Desert Minimalism: Springtime Adjustafork Odyssey

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Yep that right there... "basically just took note of our surroundings making sure we realized how lucky we were."
  2. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    There are some really cool Hoo-Doo's somewhere along route 89. I think it's not too far from a ranger station I'd upload a picture but my new PC won't detect my backup external hard drive.
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  3. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Coupla great captures there @Joe Motocross! Awesome job framing and staging those pics. For someone who doesn't know much about photography, you know how to get a subject framed in scenery. That shot where you're looking down on HS in that canyon...fack man :thumb

    Dug the updates, so cool to see you guys swing by for supplies and then head back out into the wilderness.

    Looking forward to the next one :ricky :ricky
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  4. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    We like the routes that are off the beaten path. It’s not that we don’t like people, we just feel better when they’re not around.
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    Shadows were getting longer and we needed to start thinking about a camp. We dropped off the bench using this dugway that some crazy bastard gouged into the canyon.
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    We got spit out into a broad valley. Our plan was to hit a gas station and then climb up to the rim of these cliffs and look for a camp.
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    A gas stop at the end of the day is perfect. This means cold beer at camp!!
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    We climbed up another canyon and then followed this little two-track out toward the rim. The day of riding had been outstanding. We had a big mix of terrain from moto-specific trails to wide graded roads along with some washes and some ‘buttery” little two-tracks.
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    BAM!! Another stellar campsite.
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  5. slackline

    slackline Been here awhile

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    Got my adjustafork in the mail today! Thanks
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  6. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Most PRIMO post!
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  7. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Time to cool down!! Less personal belongings yields simplicity. We don’t miss having an extra change of clothes at all.
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    While we were enjoying our camp, some lizards were also enjoying it by procreating right in front of us.
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    All of a sudden this turned into a “menage a trois” and we weren’t quite sure if this was an act of lizard polygamy or gang rape.
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    After getting started on a mellow beer/whiskey buzz, it was time to start the fire for cooking. Lots of Juniper around on the rim!! My ride reports are monotonous. We do the same thing over and over. I’m a bit surprised that you kooks continue to be engaged with this nonsense.
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    This was the last night of the journey so we were making all we could of it really paying attention to our environment and taking in things like the sunset and clouds. The colors were pretty good.
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    As Adventure Fundamentalists will do, we raided the condiments at the gas station for our much anticipated Adjustafork feast.
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    We had some pork steaks that we slathered spicy mustard on along with some peppers. As I look back at this scene, I’m really longing for it again!!
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    OH YEAH!!! I mean, this was serious grub. A few inmates have asked about carrying perishable food. Basically, our rule of thumb is we’ll buy pretty much whatever we want after about noon knowing that it’ll still be fine by that evening. We generally stash things like meats deep in our backpacks where they will stay cool longer. Many of these little stores out here also have frozen meat which works great for a full day of riding. Often I’ll throw a package of frozen meat into the top bag on my rear fender and it’ll be thawed by camp time. So, nothing special as far as worrying about food going bad. Timing of the food stop is somewhat of a factor of what will be on the menu but not huge. For multiple days without a food stop we get a little creative and will bring pre-cooked meats (brats/kielbasa/smoked sausage) that will be fine for a day or so in a warm environment.
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    We wound down leaning up against the front wheels of the bikes enjoying our campfire Adjustafork dinner. We had our bedding all laid out. The lights from the sleepy half-ghost town were glowing far below the rim we were on. Another perfect day came to a close.
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  8. jays100

    jays100 Been here awhile

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    Nuts to your boring ride report JM, we want more Hot Stuff!
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  9. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Long timer

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    "We like the routes that are off the beaten path. It’s not that we don’t like people, we just feel better when they’re not around."

    One of the best quotes ever.
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    yakawars59 Long timer

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    And now we have Lizard Porn! lol You never know what surprises JMX will come up with next. LOL
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  11. Buckee

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    WARNING: photo is not up to the standards of this thread.

    After the bacon-wrapped filets were all gone, a small pop-top can of sliced peaches, sprinkled with cinnamon and forked until the water steamed out and the sugars caramelized and started to brown, made for a nice dessert. Next time we'll do half peaches as the slices were a bit small.
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    The suggestion was made that having the peaches soaking in bourbon in a plastic bottle for the day would be even better.
    Nah, that's just crazy talk...
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  12. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Freaking brilliant idea! Love it. Lots of good things about this. Cans obviously can hang on the bike for numerous days. This one is going into the official cookbook. Bourbon soaked option is solid. I'm adding this to the vendors forum, hope you don't mind @Buckee ?
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  13. Buckee

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  14. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    "I’m a bit surprised that you kooks continue to be engaged with this nonsense."

    Dude no other thread has lizard threesomes in it, this is a must read!
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  15. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    Stellar. Vast understatement
  16. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    As another inmate quoted, love the statement on being fond of when people aren't around. One of the reasons I so enjoy the remote part of SE Oregon I've ridden a few times now.

    Great quote @Joe Motocross, which is saying something as there have been several over these 29 pages of RR.

    Effin' hell man, stellar campsite is a true understatement. Not sure what else to say - damn picture likely doesn't do it full justice either.

    And after stating the above, you go and post a b-day suite picture of yourself drinking a beer...not sure I'll be the same and there's no ice pick to get that out of my mind's eye :lol3 :lol3

    Phenomenal way to spend your last night out in the wild, great grub cooked over the coals, killer campsite, your better half, and bikes waiting to be ridden in the morning.

    Well done :thumb :thumb
  17. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Man fellas, I'm not gonna lie. Life was good that day!!! I'd hit the two week mark and had covered lots of ground and hooked up with a bunch of cool people. The only thing that could've made things better was if we were able to ride into the high mountains and cross a few more creeks. Well, I've got something to look forward to later this summer.
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  18. karter18

    karter18 Been here awhile

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    Sorry to see that was the last day but hopefully we will see some more photos as they were excellent. Great report and I enjoyed it from cube prison called work. I loved UT on a MTN bike last September and going again this Year so we will see if I can get some moto time in as well. Thanks for the tips on food prep and storage as well.
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  19. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    You've taken 'perfect riding companion' to a whole 'nuther lebel! :D
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  20. OPNYD

    OPNYD Not good; but I’m better than I was...

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    First test ride for my Adjustafork. Clearly I’m not minimalist. I’m elderly. Bald. Crabby.

    These things effing rock....