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Old 08-15-2008, 07:32 AM   #31
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The crossing was cool...I will go watch it again sometime....


Been using Nikon D200s for a couple years....Some of these pics on this RR are from the handlebar mounted Canon G-3 powershot...




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Nice RR Buff! I've lived in oregon my whole life and never seen an actual fording of the river by a covered wagon!

What camera are you packing? the colors are great!
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:38 AM   #32
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Riding to the Coast.....Pictures posted in a couple days..

From Redmond we headed over to Albany, Oregon for a stop at a family reunion, and then on to the coast...The ride to the coast was a welcome change, as the temps on the coast were in the lower 60s and upper 50s..


We pick up the coast at Waldport and head for COOS BAY down the coast...


Great Day and ride....Can't post any pics from this motel, but will post in a couple days...


Leaving Tuesday for the ride East back to the great plains...



Today we are ridiing the Umqua River up to Crater Lake then back to Culver, OR....

More on Monday....
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:48 AM   #33
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Nice RR.

I grew up in Southern Idaho where you rode through. Nice country.

I heard they lost a mule this year at the crossing. Apparently the mule and rider got into a deep hole and instead of letting the mule go and swim out of it the rider tried to hold on to the reins. Mule panicked and drowned. Bummer.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:00 AM   #34
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Hey nice report BB and nice meeting you and Patty at Wanker's Corner!

Ride safe!
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:39 AM   #35
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #36
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Awesome ride

Great ride, hope you enjoyed I84 through the Gorge. I was out there yesterday, unfortunately in a cage though...

Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Oregon City area, I live about 5 minutes away from there in West Linn...

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Old 08-17-2008, 06:06 PM   #37
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You got the story correct...

Yes,

I was really pissed about the way that FF kept pulling the little over...The mule had recovered once and then got back in trouble again....Really to bad.

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Nice RR.

I grew up in Southern Idaho where you rode through. Nice country.

I heard they lost a mule this year at the crossing. Apparently the mule and rider got into a deep hole and instead of letting the mule go and swim out of it the rider tried to hold on to the reins. Mule panicked and drowned. Bummer.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #38
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Cowboy Up....

We need some pictures.......


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Old 08-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #39
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Thanks,

We had a great time and look forward to getting back more often...

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Hey nice report BB and nice meeting you and Patty at Wanker's Corner!

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Old 08-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #40
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I will be heading back up toward the Hood on my way back on Tuesday...Love that ride...

I will also be back in OC on Monday afternoon, and night...I it works maybe we can grab a pint somewhere in the evening....I'll pm you in the afternoon when we get there....Might work out..

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Great ride, hope you enjoyed I84 through the Gorge. I was out there yesterday, unfortunately in a cage though...

Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Oregon City area, I live about 5 minutes away from there in West Linn...

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Old 08-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #42
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I'm downloading, uploading, unloading, and loading..

Back in Oregon City, getting ready to hit the road east in the AM....

Standby for a few pics shortly.....

Great ride today....Met two really interesting fellows up on Mt. Hood ...

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Old 08-18-2008, 08:50 PM   #43
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Riding around in Oregon....

Using the bike for our main vehicle while on vacation was an idea that worked out great....

The weather in Oregon during our stay has been extremely......... hotter than shit...


Our plan was to spend time with relatives and do some sight seeing...

First, on the schedule, after getting the new bike bought, was to head from Portland over to Culver, OR...To get there we went thru Sandy and over the pass at MT. Hood.....

The ride across Hood down thru Warm Springs was very hot, but enjoyable. We flatlanders don't get to ride roads like this very often...




The trip over takes us about 2 1/2 hrs with a stop in Warm Springs for a cool drink...

We roll into Grandmas and she comes out to say hi.....



Several years ago I road out for her 90th birthday. I explained the proper way to address an adventure rider when you see them...



The view of Mt. Jefferson from just north of Culver, Oregon...The view of the cascades is one of the most beautiful in the country...

We spend some days with grandma, and I get out for a few rides around the area...The roads in central oregon are some of the best rides...One favorite, is from Bend, OR up Century Drive to MT.Bachelor and the Cascade Lakes Region...

The evening I took the ride was specifically for some photos of Sparks Lake....



Three Sisters and Broken Top.....



Sparks lake sits on the west side of Mt. Bachelor...Mt. Bachelor is a very popular Alpine and Nordic Ski Destination.. The lake is a popular spot to photograph...

I get to the lake just before dark and start looking for a spot to get a few pics....Just as I get ready....This FFgoes hauling ass by...About the time he clears the bike, I can here him get on the brakes....He turns around and comes back....Flips a 180 and pulls up next to me and the bike....Oh shit,,,,, "what sticker did I forget to buy" .



I give him the sign,,,, and we talk......



Turns out the nice officer is a brother...."Recon" ....Cool... we visit for a few and he tells me that he saw the ADV sticker, so he turned around....Its always nice to be on the same side as the law.....I expect he knows all the good roads in this neck of the woods....

He wishes me luck and goes back to work....I shoulda asked him for a headnet and some mosquito Spray...



I get to work feeding the moooosketos...

Looking at Broken Top to the North..





Next morning we are packed up again heading for the coast....Coos Bay, Oregon....But on the way we have a family reunion to stop at in Albany, OR...There we will link up with Uncle Ed, Jo Ann, Uncle Dean, and Aunt Kathy....They are riding with us to Coos Bay...


We leave Culver and take the back way thru Crooked River to Sisters....From there, we go up the Santy M pass, down to Detroit Lake and thru LYons to Albany....

Nice cool morning ride....



Little hazey,,,but who can pass that view up....."Sisters"



We get to the park in Albany.....Its on the river....We have some visiting and some chicken....

I go down to take a look at the river...It was a nice day for a picnic................."In the River"



NOT part of our Klan.....

OUr ride from Albany to the coast takes a few hours...We go thru Corvalis, west to Waldport...

Uncle Ed decides to take the lead.....and we ride.....



It warms up fast, these shaded roads were very nice..




Along about Tidewater, OREgon we come around a corner and the temps drop from about 90 degrees down to 60....Must be getting close to the coast..

On the coast at Waldport, we stop to get on some warmer clothes...The drive down the coast will be in fog and 50 degree temps...Nice....

Lots of love going on this ride.....Already....







The ride down the coast is always beautiful.....The slow go because of traffic is the only downer....

Takes us 2 1/2 hours to make the 82 miles to Coos Bay..



Rolled me some sevens on the ride down the coast...Shoulda gone to the Casino In Coos Bay...









We get to Coos Bay and head for a Banquet Honoring Uncle Eds Marshfield High Pirates football team...

The Team won three state championships in a row, from 1954 thru 1956...The 56 team also won the honor of top high school football team in the Nation....

While at the dinner I was impressed with the number of Alumni members who were world class and professional athletes....From Football to track, to tennis, to swimming, to basketball, to wrestling...The list of famous athletes from this small high school, was long.. Names like Steve Prefontain have grown to legends in this town and across the state and country...

"Once a pirate, always a pirate" "They never give an inch"

Part of being a Pirate is looking the part....Uncle Ed gives us his best impression of one...The secret is in the Bottle of Pirate Water.....



The ride back from the coast the next day, saw us taking the road east from Reedsport thru Drain, to Springfield...The drive along the Umqau River was top shelf, as are most rides coming inland from the ocean...From Springfield we follow the famous Mckenzie River...The road going east along the river was busy with drift boats and rubber boats...

Dungenes Crab Omelett.....MMMMMMMMM



One more dinner in Culver with Grandma, then on to Portland, were Patty will get back on a plane on Tuesday....

Overnight Storms have a much cooler and rainy morning waiting for us to ride back over Hood to Portland....We dawn the rain gear and hit the road...Traffic is light and the cooler temps, in the 60s are what we have been waiting for...

A quick goodbye to Mt.Jefferson and Central Oregon, over our shoulder....We'll be back soon......





With a short days ride over the mountain, we decide to make a stop at the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood....

The drive up the hill in the rain and fog was somewhat ironic, since the Movie "The Shining" with Jack was shot here several decades ago...



We approach the treeline and break out from the clouds...Wildflowers and sunshine, were both abundant when we reach the lodge...



The view up the mountain, and down the mountain was equally awesome....






While taking a break near the entrance of the Lodge I notice a guy, who looked like Ted Kizinski, the uni bomber..."Hello Sir, can you teach me how to build a bomb"?....

NOT really, I ask him if is on a Hike?

His name is Mercury...He is hiking the Pacific Rim Trail, from Mexico to Canada....This is his third time doing this 2,600 mile trek.....What I learned from him was this: He started north in early May. He hikes in New Balance walking shoes...On pair number four at present time...Know tent, just a tarp...Know cooking, just energy bars and mixed nuts and stuff like that..Has never filtered his drinking water....A long day walk for him is around 30 miles...He didn't bring a razor....



Mercury was coming off his longest distance in one day hike...Yesterday, he said, was a good day...A fellow trekker from Missouri, named Nimblewill Nomad, who had been somewhat chasing Mercury since may, finallycaught up with him around noon yesterday...The nimblewill, who is in his 70s was trying for a 50 plus mile day, and asked if Mercury wanted to try and make it all the way to Timberline...They trekked till 1130 pm and made it....54miles in one day for NW, and 50 miles for Mercury....

Didn't get to meet the nimble one... Makes me tired just talking about that...


Back on the bike and headed down the hill...I spot a 2002 GS near the Snowcat Sheds....So I pull up and talk to the guy next to the bike....

I enjoy having the time to stop and shoot the shit with people....Seems we are too busy to do that most days in our society...





This guy had an even more impressive story to tell.

His name is Rainer, (Rhiner) and he has not missed a day of Skiing since 1 Nov 2003....When he said that he was on this streak, I immediately knew who he was...

TWo years ago while skiing at Cooper Mountain Colorado, I read an article in the Cooper MOUntain Magazine about this Snowcat Driver who was on this record pace to keep skiing...The article had a pic of Rainer with a set of Skis mounted to a carrier on the GS...Story said when he got done at Cooper that he would be heading to South America so he could keep skiing...

Well hes like the Energizer Bunny...He's still going....Some eye popping numbers like 57,500,000 vertical feet skied so far...He said he trys to average 1,000,000 vertical feet a month...The distance would be like going from the top of Mt. Everast to Sea Level once a month...

On the road east in the morning.....Thinking........Columbia Gorge thru Lewiston and across Hwy 12 to the Bitteroot...

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:06 PM   #44
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I get to the lake just before dark and start looking for a spot to get a few pics....Just as I get ready....This FFgoes hauling ass by...About the time he clears the bike, I can here him get on the brakes....He turns around and comes back....Flips a 180 and pulls up next to me and the bike....Oh shit,,,,, "what sticker did I forget to buy" .



I give him the sign,,,, and we talk......

There he is! Our local Central Oregon ADV-Smoky-The-Bear Dude.

I've met him a few times out on the trails around here. Good guy...

By the way... great ride report Buffalo Bill!
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #45
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Nice Guy...

Yes....He was a nice guy.....

I'm gonna look some of you locals up on the next trip thru...

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There he is! Our local Central Oregon ADV-Smoky-The-Bear Dude.

I've met him a few times out on the trails around here. Good guy...

By the way... great ride report Buffalo Bill!
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