PDX Off Pavement Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by matloik, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. 12120

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    Tuesday? If my parts show up today. Or more dual sport ride Tuesday instead of dirt, cause I might not have my front sprocket for the dirt bike yet.
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    I would join you but I’m in SoCal right now....
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    I finally made the hill today! Took 5 or 6 tries, but I got it. Pictures don’t do it justice and they only cover about a third of the length of the hill. That is just the easy part at the top.
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    Pretty good day of riding. Made it down and up to the river 3 times as well as finally conquering the hill above. Can’t believe the trails are dry in April.
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  5. layzrider

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    Most of the trails in the Keenig and Musial creek areas are not clear of fallen trees.
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  6. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Have chainsaw; will travel. Do you have any locations or trails that you can share that need sawing?
  7. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    Last time I was out Reid's Ridge, DC, and pretty much everything else we tried to hit on that side needed help.

    67, 69, 106, 46, 76, the very west end of the north partnof 63 (and prob the south too, but I didn't see it), the stuff on the end of the ridge at Wolf Creek Rd, and the stuff on top of Wolf Point (127).

    Keenig and Muesial are both further South and West of the stuff I mentioned, and all the trail clearing was more North and East, so I'd imagine you could take your pick out there.

    I can't make it out in the next few weeks, but later this summer I will.
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    Anybody want to do some dual sport riding tomorrow? I am going to go do some south and west of hwy 30 and Rainier. Not sure where exactly
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    Well that was fun. The trail up to the top is rocky and slippery. Cost me a mirror mount.
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    It was an....INVESTMENT if you were smiling....
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    Laughing actually! I had to drop the DRZ sometime. Should have got a picture of the trail pretty knarly. The wet baby heads I was doing ok with, but the roots teamwork. :muutt
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    Nicloai?
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    Some friends and I went out yesterday to clear Cedar Ridge trail #63, at least we think that was the trail, off Muesiel creek road. We cleared it for about 1/2 mile and came to a landslide / washout in a draw. It starts at the road above and goes way down the canyon. There is no getting passed it. It might be possible to dig a trail across it. Several cubic yards on either side. A bridge would be the best solution.
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    Derek939 Available in Extra Medium

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    Yeah that slide happened about 3 to 4 months back unfortunately
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    I also have shovels... can a trail be sustainably cut through this slide?
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    It would take some serious work but can be done. It washed out all the way to the road in the gully. I think its repairable but lots of work.
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    Might want to check with the ODF first. They're aware of it, and might be waiting for it to stabilize before fixing it. There's also no point in using a shovel to do something they can fix with their excavator.
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    Good point. I was thinking that providing some volunteers and manpower to help it along than doing it on our own.

    Though correct me if I'm wrong, isn't Cedar Ridge almost all single track? And if so, wouldn't it be hard to get their trail machine down there? I've never seen this trail machine beast in person, so not sure...
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    Luke GPoET&P

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    It's a neat little beastie. It's called a single track machine, but it's really 1.5 track. They used it to build the trail, so it should get in there no problem.


    And I don't mean to discourage, I'm just thinking that there's plenty of small jobs to do instead; clearing deadfall, knocking down ruts, etc.
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