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Old 06-09-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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How I get to the lake

Most take the 4 lane to the Dam, but I have seen that a few times. So this is a 90 mile bit of the North Dakota for ya.

This is one of my favorite loops that goes from Bismarck ND. Up to lake Sacajawea, Garrison Dam. The place where i spent every weekend of my childhood, and where my Parents ashes are scattered, as will mine, tis a special place to me.

So 5 mls north of town i hit the dirt, my route will be county roads, section lines and the back of farmers fields. Lets get it on...



Some minimum maintenance bits.




Then back on the gravel marbles.




Ok now which way, both are fun but


But this way is a bit more fun.






Usually on the pegs and flying thru this bit.


Sure is greening up around here.








Then a bit of some slab, scenic highway 1804 the Lewy and Clark trail.


Well i better post this before i crash my browser, more to come..
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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How I get to the lake

Rained here today in the PNW, and looks like you had a good day for a ride.

Thanks for the report,
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Beer break over, na don't even drink but gotta fit in.
So i cross h-way 83 and head down some more marbles and remember a gravel pit i found a few years ago.

This could be trouble, last time i tried this my bike was loaded for a camping weekend and i didn't even make it to the top.


Shit made it up and back. Didnt want to stay long the doors to the shop were open so i made a quick exit.
[edit>..this was an abandoned many years ago when they resurfaced the Highway, and the shop door were open but empty.]


Then it was a short bit to the town of Washburn. Better put the camera away for a second.




So on my way into the big city of Washburn i was messin withe a vent zipper and the big cow got on the side slope and took off on it's own for a bit. Had to turn around and shoot this one for ya, hope you get a laugh, i pulled it out like a pro...not


Cowboys and cell phones, nut whats this world coming to.


Had to get outa this crazy city all this trafic is driving me nuts.


The new bazzilion dollar Lewis and Clark interpretive center, stop in give them your money and see all the cool stuff. Most of these shots are on the go so they are what they are, this bike has a thing that it does to my right wrist when i get on it, so not so much show and tell for the history buffs>sorry...


The dirt is just down the road but first there is this old rail that crosses this road and at the right speed flight is possible.


So these are some rando shots on my way to my little spot by the river for a break, so pic fest for a bit...








Down to my spot.




Time for a little rest ya know i did about 45 miles...
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:51 PM   #4
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Rained here today in the PNW, and looks like you had a good day for a ride.

Thanks for the report,
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Ok it was 2 days ago but i did do part of this backwards today, up h-way 1806 and back down 1804, sorta found some new places under the bridge at Washburn that i have never seen before, i might just throw a few of those at the end...

and your welcome...
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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Ah, one of the many coal fired power plants in this area. As a kid growing up here or skies were so blue, now on a early morning drive north on h-way 83 there hangs a long brown cloud and makes me a bit Sad.


This section of the Missouri river shore line between Bismarck(10 miles N. of town) and the Dam hasn't been completely raped yet, one of the few pure shore lines of the river. I so hope they don't screw this part up it is so great for paddling.


So farmer Ric was out putting in some corn down at my break spot.


Well lets go find the real spot of Fort Mandan, not the one they made to look like it back by town.


It's in the left side of the pic in the clearing.... ya somewhere down there.


Alright enough history channel lets get a move on to the lake or it will be dark on the way home, so more pic fest...







Couple mile short cut, dang the grass is getting tall.


Damn graders have been out , more marbles.


I sorta cut thru this farmers land, it's a section line and I've talked to him and got his approval. This is thee best section of river bottom and side hill farm land around it is so beautiful thru here.








I was gettin hungry and the cruchy bar in my bag wasn't gunna cut it, i know a spot, lets get a move on, all this frikin puttin along shit... brrapp...
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Ok lets try to finish this up... this is hard.. .. it's late and i am tired.

I found some chow, the place was packed.


Now to find a good spot to eat.




This should work.





Not so yummy, but i made it through part of it.


Some bike porn.




I sat and wattched the sun go behind the bluffs and started back.

The Coal Creek Station, a monster. One of the boilers blew up years back and man the pictures looked like a bomb went off... guess one did.


The big shovel from earlier in the day.


Thought i would get a shot of the HIDs, never took one before, just used the same camera settings as during the day.


So thats it no picture of the big lake, i will put some up when i finish the.. How i get back from the lake segment, on the other side of the river.

See ya out there somewhere maybe, and stay safe people.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:41 AM   #7
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nice pics,where???
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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nice pics,where???
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This is one of my favorite loops that goes from Bismarck ND. Up to lake Sacajawea, Garrison Dam.
I did put some text in there, it's not all images.
I will try to post a maps image when i get mapquest and google earth talking to each other.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:09 AM   #9
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remember a gravel pit i found a few years ago. Shit made it up and back. Didnt want to stay long the doors to the shop were open so i made a quick exit.
Nice pics and report but have a little respect from now on . I'm in the mining industry and we're constantly chasing idiots off our (fenced and locked) property. Not only is it a liability for you AND us, but trespassing is against the law. If you get caught I guarantee there will be charges pressed...just sayin.
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I certainly wish that my ride to the nearest water was as good as this one.

Thanks for the RR.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:57 AM   #11
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Nice pics and report but have a little respect from now on . I'm in the mining industry and we're constantly chasing idiots off our (fenced and locked) property. Not only is it a liability for you AND us, but trespassing is against the law. If you get caught I guarantee there will be charges pressed...just sayin.
Ya, well this was neither fenced or gated or posted, it was abandoned 4 years ago. My comment was for the story and just to bring out other other asshats, asshat...
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:10 PM   #12
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MSchu, thanks for taking a look at my ride. Around these parts the pits are every where, i bet i past 6 of these on my 90 mile ride. One was gated some might be posted but most aren't. I would certainly not go and rip up someones pit that was posted.

But the real problem is that friggin bike, it will make you do stuff you used to do when you were 25..
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #13
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Thanks for showing us your part of the country, Dusty. There aren't too many ride reports from ND and, being a little out of the way as it is, not much chance for me to get to see much of it. It does look quite inviting though!
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Nice pics and report but have a little respect from now on . I'm in the mining industry and we're constantly chasing idiots off our (fenced and locked) property. Not only is it a liability for you AND us, but trespassing is against the law. If you get caught I guarantee there will be charges pressed...just sayin.
MSchu, you would be advised to notice that there are rules around here too.
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