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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By ydosque
Portland to Astoria - Route Options??

Need to ride out to Astoria early Saturday morning to pick up my van - (drove it out there last week to participate in the Oregon Offshore yacht race)...

Looking for some off-the-beaten track...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 210,945
Posted By ydosque
Carrizo Plain BLizzard: ...

Carrizo Plain BLizzard:

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ydosque/Carrizo%20Plain/Selby.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 210,945
Posted By ydosque
Ochoco's Blizzard (oregon) ...

Ochoco's Blizzard (oregon)

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ydosque/CrookedCanyon2012/antelopecutoff.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,269
Posted By ydosque
First night : <EMBED...

First night :




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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,269
Posted By ydosque
Crooked Canyon - November 2012 ...

Crooked Canyon - November 2012

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ydosque/CrookedCanyon2012/photo.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By ydosque
trip went well - traveled 250 miles from PDX to...

trip went well - traveled 250 miles from PDX to Eugene - I talked a friend on his 1150gs to join me - our route took us from NE PDX, to Estacada - to Detroit via 224.
Outside of Detroit, we jumped...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By ydosque
heading down to YouGene tomorrow - thanks for all...

heading down to YouGene tomorrow - thanks for all the tips on routes -

I'm going to do the PDX/Estacada/Detroit Lake/Wolf Rock (via Rd 11 or 2047 to Rd 15) route on the way down. Depending on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By ydosque
Thanks for the route suggestions. Messing around...

Thanks for the route suggestions. Messing around in Google maps, i come up with a ~200 mile route starting from Estacada - which looks like the last time I can get fuel until Eugene. That is just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11,986
Views: 645,832
Posted By ydosque
PDX to Eugene backroad routes??

(double posting into this thread)

Thinking about heading down to Eugene (for the Downtown Celebration)
:strum
from NE PDX next Friday on the XR650 - looking for route suggestions that will get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By ydosque
Portland to Eugene Backroad/Scenic Route?

Thinking about heading down to Eugene (for the Downtown Celebration)
:strum
from NE PDX next Friday on the XR650 - looking for route suggestions that will get me off of I5 South.

Planning to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,600
Posted By ydosque
Can anyone provide details of what the dual sport...

Can anyone provide details of what the dual sport course is like? it sounds as though it is a different course than the 100, and is run on Saturday - is this the Poker Run course? or is that even...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
So, sign says 11 miles to Antelope Flat Res. 10...

So, sign says 11 miles to Antelope Flat Res. 10 miles to hwy 130... and it was snowing pretty hard -
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/ydosque/CrookedCanyon2012/antelopecutoff.jpg

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
Crooked Canyon Camp out -

Camped out last weekend at Chimney Rock CG - Ended up riding just one day, due to the Arctic blast that blew through, but we had a good time, ate very good, drank too much (or just enough). Had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
We got a few inches. Not too bad. We attempted to...

We got a few inches. Not too bad. We attempted to make it to antelope flat res. Yesterday But ran into a small blizzard
at the top of kamloochtka rd. so Ended up just running north out to 130 as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By ydosque
thanks for the link to that post - as that post...

thanks for the link to that post - as that post highlights, there is certainly confusion on how the rules are written and plenty of disagreement on how they are interpreted. :deal

The ride we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By ydosque
Question OR Off-road sitcker needed for a plated bike?

Can someone fill me in on the rules/requirements of the OR offroad sticker and ATV training requirements, for a plated XR 650L?

The DMV just told me if your bike is plated, then you do not need...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
Crooked River is it - it looks like a great place...

Crooked River is it - it looks like a great place to camp, and pretty close to the rides we want to do -

So, Mad Chap, Mr. Dual Sport, Wachs - as promised, come by the camp TH, FR or SA and have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
Thumb Thanks much for the all the tips - the weather...

Thanks much for the all the tips - the weather window is currently looking favorable! I've got a few excellent options for rides mapped out, thanks to your suggestions. Nice back yard you guys have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
hey thanks much for the tip - that looks like...

hey thanks much for the tip - that looks like just the spot - are there designated camp spots there west of Terrebonne - or is it open BLM/FS land? Also found a tip on camping near Smith Rocks, off...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,106
Posted By ydosque
Looking for Central Or. Ride Ideas -

I'm a fairly recent transplant to PDX, moving up from Oakland last year to avoid lead poisoning :2guns-

One of my riding buddies lives in Klamath Falls - we both have XR650Ls. we've been trying...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By ydosque
Question Best place to buy a GPS in Portland?

Looking to purchase a Garmin Montana - (an early xmas present) - any advice on decent dealers in Portlandhttp://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/icon5.gif
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,548
Posted By ydosque
Hey there - just curious - did you do any...

Hey there - just curious - did you do any strengthening of the rear fender sub-frame? That is a lot of weight back there - I've seen on here where several folks have welded additional supports -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By ydosque
Portland to Yachats - Route Suggestions??

Heading to Grandma's farm, 7 miles up the Yachats River Valley - either this afternoon or tomorrow early. Looking for some quick suggestions on various backroad routes - from Portland to Yachats -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By ydosque
Portland Honda XR650L Mechanic recommendations

Need to get a general tune up/oil change and fork/steering alignment done on my '96 XR650L. I have not been able to find time to do it myself, and am planning to ride to seattle for the weekend, so...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By ydosque
Portland to Seattle - Scenic Route?

Will be heading to Seattle next weekend to race around the bouys out in the harbor. Thinking about riding the XRL up from PDX - Any cool back road routes to recommend??
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21,356
Views: 1,553,532
Posted By ydosque
Well, that is too bad - it is sure going to be...

Well, that is too bad - it is sure going to be very hard to sit in traffic on a bike.... I guess I will plan to commute via bicycle then, and ride the motobike ('06 XR650L) on the weekends...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21,356
Views: 1,553,532
Posted By ydosque
Lane Splitting- a no no in OR?? tell me it isn't true

hello PNW'rs, or whatever you call yourselves up here - I have just arrived in PDX from Oakland, CA - been relocated here by my work - (let the californicate comments roll)...

As soon as I get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Thumb we powered back to camp, and was chased by...

we powered back to camp, and was chased by another big black cloud all the way - right when we got to camp, it opened up again - this time rain - it rained pretty hard fora bout an hour - just enough...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Saturday the sun came out, and started to thaw...

Saturday the sun came out, and started to thaw things, We opted to head over to the Pozo Saloon, thinking the roads around the Plain were going to be frozen and muddy - was the perfect call - for the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
We spent a part of Friday running around the...

We spent a part of Friday running around the mostly vacant parcels of California Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Valley,_California
the unincorporated community that is at the north...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Crazy Weather on the Plain

Finally getting around to posting photos from our trip down to Carrizo two weeks ago - weather was calling for slight chance of showers Thursday, maybe Friday, clearing Friday night and Saturday.......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
We were at Selby Camp Thurs - Sunday - and yes...

We were at Selby Camp Thurs - Sunday - and yes got dumped on Friday afternoon/night. Got caught in it at south end of the plain - tried to attempt Pipeline Road, but could only see 50 feet, and it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Headin down to Carrizo on Thursday, we'll be...

Headin down to Carrizo on Thursday, we'll be camping at Selby - Just talked with USFS - Pozo OHV area is open, However Hi Mountain Road is closed and will remain closed at least through the weekend...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Hey there - what road is this one shown in your...

Hey there - what road is this one shown in your photo? up on the ridge?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
From 4/2/09

From 4/2/09
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
Thanks - I was looking at that option for going...

Thanks - I was looking at that option for going in - I called the FS yesterday, and the Pozo roads are curretnly closed - they say they need about a week of dry weather befire they will be opened....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,262
Posted By ydosque
looks like spring is trying to come out down...

looks like spring is trying to come out down there - A friend and I are planning to head to carrizo in two weeks, for my annual bday camp out weekend. two years ago on 4/2 the wildflowers were epic -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ydosque
Well - I am stuck with the 606 front for this...

Well - I am stuck with the 606 front for this ride - does DV dirt count as real? Funny in all my research for DS tires (and I do need street legal tires) - I have not seen feedback that 606s are a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ydosque
Hey thanks - I thought that was about the...

Hey thanks - I thought that was about the distance - so , as long as we don't get lost or take a wrong turn - should not be a problem. The other bike has a 5.8 gal tank, so I will remember to bring a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ydosque
Advice Requested - Death Valley Weekend Rides

I'm in negotiations with the wife for a hall pass, and riding partner for a DV trip this weekend. I am getting close to sealing the deal - We are planning to camp at panamint springs and do day trips...
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