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brad21 06-17-2009 05:00 PM

Mini-Giant Loop 09, the Alvord Beckons
 
Well, it's near Father's day and it's time to head to the Oregon desert again. Originally I was planning on heading out with Wachs and crew but new job requirements and potential for wifelessness upon my return changed the plan a little. Enter Leisureclub, KMA and StroupDog. An alternate plan was hatched and it begins tonight. Stay tuned FF'ers.

StroupDog 06-17-2009 07:36 PM

Ready
 
Locked and loaded. :D

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brad21 06-22-2009 08:29 AM

And.....we're back. Lots of pics and report to follow!

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GB 06-22-2009 08:43 AM

Tuned in :thumb

:lurk

KMA 06-22-2009 09:21 AM

While were waiting for Bacon to get his shite together here are a couple of teaser pics I took on the trip
the crew on the Alvord playa
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fun stuff
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSCN0084-1.jpg
Stroup blastin it
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Oger of the falls (Bacon)
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSCN0031-9.jpg
lotsa horses this trip
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSCN0053-3.jpg
Husky on the playa..Hijack over
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSCN0038-1.jpg

StroupDog 06-22-2009 09:27 AM

Greg (Leisureclug) and I left Bend 6am; we railed it to Green Mountain Lookout via CH and 23 and met Jim (KMA) and Brad (Baconsammich) who camped Wed night.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09030.jpg

We chatted a bit while they packed them railed it on into CV for gas and Hostess Cupcakes and buiscuits and gravy.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09033.jpg


On into Fandango...

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Greg fixing his front pinch flat, Brad coming back to see what was the holdup........


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Baja Ho 06-22-2009 09:27 AM

More please :lurk

StroupDog 06-22-2009 09:35 AM

Promotional considerations paid for by.......

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09037.jpg

Random day one photos...

Brad lifting the front as we came back from soaking in the hot springs, don't say nothing bout ATGATT, this is the PLAYA!
We rode to soak in shorts and ball caps.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09144.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09141.jpg

Life can't be better than this!

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...dJune09123.jpg


More........

brad21 06-22-2009 12:48 PM

I'll catch up here shortly, work is slowing me down a bit...don't skip ahead to Day 2 yet gay-tards!

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570515403_3hhtD-XL.jpg

KMA, the only non-Giant Loop equipped, re-packing his load after he lost it all!

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570517032_LuXbo-XL.jpg

:rofl

brad21 06-22-2009 06:43 PM

So, 4 days of roaming around the Alvord desert of southcentraleastern Oregon. Rough plans around a counter-clockwise loop starting and finishing in Bend. Wednesday night KMA and I camp at Green Mtn, just north of Christmas Valley. Rather chilly night, but not bad...

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570542735_WhESk-XL.jpg

Leisure and Stroup show up at right around 8am and we're off, quick fuel stop in Christmas Valley and we're headed towards Plush and eventually Fields or somewhere close.

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570517452_NWhgT-XL.jpg

395 to Hogback Rd.

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570518068_f33BP-XL.jpg

Hart Mtn. Store in Plush

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Hart Mtn. road

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570519202_Gw9xe-XL.jpg

Dry Lake

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570521425_dEsSt-XL.jpg

Lots of this out there this go-around...

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more...

brad21 06-22-2009 06:59 PM

Somewhere in Fandango Cyn a horse wanted to race...

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More mud holes, Leisure doing it right, one of the few times he stood up off the seat this ride :D :

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More mud:

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570526962_uXnn6-XL.jpg

KMA on the newly named KMA Road:

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570530520_mH7BP-XL.jpg

Non-passable:

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570533913_sA63B-XL.jpg

And into Fields. Tom and Sandy really took care of us on this trip, more about that later...

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570534801_5HXtz-XL.jpg

more...

brad21 06-22-2009 07:10 PM

Beer and fuel was obtained and it was out onto the playa and to the Alvord hot springs for a soak...

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little frisbee playing:

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570548098_m7Roe-XL.jpg

and a soak...

http://brad21.smugmug.com/photos/570535955_2ZRsU-XL.jpg

various playa pics...

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more...

taco250 06-22-2009 08:10 PM

Greg is a sit-down rider and he does just fine. I can't keep up with him through the roughest stuff. Let me guess, Greg was the one who routed you guys down "KMA Road" right? :lol3 Greg likes finding the rockiest "roads" to ride.

Keep 'er comin' boys!
:lurk

Buck Nasty 06-22-2009 08:31 PM

It's a shame I couldn't go on this one. Mega is my middle name! Looks like a frickin' blast! Stop draggin' ass and keep postin' pics!!! :clap :lurk

taco250 06-22-2009 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buck Nasty
Mega is my middle name!

That's odd, I thought Dork was your middle name but... oh well. On with the show guys!


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