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Old 06-26-2011, 04:03 PM   #1846
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Thanks for the great ride today guys! MortimerSickle did a great job leading the way. Sorry I couldn't seem to keep my bike upright
Although I was jealous everyone else got to carry on, I'm glad I bailed when I did, I was spent. Maybe if I spent less time picking my bike up off the ground I wouldn't get so burned out

Anyway, thanks for all of your help and patience! Now if I can just get my jacket back from Crazybrit before he sells it from under me.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #1847
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Now if I can just get my jacket back from Crazybrit before he sells it from under me.
I had no idea it was a Klim. That shit brings good money
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:43 PM   #1848
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Thanks for a great ride guys, I had a blast. I hope to get some video up later this week. Jalles and S1, you did great, keep it up.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #1849
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Good luck Deeve... I'd be curious to know an easier way to get up there, dunno what the fishing is like but want to find out sometime. Anyone fish Gunner's lakes before?
So, I headed down HWY 47 and took Pike Road right at the start of town. My route I made took me down Pike until it turned to Turner Creek Road. Pike is actually I nice little road, but watch out for sections gravel where they are doing some repair work. The road turns to all gravel after about 5 miles or so, but it is pretty nice road. As you get down the road there is a open gate and a sign telling you that you are in logging area and that the gate might be closed at anytime.

I followed that main road for a while, until my GPS route had me turning on Roaring Creek Road, I think. I looked at Google Earth and this looked like a short cut and a better road. Unfortunately, I'm new to GPS stuff and combined with the BMW NAV III maybe not being the best off road GPS I lost the route halfway through and just had waypoint, but they were easy to follow. When I came to the fork where I was planning on turning off Turner Creek Road I faced another locked gate and I couldn't get the GS around it.

Looking at the GPS it appeared that if I stayed on Turner Creek Road I would be able to get to where I wanted to be, more or less. This area is pretty heavily clear cut, so I would guess there would be a lot of trucks when things are running.

Anyway, I kept following that main road until low and behold...I came across the reservoir. The entire road is really pretty nice as testament to the Civic I came across heading out. All you gotta do is get on Pike Road and keep going straight, you will get right there! lol. Wasn't so hard after all. I did take a could of fun side roads just to explore, but it wasn't anything exciting like your first trip A74R1. There were about 4 or 5 cars parked along the side of the reservoir and maybe 4 folks in canoes. Very serene and peaceful place. I took a few pics, but nothing really cool. Just some clear cuts, the GS, dirt and a full face helmet visor I found. So, if you lost yours I can tell you where to find it. I am now in search of a more exciting ride.

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:20 PM   #1850
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Thanks for a great ride guys, I had a blast. I hope to get some video up later this week. Jalles and S1, you did great, keep it up.

Thanks for letting me tag along. Very good for me to, I'm still very much a noob in the dirt but I get better each time.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:32 AM   #1851
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YES, it was a great ride. Thanks for leading the way and letting me tag along on my tank. I REALLY want to do more riding there. Can't a person ride from there to the coast on gravel/dirt roads? That would be fun....
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #1852
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I have seen sticker-check road blocks twice... but that is in 40 years.
Make that three, now.

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YES, it was a great ride.
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A great day, good traction, perfect temps, and no real crashes... too bad it didn't happen (no pics.)

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Can't a person ride from there to the coast on gravel/dirt roads? That would be fun....
Yes, you can get to pavement at the Trask, just a few miles from Tillamook. I think we were about half way when we turned around.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:33 AM   #1853
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Make that three, now.
Yup. Funny that. Thanks for leading Ken. You're a one-man GPS of that area
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:41 AM   #1854
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Damn.. why is it that I'm always missing out on these good rides. Damn having a young family and obligations... Sounds like everyone had a good time, hopefully I can get away one of these weekends to join up again.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:46 AM   #1855
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Where the hell are the pics?
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:50 AM   #1856
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Where the hell are the pics?
You'll have to settle for bipeds video. I don't think anyone had a camera. We didn't lollygaggle around this time, well, except when I had to go beg for fuel
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #1857
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:56 PM   #1858
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Where the hell are the pics?
I think the only pics available will be of Tony changing clothes in the parking lot. Someone mentioned to say NO to crack!!!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #1859
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I think the only pics available will be of Tony changing clothes in the parking lot. Someone mentioned to say NO to crack!!!!
Reminder to self. Position truck between self and mtbdemon.

It was a fun ride. I'm up for next weekend. I think on the 450. Perhaps we can try the loop to the coast? Might mean less trails, more roads.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #1860
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For anyone who heard me say that Back to Back (the long steep climb up the bare, clearcut hillside) used to be in dense forest, this is what it looked like the last time I had seen it. This pic is from 12/07.

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