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Old 08-26-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Andy's Steens Ride, Great time and Company

GS Steve on the Old Idaho-Oregon Highway
Andy, the leader of this mess, and the rest @ Mahogany Pass.

Steve and his GS

Barry's KLR

BDEFEN and the KLR with the trick electronic's

Halfway Al and the cleanest, literally, 640 adv.

Tri-cities Dave and his tricked out KTM

ARNO da-man

Al and the Dakar that likes to take naps and the bad ass 950 Al, too many Al's on this trip!
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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2nd Day

Switchback on Mahogany

Spaced out for the dust

Alvord Lake

Fields Diner/Motel/gas station-Sandy rocks

Frenchglen gathering hole

Steens Scenery


Nice trip-good job Andy and Byron
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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It'd have cost me three more days, but BigDog and I shoulda went west to the Steens. At least I have a good excuse to get back there....

Nice pics, Mike. Looks like that 990 and you are getting along well.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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Looks like a great ride.. thanks for the superb pics
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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Bent a front rim on this ride and had a rear flat. Both my fault, no big deal. I really like this 990 the more I ride it. The front forks are so dialed in, I can't wait to get the rear shock done.
It was a very interesting place to ride. Ton's of history and geology. The bs was pretty good too.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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More pics 'till you puke

AlinBeaverton and I headed out for Fields, OR friday morning from the Portland area. This is the first pic of the day at Warm Springs, OR. No, look carefully, I am not taking a pic of Al.


Hwy 20 heading towards Burns, OR


Instead of staying on Hwy 20 to Burns, we elect to go around it. I think this is County road 133.



Big Al and his retina-burning jacket. It is so we can find his body easily if we needed to



A fine pair of rear-ends if I've ever seen any



Come into our ADV campsite... if you dare!



There's no "beer" in teamwork!



Can you say "ATGATT"? What is this, an AC/DC stand-in?



Screw you, you FF's, I like this picture!



Yup, this is the cluster* that it looks like.



Notice the dust trails all the way to the base of the mountain.



And yeah, it's as hot as it looks, but not as hot as it could have been



Al's Dakar doing the nasty with a bush.



I think it's called "narcosleepy" or something like that.



More dust trails to the horizon



I could have stayed here for awhile



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"Ahhhhgggghhh! I think I just found my mind, and I don't like it!"



The bull didn't know what to make of us, and as long as he didn't make us perforated, that was fine with me.



While Andy, et al were patiently waiting for us at the next junction, the boys were having fun.





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Old 08-26-2007, 11:14 PM   #7
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More pic, part duh

The honest-to-god ghost town of Donner. This was the only house still standing, and of course it was the Mayor's house. Andy knew all about this place, so I'll let him describe it.




The road to Steen's Mountain.


Soon, we will be on top of that



We found this poor, bedraggled soul hitchhiking, so we gave him a ride to the top of the mountain, but there was no Guru there for him.






Duhhhhuuhhh, I already forgot



The view from atop Steen's Mtn.




If you have multiple monitors, this is a nice pic.





Our host, Andy, at a lookout.



Bigtime dinner here! Man, I'm still stuffed!



HellsAlien's new friend.


Thanks for putting this on, Andy! It rocked and you rock, thanks!
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:44 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, one more

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Old 08-26-2007, 11:55 PM   #9
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That is a mighty small parachute you have there drrags.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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That was a fun run!

Just over a thousand miles for me and the big black 950, no problemo.
Good company, grub and riding. Was good meet'in all'yall.
What a great place to blast around on a big dualsport.
Love those mountains & big spaces.
Thanks for posting up the pics.

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Old 08-27-2007, 10:45 AM   #11
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Nice ride guys! Here's another thread to check out if you're not tired of the Orygun desert:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244975
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:36 PM   #12
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Drrags and I slabed over from Portland. It was dam cold going over Mt Hood. After leaving Bend drrags now decides to strip off some layers.



The funny thing was that 2 miles down the road is a nice rest area with green grass.

This was our final destination. They have the best milkshakes I've ever had. Great people very friendly and helpful. We camped right next door to the store.



The only picture I took during the ride. I was too busy having fun.



View from a lookout point neer the top of Steens Mt.



On the way home 5 of us Andy, Dave, Matt, drrags, and I took the long way home. We stopped at Calimity Lookout.



Andy and Dave split off after this and the rest of us hit some more dirt on the way home. It was a great weekend and I hope to do it again next year.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:05 PM   #13
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nice - not too hot and plenty of blue sky huh?

we're headed out that-a-way on friday. cool shots btw, thanks for posting.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:16 PM   #14
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Great pics!

Looks like a lot of fun - that's a great DS area to ride in!
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:21 PM   #15
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Andy, Byron, it seems you two have yet pulled off another most excellent DS adventure through the out backs of your favorite playbround, SE OR. I am so sorry I could not join you but I did have my reasons.

I do believe you met some very interesting new folks all along. Mike I told you, you would have a great time on this ride!
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