Riding Around the Hood

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

  1. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Long timer

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    @pointsunknown

    Seems like the gates are open. The one before Post Flats was, and also the one on Riordan Hill past Family Man.
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  2. BlackdogADV

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    Is Hedges grade about the same as baby head hill on the WABDR section 2? I can fly up Hedges grade but want to do WABDR. I’ll be solo as all my friends stopped riding and turned gay. Any of you done both?
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First Super Supporter

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    I think Hedges Grade is worse than BabyHead Hill. Steeper and more rocks/less soil. I've done Babyhead Hill twice, and Hedges about a dozen, and it's gnarlier, IMO. It also has more poison Oak on the sides of that bad road to help keep your mind off crashing.

    I've been looking at our dry weather forecast, with just 20% chance of rain late next week, and thinking we need to make a run for Hedges AND Suicide Grade weekend after this....April 9-11....
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  4. BlackdogADV

    BlackdogADV Long timer

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    I was on Suicide grade with my Grom yesterday. Had to turn around at the creek as it was too deep for the little bike. I’m definitely down for the ride.

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  5. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Long timer

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    Yeah, what Jeff said, if you can glide up Hedges Grade, baby head hill would be fine.
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  6. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    Well dang. I'll be racing that weekend. But I do want to do the suicide grade ride someday.
  7. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    Iiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnish? I really really wanna do a suicide ride. We’ll see.
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  8. El Pacifico

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  9. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated Supporter

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    I n ? At least for a suicide! Day ride thing. Maybe. Why is it I always start doing something to the bike when I have a ride I want to do come up. Should be done by then if work allows.
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    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated Supporter

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    Ok bikes together cause I could. What’s the plan AJ?
  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First Super Supporter

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  12. Ride365

    Ride365 #DirtLivesMatter

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    I haven't...I still ride & like women. :thumb
  13. Commiehunter

    Commiehunter Been here awhile

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    I don't care if you're gay, you can still ride. It's irrelevant. Dunno how to make it funny but anyone should be able to go ride with me without feeling made fun of or less than.

    Unless you're slow.

    I do care if Pinemont riding area is still under lots of snow. Is it worth heading up there or should we stage at Post/Binns?
  14. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Ride Oregon First Super Supporter

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    ...taken out of context...it sounds different.
    I would think Pinemont is up high enough to still be in snow, but I don't know for sure. You can stage at my place if you want, and ride the trails between here and Mosier. I hear 2-stroke heading up the road past my place everyday. I'll be here Sat and Sunday mornings for the Suicide Ride.
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  15. JP4

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    Unfortunately going to miss the Suicide ride so I can get my shot Saturday, but I got out today with a buddy. The dirt in the Hood is phenomenal right now. Did some Middle Mtn, some Pinemont trails, followed a road I hadn't been on before that cut across and came out hallway up the power line. Rode that down through Parkdale and did the dirt crossover from Punch Bowl to lower Kingsley road. Almost no mud anywhere, just tacky shit as far as you can see. Didn't get above about 2,800' so I don't know what the snow situation is up high, but it's going off down low. Go get it! IMG_20210408_134200976.jpg IMG_20210408_142552474_HDR.jpg
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  16. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    I think that's what the cool kids call Brown Pow... :D
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    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    I had a chance to get out with @El Pacifico yesterday for an after-work rip on the dirty bikes up at Post Canyon. Much above 3,300 feet or so, there's snow. More so in the northern elevations and in the shade. We tried to punch through a few roads and trails around Kingsley Reservoir and were skunked. It's going to be a few more weeks before things are readable that high. I'm sure he'll know the correct road and area names we tried yesterday.

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  18. WolfNman

    WolfNman I wanna rock!

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    I’ll be in Hood River this weekend with my TE610. The OHV area just out of town looks pretty cool and shouldn’t be too far out of the way either. Any advice for an average rider on a 340 lbs bike? I’ve never ridden in that area before.
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    spova Been here awhile

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    Prepare for slippery hard mud, both gear and tires.
  20. WolfNman

    WolfNman I wanna rock!

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    Thanks for the heads up! I run a TR8 and D606 on mine for trail riding up here so that should be alright. Looks like a coolish day so I’ll bring my revit stuff.