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Old 07-17-2010, 09:06 PM   #16
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Got up early this morning and headed home, I wanted to beat the heat.

I took forest service roads to Starky and the picked up I84 for the sprint home.

I still have a few more pictures to post and then this ride is, "in the can".

This was my first outing on the 650GS and I'm favorably impressed; the fuel economy was spectacular averaging over 66 miles per gallon, with the best fuel mileage for a single tank exceeding 76 mpg.



It was really cool almost cold this morning-the streams were steaming in the cold morning air, and I was glad to have heated grips since my only gloves were a set of summer armored kelvars.





I still have a few more pictures from this ride to post for the dredge and the town of Sumpter. So please check back early next week for some updates to this report.



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The River Dredge:


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Old 07-20-2010, 03:31 PM   #17
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Thumb Looks like a nice ride.

I will have to put Sumpter on the destination list. Looks like there are several side trips one can take. Thank you for the report!
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #18
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Great RR. I am going to have to see that part of our great country.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:30 AM   #19
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I will have to put Sumpter on the destination list. Looks like there are several side trips one can take. Thank you for the report!
The OBDR runs by Sumpter. I posted a link below that will provide some additional information. Also I will try to locate a link to HodakaGuy, this gentleman is well versed in the area and has traveled the OBDR and knows the route and area very well, and has done some excellent ride reports.

Lake Grande Rhonde (Anthony Lakes Area):


http://www.soundrider.com/archive/ri...very_route.htm



I'm hoping to ride the OBDR solo someday.

There's lots to see and do around Sumpter and the town has adequate services. While I was there a group of three riders pulled into the motel to get cleaned up they were northbound on the OBDR their destination was Tollgate Oregon where they were going to be picked up.

There are two local organizations that provide free riding maps for ATVs, Motorcycles, and Skidoos.


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PS: I recently ordered a wall tent which I plan to use as a base camp for riding---- the tent is 10x14 and has a pellet stove. It fits into my cargo trailer along with the bike and riding gear. Cheaper than motels and about as comfortable. The pellet stove extends my camping season by several months March-October. I can camp in weather that you really don't want to ride in.

Link to Hodakaguy's RR:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503392/

Picture of My Base Camp Tent:
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:37 AM   #20
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What a great ride. Fantastic pics too. Makes me want to head out to your neck of the woods
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #21
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Nice report and pics. I have not had an opportunity to explore Oregon, but you are whetting the appetite for a visit. Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:13 AM   #22
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Area looks really fun! Thanks for the pictures Hope to get there someday soon.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:29 PM   #23
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Some Additional Pictures From Trip

Here are some additional photos from the trip off my other camera. I had to convert the files before I could post them.

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1. Some additional pictures of the dredge at Sumpter





2. Sumpter Museum



3. Motel designed to look like a fort in the town of Sumpter (Fort Sumpter? )



4. Whitney, Oregon (road sign and old building)





5. If you like burgers you will like the Elkhorn Saloon with over 42 different kinds of burgers on their menu OR better known as "Burgers, Burgers, Burgers,"



6. View of the Elkhorn Ridge of the Blue Mountains from the Baker Valley.

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