ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-12-2011, 01:07 PM   #301
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by matloik View Post
You Hood boys want to ride some Oly mid-May? AJ? CM?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=654549&page=3
Oh, it's stayed on my radar,
even if wifey's NOT doing the Adventure Camp.
We'll see...

It's the weekend before VekdeDuck's Alvord / Hart Mtn gig
I haven't been to the Olympic Forest since 1986. Just passed by since then a couple of times.
I've never been to Alvord / Hart Mtn / Steens.

I soooo want to do them all....
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #302
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Last week's ride brought my old Shadow VT700 400+ miles Southwest to just outside Brookings, OR.,
for Johnny Drunkard's April Fools Gathering.
Old faithful rode me over 1k miles last weekend.

The only trouble the whole trip was losing my key on the drunken Friday Night sometime,
then busting up the already fooked-up ignition Saturday morning to hotwire it,
and busting up the gascap so I could get gas in it to ride home.
Success on all counts.

I'll leave those incriminating photos to oldmonkeybut:
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmonkeybut View Post
[IMG]

Mr Fisherman was a big help with the SPLITTING MAUL !!

The reports from other attendees starts here, with Peterman's return
My pics start here, but there's lots of good pics from the others on adjecent pages in-between and after.
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #303
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
The ride down to Brookings?
I figure that RR belongs here.
It was a long ride FROM the Hood......

I had to start out the day riding from downtown Hood River about 6:30am
I wanted to get to Portland before the worst of the Rush Hour,
get some breakfast on the West side of P-town,
before meeting s1marks at his house North of Manning by 9am.

We got our first gas in Banks,
then Mr Fisherman met us in Gaston, on Hwy 47,
and off we rode on Hwy 18 to Linclon City, then headed South on Hwy101.
It's a beautiful clear day for a Coastal run , if still a bit cold.


Our first gas/piss stop; "V-Power" at $4.07/gallon????????
The Shadow's old, but still asks for 92 octane, from a sticker on the frame.


Lunch was at Flashbacks Fountain and Grill, a great classic 50's type diner in Southbeach.
Excellent burger, GREAT Strawberry/Banana Milkshake. Highly recommended

This guy stopped and was fascinated by the two big GSs , asked us bunches of questions ,
and told us about all the guys he knows that ride GSs.
He wants a GS800. Bad.
He didn't even notice the lowly Shadow


Traffic was light, we made good time.
The Coos Bay Bridge was next:




Coming up to the Rogue River, at Gold Beach,


We just HAD to stop at the Barnacle Bistro for a picture below the sign.


After my slow Saturday start, *ehem* fixing, er, breaking the old Shadow's already broken ignition.....,
we got on the road before noon....,
CALIFORNIA !!


The ride home, on Sunday? No pics. Just a long haul home.
101 to Florence, then 126 to 99.
Whatever we could ride to avoid I-5.
Made it home the 400+ miles Northeast with my butt not nearly as tired as it was on the ride South,
a healthy hour before dark, with tacos waiting.

Thanks, s1marks, MrFisherman, and to the reliable old Shadow.
T'was a good time, and GREAT weather !!
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:36 PM   #304
JeffinTD
Beastly Adventurer
 
JeffinTD's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: NE Oregon, The Dalles
Oddometer: 1,282
Looks like fun.

I dropped the ignition key on my CX500 years ago. It fell way down into the engine. Fortunately I was able to hoof it to a store and get a magnetic pickup and fish it out.
__________________
Have: 09 R1200GSA, FLHR Road King, 680 Rincon, 500 Foreman.

Had: CX500, DR650, S2 Thunderbolt.

Need: To win the lottery so I can actually get time to ride.
JeffinTD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #305
Squishy
Projector head.
 
Squishy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Out there!
Oddometer: 872
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post

DANG AJ! If you were to out-line that windjammer fairing with a strip of green electrical tape...i'm sure you would see a shamrock.

Glad to see you're still riding...even if it is a cruiser...of sorts!!
Squishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:32 PM   #306
JeffinTD
Beastly Adventurer
 
JeffinTD's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: NE Oregon, The Dalles
Oddometer: 1,282
I always thought the 500 Shadow was a neat bike (a buddy had one in college).

It has the cruiser look that was popular in its day, without being a harley clone, handles decently, smooth on the freeway, and very reliable and easy to maintain...
__________________
Have: 09 R1200GSA, FLHR Road King, 680 Rincon, 500 Foreman.

Had: CX500, DR650, S2 Thunderbolt.

Need: To win the lottery so I can actually get time to ride.
JeffinTD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #307
dvwalker
Working to ride
 
dvwalker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Orygun
Oddometer: 696
bikes, camping and good weather, yes very good extended weekend. The turkeys were a hoot, it's that time of year when the tom's are looking to mount just about anything.

Heading east from mosier we turned around at the john day, too much water flowing to safely ford. We did see 4 other DS riders where Klondike meets McDonald Ferry road but burning day light so didn't stop and chat. Anyone from this group? The strong head winds returning west on the small bike was a lot of fun. Couldn't believe all wind generators since my last visit, not much left of the native OR trail between the dalles and McDonald crossing.




Monday we road up on kethum flats and into the blackdog route, hit snow and turned around near the NF boundary gate around 3300ft (start of big ag rock). Returned back to Mosier via powerline and Goberson rd.

Also burned in a nice single track loop on the property.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
Nice links dvwalker !
That's the direction of my next ride.
I want to find the John Day River crossing that Craig found,
now you've given me more goals.
I'll have to wait just a bit longer for the dirty bike route, however.

Didja get a campfire and ride done from Mosier last weekend dv?
It was a good weather weekend for it, sorry I missed it, but I was having enough fun where I went.
dvwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 06:08 AM   #308
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squishy View Post
DANG AJ! If you were to out-line that windjammer fairing with a strip of green electrical tape...i'm sure you would see a shamrock.

Glad to see you're still riding...even if it is a cruiser...of sorts!!
Shamrock,
The fairing is big and goofy looking, but it's quiet and protected behind that behemoth.
When it rains, I'll stay dry, but visibility does go down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffinTD View Post
I always thought the 500 Shadow was a neat bike (a buddy had one in college).

It has the cruiser look that was popular in its day, without being a harley clone, handles decently, smooth on the freeway, and very reliable and easy to maintain...
The 500 is the one that Mom would not co-sign for in 1984, two years out of HS.
I wanted it bad, but I lived in Portland at the time, and Mom was probly right; I woulda poked my eye out with it.
When I saw this 700 used for $1100 about 2001, I had never yet owned a motorbike, and I just had to have it.
It was sitting by the side of the road, for sale, begging me to buy it. SOLD.

It is more or less all of the things you said, but you forgot to add......BORING.
I miss my hooligan bike, bigtime.
I rode el guapo nada's CX500, it's a way better bike than the Shadow in so many, many ways.
His CX500 is a 1978, but it handles much better, revs 2k higher, it is faster, but with less torque.
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 06:22 AM   #309
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by dvwalker View Post
bikes, camping and good weather, yes very good extended weekend. The turkeys were a hoot, it's that time of year when the tom's are looking to mount just about anything.

Heading east from mosier we turned around at the john day, too much water flowing to safely ford. We did see 4 other DS riders where Klondike meets McDonald Ferry road but burning day light so didn't stop and chat. Anyone from this group? The strong head winds returning west on the small bike was a lot of fun. Couldn't believe all wind generators since my last visit, not much left of the native OR trail between the dalles and McDonald crossing.

...
Monday we road up on kethum flats and into the blackdog route, hit snow and turned around near the NF boundary gate around 3300ft (start of big ag rock). Returned back to Mosier via powerline and Goberson rd.

Also burned in a nice single track loop on the property.
Mosier sure has more than it's share of Turkeys. they should call that road Gobblerson Rd
I've got clients that get visited by a herd (gaggle?) of over 150 Turkeys on most days. That's quite a sight.
Their house is on the way to their water source.
They live on Dry Creek Rd's downhill end, just as the pavement ends.

Glad you had a good ride, I'll hit you up for that dirty ride later in the Summer,
maybe the water will be low enough fro a fording. I'll bring a camera .

The snow is still lingering on the top of Surveyor's Ridge, where Mill Creek Rd and Ketchum Rd meet it at their tops.
I will need to make my annual Easter bike ride over the hill at the end of this month, to visit the folks out Mill Creek.
I hope it's clear by then, I would hate to take the longer hiway route through the gorge.
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 06:33 AM   #310
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
I just HAD to show off Craig McCurdy's Videos here, they are great videos with, of course, awesome content !!

He posts them in his "Hood River, OR. Rides out the back door" thread in Day Trippin', to make the rest of the world jealous.
If any of you have not visited his thread, here it is

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig McCurdy View Post
This was taken coming up out of the Deschutes river on the old Freebridge Rd.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Craig McCurdy View Post
After riding Freebridge Rd. and heading home we took the faster way home along the Columbia River gorge scenic highway.


EDIT: all the way through that Columbia Gorge Scenic Hiway ride, almost 5 minutes, and he meets only two cars and two bicycles, on a beautiful day.

Empty.
Sweet.
Roads.
Ya gotta love it !
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)

Apple Jam screwed with this post 04-13-2011 at 06:44 AM
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #311
MortimerSickle
Semi-Adventurer
 
MortimerSickle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
Oddometer: 11,339
AJ, is this road...



this road?

__________________


I miss round headlights.

"When I was a young man, I liked to race my horse...." -
G.H.W.S. 1878-1962

MortimerSickle screwed with this post 04-13-2011 at 09:10 AM
MortimerSickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:15 AM   #312
MortimerSickle
Semi-Adventurer
 
MortimerSickle's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
Oddometer: 11,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
...
Our first gas/piss stop; "V-Power" at $4.07/gallon????????
The Shadow's old, but still asks for 92 octane, from a sticker on the frame.
...
Are you sure that is not 92 RON? as in Yur a peeun octane?

All of my old Hondas run on regular, 87 PON... Meracun octane.
__________________


I miss round headlights.

"When I was a young man, I liked to race my horse...." -
G.H.W.S. 1878-1962
MortimerSickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #313
Craig McCurdy
BIGMAC
 
Craig McCurdy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
AJ, is this road...



this road?

I think you have it right, in your photo if you could pan left just a little there should be a old rail car sitting along the East side rail bed. I have a bunch of shots on "Riding out the backdoor" on "Day Trippin" also, take a look at them but I think the photo is of Freebridge. It would have been taken form the point to the North where the power lines cross looking South.
Craig
Craig McCurdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:40 AM   #314
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
AJ, is this road...
.....this road?
Yep. Your pic is from the powerline lookout spot, like Craig suggested.
That's why I had to quote it here, it is very relevant to the ride we took with Easy-Z and Flat Stanley.
And I just gotta get to Craig's John Day crossing that he posts in his Thread. dvwalker just went to the John Day crossing last weekend, too

Quote:
Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
Are you sure that is not 92 RON? as in Yur a peeun octane?

All of my old Hondas run on regular, 87 PON... Meracun octane.
I'll check that sticker again.....
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:51 AM   #315
Craig McCurdy
BIGMAC
 
Craig McCurdy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,373
[QUOTE=Apple Jam;15658289]Yep. Your pic is from the powerline lookout spot, like Craig suggested.
That's why I had to quote it here, it is very relevant to the ride we took with Easy-Z and Flat Stanley.
And I just gotta get to Craig's John Day crossing that he posts in his Thread. dvwalker just went to the John Day crossing last weekend, too

Don't get to worked up over the road down to McDonald Ferry, it's nothing like Freebridge Rd. but being able to see the Oregon Trail running up and out of the canyon is great.
Craig McCurdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014