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Old 10-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #1021
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Coooool!!!!!

Wow, a guy gets all preoccupied with a new job and look what happens! I just got caught up, and it's great to see all the adventures my fellow gorgians have been having...I was especially tickled to see some photos of Suicide Grade - the water crossing at the bottom was my very first solo water crossing, how neat to see pictures of it!

I rode the 450X I had at the time, not the CX500.

SInce I was alone, and didn't carry a camera at that time, (or wear any armor beyond helmet, mxboots and gloves for that matter ), I don't have any pics. But I'm pretty sure it looked just like this:

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Most of us had no idea it was an out and back trip when we crossed the stream so of course we had to come back across the stream.


just like that.......I remember the creekbed being very "lumpy" with babyheads, and that if I fell it would probably suck, but I managed to cross both directions without mishap. It was the end of Mill Creek Rd, which turns into Upper MIll Creek Rd (a very similar and fun 4WD road about another 10 miles beyond the start of Suicide Grade) that finally taught me the foolishness of not wearing adequate protection....a lesson well and gratefully learned.

Did you Take em up Hedges Grade as well AJ?

It's kinda neat to take a break from the forum (not intentional by any means) and come back and catch up with the local riders and their reports, makes me want to get me a more capable bike ASAP so I can go with y'all on trips like that, kinda reinvigorated what got me interested in ADV in the first place...Thanks to all for sharing!
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #1022
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It's looking plenty dry right on the East side of Badger Wilderness, toward Wamic and Tygh Valley.
Might be a damp & foggy start at the Bennett SnoPark, though....
You got room for a campfire in that Big Red Van, Matloik?

Mustangshelly and I will be there; 10am. She's got a new luggage rack and some cool new moto boots to test out !!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #1023
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I haven't done any group offroad group rides, but I would love to come play. Would a BMW G650GS with standard dual sport tires and a fairly inexperienced (2 years) not slow the group down on this ride.
Now worries here! I already have the "sweep up" spot reserved You will have to fight me for it, if you want to be last in line.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #1024
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It's looking plenty dry right on the East side of Badger Wilderness, toward Wamic and Tygh Valley.
Might be a damp & foggy start at the Bennett SnoPark, though....
You got room for a campfire in that Big Red Van, Matloik?

Mustangshelly and I will be there; 10am. She's got a new luggage rack and some cool new moto boots to test out !!

I'M SPECTIN A RR
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #1025
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I'M SPECTIN A RR
Did you see this one?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734967
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:34 PM   #1026
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Yes I did

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But I had my surgery this week and am typing one handed! I'm lazy I didn't reply!

I loved the oh s*^t picture especially.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:00 AM   #1027
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"Sweep Up Spot"

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Now worries here! I already have the "sweep up" spot reserved You will have to fight me for it, if you want to be last in line.
If that is the case, I hope you don't have to pick me up to many times. LOL I am getting pack up a ready to head up the hill. See you soon.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:14 AM   #1028
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I'M SPECTIN A RR
What a surprise......

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If that is the case, I hope you don't have to pick me up to many times. LOL I am getting pack up a ready to head up the hill. See you soon.

No rain, yet
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:55 PM   #1029
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If that is the case, I hope you don't have to pick me up to many times. LOL I am getting pack up a ready to head up the hill. See you soon.
I am sorry I missed the ride. I left in plenty of time, getting into Sandy the bike was acting a little squirly, I realized that I had a low rear tire. Put air in lasted about 3 miles. Headed back to Oregon City to get it changed (stopping at every gas station for a (4-Quarter) air fill. The tire had a pinched tube, ( I presume when I reasently had a new tire installed. Got a new tube installed and head back to the mountain. I didn't get to Bennet Pass Snow Park until just after noon. I didn't see anyone so I headed a little way out Bennet Pass Road. I was pretty nasty weather so I presume the ride was moved somewhere drier.

I headed down to Parkdale, dried out a little, then ran up to Lost Lake (back in the rain again) over Lolo Pass and back to Oregon City. I guess I still had a little adventure but not the one that was planned. I hope I can attend the next ride, armed with an air pump, replacment tube, tire irons ect.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:04 PM   #1030
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I hope I can attend the next ride...
Meanwhile, come to a Meet-UP, and show Road Rash how easy it is to get there from Oregon City.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215344


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Old 10-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #1031
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I am sorry I missed the ride. .....

...... I hope I can attend the next ride, armed with an air pump, replacment tube, tire irons ect.
It was really much nicer weather on the East side of the hill. We stayed dry & mostly sunny all day.
Tygh Valley was actually sunny & warm T-Shirt weather, where we stopped for snacks & gas,
and it sure was fun getting there and back along Jordan Creek.

Somebody actually spent some time on the creek croosing, removing the big rocks,
so it was smooth bottomed, and low water.
Good,... and bad (less excitement and less chance for ADV camera fun !!)

We hope you can attend the next ride, too, and I'm glad to hear you made something of the day, anyway
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:41 AM   #1032
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.......and it sure was fun getting there and back along Jordan Creek.

Somebody actually spent some time on the creek croosing, removing the big rocks,
so it was smooth bottomed, and low water.
Good,... and bad (less excitement and less chance for ADV camera fun !!).........
Loud Al:



Fuzzy shot of NoPo:



No Zoom shot of martinmenace:


Sorry I missed you crossing it, Dale
I got no other pics today at all, I'm hoping Loud Al will step up here, he snapped a few
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #1033
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Thanks for leading the ride, AJ. Your encyclopedic knowledge of all them back roads and routes sure comes in handy. We appreciate it.

Susi and I got back to Little John at about 4, with a big ol' nail stuck in my rear tire. No field repair needed, luckilly.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:09 PM   #1034
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Susi and I got back to Little John at about 4, with a big ol' nail stuck in my rear tire. No field repair needed, luckilly.
Sounds familiar.



I'm still wondering what the payback is going to be.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:27 PM   #1035
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Thanks for leading the ride, AJ. Your encyclopedic knowledge of all them back roads and routes sure comes in handy. We appreciate it.

Susi and I got back to Little John at about 4, with a big ol' nail stuck in my rear tire. No field repair needed, luckilly.
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Sounds familiar.



I'm still wondering what the payback is going to be.
Two good stories of "Got away with it !!"



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Sorry I did not get yer OC joke, Mort, I was PUI. I actually thought you were serious at the time.
Shoot, I shoulda known better, eh?
Today,..... I read it again,,,and, well,... I coulda thought of a muuuuch better response
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