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Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. BlackdogADV

    BlackdogADV Long timer

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    I bought a WR250R there without issues. I consider them more of a boat/RTV dealer than a place to buy motorcycles anymore.
  2. woodrc

    woodrc Been here awhile

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    I haven't bought big ticket items from them but they can order a large variety of parts next day from their supplier. Has helped me out a few times.
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    I never bought any vehicles from them, but I've gone there to buy front tubes (many, many times :lol3), oil & antifreeze when I don't plan ahead, basic handlebars for the DR200, gloves, and I bought my first helmet there. All those things were priced competitively, with no gouging at all. I've also had some service done there years ago on my boat's gimbal bearing and they replaced my 990's chain & sprockets when I was a n00b and couldn't do it myself. Everything worked as it should when they were done and service cost seemed reasonable.
  4. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Long timer

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    For the last two years or so, I’ve been buying our tires there. A tire purchase comes with a free mount and balance. Not a bad deal. Tubes are extra. I take the wheels off our bikes and drop them off, a few hours later I come back. What’s not to like about that?
    I also get some consumables there.
    We don’t have Yamaha’s so that’s pretty much where it ends. However, if I was going to buy a Yamaha, that’s most likely where I’d buy it.
    Good bunch of guys.
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  5. throttlebody

    throttlebody Boregonian

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    First season update on the 4610 rd. Still lots of snow about a mile past the gravel pit at 2200 feet. Prolly another month. MP

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  6. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    We did the same on Lolo yesterday. made it a mile or so beyond the short gravel section before finding a Subaru stuck in a shaded area drift.
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  7. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Here is a youtube fix for ya AJ.

    Works for me !

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  8. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    Made a nice loop yesterday, out of Mosier. The main hurdle was a patch of snow on the 1720 / Skyline road. The patch was about 100 yards long, at the summit, about 4300' ?
  9. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    Sorry about the out of focus photo. I took it rather quickly as my friend was right behind me.
  10. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Hit snow yesterday 10 miles north of Trout Lake on road 23.

    Huckleberry shakes are now 7 bux at the cafe, takeout only. Still worth the trip.
  11. JP4

    JP4 Thumper Geek

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    Went up Booth Hill, Pinemont/17 yesterday and finally got through after weeks of trying.
    After 17 I went east on 1720 to Kneble Springs campground. Had to ride through one small stretch of snow for about 30 yards, then it was dry. Kneble Springs campground area has no sign of snow. Rode up Five mile Butte and there's no snow up there either, though the gate is closed at the top. From there tried to get to the Bottle Prairie parking area on 1720-120 (Rail Hollow Rd) but was turned back by a few big drifts 1/4 mile from the parking area and Rd 44. Then I went 130 past Pebble Ford Campground and South on 4420 towards 15 mile. Turned back at 4,800'. After the heat wave this week, most everything should be melted out.
    Lolo still has a ways to go from friends that were up there yesterday.

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  12. albacore

    albacore Long timer

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    I'd be pretty surprised if it's possible but has anyone tried 7010 from Molalla to the Collawash?
  13. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    Anyone riding around the gorge ? I’m just looking for day rides no camping
  14. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand... Supporter

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    Might be rolling out to WA side to check out NF-60 Carson Guler rd. Never been there before. Any tips?
  15. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    Have fun. There's a lot of roads up there, most of them in pretty good shape. Do stop at the ice cave.
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  16. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Start in Stabler, it's a great road, but the paved part has a lot of frost heave and other fun surprises. Head on in to Trout Lake for lunch at the Chevron if they are open. Don't forget a flashlight for the cave.
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  17. pointsunknown

    pointsunknown Explore. Dream. Discover.

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    Take out only at the Trout Lake Cafe (chevron). But it's still mighty tasty.
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  18. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    No idea. Never ridden any of those areas but I am game lol.
  19. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand... Supporter

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    Well, I’m heading out Sunday out of North Portland and looping back in the afternoon. Expect about 5-6 hours. I’m solo as of now, but game for anyone wanting to join. Will be in Hood River about 11 and Trout Lake about noon for a snack
  20. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    We started out today with a plan to loop up to the McClellan overlook then back past the the reservoirs. There was a car vs bike accident about a mile from the overlook and the said it would be hours and turned us around. No details on the accident. We decided to backtrack to Stabler and take 60 over to Trout Lake but ran into more snow than I want to fight with just past Goose lake. It was 3993 feet at the photo. We backtracked via 65 back to Carson. We did get solid intelligence from a riding buddy that the Cafe in Trout Lake is serving up their usual stuff.

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