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Old 05-22-2007, 10:19 AM   #16
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navigational error by the riders, not the ride leader!

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....... but the problem is, two guys from Renton sure don't know where the heck Four Corners is (it's about two miles south of Alfalfa, Oregon as we found out) and Greg's instructions about turning right at the first sage brush past the four way intersection wasn't much help
Point of clarification here. Greg's instructions were spot-on and when we *followed* them, we found the staging area easily. It was when we tried to use our maps and gps to navigate there, we got lost. Apparently the roads aren't exactly as represented on the maps. Not the first time GPS has led me astray... never trust a machine!

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Old 05-22-2007, 10:52 AM   #17
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Great write-up and pics!!!

Can we get actual GPS tracks maybe pleeeze???
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:45 AM   #18
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Point of clarification here. Greg's instructions were spot-on and when we *followed* them, we found the staging area easily. It was when we tried to use our maps and gps to navigate there, we got lost. Apparently the roads aren't exactly as represented on the maps. Not the first time GPS has led me astray... never trust a machine!

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The problem was not with Greg's instructions nor the GPS (I trust mine; it got me through 975 miles of OBDR route 5 just fine without having to stop every 10 miles and pull out the paper maps) but the real issue came down communication and human input (as is usually the case) because I had misunderstood you when you told me which intersections to mark on the GPS as the waypoint.

But heck, we found the place, out in the middle of the desert, 335 miles from home.. and were only a few minutes late
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:44 PM   #19
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Great ride report!

but... pure torture as I'm still healing up a foot surgery that has been keeping me from riding for 3 weeks and also waiting and waiting for my 990S to arrive... so that I can promptly take it offroad I plan on getting all the frame and engine guards I can think of (and afford) right off the bat in preparation for our wonderful but rocky PNW!

Hmm, maybe I can cram my foot into a boot..hmmmm
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:50 PM   #20
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Great ride report!

but... pure torture as I'm still healing up a foot surgery that has been keeping me from riding for 3 weeks and also waiting and waiting for my 990S to arrive... so that I can promptly take it offroad I plan on getting all the frame and engine guards I can think of (and afford) right off the bat in preparation for our wonderful but rocky PNW!

Hmm, maybe I can cram my foot into a boot..hmmmm
Hang in there Clif.. yeah, I would recommend getting both the crash guards and the CF tank guards if you have any budget left after picking it up from the dealer that is one thing I am scared to death of; puncturing one of those $1200 tanks
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:21 PM   #21
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Great write-up and pics!!!

Can we get actual GPS tracks maybe pleeeze???
Email me and I'll send it to you.
info@highdesertadventures.net
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:19 AM   #22
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Day 2- "longer and faster"

I don't have a lot of photos from this ride and the ones I have aren't that good. I had the camera set wrong. I really shouldn't be allowed to work with High Tech stuff!

On the Green Mtn trail. Here's Aaron:


Rob



Matt- Note the desert tank on the BRP. Even full of fuel, it didn't slow him down railing through the tight sections on this trail.



John on the other BRP



Greg- sorry about the blur, but he was moving so fast



After the trail (and it was a nice one!) we stopped by Stein's Pillar



Then it was on to Brothers for lunch. Where I snapped this photo of two members of the Orange Gang waiting to rob the next stage coach! Thats Jack there on the right.




From there we made dust trails across the desert to Pine Mountain






After reaching the top of Pine Mountain, we headed back to town.


Another great ride! Thanks for organizing it Greg! Aaaron, Matt, John, Jack- it was great meeting you guys, thanks for showing us around your backyard. I hope you invite us back for another ride!

By the way, the people of Central Oregon are great. The people we met in stores and restaraunts were always friendly, even when we were in riding gear. The host at the Deschuttes Brew pub saw we had helmets and made sure we were seated at a low table with chairs instead of bar stools because he thought that would be more comfortable if we had been riding all day. I definitely will be back to visit this area soon!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:21 AM   #23
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Great ride reports guys! I look forward to joining you next time. I'll have to bring my big beast out and get her dirty!!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:34 AM   #24
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Fantastic report! After seeing the pictures people are going to want to plan a vacation around those trails. Great trails....great views!
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:31 PM   #25
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Hey Brent - good job on the shots. It's hard to get the right action with the digi but you did well. How about those tracks in the bottom country around Pine mt? Is that the best soil or what?
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:23 AM   #26
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Great report and pics! Thanks for posting. I'll be out there soon and am looking forward to it.

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