half the time and paid for campsites the other half. If you were somewhat competitive (not cheaper necessarily) I would definitely use your place on the route. Having some extras that aren’t available at any of the other venues would be a huge bonus. Tent sites interest me more than cabins or indoor accommodations.
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  12. thirsty 1

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    @getout247 I've lived off of my bike for weeks at a time and it's not unusual to pay $15-20 bucks for a RV place with the same amenities in a tent. I also camp and don't use a cabin unless its been a week or so of camping. I'd recommend giving a break for a group. 10 bucks a head or so..? for a group over 2 camping. I went over from Blewit to Ellensburg in my pickup about a month ago so maybe a couple P/U camper self contained spots could be good too. I would think most will want to give at the least 5-10 bucks to camp.
  13. tjschapp

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    Yes I would be happy to come up, I have done the Colorado and some of the Utah BDR. Washington, Idaho and Oregon are still on my bucket list. I will respond much faster if you email me directly at tjschapp@yahoo.com
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  14. twolf

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    Getout247,
    What a great idea and generous offer. I ride out of Wenatchee and usually camp on the Manastash when I head south. But I would love an option to use your facilities and an excuse to eat at the Tav. I'd be open to whatever you charge. Thanks! -T. Wolf
  15. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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  16. getout247

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    Thanks for the input all, I'm going to look deeper into this and maybe have something up and running by spring or early summer. Will post when set up.
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  17. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Where do I make reservations ? For real.
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  18. getout247

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    Don't quite have it all put together as of yet. All the parts are there. If you want to be the first though, shoot me a PM and I'll give you some contact numbers. Perhaps you can be part of a soft opening type thing.
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  19. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    PM inbound.
  20. nickl

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    Here's a recap video from our WABDR trip this summer. My wife and I, along with 3 other friends did the route South to North, and took our time with 5 days on route, plus a day riding down from the Seattle area to the start and a day riding back from the finish. As always, great times were had.