Riding Around the Hood

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

  1. TS888

    TS888 Deer dodger

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    Took off about noon today and rode the WABDR route from Carson up to 141, then into Trout Lake and back to White Salmon. Everybody's wasn't completely awash in tourists, so I stopped for a burrito and a beer. Decided I wasn't done riding, so shot across the bridge and went up Post Canyon, on up and around and dropped back in by Kingsley Reservoir. Rode the trail along the lake, then turned up one of the trails that goes up the hill toward 2400 or 2821. Made it a 1/4 mile or so and ended up bouncing through baby heads that got bigger and bigger. And I lost momentum and got tossed. Got the iron donkey turned around, headed back down, hit a big one with the front wheel and got tossed again.

    I really need to buy a DRZ400 or something, an 1150 GS is just too big for single track. Today's tally -- two broken front turn signals (I swear I break the damn things every time I ride), broke the left mirror, snapped the end off the shift lever, put a new dent in the tank, and crushed the right downpipe almost closed.

    Still had fun though!
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  2. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Sounds like a great ride!
    Although I think you need to hitch a trailer behind it for a dirt bike, more fun & cheaper in the long run.
  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Success, then...:rayof
    Fortunately, we don't really need blinkers around HR area.

    Two of us biggish bike guys are meeting to ride at the Mt Adams Chamber of Commerce Park & Ride right at the bridge tomorrow at 8am.

    You should be there too!
  4. TS888

    TS888 Deer dodger

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    I would have done, but I'm concerned about the crushed downpipe. It's only about 30% open, the bike was idling pretty rough by the time I got home. I spotted a couple on eBay, should have it fixed by next weekend.
  5. TS888

    TS888 Deer dodger

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    You know, that's crossed my mind. Seems like the beast would pull it.

    And what does Google say?

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  6. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    That's cool, although you could go a lot lighter. A smaller trailer & strickly dirt bike would save a lot of weight.
    You're on the right track though.
  7. JR1

    JR1 Been here awhile

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    I'm taking "trails" to mean single track and the like. Might be a dumb question, but are FS roads, Barlow, etc., ok to ride?
  8. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    yes trails, all the OHV area's are closed. As far as I know roads are open. Rules for fire extinguishers etc are different depending on who you ask.
  9. K9SearchRescue

    K9SearchRescue Been here awhile

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    I can't believe that bridge survived the winter. It was looking close to falling into the drainage last fall. I talked to the guys when they were putting it in last summer, and they said the railings were to stop ATVs from trying to use it.




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  10. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    Sun rise over the Deschutes yesterday.

    [​IMG]


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  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Where'dja camp, EP?
  12. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    That was the White River campground.
  13. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    UPDATE: Eagle Creek Fire Closures

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Due to the extreme risk of fire, fire danger, lack of resources to fight additional fires and in the intere...st of public safety; the County Forest Manager recommended the closure of all Hood River County Forestland, Forest Roads, and Forest Trails to all recreational use until further notice. The Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved the recommendation on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, just after 6:00 pm.

    Landowners with private holdings will be issued permits by the Forest Manager.

    Some areas will be a passive closure and gate closures will be optional. However, temporary road closure signage will be placed in areas that may have an imminent threat of fire spread from area fires including roads: Post Canyon, Riordan Hill, Binns Hill, Kingsley, Lovers Lane, Deadpoint and Greenpoint.

    No use county trails will be allowed by foot, bicycle, or any other means.

    Notices will begin to be posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, and the areas will be patrolled.
  14. K9SearchRescue

    K9SearchRescue Been here awhile

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    I haven't ridden since July 2 and instead added this farkle. Hopefully I'll be back on two wheels at some point this year....

    .....[​IMG]
  15. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Hows the healing going K9? Is that the original x-ray? Hope you can get out there before the week long rains come.
  16. K9SearchRescue

    K9SearchRescue Been here awhile

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    That's the X-ray of a titanium addition to fix the spiral fracture of my tibia. I hope to be riding again in November, at the earliest. Recovery is long.

    I don't recommend breaking a leg. It's not fun.


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  17. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    When I broke my shoulder a couple years ago I was seriously considering buying a scooter and mounting the throttle on the left side so I could get out and ride. I was desperate to get back on the bike! In the end I just waited it out. My gosh that was a long 8 weeks! I don't want to think about what you must be going through!
  18. Ride365

    Ride365 #DirtLivesMatter

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  19. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    But why?? ^^^
  20. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    If you have to ask...........I did a bunch of laps on a motocross track on a fully dressed silver wing once. There's something gratifying about thrashing a road machine in the dirt.
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