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Old 12-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #1336
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #1337
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Bryce, not to hijack a WABDR thread, but since UTBDR has come up ... your thoughts about its sandy segments and a big bike like a Super Ten.? You know me 'n sand ... ugh. I struggled on my KLR, as always, on those beachy segments north of Moab.
I'm still new to the S10 but what about deflating the tires to say...25 psi for the sand? I've heard this makes all the difference.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #1338
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I'm still new to the S10 but what about deflating the tires to say...25 psi for the sand? I've heard this makes all the difference.
Tire pressure is relevant to the bike and terrain. 25 might be good for one bike, but not another. For deep sand, go as low as you can go for YOUR bike.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #1339
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lol... "Life is what happens while you are making plans." Headed out that way on the KTM earlier and froze my tookus off before I hit Orondo so turned around. Might drag the other half up to Chelan Butte for some pheasant chasing this weekend and come see you.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:34 PM   #1340
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I aborted the route last year with a broken rib or two, and my wife was not interested in continuing. I want to try it again (or at least a significant portion of it - say Sections 2 through 5 - next summer, probably as soon as the snow melts out in late July. Last time I took my heavily burdened R1200GS - next time I'll either be on a lightly-loaded F650 Dakar, or an even more lightly-loaded Husaberg FE390, anticipating much more fun with either than with the pig.

None of my friends or family will be interested in going this time, so it would be great to get a group together.
DeFens... I'm very interested in joinng a group for next summer... I'd be on F800GS and I'm just up the hill from you in Mill Creek. PM me if you're interested in doin some planning and/or getting out for ride.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #1341
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OBDR vs. WABDR

Yes in reply to that awesome photo, Oregon has great things to view, but I think it was the long gravely sections with no views that stuck out for me. Probably a ratio of views to miles that is lower on the ORBDR than the WABDR. Both routes should be ridden by PNW folks and compared. Both are fun - the Oregon trip takes more time for sure. The Blue Mountains were stunning!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #1342
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Bryce, not to hijack a WABDR thread, but since UTBDR has come up ... your thoughts about its sandy segments and a big bike like a Super Ten.? You know me 'n sand ... ugh. I struggled on my KLR, as always, on those beachy segments north of Moab.
Hey Tony, just a quick note and we'll keep this thread to WA. Yes your KLR was a bugger in the sand on the COBDR. I think you'll be fine on the UTBDR. We did a good job to avoid long stretches of loose sand. The worst is in Comb Wash after coming down off of Cedar Mesa. There are probably other small sections I'm forgetting but nothing else that compares to that deep section in Colorado. Deep knobbies plus strong throttle is the key. Low tire pressure helps but these sections are short and rocks are a plenty on all BDR's so I say don't lower pressure.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #1343
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Heli's are not that dangerous.
That is because they are so ugly that most of the time the earth repels them







(actually they are cool, but us fixed wing guys just can't help it )
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #1344
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #1345
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Eh? Photo

Just a side note here but the photo that you guys are talking about is not in Oregon! It's in Washington, Takhlakh lake on the WABDR looking Southwest at Mt Adams and Adams Glacier.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #1346
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Good catch. Washington it was. Close to the border anyway. That's the problem with these mega mile trips. Some of them all run together and it's hard to recall where every photo was taken. Who h is why I have t started the rr yet. Still sorting them. Thanks Craig


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Old 12-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #1347
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Sound good - I would like to meet some folks for a bit of planning, after the holidays.


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Old 12-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #1348
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Just a side note here but the photo that you guys are talking about is not in Oregon! It's in Washington, Takhlakh lake on the WABDR looking Southwest at Mt Adams and Adams Glacier.....
I almost camped there but stayed at Peterson Prairie instead. Good choice on my part with many campers wearing mosquito hats and netting. It did not look like fun!

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #1349
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Just a side note here but the photo that you guys are talking about is not in Oregon! It's in Washington, Takhlakh lake on the WABDR looking Southwest at Mt Adams and Adams Glacier.....
Now that is funny for sure. Thanks Craig. I glanced at it and it reminded me of a photo I have of Bachelor, but looking at it now with the massive Glacier it is clear. What's even funnier is that I should know Adams as I have climbed it twice from the north ridge. Jeez. Anyway... Bottom line is that both WA and OR have awesome volcanoes, lakes, and other sites to see. I hope many people get to ride both routes and compare. Then I hope they venture out to do the UTBDR and the COBDR - both are excellent routes to say the least. Next on our plate for 2013 and 1014 are ID and AZ so those will hopefully be ready by the time everyone gets the first four done!

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #1350
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I almost camped there but stayed at Peterson Prairie instead. Good choice on my part with many campers wearing mosquito hats and netting. It did not look like fun!

TONY

I'm planning to ride the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route at the end of September (2013). Are mosquitoes going to be problem this time of year? If so is there a time of year that's better to go?
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