|06-21-2009, 08:08 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Central Oregon
This is ONLY a ride report!
Setting the stage…
Following over the next few pages is a ride report (and only a ride report) of 15 mostly middle aged motorcycle riders spending three days having a blast riding off road throughout Central Oregon’s high desert. Enjoy!
Thursday night is the customary gathering at Dillon’s restaurant for the riders in town the night before. The group of friends, all from the
Day 1 - Up bright and early Friday morning to hit the trail. Conditions are perfect: sunny skies, a warm day ahead and damp soils for great riding conditions! A recovering “wet sider” myself I have learned to LOVE what the rain will do for trail conditions.
The first photo op on the trail. Here are some of the guys nicely negotiating a rocky section. Greg decides to take the award for the first get off just prior to this section.
Greg (nicely recovered).
Kyler on his father in law’s WR 450.
And Mike in sweep position.
Next up were some fun trails leading to the top of the cinder cone.
Here’s Drew and Ed, a father-son combo. A couple of nice guys and great riders.
And a view to the west.
Continuing south we roll up on top of a nice little ridge with some fantastic views. Here’s Travis and Chris at the top.
Drew in a made for Suzuki pose.
A couple guys waiting their turn at the bottom.
Continuing south we roll through some twisty whooped out trails referred to affectionately as the “athletic” portion of the ride.
A couple pics of the Hole in the Ground, an ancient marr crater. Hole in the Ground sits on the edge of
Heading east toward
And Fort Rock in the distance.
We drop in at the Waterin Hole for lunch. Great spot and nice folks.
All cleaned up and looking (and smelling) presentable we head to the Lodge for a relaxing dinner.
Here’s Bill telling his story. He got off his bike at some point during the day and managed to dislocate three toes (yes, inside his boot). None of us (including two medical professionals, an MD and dentist) could understand how that happened.
I was told by a couple of his buds that this was “just Bill” and probably his way of getting a little attention…
Up next DAY TWO.
High Desert Adventures
Backcountry Motorcycle Tours
2009 KTM 450 EXC The Citrus Mistress - 2004 KTM 250 EXC 2T plated Little Miss Britches - 2010 Yamaha FZ1 Legally Black
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