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Old 03-23-2011, 02:26 AM   #161
Apple Jam
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Saturday, on the Crooked River....

We both get up just after first light, but were slow to get around to getting on the bikes today.
Coffee & breakfast; the important things, were mixed with just plain vacation relaxation this morning.

When we head out, just before noon, we find Roberts Road to be a South entrance to the Reservoir.
This is a GREAT moto road . Very little gravel, and freshly graded smooth and hard.
Yee-haw. Speed found it's way under my wheels




Down at the Reservoir....




On the way back, we take "Doubtful Dirt Rd" that was beckoning us on the way down to the Reservoir.
This was a great two track dirt-only ride that was a bit like a Roller Coaster mixed with the Scrambler.

Twisty and tight with plenty ups and downs, it was a good skills tester,
and it appeared to have been built for the sheer pleasure of building a road, not to actually GET anywhere.

Out and back, it didn't really go anywhere, but it was worth the effort.
We didn't get many pics here, it was a busy ride, and good fun




When we got back to camp, Petrolburner and his girlfriend are at the parking area.
Yay, more fools to camp with in March
Hey, wait a minute, how did he get his girlfriend to come out HERE, in March?
I think that one's a keeper, Petrolburner....

When our last camper, Jayhoo Ray shows up, and the tents are set up, the newcomers take off for a 2-3 hour ride.
Oremike and I stay back at camp while I get started on a cup o special stuff,
and we get some snow pellets for a half hour or so.
Just long enough to get a good laught at ourselves for being here, and actually having fun.



We get a proper fire going tonight, and share some cheap whiskey .
We all eat a mish mash of delicious food that started out as fajitas and grew into something much bigger and better.
And of course, marshmallow roasting:



Tonight we got wind, instead of cold. Now I know why plastic tarps make bad rainflys: Noise.
Fortunately, I could hardly hear it over the SNORING,,,,
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