Alone in the Oregon Outback - 7 Days of Solo

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by liv2day, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    I'm envious...takes me 4.5 hours to get China Hat. Might have mentioned it before, but I have a track that'll take you from Bend to Summer Lake and from there you can head south into CA and NV or east and do the loop I did earlier this summer - or choose your own adventure as there's a ton of possible tracks to follow.

    I'm going to post the GPX file with cleaned up tracks in the report I'm currently working in the day trip forum: 4 Days From China Hat.

    The ride we did the 2nd day was the best; close to 160 miles of fun. Haven't made it to the 3rd day of riding yet, but my planning screwed up and we hit private property and then had a bike issue, so the ride went as these things do...a little sideways :lol2 :lol2

    @Mark64 & @chudzikb - glad to see this report is still popping up and providing some entertainment!
  2. svo_jon

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    Rad!!! Another liv2day rr!!! Thanks man!

    Jonathan
  3. MasterMarine

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    Nice report!

    Just what I needed as I look back on a year with less adventures than I had originally planned. It brought back memories of having been to lots of the places pictured on trips long ago. And there were plenty of places I have not seen. Sorry you didn't get a world famous shake. That truly sucks.

    Next time go to the top of Beatty's Butte. It is the bomb.
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  4. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Thanks @MasterMarine, really appreciate the comments. I know we haven't met, but know you've helped @KarmaSect and @tundradirtbiker during their rides down in that neck of the woods and farther. Was definitely bummed to miss shakes both times I rolled through Fields this time, but I'll always go back that way - I'm drawn to it.

    Not familiar with Beatty's Butte, will do some searching and make sure it's on the agenda next time I'm out there. If you can point me in the right direction on location, I'd appreciate it.

    Hope you're able to get out more next season, this year has definitely been one for the record books (and one to put in the rear view mirror).

    Knobby side down man.
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  5. MasterMarine

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    It is here. Enjoy!
    42.387485712571056, -119.33241182053202

    The road goes up it from the north side. It is a fun one. We went up it years ago. @KarmaSect was there but not @tundradirtbiker. It is in one of our old ride reports. I was on my KLX650 so it was before 2013.
  6. eb1562

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    how do you like your Marmont tent? Took it on the TAT trip and worked very well, especially if it rained
  7. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Hey @eb1562! I really like that Marmot tent, though I have to admit I typically use it for base camp or car camping and don't pack it on the bike. I have a Big Agnes Copper Spur I use for backpacking and for multi-day bike trips like this as it packs smaller, it's lighter and I prefer the pole design (the bent poles of the Marmot tent can be a pain in my Mosko setup).

    Glad you found the report, hope you enjoy it :-)
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  8. yakmike

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    Awesome rr Liv with great drone edits.. That is a target area for a possible high mountain desert trip. Coming from the east coast that will be a treat for sure. Thanks for all you shared!!
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