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Old 02-05-2011, 09:24 AM   #76
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Makes you wonder if a red head eyetalian bike would fare the same .... as the KLR :lol




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Squishy gets that KLR up on it's back wheel, faster than KaTy M needs service again....

The first time I rode a KLR (years ago, a blue, green and white one), I was impressed how easy they are to wheelie.......when I can get on a bike for the first time and comfortably ride a wheelie for a half block...........that's a good wheelie bike in my book
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #77
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The Bakeoven Rd is sweet, not because of the views, not because of any especially curvy corners, but because it is many miles of EMPTY & smooth two-lane blacktop.
Somehow, we forgot to stop and take pictures along here...VRoooooM
We didn't stop, but we did get some pics.



I'll bring the Director's Cut to Hells Canyon (it's a little longer.)





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Makes you wonder if a red head eyetalian bike would fare the same .... as the KLR :lol
Actually, I thought the KLR did very well, considering the open roads.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #78
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I just want to be the first to say it...

Gentlemen, (and I use the term with great trepidition)







Still too far below freezing for real riding here. Short trips only.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #79
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That picture of that road is in many a moto rider's dreams.
Don't ya just wanna go there?



Squishy gets that KLR up on it's back wheel, faster than KaTy M needs service again....

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:13 AM   #80
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Still too far below freezing for real riding here. Short trips only.
I just got really tired of saying that.
And as soon as it was gonna hit 40 degrees, I had to get out.
Thanks for coming with me, MortimerSickle & Squishy !!

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We didn't stop, but we did get some pics.


Just watching that video again of that uphill curvy climb towards Bakeoven coming out of Maupin.......

Oooooh, goosebumps and adrenaline


EDIT: Squids on Sport Bikes doing that VERY SAME ROAD from Shaniko to Antelope!
.........Maybe leaning a bit further into the corners than my Adventure bike, however....


Now THAT's why I want a Ducati someday.

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:56 AM   #81
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EDIT: Squids on Sport Bikes doing that VERY SAME ROAD from Shaniko to Antelope!
.........Maybe leaning a bit further into the corners than my Adventure bike, however....


Now THAT's why I want a Ducati someday.

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Yeah, I saw that and thought it made our ride look pretty leisurely. But hey, we had gravel in the corners, we had knobbies, we had... hmm... uh... well OK, we're old- yeah, you too.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:04 AM   #82
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I wonder

what the guy was riding? Did you notice that once he got rolling, he NEVER shifted outta 2nd gear?! And he kept up with the leader! And it sounded like his redline was somewhere north of about 90,000 rpm!


DaWg! I wish I was thirty years younger...with better reflexes...and rich...and single...and liked eye-tallion bikes.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #83
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DaWg! I wish I was thirty years younger...with better reflexes...and rich...and single...and liked eye-tallion bikes.
I sometimes think that good reflexes, and good sense are inversely proportional, and that over time the balance shifts form the former to the latter, to promote survival of those (me) who are no longer quick enough to make themselves lucky.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #84
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That's cool - winter riding - !
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:50 AM   #85
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How did I missed this thread-I still have my knobbies on (Prob will never take them off) but would be interested in th next ride that comes up.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:43 AM   #86
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It's looking like I will be heading over there tomorrow to repeat this, or a portion of it. Jeff, where we going?

I'm not as tough at Mortimercycle so I'm not excited about going over the pass which will most likely be below freezing but dry in the morning. But we can figure it out.

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #87
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...I still have my knobbies on...
Unless they have a very aggressive tread, they shouldn't be a problem. Of the six tires on our ride, only one was not a knobby, the rear on my bike.

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...I'm not excited about going over the pass which will most likely be below freezing but dry in the morning.
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If it is truly dry, it shouldn't be bad with good gear. I have only heated grips, and I was comfortable at 35 degrees.

Moisture is the problem. I was a little nervous with the icy patches above Rhododendron on the way over, and downright scared on the way back in the dark, not knowing whether I was on ice or wet.

And then of course, there was the coating of ice-inhibitor goo to clean from my gear and every nook and cranny of my bike.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #88
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It's looking like I will be heading over there tomorrow to repeat this, or a portion of it. Jeff, where we going?
Paging Apple Jam.....
Well, I had a GREAT time last week,
but I couldn't help feel like there was this big area in the center of what we rode all around last weekend was left unexplored.
We ran out of daylight, and the Painted Hills National Monument got passed right by, in the interest of sanity and safety.
It was a good call, but NOW I MUST RETURN !!

I started looking at the maps again, and I saw Jumpoff Joe, Ashwood, Horse Heaven, Kitts, and Twickenham.
So that's what I have in mind; riding straight to Madras on Hwy 26, then finding what there is to find from there.
I see some secondary, maybe gravel - maybe paved, roads that look like they follow the John Day River.
I want to find them

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How did I missed this thread-I still have my knobbies on (Prob will never take them off) but would be interested in th next ride that comes up.
You must be thinking about skiing still, instead of riding.
This recent set of nice days in the middle of the week has got me jacked up on riding.

So, get the mothballs off that 620A o' yers and join us, mtbdemon !
Another inmate, Squishy, lives in Rhododendron, and he joined us last Thursday, seeing our posts just the night before.

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If it is truly dry, it shouldn't be bad with good gear. I have only heated grips, and I was comfortable at 35 degrees........
......And then of course, there was the coating of ice-inhibitor goo to clean from my gear and every nook and cranny of my bike.
There was some white gook on our bikes, but it's still easier to clean than mud.

So....tomorrow, February 10th, Meet in Government Camp, at Huckleberry's again at 9am, OK?


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There was some white gook on our bikes, but it's still easier to clean than mud.
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Easier maybe, but I wonder how much stayed hidden inside the works, and how corrosive it might be.

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Sorry, I'm out. I promised Mississickle a breach trip.

I'm thinking it's a good idea to follow through.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:13 PM   #90
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Sounds like fun and I wish I had time to join you. I've ridden Clarno to Ashwood and the Cherry Ranch via Horse Heaven Mine http://www.brian894x4.com/HorseHeavenMine.html when it was dry. You'll have fun if it's wet That road looks like pure clay through that section. After Cherry Ranch you can ether take a left and head to twickenham or go straight to the Painted Hills.
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