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Old 09-28-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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The CX500 "Sundays 'round the Gorge" files

This weekend I hooked up with inmate Apple Jam, who grew up in The Dalles and we went on a little ride together. (sorry for the late posting A.J., I ran into "technical difficulties" of the sort we talked about) A.J is a wealth of knowledge on the local history, and I learned alot on our trip, he's also a heck of nice guy. Thanks for everything A.J.!

I have taken the liberty of mapping out the route we took (still within the 50 mile diameter), and since I will probably have more Sunday rides like this, I have not given it a clever name, just a date. May I present:



We met here, and decided a general direction to go.














on top of the ridge














Mt Hood was engulfed in a front, which we would skirt, getting a little rain, and some brief hail












the 1st run down shack













the 2nd run down shack - about 50 yds off the road, A.J. knew where it was..





































nice find Apple!




























































pretty soon the forest changed to this:






this view was incredible, the pic does no justice













my improvised wheel weights







Fret Creek












Jordan Creek Valley










































Lunch Time...I had brought some left-over Chinese...A.J. wasn't letting that happen...he threw down!












Frickin' YUMMMM!!!!!






probably my favorite pic from this trip



















Badger Creek














Bonney Crossing Campground










































Fuel stop...Non-Ehtanol,Thank You! This is where Apple Jam gave me a sip of the Orange kool-aid. MMMMmmmm....


































































Brrrrrrr






























In front of the Forest Service building in Dufur, where Apple Jam and I said our goodbyes....I hope this is the first of many rides with him.....Thanks again A.J!


Thanks for joining, there will be more to come....check out the adventures with my CX thus far: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622137
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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That new FS building in Dufur is frikkin' sweet.

Classes up the whole damn town.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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That new FS building in Dufur is frikkin' sweet.

Classes up the whole damn town.
The question is, WB, : "Can you do for Dufur what Dufur can Do for You?"
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Did AJ forget to tell you to stop and enjoy the flowers? Where's the flowers guys? OK you found lots of other things to stop and enjoy so I'll forgive you this time.

This is close, almost flower like.


Keep enjoying your 50 mile loops - it's amazing what people can find in their own backyards.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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Nice to see a CX500 still in service. Looks a lot smaller than I remember it being next to that Katoom.

One ride on a CX500 in 1980 or so converted me to shaft drive for street, no more chain oil up my back (had a CL360 scrambler at the time, motor oil on the chain for lube back then). Bought a used Yamaha 750 Special shortly afterwards, then Yamaha XS1100, Yamaha Venture, and now Royal Star Venture.

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Old 09-28-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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Sorry...I'll remember next time

@ Ladybug......no, A.J. did not clue me into any flowers, it was more along the lines of old lumber, rocks, trees and beef. The next ride I am posting in Daytrippin (sometime tonight) has some really cool flower shots though...now that I am aware, I will make sure to include at least 1 flower pic in my RR's, just for you. Thanks Ladybug...you should come join us sometime!

@ K7MDL....yes, that orange beastie makes my CX look like a CT70! and I have to concur on the shaft drive...it is so low maintenance, makes me never want a chain-drive again!
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:54 PM   #7
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Did AJ forget to tell you to stop and enjoy the flowers? Where's the flowers guys?
Shoot, LB. Where were my manners? Next time, I promise. The wildflowers are pretty much done, so none stood out, but I'm betting we coulda found SOME......

We did stop a lot, just to enjoy the ride and the scenery, and I know that's the main purpose.
But waterfalls should kinda count, right???? They're awfully pretty at White River Falls SP
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #8
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I've only got a couple to add. They're crappy cell phone pics, in comparison to el guapo nada's fine art......

Funny how we get similar pics from the perspective that we each like most...



Only one wall left standing here


Should I wash it someday?? Naw! She likes it dirty


That Wamic Market road is really pretty short,
but the pictures make it look like it goes on forever


DireWolf......where were you in 1975??
Doing Pocket Knife Grafiiti on Skyline Rd. somewhere maybe??
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