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Old 08-31-2011, 10:02 PM   #1501
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I have the gps tracks; you follow me.
Oh come on, whats the worst that can happen?


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That's why I said "8am-ish"... you can have an extra 12 minutes Tom, then we ride.
All I need to do is slow you down the night before.....................with the Teapot

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meh. thats what zip together sleeping bags are for. :wink
Damnit...................I thought I would be the one to snuggle with Rubber Cow
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:19 PM   #1502
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Don't forget your warm skivvies!
The National Weather Service issued the freezing weather watch Wednesday morning, warning of a "very cold Wednesday night in central Oregon."

The meteorologists say mostly clear skies and light winds mean "strong radiational cooling."

Translation: A freak night of freezing temperatures in August.

The warning covers the east slopes of the Oregon Cascades, including the cities of Bend, La Pine and Sunriver. The warning starts at 1 a.m. Thursday and will remain until 9 a.m.

Folks living just south of Bend will see lows in the upper 20s. People living in Bend, Madras and Redmond will see temperatures from 30 to 32 degrees.
This warning is for tonight, right now. It's cold here in the San Juan islands too, maybe 55.

I've just checked the next weeks forecast, between here and Bend. It looks bad, if you're a slug.

So bad that I am planning to leave Saturday, yes, day after tomorrow. I am a poor navigator. I will start this trip by driving 150 miles the wrong direction, Poor me.

there's a ride report forming in my head, and my camera is going on the fritz, so I have no problem learning how to shoot while driving.

See y'all shortly bobo
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:46 PM   #1503
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:14 PM   #1504
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Yep. Leaving Thursday morning.
Anyone that wants to (Drtyfun, asrvivor,...?) can stay on my lawn Wednesday evening,
have a nice BBQ & drinks around our firepit,
a shower in the morning,
and leave Hood River area Thursday morning with me.
I'm taking the dirty route.

Where are you all staying Thursday night?
I just arrived in Oregon yesterday from Hawaii, went to lunch with my brother, then went to check out and buy a bike. It all happened so fast! Anyway, so now I have a xt250
I'll be riding from Warm Springs area Friday unless it makes sense to meet some of you somewhere on Thursday.
I don't like all the pavement it looks like I'll have to ride down to Tumalo, but so far the only detailed maps I have are of the oohva route 3, so I may have to stick to pavement unless I find some good maps around here... or a great memory and google maps! I don't have a GPS either... don't really need those in Hawaii.
Just been catching up here since I didn't get to sign on since Monday! Exciting :)
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:29 PM   #1505
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Okay FF's, here it is, the first actual semi-organized ride plan:

Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2011
brad21's Christmas Valley loop
Distance: about 200 miles
Bikes: DS (would prefer small DS bikes)
Departure: 8am-ish

The gist: leave Rancho Wachs' early, head south, stops in the East Fort Rock OHV area, Derrick Cave, "the world's biggest Juniper tree", Crack in the Ground, Green Mtn., gas and food in Christmas Valley. Possible side trip to the CV sand dunes and the Lost Forest, Fort Rock, Hole in the Ground, time/weather permitting. Pace will be "spirited" and smaller DS bikes would be best. KTM 950's okay, but the "big" Bimmers should plan on opting out of this one.

I will attach a Garmin file with tracks when I get home this afternoon. Please download it to your GPS's.





This sounds like a fun option. I don't have a GPS though and don't want to be a pain in someone's okole. Also not sure of my riding level and how technical the trails are. I'm really comfortable off road but not the most exeperienced in really technical situations. But I like single track. Maybe I'll get a better impression in the coming days as I ride my new bike (it's even more comfy and manuverable than my tw) Yippee!!!

Can you somehow rate this ride? easy to totally advanced?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:34 AM   #1506
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This warning is for tonight, right now. It's cold here in the San Juan islands too, maybe 55.

I've just checked the next weeks forecast, between here and Bend. It looks bad, if you're a slug.

So bad that I am planning to leave Saturday, yes, day after tomorrow. I am a poor navigator. I will start this trip by driving 150 miles the wrong direction, Poor me.

there's a ride report forming in my head, and my camera is going on the fritz, so I have no problem learning how to shoot while driving.

See y'all shortly bobo
Great to see a good forecast. I leave from Woodinville, possibly Tuesday, and will mosey on down on small roads via Mt. Rainier, St. Helens, Mt. Hood, possibly Crater Lake, and then find my way to Tumalo. Stoked!
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:27 AM   #1507
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I anticipate my rear TKC will look like that front tire on the Yammi by the time I get to Tumalo.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #1508
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Damnit...................I thought I would be the one to snuggle with Rubber Cow
Shave first....and we'll talk about it....
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:05 AM   #1509
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Where are you all staying Thursday night?
I just arrived in Oregon yesterday from Hawaii, went to lunch with my brother, then went to check out and buy a bike. It all happened so fast! Anyway, so now I have a xt250
I'll be riding from Warm Springs area Friday unless it makes sense to meet some of you somewhere on Thursday.
I don't like all the pavement it looks like I'll have to ride down to Tumalo, but so far the only detailed maps I have are of the oohva route 3, so I may have to stick to pavement unless I find some good maps around here... or a great memory and google maps! I don't have a GPS either... don't really need those in Hawaii.
Just been catching up here since I didn't get to sign on since Monday! Exciting :)
You do realize that the actual event isn't until next weekend......right?!
A man could get into a heap of trouble on a bike in this part of the world...there are trails that will call you in and smack you down....and pack a knife so that you can defend yourself when the coyotes come to try and claim what's left of you!
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #1510
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Oh come on, whats the worst that can happen?

Actually not sure how much riding I'll get to do; kinda F'd up my knee yesterday on a ride. Hopefully it will be better by then.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:53 AM   #1511
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This sounds like a fun option. I don't have a GPS though and don't want to be a pain in someone's okole. Also not sure of my riding level and how technical the trails are. I'm really comfortable off road but not the most exeperienced in really technical situations. But I like single track. Maybe I'll get a better impression in the coming days as I ride my new bike (it's even more comfy and manuverable than my tw) Yippee!!!

Can you somehow rate this ride? easy to totally advanced?
There's not much technicality to it, but most of it can be ridden fast. Ideally I'd like to have a somewhat skilled group that doesn't require a lot of waiting for riders at each turn. It's a big ride, less waiting=more ground covered and more sights to see. In other words if you consider yourself a novice rider and don't like going much above 40mph off-road this ride may not be for you.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #1512
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Actually not sure how much riding I'll get to do; kinda F'd up my knee yesterday on a ride. Hopefully it will be better by then.
Ice religiously, 20 on, 40 off. And leave your purse at home.

(seriously, heal up quick, we gots some ridin' to do podner!)
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:08 AM   #1513
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There's not much technicality to it, but most of it can be ridden fast. Ideally I'd like to have a somewhat skilled group that doesn't require a lot of waiting for riders at each turn. It's a big ride, less waiting=more ground covered and more sights to see. In other words if you consider yourself a novice rider and don't like going much above 40mph off-road this ride may not be for you.
Sounds XRR fantabulous.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:28 AM   #1514
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Ice religiously, 20 on, 40 off. And leave your purse at home.

(seriously, heal up quick, we gots some ridin' to do podner!)
I'll try!

So about 100 mile fuel range needed? Still debating on which tank to put on the bike.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #1515
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I'll try!

So about 100 mile fuel range needed? Still debating on which tank to put on the bike.
Well, we only have the one fuel stop and it's about 100 miles from casa de Wachs. However, if we decide to explore a little after leaving Christmas Valley we could easily push up to 250 miles total for the day, just depends on what kind of group we end up with. And if we decide to F around in the sand dunes well then all bets are off...
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