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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:20 AM
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Anyone claim this KTM plastic, we found it way...

Anyone claim this KTM plastic, we found it way off the grid between Evans & Ogle Mtn north of Elkhorn. The mounting tabs are all busted off.........
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2014, 08:14 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Just made my KTM 200 99% street legal, it already...

Just made my KTM 200 99% street legal, it already had a headlight, rear & brake light and a rear mirror, just needed turners and a horn (to toot at neighbors *grins*) The Tusk system was half the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 08:12 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Hehe - yes, exactly the same rock, same spot. You...

Hehe - yes, exactly the same rock, same spot. You can spot this road driving east on Hwy 22 thru Gates, specially if there's snow on it. Looks waaaay high up there :)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2014, 08:17 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Snow is gone from 2207 now. Rode over the top...

Snow is gone from 2207 now. Rode over the top from the Elkhorn side, then up past Tumble Lake. The photo is looking west over the N. Santiam Canyon. Pretty much everything below 4,000 ft is snow free...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Monument Peak Rd is snow free over the top now...

Monument Peak Rd is snow free over the top now too.....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 06:11 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Rode up to Opal Lake today, still snow past the...

Rode up to Opal Lake today, still snow past the trailhead, give it another 2 weeks......
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Made it to the end of Elkhorn Mtn. Rd today,...

Made it to the end of Elkhorn Mtn. Rd today, plowed through some minor snow just past Elkhorn Lake, but, no biggie. My riding friend & I think we were the first bikes this year. I did see a Husky...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Just bought some Giant Loop MoJave Enduro bags....

Just bought some Giant Loop MoJave Enduro bags. Great product, installs in a few minutes, and the company is locally owned and situated in Bend. On my bike, the material connecting the 2 bags just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 05:39 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Yes, you guys should !! Right now, with the high...

Yes, you guys should !! Right now, with the high elevation snow, we still end up doing out and backs as opposed to loops. The Monument Peak system south of Gates/Mill City is a good choice this time...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Rode up Mt. Horab yesterday. There's a new...

Rode up Mt. Horab yesterday. There's a new clearcut that opens up some new views. There's a new access road that comes in from your left, it's the 2nd road that goes up about 3/4 mile after you get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 07:23 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
My neighbor just bought a CRF and really likes...

My neighbor just bought a CRF and really likes it. It's not exactly a lightweight, but it should feel light as a feather on the trails after your KLR !! I hear it's pretty well behaved on the roads...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2014, 12:00 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Just traded in my '08 WR250R for an '04 plated...

Just traded in my '08 WR250R for an '04 plated KTM 200EXC, and got some cash back too :)
It turned out that I was doing very little slabbing (0 - 8 miles), and spent most of my time on gravel &...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2014, 10:02 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
This is kinda cool - last week while we were at...

This is kinda cool - last week while we were at High Rock looking down into the Thomas Creek drainage my riding buddy spotted movement on a logging road about 2,000 ft away.
All we could see were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 11:58 AM
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Views: 8,018,264
Posted By InTheSticks
UK has the same problem with lorry (truck)...

UK has the same problem with lorry (truck) drivers coming in from the continent, following their satnavs and getting wedged between both sides of a narrow, lane, lined by stone walls (I'd hate to see...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2014, 04:13 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Not much low elevation snow

Just rode south from Mill City up to Tom Rock, then High Rock (over looking Thomas Creek) today on March 13th. We rode through a couple of minor slush patches. Last year, we couldn't get up to High...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Evans Mtn. Road tank-trapped

Some of you may already know this, but the very end of the dirt road branching right off Evans Mtn. Road (Little North Fork of the Santiam) has been tank-trapped with a vengeance at the top and is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2013, 08:43 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Wow - that's like an entire summer's worth of...

Wow - that's like an entire summer's worth of riding for me *laughs*
One word of caution, on the Evans Mtn/Rhody Lake loop, there appears to be an active logging operation above Cedar Creek, so...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2013, 07:29 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Drove over FS-2207 yesterday in my Jeep (6/15),...

Drove over FS-2207 yesterday in my Jeep (6/15), road is clear and all the snow is gone :)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 08:41 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Went up FS-2207 yesterday, ran into snow just...

Went up FS-2207 yesterday, ran into snow just past the Opal Lake trailhead, suspect at least 2 more weeks before all the snow is gone......
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2013, 06:16 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Wow - the snow is melting early this year, just...

Wow - the snow is melting early this year, just made it to the end of Elkhorn Mtn. Rd. yesterday, 2 weeks earlier then last year, and 5 weeks earlier than 2011. Based on that, it looks like FS2207...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 02:13 PM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Possibly he'd heard about this new fangled...

Possibly he'd heard about this new fangled cornering concept called "hanging off" in a left hander and overdid it ??
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2012, 11:35 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Yes, when they repaired the slide 2 years ago,...

Yes, when they repaired the slide 2 years ago, they graded and re-surfaced/graveled the road all the way from 2 miles west of Opal Lake, over the top, and all the way down to the French Creek...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2012, 07:50 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
I got stopped by snow at Opal Lake June 1, but,...

I got stopped by snow at Opal Lake June 1, but, my neighbor reported making it over the top June 27.

Should be totally snow free by now :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Speakin' of 3 wheelers, this experimental ran at...

Speakin' of 3 wheelers, this experimental ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Did pretty good until it got sideswiped by a Toyota. It only weighed 1,000 lbs and was powered by a 300 hp engine (and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 08:10 PM
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Views: 5,364
Posted By InTheSticks
And actually, if I headed out on the range again,...

And actually, if I headed out on the range again, I'd also wear my pressure suit (mesh top with elbow, shoulder pads etc)
I didn't drop my bike, but on the 2nd day, while lining up for the braking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,364
Posted By InTheSticks
Oh, for a sec I thought you typed "she just laid...

Oh, for a sec I thought you typed "she just laid IT down" *grins*
Congrats to her, and to you, sounds like you both did the right things..........:)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Those crash bars came in handy as I dropped it...

Those crash bars came in handy as I dropped it twice. The 2nd time it wouldn't start afterwards, I walked around it puzzlin', then noticed that the megaphone tail pipe was stuffed full of grass/mud...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2012, 09:07 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Late 60's. When I used to ride the 150 miles home...

Late 60's. When I used to ride the 150 miles home from college in the winter, my riding gear was EVERY BIT OF CLOTHING I OWNED !!!!

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll161/wr250r_wow/lambretta.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 11:54 AM
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Posted By InTheSticks
Slightly OT, but this is Oregon's mini version of...

Slightly OT, but this is Oregon's mini version of Dragon's Tail - OR242 west of McKenzie Pass. About 5 miles of smooth, twisted road with an elevation change of 2,000 ft. Drove the family truckster...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,381
Posted By InTheSticks
I've only attended one group demo ride, put on by...

I've only attended one group demo ride, put on by the local H-D dealer (currently owned a Honda V45 Sabre).
Enjoyed putting around town, and while I didn't buy anything it planted a seed, and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,308
Posted By InTheSticks
Amazing people - that could have gone really...

Amazing people - that could have gone really badly for them.

(Congress should watch that video every morning, see what happens when folks work together !!)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2011, 07:37 PM
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Views: 51,951
Posted By InTheSticks
"Boooorn to be...

"Boooorn to be Mild..............":freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Wow - great trip reports and photos - thinkin' I...

Wow - great trip reports and photos - thinkin' I recognize Rhody Lake and the lookout tower above it in the previous post. The 360' view from the tower is just amazing when the air is clean.
I'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2011, 06:49 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Sorry you didn't get any responses AJ - I've not...

Sorry you didn't get any responses AJ - I've not ventured into that area, hope you find what you're lookin' for.....

On another note, drove my jeep up from Niagra to Rocky Top on Mon 7/18 - road...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2011, 05:49 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
I've never rode up Sardine Creek, but, I do know,...

I've never rode up Sardine Creek, but, I do know, after every nasty rain storm it tries to fill up the Big Cliff reservoir with boulders - I wonder if they were just repairing the road after the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2011, 06:24 AM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Went over the top yesterday (Thurs 14) and can...

Went over the top yesterday (Thurs 14) and can report that all the snow has gone and the log (and the various small rocks/boulders) has been pushed off to the side - road is in great shape.

I also...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Yes - you should come up to the Gates/Detroit...

Yes - you should come up to the Gates/Detroit area - lotsa nice firm gravel forestry roads.
I ride a dirtbike, but 90% of what I do could better be described as off road-touring with lotsa...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2011, 01:52 PM
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Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Excellent news !! Will ride up there in a few...

Excellent news !!
Will ride up there in a few days and hopefully take 520 past Tumble Lake to the radio tower lookout over Detroit Lake :)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 55,585
Posted By InTheSticks
Rode up to Monument Peak (south from Gates)...

Rode up to Monument Peak (south from Gates) yesterday and looks like the last of the snow has melted.

Was hoping to loop around west to High Rock then Tom Rock, but caught up with a backhoe and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2011, 01:05 PM
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Views: 953
Posted By InTheSticks
Glad you enjoyed your first dual-sport adventure....

Glad you enjoyed your first dual-sport adventure.
And yeah, still some snow up high, and, as low as 3,600 ft depending on how much sun it gets.
Give it a few more weeks *grins*
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