WABDR (Washington Backcountry Discovery Route) 2015

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

  1. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    If you do it S to N I might well join you. I'm not sure the timing will work though as I think I need to head back up to Seattle Round May probably. And then work all summer. But I do intend to go to AK this year dang it!!!!
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  2. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Subscribed!
    The videos and information posted are fantastic and very helpful.
    Look forward to riding the route in the future.

    Great work by all involved.

    THANKS

    :lurk
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  3. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Roonie - how do you like those Traxx hard bags?
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  4. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I've got a quickie canoe trip planned for ~25th of July. My brother is showing up sometime in July on his Harley Road King from MN. Let me know if you get a better idea of exactly when and I'll try to work it in. Dang, I'm retired, and don't seem to have any free time~
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  5. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    The Ellensburg-to-Cashmere route includes several mile of closed/gated road. No Bueno. There are two workarounds; both involve substantial pavement.
    I sent WBCDR an email.

    EDIT: The email was kicked back because the address doesn't exist? I'll call them on Monday.
    1911fan
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  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Udate-

    I called this morning, and they gave me an email address that (I think) worked. I just sent an email and icluded my phone number.
    If anybody wants to know a legal ridearound, let me know.

    1911fan
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  7. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I'm planning my AK ride for the month of June. But I'm doing it on my Wing.

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  8. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Got a reply from Touratech today. They must have better contacts with the Forest Circus than I do. I'd heard rumours...

    "I called the National Forest office today when I saw your post on ADVrider... They told me that the repairs at the bottom of Mission Creek are completed and that after the snows melt, cars and motorcycles will be able to ride through there again safely and legally. I'll go check it out in the spring but I'll have to take their word for it at this point."

    Since I live a couple miles away, I'll be on the road come spring!


    1911fan
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  9. SeattleTrails

    SeattleTrails KTMer

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    Yes, I called the national forest office in Leavenworth on 11/3 who said they have jurisdiction over the Mission Creek area. They told me the proposed road repairs at Mission Creek are now completed. This is important because as 1911 points out it was closed, barricaded, and signed not to ride through. That said, it wasn't difficult even on a 1000cc or 1200cc motorcycle to get over the barricade using the side hill and ride the trail along side the road. BUT it wasn't legal and we couldn't put that section into the WABDR route, GPS tracks, the Butler Map, and the DVD film until repaired so we are glad the NF got the work done!!

    -Bryce
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  10. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Yay! I work in East Wenatchee and live in Cashmere. that was one of my favorite rides home. Looking forward to it in the spring.

    1911fan
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  11. PNW ULY

    PNW ULY Adventurer

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    Interested... Riding a Uly with MTR-60s, looks like a great multi-day trip.

    Paul
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  12. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    You're doing it wrong. You're supposed to lose cell reception the very morning you take off. :huh
    You gotta leave the phone OFF, dude, "for safety's sake"; You know, keeping the battery FULL for when you might really need it.
    That's the excuse I use anyway :wink:.

    Picture me with my hands over my ears yelling "I can't hear you...I can't hear you"

    Now THAT's my kind of camping!!:1drink

    Uh Oh.
    I just read your RR on your OREGON BDR ride, while researching it for a ride this Summer.
    You're not going to jinx THIS trip are you?? :lol3

    That ride'd been more fun if you had another ADV FF to be miserable with you!
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  13. Chain link

    Chain link Been here awhile

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    Truely a MUST DO ride! Several of us FFs rode and joined the OBCDR (route3) with the WBDR as a finish one week prior to Bryces's. A true test of man and machine!
    Lots of Grouse! :rofl
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  14. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I'll only "jinx' it if they let me tag along:deal
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  15. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    They are working on a video that documents the WABDR route and should be out middle of next month. It should be a nice video when it's all done and ready to go and the route is now available on the web site. The web site does have some cool pictures with the route.
    http://www.wabdr.com/
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  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    just got word the map is currently being printed and will be avail. next week along w/ dvd.
    very cool! sounds like one of the must dos this summer...maybe after you arrive in OR on the TAT or part of a loop of the CDR???
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  17. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I'm looking forward to seeing the DVD at the inaugural showing at SS Motorcycles on 3/5. Hopefully the maps will be there.

    Tim

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  18. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  19. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Thanks "eakins", great map & dvd package with free shipping :clap just put in my order!!!
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  20. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Order placed. Looking forward to the inaugural DVD presentation at SS Motorcycles on 3/5.

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