Eastern Washington

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Sideoff, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Just back from a dualsport trip through eastern WA.
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    The area we originally planned to ride in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:placeName w:st="on">Methow</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType> was snowed-in, so instead after getting through the snow on the passes we metup in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wenatchee</st1:place></st1:City> and went straight to the local KTM dealer, who pulled out his BLM maps and hooked us up with some local knowledge. With his help, and the help of the KTM dealer in Ellensburg, we connected a fun, circuitous stretch of dirt over mtns and through valleys, skirting just below the snow line for most of the ride. Great area.
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    http://www.webbpowersports.com/
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    Lots of water...

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    Have some more pics... will post tomorrow...
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Beautiful scenery... gotta like the riding action and the carnage! :lol2

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  3. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    More pics below:

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    Did this to my ankle

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    Partying in Ellensburg...

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    Dave and Phil lost some money at the pool table then won it back twice

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    This guy, already totally shitfaced, downed an entire pitcher at last call.

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    2am hot dogs in ellensburg. Just how many "sausage" jokes do the chicks who run this hot dog stand get at 2am? I asked. Answer: a lot.

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    Got a hotel in ellensburg sat night...

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  4. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    Awesome pics, looks a lot like Eastern Oregon, with the exception of the sausages.
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  5. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Here's the last group of pics from the final day/night...

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    We'll be doing lots more moto exploring in this area around Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, and the Methow Valley. Great dualsport potential.

    Hope ya'll enjoyed the pics!
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  6. CWaATWannabe

    CWaATWannabe Adventurer

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    Partying at The Horseshoe! Hell yeah.
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  7. vancouverpower

    vancouverpower Adventurer

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    I love the report, pictures, and I own guns. :gun2 But from the last few pics it looks like you guys are shooting at some cans in a tree branch. Please tell me that you are not shooting off the top of a mountain or into a valley. Nealry got shot once 1/4 mile away from some people that were trying to shoot a crow in a tree and didn't think about where the bullets were going. And please-this isn't ment to start a political discussion about guns. Happy riding!
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  8. 243Win

    243Win Been here awhile

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    That looks like a hoot! I gotta get back over there in something other than a U-Haul truck hauling my sorry butt home.
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  9. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Nope we're not shooting off the top of a mountain or into a valley. There's a tall dirt embankment on the other side of that stream, we scoped it out.
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  10. G-Wing

    G-Wing Been here awhile

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    Looks like a lot of fun :nod Did anyone have GPS and were/are you able to map the route? :ear Always interested in accessible dirt, c'mon, share...
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  11. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Hacked off

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    Looks like a great ride. I don't supposed you have a gpx track you would like to share do you?
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  12. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Good report.
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  13. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Sorry man, no gps routes. However if you check in with the two KTM dealers I mentioned at the top of the post they'll hook you up.
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  14. Sideoff

    Sideoff Been here awhile

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    Yeah man, good call! Fun bar.
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  15. CWaATWannabe

    CWaATWannabe Adventurer

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    Lived in Eburg while in school and for a couple of years afterwards. The shoe was always one of my favorite dive bars.
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  16. ghte

    ghte Been here awhile

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    Great stuff, that DS riding in your area looks fantastic. Thank you for posting.
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