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Mr Dual Sport 09-21-2013 07:41 PM

Perfect Desert Dirt 3 KTM's and a Honda XR
 
Killurtv, The Professor, Uncle Teabag, and I set out for a 2 day ride to SE Oregon and the Alvord. Our goal was to ride as little pavement as possible for the approx 400 mile ride there. 260 the first day and from the edge of Bend to the town of Plush we managed under 15 miles of slab.

Meet up for coffee, bagels, and snacks to bring.
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Head out behind the landfill in Bend. This is the last pavement we will see for 90 miles. Nothing but primitive roads and 2 track.
Added bonus. The night before it POURED in the desert making for zero dust and perfect traction. ROOSTAFARI!!!:clap:clap:clap

Killurtv
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Uncle Teabag
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Safety meeting and enjoying the view!:clap
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The Professor headed behind Pine Mountain
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Headed to Hampton

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Stopped by Dickerson well

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Rutabaga 09-22-2013 01:40 PM

Beautiful piece of countryside you are riding. Oregon is full of surprises.

Mr Dual Sport 09-22-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Rutabaga (Post 22388906)
Beautiful piece of countryside you are riding. Oregon is full of surprises.

Yes it is. We are VERY lucky to have this as our backyard.:evil

Mr Dual Sport 09-22-2013 03:39 PM

The 2track in the last couple of picks is the type of riding we did most of the way to Hampton. Was some beautiful riding. I took a whole bunch of photos through here. Unfortunately my camera shutters stuck part way and did something to the focus. They're so blurry you can't even make them out. Total bummer.....:cry
Came out by Frederick Butte and headed for our first stretch of highway. 13 miles of highway 20 to Hampton Station.

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Hampton's pumps started leaking a few months ago and they had to shut them down. Double whammy for them. It will cost thousands of $ to fix at a place that doesn't really sell much fuel and the pump failed right after they filled their storage tanks, so now they're sitting on thousands of $ of fuel.
The Professor called ahead and they were kind enough to have fuel waiting for us in cans.

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Some great food and friendly people at this stop. If you're ever passing through stop by and have lunch or even just pie and coffee. You won't be disappointed!

Mr Dual Sport 09-22-2013 03:55 PM

From Hampton Station we crossed the Highway to our next section.
Wandered around till we came out on the Christmas Valley Highway.

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Where the hell are we! :cromag

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Maybe this way!
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Came out in a different spot then we expected but it worked perfect. Headed 2 miles east on pavement then south again on our next section of dirt.
Close to an ODOT station on Highway 395 we go straight across the highway. Our last 20 feet of slab before Plush.
Then head up this hill.

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We are all headed to Plush.

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But The Professor starts having problems... And it's getting dark.
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Mr Dual Sport 09-22-2013 06:20 PM

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I tell him to stop pushing cause Plush isn't "just over that hill":lol3 and you probably just ran out of gas. Killurtv had a gas bladder on his bike so I rode the mile and a half to Plush and he ran back with the bladder. 15 minutes later they both show up and Professor fills his bike up. But it takes less fuel then it should. Hmmmm:hmmmmm
All 4 bikes start up and we head to Hart Mountain. It's dark now.
We soak in the hot springs that night and end the day with a whiskey and beer dinner.

Mr Dual Sport 09-22-2013 07:01 PM

The next morning we took our time getting ready. Bikes were loaded and ready to go by 11am. But Professors LC4 wouldn't start no matter how many times he kicked it over.
Time to trouble shoot. It's determined it's getting fuel.
So off comes the tank.
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And out comes the spark plug.

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No spark. Check the wiring, looks good. Check the switch, looks good.
Try to tow start it, it starts! Professor yells "YES"! only to have it die 15 seconds later. More attempts, it won't fire at all now.
So Professor calls it and we ride out of the hole to get cell service and set up a recovery.
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There's a good sized group headed to the Alvord from Bend but no one is able to make it to Hart. Killurtv's truck is being driven to the Playa by some friends so it's decided he'll come do a rescue the next morning.
Professor couldn't have broken down in a better spot. He has water, shade, whiskey, food, hot springs, and a book.:norton
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wachs 09-22-2013 11:26 PM

Even though I know the ending, your tale is intriguing. Please continue and we'll contribute! :clap:evil:freaky:lol3:wink:

Buck Nasty 09-23-2013 12:29 AM

No time for breaks! More!

Mr Dual Sport 09-23-2013 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by wachs (Post 22392285)
Even though I know the ending, your tale is intriguing. Please continue and we'll contribute! :clap:evil:freaky:lol3:wink:

Yes you do. What a crazy crazy trip!:lol3
Bikes broke down, broken ri... wait! I can't give it all away yet!
Your side of the story is classic! Contribute away as we go along.

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Originally Posted by Buck Nasty (Post 22392438)
No time for breaks! More!

Work beckons. I'll post more this afternoon.:evil:deal

Scott_PDX 09-23-2013 09:25 AM

In! You sure find some great rides out there Mr DS. I really need to head out there sometime.

Mr Dual Sport 09-23-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott_PDX (Post 22394423)
In! You sure find some great rides out there Mr DS. I really need to head out there sometime.


Anytime Scott! From now until early November is the best to to ride out there.

Mr Dual Sport 09-23-2013 01:06 PM

So Professor is out of action. Uncle Teabag hurt his back before the trip and toughed out the first day but couldn't take anymore punishment. He took the big roads to Fields and the Alvord

Killurtv and I continue on!:clap

Headed south toward Beatys Butte

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Sill going south

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Mr Dual Sport 09-23-2013 05:33 PM

Then we started to head east. 160 miles of beautiful desert riding! :clap

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Domingo Pass
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And finally to where everyone is camped on the Alvord.
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Tomorrow I have to do the whole ride in reverse in one day, and will attempt it without stopping in any towns other than Fields for fuel.
The adventure for these guys hasn't even begun yet!
Carnage will be had! :deal:clap:freaky:lol3:eek1

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MortimerSickle 09-23-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Dual Sport (Post 22397942)
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Tomorrow I have to do the whole ride in reverse in one day, and will attempt it without stopping in any towns other than Fields for fuel.
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No milkshake?


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