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Old 05-17-2011, 01:22 PM   #526
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I've enjoyed all the pictures in this thread so thought I'd post a few since I rode through the area last weekend. Unfortunately I didn't hit any dirt on this ride, but it's always an adventure going 200+ miles on a sumo.

I took friday off of work because the weather was looking good. The plan was to ride over (from Portland) to Madras to visit a friend for the weekend and come back on Sunday. I could see that the sunday weather looked crappy but just tried to ignore it because friday looked so good.

I really hate stopping when I ride. For me it is all about being on the bike. I usually don't even bother to dismount when refueling. I don't end up taking many pictures.

Here's my bike all loaded up for the ride:


I rode from Portland out the gorge, following the Old Highway as much as possible. Here are a few pictures from Rowena Point:



There are a lot of wild sunflowers in bloom up there right now.


I turned south at Biggs Junction and then onto 206 toward Condon. I hadn't been on this road before and was surprised how many windmills are out there.





I've always really liked the hills when traveling south out of both The Dalles and Biggs.



From Condon I turned south to Fossil and then west toward Antelope. Here are a few shots from that great ride between Fossil and Antelope.







I didn't take any pictures coming back on Sunday. I was tired, it was raining, and it was very windy. Took the route north on 197 through Maupin and The Dalles to get home. Saw a lot of rally cars up near The Dalles. Made me .

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:22 PM   #527
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you sly dog, any pics? Does this imply the 990 back safe and sound?

sounds like you still beat the odds though, given that it rains consecutively around Forks area almost 2/3rd's of the year. Did you have a chance to check out Neah bay?
I have pics, but have not yet taken the time to load them. Gotta work sometime....
Squishy did his RR here

The 990 is not yet back, they needed to order spokes for the front rim.
Apparently riding it all this winter and never cleaning it has allowed the salt spray crap to pit the shit out of the chrome on the front spokes. It did not effect the rear spokes nearly as bad.

Well, we nailed the even odds.
We had nice weather for 2/3 of the time up there.
Friday & Saturday were very sweet, and Sunday it rained ALL DAY.

I did not pay attention to where Neah Bay even is,
I did not navigate this trip (but maybe I shoulda, with all the turnin' around we did ).
'Twas an "Adventure", we were never actually LOST


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I rode home from Port Angeles in several inches of standing water Saturday evening. Here in the "rain shadow" it rained from 5 o'clock Saturday evening to 6 am Monday morning. 2", or roughly 10% of our annual average, fell in 36 hours! dd
Saturday night's rain hit us moments AFTER we got our tents set up. No Problem .
The heavily moss covered old growth soaked up ALL the rain & kept us dry all evening on the picnic table.
But, I was absolutely soaked to the bone, riding home on Sunday.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #528
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I've enjoyed all the pictures in this thread so thought I'd post a few since I rode through the area last weekend. Unfortunately I didn't hit any dirt on this ride, but it's always an adventure going 200+ miles on a sumo. .....

.....From Condon I turned south to Fossil and then west toward Antelope. Here are a few shots from that great ride between Fossil and Antelope.







........ Saw a lot of rally cars up near The Dalles. Made me .
Thanks for sharing your time in the "Hood"!!
You just made this thread's opening Post #1 with your RR
I'm glad you had a great time here.

That road between Fossil and Antelope, then up to Shaniko is one of my favorite sections of pavers.
Empty, and fast & sweet .
And it's still green right now, adding to the beauty of the ride.

The Oregon Trail Pro Rally found it's way to our neck of the woods this year . Sorry I missed it
We'll get the Mt. Hood Pro Rally later this year also, with MotoRally, too!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #529
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So.......
Applewife is out of town ALL WEEKEND, starting Thursday
I gotta work the first part of Thursday, but then.....

I'M FREE !!!!!!

Who's IN?
Don't care where, don't care how long.
Fri, Sat, Sun, whatever, and all of it.

So........Where we goin'?......
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #530
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I've always really liked the hills when traveling south out of both The Dalles and Biggs.

From Condon I turned south to Fossil and then west toward Antelope. Here are a few shots from that great ride between Fossil and Antelope.


that fly weight X would be a blast in those tight twisties.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #531
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if you're interested in a sunday west side ride, I'm doing a somewhat shadow friendly dirty rd loop between rogers pass (off hwy 6) and manzanita. Mexican in manzanita. The SNOTEL sensor at 3100ft shows the last bit of snow melted off May 6th. Good sign we can now get thru the remote passes.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #532
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I think if Apple doesnt have the KTM back by this weekend when he is being left all alone he is gonna pop
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #533
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So.......
Applewife is out of town ALL WEEKEND, starting Thursday
I gotta work the first part of Thursday, but then.....

I'M FREE !!!!!!

Who's IN?
Don't care where, don't care how long.
Fri, Sat, Sun, whatever, and all of it.

So........Where we goin'?......
I'd love too but after 8 months of fighting (and losing) the pant leg zippers on my beloved Joe Rocket Alter Ego riding pants I took them into a nice lady here in town for some new heavier zippers. You know, the kind that actually work when they get a little dust and dirt in them.

And I'm one of those guys that really feels naked riding without so I'm out till next week. Have a good one
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #534
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if you're interested in a sunday west side ride, I'm doing a somewhat shadow friendly dirty rd loop between rogers pass (off hwy 6) and manzanita. Mexican in manzanita. The SNOTEL sensor at 3100ft shows the last bit of snow melted off May 6th. Good sign we can now get thru the remote passes.
Too far to go in the Shadow for this weekend.
Last weekend I wore that back tire to the bone, and another long ride would push it past where I should take it.
I just bought a new Kenda rear for it for $52 from JC Whitney! (and a bunch other overdue maintance stuff)
Cheapest price around, but it won't be here until next week.

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I think if Apple doesnt have the KTM back by this weekend when he is being left all alone he is gonna pop
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:22 AM   #535
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I'd love too but after 8 months of fighting (and losing) the pant leg zippers on my beloved Joe Rocket Alter Ego riding pants I took them into a nice lady here in town for some new heavier zippers. You know, the kind that actually work when they get a little dust and dirt in them.

And I'm one of those guys that really feels naked riding without so I'm out till next week. Have a good one
Zippers suck when they stop working.
My bags on the Shadow have two bad zippers too. Beyond WD-40 bad.

After riding so long with gear,
and after....um..."testing" the gear I had on one day this last March, I'm with you, there.
It does feel naked without now.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:26 AM   #536
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Well I am unemployed again fuckin and !!!!


And I do need to see what kind of range I have with new tank on the 600.

Of course I do still have a honey do list..


What do you have in mind ?
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:30 AM   #537
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What do you have in mind ?
Something (anything) around here, so if my back tire don't make it,
I can get it in the pickup without a huge deal.

Let's find out how many lakes are open to get to.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #538
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I can do one of the days with you. I got get some homey do stuff done this weekend as well as the projects you know about (kinda giddy about 7.1). And if I dont so the wires I will be out on porch with the kids.

Hopefully the state of Washington will get my title to me here soon so Oregon can make the 650 all legal. I can slab on that bike
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #539
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They plowed the road out to lost lake the other day. Also just a heads up, they are going to plow Lake Branch Rd. and Red Hill Rd. for the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic just not sure when.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:25 AM   #540
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They plowed the road out to lost lake the other day. Also just a heads up, they are going to plow Lake Branch Rd. and Red Hill Rd. for the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic just not sure when.

Now all they have to do is fix Lost Lake Rd. through Dee. My God! Moore Const. is going to make a lifetime career out of that pipe project.
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