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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,869
Posted By tommybelvedere
Yep Tried it!

Yeah i tried it on a dual sport 650, didn't make it far and realized how crazy that was. It was still a fun day even though i didn't ride the trail. I did read you comments/warnings Chris, just had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,869
Posted By tommybelvedere
Knarly

Do not attempt this on a big bike, made it 100 yards before turning around. Its a knarly trail, my buddy on a drz 440 and me on a dr 650. These are not bikes for this trail. We had a great ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,869
Posted By tommybelvedere
Thinking about a ride up that way Saturday with a...

Thinking about a ride up that way Saturday with a friend, gonna see what its all about. Been to the trailhead, but i was by myself and wussed out. I'll have a friend with me this time.
TB
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,664
Posted By tommybelvedere
Nothing stops this fella!

Deanman,
So glad you got up and running again. I have the same DR650 and am watching and reading with alot of delight. I am not sure about replacing a complete wiring harness mid-trip but man you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By tommybelvedere
looks like a DNR quality map, useless. Paper copy...

looks like a DNR quality map, useless. Paper copy is little better but not by much.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,058
Posted By tommybelvedere
Cider is coming on great!

Fermented 130 gallons or so of traditional cider from real juice last fall.
Its really coming into its own with the warmer weather and is sparkling very nicley. The flavor is great with dry/apple...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,428
Posted By tommybelvedere
oops

Ijabberwocky,
If that was you on the trail i made stop cause i was in the wrong lane, sorry! I was in awe from the scenery.
I thought you may have been on a 990. If not have a great rally and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,428
Posted By tommybelvedere
Good riding conditions

Me, my father in law and brother in law were up around the Plain area this past weekend. The riding was awesome and the dust was not bad Friday but by Sunday had gotten powdery and some dust was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By tommybelvedere
Thanks for the report!

I/ we are going to attempt the same trails up there this weekend. There is 3 of us going to be on 650's. Thinking to camp up in the Goose Creek area and ride out of camp. Come join the mayhem if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8,050
Views: 470,224
Posted By tommybelvedere
Franklin Creek?

I know this is probably not close, but it looks like a eventful place along Franklin Creek in Idaho we camped at a few years back. The BLM campground was deserted when us hooligans rolled in and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By tommybelvedere
Crazy

Never gonna find that thing, that area is steep, heavily wooded and not traveled much except if you count wildlife. Write it off as a interesting experiment. Not coming back and i ain't going out to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By tommybelvedere
Gregulator: We rode exactly in that area, wold...

Gregulator:
We rode exactly in that area, wold be interesting to see what difference a week or so makes. Have fun and bring back pictures!
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By tommybelvedere
Chiwawa

We ended up not taking 5200 up that way, did about 75 mi on saturday and another 70 or so on sunday. We tried Surgarloaf on Saturday and got snow stopped about a mile from the lookout, it was kind of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By tommybelvedere
Chiwawa River Camp/Snow report

Hiya folks,
Went for a little camp and ride this weekend up the Lk.Wenatchee area to see what the snow levels were for ourselves. We took the campervans and the bikes to see what trouble we could...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By tommybelvedere
Great day for a ride!

Looks like you fellas had a good time, need a little snow to melt off to get a little higher i guess. I dig the chainsaw setup, screw handsaws!:clap:clap:clap
Cheers TB
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,375
Posted By tommybelvedere
More please

Really want to see more, keep it coming. You guys are awesome, hope to ride along sometime.
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Hohmie, I will keep that in mind as i search...

Hohmie,
I will keep that in mind as i search out spots. I am thankful for the responses! I am getting jazzed to ride and ordered some parts for my bike today and will have some wrenchin to do soon....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Hi there! Thats the type of place i am looking...

Hi there!
Thats the type of place i am looking for, it has worked out great the last two years in Idaho. I think i have a few leads now!
Ride On
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By tommybelvedere
My Base

I am just looking for a place to stay for one night and leave my truck trailer for the 9 days of our ride. Perfect place would be seedy hotel with secure parking to leave truck trailer for 9 days...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By tommybelvedere
Good luck

I/we are also tryin to base a ride out of th Bend area in june, i could not get any love from the crew from bend .
:rofl:rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,540
Posted By tommybelvedere
I did not know it was private, assumed it was...

I did not know it was private, assumed it was state owned. Not that stupid to try to ride there if its private, i've got too many other options...
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,540
Posted By tommybelvedere
Well off to the cabin by the green dots then,...

Well off to the cabin by the green dots then, father in law and wife when she was younger rode alot a Mattawa back in the day. I now can base weekend adventures out of Table Mt. and the green dots. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,540
Posted By tommybelvedere
Chaos!

He's a lucky guy, thats quite a hole. I like riding along the wire (barbed?) fence with all the dust. Real lucky nobody got hurt worse. I have thought about doing this race but decided its not my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Oh well

I understand the feeling of an outsider looking for info, so i will just leave it now. I still intend to ride out of Bend this summer, i will have to do a little extra legwork. I just thought this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,051
Posted By tommybelvedere
Nice meeting a few new faces, you guys should...

Nice meeting a few new faces, you guys should have joined me in my logging road adventures/cold shower, i was soaked by the time i got home. At leat the pants are waterproof...
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,051
Posted By tommybelvedere
Looks like a plan

Will be there, sounds like a good excuse for riding.
TB
:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,811
Posted By tommybelvedere
Pics please?

It really sounds like you guys had an adventure, pictures would really tie it together for some of us keyboard kowboys!! I know you had time to take pictures with all the caretakers you had!
Tb
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,051
Posted By tommybelvedere
I'm down!

i am down for that, its a great idea. Let me know the details? I have a few trips in the fire this year, would love to compare, tell lies!
TB:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Thanks for the tip

I will check it out, thanks for the tip debueller!
I can't wait to ride, spring is so close.
TB
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By tommybelvedere
Creation, I am a surveyor by trade, most plat...

Creation,
I am a surveyor by trade, most plat maps are available online it will give you bearings and distances. if you are in a platted subdivision it really is not that hard, lines of visible...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
checking options

DirtSoup,
I thank you for the offer, i may take you up on it! Our ride plans have changed a little, my brother in law can only ride in nid June. We are considering doing our ride now in mid June,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Thanks for the tip

Clappedr6,
Thanks for the tip, wasn't aware of that. Jumping through hoops as we speak!
Cheers,
TB:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Maybe no one in Bend anymore? Almost 200 lookies...

Maybe no one in Bend anymore? Almost 200 lookies and no suggestions? Should have guessed. I did not think i was asking alot, just a good motel/hotel option and some feedback, too much i guess.
Back...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By tommybelvedere
Bend OR lodging, base camp options?

Anyone out there have any ideas for a base camp based out of Bend OR? Myself and 2trackles and my yet to be adv named brother in law Greg are planning ride based out of Bend area Late Julyish. I/we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By tommybelvedere
Looks pretty lame for 2 wheelers, lawyers and...

Looks pretty lame for 2 wheelers, lawyers and assholes are not a good mix, someones gonna get their feelings hurt. I am glad i skipped it and went sno riding instead. Waste of a perfectly good $12...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By tommybelvedere
Lion Rock this weekend

We went up to the cabin this weekend to shred some snow on the slopes and what the hell do i see up by the Lions Rock meadow but a couple of KTM bikes with full tracks setup and mono ski on the front...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By tommybelvedere
Gotta get over there

You gotta go back over there, no other place like it. The fires the last two years have really screwed the riding somewhat, but you always have great options! I love Idaho, probably one of my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By tommybelvedere
Ladybug: Yes Hat Point was a memorable ride...

Ladybug:
Yes Hat Point was a memorable ride after doing the dug bar ride the afternoon before that. That pic was my screensaver for a season!
Wansfel
That would be a good stop on the way to Troy,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By tommybelvedere
Good to see you on here Les

Glad you liked the little write up, can't wait for our next adventure in California. We will have to review some maps this weekend while we are shredding some snow ADV style. I pulled a huge wheelie...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By tommybelvedere
Sorry its on pg 45 of the Benchmark brand map...

Sorry its on pg 45 of the Benchmark brand map book of Montana. They have a black cover and has the whole state broke down into page sections, very handy on a bike, i don't travel without one and a...
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